Become a Member
All are welcome to worship and fellowship with us, whether you are a member or not. We encourage your participation in our ministries, and we invite you to be a part of our congregation on whatever level you feel led.
You may join Sterling United Methodist Church in one of several ways:
By Profession of Faith and Baptism
If you have not been baptized and you would like to confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, our Pastor will be glad to discuss this decision with you at your convenience.
If you have been baptized, but you have never had membership in the Church, you may be confirmed as a full member, professing your faith in Jesus Christ.
By Transfer from Another United Methodist Church
If you are currently a member of another United Methodist congregation you may transfer your membership to Sterling UMC. Please contact our Pastor or the church office for more information. It is not necessary for you to write your former church. Sterling UMC will handle the details of transfer for you.
By Transfer from Another Christian Denomination
This process is very much like the one above. Since you have already been baptized and confirmed, these steps will not be repeated. You will be asked to take the vow taken by all members of the United Methodist Church: Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service?
Once the appropriate above steps are taken you will then be presented before the congregation in one of our worship services and your membership decision affirmed and celebrated. Each time a new member is added to our church family it is an opportunity for everyone to also reaffirm their membership vows.