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WISCONSIN PICNIC
~ In-Person Event ~

Please mark your calendar:
Saturday, August 6, 2022
11:00-4:00 p.m. Central
 Time
Collipp Worden Park, Shelter #1
226 W. Slifer Street, Portage, WI
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Everyone is welcome to attend a pleasant afternoon in the park hosted by Wisconsin Society. Bring a dish to pass for the potluck lunch, and also bring along anything else that might add to the social atmosphere like checkers, lawn games, or a musical instrument. A shelter with picnic tables, bathrooms, and outlets is reserved. Alcohol is allowed but not supplied.


JESUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
~ In-Person Event ~

Please mark your calendar:
Sunday, August 21, 2022
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Dunes Shelter – Silver Beach, St. Joseph, MI
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Hosted by Greater Lake Michigan Urantia Association. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your family and friends, and please bring a dish to contribute for the potluck lunch. (Lunch will begin promptly at noon, so please arrive early enough to share your dish for the meal). We will be celebrating the Master’s birthday with a Remembrance, and birthday cake for everyone! There are plenty of activities for the whole family within walking distance of the beach, and the day is shaping up to be something very special!!! Consider spending the entire weekend!


JESUS’ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
~ Online Event ~

Please mark your calendar:
Sunday, August 21, 2022
7:30 p.m. Central Time / 8:30 p.m Eastern

Hosted by First Society
Program Topic: To be Announced

 

 


GROWING TOGETHER
~ Online Event ~

Please mark your calendar:
Thursday, October 6, 2022,
6:30-8:00 p.m. Central Time

For more information or to register – CLICK HERE.

 


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Recap of our past year:
GLMUA hosted its annual Jesus’ Birthday Celebration picnic which took place on a beach and was reminiscent of the Apostles on the seaside with Jesus. Adults and children alike had an opportunity for joyful relaxation and socialization with people from across our region. Planning is currently underway for this year’s picnic, which will be held at the same beach location on August 21, 2022.

GLMUA also cohosted the annual Holiday Party which is done in partnership with First Society for Readers of The Urantia Book and Urantia Foundation. This event was held virtually, and GLMUA helped to bring variety to the Zoom room by leading a lectio divina activity, which is a form of reading in which people pull snippets of a text out at random and then attempt to find personal meaning in them.

In January, GLMUA completed its first year of Growing Together, a goal-oriented program that supports students of The Urantia Book in the pursuit of any goal of their choosing that relates to truth, beauty, or goodness. Growing Together was greatly appreciated and another year of Growing Together will begin in July.

See the link below to fill out our easy, user-friendly form. Thank you!
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:
Robert Arkens, Emily Deam, Bill Baxter Page, 
Darlene Sartore, Julia Kelly Smith, and Nancy Chen Long!

Please make sure to extend a warm welcome to each of our newest members!

Robert Arkens and his wife have been involved in activities that promote the revelation for years, not to mention their daughter is our current GLMUA President! Robert spearheads activities for the Wisconsin Society, and has also been instrumental in the planning of past Midwest Conferences. His wife Vicki provides excellent, and valuable children’s educational materials that we highly recommend, and she and their son Landon have graciously served on behalf of past conference children’s programs.

Emily Deam is currently the President of First Society, and she is involved in providing the Greek translation of The Urantia Book as well participating and sharing with our GROWING TOGETHER goal-oriented group in the past year. Emily is a regular attendee of the Tuesday Night Study Group at 533 Diversey in Chicago, and she and her partner George have been welcomed to many GLMUA events.

Bill Baxter Page is a regular attendee of the Wednesday Night Online Study Group hosted by Rick Lyon, and he also participated in the GLMUA GROWING TOGETHER project. Bill set personal goals to master some gospel based songs that would allow him to share the teachings of the revelation through his music. He put out an album in 2021 titled, Today is Mine and recently earned a course certificate by completing a ten-week UBIS course The Everlasting Ministry of Angels.

Darlene Sartore is quite a dynamo, and being a long-time student of The Urantia Book, she managed to win the trivia grand prize on a 5th Wednesday Game Night hosted by Rick & Susan Lyon last fall! Darlene is deeply involved in sharing the teachings of the revelation through her community service, support, and innovative ideas to improve life for the future.

Julia Kelly Smith was involved in our GLMUA GROWING TOGETHER group and she set personal goals to be more involved with writing groups. Julia found that she far exceeded her goals and opened up a rich new experience of sharing her writing skills with others. We found Julia to be a delightful addition to the group, and she is reported to be an active and regular member of a study group in the greater Chicago area.

Nancy Chen Long – our newest member is a regular study group attendee with the Wednesday Night online zoom group hosted by Rick and Susan Lyon in Indiana, and has a history of study going back to the days of Meredith and Irene Sprunger’s group in Fort Wayne. Welcome Nancy!


TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!

Have you paid your dues for 2022? We have a user-friendly online payment option to make paying membership dues much easier and more convenient for most members with online access. Member dues are $20 for 2022.

We appreciate your donations as well. If you wish to make a financial contribution to Greater Lake Michigan Urantia Association (GLMUA) send your contribution to PayPal using this email address for recipient: GLMUA60614@gmail.com. The link below will provide you with different options to choose from also.

PAY DUES / DONATE HERE

Membership Dues help us to tithe our support of Urantia Foundation, Urantia Association International, and Urantia Association of the United States, as well as our local association. Your dues and donations allow us to fund and host our local events, such as the GLMUA Annual Spring Luncheon and Study Event, Jesus’ Birthday Celebration in August, and the Holiday Party & Program at Urantia Foundation, to name a few.


Thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, everyday purchases have generated over $293 million in donations to charities worldwide so far.

AmazonSmile’s impact:
$1,297.66 to Urantia Association International
$262,635,668.36 to all charities in the US
$293,003,584.01 to all charities worldwide

Supporting Urantia Financially Without Any Cost

Thanks to all the students of The Urantia Book who have designated Urantia Association International as their charity of choice when shopping on Amazon Smile, smile.amazon.com. UAI has received $80.46 this past calendar quarter and a total of $1297.66. You may also designate Urantia Association of the United States or Urantia Foundation as your choice to benefit from your purchases from Amazon. Rather than use Amazon.com, use smile.Amazon.com and all your purchases will help support the Urantia organization of your choice.

If you need help setting up Smile.Amazon.com for your contributions, please contact the GLMUA Secretary Rick Lyon.