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 jeongyosub@naver.com

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 jmh5024@aol.com

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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North Carolina (Eastern) Five-Day Academy 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 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


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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 kathy.norberg@gmail.com ; Pat Luna at 334-202-9440 or patluna@me.com

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

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

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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, skwk41@gmail.com  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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Western PA Five-Day Academy English

Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Laurelville Retreat Center

October 23 - October 28, 2016

Topic:  Deepening Friendship with God through Scripture, Prayer & Community

Faculty:  Sr. Kathleen Flood, OP and Rev. Dr. L. Roger Owens

Co-Retreat Ldrs:  Ginger Thomas, gthomas@nccumc.org and Chris Kindle, chris.kindle@wpaumc.org

Sponsor: Western PA Annual Conference and Upper Room Ministries


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Laurelville Retreat Center


941 Laurelville Lane
Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666
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TN Five Day Academy English

Dickson, Tennessee

Camp Garner Creek

October 23 - October 28, 2016

Theme:  Created for Covenant Living

Faculty:  Rabbi David Horowitz and Phileena Heuertz

Contact: Co-Retreat Ldrs. Libby Baxter libby@calvaryumc.com, and Carol Ingram Carolingram53@gmail.com can be contacted for further information

Sponsor: Memphis and Tennessee Conferences of the UMC, Nashville Area Orders & Fellowship of Local Pastors, and The Upper Room


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Camp Garner Creek


700 Sam Hollow Rd.
Dickson, TN 37055
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Iowa Three-Day "Spirit Streams" Academy (Two Offerings) English

Indianola, Iowa

Wesley Wood UM Camp

October 24 - October 30, 2016

Spirit Streams Three-Day Academy Dates:

  • October 24-27
  • October 27-30

Theme:  "Chaos, Solitude, and Community"

Faculty:  Rev. Tom Albin

Contact:  Jerry Oakland, jerry.e.oakland@gmail.com

Sponsors:  Iowa Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries


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Wesley Wood UM Camp


10896 Nixon St.
Indianola, IA 50125
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Oklahoma Five Day Academy English

Hinton, Oklahoma

Canyon Camp

November 6 - November 11, 2016

Faculty:  Regina LaRoche and Dwight Judy

Contact: Retreat Leader: Kathy Leithner, katleit2@aol.com

Sponsors: Oklahoma Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries


Faculty recommended readings by Dwight Judy and Regina Laroche

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Canyon Camp


31600 Camp Rd.
Route 2, Box 29 <br /> Hinton, OK 73047
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North & Central Texas Three-Day Academy English

Pottsboro, Texas

The Prothro Center at Lake Texoma

February 9 - February 11, 2017

Theme:  "Breathe: The Holy Spirit and Forgiveness"

Faculty:  Dr. Joretta Marshall, Dean of Brite Divinity School

Contact:  Bob Holloway, bobholloway@ctcumc.org or 817-510-6560

Registrar:  Kristin Warthen, KristinWarthen@ctcumc.org

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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