Russia/Eurasia Five-Day Academy

Kaluzhskaya Oblast, Russia

Vorobiy Retreat Center

June 12 - June 17, 2016

Theme: Love Never Fails

Faculty:   Eduard Khegay and Aleksandr Vecherskiy

Contact:  Katya Kim,

Sponsors:  Eurasia Conference of the UMC and The Upper Room


(Language spoken for this event:  Russian)


Vorobiy Retreat Center


Lesnaya Ulitsa Dom 1 Stroenie 16
Kaluzhskaya Oblast, Russia
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A Celtic Pilgrimage: Kindling a Vision for Spiritual Renewal -- FULL/WAIT LIST ONLY English

Iona, Scotland

June 12 - June 25, 2016


A Celtic Pilgrimage:Kindling a Vision for Spiritual Renewal

Pilgrimage Leaders: Loyd Allen and Im Jung

Join popular Academy faculty, Loyd Allen, and Academy staff member, Im Jung, on a Celtic pilgrimage to the sacred isles of Iona and Lindisfarne and associated Celtic holy sites.  This journey will pay particular attention to pace, practice, and purpose. As pilgrims, we journey to sacred places seeking transformation of the inner landscape of our souls.  It is our hope that we will leave homes to find our true Home and return renewed.   


NOTE: Full participation in the pilgrimage assumes average good health and the ability to walk two or three miles unassisted.

Registration limited to 20 participants.


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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:        academy2016

Password:       journey

Registration must be completed through this website.  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.

Registration is currently full. If you are seriously interested in participating in a FUTURE Celtic Pilgrimage, please click here to provide your name and input for future planning.



Iona, Scotland
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Korea Five Day Academy - KMC Korean

Yangjusi, Kyeonggido KOREA

The Spiritual Formation Center of the Korean Methodist Church

July 3 - July 8, 2016

Theme:  "Prayer Life from Desert Mothers' and Fathers' Perspective and Tradition"


Faculty: Professor Roberta C. Bondi: To Love as God Loves; and Rev. Minjai Lee: The Way of Silent Prayer


Contact:  Director, Rev. Sukmihn Hong;

Sponsors:  The Korean Methodist Church and The Upper Room


Cost: $325 (contact Rev. Sukmihn Hong at to register)


Leadership Team: 

Retreat Leader: Rev. Byungcho Yoon

Worship Leader: Rev. Myungsung Jung

Covenant Leader:  Rev. Seungyoung Jun

Theologian:  Rev. Haejun Lee

Hospitality Coordinator:  Rev. Dongchan Son, Rev. Seungeun Lee





The Spiritual Formation Center of the Korean Methodist Church


135-52 Hogukro 73 Beongil
Jangheungmyeon <br /> Yangjusi, Kyeonggido KOREA 11520
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Holston Five-Day Academy English

Emory, Virginia

Emory & Henry College

July 24 - July 29, 2016

Theme: "Who's Holding You?"

Faculty:  Don Saliers "Held by God", and Robbins Sims "Holding Others"

Contact:  Renni Morris,

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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Northern IL Five Day Academy English

Barrington, Illinois

Bellarmine Center

August 1 - August 6, 2016

Theme:  "Your Spirit Calls"

Faculty: Jane Patterson and Daniel Wolpert

Retreat Leader: Norma Lee Barnhart at 815-965-8640 or

Registrar: Judy Pohlman, 847-354-8015 or

Sponsors: Northern IL Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries



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Bellarmine Center


420 West County Line Rd
Barrington, IL 60010
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Korea Four-Day Academmy - SEOUL Annual Conference Korean

Jangheungmyeon, Yangjusi, Kyeonnggido

The Spiritual Formation Center of the Korean Methodist Church

September 5 - September 9, 2016

Theme:  "Offering Worship and Sacrament in the Life"

Faculty:  Prof. Don Saliers and Prof. Hyungsuk NA

Contact:  Rev. Jeong, YoSub at

Sponsor:  Seoul Annual Conference of the KMC and The Upper Room


Leadership Team: Rev. Kwon, JongHo; Rev. Kim, EunSoo; Rev. Lee, KwangSub; Rev. Lee, Sehyoung; Rev. Jeong, YoSub; Rev. Cho, Jaeill


The Spiritual Formation Center of the Korean Methodist Church


135-52 Hogukro 73 Beongil
Jangheungmyeon, Yangjusi, Kyeonnggido 11520
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West Virginia Five-Day Academy English

Charleston, West Virginia

St. John XXIII Pastoral Center

September 18 - September 23, 2016

"Creating a Life With God: Our Inner Journey & Outer Journey

Faculty:  Dr. Dan Wolpert and Kathryn Damiano

Retreat Leader:  Rev. Janet Harman, 304-343-2115 or

Registrar: B.A. Miskowiec at 304-452-7248

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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(Eastern) North Carolina Five Day English

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Trinity Center at Salter Path

September 25 - September 30, 2016

Faculty: Dr. Loyd Allen (Celtic History) and Mary C. Earle (Celtic Prayer)

Contact: Claire Cox-Woodlief  at

Registrar:  Robin Harry, 800-849-4433 ext. 252 or

Sponsor: North Carolina Conference of the UMC and The Upper Room


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Trinity Center at Salter Path


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

Nauvoo, Alabama

Camp McDowell

October 16 - October 21, 2016

Theme: "God's Welcome - The Spirituality of Hospitality"

Faculty:  Bishop Kee Sloan and Dr. Amy Oden

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

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


$750 for the entire week including a private room and bath, great food and your tuition.

$50 non-refundable deposit to reserve a place for you

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Dr. Amy Oden (Former Dean of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC and current Professor of Church History at St Paul Divinity School) will focus her lectures on how the early Christians practiced radical hospitality because they were profoundly moved by God's welcome in their own lives and wanted to share it in concrete ways.  

Bishop Kee Sloan (The Episcopal Bishop of Alabama) will inspire us during his presentations through both scripture and personal stories to practice authentic Christian hospitality in our daily lives.

TX Spirit Journey - Three-Day Academy English

Palestine, Texas

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

October 20 - October 22, 2016

Theme:  "Stand at the Crossroads and Look"

Faculty:  Rev. Dr. Jim Reiter

Registrar:  Kathy Kothmann,  or 979-229-1085

Team Leaders:  Mort Kothmann and Kathy Reiter

Spirit Journey 2016 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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