Becoming A Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the church, contact one of the pastors (walt@umcwv.org or Rachel@umcwv.org) to attend the next membership orientation meeting. All are welcome to join.

Confirmation Classes
Confirmation is a nine-month weekly course that studies the foundation of our Christian faith and prepares 8th grade or older young people for church membership. Confirmands make their own decision to follow Christ and accept (confirm) the baptismal vows made by their parents. Classes, taught by the pastors and youth director, meet from September through May on Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. in the conference room.

Members are expected to strive to grow in their faith through:

  • Prayers – commitment to pray with and for congregation and leaders
  • Presence – in regular worship attendance
  • Gifts – give to God through the church, in proportion to your income, and by sharing your time and talents
  • Service – find ways to serve God through hands-on ministry
  • Witness – sharing faith through words and actions