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Five-Day Academy

Location: Siena Retreat Cetner 5637 Erie St., Racine, WI

Come to the Waters

The new dates have changed to Oct 2-7, 2022.

Come to the Waters to be centered, grounded and rejuvenated. Find the sacred within, regardless of decisions or outcomes. Come, learn to dwell with the unknown, being held in the power of the Holy Spirit.

What is the Five-Day Academy®? The Five-Day Academy is a program of Upper Room® Ministries, providing an opportunity to tune our hearts toward God through a daily rhythm of prayer, worship, learning, and reflection. Each day includes teachings by gifted spiritual leaders to deepen our walk with God, periods of silence, morning and evening prayer, Eucharist, and an opportunity to share with and encourage one another.

Registration and brochure coming soon.

News & Announcements


Sympathy Notice: Henry Vellinga

Henry Vellinga, a Provisional Elder in the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away September 20, 2021. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served Chicago: Trinity from…


Sympathy Notice: Leanne Rolfe

Mrs. Leanne Rolfe, spouse of retired clergy of the Northern Illinois Conference Rev. Curtis Rolfe, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021, at age 85.

Smith Lisa

New Communications Specialist Joins NIC Staff

Please help us in welcoming Lisa Smith to the NIC Staff as the new Administrative Assistant/Communications  Specialist as of Oct. 1, 2021. She will work closely with Rev. Arlene Ch…


DYK - October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Perhaps this year is the right year to observe "Clergy Appreciation Month."Who doesn't appreciate a word of encouragement, an acknowledgment that life has been hard, or a congregation…