Are You Looking For A Church Home?
The First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, Michigan (FPCP) would like to extend a warm welcome in the name of Christ to all who worship with us. It is our hope that, through membership at FPCP, you will find a family of faith where you can grow in your faith and discover a place where you can use your gifts to the glory of God. We encourage you to join with brothers and sisters in faith as you:
- Attend Worship regularly.
- Study the Word of God through Bible study.
- Pray for one another and for the needs of our community, country and world.
- Give intentionally and generously of your time, talents and treasure to further God’s kingdom here on earth through His church.
How to Join
As you prayerfully consider your decision to become a member of FPCP, we encourage you to speak to one of the pastors about your decision. They are available to talk with you following any worship service, or you may wish to contact them by phone or email during the week. The church also offers a quarterly New Members Class to persons interested in becoming members of FPCP.
Prospective New Members Classes
New Member classes are offered for adults interested in becoming members of FPCP and who do not have membership in another PC(USA) church. Typically, classes are held on a Saturday morning in a single four-hour session. Free childcare is available if requested. The New Members are officially received into membership in our Sunday Worship Service the day after the class.
Our three ministers lead the classes, with assistance from our New Member Committee. Classes focus on the intentional commitment you are making to God by becoming a church member. Additionally, classes focus on “What it means to be a Christian” and “What it means to be a Presbyterian.” A brief history will be presented on the Presbyterian Church and on our own congregation. Theology, Spiritual Growth, and FPCP Staffing and Programs will also be discussed.
There are plenty of opportunities within the class for questions, as well as an optional tour of the church. For more information, please review our New Member brochure.
Letter of Transfer
If you have been an active member of another Presbyterian (USA) church, you may join FPCP through a Letter of Transfer. It will not be necessary to attend the New Members Class. If you have been an active member of another denomination’s church, in addition to your letter of transfer, we will still require you to attend the class.
If you wish to join but have never been baptized by any denomination at any age in the past, please contact one of the pastors who will work with you to discuss both baptism and membership.
Confirmation Class (for youth 8th grade and older)
Confirmation Class is a class designed to help youth beginning at 8th grade explore their faith journey and prepare to become members of FPCP. This class meets from 9:00-10:00 am on Sunday mornings from September through May. Classes will occasionally also sit in on services, either in the Sanctuary or the Upper Room as determined by the class schedule. At the end of the class year, students are examined by members of the Session, who then recommend them for membership. Students will be received into membership and baptized, if necessary, at a special church service in May. For more information about this class, please visit the Confirmation Class page.
If you have questions concerning membership in FPCP, please contact New Member Elder Karen Danke.