Lay Servant Training 11/2022 – Sunrise UMC, Phoenix, AZ
November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm MST
Called to Preach – This class is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor’s absence. Called to Preach is the required preaching course in the lay speaker track of study. Participant textbook: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie
The course is scheduled for Wednesdays, November 2, 9, & 16, 5:30-9:00 PM each day. (you will need to commit to all three sessions) (all times are Arizona time)
Participants are responsible for purchasing and reading the text in advance of the course. Participant textbooks are available from Cokesbury.com. You might also find Kindle and printed versions from Amazon.com. If you have any questions contact Betty Stewart, .
Click Here to Register. Cost is $15 per participant
Instructor Rev Donna Hughes
I am once again home in the desert after 42 years. I grew up in the southern desert of California and went to Jr. High and High School in Holbrook, AZ. After High School I went away to college in Texas for both a bachelors and masters in Livestock Management/Horse Science. Incredibly fun and interesting degrees! After graduate school I met the last missionary to leave China and he encouraged me to apply to teach English in China so I taught Agricultural English in Inner Mongolia, PRC and then through the inability to find a job in my chosen field I ended up at seminary with a dear friend. There I saw my first woman preach and felt the call to ministry. I began serving churches in 1992.
I had no desire to ever live in the Midwest but God had other ideas. I served churches and a campus ministry in the Dakotas Annual Conference, I was a pastor and college chaplain in the Iowa Annual Conference (where I am still a member), worked at three colleges as a campus minister in Cleveland then spent the last seven years, before coming to the DSCUMC as a college Chaplain at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. I am a trained spiritual director and a certified enneagram trainer. My husband and I retired over a year ago, sold everything and bought a 5th wheel and had been work camping around the U.S. with our two Weimarainers (grey ghost dogs). I was missing ministry and came out of retirement to serve Sunrise UMC part-time. My husband is a lover of skydiving so is taking advantage of our proximity to Eloy to sky dive as much as possible. I am an avid trail runner, hiker, reader, movie goer, yoga lover, world traveler, eater of interesting foods and unusual candy sampler.