What do I need to do to join First-Plymouth?
We welcome new members to First-Plymouth. You can join by completing this ONLINE FORM, OR downloading this PDF FILE, printing it, filling it out, and mailing it to First-Plymouth, c/o Membership, 2000 ‘D’ St., Lincoln, NE 68502. You are also welcome to stop by the church and complete a membership form. Once we receive your form, you will be put on our membership roster and a membership certificate will be mailed to you. If you would like to visit with a minister before joining, please call the church office, 476-7565, ext. 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a minister to call you.
Are there any new member classes I need to take?
You may take classes, but it is not required. We offer, “New Member Orientation” and “What Type of Church is First-Plymouth?” classes periodically. The Orientation involves a one-hour meeting during the evening where you can meet the ministers and directors of the various programs at First-Plymouth. “What Type of Church is First-Plymouth?” provides an opportunity to learn about our church and our denomination. Childcare is provided for these events. You are welcome to attend these or any other class before or after you join the church.
Is there a formal ceremony for joining the church?
Once you join the church, you will be invited as a group to be received into membership and introduced to the congregation during a Sunday worship service. New members will also be invited at that time to have a light meal with staff, deacons, and others joining the church. This is optional for those who want to take part.
What does it mean to become a member of First-Plymouth?
Being a member means that you have an opportunity to become involved in church groups to enrich your spiritual journey. You will receive the newsletter, The Herald which will outline the upcoming events and classes at First-Plymouth. Being a member means that you become a part of a caring community. If you are hospitalized or in need of assistance, contact our staff and we will help you.
Completing the Membership Form:
The following pages contain interactive form fields. Complete the relevant page(s) online and click the SUBMIT button located at the bottom of the page. A separate page is available for registering infants through Grade 8.
You may join First-Plymouth through:
- Confession of Faith which means you have never belonged to a church before or have never been confirmed
- Reaffirmation of Faith which means you belonged to a church at one time but have not attended that church for awhile or your membership there has lapsed
- Letter of Transfer which means you currently belong to another church of any denomination and we may write that church to have your records transferred.
For more information about joining, please call the church office, 476-7565, ext. 201 or email@example.com to request a minister to call you.