GLMUA – Governing Board Meeting
~ Online Event ~

Please mark your calendar:
Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:30-8:30 p.m. Central Time



MIDWEST CONFERENCE – Celebrating the Birth of the Forum
~ In person / Online Event ~

Please mark your calendar:
Friday, February 10 to Saturday, February 11, 2023

Pre-registration is required – Contact Ken Keyser for details at:
email: or call: (773) 338-1127

First Society for Readers of The Urantia Book will be hosting the 2023 Midwest Conference in hybrid mode—both in person and on Zoom—on the weekend that includes Saturday, February 11, 2023. The event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the Forum, held on that date in 1923, which was a significant event in the revelatory process for receiving the Papers which became The Urantia Book.

This conference celebrates the role of the Forum, established on February 11, 1923, in the revelatory process and publication of The Urantia Book. It explores the origin and history of a unique group of individuals who met weekly as members of the Forum to listen to and discuss the newly revealed material. Their dedication and loyalty to the Urantia Project enabled them to support the revelators in the creation of an epochal revelation which would be understandable by the human mind.

The focus of the event will be on Urantia movement history and will likely respond to many questions both long-time and newer readers have about what exactly happened a century ago, and what it led to, as the Forum members met weekly to listen to and discuss the newly revealed material. Also included will be a showing of the 2005 video “The Urantia Book: The Early Years.”

~ Online Event ~
Featured Artist: Jerry Gerber
Please mark your calendar:
Sunday, February 5, 2023
8:00–9:00 pm Central Time

Click Here to Register / Receive the Zoom Link

Hosted by Greater Lake Michigan Urantia Association. Everyone is welcome to attend.

~ Online Event ~
Featured Artist: Ruthie Wilde
Please mark your calendar:
Sunday, March 5, 2023
8:00–9:00 pm Central Time

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Hosted by Greater Lake Michigan Urantia Association. Everyone is welcome to attend.

~ In Person / Online Event ~ (TBD)

Please mark your calendar:
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Time TBD

Study Topic TBD


~ Online Event ~

Please mark your calendar:
Thursday, April 6, 2023
6:30-8:30 p.m. Central Time

Click Here to Register (Zoom Link)

Hosted by Greater Lake Michigan Urantia Association. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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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!

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!


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: The link below will provide you with different options to choose from also.


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.