Many people attend Maplewood United Methodist church regularly without becoming members and are a vital part of the work and life of the church. Others want to make a more formal commitment to the church. We are a diverse group of seekers and welcome all who want to be a part of our community.

When a desire to become a member takes shape, people  meet with the Pastor Kim Shirar to discuss what becoming a member means. Kim also teaches “Methodism 101” classes regularly to help folks get a sense of what being a United Methodist is all about.

New members make commitments to the life and work of the church during the worship service.


At Maplewood United Methodist Church we hope members will:

  • Attend worship regularly
  • Participate in a small group study each year.
  • Participate in at least one service project each year.
  • Move, over time, towards tithing.