Membership is about more than attending church meetings. Membership is an important covenant calling members to love God and to love and serve others. By becoming a member you become part of a spiritual family that will provide support and encouragement in your walk with Christ. You may contact Pastor Marguerite or the Church office for more information.
Membership Class - If you have thought about making Lake Panasoffkee UMC (Church of the Fishermen) your church home, Pastor Marguerite, assisted by Lay Servants, will be offering a Following Jesus Class to help answer any questions, connect with others, and to explore a deeper understanding of God who was revealed in Jesus Christ is for you
Baptism is a sacrament in which God uses water as means of divine grace. Baptism is administered by the church as the Body of Christ. It is the act of God through the grace of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism of a new believer
Baptism is a sign of your new relationship with Jesus Christ. One dies to his or her old self (sin) and is made new in Christ Jesus.
Reaffirmation of baptism
Persons who have already been baptized may desire to make a public statement concerning their deeper relationship or renewed commitment with Christ.
The United Methodist Church celebrates baptism for infants and young children. The Christian faith statement is made by the parents or guardians on a childâ€™s behalf. It affirms that God is involved and will be involved and active in the childâ€™s life. Adults who were baptized as infants or children are called upon to confirm a personal and growing faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior through the help of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism from other Christian churches
If you have been baptized in a Christian church that is not a United Methodist Church, your baptism is recognized by this church and all other United Methodist churches. "There is one body and one Spirit ... One Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:5
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