If you’ve ever been asked to offer partial leadership in worship–or take on an entire worship service—you may have experienced the sinking feeling of not knowing where to begin, or that you just can’t see yourself ‘up front’ in that leading role.   Do we have a set of workshops for you!


The RC 15 Faith Formation and Leadership Development team presents a five part series– Worship 101 for Occasional Lay Worship Leaders.  These workshops are designed 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.  We offer these in response 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 January-February 2023. Here are the dates/times and details of the sessions.  All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm:


Session One: Monday Jan 9, 700-8:30pm
The View from the Pulpit   Robyn Brown-Hewitt
What is the role of the worship leader?



Session Two: Monday Jan 16, 7:00-8:30pm
Liturgy — what is the shape of the UCC Order of Worship?  Andy O’Neill
Where do I find resources?



Session Three: Monday Jan 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Selecting Music for Worship.  Kevin Parks



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



Session Five: Monday Feb 6, 7:00-8:30pm
Public Prayer – what is it & what does it do?   Janice MacLean



Registration deadline is Thursday, January 5 at 12noon.  Registration fee is $50 for the 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.


Please click here to register.