Lay Preachers

Lay Preacher's Sunday

Lay Preacher Sunday - August 7th

Lay Preacher Sunday - July 31

The UCA in SA observes the first Sunday in August as Lay Preachers' Sunday, and we encourage all congregations to celebrate the work of Lay Preachers either on that day or on a nearby convenient date. Above are two sets of notes that are offered as starters for preparing worship and a message for the day. This year there are two - one for the day itself (August 7th) and one for the week before (July 31st) for those who find that the August date doesn't work for them.

(Last year's Service: 2021-08-02 Lay Preacher's Sunday 2021 (379 kb PDF)


Lay Preacher's Handbook

The Lay Preachers Committee has released an updated version of the Lay Preachers Handbook. It contains information about study requirements, assessment processes and application procedures for becoming a Lay Preacher. It can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Also linked below are application forms which are used as outlined in the handbook.

Lay Preachers Handbook 2021 (16.6 mb PDF) (Last updated: January 2021, please see for more information)
Candidate for Lay Preacher - Application for Acceptance for Training (262 kb PDF)
Recognition as a Lay Preacher - Application (328 kb PDF)


Thank you for your support.

Max Howland, for Lay Preachers' Committee