Attend Sunday School, join our Music Ministry, or one of our numerous weekly bible studies. Participate in special events, service, outreach and other volunteer opportunities. Join us for Friendship Hour in the Fellowship Hall after the service, (or between services in the summer.) We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our church family.
How do I become a member of the Leland Community United Methodist Church?
Our understanding of what it means to be a member is deeply rooted in our Methodist heritage. John Wesley was clear that Christianity is a social religion, and that our growth in holiness of heart and life is deeply dependent on being in community with others who are watching over us (and we over them) in love. It is in the context of these face-to-face relationships that we experience what it means to be the body of Christ in the world.
Throughout our life, as we pray, study the Bible, worship and share in fellowship with other Christians, we deepen our knowledge of and love for God. As we respond with compassion to human need and work for justice in our communities, we strengthen our capacity to love our neighbors. We confess and repent of our sins, ways in which we fall short of God’s way. In this way, our inner thoughts and motives, as well as our outer actions and behavior, are aligned with God’s will and testify to our union with God.
For United Methodists, membership requires active participation in a local congregation. The vows of professing membership thus include promises to faithfully participate through prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness in connection with a local congregation. A person becomes a member of the United Methodist Church when they have been baptized and publicly profess their faith, affirming their faith in God and their desire to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ. They commit to a life of service in and through the local congregation.
- If you have never been baptized, you will prepare for baptism.
- If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been confirmed, then you will prepare to reaffirm your baptism when you take the membership vows.
- If you are a member of another denomination (such as Baptist, Presbyterian or Lutheran), then you can transfer your membership from that church to the Leland Community United Methodist Church.
- If you are a member of another Christian church that does not transfer membership, you can make a profession of faith and be received as a member.
Talk with our pastor, Daniel Hofmann, about becoming a member of the Leland Community United Methodist Church. He will be able to answer your questions and help you discern what next steps to take. We offer regular classes for prospective new members and are excited about growing our church and ministry to the community.