Become a Member

If you would like to enter into a deeper connection with Union, please consider becoming a member.

What Exactly Does "Membership" Mean?

When you hear the word “membership,” you may think of a Zipcar, a gym, or a museum membership. In all these examples, you’d pay a fee in order to have access to special products or services.

Church membership is different than these things. There are no fees and no special services associated with becoming a member. Non-members are welcome and able to participate in almost all aspects of life at Union without becoming a member. You can attend worship services, join a small group, help in the food pantry, and do many other things at Union without being a member.

So, why become a member then?

You can become a Christian without being a member of a particular church. However, we believe that becoming a member is a sign of a deeper level of commitment as a follower of Christ, and to the ministries of Union specifically. By becoming a member, you are fully partnering with what we are doing in our community and you are endeavoring to live and help others to live Christ-filled lives.

How To Become a Member

There are two ways to become a member at Union:

  1. You can speak with the Senior Pastor at any time to become a member.
  2. During the Sunday service, you can walk down the aisle during the period of invitation that immediately follows the message.

If you would like to speak to someone more specifically about becoming a member, please don't hesitate to contact us or speak to one of our pastors.

New Members Class

If you are interested in becoming a member or have recently become a member, you are welcome to join our next New Members Class. These classes are scheduled throughout the year as needed to introduce new or perspective members to the United Methodist Church. We explore the history, beliefs, and traditions of Methodism, as well as the history, vision, and goals of Union. Please contact us or speak with the Senior Pastor to learn when the next New Members Class will be held.

What's Next After Becoming A Member?

Check out our next steps page to learn more about the next steps on your journey with Union.

We Receive Members into Union in the Following Ways:

By Profession of Faith

If you have never been a member of any church, you may join by professing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

By Renewal of Vows

If you have been a member of a church at one time, but have been inactive; you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

By Transfer

If you are a member of another church, you may join by requesting that your membership be transferred to Union.

By Affiliate Membership

Sometimes an individual has reasons for keeping his/her membership in another Methodist church, but would like to be an affiliate member of Union.

By Associate Membership

An individual with a membership in another denomination who wants to associate with Union, but maintain membership in another denomination.