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Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS)

UBIS ENGLISH COURSES ANNOUNCEMENT

SEPTEMBER 2018 TRIMESTER

The September trimester is now in session. Here are the courses currently being offered.

Different courses will be offered for the January trimester and will be posted in December.

Registration opens on Monday, January 7.

 

If you have never taken a UBIS course, you may open an account.

To visit the UBIS website please click here

 

Guy Perron1) Course Title: The Thought Adjuster—Our Passport to Eternity

Note: This is a short duration course of six weeks.

Level: All Readers

Papers: 107 and 108

Description: One of the most profound revelations of The Urantia Book is what we are taught about the Thought Adjusters. This course is a study of the divine presence indwelling each of us. What are Thought Adjusters? Where do they come from? What do they create in us? What is their ministry? What is their mission? How can we collaborate with them?

Teacher-Facilitator: Guy Perron

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Guy is now living in Belgium and working diligently to put into practice the incomparable teachings of The Urantia Book in his daily living. He also travels extensively to share these beautiful truths with others. He is the father of three daughters and has been a devoted student of the book since 2000.

 

Dennis Sword2) Course Title: Jesus’ 19 Morontia Appearances and the Spirit of Truth

Level: All Readers

Papers: 189, sections 4 and 5, 190, 191, 192, 193, and 194

Description: From the time of Jesus’ resurrection until the hour of his spirit ascension, the Master made 19 separate appearances in visible form to his believers on Urantia. In this course, we will explore the significance of Jesus’ morontia appearances to the apostles and a corps of faith believers as he reassured them that all men and women, being the sons of God, should find spiritual joy in the fellowship of loving service and in the truth of the heavenly Father’s love. We will also learn of the meaning and purpose of the bestowal of the Spirit of Truth, who came to lead all believers into the knowledge of the living and growing spiritual consciousness of the reality of eternal sonship with God.

Teacher-Facilitator: Dennis Sword

Dennis Sword lives with his wife and a small menagerie of animals in Dundee, Oregon, about 60 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Dennis has been a reader of The Urantia Book since the mid-70’s and has been blessed to serve with UBIS as a teacher-facilitator and board member for several years. Dennis also serves with a prison ministry group in Oregon, meeting monthly with a dedicated group of inmates who have found hope in The Urantia Book. He is excited to share this next course with fellow Urantia Book readers.

 

Jetta Rattigan3) Course Title: Angels—Our Living Ladder from Chaos to Glory

Level: All Readers

Papers: 26, 28, 39, 113, and sections from 27 and 38

Description: Our course of study will descend the living ladder of spiritual ministers beginning with the primary supernaphim on Paradise, down through Havona, Orvonton, and Nebadon, and will end on Urantia with the Guardians of Destiny, who live so near us and do so much for us.

Teacher-Facilitator: Jetta Rattigan

Jetta's academic background is in public administration, and she is retired from her profession in healthcare administration. She is a mother and grandmother, roles that she loves and treasures deeply. She has been reading The Urantia Book for over 20 years and has taken multiple courses with UBIS. She feels greatly honored to be serving as your teacher-facilitator.

 

Bruce Johnson4) Course Title: Early Evolutionary History of Urantia

Level: All Readers

Papers: 57, 58, 59, 60. and 61

Description: These Papers describe an almost unimaginable sequence of events including the origins of Nebadon, our sun, the planets in our solar system, and Urantia’s early history and evolution of plant life, marine life, and mammalian life leading up to the dawn of the human race. All of these creations were intelligently planned and purposefully administered by unique beings including Michael of Nebadon, force organizers, and the Life Carriers. Beyond learning pivotal historic events, the aim of this course is to better understand the interconnected relationships of history, science, Urantia Book revelations, and our own spiritual growth.

Teacher-Facilitator: Bruce Johnson

Bruce was introduced to The Urantia Book in Colorado when he was 21 years old. He is now retired from psychiatric nursing and lives in Ithaca, New York, where he enjoys a wonderful study group, and of course, learning from UBIS classes.

 

Guy Perron5) Course Title: The Inner Life

Level: Advanced

Papers: 111 and sections from 3, 4, 30, 34, 48, 91, 100, 101, 108, 109, 110, 117, 143, 160, 180, 193, and 196

Description: This course will help guide students towards a better understanding of what is meant by the term “the inner life.” We will study how the inner life responds to those external stimuli originating from the outside material world. In addition, we will explore how our inner life may respond to internal stimuli originating from spiritual sources such as the Thought Adjuster, which may lead us towards such dynamic interior activities as worshipful meditation, effective prayer, and problem solving from within.

Teacher-Facilitator: Guy Perron

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Guy is now living in Belgium and working diligently to put into practice the incomparable teachings of The Urantia Book in his daily living. He also travels extensively to share these beautiful truths with others. He is the father of three daughters and has been a devoted student of the book since 2000.

 

Georges Michelson-Dupont6) Course Title: Power-Personality Synthesis

Level: Advanced

Papers: Foreword, 56, and 116

Description: The purpose of this course is to facilitate the comprehension of the “divinization mechanisms” of the universes which are set up by the First Source and Center (the I AM) to achieve the divine command “be you perfect as I am perfect.” The study and application of the teachings gleaned from The Urantia Book may slowly help to elevate our status from mere mortal truth-seekers to ascending and perfecting cosmic citizens with new and higher responsibilities. Therefore it is legitimate, even desirable, that we study, comprehend, appreciate, and apply the governing laws, principles, and mechanisms of our universe in which we live and grow.

This study is aimed particularly towards those students with an advanced understanding of cosmology and concepts developed in The Urantia Book.

Teacher-Facilitator: Georges Michelson-Dupont

Georges is retired from the manufacturing industry. He and his wife, both long-time readers, live near Fontainebleau in the Paris area where they host study groups and organize seminars.

 

Ray Gardini7) Course Title: Personality—A Unique Gift from God

Level: Advanced

Papers: 1, 56, 112, and selected sections from the Foreword, 5, 12, and 16

Description: This course is an in-depth study of what personality is by defining its attributes, how it functions, where it originates, and its destiny; a fascinating probe into the realities of eternal individuality. Participation requires a devotion to and perseverance with newly revealed concepts. A comprehensive knowledge of the book is helpful.

Teacher-Facilitator: Ray Gardini

Formerly a small business entrepreneur, Ray is retired and lives in Akron, Ohio. He attended Borromeo Seminary, graduated from John Carroll University, studied at the L’Universite de Montpellier, is a Vietnam veteran, and has been a reader of The Urantia Book since 1986.

 

 

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A message from the director of UBIS

Georges Michelson-DupontDear students of The Urantia Book,

Thank you for your interest in taking an online course with UBIS. If you are considering applying for one of the courses next semester, we ask you to carefully read the following information.

Thank you in advance,

Georges Michelson-Dupont

Each UBIS course has been designed for beginning, intermediate, or advanced students of The Urantia Book. 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 facilitators are all volunteers and have dedicated a large amount of their time preparing these courses. It is expected that each student attend the course regularly.

Class size is limited so if you are not sure of your ability to fulfill the requirements, please refrain from registering at this time. You can always attend a future course. UBIS offers courses three times a year: January, April, and September.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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In order to increase our visibility within the Urantia Book community, we have designed a three-page pamphlet to be handed out in study groups, seminars, and conferences: https://www.urantia.org/sites/default/files/docs/3-PAGES-PAMPHLET-ENGLISH.pdf

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