Iowa Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM to Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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Shalom Spirituality Center, Dubuque, Iowa



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This Academy for Spiritual Formation, hosted by the Iowa Conference of the UMC, will be held at Shalom Spirituality Center, Dubuque, Iowa, from the afternoon of Sunday, September 29 until the afternoon of Friday, October 4, 2019. All Minnesota laity and clergy are invited to attend.

This academy provides an opportunity for both clergy and laity to draw close to a loving God. You can expect:
  • A retreat following a daily rhythm of prayer, learning, silence, worship, and reflection.
  • Daily teachings by gifted spiritual leaders to deepen our walk with God.
  •  Intentionally Christian community to share with and encourage one another.
  • A program of Upper Room© Ministries.

LOCATION: The Shalom Spirituality center is located at 1001 Davis St, Dubuque, IA 52001. More information is available at

WHAT TO BRING: Registration includes tuition, all meals (Sunday supper through Friday lunch), a private room with linens (sheets, blanket, pillow, & towels). Bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, jacket or coat, a Bible, journal or notepad, any books you want to read and an open heart and mind. Participants should not plan to leave the retreat center during the week.

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final registration brochure 2019 academy.pdf

Cost: $750/$650/$550
Lodging: Shalom Retreat Center Dubuque, Iowa
Deadline: September 10, 2019 12:00 AM
Sponsor: Iowa Annual Conference Board of Discipleship

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058