MEMBERSHIP     

The membership of this Church consists of the following members:

Individuals who have been accepted into the Church through Baptism upon the confession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Individuals who have been accepted into the Church by letter from another Church.
Individuals who have been accepted by Christian experiences, having previously held membership in some other church.

By reinstatement.

Acceptance of New Members:

The right hand of fellowship is extended to new members as a symbol of welcome and entrance of full fellowship of the Church.  New members are not voted into the Church, but are added.  (Acts 2:41-47)

DEDICATION OF BABIES
Dedication of babies is done each 2nd and 4th Sunday at the request of the parents.  It is not done as an ordinance.  Babies to be dedicated should not be older than 1 year old.

ILLNESS

When illness occurs, the Pastor should be informed.  This can usually be done by calling the Church office. If the Pastor is unavailable, you may leave a message. The Pastor is especially interested to know when surgery is involved.  He will want to make a visit and have prayer the day or night before surgery is scheduled.

FUNERALS

All members of the Church are entitled to having their funeral services at the Church.  All dates, times, and basic set of program will be coordinated by the administrative office.  The Church is here to serve you in your hour of bereavement, and we will try to accommodate you as much as possible.

**Note: AFTER THE CASKET HAS BEEN CLOSED AT THE BEGINNING OF SERVICES, IT WILL NOT BE RE-OPENED AT THE END OF SERVICES TO REVIEW THE REMAINS.

WEDDINGS

Marriage is not to be entered into lightly, but reverently, soberly and discreetly.  When a couple decides to enter upon this sacred experience, the Church is anxious to play a part.  The Pastor should be contacted soon after the decision is made so that the necessary preparations can be made.  The first step, of course, will be pre-marital counseling.  All dates will be arranged through the administration office.  The Pastor will not perform a marriage ceremony if he has not had the opportunity to counsel the couple.