Baptism and profession of faith in Christ: Some people are baptized as infants or children, then around the age of 12, they go through a Confirmation class, confess their faith in Christ, and are “confirmed” during a Worship Service. On the other hand, some children go through a Confirmation class, confess their faith in Christ, and then are baptized during a Worship Service. Some youth and adults, without the benefit of a Confirmation class, profess their faith in Christ and then are baptized.
Transfer of Church Membership: Still, others who believe in Christ, and have been baptized, but are members of another church, may transfer their membership. A baptized believer may join our fellowship by what is sometimes called, a “statement of faith,” if a record of their former church membership can not be found. And former members of our church, whose names were dropped because of lengthy inactivity, may have their membership “restored.”
If you are interested in joining our church family, please contact one of the ministers. Or, if the Spirit leads, feel free to come forward at the end of the Worship Service, during the “Hymn of Invitation,” and share your desire with a minister. To see the ritual we usually follow when a person joins, see pages 45-49 in the United Methodist Hymnal, to find the sections that may apply to you.