Le Symposium sur les cultures du monde

Le Symposium sur les cultures du monde est un évènement unique, parrainé par le Comité d’éducation de la Fondation Urantia et se déroulera du 11 au 15 avril prochain dans leurs bureaux à Chicago.

Cette rencontre de cinq jours réunira une douzaine d’étudiants venant des quatre coins du globe et partageant leur présentation sur le paysage culturel de leur pays lié au développement religieux et social. De nombreux aspects de la culture passée, présente et future ainsi que leurs incidences sur les perspectives de diffusion et de progrès du Livre d’Urantia seront partagés.

Parmi les nombreuses présentations à l’horaire, Line St-Pierre, présidente de l’Association Urantia du Québec, fut invitée pour représenter le Canada.

Pour connaître l’horaire en direct de ces multiples présentations et en consulter l’agenda, rendez vous  sur le site Ustream en cliquant sur ce lien :

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/5XYGg5rDqWB  section UPCOMING.

Les présentations seront faites en anglais et pourront être visionnées en différé si vous ne pouvez les regarder en direct.

Gaétan G.Charland
Comité des groupes d’étude

 

 

 

WHAT’S NEW!

-Greetings Brothers and Sisters!

To the Enlightened Spiritual Brotherhood

This year’s Remembrance Supper is just a couple of days away. We hope you plan on commemorating this important event, honoring the request of our Sovereign to ‘do this in remembrance of him.’ (UB 179:5.9)

We at TheChristExperiment are in complete solidarity with all lovers of Michael who willingly subject themselves to his will and choose to commune with him on this special evening. We commemorate this event as a united family, not only for Michael who chose us as his bestowal planet, but also for the Divine Minister and all her myriads of children who support us.

We do this for Machiventa Melchizedek, our vicegerent Prince, as he watchers over Michael’s home planet. We do this for the Four and Twenty who are tasked with the oversight of the rebellion-torn worlds, and for Lanaforge as he works to unite his system and realign it with the Paradise circuits.

We do this for the Archangels who selected our planet to establish their headquarters, the angels of the churches who direct us, and the Magisterial Sons who visit to see how we are progressing. We do this for the Teacher Sons who watch and plan for the time when we will be ready for their ministry.

We do this for all the Midwayers who care for us and our planet, and the Revelatory Commission that meticulously revealed all of this unknown reality. And, of course, we do this for our great unmatched ineffable Grand Father of All.

It would seem that no other ritual that we Urantians could engage in would draw to our planet more celestial interest than this commemoration. What could be more interesting than to witness the progress of Michael’s ministry on the “World of the Cross.” And what better evening than the anniversary of ‘the only ceremony or sacrament associated with Jesus’ whole life mission.’ (UB 179:5.4)

As you participate in the reenactment of the Remembrance Supper, keep these things in mind. Know that you will not be commemorating alone. We are promised that when two or more are gathered together in Jesus’ name, he is present by means of the Spirit of Truth. That is the guarantee. But let us not forget that he is also present when there is only one person if that person invites him.

So however you will be commemorating this year, whether in a group or alone, be sure to invite Michael to commune with you, and know with your eyes of faith that he is present. But also know that the entire universe of Nebadon is with us in spirit, and some will be with us in person.

To put you in the right frame of mind, please take a look at our Remembrance Supper Videos:

Alone in Gethsemane

Paper 179 – The Last SupperPaper

180 – The Farewell Discourse

Paper 181 – Final Admonitions

And have a wonderful evening!

Your Brothers at
TheChristExperiment.org

 

Gathering at Wallowa Lake

Upcoming Mini Conference

Oregon Conference
September 6-9, 2018

Urantian Communities Northwest (UCNOW) is excited to announce that we’re hosting a regional conference next summer in Oregon. UCNOW is a ‘super-regional’ non-affiliated organization that was formed to better serve and support The Urantia Book readership of Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Although our community focus is within that region, we are inviting our extended family to join us in a deepening of Relationships. We will gather at a retreat center in the remote northeastern corner of Oregon — beautifully situated at the base of the Wallowa Mountains. Together we’ll explore this natural wonderland while growing eternal relationships with each other and within our inner-spiritual lives.

Title: 2018 Gathering at Wallowa Lake

Theme: Growing Eternal Relationships: Reaching In, Reaching Up, Reaching Out

Location: Wallowa Lake Camp ~ Joseph, Oregon

More Info:  Contact us at 6049706901

Personal Spiritual Growth:  Connecting deeper with God

Welcome to our third gathering, May 25-28th, 2018 where we will focus on conscious partnership with God so that we may more fully and successfully partner with Jesus in His request to proclaim the gospel.  Tom Choquette and Susan Cook are dedicated to providing a space for all of you to grow more deeply in spirit. It’s our pleasure to serve you by making this gathering happen. We invite anyone who feels that nudge to dance more fully with Spirit.

There is nothing more important in our earthly career than growing spiritually. While here, we get an incredible amount of help if we will accept it. You are invited to our gathering over Memorial Day weekend to delve in and explore deeply how to grow closer to our Father and grow more spiritually attuned.

We will be doing this in one of the most beautiful places on our planet.   We’ll be learning together on the Salish Sea, near an old growth forest where we’ll be able to commune with our Father and walk the beaches. The point of this gathering is connecting deeper with God while growing a stronger community!

117:6.8   We all too often forget that God is the greatest experience in human existence… When we search for God, we are searching for everything. When we find God, we have found everything. The search for God is the unstinted bestowal of love attended by amazing discoveries of new and greater love to be bestowed.

It is possible to find and personally know God during this life, we do not have to wait.

1:1.2   The affectionate dedication of the human will to the doing of the Father’s will is our choicest gift to God; in fact, such a consecration of creature will constitutes our only possible gift of true value to the Paradise Father.

We’ll talk about this, a lot. We’ll share our own experience and insights into how we can most effectively turn our will over to our Father.

117.4.14   When we consecrate our will to the doing of the Father’s will, when we give God all that we have, then does he make us more than we are.

What an incredible promise.  God will make us more than we are when we are aligned with him.  What does that look like and how can we better do this?  What guidelines and clues do we find in our revelation that will help us grow spiritually in our own unique, God inspired way?

We know it’s possible to personally know and grow with Spirit intimately entwined in our lives. The purpose of our upcoming gathering is to explore this fact.

Please join us as we grow into more beautiful beings and partner with Spirit so that we will more fully be lead into the heart of God and experience God our Father into our minds and hearts.

At the end of this invitation is a list of quotes that we will study in a small group format and then share with the larger group.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Cook at solonia@juno.com or 816-716-0330

Fort Casey on beautiful Whidbey Island sits on the Salish Sea and is overlooked by the Olympic mountain range. The spectacular views are breathtaking. We are able to accept 50 registrations. The housing situation is this: 4 houses with 4 bedrooms with twin beds, one bathroom and a living and kitchen area. These houses are very comfortable. But – we have only four.

We have also secured a refurbished bunk house. This bunk house has two floors and Women and Men’s baths and showers on each floor. These are all shared. Each bedroom has two twin beds, a dresser and clothing rods to hang your clothes. They are quite comfortable. Each floor also has a sitting area and deck with a view of the sea.

Click on this link http://tsquest.org/registration-form/  (or copy and paste) to register, pay and secure your accommodations. Space is very limited.

Personal Spiritual Growth:  Connecting deeper with God

Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28th, 2018 at beautiful Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, Washington, USA. We do recommend you stay a day or two after the conference to enjoy the beauty of the area. Camping is plentiful.

You will fly into SeaTac (Seattle airport) take an island shuttle and we will pick you up. You can make reservations here https://www.seatacshuttle.com/reservations_1.php

Quotes to ponder:

196:3.34   The great challenge to God’s children is to achieve better communication with the divine Monitor that dwells within the human mind.

146:3.6   While you cannot observe the divine spirit at work in your minds, there is a practical method of discovering the degree to which you have yielded the control of your soul powers to the teaching and guidance of this indwelling spirit of the heavenly Father, and that is the degree of your love for all God’s children.

100:2.1   Spiritual development depends, first, on the maintenance of a living spiritual connection with true spiritual forces and, second, on the continuous bearing of spiritual fruit: yielding the ministry to one’s brothers and sisters of that which has been received from one’s spiritual benefactors.

100:4.6   It is not so important to love all people today as it is that each day you learn to love one more person. If each day or each week you achieve an understanding of one more person, and if this is the limit of your ability, then you are certainly socializing and truly spiritualizing your personality.

192:2.1   Devote your life to proving that love is the greatest thing in the world. It is the love of God that impels us to seek salvation. Love is the ancestor of all spiritual goodness, the essence of the true and the beautiful.

117:6.10    All true love is from God, and we receive the divine affection as we ourselves bestow this love upon each other. Love is dynamic. It can never be captured; it is alive, free, thrilling, and always moving. We can never take the love of the Father and imprison it within our heart. The Father’s love can become real to us only by passing through our personality as we in turn bestows this love upon our all people.

195:10.1   What is now most needed is Jesus.  The world needs to see Jesus living again on earth in the experience of spirit‑born mortals who effectively reveal the Master to all.

196:1.3   To « follow Jesus » means to personally share his religious faith and to enter into the spirit of the Master’s life of unselfish service for humankind.

196:1.3   Of all human knowledge, that which is of greatest value is to know the religious life of Jesus and how he lived it.

178:1.11   Let all humankind benefit from the overflow of your loving spiritual ministry, enlightening intellectual communion, and uplifting social service; but none of these humanitarian labors, nor all of them, should be permitted to take the place of proclaiming the gospel.

 

Congrès international 2018, mise à jour

Karen Huigsloot, Pays-Bas

Congrès de l’Association Urantia Internationale aux Pays-Bas du 12 au 15 avril 2018

Jésus en tant qu’enseignant: êtes-vous prêt à vivre ses enseignements au 21e siècle ?

Comment Jésus s’est-il développé en tant que véritable enseignant ? Quelles méthodes a-t-il appliquées, à cette époque et maintenant ? Et quelles sont les leçons les plus importantes qu’il a voulu nous apprendre pour que nous, comme nous pouvons le lire dans le fascicule 195, nous développions en tant que nouveaux dirigeants ? Des hommes et des femmes spirituels, faisant entièrement confiance à l’enseignement de Jésus.

Mais le christianisme paganisé et socialisé a besoin d’un nouveau contact avec les enseignements sans compromis de Jésus ; il languit faute d’une vision neuve de la vie du Maitre sur terre. Une révélation nouvelle et plus complète de la religion de Jésus est destinée à triompher d’un empire de laïcisme matérialiste et à renverser un courant mondial de naturalisme mécaniste. Urantia frémit maintenant au bord même d’une de ses époques les plus stupéfiantes et passionnantes de rajustement social, de stimulation morale et d’illumination spirituelle. [Fascicule 195 : 9,2, page 2082.7]

La religion a besoin de nouveaux dirigeants, d’hommes et de femmes spirituels qui oseront dépendre uniquement de Jésus et de ses incomparables enseignements. Si le christianisme persiste à négliger sa mission spirituelle tout en continuant à s’occuper des problèmes sociaux et matériels, il faudra que la renaissance spirituelle attende la venue de ces nouveaux instructeurs de la religion de Jésus qui se consacreront exclusivement à la régénération spirituelle des hommes. Alors, ces âmes nées d’esprit fourniront rapidement les directives et l’inspiration nécessaires à la réorganisation sociale, morale, économique et politique du monde. [Fascicule 195 : 9,4, page 2082.9]

Le programme fournira un espace pour sept orateurs pléniers, lecteurs du Livre d’Urantia qui ont étudié le livre pendant de nombreuses années et qui peuvent nous aider à mieux comprendre cette Cinquième Révélation. L’accent du programme sera basé sur l’apprentissage par l’expérience et les échanges en petits groupes.

La langue utilisée pendant le congrès sera l’anglais, mais nous offrons des traductions en simultané pour l’espagnol (par Serapis Murillo) et en français (par Christopher Moseley).