“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:27
Christianity is not a solitary religion; we need each other. We are greated in God's image, to live in community. Membership in a local church is where we find help from others in our Christian journey. We can do more together than we can alone.
TFUMC is part of the holy catholic (universal) church, as we confess in the Apostles’ Creed each time we gather for corporate worship. Everyone is welcome to attend our worship services, participate in our programs, receive the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, and become members when they take the appropriate vows of church membership. Membership at TFUMC includes those who have been baptized and those who have professed their faith in Jesus Christ.
Baptized members are those who have received Christian baptism in the local church or another church. Professing members are those baptized members who have been received into membership by their profession of faith or by transfer from other churches.
At TFUMC, we baptize people of any age, including infants and young children. Parents and sponsors of children, and members the members of TFUMC, pledge to nurture the children in such a way that they may be guided one day to accept God’s grace for themselves, to profess their faith openly, and to lead a Christian life. We offer a class for junior high youth each spring in which they are able to make a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ and become a professing member of TFUMC.
Members of FUMC not only profess their faith in Jesus Christ, but they also commit to growing and to serving Jesus Christ by praying, actively participating in worship, giving financially to the church, serving others, and being a witness for Jesus Christ in the world. Additionally, we affirm that “the mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
If you have additional questions about membership at FUMC, please contact Rev. Will Pasiedzny at
580.371.2498 or by email.