Make Us Holy

Make Us Whole

Five Day Academy ~Spiritual Retreat


September  8-13, 2019

Gray Center, Canton, MS




What is Five Day Academy?

It is an ecumenical five-day retreat designed for clergy and laity.  The purpose is to deepen one’s relationship with God through a daily rhythm of prayer, worship, study, and reflection.  Each day will include teachings by gifted spiritual leaders, periods of silence and reflection, morning and evening prayers, daily Eucharist, and small group discussions.  Time for rest and relaxation are also part of each day.



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Total cost for room, board and tuition for a single room is $650* before July 1 and $700 after. Some partial scholarships will be available to Mississippi United Methodist.  Click HERE for scholarship application. (Download, print and email.)  If you apply for scholarship, please do NOT pay online.  You will need to mail a check.



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Website to Register-  Click HERE.




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Mary C. Earle
Spirituality of Healing
Episcopal priest, author, poet, retreat leader, and Spiritual Director



Elise Matheny Eslinger
One of the foremost leaders, teachers, writers and consultants in Worship, Music and Spiritual Formation



Robbins Sims
New Testament Spirituality
Senior Pastor of Dauphin Way UMC, Mobile, AL