How to become an Associate Member of Thrivent

There are many benefits to becoming a Thrivent Member including the ability to start a Thrivent Action Team.  Action Teams are designed to help Christians to live generously.  Approved action teams receive promotional resources and seed money to jump-start your fundraiser, educational event or service project. Your team provides the people power to bring it to life.
You can become a member by purchasing a qualifying product from Thrivent Financial or by paying an annual fee of $19.95 to become an Associate Member.  All adults and children sixteen years old or older who are Christians seeking to live out their faith, or spouses of Christians seeking to live out their faith are eligible to become an Associate Member and start an Action Team.

To become an Associate Member, follow these steps.

By paper: 
You can print and fill out this Membership Application and then mail it in along with payment of $19.95.
1.  Go to the online membership application here.  You will be taken to a page that looks like this:
2. Select “I am new to Thrivent Financial,” then press “CONTINUE”.  That will take you to a page where you can fill in your information.  It looks like this:
3.  Fill out your personal information.  Select either “I am a Christian, seeking to live out my faith” or “I am the spouse of a Christian who seeks to live out their faith”.
  • Under “Church Name”, list St. Paul Community United Methodist Church
  • In the box for “Local Representative”, you can put David Eickman.
  • Select your preferred method for paying your annual membership fee.  You can choose to have the money withdrawn from a checking or savings account or charged to a debit or credit card.
  • Click continue and you will be taken to a confirmation page that looks like this:
4.  Confirm the information you entered and click “Submit”.  You will see a thank you message that looks like this:
5. After you submit your application, you will quickly receive an email acknowledging your application.  It looks like this:
6.  About a week later, you will receive an email thanking you for “connecting with Thrivent”.  This lets you know that things are progressing.  It looks like this:
7.  Finally a few days later you will receive an email with your membership number.  This is the information you need to register for an online Thrivent account and apply for an action team.  This email with membership number looks like this:

Once you have a membership number

Once you have received a membership number you can register online and then apply for an action team.

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Discover St. Paul September 15, 2019

Everyone interested in learning about becoming a member of St. Paul is invited to attend Discover St. Paul on Sunday, September 15 following worship.  Over a light lunch, the pastors will share more about our congregation, our vision, and the various ways you may want to be a part of what God is doing.  RSVP to Donna Casey.

Sunday School Promotion Sunday is August 18

Children will move up to their new Sunday Schools this Sunday, August, 18th.  Come and see your old friends and make new ones.  If you’ve been thinking about bringing your family to church, there is no better better day to start!  Plan your visit here.

2019 West Ohio Annual Conference Meeting Through Thursday

Clergy and elected Lay Members will gather for the West Ohio Annual Conference in Hoover Auditorium at Lakeside Chautauqua, June 2 – 6, 2018 with Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presiding. This year’s theme is “Be Not Afraid… Hope”. For more information visit  Keep up to date with everything that is happening at conference and watch a live stream on the West Ohio website.

St. Paul Presents Songs From the Great American Songbook May 19, 2019 3:00 PM

Vincent Phelan and jazz pianist Rick Hagee have been entertaining audiences around Cincinnati for several years. The duo plays the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and many other great songwriters. Phelan and Hagee engage audiences with a bit of background about the music, making for an entertaining and informative program. Read more…