Membership means choosing to belong. At CCUMC, being a member means belonging to our church family, the body of Christ. We extend our invitation to all who declare Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and willingly commit to serve CCUMC with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
If you are considering membership with us, we hope that you will embrace the process by following a few simple steps.
Step 1: Speak to the pastor about joining.
A new member class is formed as soon as possible to begin the journey. No pressure, our new member class consists of a video, a review of several pieces of Scripture, a description of the obligations of a member, and an open discussion about faith. Our StartingPoint class, in usually held on a Sunday afternoon and is usually about an hour long.
Step 2: Complete the Membership Form.
The Pastor will provide you with an informational form to fill out. This form can be brought to the StartingPoint class.
Step 3: Join the church.
In the next worship service following StartingPoint, you will have the opportunity to take the vows of membership with clergy and in the presence of your new church family. You may be transferring from another United Methodist church, coming from another denomination, or be joining church for the first time in your life.
Baptism, whether as an infant or an adult, is a requisite to joining the church. If you have previously been baptized, no matter the Christian denomination, you may join immediately following StartingPoint.
What if you are not ready to join? Joining after you attend StartingPoint is merely an option. Continue to visit as long as you wish.
What if you have already attended StartingPoint, but have not yet joined? Good news… you need not attend the orientation again. Simply speak to the Pastor at any time and plan to take the vows of membership with others joining the church.
What if you have never been baptized? You are encouraged to attend the four-week long class, What We Believe, held when candidate come forward. The instruction will culminate in the baptism of those who desire this sacrament.