MME Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course - Spring 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Winthrop UMC
58 Main St
Winthrop, ME 04364

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Claire Piddock

Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course

Dates:  Sunday afternoons - April 28, May 5, May 19, and June 2, 2019

Time:  2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Winthrop UMC, 58 Main Street, Winthrop, Maine

There is parking at 72 Main Street (to the right of the church), on the street, or along the left side of the building. Do not park on the gas station side of the Jersey barriers. Enter through the side door on the gas station side. Take an immediate left and go up the stairs, to the Upper Room. (An elevator also is available.)

Please purchase the textbook beforehand:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book (Sandy Jackson & Brian Jackson). The book is available through Cokesbury, Upper Room, or Amazon.

Assignments: Please read …

For Session 1 – April 28: Ministry of the Baptized (all) pp 7-24
                                            and Leading through Unity of Mission pp 25-37

For Session 2 – May 5: Leading beginning with Leading Meetings to end, pp 37-42
                                          and Caring through Caring for Creation, pp 43-51

For Session 3 – May 19: Caring beginning with Caring Skills to end, pp 51-52
                                            and all of Communicating, pp 53-68

For Session 4 – June 2: Into the World, pages 69-78


There is a $10 registration fee, payable to Mid-Maine District Office, PO Box 89, E. Winthrop ME 04343.

If you have access to The Book of Discipline 2016, please bring it along to each class as well.

Instructors will be Claire Piddock from Readfield UMC, phone 207-685-9283, email, and Susan Beaulieu from Readfield UMC, phone 207-512-2210, email


or paper registration: Mail to Mid-Maine District, PO Box 89, East Winthrop, ME 04343


Name: ___________________________________________   Date: _______________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________

Email: ________________________________  Phone: __________________________________

Home Church: __________________________________________________________________

As you prayerfully consider taking this course, please meet and discuss with your pastor. UMC pastor’s approval is required for participants.

Pastor’s Name: ___________________________________ (please print)

Pastor’s Signature: ________________________________________   Date: _________________Is this your first Lay Minister or Lay Speaker Course? ___ Yes    ___ No 

If no, please list previous courses and dates: ___________________________________________________