Lay Servants - MME

 
Mid-Maine District
Lay Servant Ministries
 
Anne Carter, Director
 
 
Sharon Merrill, Registrar
 
 
 

 

Click here for the new "Lay Ministries Form" which has been approved for Church Conferences
 
Mid Maine Lay Servant Committee Members
  • Elizabeth Bailey Mitchell, Pastor People's UMC and Searsmont UMC
  • Anna Jean Alexander, Certified Lay Minister, Bolster's Mills UMC
  • Claire Piddock, Reafdield UMC
 
Upcoming Lay Servant Course Offered:
 

Lay Servant/Lay Speaker Ministry Core Course

Anatomy of Peace Using this book recommended by the Way Forward Commission, Council of Bishops, and NEUMC Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, students will read 8 (short) chapters in preparation for each week’s class session. Class time will cover discussion of the reading with biblical narratives introduced as case studies and will plan applications for their experience as church and community leaders. Open to all, this course qualifies as an advanced LSM elective for Certified Lay Servants.

            Instructor:  Rev. Dr. Karen Munson, MidMaine District Superintendent

Dates: Five Tuesdays: August 21 and 29; September 4, 11 and 18.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Location:  Readfield UMC.

Text: “The Anatomy of Peace:Resolving the Heart of Conflict” The Arbinger Institute.

Berrett-Koeler Publishers, Inc, 2015 2nd edition.

Assignment for first class will be sent after registration.  Please register by August 14th

REGISTER HERE!

Course fee: $10.  If paying by check, please make it out to New England Conference UMC and on the memo line write: LSM Course – Anatomy of Peace.  If cost is prohibitive, check with your church – some churches and Districts have scholarships available.

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Lay Servant/Lay Speaker Ministry Core Course

Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (United Methodist Polity)

Explore the interrelationship between our beliefs, mission, and practice. This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church.  Open to all. Fulfills the Polity requirement for those seeking Lay Speaker credentials.

            Instructor Rev. Dr. Karen Munson, MidMaine District Superintendent

Dates: Three Sundays: August 26, September 2 and 9

Time: 1:00 – 4:30pm

Where: Choir Room, UMC of Auburn

Special Guest:  September 9, Rev. Scott Campbell, one of New England’s delegates to the February 2019 General Conference will join us.

Assignment for first class will be sent after registration.  Please register by August 19th

Required texts: 

1) “The Method of Our Mission” by Laceye C. Warner

2) 2016 Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church

Course fee: $10.  If paying by check, please make it out to New England Conference UMC and on the memo line write: LSM Course – UMC Polity. If cost is prohibitive, check with your church – some churches and Districts have scholarships available.