Director of Lay Servant Ministries:
Ms. Dawn Hill-Fleury
To register for a course, please submit a completed and signed Request and Recommendation Form. The mailing address and costs for each course are included in the class announcements.
Click here for the Form. Return forms to the Vermont District Director, Dawn Hill-Fleury, 9 Saybrook RD, Essex JCT VT 05452.
The 2016 General Conference approved significant changes to Lay Servant Ministries that amended ¶’s 266 - 271 of the 2012 Book of Discipline. Review the links below for an overview of the changes, summary, and copies of the 2016 BOD paragraphs. These changes took effect on January 1, 2017.
The BASIC course is an introductory course designed to equip new leaders and renew current leaders. This course covers the three main categories of Lay Servant Ministries: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Its purpose is to equip us to be better church leaders - it is not a preaching course.
This is a refresher course for lay servants and a first course for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Lay Servant. To get credit as a Certified Lay Servant you must have completed the Basic course.
No Basic courses are scheduled at this time.*
Marie MacDougall will facilitate the course, What About Our Money?, on three upcoming Saturdays: October 6 and 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and October 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This course can count as a Lay Servant Ministries advanced course and will provide a way to look at stewardship from a creative perspective rather than a money emphasis. When Marie took the course she found it to be interactive and fun, and she hopes you will consider joining her in this offering.
The class will be offered at Hedding UMC, 40 Washington ST., Barre, Vermont in Room 1.
Contact Marie MacDougall: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Contact Dawn Hill-Fleury (see above) if you would like a course offered in your geographic area.
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.
Lay Speakers must complete an annual report. Click here for a form that you can download and complete on your computer.