Meaning of Membership
Membership at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is open to all interested and engaged individuals who have been baptized and have professed their faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that faithful membership in the local church is important to personal and communal spiritual growth.
When a person becomes a professing member with Metropolitan, he or she professes a faith in God, in Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. They publicly claim their faith and their desire to live as a follower of Jesus. Membership is a covenant between the church and the individual joining, and all members of Christ’s universal church are invited to share in the ministry of the church of Jesus Christ.
There is a hope and expectation that all who join will offer mutual love and care as we seek to extend radical hospitality, transform lives, and pursue justice. In the United Methodist Church, we live out that vision in the local church by participating through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.
As a part of the church universal, we believe baptism is a sacrament of initiation and incorporation into the body of Christ. Therefore, we recognize all Christian baptisms.
How to Join
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member, we invite you into an informative, creative, and spiritual process of discovery and discernment. There are opportunities to learn about our church, share your passions and interests, and dig into the historic membership questions.
We invite you to attend services and events at Metropolitan throughout the year. Each month we host reoccurring new member events to make it easier for you to learn more about membership at Metropolitan.
First Sunday of the month in the Library Welcome Center
If you are new to Metropolitan, you are invited to join us on the first Sunday of the month for an orientation session. This is an opportunity for you to learn about our church, its ministries, and take a tour of the building. It is also a time of fellowship where you can meet others on the journey.
New Member Session
Second Sunday of the month in the Fireplace Room
For those interested in going a step further in the process, the new member session is a time where we explore the theology of membership. We talk about the why and how of membership. We also take an opportunity to learn about your passions and interests and how you might participate in the ministries at Metropolitan.
New Member Sunday
The Third Sunday of the month
We receive new members on the third Sunday of each month at both morning services as well as at Crossroads on Sunday evenings. This is a time of entering into a covenant that includes the individual, the congregation, and God. As you publicly declare your membership vows, the congregation claims its role in the spiritual development of a member of Metropolitan.