How to Join

 

 

The New Member Class is open to everyone, no matter where you are in your faith.

Membership at Hyde Park is a public affirmation of your commitment to Jesus Christ and support for the ministries of this church and the United Methodist Church.

Are you ready to take the next step in your faith journey, which God has been leading you on since before you knew it? Membership here is a gift from God, and it is our privilege to be part of your journey.

Step One: Participate in the next New Member Class
The new member class is six weeks long. Sessions are based on our mission of “Making God’s Love Real,” God’s vision for our community and your journey as a disciple of Christ Meets in the Chapel Lobby, Hyde Park campus. For information about upcoming class dates, please email the Rev. Debbie Casanzio.

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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.

Plan to Attend an Upcoming Class

New Member classes are six weeks in length. The courses start on different days/times
to help you find the one that works best for you.

  • 6:30-7:45 p.m., Hyde Park campus, beginning Wednesday, May 1 and continuing through June 5. Participants join Sunday, June 9. Held online via video chat to a limited number of participants.  For questions about the online format, please contact Nicki Taylor at 813.253.5388 or email.
  • 6:30-7:45 p.m., Hyde Park campus, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 21 and continuing through Sept. 25. Participants join Sunday, Sept. 29.
  • 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park campus, beginning Sunday, Oct. 6 and continuing through Nov. 10. Participants join Sunday, Nov. 17.
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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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