It has been a true honor to serve Urantia Association for the last eight years. I have been blessed to help guide this group of global, loving, God-seeking people as they have come together for the common purpose of sharing an epochal revelation. Right now, I am reminded of a Raymond Carver poem about a spring of water that gradually grows into a river … read more of President’s Message – March 2021.
Towards Cosmic Citizenship… Your Time Has Come! Due to the pandemic, unfortunately you won’t be able to come to Cusco, Peru but Cusco can come to you in your homes via a virtual unforgettable experience. Don’t miss this upcoming 11th Urantia Association International Conference on 24 – 25 April 2021. Uniting continents, we will have … read more of Update – 11th Urantia Association Conference – A Virtual Experience.
As the Coronavirus lingers—keeping many of us locked down in isolation—we felt it was time to bring our Urantia Book reader community together again to nourish our souls and discuss our favorite book. Another incredible 24-hour virtual event was held over the weekend of 24 – 25 January where we enjoyed presentations from around the world and engaged in stimulating discussions. With Faith, Joy, and Peace being our topics of focus, this experience was spiritually uplifting and … read more of Fourth 24-hour Urantiathon – Faith, Joy, and Peace.
Along the same lines as the previous 24-hour Urantiathons, Urantia Association International hosted Iberoamerican Urantiathon on 28 – 29 November, 2020. This time the webinars were presented in Spanish and Portuguese with simultaneous translations into English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The program featured 19 hour-long presentations offered by students from Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Ecuador, USA, Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, and … read more of Iberoamerican Urantiathon.
Interview with Isabel Reinoso Manrique, President of Urantia Association Colombia Isabel, what new project are you considering for this time of “pandemic?” Because of the obligatory lock-down, we set out to organize virtual study groups. I learned a lot of new technology with great results. Originally, I had a single study group and now I have seven virtual study groups during the week, and every Friday at 7:00pm I … read more of Spiritualizing Everyday Life.
After more than 15 months without being able to meet, we wondered if it would be possible to create the proper atmosphere in an online retreat. The four of us, the Daughters of God, had to do the experiment first, and assess the possible discomfort or technical difficulties before gathering a small group in “the cloud!” With a touch of this new retreat experience on Zoom, and more preparation … read more of Dancing with God – Living in Love in Trying Times Online Retreat.
The Teaching The secret of his unparalleled life was this consciousness of the presence of God; and he attained it by intelligent prayer and sincere worship—unbroken communion with God—and not by leadings, voices, visions, or extraordinary religious practices. [Paper 196.0, page 2089.0] The Takeaway The consciousness of the presence of God is the secret of the most unparalleled religious life that was … read more of Focus on the Father – Stop Resisting.
The Urantia Book encourages us to be creative in the way we share our understanding of truth. And the number of study aids and derivative works produced by creative and imaginative students of the book is staggering. Rick (or Richard) Warren, long time student and scholar of The Urantia Book and loyal supporter of Urantia Association International, is a prolific writer of novels that classify as “derivative works” of the Urantia revelation. Rick served on the Association’s ISB as Dissemination Chair … read more of Derivative Works – Novels by Rick Warren.
In December, members of the International Representative Council (IRC) met to conduct elections for several International Service Board (ISB) positions that are currently held by members whose terms are due to expire 1 April 2021 (Officer terms on the ISB are for four years and members may serve for a maximum of two terms). The two positions of President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) held by Chris … read more of International Service Board News.