September 9, 2020

2021 Academy Registration


North Texas Cyber Cloister
Virtual Academy

for Spiritual Formation

Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2021
Sun 5 pm - Tues Noon

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Tell all the people far and near
Academy 2021 is almost here.
Community's a-buzzing around the hive:
Registration for you is officially live!

"I opened my mouth; God gave me the scroll to eat and said,
'feed and be satisfied by the scroll I am giving you.'
I ate it and it tasted sweet as honey."   Ez:3:2-3




DR AMY ODEN, PRESENTER
Visiting Professor of Early
Church History and Spirituality
Oklahoma City University, OK, USA

RHYTHM THAT'S REAL
Within the cyber cloister rests the rhythm of the Academy day.
Aids will be sent in advance for creating
personal sacred space, cloistering as a community,
maintaining silence for deep inner work, and Eucharist.

WORSHIP LIVE STREAMED
Music and worship liturgies will happen in real time,
no matter the time zone.

ZOOMED PRESENTATION
Dr. Oden is a seasoned Zoom presenter
who will offer interactive time with the beloved
learning community, including silence for reflection
and plenary time for sharing.

LISTENING CIRCLE ZOOM ROOMS
Virtual spaces for small group processing provide
privacy and spaciousness for intimate spiritual friendship,
no matter the physical distance.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

God's Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World,
Amy G. Oden, Pilgrim Press, 2008.

TRANSFORMATION: Speaking Spirit to Spirit,
Jerry Roberson, Clovercroft Pub, 2019.

Upper Room Worshipbook: Music and Liturgies for
Spiritual 
Formation, Ed. Elise Eslinger, Upper Room Books, 2006.

The Gospels


KINDLY REGISTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE
Early Bird Registration ends 1-10-21

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE
Advance invitation to online location
Advance instructions for full participation

EARLY BIRD REGISTRANTS WILL RECEIVE
Packet of pre-retreat aids sent in advance to enrich your experience
Study resources sent prior to retreat to help you get ready

RETREAT TEAM WELCOMES YOU. WE INVITE YOUR INQUIRIES.



Bob Holloway, Retreat Leader

940-229-9107 cell  (Int'l calls via What's App)


  

Katie Lewis Newkirk, Registrar




Jerry Roberson, Hospitality

drjerryroberson@gmail.com

 

Judy Holloway, Worship



Kristin Warthen, Listening Circles

kwarthen@whiteschapelumc.com



JoNell Lindh, Hospitality




Mike Johnston
, Hospitality




Linda Keen, Publicity



Participant Fee         $120   (Actual retreat value $160)

Special consideration $ 50    (Students & conference provisionals:
                                                              Include Letter of Request for $50 fee)

Online registration HERE

OR YOU MAY

Snail mail the info below along with check made payable:
"Central Texas Conference" with "Virtual Academy 2021" in memo.
Mail to:  Katie Newkirk c/o First UMC, 1000 Church St,
Colleyville, TX  76034

Name
Address
City / State / Zip
Phone
Email
Lay or Clergy
Home Church
Age Group    25-29   30-39   40-49   50 59   60+
First-time Attendee or Attended before
Scholarship Donation - If you would like to contribute toward helping another attend, please indicate on a separate check. (Thank you!)