United Methodist Connection: LACE 201
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Tami Coleman

United Methodist Connection is the second Advanced Course of LACE (201) offered in 2019, and it will be on March 9 at various locations in each KYUMC District. Some districts may be offering additional courses at the same time, such as LACE 101. Please see below for district information. This session will be live streamed from 10 AM to 3 PM Eastern Time, 9 AM to 2 PM Central Time. 

Bishop Al Gwinn (retired) will be leading the study on United Methodist Connection, which will help attendees learn more about the UMC's history and polity. He has a passion for giving back to the church when he can, and has enjoyed teaching LACE previously! 

Bishop Gwinn was ordained in the Kentucky Annual Conference as an Elder and served various congregations (rural, town, and urban), before becoming Lexington District Superintendent and then elected to Bishop in 2004 and placed in the North Carolina Conference. In addition, he served as Associate director of the Conference Council on Ministries, chaired the Board of Ordained Ministry (1996-2004), chaired the Committee on New Church Starts, chaired the Area Episcopal Committee (1991-2000), and was a prominent leader in the Uniting Committee of the Kentucky and Louisville Conferences. He was a General Conference Delegate in 1988, l992, l996, and 2000, and head of the delegation in 2004. He was a member of the General Council on Ministries and the SEJ Administrative Council. 

Following this long and fruitful ministry, Bishop Gwinn and his wife, Joyce, retired to Lexington to be near their children and grandchildren. 

Recommended Books:
The Methodist of our Mission by Laceye Warner

Please contact your District Lay Leader or LACE Coordinator to register or find out more information. 


Bluegrass: Lawrenceburg UMC
* Also offering LACE 101: Session 1 for Lay Servant Ministries taught by DS Rev. Mark Gibbons, and a workshop on "Local Church Preparedness and Building Teams for Disaster Recovery" taught by Jim Morse
Coordinator: District Lay Leader Colleen Davis, bluegrassdistrictlayleader@gmail.com

Heartland: Epworth UMC in Louisville, facilitated by Eric Newby. Participants need to arrive between 9:30 and 9:45. 
Coordinator: Lay Servant Coordinator Tammy Burba, countrykin2008@yahoo.com

Kentucky East: Cannonsburg Trinity in Ashland, KY 
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 Children's Home in Owensboro
Coordinator: Lay Leader Elaine Daugherty, elberty74@gmail.com

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

South Central:  Glasgow First UMC, Lindsey Wilson College, and Christ UMC in Bowling Green
Coordinator: Lay Servant Coordinator Gina Lyon, glyon@kyumc.org

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