Lay Servant Advanced Class - Heritage
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st century church.  Counts toward the Lay Speaker Track.
Required Text:  Living Our Beliefs:  The United Methodist Way by Bishop Kenneth Carder (ISBN 9780881775716).  Participants are expected to read this text prior to class and complete required assignments, due electronically to instructor by September 10, 2018.  Text is available through Amazon (paperback & kindle), and Cokesbury
Date:  Saturday, September 15, 2018.  8am – 7pm.  Registration begins at 7:45 am
Location: Urbana First United Methodist Church, 304 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61801
Instructor:  Rev Robert Freeman, Urbana First UMC
Cost:  $30.00 (includes lunch, snacks and certificate)
Registration:  Advance registration is required.  Register on-line at
Registration deadline:  Friday, August 31, 2018