Have you ever been asked to offer partial leadership in worship–or take on an entire worship service–and had the sinking feeling that you didn’t know where to begin? Or, that you just can’t see yourself ‘up front’ in that leading role?  Then we have a series of workshops for you!

The RC 15 Faith Formation and Leadership Development committee  is offering a five part series– Worship 101 for Occasional Lay Worship Leaders.  These workshops are meant to help the occasional lay worship leader untangle how to get started, where to find resources, and how to prepare to lead worship with confidence.  These workshops are designed to respond to Regional Council 15’s Strategic Plan Pillars of Discipleship: to “Promote the importance of discipleship as core to the strengthening, vitality and sustainability of Christian community”; and Leadership: to “develop curious, faithful, brave leaders”

The series will be held on Zoom in late April to mid-May. Here are the dates/times and details of the sessions.  All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm:

Session One: Monday April 25, 700-8:30pm
The View from the Pulpit   Robyn Brown-Hewitt
What is the role of the worship leader?

Session Two: Monday May 2, 7:00-8:30pm
Liturgy — what is the shape of the UCC Order of Worship?  Andy O’Neil
Where do I find resources?

Session Three: Monday May 9, 7:00-8:30pm
Public Prayer – what is it & what does it do?   Janice MacLean

Session Four: Thursday May 12, 7:00-8:30pm
The Sermon   Ross Bartlett
Templates, writing and sharing a message

Session Five: Thursday May 19, 7:00-8:30pm
Selecting Music for Worship.  Kevin Parks

Registration deadline is Friday April 22 at 12noon.  Registration fee is $75 for all five sessions.  We encourage Communities of Faith to support registrants. Payment options:
1) E-transfer to Jenn Whittemore at jwhittemore@united-church.ca using “worship” as the password. Once you have sent the e-transfer email Jenn to know the name(s) of the registrants and confirm the password you used.
2) Mail a cheque to the Regional office payable to “Regional Council 15” and in the memo line note the name(s) of the registrants. Mail to Regional Council 15, 21 Wright Street, Sackville, NB E4L 4P8.

Registration is now closed.