Lay Servant Ministry - Katahdin District

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District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
Pastor Jim Boughman
(978) 257-0971



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Upcoming courses



Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Course                  

Note new dates, starting January 13, 2021

Leading Worship – Course On-Line


This Lay Servant Ministries course focuses on the ministry of those who either regularly or occasionally lead groups or congregations in worship. Grounded in the classic patterns of Christian worship and practice, participants will grow in their understanding of Christian worship and gain confidence in leading various parts of worship. Opportunities to practice will include Zoom, Facebook Live and other formats as time permits.

Instructor: Rev. Michelle M. Wiley, pastor  People’s UMC, So. Thomaston / John St. UMC, Camden

Dates:  8 Wednesdays, January 13th through March 3rd   (possible virtual Ash Wed. Service on Feb 17th)

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm  (The first class will be 7:00 – 9:00 pm)

On-Line/ZOOM: All participants need a computer or laptop with a camera or a smartphone or tablet/iPad, as well as internet access.

Please download/update the most current version of ZOOM to your computer/device prior to the course

Need Zoom instruction? Email the instructor for a practice session prior to the first class

Text: Worshipping With the United Methodists (Revised Edition) by Hoyt L. Hickman. ISBN 978-0-68733-526-8            available from The Upper Room Bookstore or Cokesbury. Also available in Kindle format.

Participants are responsible for purchasing their own text. Please purchase before the first class.

First Assignment: please skim read Chapters 1-5 prior to our first class

Registration: Fill out & mail in the registration form (below) and fee

Fee: $10.00 payable to either                                                                        

 Katahdin District UMC, 44 Kennebec Rd., Hampden, ME 04444

+Many Waters District UMC Office, PO Box 89, E. Winthrop ME 04343.    

On the memo line write: LSM Couse – Leading Worship

Check with your local church for scholarship options if cost is prohibitive

Course Notification: Prior to the first class, you will receive an email from the instructor welcoming  you to the course and the course outline. You will receive a weekly email with the ZOOM link for that week’s class.




Registration Deadline: January 9, 2021


            Paper Registration Mail to: Katahdin District UMC, 44 Kennebec Rd., Hampden, ME 04444

                                                            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.

                        Classes are open to those who are part of a United Methodist congregation in New England

Pastor’s Name: ___________________________________________       (please print)

Is this your first Lay Servant Ministries course? ___ Yes    ___ No 

If no, please list previous courses and dates: ____________________________________________________