WESTERN RESERVE DISTRICT
Hello Fellow Lay Servants,
We are having our spring training March 15 and 16 at Perry UMC.
We will be having Basic for those who wish to become Lay servants or want to know
more about it. Please encourage your friends and fellow congregation members to
attend. It is always a warm and inspirational experience.
We are having a preaching class, Called to Preach. The class book is From Pew to
Pulpit. This class is a required class for those who wish to become certified lay speakers,
and is also a valuable class for those who may be called occasionally to fill in for their
pastor and for those who just wish to know more about preparing Sunday messages and
devotional messages and for those who just want a refresher course.
The second advanced class is Accountable Discipleship. This class focuses on the
household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understanding of grace and
the importance of the class leader in the Wesleyan movement. This class is also a
prerequisite for the fall class, Class Leaders: Recovering a Tradition, to be held in
You will find information on ordering your class book on the registration form. Please
be sure to order your book early enough for you to read it and prepare for the class. The
Upper room suggests ordering at least three weeks before the class, but we suggest 4
weeks before. You will be required to have the book to participate in the class.
Please share this information with your church. It is difficult to be sure everyone gets
notice of the classes. You can post copies of the registration and this letter at your church
and make announcements at worship services.
Any questions please contact me.
I look forward to seeing you in March.
Western Reserve District Office:
Rev. Sondra Snode
71 North Park Pl.
Phone: (440) 352-2083
Fax: (440) 352-1095
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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