The vows we take when we become a member of the United Methodist Church are grouped into three categories:
Profession of faith in Jesus to become part of Christ’s universal church.
Declaration of loyalty to the United Methodist Church in particular.
A pledge to participate faithfully through prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
Baptism is a sacrament or ceremony in which a person is anointed with water to symbolize being brought into the community of faith. The water of baptism may be administered by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Baptism is symbolic of repentance and inner cleansing from sin, a rebirth in the name of Christ, and dedication to Christian discipleship. Methodists believe baptism is God's gift at any age.
During the sacrament of communion, participants symbolically partake of the body (bread) and blood (wine or juice) of Christ. In so doing, they acknowledge the redemptive power of His resurrection, make a memorial of His sufferings
and death, and extend a token of the love and union that Christians have with Christ
and with one another.