To: General Councilors, Society Presidents, and Field Representatives
Peter Sarfaty gave a glowing account of the Central Atlantic Conference.
We are enthused about the high quality of leadership which is evolving
in this area. Peter says Vern Grimsley's talk on the opportunities and
responsibilities of new readers was so outstanding it should be made into
a cassette tape for study groups.
Julia Fenderson has been instrumental in placing books in the American
Hellenic Union Library, the United Gennadius Union Library, and the American
School Library, all of Athens, Greece. She also has seen that books were
given to the University of Idaho Library and the Hampshire College Library.
Julia reports that 86 persons attended a conference sponsored by the Monterey
and Santa Cruz study groups. She tells us the Petaluma study group presented
an unusual schematic diagram of the Foreword.
Berkeley Elliott and a number of people from Oklahoma City have spent
a good part of the fall traveling to various parts of the country presenting
"Jesus: God and Man" to many groups. They visited Eureka Springs
in late September and Berkeley reports that a new study group there has
organized and they are going through the book from front to back.
In early October they attended the conference held near Anchorage, Alaska.
Sixty-three people attended and as a result of the conference two study
groups have been organized. They proceeded to Hawaii where they met with
study groups in the homes of Richard and Connie Holmberg and Geri Vincent.
As a repercussion of this visit, a monthly meeting has been organized where
all of the study groups on the island can come for in-depth study. The
itinerary continued early in November to Arlington, Texas, where 70 people
gathered for afternoon and evening meetings. We should like to congratulate
Berkeley and her loyal cohorts for their marathon labor of love.
Henry Begemann informs us that they have initiated another study group
in Wassenaar and that they hope to visit England soon.
The Foundation has completed a Licensing Agreement for new societies.
We appreciate their making this document available to us. The Charter Committee,
I assume, will now proceed with steps required to give a charter to the
Eastern study group which is seeking to become a society.
Martin Myers reported that the International Fellowship Committee is
receiving contacts from many people throughout the world. Books are gradually
being placed in foreign libraries. Martin spoke briefly of the many problems
and opportunities confronting the Foundation in future translations.
Barbara Kulieke informed us that the French study group in Paris is
ready to publish a newsletter. Groups in Paris are also planning to work
on translations of the Bulletin and the Journal.
First Urantia Society of Western Springs has just held its annual meeting
and has elected officers. Please correct the list of officers which was
sent you recently.
Mrs. Lillian Nicholas
1240 Laurel Lane
Naperville, IL 60540
Mr. Harold F. Schomas
1422 Boeger Avenue
Westchester, IL 60153
Miss Marion A. Oestmann
114 West First Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Mrs. Elsie L. Kupka
1759 60th St.
LaGrange, IL 60525
December and the holiday season is here again. Students of The Urantia
Book are fortunate to be able to celebrate Michael's coming to our world
twice each year! We wish all of you a joyous Christmas season.
Meredith J. Sprunger, President