Our lay certification class will be held Nov 10 and 17, 8 am-4 pm. Lunch will be provided.
We will welcome anyone who wants to participate.
On November 10, 2018 it will be at PUMC and on the 17th we will be holding the class at West Rindge UMC.
The book Let the Whole Church Say Amen is available online.
I have had lots of experience with public prayer as I have been asked to pray at various invocations–plus, Bishop Cho focused on prayer for a year with the Virginia Conference–so I have good references.
Peterborough United Methodist Church
43 Concord Street, Peterborough NH 03458
West Rindge United Methodist Church
Route 202 & Mountain Rd, Rindge NH 03461
Let the Whole Church Say Amen: A Guide for Those Who Pray in Public
Stookey seeks to relieve the anxiety of inexperienced leaders of public prayer and the discomfort of those with and for whom they pray in this practical guide to the art of praying in public.
The book has three parts. First, Stookey offers reflections on the nature of prayer, utilizing the image of a flow of energy. Second, he discusses the forms, mechanics, and vocabularies of prayer. His analysis brims with insight and practical application. Third, and most importantly, he provides concrete exercises in editing prayers. The reader is challenged to mark prayer texts and then to compare her or his own work with the author’s as Stookey points out the particular issues that the exercise highlights.
The book is clearly organized, economically written, and easy to use. Those who read carefully and complete the exercises will gain significant experience in crafting prayers to which the whole congregation can respond with an enthusiastic “Amen.”
The Reverend Kathleene Card is a retired Elder from the Virginia Conference in the United Methodist Church. For two years, she served as an Interim Associate Pastor at A & M UMC in College Station, Texas, on loan from the Virginia Conference. Prior to moving to College Station, Pastor Card served as Associate Pastor for eleven years at Trinity UMC and then as Senior Pastor for two years as at Chesterbrook UMC in McLean, Virginia. She served on the Board of Governors at Wesley Theological Seminary where she earned her M. Div. She has co-authored a devotional book, Pray. Act. Pray Again. with Dr. Dianne Martin.
Pastor Card has worked as both a teacher and an administrator in the federal government, serving as the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and as a Program Director at The Bicentennial of The United States Constitution.
However, whether she was teaching English or managing a staff, or working in the Church her love of God and God’s people has always been the driving force in her life.
Kathleene and Andy Card live in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. They have three grown children and six grand-children.