2023 LSM United Methodist Heritage (Tongan)

2023 LSM United Methodist Heritage (Tongan)
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
This event recurs Weekly on Tuesday from Tuesday, September 5, 2023 to Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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Chaitanya Motupalli

Greeting students! We welcome you all back into the Lay Servant Ministry Courses in the Tongan language. The cross-conference clergy team welcomes you into the program and we hope you all had a great and wonderful summer break. We are picking up the last two courses this fall to complete the Certified Lay Speaker level. If you started with us since 2022, “UM HERITAGE” is one of the last two requirements, followed by the last course which is “DEEPER into the BIBLE”. For those of you who are discerning about furthering yourself into the ministry path, Certified Lay Minister is the next level up.

We hope that each of you will take up the opportunity to further yourself into the ministry by connecting with our team clergy to discern or seek support as needed.  We continue to be grateful for the support of our clergy team from varies conferences to bring these courses to you. We thank the California Nevada Conference for allowing us to bring these resources to you under their umbrella. Tracking of your journey into the ministry is now available to students. Schedules will be on the website: cnumc.org

A recommendation by Rev. Dr. Kalesita Tu'ifua, please order the books for your reading to prepare for the class and to add to your library for future use.  

The required book: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carter, available on Amazon and Cokesbury.  

Here is a link to Cokesbury:  Living Our Beliefs | Cokesbury

From the Author, Kenneth L. Carder, Join us to “Explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church as defined in Part II of The Book of Discipline. Uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as you embrace the United Methodist way.

Please purchase the book to read and prepare for class. The class will meet from 6-pm on the following Tuesdays. The assignments are as follow:

September 5, 2023        SESSION 1       Rev. Martin Finau & Kata’ii Tapa

September 12, 2023      SESSION 2       Rev. Kalesita Tu’ifua  & Kalolaine Lavalu

September 19, 2023      SESSION 3       Rev. Fungalei Taufo’ou & ‘Ofa Ha’unga

September 26, 2023      SESSION 4       Rev. Fai’ana Prescott-Funaki & Latulala Toetu’u

October 3, 2023             SESSION 5       Rev. ‘Akanesi Tupou  & Sione Tu’uta

*CLOSING WORSHIP                      

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