2023 CT District Basic Lay Servant Ministries Class
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Saturday, January 28, 2023
This event recurs Weekly on Saturday except 1/21/2023 and 2/11/2023 from Saturday, January 14, 2023 to Saturday, February 25, 2023

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Bill Florin

The Connecticut District of the New York Annual Conference is pleased to announce the next Basic Lay Servant Ministries class to start 2023. If you feel called to do more to serve our communities and people of the United Methodist Church, this class is the first step toward earning laity credentials.

This BLSM class is scheduled to be accessible via Zoom and manageable over five Saturday mornings in January and February 2023. All classes will be on Saturdays, from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, as follows:
  • January 14
  • January 28
  • February 4 (this class from 8 AM – 10 AM)
  • February 18
  • February 25
The Basic Lay Servant Ministries class is a required ten-hour class, so we must ask participants to attend all five two-hour sessions. Also, participants must have a copy of the participant’s book. All participants must be 17 years or older and confirmed members of the United Methodist Church.
Required Book: Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course Participant’s Book by Sandy Jackson with Brian Jackson. ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3. You can purchase the book through Amazon or Cokesbury.
Order your book in time to read the introduction and session/chapter one prior to our first class. Check with your local church office. There might be a copy available for your use.
Your class co-facilitators will be Bill Florin of the UMC of Monroe and Renee Huckaby of Jesse Lee UMC in Easton. Questions can be directed to Bill at billflorin@yahoo.com or by phone call to Bill at 203-675-0189.
Register today! Registrations are due by January 11, 2023. We look forward to sharing in the beginning of your lay ministry journey with a full Basic Lay Servant Ministries class on January 14.