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Membership means choosing to belong. At HPUMC, being a member means belonging to our church family, the body of Christ. We extend our invitation to all who declare Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and willingly commit to serve HPUMC with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
If you are considering membership with us, we hope that you will embrace the process by following a few simple steps.
Step 1: Attend StartingPoint
Please come to StartingPoint, usually held the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30-1:30pm.
Click “Register” below to sign up for the next available StartingPoint session or click “View Calendar” to view upcoming sessions you can register for.
Step 2: Complete the Membership Form
Click “Online Membership Form” to complete the form online, or you may download a printable form, which you can bring to a StartingPoint session.
Step 3: Join the church
At the conclusion of StartingPoint at 1:30pm, you will have the opportunity to take the vows of membership with clergy and in the presence of your new church family. You may be transferring from another United Methodist church, coming from another denomination, or be joining church for the first time in your life.
Baptism, whether as an infant or an adult, is a requisite to joining the church. If you have previously been baptized, no matter the Christian denomination, you may join immediately following StartingPoint.
What if you are not ready to join? Joining the same day you attend StartingPoint is merely an option. Continue to visit as long as you wish.
What if you have already attended StartingPoint, but have not yet joined? Good news… you need not attend the orientation again. Simply show up at the conclusion of any StartingPoint session at 1:30 pm to take the vows of membership with others joining the church.
What if you have never been baptized? You are encouraged to attend the four-week long class, What We Believe, held three to four times per year. The instruction will culminate in the baptism of those who desire this sacrament.