Lay Leader Information and Classes

Aurora District Lay Academy

Please note that Anyone is welcome to attend a class or classes offered.  You can attend one or all, you do not have to be a lay leader or in training to be a lay leader.  

Dear Friends:

Attached is the registration form for the Virtual 2021 Lay Academy February 21 to March 21. Although we would all like to be together face-to-face these days, at least meeting virtually we don’t have to drive in bad weather.  Please review the form and see if there might be a class you’d be interested in taking.
Please note the different ways to register.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The one change is books.  You will have to purchase your own.  They can all be ordered from The Upper Room.  Phone number:  (800) 972-0433  or
      Basic:  “Lay Servant Ministries” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson & Brian Jackson  (DR626)
      Preaching:  “From Your Heart to Theirs:  Delivering an Effective Sermon” by Tony Franks and David Carroll   (DR536)
      Leading Worship:  “Worshiping with United Methodists” by Hoyt Hickman  (AB526)
      Storytelling:   JoAnne Chase has her own materials which she will share.
I hope we get to see many of you online in February.  May 2021 be a wonderful New Year!

Mary Mecker

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The Other Side:  Making Our Churches Vital in a

Post-Pandemic World

Saturday, February 13, 2021 9 am to 12 noon via ZOOM

Featuring: Interim Bishop John Hopkins, Discipleship Task Force, Anti-Racism Task Force

Presentations on:

Communal Prayer (Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey)

Helping People Grow in Faith (Rev. Adam Hamilton)

Outreach (Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe)


Cost $10

Link for registration will be available shortly.  Please check back after January 22, 2021.


Thank you




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