Ready to dive deeper into life's big questions?
We sure are! Asking questions is the first step toward gaining wisdom and understanding. At our church, we believe that asking questions leads to more curiosity and ultimately more faithfulness. So don't be afraid to send your questions our way! Our experienced Pastor Chris is here to help you reflect and explore your faith journey in a safe and supportive environment. Let's embark on this journey of discovery together!
Discover the power of belonging with us!
Membership at our church is more than just signing up for a list, it's a commitment to living out your faith through intentional actions. When you become a member, you make seven vows that will shape your life in profound ways, from renouncing the forces of wickedness to being loyal to Christ and strengthening the ministry of our church.
Our understanding of membership is grounded in the baptismal covenant, and we believe that living as disciples of Jesus Christ requires intentional action and commitment. As a member of our church, you'll have the opportunity to serve as Christ's representative in the world, participate in our ministries, and profess your faith in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
Whether you're a teenager entering into our Confirmation curriculum or an adult exploring church for the first time, we welcome you to join us in living out the vows of our baptismal covenant. Discover the transformative power of belonging to a community of faith and living out your commitment to Christ with us.
As a member of the Flemington United Methodist Church, we make seven vows which will shape the way we live everywhere for the rest of our lives:
- To renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of the world, and repent of their sin;
- To accept the freedom and power God gives them to resist evil, injustice, and oppression;
- To confess Jesus Christ as Savior, put their whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as their Lord;
- To remain faithful members of Christ’s holy church and serve as Christ’s representatives in the world;
- To be loyal to Christ through The United Methodist Church and do all in their power to strengthen its ministries;
- To faithfully participate in its ministries through their prayers, their presence, their gifts, their service, and their witness;
- To receive and profess the Christian faith as contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
That might sound a little intimidating, but remember that we don’t take these vows on our own, in private. We profess our faith in front of a congregation of supportive people, most of whom have made the same vows at some point in their lives and have sought to be faithful to this covenant, too. We don’t do it alone. Membership is a way of saying “I take this faith seriously and want to live faithfully in community with other people who take it seriously, too.” That’s not an exhaustive answer; if you’d like further good reading, this is a great resource.
Discover the transformative power of baptism
When is the right time to take the plunge? Is it when we have it all figured out? No, it's not about being perfect or having all the answers. Baptism is about the journey of faith, of coming to know and love God more each day. It's about recognizing that we are not alone in this journey but are surrounded by a loving community of believers who will walk with us every step of the way. At baptism, we are welcomed into this community and into a lifelong relationship with God, whose grace and love will guide us through every joy and challenge. Don't wait for the perfect moment; the right time to be baptized is now.