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ABOUT THIS MINISTRY

The Universal Truth Center’s Adult Education Ministry makes the universal spiritual principles of New Thought Christianity available to every individual through a wide variety of classes and seminars. The objective of this ministry is to teach students to live healthy, happy, and prosperous lives by releasing the divine potential within them in accordance with Divine Law.



THE COMPLETE 2016-17 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

WINTER TERM: 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

MASTER & MASTER PLUS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

JOHNNIE COLEMON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Accredited by Accrediting Commission International


Basic Truth Principles I – Learn new approaches to traditional Christian beliefs and understand New Thought Christian beliefs. Prerequisite: NONE. Text: Alternatives: New Approaches to Traditional Christian Beliefs, 10th Printing (W. L. Fisher) and The New Thought Christian (W. Warch). Days & Times: Tuesdays, 7-9 pm for 11 weeks. Teacher: Rev. J. Batchie. Credits: 3


Basic Truth Principles II – Continuation of Basic Truth I with a broader study of New Thought beliefs. Prerequisite: Basic Truth I. Text: Lessons in Truth, Centennial Edition (H. E. Cady). Days & Times: Mondays, 7-9 pm for 11 weeks. Teacher: Dr. B. Cobb. Credits: 3


Bible II: Developing Metaphysical Eyes – Gain knowledge of the Bible through the hidden and metaphysical meanings of proper names, key words, and the significance of numbers and symbols. Prerequisite: Bible I. Text: Hidden Mysteries of the Bible (J. E. Addington). Days & Times: Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm for 11 weeks. Teacher: Rev. Dr. A. Price. Credits: 3


Bible V: New Testament II (Metaphysical) – Explore an in-depth study of Jesus from his birth, to his Resurrection and to his Ascension while engaging in metaphysical study and interpretation. Prerequisite: Bible I- IV. Text: Your Hope of glory (E. S. Turner). Days & Times: Thursdays, 7-9 pm for 11 weeks. Teacher: J. Hazel. Credits: 3


Principles of Healing – Learn wisdom, insight, and practical advice from the many healing letters Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, answered from those requesting her advice on how to deal with life’s challenges. Prerequisite: Basic Truth Principles I & II. Text: Healing Letters M. Fillmore). Days & Times: Mondays, 7-9 pm for 11 weeks. Teacher: M. Johnson. Credits: 3


Discover the Power Within – Rediscover the divine dimensions within you and recommit to living according to your divinity through the teachings of Jesus. Prerequisite: Basic Truth Principles I & II. Text: Discover the Power Within You: A Guide to the Unexplored Depths Within (E. Butterworth). Days & Times: Mondays, 7-9 pm for 11 weeks. Teacher: Rev. J. Batchie. Credits: 3


Elective (Bible): Use the great dramas of the Bible to gain greater meaning to your life and positive transformation of your story. Prerequisite: None. Text: The Holy Bible (New Revised Standard Version, NRSV). Days & Times: Saturdays, 9-11 am for 10 weeks. Teacher: E. Wright. Credits: 2


Elective (Prosperity): Learn practical ideas to increase your prosperity through learning “How to Have Unexpected Income.” Prerequisite: None. Text: How to Have “Unexpected” Income (J. W. Adams). Days & Times: Tuesdays, 7-9 pm for 10 weeks. Teacher: N. Emanuel. Credits: 2.
LOCATION: UNIVERSAL TRUTH CENTER


Elective (Prosperity): Learn practical ideas to increase your prosperity through learning “How to Have Unexpected Income.” Prerequisite: None. Text: How to Have “Unexpected” Income (J. W. Adams). Days & Times: Saturdays, 10am-12 pm for 10 weeks. Teacher: N. Emanuel. Credits: 2.
LOCATION: Marshall Williamson Park, 6125 SW 68th Street, South Miami FL 33143


Elective (Prayer): Gain reassurance to the power and presence of God in coping with everyday situations. Prerequisite: Basic Truth I and II. Text: God Will See You Through (M. Kupferle). Days & Times: Tuesdays, 7-9 pm for 10 weeks. Teacher: P. Broome-Webster. Credits: 2


Elective (Basic Principles): Learn how to use the UFBL Five Basic Principles as tools to demonstrating a more meaningful, spiritual life. Prerequisite: Basic Truth I and II. Text: A Tool Box to Wake Up Your Spiritual Life: The Impact of the Metaphysical Approach to God (G. Fitchpritch). Days & Times: Tuesdays, 7-9 pm for 10 weeks. Teacher: M. Miller. Credits: 2


Elective (Success): Learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways to attain great success and satisfaction. Prerequisite: None. Text: The Magic of Thinking Big (D. Schwartz). Days & Times: Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm for 10 weeks. Teacher: Rev. C. Taylor. Credits: 2


BOOK CLUB

Join in 52 weeks of gratitude exercises, journaling, meditations, and “time-ins” starting on January 1, 2017 and ending on December 31, 2017. Conduct your reading of the book and weekly exercises before coming together once a month to share and gain greater inspiration. Informational Meetings will be held on December 11, 2016 and January 8, 2017, 12:30pm-1:00pm. No registration fee though registration is required. A love offering is encouraged at the monthly meetings. Prerequisite: None. Text: Even Happier: A Gratitude Journal for Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment (T. Ben-Shahar). Days & Times: Once a month, January to December 2017. Teacher: M. Washington. Credits: 0


MASTER PLUS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Master Plus, Session II: Mysteries of John – Explore the Gospel of John from the metaphysical to the mystical in understanding the unity of God, humanity and creation. Gain greater awareness on how to express your spiritual identity and how to live an extraordinary, spirit-filled life. Prerequisite: Master Plus, Session I. Text: Mysteries of John (Fillmore) and The Bible (NRSV). Day & Time: Thursdays, 7-9 pm for 12 weeks. Teacher: Dr. B. Cobb. Credits: 3


MASTER PLUS GRADUATE COURSE

What is the meaning of life? – This course supports the Master Plus graduate in maintaining lifelong learner practices through advanced studies of spirituality. Engage in a comparative analysis of Fillmorian Philosophy and the selected text to answer the posed question. Prerequisite: Master Plus Certificate. Text: On the Meaning of Life (W. Durant). Days & Times: March 26-30, 2017, Sunday, 12:30pm-2:40pm and Monday-Thursday, 6-9 pm. Teacher: Dr. B. Cobb. Credits: 0

MASTER PLUS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Master Plus Program, Session 1: Prosperity – This is the first of three classes designed to expand consciousness beyond the metaphysical to the mystical. Learn Charles Fillmore’s 12 mystical lessons to transforming the mind to experience prosperity. A Master Plus Certificate is earned with eligibility to participate in the annual Graduation Ceremony upon the completion of all sessions. Prerequisite: Master Certificate. Text: Prosperity (C. Fillmore). Day & Time: Thursdays, 7-9 pm for 12 weeks. Teacher: Dr. B. Cobb. Credits: 3

MASTER PLUS GRADUATE COURSE

What is the meaning of life? – This course supports the Master Plus graduate in maintaining lifelong learner practices through advanced studies of spirituality. Engage in a comparative analysis of Fillmorian Philosophy and the selected text to answer the posed question. Prerequisite: Master Plus Certificate. Text: On the Meaning of Life (W. Durant). Days & Times: March 26-30, 2017, Monday-Thursday, 6-9 pm for five days. Teacher: Dr. B. Cobb. Credits: 0 or 3 credits for licensed teachers completing approved Learning Agreement to partially meet UFBL Continuing Education Units.

SEMINAR (Freedom)

“Are African-Americans still slaves? Why can’t Black folks get together? What is the psychological consequence for Blacks and Whites of picturing God as a Caucasian? Learn to break the chains of your mental slavery.” Join the conversation and seminar activities. Prerequisite: None. Text: Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery (Na’im Akbar). Day & Time: February 18, 2017, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Facilitator: T. Rowan. Credits: 0 or 2 credits for those completing additional seminar requirements to meet JCTS elective requirements.

UNIVERSAL TRUTH CENTER LIFE ENHANCEMENT STUDIES

The UTC Entrepreneurial Project – The Project Team will continue their development and participate in an entrepreneur practicum. This is an ongoing project with the team producing a minimum of three products to market. Facilitators: Dr. B. Cobb, M. Legore, V. Roberts, and guest presenters


Coping with Loss – Many people are grappling with ways to cope with the November election results. Gain help in processing grief over the outcome or with loss of any kind; such as, loss of a job, break-up of a relationship, transition of a loved one, children leaving home, loved ones moving away, etc. This is an ongoing class that will meet on Mondays, 7-8:30 pm for 8 weeks. Class will begin on January 9th. Text: A Grief Observed. (C. S. Lewis) Teacher: Rev. V. Nelson Certified Bereavement Facilitator


Retire Inspired Seminar – Get serious about your retirement, not in reference to your age, but as a financial number; the amount you need to live your dream life in retirement. Retire inspired, not broke, stressed, or working longer than you desire. Attend one of the sessions on Tuesday, January 3rd 6pm-9 pm or Wednesday, February 15th 6pm-9pm. Text: Retire Inspired (C. Hogan). Facilitator: Dr. B. Cobb


An Orientation to UFBL Teaching and Ministry Programs – Open to UTC members interested in becoming UFBL licensed teachers or ordained ministers. Participants must have Senior Minister’s approval to participate in the Orientation. The first of three sessions will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from noon to 2 pm. The dates for the remaining sessions will be decided at the first session. Contact the Director of the Adult Education Ministry for details.


T’ai-Chi Chuan or T’ai Chi (pronounced “tie-jee”) – Learn to “quiet” your mind through meditation in movement. Learn to achieve unity, harmony and balance within and without. Everyone is welcomed. No prior experience is necessary. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, A LOVE OFFERING IS ENCOURAGED. Ongoing class meets Mondays and Wednesdays (year-round), 11 am-Noon. Text: NONE. Facilitator: Dr. G. Hutson


Line Dance – Join the UTC Steppers and achieve fitness and improved health benefits. Medical research reports that you can increase your energy, reduce stress, stay mentally fit and many more benefits through line dance. A onetime $15.00 registration is required and a love offering is encouraged at all sessions. Ongoing class meets every Monday and Tuesday evenings, 6-7:30 pm. Text: NONE. Facilitator: B. Paschal


Sewing /Crafts Gathering – Bring your sewing or craft projects and all materials to work on your own at the weekly gatherings. The sewing materials available for use are iron, ironing board, and cutting mat. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, A LOVE OFFERING IS ENCOURAGED. Join the creative fun on Saturdays, 11-1 pm. Facilitator: Adult Education Ministry


Adult Bible Sunday School – Expand your knowledge and understanding of the Bible. Learn the stories of the Bible, their metaphysical interpretations, and the meaning for your life. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, A LOVE OFFERING IS ENCOURAGED. Prerequisite: NONE. Class Requirements: The Bible (NRSV), The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary (C. Fillmore), and a desire for greater understanding of the Scriptures. Days & Times: Every Sunday (year-round), 8-9:25am. Teacher: Rev. L. Clodfelter


Toastmasters – Attend the weekly Universal Toastmasters Club #7653 meetings every Saturday, 8-10 am. Become a part of Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development. Gain greater self-confidence and personal growth through your participation. Register and join Toastmasters International at the meeting.


Prayer Meeting – Attend weekly prayer meeting conducted by the UTC Prayer and Healing Ministry on every Tuesday, 6-7 pm. ATTEND for prayer, Sunday church service lesson reflection, and much more. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, A LOVE OFFERING IS ENCOURAGED. Facilitator: Pauline Broome-Webster



WELCOME!

We’re so glad you’ve decided to take some classes!


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTRATION FEES

The class registration fee is $15.00 or otherwise noted in the class description. The registration fee for all Master Plus Program sessions is $75.00.    ALL registration fees are non-refundable.  All registrations received on or after the first class meeting are assessed a $5.00 late fee.  A love offering is encouraged during classes, workshops and seminars.

IN PERSON

You can register in person Sunday through Thursday at the Universal Truth Center.

ONLINE

Will be available soon.

BY MAIL

Complete a Class Registration envelope and enclose your check in the envelope.  Mail your registration to the Adult Education Ministry at the Universal Truth Center.   Register Early.   Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

CREDITS

Students in the Master Certificate and Master Plus programs earn 3 credits for all required classes and 2 credits for all elective classes held for 10 weeks.  Electives are not offered in the Master Plus Program.  Students of the Life Enhancement Studies do not receive credits.

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Faculty will discuss class texts and other required materials at the first class meeting.  All required and supplemental books for classes are available at the Illuminations Bookstore on the Universal Truth Center.  Students are encouraged to purchase books from the UTC bookstore to ensure your book is from the same publisher used in the class or workshop.  Class books should be purchased before the first day of class.

CLASS DURATIONS

All Master Certificate Program required classes meet for 11-weeks.  All elective classes meet for 10-weeks.  The Master Plus Program classes meet for 12-weeks.  Details about the duration of Life Enhancement Classes are included in the class descriptions.

REFUNDS

If your class is cancelled for any reason, a refund check will be mailed to you two weeks after the cancellation of the class.   All issues regarding refunds MUST be directed to the Adult Education Registrar.

CHILD CARE

Requests for child care MUST be made in writing at the time of registration.  You will be notified prior to the first day of class as to whether your request can be accommodated.

U P C O M I N G
E V E N T S

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace
(Spring 2017)
Healing Gardens
(TBA)
Handy Hands Fix-It
(TBA)
Orientation for Aspiring 2017 UFBL Teacher Applicants
(Winter 2017)
Retire Inspired One Day Event
(Winter 2017)
Technology and Social Media
(TBA)
UTC Board Candidate and Membership Development
(November, 2016)

UTC LOCATION

21310 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Please don’t hesitate to email us or give us a call at (305) 624-4991.

How do I get there?

 FROM I-95
Take FL-826 W to NW 167th St in Miami Gardens. Take the exit toward NW 37th Ave/Douglas Rd from FL-826 W. Drive north on 37th Ave/Douglas Rd to 213th street

FROM THE TURNPIKE
Take Florida’s Turnpike to FL-817 S/NW 27th Ave/University Commerce Ct in Miramar. Take exit 4X from Florida’s Turnpike. Take NW 211th St to NW 37th Ave/Douglas Rd in Miami Gardens. Drive north on 37th Ave/Douglas Rd to 213th street.



2016-2017 ACADEMIC CALENDAR - UTC ADULT EDUCATION MINISTRY

SELECT ONE OF THE TERM TABS BELOW TO SEE THE SEMESTER SCHEDULES
August 14, 2016
Fall Term Registration BEGINS
Financial Peace Registration BEGINS

August 27, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: United by Cory Booker, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

September 6, 2016
FALL TERM BEGINS

September 17, 2016
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR FALL TERM

September 30, 2016

MOVIE: Inside Out 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 1, 2016
WORKSHOP: How to Get A Handle On Your Emotions (LIVE Taping)

October 24, 2016
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 8-WEEK CLASSES

October 31, 2016 Faculty Submit Rosters for 10-Week Certificates (Electives)

November 7, 2016
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 10-WEEK CLASSES
Faculty Submit Rosters for 11-Week Classes (Required Classes)
Faculty Submit Rosters for 12-Week Class (Master Plus Certificate)

November 12, 2016
JCTS Commencement Rehearsal

November 13, 2016
JCTS Commencement Program

November 14, 2016
NO CLASSES – OBSERVANCE OF VETERAN’S DAY

November 14, 2016
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 11-WEEK CLASSES (Required Classes)
Faculty Submit Rosters for 12-week certificates

November 17, 2016
LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR 12-WEEK CLASS (Master Plus Certificate)

November 20, 2016
Winter Term Registration BEGINS

November 24-25, 2016
UNIVERSAL TRUTH CENTER CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

November 30, 2016
FALL TERM ENDS
December 4, 2016- January 21, 2017
Registration Continues

December 4, 2017
Last Day to Register For Financial Peace Flex Winter Term Class

January 8, 2017
WINTER TERM BEGINS

January 8, 2017
Financial Peace Flex Class Begins 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Sundays until March 12, 2017)

January 16, 2017
NO CLASSES – OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. DAY

January 21, 2017
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR WINTER TERM

March 4, 2017
SEMINAR: Sisters In Law, Civil and Spiritual 11:00 am – 1:00pm

March 5, 2017
Registration Begins for Spring Term

March 6, 2017
Faculty Submit Rosters for 10-Week Certificates (Elective Courses)

March 12, 2017
Last Day of Class for Financial Peace Flex

March 13, 2017
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 10-WEEK COURSES (Elective Courses)
Faculty Submit Rosters for 11-Week Certificates (Required Courses)
Faculty Submit Rosters for 12-Week Certificates (Master Plus)

March 20, 2017
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 11-WEEK COURSES (Required Courses)

March 23, 2017
LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR 12-WEEK COURSES (Master Plus Certificate)

March 26 – 30, 2017
Master Plus Graduate Course

March 31, 2017
WINTER TERM ENDS
April 3 – April 15, 2017
Registration Continues for Spring Term

April 3, 2017
SPRING TERM BEGINS

April 5, 2017
Financial Peace Class begins

April 22, 2017
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR 2016 SPRING TERM

April 28, 2017
Pursuit-of-Happyness

MOVIE: In Pursuit of Happyness, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

April 29, 2017
SEMINAR: Crazy Faith Challenge, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

May, TBA, 2017
JCTS Colloquium

May 29, 2017
NO CLASSES – OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

May 30, 2017
Faculty Submit Rosters for 10-Week Certificates (Elective Courses)

June 5, 2017
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 10-WEEK COURSES
Faculty Submit Rosters for 11-Week Certificates (Required)

June 7, 2017
Last Day for Financial Peace Class

June 12, 2017
Faculty Submit Rosters for 12-Week Certificates (Master Plus)
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 11-WEEK CLASSES (Required)

June 22, 2017
LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR MASTER PLUS CLASS
Term Ends 6/30/2017
+ FALL TERM
August 14, 2016
Fall Term Registration BEGINS
Financial Peace Registration BEGINS

August 27, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: United by Cory Booker, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

September 6, 2016
FALL TERM BEGINS

September 17, 2016
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR FALL TERM

September 30, 2016

MOVIE: Inside Out 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 1, 2016
WORKSHOP: How to Get A Handle On Your Emotions (LIVE Taping)

October 24, 2016
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 8-WEEK CLASSES

October 31, 2016 Faculty Submit Rosters for 10-Week Certificates (Electives)

November 7, 2016
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 10-WEEK CLASSES
Faculty Submit Rosters for 11-Week Classes (Required Classes)
Faculty Submit Rosters for 12-Week Class (Master Plus Certificate)

November 12, 2016
JCTS Commencement Rehearsal

November 13, 2016
JCTS Commencement Program

November 14, 2016
NO CLASSES – OBSERVANCE OF VETERAN’S DAY

November 14, 2016
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 11-WEEK CLASSES (Required Classes)
Faculty Submit Rosters for 12-week certificates

November 17, 2016
LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR 12-WEEK CLASS (Master Plus Certificate)

November 20, 2016
Winter Term Registration BEGINS

November 24-25, 2016
UNIVERSAL TRUTH CENTER CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

November 30, 2016
FALL TERM ENDS
+ WINTER TERM
December 4, 2016- January 21, 2017
Registration Continues

December 4, 2017
Last Day to Register For Financial Peace Flex Winter Term Class

January 8, 2017
WINTER TERM BEGINS

January 8, 2017
Financial Peace Flex Class Begins 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Sundays until March 12, 2017)

January 16, 2017
NO CLASSES – OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. DAY

January 21, 2017
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR WINTER TERM

March 4, 2017
SEMINAR: Sisters In Law, Civil and Spiritual 11:00 am – 1:00pm

March 5, 2017
Registration Begins for Spring Term

March 6, 2017
Faculty Submit Rosters for 10-Week Certificates (Elective Courses)

March 12, 2017
Last Day of Class for Financial Peace Flex

March 13, 2017
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 10-WEEK COURSES (Elective Courses)
Faculty Submit Rosters for 11-Week Certificates (Required Courses)
Faculty Submit Rosters for 12-Week Certificates (Master Plus)

March 20, 2017
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 11-WEEK COURSES (Required Courses)

March 23, 2017
LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR 12-WEEK COURSES (Master Plus Certificate)

March 26 – 30, 2017
Master Plus Graduate Course

March 31, 2017
WINTER TERM ENDS
+ SPRING TERM
April 3 – April 15, 2017
Registration Continues for Spring Term

April 3, 2017
SPRING TERM BEGINS

April 5, 2017
Financial Peace Class begins

April 22, 2017
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR 2016 SPRING TERM

April 28, 2017
Pursuit-of-Happyness

MOVIE: In Pursuit of Happyness, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

April 29, 2017
SEMINAR: Crazy Faith Challenge, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

May, TBA, 2017
JCTS Colloquium

May 29, 2017
NO CLASSES – OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

May 30, 2017
Faculty Submit Rosters for 10-Week Certificates (Elective Courses)

June 5, 2017
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 10-WEEK COURSES
Faculty Submit Rosters for 11-Week Certificates (Required)

June 7, 2017
Last Day for Financial Peace Class

June 12, 2017
Faculty Submit Rosters for 12-Week Certificates (Master Plus)
LAST WEEK OF CLASS FOR 11-WEEK CLASSES (Required)

June 22, 2017
LAST DAY OF CLASS FOR MASTER PLUS CLASS
Term Ends 6/30/2017