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You are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for John Hales, sponsored by First Society for Readers of The Urantia Book, to be held on Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Central Time. It will take place at Urantia Foundation, 533 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614, and be live streamed online via Zoom.

There will be several guest speakers, as well as an opportunity to share your personal thoughts and memories of John.

If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to [email protected] so that we can accurately plan for refreshments. Thank you.

If you cannot plan to attend in person, please join our celebration of John’s life from a laptop or computer that has a webcam and a microphone, using the following Zoom Room link, or phone in.

Zoom Room Link: For smoothest functioning, please plan to sign on at 1:20 p.m. Central Time.

Meeting ID is 398 637 4208

Or, dial in by location:

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

When, prompted enter Meeting ID 398 637 4208

Find your local number:

Questions: Please contact [email protected] We look forward to seeing you there.

In God’s Love and Service Together,

signed/ Ken Keyser, on behalf of First Society

p.s. Please feel free to pass along this Zoom Invitation to any interested folks you think might not have received it.

p.p.s. Anyone receiving this Invitation who would like to opt out of receiving First Society announcements, please contact [email protected] Thank you.


Monday, July 24th – Friday, July 28th






Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center

3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, Illinois (near Chicago)



Are you interested in presenting a workshop for IC-23?

Workshops are two hours and are intended to be an interactive experience with a small group of conference attendees.

To Learn more about the workshops download our workshop proposal form

August 25, 2023 – August 28, 2023

About the Conference Theme

How are we talking about the concepts of The Urantia Book with non-readers and new readers? How can we discuss such universal truths that everyone needs to know without alienating them? How can we convince increasingly secular, sceptical and materially focused people that the spiritual world is just as real? How can we help to transform stagnant traditional religious practice into courageous living and dynamic spiritual growth?


Peter Canisius House is a retreat centre conveniently located on a five-acre site in Pymble on Sydney’s North Shore. Although it’s situated in the heart of suburbia you wouldn’t know it. As you drive into the property you might think you were out in the country. The site is steeped in history and was established by the Order of the Society of Jesus which is better known as the Jesuits. Their vision is to “Provide outstanding hospitality to our guests to share and experience a spirit of quiet and a sacred place to engage in spiritual conversations.”


Full Conference: $500 – includes 3 nights of twin-share accommodation and all meals from Friday dinner to Monday breakfast.
Daily Rate: $100 – includes lunch and dinner.
Daily Rate: $50 – includes lunch only.


All meals are provided from Friday dinner to Monday breakfast along with morning teas. The meals are prepared daily by in-house chefs. Morning teas are freshly baked. Special dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, coeliac and lactose-free meal options are available upon request. (Please indicate on the registration form.) Other food allergies and requirements may be able to be catered for.


Peter Canisius House is located at 102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble NSW

By Car: The conference centre can be accessed via Mona Vale Road. If heading south towards St Ives it is just past the traffic lights at the intersection of Telegraph Road which is the nearest cross street.

By Public Transport: If travelling by train or bus from Central Station, catch a train on the North Shore Line to Gordon, which is the nearest train station with good bus links to the venue. Most buses go straight past the venue.

Via Taxi or Uber: From the Airport, a taxi may cost in excess of $100. There are taxis available from Gordon Station if you catch the train. The taxi from Gordon to the venue will take 5-10 minutes and should cost about $20.

Enquiries and Registrations

For further information please contact ANZURA:
Phone: 0431 285 943
[email protected]
Mailing Address: PO Box 1581, Warriewood NSW 2102

Registration is open for the 2024 Urantia Association International Conference, The Nature and Nurture of the Soul.

The conference will be held in Baltimore, MD USA. Check-in for the conference starts at 3pm, March 28, 2024 and the conference culminates with an Easter morning worship on March 31st. We're anticipating that the area, which includes the nation's capitol and many attractions to visit, will be adorned with cherry blossoms at the time, so you might want to extend your visit a few days before or after the conference.

For more details, including a link to register, see:

Michael Zehr, USA

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Bee hovering while collecting pollenCALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the Urantia Revelation? Here is your chance to be a valued volunteer for Urantia Foundation. For a few hours a week (or more), we welcome you to serve on the following "labor of love" projects:

  1. Translation help with the "Thoughts to Ponder." This daily send-out of inspiring quotes from The Urantia Book is now available only in English. We need volunteers to translate titles for these gems of wisdom into the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, German, Finnish, Dutch, Lithuanian, Korean, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Swedish, and Estonian.
  2. Urantia Foundation News Online: Help inform readers around the world of Foundation news. We need volunteers to translate Urantia Foundation News Online into the following languages: German, Lithuanian, Korean, Polish, Hungarian, Swedish and Estonian. Native-speakers who are fluent in English are encouraged to volunteer.

Please contact us at [email protected] and join the team!

Urantia Study GroupJOIN A STUDY GROUP

Looking for a study group in your area? Visit the Study Group Directory

attractive girl reading book in coffee shopLIBRARY PLACEMENT OF URANTIA BOOKS

Are you familiar with our Library Placement Program?

Spread the teachings by placing The Urantia Book in libraries or alternative libraries.

For years readers have placed The Urantia Book in public libraries. Another library placement opportunity-the alternative library-remains untapped. Libraries in coffee shops, hotels, cruise ships, bed and breakfast inns, youth hostels, restaurants, truck stops, waiting rooms, nursing homes, churches and fraternity and sorority houses are the perfect spots for people to find The Urantia Book. So next time you stay at, or pass by, an establishment that has a library, place a copy of The Urantia Book on their library shelf.

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