2013 Laity Day with Bishop Trimble

March 05, 2013

'Laity Day schedule' and the 'vision for remote sites' are below.


2013 Laity Day with Bishop Trimble

Saturday, April 6, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hampton United Methodist Church, Hampton, Iowa



SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: MATTHEW 28:16-20 (The Great Commission)

For Laity Day 2013 the Bishop would like to talk about the great commission and discuss with us what it looks like to be a witness in today’s world as a disciple of Jesus Christ. There will be opportunities for interaction with the Bishop and small group discussions for us to discover, in the lives of each of us, what this Great Commission means in our daily lives and in our local church settings.

REGISTRATION: Registration for the event is $10.00, which can be paid when you register online at Your registration will provide for your lunch and materials used during the day.

PLANS FOR REMOTE SITES:  We urge faith communities throughout the conference to bring the Bishop and this program to each of their groups through the simulcast provided by the Conference Communications Ministry Team. We want remote sites to have the capability of serving communion to their group as we partake of the elements with Bishop Trimble at the Hampton UMC.

IMAGINE NO MALARIA: Rev. Katie Dawson will introduce our Iowa campaign for supporting the Imagine No Malaria initiative and report to us how we are doing and how we can achieve the conference goal for this campaign.

BOOKSTORE: Kings Christian Bookstore from, Boone, Iowa, will be on site in Hampton with a number of books and articles available for your reference and purchase.

Dave Decker, Conference Lay Leader
[email protected]
641.494.7663 cell

318 West Chestnut
Clarinda, IA 51632



Laity Day Schedule:

9:30A  Registration

Time for remote sites to establish a connection (call Art McClanahan for assistance: 515.720.5234)

Bookstore—Kings Christian Bookstore, Boone, IA (515.432.5242)

Coffee, juice, cookies, meet and greet, etc.

10:00  Welcome—Conference Lay Leader, Dave Decker

10:10  Opening Worship—Pastor Corby Johnson & Rev. Katie Dawson

10:40  Bishop Julius C. Trimble --What does it look like to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?

11:45  Imagine No Malaria—Rev. Katie Dawson

12:00P Lunch and bookstore time

1:00  Bishop Julius C. Trimble—Open forum and interaction with remote sites. Remote sites can pose questions to the Bishop via e-mail ([email protected]).

2:30  Closing Worship—communion and commitment card



Bishop and Conference Lay Leader vision for the day for remote sites:

We envision groups of United Methodists in each district gathering in church buildings and other facilities with the capability to receive live-streamed content and experiencing the Laity Day “at a distance.” With a good computer hook-up and either large-screen TV or LCD projection, people at these satellite locations could experience the worship, take in the presentations, and participate in the interchanges via either phone (641.456.4238) or email ([email protected]). Each satellite location could provide a lunch as well as the set-up for Holy Communion at the end of the day. A host (pastor or laity) or host team would facilitate the flow of the event’s agenda in each place. The satellite site host could also extend a personal invitation to congregations in their area who do not have internet capability to join in the party.


Be encouraged,

Bishop Julius C. Trimble
Dave Decker, Conference Lay Leader