Membership at St. Mary’s
There has never been a better time to become a member at St. Mary’s.It’s not about going to church; it’s about being the church.You can exercise your gifts and talents in service to God, as you grow in faith.
“How do I become a member at this church?” This is a question we hear frequently, and it is a wonderful question.
STEP 1 — Attend ServicesSaturday or Sunday; traditional or contemporary. Even weekday services. We encourage you to find what feeds and challenges you.STEP 2 — Complete a Data FormSharing your contact information allows St. Mary’s to know more about you and to communicate with you. Our office is diligent in keeping your information organized and confidential. STEP 3 — Attend a New Members Class and Take AlphaEach fall and spring we offer a new members course. This is the perfect way to get oriented to the parish. The course meets on four Sundays, with opportunities to meet the clergy and connect with other new folks. Alpha is an exciting course in Christianity offered every fall.
STEP 4 — Seek Baptism or ConfirmationBaptism is full initiation into the Christian community. Confirmation is a mature affirmation and a commitment to the Episcopal tradition. If you were confirmed in another denomination, you can seek official reception into the Episcopal Church.STEP 5 — GivingGod calls us to offer our “time, talent, and treasure” to God’s work in the world. A pledge to St. Mary’s is also a “vote of confidence” to the parish leadership and vision. Many people say that consistent giving brings joy and a sense of order to their lives. STEP 6 — Find a Ministry and/or Small GroupAll Christians are called to ministry. We also support one another through fellowship, learning, and prayer.