If you live in our community, we covet your membership in Riverview United Methodist Church. You may unite with us in one of several ways:
By Profession of Faith and Baptism: If you are not now a baptized Christian, the minister will be happy to discuss the meaning of the Sacrament with you in your home or in his study at your convenience.
By Transfer from Another United Methodist Church: Simply mark the Pew Pad or Visitor Information Card ‘Wish to Join’ column. The minister will then get in touch with you . Or you may request that we write for your letter of transfer. It is not necessary for you to write your former church. Riverview will handle the details of transfer for you.
By Transfer from Another Christian Denomination: The process is very much like the one above. Since you are already
baptized and confirmed, these steps will not be repeated. You will be asked to take the one vow taken by all members of the United Methodist Church: Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service?
Transfer of Your Membership from a Denomination That Will Not Accept Your Transferring Across Denominational Lines: Your baptism is accepted. You will be reconfirmed in a process called Renewal of Vows.
How To “Join” Without “Joining”: If you are a United Methodist whose membership is in another city or state and you wish to retain membership in your home church, you can become an Affiliate Member of Riverview. This grants you pastoral oversight, fellowship and participation at Riverview. You will not be counted on Riverview’s membership roll, but at your home church. We will write your home church informing them of your Affiliate Member status at Riverview. Members of other Christian denominations may elect to become Associate Members under the same conditions.
All candidates for membership will attend a one-hour session with the minister to discuss the history of the church, our mission and values.