We give praise and thanks to God every time we welcome a new member. If you want to join LFUMC, let the pastor know either before or after any Sunday morning service. You can also call the church office to arrange a “new member” meeting with the pastor.
There are four different types of membership in the UMC.
(1) Profession of faith – For those who’ve never been baptized or have been baptized but never officially joined a church.
(2) Transfer – For baptized believers coming from another denomination or transferring from another United Methodist Church.
(3) Affiliate member – For baptized, professing members of another United Methodist Church temporarily away from their home church who want to officially connect with a church closer to them.
(4) Associate member – For non-United Methodists living away from their home church. They have been baptized, joined another Christian denomination, and want to retain their current denominational affiliation but want to officially connect with a church closer to them.