Five-Day Academy
for Spiritual Formation  

July 30-August 4, 2017

Dr. Elaine Heath, Dean, Duke Divinity School      
Dr. L. Roger Owens, Associate Professor of Leadership and Ministry,
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Theme: “Guided by Grace:  A Journey of Growth in Prayer and Community”

Registration for this event is now closed. If you are interested in attending and would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Registrar Cathy Bowen at 

Retreat Leader:  Dot Ivey, or 804-897-4060 
Sponsor:  Virginia Conference of the UMC and Upper Room Ministries

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