Five-day Academy for Spiritual Formation

Aug 13, 2019 by

Five-day Academy for Spiritual Formation scheduled

The theme for this year’s 5 Talent event is Engage 2019: Community Transformation. There are two events: one just for clergy and one for clergy and laity. Wednesday, Nov. 13 will be a Clergy-only Pre-event. Thursday, Nov. 14 will be the main Clergy and Laity event at Woodlake UMC and livestreamed to 11 satellite locations around the state. Bishop Carter will be preaching and speakers will be the Rev. Michael Adam Beck, Wildwood UMC, Wildwood, Fla.; the Rev. Jaqueline Lewis, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, N.Y.; and the Rev. Andy and the Rev. Anjie Woodworth, Neighborhood Church, Atlanta, Ga. They will address what it looks like to be a neighborhood church, what is a community partner, and what is a fresh expression.

If you plan to attend in a group from your church, every fifth person in a group registration goes free. Fees for the events are as follows: Nov. 14 event – $35; Nov. 13 & 14 events – $60; Nov. 13 event only – $50. Registration prices increase after Sept. 30. To register, visit For questions, contact MaryKaye Cochran at

Benn’s United Methodist Church

14571 Benn’s Church Blvd.

Smithfield, VA 23430 757-357-3373


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