South East Lay Servant


Lay Servant Ministries 2021 Schedule

South East District

Let’s put 2020 behind us and plan to move forward in 2021.  Happy New Year.  With all the confusing and upsetting news, I often think we need to hear some good news.  Then I remind myself that as Christians, we hear, read, share, and sing The Good News as often as we want.  Amen.

  • Here is the tentative LSM Schedule for 2021:

March 6, 13 Basic (Click here for Registration Form)

March 20, 27 Advanced-Lay Pastoral Care Giving (Click here for Registration Form)

September 11, 18 Basic

October 2, 9 Advanced-From Your Heart to Theirs (Preaching)

Classes will be held from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with one hour for lunch) at Young Memorial UMC in Thomson, Georgia (conveniently located one mile off I-20 and close to numerous restaurants).  Please register early so we will know how many textbooks to order. 

Remember you also have the option of taking online classes with North Georgia. Click here to view the Conference Course Schedule, the LSM Annual Report and the Online Classes 

  • During COVID-19 we have only had two pastors to call me needing a Lay Speaker.  That is probably because few pastors have been going on vacation, some churches are not meeting in person, and the pastors have been healthy! 
  • On Saturday, March 6, there will be a free, optional, one-day workshop on Journaling.  Karen Williamson has volunteered to share her expertise and experience on this wonderful topic.  It is not required.  You will not receive any LSM credit, but you will learn new ways to enrich your spiritual growth.  Please let me know ASAP so that Karen will know how many handouts to prepare.  I am excited about this day of being together.  Again, it will be at Young Memorial UMC 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  The church has two large rooms, so that we can have Basic in a different building.  Please bring a Bible and some paper/pencils, etc.  Thank you, Karen. 
  • Later this month I plan to present to North Georgia four Lay Servants for Speaker Renewal and two Lay Servants for Speaker Certification.  Recently our district has grown with some churches being added to what was formerly the Augusta District.  We welcome the new Lay Servants and together we are now called the South East District


Please know that I am here if you have any questions or concerns. I am proud of the ministries that all of you do. I hope to see you in March.


Mrs. Terry Hale

South East Lay Servant Ministries Director