Florida Urantia Book readers have been having state-wide conferences since 1976. In these early days, Steve and Joycee (Patterson) Law, together with David Glass (who roamed the state gathering the names of UB readers everywhere he could find them) created the first Florida-wide community of Urantia Book readers. Every year the conference was moved to different parts of the state, and the community grew even more. In 1989 we had an opportunity to create an independent community whose sole purpose was to study and disseminate the teachings of The Urantia Book.
Our Mission Statement was:
[We are] an independent association of men and women who join together to share in the teachings of The Urantia Book.
[We] hold no opinion[s] on outside issues; [nor] endorse or oppose any causes, political or social … We encourage our members to unite their diverse points of view to foster the dissemination of the teachings of The Urantia Book and to share in the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man.
Our mission is to bring unity of purpose to the Urantia Book readers of Florida and to become better individuals, parents and teachers.
Our group became a model for other study groups in North and South America, that wanted a community of readers but did not want to align themselves with any particular organization. As the “umbrella” organizations matured, and they became more unified in their purpose, a small group of readers (including former members of the aforementioned group) decided it was time to create the Agondonter Boot Camp Society and offer our support and affiliation to the Urantia Fellowship, a social organization. In April 2015, this small community of readers and students, became an an official society of the Urantia Fellowship. We are still very focused on the most important parts of our original mission: studying the book; and, unifying the members of the community through their diversity and unique contributions. We invite you to join us, whether as a member or as an attendee.