Saturday September 13th & 20th (2014) 8:30 AM – 3PM

Cost: $25 for Basic and $35 for Advanced (includes continental breakfast at 8:30 AM and lunch)

Location: First United Methodist Church, 129 Miller Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Lay Speaking Ministries, BASIC Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

Instructor for Basic Class: Pastor Sue Ellery

This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries, Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted on consistent spiritual practices and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.

Life Together in the United Methodist Connection by Beth Galbreath

Instructor for Advanced Class: David Richards

This is an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries that gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church. The course is arranged in five two-hour sessions with short devotionals at the beginning of each session intended to ground class instruction and discussion in scripture. Life Together in the United Methodist Connection is required for Lay Servants who wish to become certified Lay Speakers and an excellent resource for any small-group desiring a greater understanding of how United Methodists related to one another both at home and around the world.

If you are interested in registering for the class you can contact Dennis Veilleux (Director of Lay Servant Ministries) preferably through email:

Secondary communication preference: cell phone (603) 236-2800

I will be on vacation returning Monday 8/25 at which time I will respond.