Pilgrimage to Israel English

Jerusalem, Israel

enero 4 - enero 17, 2018


Led by Loyd Allen and Johnny Sears

Limited spots remaining

NOTE: Once it is full, you can still be added to a wait list by contacting the travel agency at academy@aitsatl.com. 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.



Land Only:



$1,007.36 (until Oct. 6, 2017)(base $361.00 + taxes/fuel surcharges of approximately $646.36)


$4,472.36 approximately

* Single Room Supplement: $685.00


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:        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, 47bhollow@gmail.com or 940-229-9107

Registrar:  Kristin Warthen, KristinWarthen@ctcumc.org 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 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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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, lew-is-darn-old@tampabay.rr.com 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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Nebraska Five Day Academy English

Schuyler, Nebraska

St. Benedict Center

abril 8 - abril 13, 2018

Facultad y temas:

  • Dr. Wil Hernandez, "La Espiritualidad de Henry Nouwen"
  • Dr. Roberta Bondi: presentando "Desierto Madres y Padres"

Contacto:  Líder del retiro, Russ Terman-White, rterman@umcneb.org

Auspiciadores:  Conferencia Anual de Nebraska de la Iglesia Metodista Unida y Upper Room Ministries


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St. Benedict Center


1226 Road I
Schuyler, NE 68661
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Arkansas/Louisiana/Mississippi Five Day Academy English

Little Rock, Arkansas

Ferncliff Camp & Retreat Center

abril 15 - abril 20, 2018

Theme: "Journey to Wholeness"

Faculty:  Pat Luna and Jerry Webber with Elise Eslinger leading worship

Contact:  Roy Smith  rsmith@fumcrsvl.org; Catherine Long  clong91@bellsouth.net;  Susan Meadors  susanmeadors@comcast.net;  Paige Swaim-Presley  swaimpk@millsaps.edu

Sponsors: Arkansas/Louisiana/Mississippi Conferences of the UMC, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi, and Upper Room Ministries

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Ferncliff Camp & Retreat Center


1720 Ferncliff Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
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New Date: West Virginia Three-Day Academy English

Charleston, West Virginia

St. John XXIII Pastoral Center

abril 22 - abril 25, 2018

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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Pacific Northwest Five Day Academy English

Federal Way, Washington

Palisades Retreat Center

abril 29 - mayo 4, 2018

Tema:  "La Sabiduría Antigua, La Sabiduría de la Tierra"


Rabbi Rami Shapiro: "La Sabiduría los Escritos Hebreos"

Sr. Alexandra Kovats: "La Espiritualidad de la Creación" 

Contactos: Líderes del retiro, Sue Magrath; suemagrath@msn.com y Randy Henderson: hendersonrandy@comcast.net

Registrador:  DeLois Turley, 206-604-1203 o dgturley210@outlook.com

Auspiciadores: La Conferencia Noroeste del Pacífico de la Iglesia Metodista Unida y  Upper Room Ministries


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Palisades Retreat Center


4700 Southwest Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023
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Georgia Five Day Academy English

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Epworth by the Sea

abril 29 - mayo 4, 2018

Facultad:  Roberta Bondi & Loyd Allen

Contacto:  Líderes de Retiro:  Ken Hagler en  khagler@cfumcga.com y  Devita Parnell en  dparnell@thefellowship.info

Auspiciadores:  Conferencia Anual del Norte de Georgia de la Iglesia Metodista Unida , Cooperative Baptist Fellowship y  The Upper Room.


Epworth by the Sea


100 Arthur J. Moore Dr.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
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United Kingdom Five-Day Academy English

Leeds, UK

Hinsley Hall

mayo 13 - mayo 18, 2018

Enrollment restricted to Britain and Ireland until January 2018.

Theme:  "Community in a Fragmented World"

Faculty:  Dr. Elaine Heath and Rev. Dr. Roger Walton

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

We are pleased to announce the second UK Five-Day Academy hosted by our UK friends known as the Community for Spiritual Formation.



Hinsley Hall


62 Headingley Lane
Leeds, UK LS6 2BX
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