Virginia Five-Day Academy English

Richmond, Virginia

Roslyn Retreat Center

July 30 - August 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, or 804-897-4060

Registrar:  Cathy Bowen,

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

July 30 - August 4, 2017

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

Faculty:  Loyd Allen & Mary Earle

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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Puerto Rico Five Day Academy Spanish

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Centro de las Hermanas del Buen Pastor

August 20 - August 25, 2017

Themes: Espiritualidad y Vida Cotidiana: del templo a la plaza

Faculty:   Dr. Javier Goitia and Rev. Yamina Apolinaris

Registrar:  Keina Reynosa at 787.763.6700. Ask for the Registrar


Dirección Física:


Carretera #1 Km. 24.2

Barrio Rio 

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

September 10 - September 15, 2017

Theme:  The Disciples Way

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

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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West Virginia Three-Day Academy English

Charleston, West Virginia

St. John XXIII Pastoral Center

September 24 - September 27, 2017

Theme:  "The Spirituality of Healing"

Faculty:  Sr. Kathleen Flood, OP

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

Registrar: B.A. Miskowiec at 304-542-7248 or

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

September 24 - September 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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North Carolina (Eastern) Five-Day Academy English

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Trinity Center at Salter Path

October 1 - October 6, 2017

Faculty:  Roger Owens - "What We Need is Here: Deepending Our Availability to God" 

                Michael Battle - "African American Spirituality"

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


A limited number of scholarship are available for clergy serving in small, rural churches and for young clergy. For more information, contact Claire Cox-Woodlief at


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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

October 8 - October 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

October 22 - October 27, 2017

Faculty:  Rabbi Chava Bahle and Dr. Luther Smith

Contact:  Jerry Haas,


Sponsors:  Desert Southwest Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries


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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

October 26 - October 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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