Have You Ever Considered Becoming a Lay Leader?

Being the Church, Laity Equipped for Discipleship

If so, your chance is now! This July, UMC is hosting a series of lay designations with accompanying training for those who want to become Certified Lay Servants, Certified Lay Speakers and Certified Lay Ministers. NCC’s own Elaine Pratt is a Certified Lay Servant and a Certified Lay Minister and would be happy to answer any question you might have about these programs. The event listed below is intended to be an informational introduction to these roles. If you feel God calling you to a more intentional ministry role as a lay person, you may want to attend.

Following is the agenda and more information. Here is the link if you wish to register – https://www.neumc.org/eventdetail/16546089

July 23, 2022 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Plymouth UMC (334 Fairgrounds Rd, Plymouth, NH 03264) 

Please join us at an informational event on Lay Servant Ministries, July 23, 2022. It is our hope that by attending this event you will better understand the program of Lay Servant Ministries and are encouraged to start or renew your journey. Based on feedback at this event we will schedule some courses to begin as early as September 10, 2022.  Bring your own bag lunch (coffee, tea, and water will be available)


  • 9:45 – 10:00 am – Arrive and mingle (coffee, tea, and water will be available)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am – Worship & Lay Servant Ministries Overview (Rev. Taesung Kang, Pastor Sue Davidson, Callie McMahon, Rev. Pam Maden)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am – Keynote Speaker – Dr. Kevin Fickenscher – “Crossing the Threshold…Embracing the Transition”
  • 11:30 – 12:15 pm – Brown bag lunch (coffee, tea, and water will be available)
  • 12:15 – 12:45 pm – Testimonies – “Why I am a Certified Lay Servant” – Jim Lawler and Karen Cassidy
  • 12:45 – 1:00 pm – Q& A, Closing