Nebraska Five-Day Academy English

Schuyler, Nebraska

St. Benedict Center

April 8 - April 13, 2018

Faculty:  Mary Earl and Loyd Allen

Contact: Rev. Mike Flury, Registrar,

Sponsors: Great Plains Conference UMC and Upper Room Ministries


A limited number of scholarships are available.

The Five Day Academy is open to all laity and clergy and is ecumenical.

Contact the registrar for details.

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Cost for Room and Board

$550 for Single room (early birds only - these are limited in number and requesting one does not guarantee you will receive one.)

$515 for Shared room (You may request a roommate.  Couples will be assigned to the same room unless otherwise requested.)



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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

April 15 - April 20, 2018

Theme: "Journey to Wholeness"

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

Contact:  Roy Smith; Catherine Long;  Susan Meadors;  Paige Swaim-Presley

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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West Virginia Three-Day Academy English

Charleston, West Virginia

St. John XXIII Pastoral Center

April 22 - April 25, 2018

Theme:  "The Spirituality of Healing"

Faculty:  Kristin Vincent (changed from Sr. Kathleen Flood related to travel)

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


Download brochure below to register.


St. John XXIII Pastoral Center


100 Hodges Road
Charleston, WV 25314
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Greater Northwest Five Day Academy : FULL/JOIN WAITING LIST English

Federal Way, Washington

Palisades Retreat Center

April 29 - May 4, 2018

FULL -- JOIN OUR WAITING LIST: To be added to the waiting list, please email BOTH our Registrar Pat Rankin and Retreat Leader Denise McGuiness.

Theme:  "Resonate: Listening for Connection"

Faculty: Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson - "The Spirit Will not Descend Without a Song" and Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks - "A Listening Heart, an Informed Soul -- and a Little Courage"

Contact: Denise McGuiness;

Registrar:  Pat Rankin,

Sponsors: The Pacific Northwest and the Oregon-Idaho Conferences of the United Methodist Church and 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 -- FULL/Accepting Wait List English

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Epworth by the Sea

April 29 - May 4, 2018

FULL: To be added to the wait list, please contact Meg Morrison at 706-254-9425 or

Theme:  Drawing from the Inner Well

Faculty:  Marjorie Thompson & Don Saliers

Contact:  Ann Smith at; and Dianne Morrison at

Sponsors:  North Georgia Annual Conference, South Georgia Annual Conference of the UMC, and The Upper Room

Registration is full at this time. Please contact Meg Morrison at 706-254-9425 or to be added to the wait list.



Epworth by the Sea


100 Arthur J. Moore Dr.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
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United Kingdom Five-Day Academy - OPEN for Registration to US Participants English

Leeds, UK

Hinsley Hall

May 13 - May 18, 2018

Enrollment is open to US residents to participate. Limited to 10 registrations.

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.

Registration for US Participants: A registration form can be downloaded below, printed, and mailed with a check to the Academy office in Nashville, TN. Contact Donna Bryant at or 615-340-7233 for questions about registration for US participants.



Hinsley Hall


62 Headingley Lane
Leeds, UK LS6 2BX
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Russia/Eurasia Five-Day Academy

Pervouralsk, Bilimbai

"Svetofor", Pervouralsk, Russia

June 4 - June 9, 2018

Theme: "Be Still and Know" -- Psalms 44:10

Faculty:   Rev. Irina Margulis -- "Names of God"; and Rev. Natalia Prokhorova/ Rev. Stanislav Osipov -- "Practical Issues"

Contact:  Ekaterina Kim,  +79099699561 or

Sponsors:  Eurasia Conference of the UMC and The Upper Room


(Language spoken for this event:  Russian)


"Svetofor", Pervouralsk, Russia


Sverdlovskaya oblast
Pervouralsk, Bilimbai 623150
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Korea Four-Day Academy - SEOUL Annual Conference Korean

Jangheungmyeon, Yangjusi, Kyeonnggido

The Spiritual Formation Center of the Korean Methodist Church

August 27 - August 31, 2018

Theme:  "Spirituality of the New Testament and Spiritual Training"

Faculty:  To Be Determined

Contact:  Rev. Jeong YoSub at

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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Rio Texas Five-Day Academy English

San Antonio, Texas

Oblate Renewal Center

August 27 - September 1, 2018

Theme:  "Salt & Light"

Faculty:   Dr. Amy Oden and Rev. Jerry Haas

Contact:  Janet Weatherston,

Sponsors:  Rio Annual Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries

Brochure with registration form below ...


Oblate Renewal Center


5700 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX 78216-6615
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North Carolina Five-Day English

Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina

Trinity Center At Salter Path

September 23 - September 28, 2018

Faculty:   Ray Buckley: "Native American Spirituality"

                Rev.Dana Trent: "For Sabbath's Sake: Embracing our Need for Rest, Worship, and Community in a 24/7 World"

Contact:  Claire Cox-Woodlief ,

Registrar:  Ani Simpkins, 800-849-4433 or

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



Trinity Center At Salter Path


618 Salter Path Rd.
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
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