Exploring Your Prayer Life: LACE 201 Course
Exploring Your Prayer Life is the first Advanced Course of LACE (201) offered in 2019, and it will be on February 9 at various locations in each KYUMC District. 

As previously announced, the KYUMC Board of Laity has worked to revise and improve the LACE program throughout the Conference. Each of the Advanced Courses will be taught via live feed or video at a specific location in each district, with discussions and work time led by a facilitator. 

Exploring Your Prayer Life is a video series presented by Sarah McGinnis. In this video series, Sarah shares various ways to pray that you may or may not have tried before. This video series walks you through an introduction to prayer and three different prayer types. 

Each District will have a facilitator to guide attendees through the four videos, with pauses for discussion and to practice the prayers that Sarah teaches. 

Recommended Books:
  • 50 Ways to Pray by Teresa Blyth 
  • Lectio Divina: Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scripture by Basil Pennington
  • Spiritual Exercises by St. Ignatius 
  • Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating
Please contact your District Lay Leader or LACE Coordinator to register or find out more information. 


Bluegrass: Shelbyville Centenary UMC at 10 AM, facilitated by Rebekah Franklin
Coordinator: District Lay Leader Colleen Davis, bluegrassdistrictlayleader@gmail.com

Heartland: Stovall UMC, registration opens at 9:30 AM, facilitated by Susan Cross
Coordinator: Lay Servant Coordinator Tammy Burba, countrykin2008@yahoo.com

Kentucky East: Louisa First UMC
Coordinator: Lay Servant Coordinator Cassandra Chandler, kyeastdistrict@outlook.com

Lexington: TBA
Coordinator: Lay Leader Irene Hatton, irenehatton1120@gmail.com

Northern Kentucky: TBA
Coordinator: Lay Servant Coordinator Rev. Mike McArter, tmcarter@iglou.com

Owensboro: Mary Kendall Home in Owensboro, 8:30 CT
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lace-advanced-training-prayer-tickets-55023306190
Coordinator: Lay Leader Elaine Daugherty, elberty74@gmail.com

Pennyrile: TBA
Coordinator: Lay Servant Coordinator Rita Grace, ritajan.grace@gmail.com

South Central: Three Locations - 
  • Bowling Green - Christ UMC
  • Glasgow - First UMC
  • Columbia - Lindsey Wilson College - Sumner
Coordinator: Lay Servant Coordinator Gina Lyon, glyon@kyumc.org

South East Kentucky: TBA
Coordinator: District Superintendent Rev. Karen Stigall, kstigall@kyumc.org

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