Lay Servant Ministries - Granite District


Granite District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries


Callie McMahon -

                    Karen Cassidy -

Lay Servant Ministries Informational Event

Being the Church, Laity Equipped for Discipleship

July 23, 2022 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Plymouth UMC (334 Fairgrounds Rd, Plymouth, NH 03264) 

Please join us at an informational event on Lay Servant Ministries, July 23, 2022. It is our hope that by attending this event you will better understand the program of Lay Servant Ministries and are encouraged to start or renew your journey. Based on feedback at this event we will schedule some courses to begin as early as September 10, 2022.  Bring your own bag lunch (coffee, tea, and water will be available)


  • 9:45 - 10:00 am - Arrive and mingle (coffee, tea, and water will be available)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am - Worship & Lay Servant Ministries Overview (Rev. Taesung Kang, Pastor Sue Davidson, Callie McMahon, Rev. Pam Maden)
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Kevin Fickenscher - "Crossing the Threshold...Embracing the Transition"
  • 11:30 - 12:15 pm - Brown bag lunch (coffee, tea, and water will be available)
  • 12:15 - 12:45 pm - Testimonies - "Why I am a Certified Lay Servant" - Jim Lawler and Karen Cassidy
  • 12:45 - 1:00 pm - Q& A, Closing

RSVP - (email:

Possible Future Advanced Courses 

If you are interested in either of the following courses in the future , please email Callie (above) and let her know. 

Living Our UMC Beliefs   

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (United Methodist Heritage) explores the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st-century church.
Participants book: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder available at Amazon & Cokesbury and more, $9-$13.

Coming Soon                                       

Lay Servant Ministry  Basic Course  Instructors: TBD

Ministry isn’t just a clergy endeavor; all Christians are called to serve. Laity serve on the front line of evangelical living.  We are all called to be salt and light to a hurting word. This course helps laity explore and discover their unique calls in serving God, neighbor and the greater church.

Requirements: Participant’s handbook “Lay Servant Ministries” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson.  Required at course start. Available at Amazon, Upper Room Store at about $11 

A summary of most of the above classes can be found at  The advanced course(s) will also be virtual.

Stay tuned for more specifics.  

Many Blessings,

Callie McMahon Co-chair Granite District Lay Servant Ministry (

Karen Cassidy,  Co-Chair Granite District Lay Servant Ministry (

Lay Servant Ministry Committee Granite District

Link to purchase books:

Lay Servant Ministries Catalog

Click here to access the Lay Servant Ministries Equipping Resources catalog which provides details about different categories of Lay Servants as well as the courses that are available.  

Upcoming Virtual Courses Offered by Other Districts

Green Mountain

Many Waters


Commonwealth East

Commonwealth West