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YaYA Boulder Invitational A gathering of young Urantia Book readers

Friday, June 3rd-Monday, June 6th 2011 University Memorial Center (UMC) University of Colorado, Boulder This Invitational is the very first of its kind! Hosted by the Youth and Young Adult Committee of the Urantia Book Fellowship, we invite young people from around the world to join us in Boulder for a fun and inspiring weekend of conversations about our role as the rising generation of Urantia Book readers. The Boulder Invitational is intended to give young readers an opportunity to get to know each other through thought-provoking programs and social experiences in one of the most beautiful settings on earth: Boulder, Colorado. We will discuss everything from reaching our personal potential to conducting campus outreach to supporting each other in our small but vital community. Participants will also have a chance to help shape the weekend through their own ideas and contributions. The basic schedule of events is below, and you will receive more information when you register. We are breaking new ground and hope you will join us in building the future of the Fifth Epochal Revelation. Our goal during this weekend is to produce major lasting results for future generations to build upon, and your participation will help guide that vision. We also strive to better represent and foster young Urantia Book readers, and what better way than to spend time together in a stunning space, growing in friendship and spirit. We’ll see you there! The Details: Location:

University Memorial Center (UMC) 1669 Euclid Avenue Boulder, CO 80309


All programs will take place in the UMC and room numbers are included in the schedule below. We will also host a few events in nearby locations, for which transportation will be provided. Lodging:

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites (Recommended) 970 28th Street Boulder, CO 80303 This hotel is walking distance from the UMC and we have arranged for a limited number of rooms with 2 Queen beds for $65/night and rooms with 1 King bed for $60/night. Free continental breakfast is included. The manager, Kevin Ripley, can be reached at 303-4437800. Mention the YaYA Invitational to receive the discount.


Free! Dinner will be provided Saturday and Sunday night, but otherwise participants are expected to pay for their own meals. For questions about financial assistance with transportation and lodging costs, please contact Tony Finstad at 907-830-8816.

Schedule: Friday June 3 4:30-6:30 pm

Check In UMC room 247 We will have an informal check in as everyone arrives on campus and gets settled. The evening will be open for getting dinner, exploring Boulder, and getting to know each other.

Saturday June 4 9-10:30 am Worship and Introductions UMC 5th Floor Terrace We will start the morning outside on the roof of the UMC with a worship service and a chance to introduce ourselves. 10:30 am-12 pm Workshop: Errol Strider UMC Room 382-386 Errol will guide us in a renowned training program about realizing our personal potential. 12-1:30 pm

Lunch at the Farmer’s Market on the Pearl Street Mall

1:30-2:30 pm

Breakout discussion groups (part 1)

2:30-3:30 pm

Breakout discussion groups (part 2) UMC (Various Rooms) We will hold small-group discussions on a variety of topics about youth and young adults in the Urantia movement.

3:30-5 pm

Full-group recap UMC Room 382-386 We will reconnect as a group after our first full day of training and discussion.

5:30 pm

Dinner and pool party at the home of Mo and Jen Siegel

Mo and Jen have generously provided their home and Jen’s always-delicious spread so that we can hang out and relax together. Transportation will be provided. Sunday June 5 9 am-12 pm

Hike, Worship, Conversation, and Picnic We will pick up picnic fixings and head into the Rocky Mountain foothills at Chautauqua Park for a morning spent in worshipful recognition of each other as children of God. Transportation will be provided.

12-1:30 pm

Workshop: Don Green UMC Room 382-386 Don will share his wealth of knowledge and experience on the topics of campus outreach and introducing the Urantia Book to young people.

1:30-2:30 pm

Breakout discussion groups (part 1)

2:30-3:30 pm

Breakout discussion groups (part 2) UMC (Various Rooms) We will hold small-group discussions on a variety of topics about youth and young adults in the Urantia movement.

3:30-4:30 pm

Full-group recap and preparation for evening presentation UMC Room 382-386 We will reconnect as a group and prepare for our presentation at the Planetarium.

5-7 pm

Planetarium Show with the Rocky Mountain Spiritual Fellowship Fiske Planetarium 2414 Regent Dr Boulder, CO 80309 We will join members of the Rocky Mountain Spiritual Fellowship for an evening of presentations and a planetarium show led by Urantian scientist Chris Halvorson.

7 pm

Potluck Dinner with the Rocky Mountain Spiritual Fellowship Location TBA

Monday June 6 9-10 am

Meet Up UMC Room 382-386 We will convene at the UMC by 10 am to plan the day’s excursions!

10 am

Explore Boulder! We will take off to experience this beautiful city. Tea and scones at the Dushanbe Tea House, hiking up to Devil’s Thumb, tubing down Boulder Creek, watching street performers on the Pearl Street Mall, sampling fudge at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate

Factory, seeing a show at the Fox Theater, swimming and sunbathing at the Boulder Reservoir...It’s all there for us to try! So register, buy your plane tickets or fill your car up with gas and come have an inspiring weekend at the First-Ever Youth and Young Adult Invitational!


YaYA Boulder Invitational  
YaYA Boulder Invitational  

Outline for Youth and Young Adults Invitational.