United Methodist Churchof Westlake Village

A Caring Christian Community

Baptisms & Memberships

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

United Methodists baptize by sprinkling, immersion or pouring. For them, baptism is the sacrament of initiation that joins us with the church and with Christians everywhere. It is a symbol of new life and a promise of God’s saving love, as well as a sign of God’s forgiveness of our sins.

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, 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the conference room.

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