Each year the South Indiana Conference Board of Laity offers the opportunity to all laity of the South Indiana Conference to express thanks and praise God by submitting a sermon manuscript for judging. The deadline for entries is April 30.

This year the theme is "One in Spirit, All in Ministry: In the Spirit of Fellowship." Manuscripts are judged on how well the theme is followed and developed, as well as the use of creative writing techniques.

The author will present the winning manuscript at the Laity Session of the South Indiana Annual Conference on Thursday June 5 in Bloomington. Two other manuscripts will be given Honorable Mention.

Manuscripts are to be sent to Ike Williams, South Indiana Conference Lay Leader, 1515 Cool Creek Drive, Carmel, Indiana 46033-2318. Name, address, phone number, local church name and district name should be on a cover letter. Manuscripts will be assigned a number and be judged anonymously by the selection committee.

The winners and two runners up will be notified by May 21. All entries must be postmarked by April 30. Additional information concerning the contest can be obtained by contacting Bob Pimlott, Columbus District Lay Leader at 812-273-3081 or by e-mail at rpimlott1@verizon.net.