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2012 Summer Conference Schedule

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European Urantia Book Readers' Meeting
Fri July 6-Mon July 9 in Berlin, Germany

Youth and Young Adult Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Sat July 28-Thurs August 2 in Chicago, Illinois

Urantia Book Fellowship Summer Study Session
Wednesday August 1-Monday August 6 in Techny, Illinois

Welcome to Berlin!

This intimate and inexpensive Urantia book conference will be centered around the theme "Living Faith". We hope to see you there!

Many Urantia book enthusiasts from various parts of Europe have expressed that they feel the time is ripe to begin a tradition of Europe conferences. In November, a team was formed to put together an uplifting event this summer in Berlin. The team includes individuals who benefit from experience organizing Urantia gatherings and conferences. Some of us are also active with the chief Urantia organizations, which are supportive of this effort. This to be an intimate conference of around thirty to forty attendants who are of all generations from all over Europe, and beyond (for instance, a handful of Americans will be attending).

We chose Berlin because it is relatively inexpensive and quite centrally located in Europe. Berlin is also a city that many people love to visit since it is such a vibrant center of art and culture. We hope that many visitors will stay several days before or after the conference – stay and explore the Berlin with us!

Language

Although language barriers were somewhat of a hindrance in earlier times, more and more Europeans, particularly younger generations, now speak English. English will be the primary language of this conference. When the whole group is together English will be the language used, but if enough German or for example Spanish speakers attend we will also arrange for discussion groups in those languages.

Room and Board

For information and ideas about room and board, visit the Urantia Europe web site or contact us.

Participants will pay individually for their lunches and dinners during the conference. We've prioritized keeping the conference inexpensive to help make it possible for lots of people to come including young people and readers from economically depressed countries, and so forth.

Scholarships

At the registration page, one can also donate money toward helping to provide a scholarship to a reader that would otherwise not be able to afford to attend. A little support in this department can go a long way, and anything helps! The Youth and Young Adult (YaYA) Committee of the Urantia Book Fellowship has pledged five hundred dollars toward assisting young readers in need of scholarship help. The YaYA committee is a new team that has recently become highly active in sponsoring events and supporting various forms of efforts to foster and support younger generations of UB readers. www.urantianow.com Please let us know if you are a young reader in need of a scholarshp.

We hope you can join us in July for this inspiring event!

Esa Irri, Mike MacIsaac, Clemens Trauzettel, and the others who have helped and/or will help make this an awesome conference.

Chicago, Illinois

Calling all Youth and Young Adult Urantia Book readers! We on the YaYA Committee are thrilled to be hosting our third semiannual Youth and Young Adult Conference! We had an inspiring time in Boulder, CO and Pasadena, CA, and now we're ready to get spiritized with you in Chicago!

This gathering will be special for a few reasons. First of all, we'll be convening at the Urantia Foundation at 533 Diversey Parkway in Chicago. This is the birthplace of the revelation, a historically significant building, and an active hub of worldwide UB activity. Secondly, our YaYA Conference will dovetail with the Summer Study Session happening outside Chicago August 2-5. We encourage everybody to spend a full week in the area and come to both! Finally, we're working on a bunch of exciting projects we want you to be a part of in Chicago! These include:

-Making a video intro to the Urantia Book

-Designing a survey to advance spiritual practice and community

-Building a resource network for Urantia Family Life

-Getting to know and learn from the local Chicago readership

-Partnering with Young Adults Speak Out

-Growing in love for and service to each other and our greater community

We'll learn the history of the Foundation, engage in service projects, take an architectural tour of Chicago, have a picnic on the lake, worship together, and eat delicious meals generously prepared by Culinary School of the Rockies grad Jennifer Siegel!

Want to know the best part? REGISTRATION AND HOUSING IS FREE for the first 20 youth and young adult registrants, and food is only $10 a day. We'll be staying at the Foundation and the nearby Getaway Hostel, and can also help out with limited travel scholarships for those in need. Contact Tony Finstad at finstad.anthony@gmail.com for scholarship information.

RSVP to Angela Thurston at awthurston@gmail.com to let us know you're coming. This will help us make accommodations so your stay is as awesome as possible!

Address:
Urantia Foundation
533 Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
Map and Directions

Can't wait to see you there.

With love, The YaYA Committee