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Meaning of Membership

Membership at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is open to all interested and engaged individuals who have been baptized and have professed their faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that faithful membership in the local church is important to personal and communal spiritual growth.

When a person becomes a professing member with Metropolitan, he or she professes a faith in God, in Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. They publicly claim their faith and their desire to live as a follower of Jesus. Membership is a covenant between the church and the individual joining, and all members of Christ’s universal church are invited to share in the ministry of the church of Jesus Christ.

There is a hope and expectation that all who join will offer mutual love and care as we seek to extend radical hospitality, transform lives, and pursue justice. In the United Methodist Church, we live out that vision in the local church by participating through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.

As a part of the church universal, we believe baptism is a sacrament of initiation and incorporation into the body of Christ. Therefore, we recognize all Christian baptisms.

How to Join

We're delighted you're interested in joining us! Below are the steps for membership.

1. Please complete our online form (pdf version) or contact Helen Simon.

2. Discuss your interest in membership with one of our clergy. If you have never been baptized, we will make arrangements for your baptism.

3. Considering participating in Join the Journey (JtJ) class, our six-week new members’ orientation course. Join the Journey covers what it means to be a United Methodist, and how we live out our commitment to following Christ here at Metropolitan. For more information about JtJ, contact Rev. Janet Craswell.