Membership

Our credit union was originally chartered in 1939 to serve the financial needs of Methodist clergy. On June 30, 2012, the East Ohio United Methodist Conference Credit Union and the West Ohio United Methodist Credit Union merged. As a result of that merger, the name of the credit union was changed to the United Methodist Financial Credit Union, Inc. On November 1, 2016, the United Methodist Financial Credit Union merged with the Indiana United Methodist Federal Credit Union.

Today, our credit union family includes:

  • Ministers and retired ministers (Elders, Deacons, Probationary Elders, Local Pastors and Diaconal Ministers) of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church
  • Employees of this credit union.
  • Employees and members of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.
  • Employees of the General Conference, Districts, Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Office of Bishop, United Methodist local churches and all United Methodist related and/or affiliated institutions, organizations and seminaries located within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • United Methodist local churches, including societies, associations, and organizations that are a part of a United Methodist local church located within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • United Methodist affiliated organizations and institutions located within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church
  • All persons on the membership roll of a United Methodist local church located within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • All persons who are on the Constituency Roll (as defined by the United Methodist Book of Discipline, ΒΆ230.3, 2008) of a United Methodist local church within the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.
  • Employees of the Beacon Journal Publishing Company of Akron, Ohio, and contractors paid out of the Payroll Department of the Beacon Journal Publishing Company.
  • Parents, spouses, surviving spouses, children, step-children, grandchildren, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews of members of the groups listed herein.
  • Eligibility for membership remains for an individual upon the death of the primary member.
  • Persons who are, or become, members of this credit union shall be deemed to retain a common bond of association and thereby remain eligible to retain their membership even after the original basis of membership has terminated.
  • To permit select groups having a common bond of occupation or association or select groups within the East Ohio Conference, West Ohio Conference, and Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church to become members of the credit union upon approval by the Board of Directors and the Superintendent of Financial Institutions pursuant to Section 1733.05 of the Ohio Revised Code.

We invite you to become a member of our credit union family so that you can enjoy the many privileges of membership. As a full-service financial institution, we continue to add to the benefits and privileges of membership. Our strong focus on member satisfaction isn't just a by-product of our success, it's the source.

Membership is easy! Simply open a share savings account by completing a membership card and deposit a minimum of $25.

Once you become a member, you can maintain your membership throughout life, even if your circumstances change. Your immediate family members such as your spouse, children, siblings and parents are also eligible to apply for membership.