As United Methodists, we honor all Christian baptisms. Baptism is symbolic of the washing away of sin, of being buried and raised to life in Christ, of being reborn, and of receiving God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. Because baptism is God’s gift to us, United Methodists baptize persons of all ages, welcoming them into the fellowship of the church and seeking ways to help nurture the good work that God has begun in them. If you would like to be baptized, or would like to have your child baptized, contact us, and our pastor will welcome an opportunity to discuss your decision and make arrangements.
Confirmation and Membership
As mentioned above, United Methodists recognize and honor all Christian baptisms. Therefore, if you have been baptized, you will not be re-baptized when joining Centenary UMC. You may, however, choose to have your baptism reaffirmed. When you decide to join Centenary UMC, the pastor will meet with you to discuss your decision and give you information about the church and denomination. You may join by transfer from another church or by profession of faith. Church membership is open to all, regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, etc.
Confirmation is a class usually held for young teens who are preparing to join the church. It lasts for several weeks and covers beliefs, history of the church, Bible, etc.
To initiate membership procedures or to join a confirmation class, please contact the church office.