Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the United Methodist Church?

The United Methodist Church is a 12.6-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world.

John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.

What are your worship times?

Sunday mornings we have a service at 9am at Candler UMC , Roy Parks Road (the other end of Poplar Springs Road), Gainesville.

We also have a worship service at 10:30am at Redwine UMC, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville.

How do I become a member of RUMC?

Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps are available to answer your questions 24/7/365.

The first step would be to talk with Pastor Bryan about becoming a member of  The United Methodist Church/Redwine UMC. He will be able to answer your questions and help you discern what next steps to take.

If you have never been baptized, you will prepare for baptism.

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 Redwine.

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.

For United Methodists, membership includes active participation in a local                   congregation. The vows of professing membership thus include promises to             faithfully participate through prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness in              connection with a local congregation.