Dear Forum Friends,
Please find below the latest TIDINGS announcement, including the table of contents and UAI President's message.
To see the full issue's art and photos, and in five idioms: http://urantia-uai.org/tidings/
Dear brothers and sisters,
The January-April issue of Tidings is now available. You can get it with this link:
Hope you enjoy it!!
Table of Contents:
Gaétan G. Charland...........................President's Message
James Woodward..............................Intro to Boulder Youth
Mike MacIsaac Young........................Generation Conference
Gaétan G. Charland...........................The Annual One Thousand Dollar Club
Guy Laporte......................................AUQ Annual General Meeting Report
Gaétan G. Charland...........................An Educational Adventure in a Study Group
Gaétan G. Charland & David Glass.....In Memoriam-Vern Bennom Grimsley
Dear Friends of UAI and readers of Tidings,
As UAI is growing and moving in the accomplishment of its mission, it needs your help. Not only do we need your help to finance some very important projects, but also to contribute to the sponsorship program, so we can provide the opportunity for people coming from many parts of the world to go to the UAI worldwide conference that will take place in Colombia in April of this year.
Many of our members have been praying to come to an International Conference for many years, but due to a lack of funds, it was out of their reach. With your help, you can make their dream come true, and who knows what it will do for them once they go back to their own country. I know more than one person who got the motivation spark from one of those conferences, and from that got more involved in the work of their association.
You already know that the 8th UAI International Conference will be held in Medellín, Columbia, at the end of April. This is a first time event in South America and historical in nature, it is a rare opportunity to participate in such an event and you should not miss it. Colombia, and certainly Medellin, is a beautiful city with many sights to see and people to meet, especially the members of the many associations making the National Urantia Association of Colombia, and many others coming from the adjoining countries.
Regarding the ISB business, we have been involved in resolutions pertaining to Endowment Funds to provide for the future financial needs of UAI and the Joint Calendar of Events, consisting of an initiative to create a website where the activities of all three major organizations - Urantia Foundation, Urantia Association International, and Urantia Fellowship, will be posted. We are seeking a replacement of the Study Group Chair, Caio Gabriel, who resigned from his position for personal and professional reasons. We are also eagerly awaiting the replacement of the Conference Chair.
As I am writing this message, the Representative Council is voting on the resolution for the Joint Calendar of Events. No doubt the resolution has passed by this time. The next thing on its agenda is the election of the new Conference Chair that should find its resolution before the end of March. Furthering the spread of the teachings of The Urantia Book through volunteer service in the ISB is a great opportunity for many of you to gain valuable experience of service at a different level of commitment. I pray and hope that next year, when we do have our regular elections, many nominations will come from countries in Europe, Africa and South America.
Enjoy your reading, and please write something about your study group or your association and send it to our editor, Federico Folchi at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be surprised at how much it will help others in starting or attending a study group or stimulate participation in their association.
In spirit of brotherhood,
Gaétan G. Charland