Membership at Magnolia UMC
At Magnolia United Methodist Church, we believe that church membership has its privileges - and its responsibilities. Among the real privileges of membership are: being part of something bigger than yourself; knowing that you're making a commitment to care and to be cared for; and feeling that your "on the team," now, and off the bench - or the sidelines.
Among the responsibilities of becoming a "professing member" of MUMC is the promise you are making to support this church and the United Methodist Church by your "prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness." Will you join us in faithful praying, intentional attendance, generous giving, cheerful service, and courageous witness for Christ? If you can answer Yes to those questions, then come and join us in full membership at Magnolia Church!
You may become a member by: Coming forward during the singing of the final hymn during Sunday morning worship, speaking with Rev. Susie Thomas and joining during church office hours, or printing out and completing the membership form below, and returning it to the church office in person, or at the address provided.
Pastor Susie will call you to visit and to discuss where God might be leading you in worship and service. Thank you for considering a commitment to the future of Magnolia United Methodist Church - and may God bless you this day!
Other forms of membership in The United Methodist Church*
In addition to full membership, there are three other possible levels of membership in our church.
- Preparatory Membership is for baptized children who have not yet made a confession of faith in Jesus Christ. Preparatory members are usually the children of church members, but older children who desire baptism, but have not yet made their confession of faith may be enrolled as preparatory members. We baptize children by sprinkling. Confirmation classes are offered to children twelve and older to help them understand the Christian faith so they may make an informed decision about their own faith. When parents transfer their full membership to our church, their baptized children are automatically enrolled in our church as preparatory members.
Note: Children who participate in our church, but have not been baptized, are included on the constituency roll of our church.
- Affiliate Membership is for those who are residing temporarily in our community and wish to participate as a member of congregation while maintaining their permanent, full membership in a United Methodist congregation in another location. As an affiliate member, you are entitled to full participation in our church, except in offices that would allow you to vote in United Methodist bodies other than our local church. If you decide to join as an affiliate member, we will need the name and address of the church in which your hold permanent membership so we can notify that congregation of your relationship with us. As an affiliate member, you will be expected to affirm your commitment to support the United Methodist Church by your prayers, presence, gifts, and service.
- Associate Membership is for those who are residing temporarily in our community and wish to participate as a member of our congregation while maintaining their permanent, full membership in a church of another denomination in another location. As an associate member, you are entitled to full participation in our church, except in offices that would allow you to vote on our Church Council or United Methodist bodies beyond our local church. If you decide to join as an associate member, we will need the name and address of the church in which you hold permanent membership so we can notify that congregation of your relationship with us. As an associate member, you will be expected to affirm your commitment to support the United Methodist Church by your prayers, presence, gifts, and service.
*This description courtesy of Grace UMC, Auburn, Alabama.
Join Our Church
Interested in becoming a member of our church? If so, please contact Rev. Susie Thomas or download our Membership Form and return to it to us.
16024 Greenwell Springs Road
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739
Phone: 225.261.2789 |