Membership is your gift to the church.
We neither bestow membership status nor do we grant membership privileges.
Membership is your gift that you give to the community –– it’s when you commit to showing up with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
How Do I become a member?
We welcome new members once a year at the Easter Vigil-the service on the Night before Easter Sunday. This year (2019) the Vigil is on April 20th.
Before becoming a member, you will participate in a six-week group called The Catechumenate led by Catechist Tommy Parker.
The Catechumenate meets all six Sundays during the season called Lent for prayer, food, and reflection.
We will pray for all members of the Catechumenate on Sundays in Lent.
At the Easter Vigil (April 20th, 2019) you may join the church ritually by Baptism, Confirmation, or by Commemorating your Baptism.
What is Baptism?
Through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ’s holy Church.
We are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit.
We administer water three times in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
You may be baptized by being fully immersed three times, or, by having three pitchers of water poured over you, or, by being sprinkled three times.
What is Confirmation?
Through Confirmation, we are imprinted with the hidden seal of the Holy Spirit, marked in the baptismal mystery, and drawn up into Christ.
We will anoint your head with a scented oil and lay hands upon your head with a prayer.
What is Commemorating My Baptism?
Through the reaffirmation of our faith, we renew the covenant declared at our baptism, acknowledge what God is still doing for us, and affirm our commitment to Christ's holy Church in this particular community. If you have already been baptized, you may commemorate your baptism that occurred in a different community by interacting with the waters in a number of meaningful ways.