Georgia Urantia Conference 2017
Friday, December 1, to Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Macon/Mercer Hilton Garden Inn
"Religious peace – brotherhood – can never exist unless all religions are willing to completely divest themselves of all ecclesiastical authority and fully surrender all concept of spiritual sovereignty. God alone is spirit sovereign. You cannot have equality among religions without having religious wars unless all religions consent to the transfer of all religious sovereignty to some superhuman level, to God himself." 134:4.4-5 (1487.1-2)
The 2017 Georgia Urantia Conference is designed to address the question of how readers of The Urantia Book can discern the foundations of and teachings on the evolving Christianity and effectively intervene in the discussion that is defining itself as the emergent church.
You are invited to join long time and experienced readers, Dana and Dennis Kersey in exploring the topic, “Emerging Christianity, Then and Now,” at the first planned Georgia Conference, December 1-3, 2017 at the Macon/Mercer Hilton Garden Inn.
Mercer University has a long tradition of combining religion and the demands of following Jesus. In recent history, the university withdrew from the Southern Baptist Convention over issues of race and academic freedom. A “Peace Fountain” in Tatnall Square Park marks past achievements in racial harmony. We plan to dismiss around the fountain on Sunday morning after a full day of meetings, meals and hopefully, homegrown entertainment. On Friday evening, attendees have the fine option of attending “Lessons in Carols” at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near the campus performed by the Mercer Singers who performed at Carnegie Hall last year.
Dennis Kersey will trace some of the “Interfaith Influences” from which the earliest forms of Christianity emerged. These include clues from The Urantia Book that point to Egyptian, Zoroastrian, and Buddhist concepts and practices, most of which were first absorbed by post-exilic Judaism.
Dana Kersey will lead the group in a “shared inquiry” discussion on how The Urantia Book informs our interface with the church and other Christians today. Participants will practice the ancient form of reading divine texts, Lectio Divina, with related quotes from poetry, literature, philosophy and The Urantia Book.
2018 Urantia Association International Conference
You Are Invited!
Our conference theme is Jesus as a Teacher and we are inviting students of The Urantia Book from all over the world. The subtitle is Are You Ready to Live His Teachings In the 21st Century? This question calls us to explore what we know about Jesus’ teachings, his personal religion, and his message to us today. The program will inspire us to be true followers of Jesus and his teachings, and become the leaders and teachers of the future.
In the beautiful surroundings of the flower fields near Amsterdam, the Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst in Noordwijkerhout will be the venue for our gathering. This conference centre offers everything we need to host a successful event. The conference will emphasize studying together, sharing with each other, and most of all, experiencing spiritual brotherhood.