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The Thought Adjusters - Read & Discuss
Michael Hill
Start Date:
September 15, 2024
End Date:
October 5,2024

The Thought Adjusters - Read & Discuss

9:00 am - 11 am PT / 12 pm - 2 pm ET (5 pm GMT)
Course Description

This pilot program of UUI’s Read and Discuss (R&D) endeavor begins with the five Adjuster Papers 107-111. In addition to providing an opportunity to expand one’s cosmic consciousness and enhance spiritual perception regarding Adjusters, it also provides a forum for developing religious habits of recognizing spiritual living in others, reflection on divine values and cosmic meanings, and sharing one’s spiritual life with others.

The R&D format requires participants to read the selected material the week before a Saturday Zoom call.  Going section by section we will  address questions and share insights, We will then break into three-person small groups for fellowship and respond to relevant prompts from the week’s reading. We will then  re-group and share responses to the prompts.

An optional worksheet for each paper is also provided.

No. A video will be provided.

We will spend the first 30-45 minutes going section by section of the paper(s) for the week asking questions and sharing insights.

When finished we’ll spend 30 minutes in 3-person break-out rooms getting to know one another better and discussing responses to 3-4 prompts from the papers for the session.

We’ll reconvene and discuss our responses to the prompts.

Weekly Outline

Week 1: (Sunday, September 15 - Friday, September 20)

Read Papers 107 and 108

Live Zoom Discussion: Saturday, September 21

Week 2: (Sunday, September 22- Friday, September 27)

Read Papers 109 and 110

Live Zoom Discussion: Saturday, September 28

Week 3: (Sunday, September 29 - Saturday, October 4)

Read Paper 111

Live Zoom Discussion: Saturday, October 5

Learning Outcomes

A deeper understanding of the origin, nature, and work of our divine indwelling Adjusters, as well as enjoying an opportunity to experience religious habits of living.

The Thought Adjusters - Read & Discuss

Michael Hill has been an avid reader and student of The Urantia Book since 1965. Its truths and concepts have formed the core of his life and continue to do so. In the late 1970s through the late 1980s he presented workshops at various Urantia Book conferences; he co-founded The School of Meanings and Values in the 1970s with Polly Friedman, another long-time reader whose mother was in the Forum.

Michael was an activist in his Santa Monica community, serving on numerous boards and commissions including the Santa Monica-Malibu School Board. He was also instrumental in creating a nonprofit that works to place at-risk individuals, veterans, and students in meaningful, career-track employment in construction and related trades.

He holds a masters degree in clinical psychology and is a retired marriage, family and child counselor, high school teacher, and consultant on land use for school districts. He has facilitated online courses for Urantia Book Internet International School and Urantia University Institute, created the Urantia Book Fellowship’s Inmate Correspondence Program, and writes articles for the Interfaith column in his local newspapers, the Fellowship’s Mighty Messenger, and The Fellowship Herald. He lives with his partner on their small hay and berry farm in Alsea, Oregon.

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