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December 1978

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


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