How To Join

If you desire to be a part of a Christian fellowship, we would rejoice in your membership at St. Mark United Methodist Church. You may join in one of several ways:
 
By Profession Of Faith And Baptism
 
If you are not now a baptized Christian, our pastor will be glad to discuss what it means to trust Christ as Savior and Lord, and be baptized at your convenience.
 
By Transfer From Another United Methodist Church
 
Simply contact the church office and our pastor will get in touch with you very soon. It is not necessary for you to write your former church; our church office will handle the details of the transfer for you.
 
By Transfer From Another Christian Denomination
 
This process is very much like the one above. Since you are already baptized and confirmed, these steps will not be repeated. You will be asked to take a vow taken by all members of the United Methodist Church: “Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it by our prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness?”
 
Transfer Of Membership From A Denomination That Will Not Accept Your Transfer Across Denominational Lines
 
Baptism from any recognized Christian church is accepted. You will be reconfirmed in a process called the Renewal of Vows (page 47 in the front of the hymnal.) The pastor will be glad to answer any questions you might have.
 
Affiliated Membership
 
If you are a United Methodist Christian whose membership is in another city or state, and you wish to retain that membership in your “home” church, you can become an affiliated member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.
 
This process grants you pastoral oversight, fellowship, and full participation (including the holding of church offices) in St. Mark UMC. You will not be counted on this church’s roll, but you will remain on the membership roll at your home church. Our pastor will write the pastor of you home church and inform him/her of your affiliate member status in St. Mark UMC.
 
Members of other Christian denominations may elect to become associate members in a similar way.