The Wisconsin Annual Conference is sponsoring The Five-Day Spiritual Formation Academy from October 28th to November 3rd at Siena Center, Racine, Wisconsin. The Upper Room Ministries of Discipleship Ministries (formerly known as GBOD) is offering this program experience for in-depth learning in Christian spiritual life. Forty-nine participants have registered, including eight international participants. They come from the states of North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and India. Linda Vance, Sam Royappa, Jorge Mayorga Solis, Pam McIntyre, and Gail Ray from the Wisconsin Conference will be providing leadership for the event. The theme is Rekindling the Faith and Engaging the World, and the academy will be led by David Brownlee, a retired UM Clergy, and Mary Margaret Pazden, a Dominican Sister. Let us remember this special event in our prayers.