Korea Four-Day Academy - SEOUL Annual Conference Korean

Jangheungmyeon, Yangjusi, Kyeonnggido

The Spiritual Formation Center of the Korean Methodist Church

August 28 - September 1, 2017

Contact:  Rev. Jeong, YoSub at jeongyosub@naver.com


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



The Spiritual Formation Center of the Korean Methodist Church


135-52 Hogukro 73 Beongil
Jangheungmyeon, Yangjusi, Kyeonnggido 11520
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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 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

September 24 - September 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

September 24 - September 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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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 nc5dayacademy@gmail.com

Registrar:  Robin Harry, 800-849-4433 ext. 252 or rharry@nccumc.org

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 nc5dayacademy@gmail.com


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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, revkress@outlook.com 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, jndhaas@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/az5dayacademy

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


More information available:  www.az5dayacademy.org



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, skwk41@gmail.com  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

October 29 - November 3, 2017

Theme: "Kindling the Faith: Engaging the World"

Faculty: Mary Margaret Pazdan & David Brownlee

Contact:  Linda Vance at 608-630-9485 or lindaandmel@charter.net

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

January 4 - January 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 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.
(*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


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.




Jerusalem, Israel Israel
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