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Life on Purpose: Living Service


Aprilhelen + Service Leaders

Start Date:

Saturday, May 25, 2024

End Date:

Saturday, November 23, 2024


10:00 am - 11:30 am MT
9:0 am PT/ 11:00 am CT/ 12:00 pm ET

Course Description

Explore your unique talents and hone skills needed to develop or improve feasible service projects and to live a purposeful, sustainable, and service-directed life. We invite you to join us in this hybrid course of the School of Service, inspired by higher values and real-world experience.

Art of Universal Language

Although this course is a production of UUI and geared toward Urantia Book students, we celebrate a multitude of viewpoints while enjoying spiritual unity. No specific belief, dogma, or creed is required, only a desire to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Students are welcome, whether it be from an established spiritual tradition or no particular religious belief system at all.

Alongside the identified areas of service, each session will lift up one of the pillars of universal language. There will be guidance and time to practice this higher-consciousness method of broad-spectrum communication.

Service Leader Guidance

This hybrid program of UUI’s School of Service will provide the opportunity for students to interact with experts in various areas of service. Service Leaders and you peers will guide the course.

The seven-session course will explore the Art of Universal Language, Preparations for Service, and the varying opportunities for service, discovering how service is experienced through five lenses:

  • Individuals

  • Families

  • Friends + Coworkers

  • Communities + Careers

  • Global Citizens

The seventh, final, session is a Service Celebration, a sharing circle for your evolving service projects and commitment to them.

Service Projects and Community

The course participants will be invited to engage in the out-of-class assignment of integrating the lessons from the Service Leaders and peers into a service project.

After the course, students will have the choice to become members of S.P.I.R.I.T., a social transformation community network, to continue to empower and partner with each other in the outcomes of the coursework. The practice of universal is a requirement of S.P.I.R.I.T. membership.

Our interfaith inspiration:

  • With God the Father, sonship is the great relationship. With God the Supreme, achievement is the prerequisite to status – one must do something as well as be something. The Urantia Book

  • Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. Viktor E. Frankl

  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi

  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us. AA Big Book

  • You are the light of the world. …let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14


Saturday, May 4th at 10:00 a.m. MT / 12:00 p.m. ET

If you have questions, please, email

Register at the link provided for the 2024 course.

May - November

4th Saturdays

9 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. MT / 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET

Sessions 1 - 6 are 90-minutes each and feature: 

  • Welcome + Centering moment

  • Introduction to the session

  • Small-group breakout with a Service Leader 

  • Large group reflection discussion 

  • Q&A for the Service Projects

The final session in November is the “Service Celebration" sharing circle which will a have unique format including space for student presentation of Service Projects (120 minutes).

Level: No prerequisite

Size: No students maximum

Language: English

Grading: None

Weekly Outline

Here are the session themes, with the concurrent highlighted themes of the Art of Universal Language:

Session 1: Preparations for Service / Preparations through Intention Setting

  • Personal evaluation to live your best service life, service project overview, and the value of serving in community

  • Understanding the value of centering yourself and honoring the language of group intention setting

Session 2: Service as Individuals / Exist in Full Presence

  • On vital aspects of lifestyle management for living a service-oriented life

  • Elevating the level of constant contact to the creative source

Session 3: Service in & through Families / Awareness of Audience

  • On modeling a service-oriented life

  • Acknowledging the importance of communications being led by your awareness of audience

Session 4: Service to Friends and Co-workers / Consciousness of Higher Values

  • On living a service-oriented life in relationships

  • Living your higher-consciousness values with integrity

Session 5: Service to Communities and through Careers / Inquiry at the Fore

  • On living a service-oriented life for communities and through careers

  • Seeking first to remain curious and listing to understand by the potent questions you pose

Session 6: Service as a Global Citizen / Exchange of Language 

  • On living a service-oriented life for the world we share

  • Being simultaneously in tune with the previous 5 pillars, so to exchange your energetic frequency, thoughts, body language, tone of voice, words, and actions

Session 7: “Service Celebration" Sharing Circle

  • Service Leaders and students celebrate on-going service and commit to S.P.I.R.I.T., the new social transformation community network 

Learning Outcomes

Your Instructor: Aprilhelen

Aprilhelen's personal motto is “Breathe, Love, Serve.” Being a lifelong second generation student of The Urantia Book, she was raised in an interfaith environment. Her passion for living a life of service is deeply rooted in the genuine desire to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people for the greatest length of time, across all spectrums of demographics. A twenty-five year career in sharing techniques of personal progress of body, mind, and spirit, is exactly why she is humbled and proud to reflect on her purposeful life as living loving service for the edification of humankind as a unique part of the diverse whole.

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