Long Island East District
Monday, June 26, 2017
of the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
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 All of the classes offered during Spring 2017 for Lay Servants may also be used to fulfil Lay Speaker requirements.
For more info contact 
Michele F. Sanchez Co-Director Lay Servant Ministries Committee
Cell: 516-306-4960
Email: michelefsanchez3949@gmail.com

Lay Servant Ministries

 Information for Lay  Servants

Lay Servants who attended the Laity Convocatoin on 9/19/16 may earn re-certification credits.  Here's how...

 Download and print the new Lay Servant Ministries letter and class schedule. (as of 3/9/17)
Basic and Advanced Lay Servant classes will be offered as follows:
Saturdays:  3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8   Time:  8:30  am to 12:30 pm
Lake Ronkonkoma UMC(see map)
792 Hawkins Ave, Lake Grove, NY 11755
  • Basic Lay Servant Course – Fred Brewington
  • Leading Prayer – David Clark, 
  • Transforming Evangelism (Heritage) – Pastor Enrique Lebron
  • Go Preach – Pastor Lynda Bates-Stepe
Westbury UMC, (see map)
265 Asbury Ave., Westbury, NY 11590
(at the corner of Post Ave. and Asbury)
  • Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts - Pastor Steve Knutsen
  • Leading Worship – Pastor Sheila Beckford


Sundays:  3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2   Time:  7 - 10 pm
First Baldwin UMC, 881 Merrick Rd, Baldwin, NY 11510 (see map)
  • Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (Heritage)- Pastor Luonne Rouse


Thursdays, Time 7 - 9:30 pm
Smithtown UMC, 230 E Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787  (see map)
  • Basic Lay Servant Course -  March (not 3/9) 16, 23, 30 & April 6 - Ken Bohler
  • Leading Prayer - March 9, 16, 23, 30, & April 6, David Clark

Registration Forms must be returned to the LIE Office by January 15, 2017, with a check for $35 so that books can be ordered and distributed by February before the start of classes in March.   

The Basic Class is for those who wish to become Local Church Lay Servants, trained to serve in caring, leading and communication ministries in their home churches.
--> To reach this goal, take the Basic Course on Saturdays in Westbury or Lake Ronkonkoma or on Thursdays in Smithtown.
the Advanced Class is for those who wish to become (or continue as) Certified Lay Servants.  Participants must  take the Basic Class first.  
--> To achieve or to maintain this level, take one of the classes on Saturdays in Westbury or Lake Ronkonkoma, on Sundays in Baldwin or on Thursdays in Smithtown.
Basic Class application
Advanced Class application  
Word document  or   PDF   

Here are links to Annual Reports for: 
  • Local Lay Servant ( PDF )
  • Certified Lay Servant (PDF )
  • Certified Lay Speaker ( PDF )
  • Certified Lay Minister ( PDF )

What's the difference between a Lay Servant and a Lay Speaker?
The titles have changed. To find out....