Lay Servants - CWM


Connecticut / Western Massachusetts District

District Director of Lay Servant Ministries:

Stephanie Cyr

(860) 376-9760


CWM District Basic Course

DATE: Saturday, March 16th & 30th 2019

TIME: 8:30AM - 2:30PM

LOCATION: New Covenant UMC

16 Church St., East Hartford, CT

LEADER: Pastor David Martin

(Note:  To enroll in the Basic Course, participants are required to provide a letter of recommendation from their pastor and chair of Administrative Board/Church Council.  In addition, they need to submit, in writing, their reasons for wanting to become a lay servant.)

Click here for the registration form.  Any questions contact George Button, Registrar at 413-584-3189 or at  All participants are required to attend both scheduled classes in order to receive certification credit.


CWM District Advance Course

DATES: Saturday, March 9th,  8:30AM - 12:30PM

DATES: Saturday, March 23rd,  8:30AM - 12:30PM

DATES: Tuesday, April 2nd,  5:30PM - 8:30PM


31 Main St., Belchertown, MA 01007

LEADER: Rev. Joy Toll-Chandler

This cource is designated for those who have not completed formation preaching training, and for others who are called upon to preach in pastor's absence. 

Registration deadline: February 27th, 2019

(shipment of text maybe delayed past initial class session with late registration) 

Click here for the registration form.  Any questions contact George Button, Registrar at 413-584-3189 or at


Advance Course Opportunity

March 2019

Planning Worship: This course is grounded in the principles and practices of worship planning. The participant text is The Worship Workshop: Creative Ways to Design Worship Together by Marcia McFee.

Leader: Rev. Ralph Howe

Location: First United Methodist Church
55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

(413) 499-0866

Two Course Offerings:

Track One
 March 27th as well as  April 3rd & 10th
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Track Two
March 23rd & 30th
10:00AM – 3:30PM

Registration deadline: March 11, 2019 (shipment of participant text may be delayed past initial class session with late registration)

CLICK HERE for the registration form and contact information.

If you are in need of scholarship funding and your local church is unable to assist in paying the required registration fee, please contact Stephanie Cyr (District Director, Lay Servant Ministries) at 860-375-9760 or at