WHAT IT MEANS & HOW IT HAPPENS - CONFIRMATION
Becoming a Member: Your Journey Starts Here
Membership at Williamsburg United Methodist Church is more than just a formality; it's a sacred step in your spiritual journey. Rooted in the Sacrament of Baptism, our membership process is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to all, regardless of your previous religious background.
Your Christian Baptism:
We honor and recognize Christian baptisms from any denomination. If you have been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, you have already taken the first step toward membership.
Pathways to Membership:
- Profession of Faith: Declare your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. For youth, this often coincides with the process of Confirmation.
- Renewal of Vows: If you've been inactive in another church, you can renew your Christian vows to become a part of our community.
- Transfer of Membership: Easily transfer your membership from another United Methodist church or a different Christian denomination.
- Affiliate or Associate Membership: For those who wish to maintain membership in another church, perhaps a hometown church, but still want to be a part of our community.
Upon choosing to become a member, you'll be invited to stand before the congregation and make a commitment to the church's ministries. You'll be asked:
"As a member of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?"
Ready to Take the Next Step?
We would be honored to guide you through this significant milestone in your faith journey. For more information or to begin the membership process, please contact us. To learn more about membership click here.
Although confirmation is not a sacrament in the United Methodist Church, it is an important step along one’s spiritual journey. In the United Methodist Church, Confirmation is an opportunity for people to recognize God’s work of grace in their lives and embrace being disciples of Jesus Christ.
At WUMC, students in the eighth grade and older participate in Confirmation Class each spring. Students meet weekly with the Associate Pastor to study and explore their faith. The six-week class culminates with an opportunity for members of the class to stand before the congregation and profess their faith. Confirmation is a day of commitment and celebration in the life of an individual and the church.
For more information about Confirmation Class, please contact
Pastor Meghan at (757) 229-1771 Ext 261 or email@example.com.