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So You Want to Become a Member?

When you become a member at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, you pledge to faithfully participate in Palm Harbor United Methodist Church’s ministries through your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. In return, you will gain an entire congregation willing to walk beside you in faith and love through your journey of faith and discipleship.

 

You can become a member in one of the following ways:

Profession of Faith - This is the initial entrance into membership in the church when one confesses faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. If you are not now a baptized Christian, one of our Pastors will be happy to discuss your baptism and church membership with you.

 

Reaffirmation of Faith - This is one’s renewing of the initial confession of faith for those not on a church membership roll. Or if you transfer your membership from a denomination that will not accept your transfer across denominational lines you will be asked to re-confirm your faith.

 

Transfer of Membership - From another United Methodist Church or a Christian church of another denomination. We recognize Baptism from all other Christian churches. Since you are already baptized and confirmed, you will only be asked to take the one vow taken by all members of the United Methodist Church: “Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your services and your witness?”

 

Affiliate Membership - If you are a United Methodist whose membership is in another city or state and you wish to retain that membership in your “home” church, you can become an Affiliate Member. This grants you pastoral care and concern, fellowship and full participation (including the holding of an office) in Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. You will not be counted on the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church Membership Roll, but on the roll of your “home” church. The Pastor will write your “home” church Pastor informing him/her of your Affiliate Member status in the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church.

 

Associate Membership - Members of other Christian denominations may elect to become Associate Members under the same conditions listed above under Affiliate Membership, but may not vote.

 

What are the steps to becoming a member?

1. Membership Orientation

In this course, you will learn the basic overview of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church. We encourage all members and prospective members to participate in this class. The next Membership Orientation will be held on Sunday, September 17, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in room A202.  To register, check “desire to join” on the registration pad or call the church office at 727-785-7487.

 

2. Membership Orientation

On Membership Sunday, you will have the opportunity to affirm your faith through your membership vows, be recognized during worship service and meet your new church family.

3.  Complete the Six-week "Following Jesus" course

In this class you will learn what it truly means to trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and how having a relationship with Him will transform your life! You will also learn who the Holy Spirit is and His role in your life and discover your spiritual gifts and learn how to walk in the Fruit of the Spirit.  Finally, this course will give you a better understanding of spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, Bible Study and worship. 


 

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Address: 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-785-7487
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