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Glossary: affiliate member, local church

A lay person residing away from home for an extended period who is enrolled in a nearby church for fellowship, pastoral care, and participation in activities. The affiliate member may hold office, except such as would allow a vote in a United Methodist body other than the local church. The affiliate member is reported as a professing member of the home church only.

Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.