How do I become a member?

Why Church Membership?

Are you considering becoming a member of Goodrich?  Why should you even consider formal membership when you already feel so at home with the people and the life of this congregation?

  •  It's more than just putting your name on a membership roll.  
  • Church membership involves making a covenant to be faithful to your church with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness.  
  • Church membership makes you a part of a group of people who have made the same covenant to live out their faith among the people called Goodrich.
  • Church membership allows you to receive the gifts of covenant care just as you have covenanted to be faithful to them.
  • Church membership gives you opportunities to fill specific leadership rolls in the life of the congregation.
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How Do I Become a Member of Goodrich?

First, make an appointment to speak with the pastor about your intentions.  You can call the church office, (405) 321-0975, or you can send a private email to pastor@goodrichmemorial.org  

Second, come forward during the final hymn of any service to indicate your desire to become a member.  In a brief service of introduction, the pastor will announce your intentions and you will indicate your willingness to join the people called Goodrich.  You don't have to make any speeches--you simply take membership vows and the cogregation makes a vow to renew their commitment to Christ and their own membership vows.

Who Can Become a Member of Goodrich?

Anyone who takes baptismal vows may join Goodrich.  We do not re-baptize anyone who has been baptized by a Christian church.

  • Profession of faith:  We receive as members persons who are ready to or have professed their faith in Christ.  If they have not been previously baptized, the person would consent to baptism and baptismal vows.
  • Transfer from another United Methodist church.  We receive as members persons who are transferring from another United Methodist church.
  • Transfer from another denomination:  We receive as members transferring from other Christian denominations.
  • Affiliate membership:  We receive as members persons from other United Methodist congregations yet are living away from home for an extended period of time.  Affialted members have most of the same rights and privileges of full membership.  Affiliate membership shall cease when the member moves from the communiity or requests to be discontinued as an affiliate member.
  • Associate membership:  We receive persons as members from other Christian denominations who share living circumstances similar to affiliate members.  Asssociate members do have restrictions which do not apply to affiliate members.  Associate membership shall cease when the member moves from the community or requests to be discontinued as an affiliate member.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events
NOV

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TUE
GCGer's Thanksgiving Luncheon
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Bring your favorite dish to share. Everyone is welcomed regardless of age.
Boundaries Bibile Study
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Discover firsthand how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled indiividual God created you to be.
Pre Charge Conference Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aerobics
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in Room 110 (New Parlor) - Open to public
NOV

14

WED
Operation Christmas Child Barbie Dressing Party
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
We will be dressing Barbie dolls for Operation Christmas Child
Celebration Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in the Choir Room (behind the Sanctuary in the SE corner of the building) New Members welcomed.
NOV

15

THU
Care Closet Distribution
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Held in the Foyer. Volunteers give out personal hygiene products to those in need.
United Methodist Women Potluck Luncheon
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
All women of the church are invited to participate.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Meet in Fellowship Center - All help is welcomed.
Aerobics
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in Room 110 (New Parlor) - Open to all interested parties.
NOV

16

FRI
Support Group
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Meets in Room 113. Membership in group by referral only.
NOV

18

SUN
Pancake Breakfast
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Join us on Sunday morning for pancakes, bacon, biscuits & gravy! Proceeds from donations benefit projects of the Men's Ministry.
Worship Service
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
A quieter, more contemplative worship experience.
Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Classes available for all ages.
Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
A service with the buzz of children, the sound of a great choir, and a worship experience that is filled with its own lively personality.
Staff Meeting
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Annual Charge Conference
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
NOV

19

MON
Prayer Ministry
10:00 AM
Meets in Room 212
Boy Scouts Troop 219
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Meets in Fellowship Center
NOV

20

TUE
Aerobics
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in Room 110 (New Parlor) - Open to public