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Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS)

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 6.

 

To visit the UBIS website please click here

 

1) Ministering Spirits of the Local Universe

Level: All Readers

Papers: 38, 39, 48, 113

Description: Our local universe of Nebadon is brimming with splendid spirit personalities who minister to mortals, both here on Urantia and in our subsequent morontia life. During this study we will explore the wonderful assortment of angels, including the seraphim, cherubim, and sanobim, who are instrumental in assisting us in the earliest stages of our ascent to Paradise. Besides receiving the service of our angelic helpers, we are also assisted by numerous other devoted celestial personalities, such as midwayers, morontia companions, and reversion directors. Together, we will cultivate an appreciation of these helpful and loving friends and companions!

Teacher-Facilitator: Michelle Kaiser
Michelle lives in Colorado with her husband and grown daughter, where she teaches meditation and works as a family nurse practitioner. She was introduced to The Urantia Book by her father-in-law in 2003, and she proceeded to read it in its entirety. From there she began taking multiple courses through the Urantia Book Internet School and later became a teacher-facilitator.

 

2) The Final Hours of the Life of Jesus

Level: All Readers

Papers: 182, section 3, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187

Description: No other day in human history can approach the significance of that of Jesus’ last day of life on Urantia. In this course we will explore what The Urantia Book adds to the familiar story of Jesus’ betrayal, trial, and crucifixion, and also to our understanding of the human characters who participated in these dramatic events. Join us as we seek a new and compelling appreciation of the manner, meaning, and majesty with which Jesus lived his final hours on our world.

Teacher-Facilitator: Tim Duffy

Tim has been a student of The Urantia Book for over 30 years. Now semi-retired from his career as an attorney, Tim lives in the Chicago area with his wife and son. He is also a trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and an avid recreational cyclist.

 

3) The Nature and Reality of Religion

Level: All Readers

Papers: 100, 101, 102, 103

Description: How can we incorporate the spiritual fruits of religious living in our modern world in a way that is meaningful to ourselves and expresses values of purposeful worship of our Universal Father as an example for others? In the four papers of this study we will discover 1) the differences between religious belief and personal faith, 2) how to form a deeper relationship with God and with our brothers and sisters on Urantia, 3) the realities of religion as it has evolved throughout history, and 4) how our supernal ministers help us to grow spirituality through the infusion of the revelation of cosmic religious thought.

Mankind can never discover divinity except through the avenue of religious experience and by the exercise of true faith. (101:10.4)

Teacher-Facilitator: Dennis Sword

Dennis lives with his wife and a small menagerie of animals in Dundee, Oregon, about 60 miles from the Pacific coast. 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 that meets monthly with a dedicated group of readers who have found hope in The Urantia Book.

 

4) The Thought Adjuster—Our Passport for Eternity

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

Level: All Readers

Papers: 107, 108

Description: One of the most profound revelations of The Urantia Book is what the revelators are teaching us about the Thought Adjusters. This course is a study of the divine presence indwelling each one of us, during which we will be guided to find many responses to the following questions: What is a Thought Adjuster? Where does the Mystery Monitor come from? What does the presence of God create in us? What is the ministry and the mission of our divine indweller? How does the spirit work within us? How do we actually connect and relate with God’s spirit within? How can we collaborate wholeheartedly with our Thought Adjuster? How can we experience and live this reality every day?

Teacher-Facilitator: Guy Perron and Hara Davis

Hara lives in north-east England with her husband Dave. She is a retired teacher of English as a foreign language and has lived and worked in many different countries. Hara has been an avid student of The Urantia Book since 2000.

Guy has been a dedicated student of The Urantia Book since 2000 and has since worked vigilantly and diligently to live and share its incomparable teachings in his daily life. He was previously a publisher and literary agent and finds his greatest satisfaction in seeking to follow God’s will.

 

5) Three Days in the Life of our Master Teacher

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Papers: Sections from 174 – 179, 180, 181

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 presents his life-giving truth, and we will explore how to apply them to our lives, thereby becoming more effective in the discovery of living truth.

Teacher-Facilitator: Jetta Rattigan

Jetta's academic background was in public administration, and her profession was 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 UBIS courses. She feels greatly honored to be serving as your teacher-facilitator.

 

6) A Journey to Paradise and an Exploration of the Universe of Universes

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Papers: The Foreword, sections IV and VI, 11, 12, 105

Description: Who among us dreams of visiting Paradise, the divine dwelling, and wishes to understand its geography, its nature, and its unique functions? Who among us raises his or her eyes to heaven and ponders its purpose, contemplates the organization of the billions of stars making up our universe, and considers what governing laws maintain it? What is our place in this planned universe? This course explores the galactic journey that the Perfector of Wisdom invites us in Papers 11, The Eternal Isle of Paradise, and 12, the Universe of Universes.

Teacher-Facilitator: Georges Michelson-Dupont and Marta Elders

Georges is a second-generation student of The Urantia Book. He lives with his wife, Marlène, also an avid student of the revelation, near Paris, France. Their privilege has been to both be exposed to the teachings at the same time and to experience them together in their daily lives.

Marta has been a student of The Urantia Book since 1970. She is a practicing psychologist and lives in Connecticut, USA, with her husband, Dave, also a student of The Urantia Book. Her passion is soul work and, of course, her grandchildren.

 

7) 7. The Infinite One

Level: Advanced Readers

Papers: Selections from Throughout The Urantia Book

Description: This inscrutable exploration of God—the Infinite One—will not be a futile attempt. Our study will be a mere glint provided by our use of finite logic utilizing empirical methods of inductive and deductive reasoning granting us the building blocks needed to lay a solid foundation for this upwards scaffolding towards a mature personal relationship with the originator of all existential and experiential realities. The reality of God’s love is not solely our myriad meta-philosophical attempts of describing this spiritual love, but the realization that we too can know the Giver of Love as we progressively become spiritually mature. This study proceeds from the conceptualization of value, its absolute meaning, to the act of its factualization—an exploration of thought, word and deed.

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 a reader of The Urantia Book since 1986.

 

 

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A message from the president of UBIS

Georges Michelson-Dupont

Dear students of The Urantia Book

Each UBIS course has been designed for beginning, intermediate, or advanced students. Before you enroll, 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 commitment of approximately three to five hours per week.

The facilitators are all volunteers and have dedicated a large amount of 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.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

Georges Michelson-Dupont

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