Lay Servant Ministries - Many Waters


Welcome to the Many Waters Lay Servant Ministries

Many Waters District contacts 

Anne Carter, Director

TBD, Registrar





Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course


Did you know that when you serve on a committee, help with worship services, sing, and offer support to others, that you are, “in ministry”? You are!

Join us to find out about what it means to be part of the “priesthood of believers”.

This 10-hour course covers the three main categories of Lay Servant Ministry: Leading, Caring and Communicating. This is the foundational course upon which all other Lay Servant Ministries courses are based.

  • Dates: 2 Saturdays – October 30 and November 6, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am-3 pm; there will be a 1-hour lunch break with meal provided on site.
  • Location: UMC of Auburn, 439 Park Ave, Auburn, ME 04210

Note: if CDC or church guidelines change, we will make alternate arrangements to hold the class safely.

Ample parking on-site

Please purchase the textbook beforehand: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book (Sandy Jackson & Brian Jackson; 2013, 2017 edition). The book is available through Cokesbury, Upper Room, or Amazon.

Assignments: Please read prior to class:

  • For October 30: Sessions: 1-3 (stop after Stewardship of Caring, p 28)
  • For Nov 6: Caring beginning with Covenant Groups, p28, Sessions 4 and 5

There is a $10 registration fee, payable to Many Waters District Office, PO Box 89, E. Winthrop ME 04343.

If you have access to The Book of Discipline 2016, please bring it along to each class as well. Instructors will be Rev. Steve Bascom, Pastor of UMC of Auburn, (339) 440-3746, and Susan Tesar, CLM from Brunswick UMC, phone 207-319-4171, email

online registration here (coming soon)


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We recommend that you share with your pastor that you will be taking this class