How can I join Chapel Hill UMC?

By transfer from another United Methodist Church

Chapel Hill UMC invites you to become a part of this congregation so that you can attend worship and serve with our people. To transfer your membership, come forward during the closing song of any Sunday service. The church office handles the paperwork with your previous congregation.

By transfer from another Christian denomination

United Methodists accept your Christian baptism from another denomination and do not require you to be re-baptized to join our church. We welcome you into our congregation as a full participating member. To join our congregation, come forward during the closing song of any of our Sunday services where the pastor will meet and receive you into membership.

(It is not mandatory that you come forward. If you prefer, call or e-mail our pastor or find the pastor after worship and present your filled out visitor card and he will find time to visit with you and receive you into membership. While coming forward gives the congregation an opportunity to share this moment with you, your decision to belong is no less meaningful to you or God if you choose another way.)

By profession of faith and baptism

Begin your life of faith in Jesus Christ by receiving Christian baptism. Baptism is a symbol of God’s grace and a mark of your life as a Christian. It is an indication that you believe in Christ, want to be a part of His church, and intend to lead a new life as God enables you. To be baptized, contact one of the pastors who will be happy to set up a time to explain the meaning to you and schedule your baptism.