Our faculty this year include Dr. Loyd Allen who will share with us about Celtic History and Mary C. Earle who will lead us in a study of Celtic Prayer. Both of these presenters are gifted teachers and we will gain a whole new appreciation for the Celtic religion as they encourage deeper faith and an integrity of wellness in our lives.
Perhaps equally important you will gather with other spiritually hungry pilgrims, both lay and clergy, who will enjoy academic learning while experincing spiritual discriplines and community. And the setting of the North Carolina 5-Day Academy is second to none. We will gather at Trinity Center on the North Carolina Coast whose property spans from the sound to the sea with picturesque views, comfortable private rooms, delicious buffet style meals, walking trails and a private sandy beach on the “Crystal Coast”.
Worship shapes the heart and soul of the Academy. Following ancient practices, the day begins with Morning Prayer and closes with Night Prayer. While new for some, the “teacher” that we may learn the most from is the time spent in silence. From the earliest days, Christians have seen the importance of silence for hearing what God is saying to us. Many find this to be one of the most valuable aspects of the Academy experience.
We have a limited number of rooms still available and we would love for you to join us. You are invited to visit: https://nccumc.org/spiritual-formation to learn more and to register online.
Please contact the 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation Leadership Team if you have any questions by e-mailling firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will join us.
Peace and blessings,
Claire Cox-Woodlief, on behalf of our leadership team:
Rev. LuAnn Charlton, retreat leader
Robin Harry, registrar