How to Join



Wherever you are in your faith, you are welcome at Hyde Park.

 Membership in this body of faith represents, supports and nurtures your commitment to follow Christ. Joining is not required to participate in the life of the church; you are welcome here wherever you are in your faith journey.

Step One: Participate in the next New Member Class

The next new member class will be held 12:15 p.m. Sundays beginning May 21 at The Portico campus. Register now.

The new member class is six weeks long. Sessions are based on our mission of “Making God’s Love Real,” the vision God has given us for our community and your journey as a disciple of Christ. Meets in the Chapel Lobby, Hyde Park.

Step Two: Recite the vows that you will make to Christ and the church

After completing the class, you will participate in the joining vows in worship at the service you regularly attend.

Next class:

12:15 p.m. Sundays beginning May 21 at The Portico campus

Ways to Join

Profession of faith — a first-time commitment to Christ through the sacrament of baptism*

Reaffirmation of faith — a reaffirmation of your commitment to Christ

Transfer of membership from another United Methodist church

Transfer of membership from another denomination

*The Sacrament of Baptism is a requirement to join the United Methodist Church. If you have ever been baptized in any Christian denomination, there is no need to be re-baptized. We offer baptism classes the first Wednesday of every month.

For more information or questions on how to join, contact The Rev. Debbie Casanzio, 813.253.5388

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