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Glossary: membership roll

The permanent record of the membership of a local United Methodist church. The membership roll includes the names and addresses of all baptized persons who have come into membership by confession of faith or by transfer. It includes all members whose names have not been removed because of death, transfer, withdrawl or removal for cause.

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