The Second Mile and Beyond...
University of Colorado at Boulder—June 25-28, 2009
"...genuine second-milers...professed followers of Jesus who really live and love as he taught his disciples to live and love and serve."
You are warmly welcomed to the beautiful and progressive city of Boulder, a community which may well have the highest per-capita concentration of Urantia Book readers in the world. The picturesque university campus, nestled beneath the breathtaking Rockies, will provide an ideal setting for this conclave of friendly souls from far and wide.
Although the plan for this conference was sparked by a few younger-generation readers, there are readers of all ages contributing their time, talents, and experiential wisdom to the program and the planning. As it happens, this conference isn't officially sponsored by any organization, but it benefits from broad support and reflects the increasing spiritual unity in the readership.
People of all ages, walks of life, and familiarity with the book are encouraged to attend! If you are a new reader or have never been to a conference―please come―you will be glad you did! A new explorer of the truth in the Urantia Book will find the program very appealing and 'newcomer-friendly'. The rock-bottom early registration price of $280 covers room, board & program and is meant to be as affordable as possible in this first-class facility.
The spirit of The Second Mile and Beyond is the call to the challenge of truly living second-mile lives every single day―beyond what we ever have before...
"In winning souls for the Master, it is not the first mile of compulsion, duty, or convention that will transform man and his world, but rather the second mile of fee service and liberty-loving devotion that betokens the Jesusonian reaching forth to grasp his brother in love and sweep him on under spiritual guidance toward the higher and divine goal of mortal existence." ~The Uranta Book (195:10.5)
How do we take our own lives to the next level? In a world that is "quivering on the very brink" of "one of our most amazing and enthralling epochs", how can we truly go the second mile with this emergency revelation―both individually and as a community?
How can we increasingly infuse each and every moment in the daily grind of material facts with the spiritual energy of ideals―and truly achieve the rhythm and stride of striking step with God?
Don't miss this inspiring opportunity to share in the quest to transform our lives and grow in our ability to love with "a new and startling affection" and serve with "a new and amazing devotion"!
You have a warm welcome, a beautiful place, and good company waiting for you in Boulder! And, as icing on the cake, you might even find a life-changing and spiritually inspiring experience that hints at our life to come in the "many mansions of our Father's house..."
The Basic Details:
University of Colorado at Boulder―Thursday, June 25 to Sunday, June 28, 2009.
Registration starts at noon on Thursday, and dinner is at 5pm. Activities will wrap up Sunday afternoon.
Before the Conference:
You are welcome to come early to visit Boulder and you can arrange to stay in the university dorms one night before the conference. The Boulder area has several attractions, such as Rocky Mountain National Park, near the town of Estes Park, which is about 45 minutes by car.
After the Conference:
The conference program will end Sunday afternoon with a picnic and light hiking in Chautauqua Park, which is at the base of the Boulder Flatirons on the edge of Boulder and close to campus. You are welcome to stay an extra night in the dorms. After the conference, a group of readers will be doing a camping and outreach trip to the National Rainbow Gathering in the mountains of New Mexico (myspace.com/urantiacamp).
If you are flying into Denver International Airport (about 40 miles from Boulder), the “SkyRide” RTD bus Route AB runs direct from the airport to Boulder every hour and stops on Broadway at CU (16th/Euclid Stop) for $12 (rtd-denver.com). This is an express regional bus–very clean, safe, and comfortable. The Euclid stop is just a few feet from the University Memorial Center where most of the conference will take place, and a 5-minute walk to the dorms (Sewall Hall). There is also a door-to-door “SuperShuttle” van service for $31 ($10 each additional person) that can be pre-arranged (supershuttle.com). If you need additional help with travel arrangements, let us know.
Room Amenities and Roommates:
At CU Boulder, each room in the dorm holds two people unless you opt for a single. If you have a roommate preference, please write it on your application. Unmatched roommates will be put together by gender. For an additional cost, the limited number of single rooms will be assigned to earliest requests first.
There will be a limited number of scholarships and discounted registrations available for first time conference attendees, students, youth, and children on an earliest-first basis. If you wish for a full or partial scholarship, please register early and contact Chris Wood (email@example.com
). Otherwise, please donate to the scholarship fund! Any help would be deeply appreciated. You can add a lot or a little to your registration or you can waive the early registration discounts to contribute to the fund.
There will be an all-age kid's program―inquire for details. Children under 12 who don't need their own bed (i.e. sleeping bags on the floor of their parents room) and who won't be eating at the conference are free.
Registration (with room and board) is only 280$ if done before June – email me (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or the above email address (Chris) for a copy of the registration form and/or more info!
***Breaking News – Pato Banton and his band are going to play on the first night of the conference! If you have not seen him perform live yet you are really missing something! http://www.myspace.com/patobanton