Here at Valpo FUMC, we welcome new members to the congregation three to four times per year.

      If you have never been baptized, you will prepare for baptism as part of the process of membership.

     If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been confirmed, then you will prepare to reaffirm your baptism when you take the membership vows.

     If you are a member of another part of the church (such as Baptist, Presbyterian or Lutheran), then you can transfer your membership from that church to Valpo FUMC.

     If you are a member of another Christian church that does not transfer membership, you can make a profession of faith and be received as a member.

     To begin the process, contact Lani at the church office at 219.465.1661, email her at or fill out this quick online form to let her know you are interested in finding out more about membership.

     Once membership arrangements have been made, Lani will schedule a meeting for you with our Senior Pastor. This is a personal time for you to learn about how our church does ministry, what we believe and what membership means. At the end of this process you will be given the opportunity to become a member.