Yellowstone Five-Day Academy - NEW DATES English

Rollins, Montana

Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp

septiembre 24 - septiembre 29, 2017

Theme:  "Soul Work for the World"

Faculty:  Frank Rogers & Suzanne Seaton

Contact: Brenda Anderson-Baker,

Sponsor: Yellowstone Conference of the UMC and The Upper Room


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Flathead Lake United Methodist Camp


21339 Methodist Camp Rd
Rollins, MT 59931
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(Eastern) North Carolina Five Day English

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Trinity Center at Salter Path

octubre 1 - octubre 6, 2017


Facultad: Jerry Haas y Sr. Dawn Mills

Contacto:  Tom Campbell, Líder del retiro,

Registrador:  Robin Harry, 800-849-4433 o

Auspiciador : Conferecia de Carolina del Norte de la Iglesia Metodista Unida y  The Upper Room.


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Trinity Center at Salter Path


618 Salter Path Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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Iowa Five-Day Academy English

Cedar Falls, Iowa

American Martyr's Retreat House

octubre 8 - octubre 13, 2017

Theme:  Planted Beside Still Waters -- Leadership that Lasts

Faculty:  Dr. L. Roger Owens and Rev. Dr. Grace Imathiu

Contact: Carol Kress, or 641-473-0053

Sponsored:  The Iowa Conference of the UMC and The Upper Room


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American Martyr's Retreat House


2209 North Union Rd.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Arizona Five Day Academy English

Tucson, Arizona

Redemptorist Renewal Center of Picture Rocks

octubre 22 - octubre 27, 2017

Tema:  Por determinarse

Faculty:  Por determinarse

Contacto:  Ron Bartlow (Líder del retiro) o (480) 641-1200


Auspiciadores :  Conferencia del Desierto Sureste de la Iglesia Metodista Unida y Upper Room Ministries.


Redemptorist Renewal Center of Picture Rocks


7101 West Picture Rock Rd
Tucson, AZ
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TX Spirit Journey - Three-Day Academy English

Palestine, Texas

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

octubre 26 - octubre 28, 2017

Theme:  "Sitting with Jesus at Jacob's Well: An Immersion in the Living Water, Jesus"

Faculty:  Rev. Grace Imathiu

Registrar:  Kathy Kothmann,  or 979-229-1085

Team Leaders:  Mort Kothmann and Kathy Reiter

Spirit Journey 2017 is a spiritual formation-renewal program of THE UPPER ROOM, sponsored by the Center for Congregational Excellence of the Texas Annual Conference.

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Lakeview Methodist Conference Center


400 Private Road 6036
Palestine, TX 75801-4350
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Wisconsin Five-Day Academy English

Racine, Wisconsin

Siena Retreat Center

octubre 29 - noviembre 3, 2017

Theme: "Kindling the Faith: Engaging the World"

Faculty: Mary Margaret Pazdan & David Brownlee

Contact:  Linda Vance at 608-630-9485 or

Sponsors: Wisconsin Annual Conference of the UMC and The Upper Room


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Siena Retreat Center


5637 Erie St.
Racine, WI 53402
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Pilgrimage to Israel English

Jerusalem, Israel

enero 4 - enero 17, 2018


Led by Loyd Allen and Johnny Sears

Six available spots remaining

NOTE: Once it is full, you can still be added to a wait list by contacting the travel agency at A number of people from the wait list have been able to participate in previous pilgrimages.



Join us and a small group of friends on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Israel. We will begin with five-days and nights in Galilee to connect with the Gospel narratives in this region of beauty and sacred significance. As the scene shifts from Galilee to Jerusalem in the Gospel narratives, so will the pilgrimage with a drive to Jerusalem visiting important places along the way. You will have five nights and four days in Jerusalem to explore the entire vicinity beginning with a panoramic view of Jerusalem. We will explore the Old City starting with the Garden tomb, take a full day excursion to the Dead Sea, and visit the Israeli Museum which includes the Shrine of the Book Museum (Dead Sea Scrolls) and the model of New Testament Jerusalem. Our last day will include exploring Bethlehem, then return to Jerusalem for reflection and dinner before departing the next morning. A detailed itinerary, registration, photos, and more can be found following the "LOG IN" instructions below in the green box.  
NOTE: Full participation in the pilgrimage assumes average good health and the ability to walk two or three miles unassisted.
(*Previous Academy participants will receive preferred status in registration and may bring a guest who has not attended an Academy for Spiritual Formation.)



Land Only:



$1,007.36 (base $361.00 + taxes/fuel surcharges of approximately $646.36)


$4,472.36 approximately

* Single Room Supplement: $685.00


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Click the Register button under Group Registration on the right side of the page and login using the Group ID and Password below:

Group ID:        academyisrael2018
Password:       journey

Registration must be completed through the link above. A passport number is required. If you do not have a current passport, you can enter 123456789 and update with a valid number once you’ve acquired or renewed your passport.




Thursday, January 4, 2018  -   Depart for Israel
Friday, January 5, 2018  -  Arrive at Tel Aviv airport: Your guide, coach and driver will be waiting for you at the Tel Aviv airport when you arrive. We will board the bus and drive north to Tiberias in the Galilee for five-days and nights.

Saturday, January 6, 2018  -  Morning walk to Mt. Arbel with remainder of day in Sepphoris and Nazareth.

Sunday, January 7, 2018  - Morning walk from atop the Mount of Beatitudes down to seashore and visit two traditional pilgrimage sites along the shore.

Monday, January 8, 2018  - Take an extended boat ride from Tiberias, North of Ginnosar across the Sea of Galilee to En Gev, then drive north through upper Jordan Valley.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018  - Sea of Galilee - a day to explore the small villages around the Sea of Galilee.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Retreat Day - enjoy today as you explore the area on your own. Time for prayer and reflection in the area of Jesus' ministry.

Thursday, January 11, 2018  - Drive to Jerusalem and visit Megiddo and Caesarea along the way, reaching Jerusalem in the late afternoon.

Friday, January 12, 2018  - Mount of Olives, then walk the Palm Sunday trail by way of the Garden of Gethsemane.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - Continue exploring the Old City beginning with the Garden Tomb, then Western Wall and Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu.

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - Full day excursion to the Dead Sea with visits to three important places along its northwestern shore.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - Visit the Israeli Museum which includes the Shrine of the Book Museum (Dead Sea Scrolls) and the model of New Testament Jerusalem.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Explore Bethlehem! Return to Jerusalem for dinner and reflection.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Early breakfast before departing for home.



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North & Central Texas Five-Day Academy English

Pottsboro, Texas

The Prothro Center at Lake Texoma

febrero 18 - febrero 23, 2018

Theme:  "Here and Now: Befriended by God's Presence"

Faculty:  Dr. Roger Owens and Dr. Mary Earle

Contact:  Bob Holloway, or 940-229-9107

Registrar:  Kristin Warthen, or 817-510-6560

Sponsors:  North TX and Central TX Conferences of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries


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The Prothro Center at Lake Texoma


269 Methodist Lane
Pottsboro, TX 75076
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Alabama Five-Day Academy English

Gallant, Alabama

Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center

febrero 25 - marzo 1, 2018

Theme:  "All Shall Be Well"

Faculty:  Dr. Roberta Bondi and Bishop Kee Sloan

Contact:  Kathy Norberg at 850-324-1015 or ; Pat Luna at 334-202-9440 or

Sponsors: The Episcopal Diocese of AL, The Alabama-West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of the United Methodist Church, and The Upper Room.


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Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center


3616 Sumatanga Road
Gallant, AL 35972
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Florida Five Day Academy English

Fruitland Park, Florida

Life Enrichment Center

marzo 11 - marzo 16, 2018

Tema:  "La Forma de Mecerse"

La  idea  es que la jornada espiritual es como el  paso del mecerse que comienza en quietud (el momento presente), se mueve hacia atrás (medita acerca de nuestro origen), después pasa del momento presente a la visión de lo que está frente a nosotros según nos mecemos hacia adelante.  Esta Academia espera poder ofrecer un espacio y oportunidad para que los participantes utilicen el modelo de mecerse como una forma de enfocarse, reflexionar y visualizar la jornada espiritual. 

Facultad:  Kay Mutert y L. Roger Owens

Líder del retiro:  Lew Arnold, o

PH: 727-942-7904 or 321-246-3104

Skype:  lew.arnold1

Auspiciadores:  El Ministerio de Formación Espiritual de la Conferencia Anual de la Florida de la Iglesia Metodista Unida y  Upper Room  Ministries.


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Life Enrichment Center


4991 Picciola Rd.
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
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