Nature and Nurture of the Soul – March 28-31, 2024

Faith is to religion what sails are to a ship; it is an addition of power, not an added burden of life. 159:3.8, (1766.4)

Mind is your ship, the Adjuster is your pilot, the human will is captain. The master of the mortal vessel should have the wisdom to trust the divine pilot to guide the ascending soul into the morontia harbors of eternal survival. 111:1.9, (1217.4)


Thank you all who came to the conference, we were delighted you could join us.
We expect to have some sort of post-conference publication, whether the presentations or video, but at this point we don’t know exactly what or when.
Check back for more information.


Come set sail with us!

Mark your calendars now for the next exciting Urantia Association International Conference in 2024! This will be the 12th International Conference of the Association and is being organized by Urantia Association of the United States (UAUS).   It will take place from the afternoon of March 28 thru noon March 31, 2024 (Thursday-Sunday)

The conference is a thorough study of the soul, with eight topics divided into two categories.  Reading lists will be provided prior to the conference for those who wish to prepare in advance.

Check-in opens 3pm Thursday afternoon.  There will be a welcome dinner at 5pm followed by a meet and greet reception with music and entertainment hosted by the Hawaii Urantia Local Association (H.U.L.A.).  See below in the zoom details for more program information.

Friday we will study the nature of our soul, including:

  • Your Thought Adjuster Initiates and Fosters Your Soul
  • Your Soul Is Morontial in Nature
  • Soul Consciousness Leads to God-Consciousness
  • Your Father on Paradise is the Destiny of Your Soul

Saturday we will study how to nurture our soul, including:

  • Your Soul Grows as you do the Father’s Will
  • The Spirit of Truth and Seraphic Guidance Stimulate Soul Growth
  • Worship and Prayer Promote Soul Growth
  • Your Soul Grows through Loving Ministry and Religious Living

Here are the 2024 UAUS conference readings, which include all references from The Urantia Book about the soul, organized by topic.

Easter Sunday we will conclude the conference with worship and a time for remembrance of Jesus.

Late registration pricing is in effect – $375.

Conference registration includes two lunches as well as morning and afternoon hospitality.  (Lunch Sunday is not included.)  Your room registration includes breakfasts and dinners. There might be some events after the conference ends (such as a Sunday afternoon tour) that require an additional fee.

Zoom broadcast – scroll to bottom for details

Children and Teen Program

Kids have no registration fee for the conference, but there might be a minimal fee for the big kids and teens field trip (not more than $20) that will be paid separately.

Please indicate on the registration form if you are bringing children.  You will be contacted for more details for planning purposes.  Email if you have questions.

COVID Information

Your health and safety is important to us.  COVID continues to spread, especially in a conference setting.  We urge attendees to be fully vaccinated. We will respect people’s decision whether to wear a mask to protect both themselves and others.  We also urge people to use non-contact greetings, for example “Namaste” rather than handshakes or hugs during the conference.  Attendees will need to comply with the conference center’s rules, which might change.  They can be found by clicking here.

Registration and Lodging

Click here to complete the conference registration form.

Note that registration is complete only after your payment has been processed.

Keep reading below for accommodation information – your conference registration does not include your lodging.

Be sure to read and understand the liability information:

Accommodation Information

The closest airport is the Baltimore/Washington International Airport (airport code BWI).  Shuttle service will be provided (at no cost) to the conference center.  You can call the Maritime center for more information.  Their shuttle visits BWI and an Amtrak station – but call them to ask for details and scheduling.

Hotel rooms are booked separately through the Maritime Conference Center.  You may stay at a different hotel if you wish.  Breakfast and dinner are included with MCC rooms.  (Note that you need to be either a conference attendee or room guest to make use of amenities on the site.)  If a member of your group is not going to attend the conference activities, please let us know so we can provide local area information.  We will help arrange group tours if enough people are interested.

  • To reserve rooms at the hotel serving the conference center call 410-859-5700 and press 7 for reservations. This will connect you to the front desk. Remember to tell them group code 1456.
  • Ask the person there to make reservations during the “Urantia Association International Conference” dated 3/28/2024 through 3/31/2024.
  • The only requirement is that a reservation be connected to the conference. Room reservations can begin before or end after the conference.
  • Stays can also be extended. While attending the conference, visit the front desk and ask for the extension.
  • Room rates are $139 single occupancy or $184 double occupancy plus applicable taxes.
  • Note: call MCC to make room reservations – their online reservation system does not correctly show rooms for the conference.

Volunteers are needed to lead breakout sessions and to give brief talks on the program topics, as well as help with conference organization, check-ins, and other activities.

Check back for updates on entertainment, speaker list,  and group tours.

Let us know on the registration form if you are interested in children’s events or childcare.

Questions?  Want to help?  Email

Zoom Broadcast

Portions of the conference will be live-streamed.
The livestream is free, no registration required, and portions of it will be translated into Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

The broadcast will be available during the following periods:

  • Friday, March 29th, at 8:45 am EDT to 4:10 pm EDT
  • Saturday, March 30th, at 8:45 EDT to 4:10 pm EDT
  • Sunday, March 31st, at 8:15 am EDT to 11:00 am EDT

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 865 0098 3536

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More details are available here:

Schedule of speakers – times are approximate:


8:45 AM 9:20 AM Your Thought Adjuster Initiates and Fosters Your Soul – Ralph Zehr

10:40 AM 11:05 AM Developmental Stages in our Embryonic Soul Growth – Marvin Gawryn

1:45 PM 2:20 PM Soul Consciousness Leads to God-Consciousness – Gard Jameson

3:40 PM 4:10 PM Your Father on Paradise is the Destiny of Your Soul – Joyce and David Anderson


8:45 AM 9:20 AM Your Soul Grows as You Do the Father’s Will – Martha Pingel

10:40 AM 11:10 AM The Spirit of Truth and Seraphic Guidance Stimulate Soul Growth – Chris Wood

1:45 PM 2:20 PM Worship and Prayer Promote Soul Growth – Tamara Strumfeld Auditorium

3:40 PM 4:10 PM Your Soul Grows Through Loving Ministry and Religious Living – Alejandro Arán, UYA


Worship 8:45-11am, including children’s program, music, presentation by Geoff Taylor, and announcement of next conference


This conference is promoted and hosted by Urantia Association International and Urantia Association of the United States.

Sponsored by Urantia Foundation and Truthbook