Membership

We welcome you to worship with us and invite you to become part of the congregation of North Church. We encourage you to visit North Church (see Worship Schedule) and examine the various ways in which you can become a part of this vibrant group of people that is seeking to live and grow spiritually in the name of Jesus Christ.

One becomes an active member of North Church through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and acceptance of His Lordship in all of life. We receive new members at least twice each year, usually following a series of Inquirers’ Classes held each spring and fall. New members can be received in three ways:

  • by transfer of church membership
  • upon reaffirmation of faith in Jesus Christ
  • upon profession of faith

If you want to know more about North Church and/or becoming a member, please contact Mitch Roemer at 716-688-6464, call the church office at 716-632-1330, or make a note on the welcome pad in the pew.

Inquirers’ Classes meet for at least three Sundays during the 9:30 a.m. education hour. A lay member of the church’s Membership Committee, with assistance from the Pastor, leads the classes. The prospective member learns or is refreshed about what Presbyterians believe, discovers the various activities and programs of North Church, and has an opportunity to volunteer to serve in many ways. People who decide to join receive mentors for their first year.

Click here for information about the next series of Inquirer’s Classes.

We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA. The following is a quote from the PCUSA web page explaining some of our core beliefs:

“Presbyterians are distinctive in two major ways: they adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members.”

Some of the principles articulated by John Calvin remain at the core of Presbyterian beliefs. These include the statements that:

  • God is the supreme authority throughout the universe.
  • Our knowledge of God and God’s purpose for humanity come from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ.
  • Our salvation (justification) through Jesus Christ is God’s generous gift to us, and not the result of our own accomplishments.
  • It is everyone’s job – ministers and lay people alike – to share this Good News with the whole world.

Please join us for worship and fellowship this coming Sunday (see Worship Schedule)!

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