Course Schedule and Registration Information
UBIS APRIL 2013 SEMESTER COURSES
- Course registration runs from April 8-21, 2013
- Courses begin on April 22, 2013
Dear readers of The Urantia Book,
Thank you for your interest in taking a course with UBIS. If you are considering applying for one of the courses next semester, we ask you to read carefully the following information.
Thank you in advance,
A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF A UBIS COURSE
A typical UBIS course is ten weeks long and is divided into three main periods:
1. The first week pre-course: After registration the student answers roll call, introduces himself to the class, and reads the introductions from the other students. The student receives guidelines for the course from the teacher.2. The eight week course: The study period is divided into two periods of two weeks each.
- The first week the teacher posts six questions. The student is requested to log-in and answer three of the six questions.
- The second week is the discussion week. The student is requested to log-in and post comments and ideas.
This two week-long period is repeated three more times making a total of eight weeks.
3. The one week-long summary week: During this week, the student receives a summary assignment and a questionnaire. It is requested that the student answer both.
Each UBIS course has been designed for either introductory, intermediate or advanced students. Before you subscribe, please ask yourself if you have the interest, the time, and the commitment to follow the entire session, which is ten weeks long and requires a weekly minimum commitment of five hours.
The teacher/facilitators are all volunteers and have dedicated a large amount of their time preparing the courses. It is expected that each student attend the course regularly. Should you not be sure of your ability to fulfill the requirements of the course, please refrain from registering and let someone else register. You can always attend a future course. UBIS offers courses three times a year.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Course Title: The Lucifer Rebellion—Tragedy and Triumph
Course Level: New Reader
Course Description: This course will explore the causative factors, the repercussions, and the gradual resolution of the Lucifer Rebellion, why it was allowed to run its course, and the ultimate triumph of God's Plan.
Papers: 53, 66, 67, and 54
Teacher/Facilitator: Virginia (Ginger) Heller
Ginger lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has been a reader of The Urantia Book since 1973. She has four children and has degrees in the Fine Arts, biology, social work, and medicine. Ginger is a practicing psychiatrist and speaks Spanish as a second language.
Course Title: True Religion: Nurturing Spiritual Growth
Course Level: New Reader—Intermediate
Papers: 91, 100, 102, and 103
Course Description: This course will explore religion as it relates to spirituality in the human experience. We will study how our own view of religion and prayer helps us to grow toward spiritual maturity.
Teacher/Facilitator: Charlene A. Lutes
Charlene is retired after careers as a journalist and a communications instructor and program director of a community college. An avid reader and writer, she is married, and she and her husband have five children. She has been a Urantia Book reader since the 1970s, and her retirement has afforded her the opportunity for the last four years to study in greater depth.
Course Title: Jesus’ Final Discourses and Admonitions
Course Level: Intermediate
Papers: Sections of Papers 174 through 179 and Papers 180 and 181
Course Description: This course will be an in-depth study of Jesus’ discourses and admonitions during the last three days prior to his arrest. We will observe the masterful way he responded to these events and questions, both friendly and hostile, to present his life-giving truth, and explore together how to apply his truths and methods to our lives thereby becoming more effective truth teachers.
Teacher/Facilitator: Betty Zehr
Betty has been a reader since 1967, when she and her husband found The Urantia Book in Ghana. They are the parents of two children with three grandchildren. A retired reading specialist, she is now thrilled to be a Teacher/Facilitator for UBIS.
Course Title: The Jesusonian Gospel Unfolding through Epochal Revelations
Course Level: Advanced
Papers: 74, 93,120 and sections of Papers 136, 137, 178, 180, 1, 110, and 118
Course Description: We will discover together how the epochal revelations progressively build the concepts of the Jesusonian Gospel, starting with the monotheistic foundation for the Father concept and ending with a vision of our ascending citizenship on world after world until we become citizens of Paradise.
Teacher/Facilitator: Ralph D. Zehr M.D.
Ralph has been studying The Urantia Book with his wife, Betty, since finding it in Ghana in 1967. He is the father of a daughter and son with three grandchildren. He is a recently retired radiologist from a large multi-specialty clinic and teaching hospital.
Course Title: Michael's Seven Bestowals: Revealing the Will of the Supreme
Course Level: Advanced
Papers: 10, 16, 119, and 117
Course Description: We will undertake an examination of Michael's seven bestowals as they illuminate the profound truths of bestowal, respond to the various wills of the Paradise Deities, reflect the natures of the Seven Master Spirits, and reveal the will of the Supreme.
Teacher/Facilitator: David Elders
David has been a reader of The Urantia Book since 1970. He and his wife, Marta, have been married for 48 years, have two grown married sons, and five grandchildren. They have lived in southwestern Connecticut for most of their lives.