How to Join
An Invitation to Join Cornerstone UMC is warmly extended to you. If you are looking for a new church home, we ask you to prayerfully consider us for your “Family of Faith.” If you desire to unite in membership with us, you are invited to visit with the pastor following the service or call the church office (281-859-4141) so he can share with you about the many wonderful programs and ministries we have for your family as well as the membership covenant we share as a family of faith.
Church membership includes a commitment to faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to follow his example of loving service to God and others. When you join you will be asked this membership question, “Will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness?” Each part of the membership vow is described here:
We pray because we need God’s guidance in order to be the church. When we pray for each other, our church, our community and our world we express our dependence on God do that we might in turn express the will and compassion of Christ.
Our presence is our visible witness to our faith. Our presence in church and in worship is where we find inspiration, guidance, hope, comfort, strength, and peace. We live out our witness in our community where we live, work, and play. Our presence should be an expression of our commitment to Christ in all aspects of our life.
We give of our gifts as a thankful response for all God has given us. This serves to remind us of our role as stewards over what God has entrusted to us. Systematic giving helps to establish and maintain ministries that are made possible only through the individual gifts of many.
To uphold the church through our service is to follow the example of Christ who came not to be served, but to serve. God had given us certain gifts and abilities and sharing these gifts is a means of sharing ourselves with love and gratitude for God and one another.
To share your witness is to live a life in Christ and share God’s love and grace with the people and community surrounding you. Sharing these gifts in your work, in your schools, in your life’s activities is to live out a life in Christ.”
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