EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LETTER
TO: General Councilors, Society Presidents, and Field Representatives
The program for the Field Representatives Workshop on March 5 and 6 has been completed and copies are enclosed for each Field Representative. It was good to talk with each Field Representative over the weekend. Everyone will be participating in the workshop and we are anticipating a productive and exhilarating get-together.
There is encouraging progress in the process of finding common ground in the wording of the Confirmatory Agreement. Urantia Foundation in December sent a letter responding to the three questions submitted by the First Urantia Society of Oklahoma last year. The Oklahoma Society discussed the letter thoroughly and authorized their "Committee on Confirmatory Agreement" to draft and forward a reply to me to give to the Foundation by February 26. The Oklahoma Society plans to share their response with all of you early in March. This correspondence has educational value for all of us and we hope will expedite reaching a "Confirmatory Agreement" with the Foundation throughout the Brotherhood.
The following changes in regulations concerning members-at-large were made by the Executive Committee:
The Urantia Foundation has decided to raise the price of The Urantia Book to $26.00 on March 1, 1977. The price of The Urantia Book has not been raised since 1971 and, I understand, the cost of living index has risen around 43% since that date. The cost of printing and general office expense have made a price raise virtually mandatory. The decision has also been made to discontinue discounts to members and societies purchasing books in any quantity after March 1, 1977.
This has always been a questionable policy and the Foundation has now decided to terminate it. The cold weather and energy crisis are forcing us to break our old habits of thinking and living. Hopefully, there will be some transfer in our ways of thinking about the moral-spiritual crisis of our age. New and enlarged spiritual concepts may be more acceptable to a society conditioned to find new approaches to its material problems. May each of us strive to be in the vanguard of this searching generation.
Meredith J. Sprunger, President
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