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4.1 Admission to membership of the Church on profession of faith takes place when a person
a) is considered by the Elders’ Meeting able to make a meaningful profession of faith;
b) has received preparation that the Elders’ Meeting considers adequate;
c) is accepted by the Church Meeting on the advice of the Elders’ Meeting;
d) makes during public worship the profession of faith prescribed in the Basis of Union; and
e) if not previously baptised, is baptised;
f) is not eligible for admission by transfer.
4.2 Admission to membership of the Church by transfer takes place when a person
a) is a member of another local church of the URC, or of a Church with which the URC General Assembly has declared pulpit and table fellowship and
b) is accepted by the Church Meeting or (by delegation) by the Elders’ Meeting.
4.3 There shall be a Roll of Members on which persons admitted to the full privileges and responsibilities of membership in the Church, whether on profession of faith or by transfer, are to be entered. Names are to be removed from this roll
a) on transfer to another church of the URC;
b) at the written request of a member wishing to relinquish membership;
c) by resolution of the Church Meeting on advice from the Elders’ Meeting
d) on death.
A member by transfer shall be welcomed in public worship at an early opportunity but enjoys the full privileges and responsibilities of membership from the passing of the accepting resolution.