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: _______________________
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: ____________________________________________________