Become a Member of Maggie Valley United Methodist Church

Church Membership

We would love to welcome you as a new member of our congregation!

New Members Classes!

Are you interested in learning more about becoming a member of Maggie Valley UMC? Join us for 3 classes each Sunday morning on May 15, 22 & 29 at 9:30 in the Daisy Classroom. You do not need to sign up, but we highly recommend you attend these classes if you would like to join the church.
Here are the topics for each class:
May 15 — History of the United Methodist Church (Led by Pastor Mike Shirley)
May 22 — History of Maggie Valley UMC (Led by Barbara Planchock)
May 29 — Our Membership Vows & Getting Plugged In (Led by Pastor Cole)
On May 29th we will have a service of new membership. If you would like to join the church, please attend at least the May 29th Membership Class. If you are unable to be in worship on May 29th, please contact Pastor Cole and we will find an alternate date for you to join. 

Professing (Full) Members are persons who have been baptized and make vows affirming their faith in God and their desire to live as disciples of Jesus Christ through Maggie Valley United Methodist Church.

Our members include people who have come into membership by a first-time profession of faith or by transfer from other congregations and denominations. Baptized persons are not re-baptized.

Membership requires faithfully participating in our congregation through prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

If you are considering Maggie Valley UMC as your church home, our Pastor would love to talk with you!  Contact the Church Office 828/926-8036.


Other Membership Options

Many people who worship with us have a “home” congregation in some other location. We simply welcome you to be part of our church while you are here. We can add you to our newsletter, phone tree, and email distribution lists.

Of course, you’re welcome to attend and not join, but you may offer more formally some of your gifts, service, witness, prayers, and presence to our local congregation.

The United Methodist Church has two additional types of membership if you are interested in joining Maggie Valley UMC on a part-time basis and keeping your full church membership elsewhere.

Affiliate Members are members of another United Methodist congregation who may be temporarily away from their home congregation and wish to connect with the life, ministry, and watch-care of our congregation when you are here.

Associate Members are non-United Methodists currently located away from their home church. They wish to connect with our local United Methodist Church, but still retain their current denominational affiliation while in our community.

Speak with our Pastor about  any of these options and how you might become involved at Maggie Valley UMC.



  • *We have resumed all in-person ministries of the church!*

Office Hours:

Monday  through Thursday  - 9:00am – 2:00pm