How to Join




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

 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 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.

Register now.

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:

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. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19 and continuing through Oct. 24. Participants join Sunday, Oct. 28.

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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