Christ Community United Methodist Church

205 North Duffy Road     Butler, PA 16001     P: 724-287-4462

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Membership in Christ Community

How do I become a member of a United Methodist church? Is there a special ceremony?
See our welcome video.

Sometimes we think of membership like being a member of the Auto Club or the Country Club where we pay for services and privileges. Church membership is different. The apostle Paul used the image of a living body:

"For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-Jews or Greeks, slaves or free-and we were all made to drink of one Spirit." (I Cor. 12:13)

In this biblical sense, to be a member is to be part of a living organism–a vital community animated by the Spirit of God to love and to serve. Paul's statement also points to the inclusiveness of the church: anyone may make the journey into life in the church.

Baptism and membership

You can become a member of the body of Christ, the church, by being baptized into it or by reaffirming your baptism.

Varied pathways to Membership at Christ Community UMC

If you have never been baptized and you desire to be a Christian with United Methodist Christians, you will prepare for baptism. If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been confirmed, then you will prepare to reaffirm your baptismal covenant. If you are a member of another part of the church (such as Baptist, Presbyterian or Lutheran), then you will want to prepare to transfer your membership from that church to a local United Methodist Church. If you are a member of another Christian church that does not transfer membership, you will want to prepare to make a profession of faith and be received as a member. Talk with our Pastor about the journey of becoming a Christian and a member of The United Methodist Church. He will be able to answer your questions and help you discern what next steps you want to take.

Service Times

Sunday   Contempory 9:26am    Traditional 11:00am

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You can download and view our current newsletter here.
You can download the previous newsletter here.
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