In his book, Living Our Beliefs, the United Methodist Way, Bishop Kenneth Carder helps us to understand the meaning and power of the United Methodist way of living, serving and witnessing to Jesus Christ in the world. Carder inspires us to practice what we preach.

Mrs. Susan Davidson, our MRD Director of Lay Servant Ministries, invites you to join her in exploring Bishop Carder’s book together over three sessions, January 9, 23, and 30. All sessions will be held at Ripley First UMC from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. This course also meets the requirements of an Advanced Lay Servant class. There is no fee to attend but you need to register with Susan sometime before January 1 so that she may plan according to the number of participants. Again, this is open to everyone!

To register or for questions about these or other lay ministry matters, please contact Mrs. Susan Davidson, Director of MS River District Lay Servant Ministries, at or by phone at 731-414-6806.