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A Youth and Young Adult Conference

Gloucester, MA

Thurs, Apr 18-Sun, Apr 21, 2013

Join us in New England this spring! Our upcoming YaYA Conference takes us to Massachusetts, where idealists once gathered to bring forth a nation founded on the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. More than 200 years later, a new group of idealists will gather to bring forth a world founded on the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood and sisterhood of humankind.

This will be a very special gathering of youth and young adults who are interested in dedicating themselves to creating spiritual fellowship on Urantia. We will focus on the theme of REGENERATION as we seek to carry out these ideals from The Urantia Book:

Religion does need new leaders, spiritual men and women who will dare to depend solely on Jesus and his incomparable teachings. If Christianity persists in neglecting its spiritual mission while it continues to busy itself with social and material problems, the spiritual renaissance must await the coming of these new teachers of Jesus’ religion who will be exclusively devoted to the spiritual regeneration of men. And then will these spirit-born souls quickly supply the leadership and inspiration requisite for the social, moral, economic, and political reorganization of the world.[195:9.4]

HHHomeLeftThis historic event will fittingly be held at a historic home on the North Shore: The Charles Hovey House. This beautiful space will be ours for lodging, meals, group gatherings, and walks on the beach all weekend. We invite you to join us there for a groundbreaking conference that will include:

  • Group discussions and workshops on the theme of spiritual regeneration: How do we personally and collectively devote ourselves to the leadership and inspiration that will change the world?

  • Service work on farms in the local area such as the Food Project and Fellowship Farm

  • An inter-generational gathering with Urantia Book readers from the local area

  • Interfaith discussion and activities with youth and young adults in the large Christian community on the North Shore

  • Daily worship and music, hiking, beach combing, sharing meals, and exploring the historic towns of Gloucester and Beverly and the natural beauty that surrounds them

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We ask everyone to try to arrive Thursday evening so we can begin the program Friday morning. Check-in time at the Hovey House is 4 pm Thursday. The nearest airport is Logan International in Boston, and there are a number of transportation options to get from Boston to the Hovey House. The easiest is the Gloucester commuter rail line, which stops just a ½ mile from the house. We will be happy to help you coordinate transportation.

Thanks to funding from the Urantia Book Fellowship, registration and housing at the Hovey House is only $25 for the entire conference. A delicious free breakfast will also be provided each morning.  We will need a firm commitment in order to accommodate everyone. Please register below to let us know you plan to join us for this regenerating Earth Day weekend!

With love,

The YaYA Committee

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