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Upcoming Classes from the Williamsport District Committee


Registration is now open for the upcoming classes offered by the Williamsport District Lay Servant Committee.  Remember: classes taken in October 2016 and Spring of 2017 are the ones reported on your Charge Conference forms in the fall of 2017 as new classes.

Cost per class is $40 and you purchase your own book individually.

With the new 2016 Book of Discipline, there are three categories of persons who are required to take classes. There categories are Certified Lay Ministers(need a ten hour class yearly), Certified Lay Speakers (those who took Basic in the past and have maintained their status with a minimum of a ten hour class in the last three years),  and Certified Lay Servants (those who have completed EGP and are staying current with an additional ten hour class within the last three years).  All three groups are required to fill out a form for Charge Conference each year and to meet with either the DCOM (for CLM) or the Lay Servant Committee at a “Meet and Greet Event” once every three years (both other groups).  


Two classes will be offered April 15 and 29 at First UMC, 67 E Wellsboro St.. Mansfield, PA16933-1120 


FRAMED (a preaching class) - led by Pastor Cathy Dawes. Through Power Point, discussion and examples, the instructor will help participants discover a practical framework for building a sermon based on four pages, or movements, of a sermon: 1-Trouble Behind the Biblical Text, 2-Trouble in Our World Today, 3-Good News in the Biblical Text, 4- The Good News in Our World Today.  
Book:  The Four Pages of A Sermon:  A Guide to Biblical Preaching  by Paul Scott Wilson (available on Amazon).  Please read the first few pages of each section prior to arriving for class.

THE HOW TO GUIDE FOR VISITING THE SICK  AND TERMINALLY ILL - Led by several instructors with experience in the field from both nursing and spiritual care perspectives. The main thrust of the class will be to teach participants how to respond / talk to and with people and family members who are in critical and end of life situations. How to listen and respond to patients and their families. 

Additional Event:  RETREAT EXPERIENCE …. June 9 and  10 at Linck Hill Inn.  The cost for this event is $120 and this includes overnight lodging and also meals.
Our theme will reflect the retreat setting and will walk us through laity as spiritual persons exploring spiritual practices.  If this event sounds like a preferred way to complete your required class, please make inquiries to Rev. Dr. Dianne Bentley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more details.  There will be 3 hours of classwork on Friday evening (beginning at 6 pm) and 7 hours of classwork on Saturday with completion by 5 pm on Saturday.  NOTE:  This is in response to requests to hold a retreat setting event again.  We need a minimum registration of TWELVE to hold this event!  If this interests you, please let us know asap so we can continue with our arrangements.

Additional Event:  Part Two of Evangelism for those who completed Part One of Evangelism with Rev. Dr. Dianne Bentley in Spring 2016.  This will again be a mid-week event.  
 

REGISTRATION FORM:

Spring Lay Servant Ministry Classes
April 15 and 29, 2017
First UMC,
67 E Wellsboro St.
Mansfield, PA16933-1120

Register before April 1, 2017
Please make check for  $40 payable to:  ‘Williamsport District UMC’ and mail with registration form to
Sue Heyler
317 Linck Hill Road
Morris, PA 16938


(please print)

NAME: ____________________________________________________

ADDRESS:     ______________________________________________                                  

CHURCH: _________________________________________________ 

PHONE/EMAIL: _____________________________________________                                                   

               

Please register for one class:

_____  FRAMED

_____  HOW TO GUIDE FOR VISITING THE SICK AND TERMINALLY ILL

_____  I would like to order lunch for  Saturday (cost $7 PER SATURDAY – please pay that day)

_____ SPIRIT:  RETREAT EXPERIENCE REGISTRATION FOR JUNE 9 AND 10 AT LINCK HILL INN.

FILL IN YOUR NAME ABOVE.
INDICATE IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SINGLE ROOM OR TO SHARE WITH A ROOMMATE.  IF YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM, YOU MUST INDICATE YOUR ROOMMATE:__________________________________
HIGHER COST IS $120 (WHICH INCLUDES REGISTRATION, ROOM, AND MEALS.)
 


Your Lay Servant Committee of the Williamsport District would like to remind you, classes are available through BeADisciple.com

Certified Lay Servants and Certified Lay Speakers (note the corrected language) are REQUIRED to take an INTENSIVE CLASS  at least once every three years.  Certified Lay Ministers are REQUIRED  to take an INTENSIVE CLASS each year.

If you have a concern, please contact Dr. Bentley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and list Lay Speaking in the subject line of your email.