All the very best for 2021!

Dear Friends of the Urantia Revelation,

We at the Urantia Association of Canada would like to bid you all a grand welcome to the new year 2021 and hope you had a good holiday at home with close family, as we all did. No need to understate the relief that we may feel about moving past the uncertainty, challenges, and sorrows of 2020.

When the year began, we had hopes of salvaging the Urantia Global Experience conference, but those hopes were soon obliterated by the pandemic. Instead, and with heartfelt gratitude to all who participated and presented, the year of the Zoom meeting arrived and we managed to salvage some sense of membership and comradery with our readers and the teachings.

Another casualty of the pandemic was the “on-premises” study group. Many groups had online meetings, but social distancing saw the end of coffee and cake and ad-hoc one-on-one discussions. Have you ever tried to get someone’s ear on Zoom with a private message on the sidebar window? It works but it’s pretty awkward stuff, especially when you realize you just messaged everyone “Let us meet outside Timmies later.”

One thing we would like to accomplish in 2021 is to make sure Canadian readers are still getting access to the local and national Urantia news groups and happenings. If you receive this email, and already get links to periodicals like the Urantia Association’s Tidings and Journal, The Urantia Book Fellowship’s Herald, and the Urantia Foundation’s Newsletter, then great. But if you do not, then feel free to click on the links and read some recent editions or get registered to receive them.

There is so much information and infotainment online it is hard to differentiate the wheat from the chaff. Still, Urantia Foundation, Urantia Association, and The Fellowship are sure to lead you to reputable sources. There are also many links on the Urantia Association International site.

Many interesting secondary works are now available, and we would like to provide you with a preview of one of these:  Jesus – Travels and Appearances, which includes maps and a guide to the Master’s many tours of duty. On request, the original high-resolution, twelve (12) page publication can be mailed to you. Please contact us at urantia.cascades@gmail.com if you are interested or want more information.

Please confirm by reply if you would like your email address changed, removed, or have someone to add.

Thank you for your continued interest and devotion to The Urantia Book and its teachings, and for your love and compassion for your Urantia brothers and sisters all across our great country.

All the very best for 2021!

Brian Sikorski

President, Urantia Association of The Cascades

Urantia Global Experience – Conference Canceled

To our Urantia friends,

With regret, the Urantia Global Experience 2020 is officially canceled due to the COVID-19 viral outbreak. We hope you understand that the present circumstances are beyond our control.

Proposals have been put forward to postpone this event to 2021, but this is unlikely due to a potential conflict with the Urantia Association International Conference in Peru. However, there has been some discussion about creating a UGE2020 virtual project as a possibility.

Sincerely,

The UGE Council

Please direct any inquiries through our Contact Us form.

2021 Urantia Association International Conference – Peru (How to Register and More)

11th Urantia Association International Conference in the Land of the Incas

We are pleased to announce that the 11th International Conference for Urantia Association International will be held in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, Cusco, Peru April 22—25, 2021 and will be hosted by the Urantia Association of Peru.

Registration is now open!

The theme will be Towards Cosmic Citizenship and the program will incorporate a combination of plenary sessions that will be held at the conference center, and workshops that will be held at the nearby archaeological sites.

The most beautiful and famous sites of the Incas are found in the Sacred Valley. A bus service will be provided to transport us to some of these sites and the costs will be included in the conference package price. For those interested in pre- and/or post-conference activities, the trains that go to Machu Picchu (one of the new Seven Wonders of the World) depart from the Sacred Valley and are close to the venue. If you always wanted to go to Peru, then 2021 is the year to do it!

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Vancouver 2020 – Urantia Global Experience

University of the Fraser Valley, BC  Canada

July 28 to August 1, 2020

Lifting Together – United in Purpose – Serving God the Supreme

The Urantia Association of Canada and The Urantia Book Fellowship have teamed up to host this gathering in the Vancouver Fraser Valley. They invite everyone to come together to serve the global community by making a personal contribution to civilization on Urantia.

The Urantia Global Experience is a gathering of minds dedicated to serving God the Supreme through the exploration of solutions for the progressive evolution of civilization. We believe the overall success of this experimental endeavor rests on our spiritual unity – our common motive to express the will of God in our personal daily lives as well as in our social institutions.

The format of this gathering will be a little different than past related experiences. Rather than a series of lectures and workshops, all participants will engage in discussion groups focused on a variety of topics drawn from The Urantia Book (see Paper 71:4 Progressive Civilization). From these discussions, we hope to derive common ideas, solutions, and purpose.

To implement these grand ideals, we need your help. We are currently taking applications for Facilitators and Visionary Exploration presenters, as well as for volunteers.

  • Facilitator Pairs – are required to moderate the discussions in both Focus Groups and Vision Teams. These discussions will focus on the 12 points of progressive civilization as placed in the context of working with the Supreme, and all Facilitators should be conversant in these areas.
  • Presenters – further discussions (Visionary Explorations) are dedicated to the advancement of civilization through current active projects, planned projects, and great ideas for new projects.
  • Volunteers – anyone who would like to lend a helping hand as custodians or ushers, as well as setting up equipment, cleaning, or doing a great variety of minor chores. We also need people who would like to sing in our choir.

Contact Us – Urantia Global Experience

Note: Due to spatial constraints, this event is limited to 300 actively engaged participants.

See our website for more information – Urantia Global Experience

 

UB Ontario 2019

Photo by Walter Psotka

Twenty-six readers gathered (Sept 27-29)  on the shores of Lake Couchiching at the YMCA Retreat & Conference Center in Orillia, Ontario, to enjoy a weekend together at UB Ontario 2019.

It was a remarkable weekend as one would expect when Urantia Book readers gather to worship, study, socialize, share music, chat, hug and otherwise let our unseen friends fill in the gaps. It was a “magical” time together. In the group were a number of new readers (less than 2 years) as well as many first-time conference-goers. Clearly all were truth-seekers coming from many walks of life.

These samples of post-gathering comments say it best.

“I haven’t felt this level of soul communion in a long time. It was way beyond expectations, for one reason, I didn’t have any and so every moment was like a bonus.”

“So wonderful to meet some new readers plus spend quality time together.”

“We’re still on a high over here! …already excited about next year’s edition … to the absolute joy of these first-time personality connections! … look forward to serving with all of you through the many adventurous millennia that lie ahead as we make our way together along that amazing, joyous – and sometime perplexing journey!”

“Wow, it was grand”

 

2021 Urantia Association International Conference – Peru

April 22 – 25, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the next International Conference for Urantia Association International will be held in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, Cusco, Peru and will hosted by the Urantia Association of Peru.

The theme will be Towards Cosmic Citizenship and the program will incorporate a combination of plenary sessions that will be held at the conference center, and workshops that will be held at the nearby famous archaeological sites. (The most beautiful and famous sites of the Incas are found in the Secret Valley.) A bus service will be provided to transport us to these sites and the costs will be included in the conference package price.

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10th National Colombian Urantia Book Conference, 2019

November 9 – 11, 2019

Dear student of The Urantia Book, we are sending you this invitation so that you can attend our 10th National Colombian Urantia Book Conference, which will take place this year in the city of Tolú, Colombia, from 09 to 11 November 2019.

The Urantia Colombia will be happy to have you in their city Tolú to share the insights of the revelation; we are counting for that reason on your registration too. It will be a great opportunity to participate in fellowship, while we enrich our lives with lectures and workshops in a pleasant environment surrounded by nature and tranquility close to the Caribbean beach. Help to share this invitation to all readers and friends and even to non-readers who might want to participate in this event.

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Dutch Speaking Urantia Book Readers Conference, 2019

November 3, 2019

Urantia Association of The Netherlands (UAISUN) is hosting its annual conference for Dutch speaking Urantia Book readers at the Estate Groot Kievitsdal which is situated in the beautiful forests of the Estate Pijnenburg between Hilversum and Baarn.

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Italian-French-Spanish Conference 2019

Conference Dates: October 24-27, 2019

We invite you to our Italian-French-Spanish conference for Urantia Book readers in Italy. This  will be the fifth Urantia Book readers’ conference in our country, Italy and will be held in northern Italy at the Hotel Europa in Desenzano del Garda in Lombardy, on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda.

The conference theme will be, “Spiritual Maturity” through character-strength and a unified personality realizing a life rich with enormous potential given to us by the Universal Father.

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