Watkins United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How To Join Watkins

WE WELCOME YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN

WATKINS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

YOU MAY UNITE WITH US IN ONE OF SEVERAL WAYS.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

     By Profession of Faith and Baptism
 
If you are not a baptized Christian, our pastors
will be happy to discuss the meaning of the 
Sacrament with you and baptized and confirm
you into the Christian faith as you profess your
faith in Jesus Christ. 
 Please contact the pastor at (502) 819-2492 to
set up an appointment.
 
 
            By Transfer From Another
            United Methodist Church
 
Simply mark the Pew Pad or Visitor Information
Card - "Wish to join" along with a phone number
or email address. The church will then get in touch
with you. During this process, if you so choose,
Watkins will be glad to write to your former church regarding the details of your transfer. 
 
 
            By Transfer From Another
             Christian Denomination
 
 The process is very similar to transferring from
another United Methodist Church.  Since you 
are already baptized and confirmed, these steps
will not be repeated. You will be asked to take the
vows taken by all member 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 service and your witness?"
            Transfer of Your Membership From 
            a Denomination That Will Not Accept
                    Your Transferring Across
                       Denominational Lines

All who profess faith in Jesus Christ are welcome
at Watkins United Methodist Church. Your baptism 
is accepted in the United Methodist Church. You
will be reconfirmed in a process called "renewal of vows."
 
             
             How To "Join" without "Joining"
 
If you are a United Methodist whose membership
is in another city or state and you wish to retain membership in your "home" church, you can
become an "Affiliate" member of Watkins United Methodist Church. This grants you pastoral
oversight, fellowship and participation in all ways
at Watkins.
You will not be counted on Watkins Church
membership roll, but will be counted at your
"home" church.
We will write your "home" church informing them
of your Affiliate member status at Watkins United Methodist Church.
 
Members of other Christian denominations who
wish to retain their membership relationship with
that denomination may elect to become "Associate" members under the same conditions.