United Kingdom Five-Day Academy English

Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Drumalis Retreat Center

mayo 28 - junio 2, 2017

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Theme:  "Living Lightly in Today's World"

Faculty:  Amy Oden presenting "God's Welcome" and Pádraig Ó Tauma presenting "The Theology of Story"

Leadership Team: Nicola Vidamour, Sheryl Anderson, Jill Baker, Kenneth Browne, Jonathan Meads, Oseias Da Silva.

We are pleased to announce an inaugural Five-Day Academy in Northern Ireland, hosted by our UK friends known as the Community for Spiritual Formation.

To Register, email Registrar Jill Baker at fivedaycsf@btinternet.com for more information. Payments from the US can be made electronically.


Drumalis Retreat Center


Glenarm Road
Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Russia/Eurasia Five-Day Academy

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Retreat Center

junio 25 - junio 30, 2017

Theme: "Renewal Relationships With God"

Faculty:   Bishop Eduard Khegay and Rev. Alla Vuksta

Contact:  Ekaterina Kim, office@umc-eurasia.ru

Sponsors:  Eurasia Conference of the UMC and The Upper Room


(Language spoken for this event:  Russian)


Retreat Center


с.Чон Сары Ой
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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A Celtic Pilgrimage to Ireland - one spot available English

Dublin, Ireland

julio 3 - julio 16, 2017

Currently, one space available (updated 5/10/17)

A Celtic Pilgrimage to Ireland

Pilgrimage Leaders: Loyd Allen and Beth Richardson

Join us and a small group of friends on a Celtic Pilgrimage to Ireland, the Emerald Isle. Our journey will focus on sacred Christian Celtic sites associated with Sts. Patrick, Brigid, Kevin, and Columba. We will seek union with their Celtic spirit in the storied landscapes from Dublin on the east coast to Glendalough, from Kildare to Downpatrick, and from Kells Monastery to Glencolmbkille on the west coast. Ours will be a particular kind of journey in pace, practice, and purpose. There will be time for physical exercise, personal reflection, public worship, and Sabbath rest. Pilgrims are persons who take a journey into the outer world to sacred places seeking transformation of the inner geography of their souls. We will leave home to find Home and to return renewed.  
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.)


Go to http://www.aitsatl.com

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:        academyireland2017
Password:       journey  


Land Only: 4,029.00*
Air: $1,078.00 from Atlanta (base of $565.00 plus approximate taxes and fuel of $513.00)
Total: $5,107.00 approximately
* Single Room Supplement: $500.00

Registration Fee: $500 per person deposit as part of the total trip price - fully refundable up to 90 days prior to departure, April 7, 2017.

Final Payment: Approximately June 1, 2017 - invoiced by Academy Travel. Non-refundable after final payment. We recommend purchasing cancellation insurance.

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.


July 3, 2017 – Depart
          Delta 176                         Depart Atlanta                   8:00PM

July 4, 2017 – Arrival Dublin and Glendalough
                                                  Arrive Dublin                     8:45AM

Upon arrival Dublin transfer to Glendalough for dinner and overnight.  The Glendalough Hotel will be your home for the next three nights.

July 5, 2017 – Glendalough
Glendalough is the site of the Monastic City founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. It is nestled in a valley of unparalleled natural beauty, a perfect location for prayerful reflection. We will orient ourselves in the visitors center and take a guided pilgrimage with a local guide.  Overnight Glendalough.

July 6, 2017 – Glendalough
A full day of prayer and reflection at Glendalough on your own.

July 7, 2017 – Glendalough to Kildare
After breakfast enjoy the drive to Kildare, with sightseeing en route. Lawlor’s Hotel.

July 8, 2017 – Kildare
Visit Kildare area sights after breakfast including St Brigid’s Cathedral. Worship and pilgrimage to St Brigid’s Well with Sola Bridas nuns.

July 9, 2017 – Kildare to Downpatrick
This morning leave Kildare and travel to Downpatrick seeing New Grange, Kells Monastery and the Hill of Tara on the way.   Overnight Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle

July 10, 2017 – Downpatrick
Downpatrick this morning to include the St Patrick’s grave and the informative St Partick’s Centre, as well as other important nearby sights.

July 11, 2017 – Downpatrick to Glencolumbkille
After breakfast drive to Glencolumbkille with stop at Armagh, the center of St Patrick’s work.  Overnight Aras Ghleann Hostel.

July 12, 2017 - Glencolumbkille
Glencolumbkille, a rural, Gaelic speaking seaside village on the western coast of Ireland connected to St Columba. Here we will visit the Folk Village, seeing and creating Celtic crafts.

July 13, 2017 – Glencolumbkille
We will take a pilgrimage walk of the Columba Stations, a Glencolumbkille prayer walk among ancient standing stones dedicated to remembering aspects of St Columba’s life.

July 14, 2017 – Glencolumbkille to Dublin
Return to Dublin today, stopping to see many sights along the way.  Dinner and overnight Morrison Hotel in Dublin.

July 15, 2017 – Dublin
Dublin city tour, with cathedrals visits and Book of Kells.

July 16, 2017 – Depart Dublin

      Delta 177               Depart Dublin                    10:45AM
                                    Arrive Atlanta                     2:29PM



Dublin, Ireland
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Saint Paul School of Theology -- Five-Day Academy English

Liberty, Missouri

William Jewel College

julio 16 - julio 21, 2017

Theme:  "Draw the Circle Wide"

Faculty:  The Rev. Marjorie Thompson and Bishop Hee-Soo Jung (click here for faculty reading list)

Contact: Dr. Amy Oden at amy.oden@spst.edu

Sponsors: Saint Paul School of Theology and Upper Room Ministries


Early Bird: $350.00 (by May 31, 2017)

Standard: $395.00 (June 1-30, 2017)

Due to a generous grant, the first 10 registrants between ages 18-35 to register will receive a $100 discount off the early bird price.

The Five Day Academy is open to all laity and clergy and is ecumenical.





William Jewel College


500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068
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Virginia Five-Day Academy English

Richmond, Virginia

Roslyn Retreat Center

julio 30 - agosto 4, 2017

Theme:  "Guided by Grace: A Journey of Growth in Prayer and Community"

Faculty:  Dr. Elaine Heath (Dean, Duke Divinity School) & Dr. L. Roger Owens (Assoc. Professor of Leadership & Ministry, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

Retreat Leader:  Dot Ivey, dotcivey@gmail.com or 804-897-4060

Registrar:  Cathy Bowen, cathy.bowen@verizon.net

Sponsor:  Virginia Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries


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Roslyn Retreat Center


8727 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
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Holston Five-Day Academy English

Emory, Virginia

Emory & Henry College

julio 30 - agosto 4, 2017

Theme: "Wisdom for Today: A Celtic Christian Perspective"

Faculty:  Loyd Allen & Mary Earle

Contact:  Renni Morris, rennimorris@gmail.com

Sponsor: Holston Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries


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Emory & Henry College


30461 Garnand Dr
Emory, VA 24327
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Puerto Rico Five Day Academy Spanish

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Centro de las Hermanas del Buen Pastor

agosto 20 - agosto 25, 2017

Tema: La espiritualidad y los derechos humanos

Facultad  Profesores Angel Luis Rivera y Doris García Mayol

Costos:  Aproximadamente $420.00 ocupación sencilla

Registrador:  Marie Lilliam Rivera. Tel. 787.763.6700. Pregunte por la registradora.


Dirección Física:

Carretera #1 k.m. 24.2 Barrio Río
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00970


Centro de las Hermanas del Buen Pastor


1 Road
Barrio Rio <br /> Guaynabo, PR 00970
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Alabama Five-Day Academy English

Gallant, Alabama

Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center

septiembre 10 - septiembre 15, 2017

Theme:  The Disciples Way

Faculty:  The Rev. Marjorie Thompson & Dr. Luther Smith

Contact:  Kathy Norberg at 850-324-1015 or kathy.norberg@gmail.com ; Pat Luna at 334-202-9440 or patluna@me.com

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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West Virginia Three-Day Academy English

Charleston, West Virginia

St. John XXIII Pastoral Center

septiembre 24 - septiembre 27, 2017

Theme:  "The Spirituality of Healing"

Faculty:  Sr. Kathleen Flood, OP

Retreat Leader:  Rev. Janet Harman, 304-343-2115 or jmh5024@aol.com

Registrar: B.A. Miskowiec at 304-542-7248 or bamiskowiec@hotmail.com

Sponsors: West Virginia Conference of the UMC and The Upper Room


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St. John XXIII Pastoral Center


100 Hodges Road
Charleston, WV 25314
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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, b_anderson_baker@msn.com

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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