If you're considering membership, or if you just want to learn more about FUMC, First Steps is the place for you.
First Steps is a short, small-group class where you'll get to know Pastors Craig, Shera, and Bailey, and meet others who are new to FUMC. Learn about our ministries, classes, small groups, and mission opportunities.
Classes are held in the FUMC Open Door Welcome Center, on the first floor of the Education Building.
Free childcare is available with advance reservations.
First Steps 2018
More dates coming soon!
Use the form below to sign up for our next First Steps class.
First Steps RSVP
How to Join FUMC
Profession of Faith and Baptism
If you have never joined a church before, we will receive you by profession of faith. If you have not been baptized, we will be happy to baptize you. We will ask you to repent of your sin, receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, and if you intend to lead a Christian life. When you answer "I do" to these questions, you have made your profession of faith. We will also ask you to be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness. Your answer is "I will."
Transfer from Another Denomination
We recognize your baptism and profession of faith from your previous denomination. We believe that your coming to join First Church is a statement of renewal of your faith in Jesus Christ. We will ask you to be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service. Your answer to this question is "I will." We will notify your previous church of your decision to unite with First Church.
Transfer from Another United Methodist Church
We are happy to receive you by transfer from another United Methodist Church. We believe that your coming to unite with First Church is in itself a statement of renewal of your faith and commitment to Christ and the Church. We will notify your previous church and inform them of your decision to join First Church.