Home > Upcoming Programs > Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Atlantic: Fall Orientation 2019
31 October, 2019
6:50 PM
Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, RR#3 NS

Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2019 Thu 5:30 PM – Fri 4:00 PM

We are called to be the Church, to celebrate God’s presence in worship!

Many lay people give leadership in worship, but those who participate in a licensed lay worship leaders’ program (LLWL) are choosing to develop their skills and deepen their knowledge for worship leadership.

This Orientation is open to all who are curious about the program, want to take a first step toward becoming licensed pulpit supply to serve in their Region and receiving a LLWL Certificate of Completion.

The LLWL Atlantic program is an initiative of the Tatamagouche Centre in partnership with The United Church of Canada in the Maritime provinces, following the guidelines provided by The United Church of Canada.

NOTE: To receive the LLWL Certificate of Completion participants are required to complete the Orientation and four seasonal Learning Units. The Orientation events are held immediately prior to a Learning Unit – one weekend, two required units!

Goals of the Orientation Event:

  • to introduce and clarify the role and function of a Licensed Lay Worship Leader within the UCC;
  • to provide an opportunity for participants to explore basic elements of UCC worship and concepts of belief; history, ethos and liturgical resources;
  • to provide an opportunity to participants to reflect on basic competencies and calling.

Instructors: Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt and colleagues.

Program Cost:

$165 (tuition, meals & shared accommodations)
$190 (tuition, meals & single room lodging)
Please register by October 15, 2019


Leadership – Rev. Dr. Ross Bartlett:

Rev. Dr. Ross Bartlett serves in ministry with Knox United Church, Lower Sackville, NS. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at Atlantic School of Theology, teaching in a variety of areas including Preaching and United Church Worship. His doctorates are in History (Toronto) and CongregationalCommunication (Princeton). He has served on the United Church’s Theology and Faith Committee, as co-convenor for the national Worship and Music Working Group and is the author of some thirty articles and books including “Lamentations for Lent” (UCRD 2204). He is the preaching columnist for “Gathering” magazine and has instructed in Lay Preaching courses in other conferences. 2015 marks 35 years in congregational ministry in Ontario, Australia and Nova Scotia.