Becoming A Member

You are invited to join Payne Springs UMC  at the close of any Sunday worship service.  Our pastor, Rev. Gary Hayes, will invite anyone wishing to join to come down to the front during our last hymn.  Members of our congregation will stand with you and Rev. Hayes will lead you and our congregation through our new member ritual.  You will be asked to pledge to uphold Payne Springs UMC through your prayers, presence, gifts and service.  You may contact Rev. Gary Hayes or the church office, for more information on joining.


What else is required besides the membership vows?

It is never required that a member of another Christian church be rebaptized or attend a confirmation class in order to join Payne Springs UMC.


What if I am not baptized?

We are honored to help adults receive baptism, which is a requirement for church membership. We do schedule adult baptisms and ask those seeking baptism to meet first with our pastor Rev. Gary Hayes about its meaning and nature. Once baptized, a person may join Payne Springs UMC by profession of faith.


What if I am a member of another United Methodist Church?

It is not necessary for you to contact your former church ahead of time. Our church office will do that for you after you join.


What if I am a member of another Christian denomination?

It is not necessary to be rebaptized in order to be received as a member from another denomination, but you will be asked to affirm the vows of church membership as printed in the back of our hymnal.

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