In the UMC, baptism is the sacrament of initiation into the faith that joins us with the church and Christians the world over. It is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace, celebrating God’s redemptive love in our lives. We baptize infants and adults, and recognize it as a spiritual moment that involves both family and congregation, so baptisms are most often officiated during one of our morning worship services. If you are interested in learning more about baptism at UMCWV, contact the church office.
Confirmation follows baptism for those baptized as infants or youngsters. Confirmation class runs four months, February – May, and culminates on Pentecost Sunday with the youth claiming the faith they were baptized into as their own and joining the church.
Membership conversations are provided by the pastor for adults who want to move from being a baptized believer to a local church member, and are offered throughout the year. If UMCWV seems like the place for you to put down your spiritual roots, and you feel like you could support it with your “prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness,” contact the church office to discuss membership opportunities.