Lay Servant Ministry - Many Waters District

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Anne Carter, Director
Sharon Merrill, Registrar

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Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Course

Leading Public Prayer (Online)

This Lay Servant Ministries course addresses a topic that is most helpful in many situations and settings requiring prayer. It is an Advanced class for those pursuing Certified Lay Speaker. It is helpful for anyone who would like guidance in leading prayer. This class is strongly recommended for those entering the Certified Lay Minister (CLM) process.

  • Instructors: Rev. Sharon Lovejoy and Marcia McGee, Certified Lay Minister (CLM) at Brunswick UMC  
  • Dates:  5, 2  hour sessions:  April 15, 22, 29 May 6 and May 13
  • Time:  6 pm- 8:00 pm; Log on by 5:45 pm
  • Location: Online with Zoom (Technical assistance available!)
  • Registration deadline: April 5, 2021 This class fills up  quickly

Please purchase the textbook beforehand. There will be reading assignments prior to the first class, which will be discussed in the Letter to Participants which you will receive after Registration.

Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession  by Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher  Available at Cokesbury 978-0-8028-7097-1, and also at   Participant is responsible for purchasing text. Check with your church for possible scholarships.

There is a $10 registration fee, payable to Many Waters District Office, PO Box 89, E. Winthrop ME 04343. On the memo line write: LSM Course “Leading Public Prayer. If cost is prohibitive, check with your church as some churches and districts have scholarships available. __________________________________________________________


Registration Deadline is Monday, April 5, 2021   Classes fill quickly


            Paper Registration Mail to:   Many Waters 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: ____________________________________________________