Becoming a Member
Membership Means Ministry
All baptized Christians are called to share in the ministry of the Church, according to their gifts. The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world; and to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church.
You are invited to explore the many ministries at St. George's and the ways in which you may share your gifts in this worshipping community and to the glory of God.
How to Become A Member of St. George's:
1. HOLY BAPTISM
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is administered to adults and to the children whose parents seek a relationship with Christ in the fellowship of St. George’s. We celebrate Holy Baptism around the times of Easter, Pentecost, All Saints Sunday, the feast of the Baptism of our Lord, and on other Sundays as scheduled by the Priest-in-Charge. For more information on becoming a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, please contact the church office or Priest-in-Charge.
2. LETTER OF TRANSFER
Any person who has been a member of another Episcopal church or any other part of the Anglican Communion may become a member of this parish by indicating on the New Member Registration form that a Letter of Transfer should be sent to their former church. You will be invited to receive a blessing at a service on a New Member Sunday.
3. CONFIRMATION OR RECEPTION
In the Episcopal Church it is expected that all adult members will, after appropriate instruction, make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and will be Confirmed or Received by a Bishop of the Church. Confirmation or Reception grants one the privilege of voting in parish business sessions and holding elected office. Adults and youth who are able to make a mature affirmation of faith may prepare for Confirmation through a series of classes offered by the Priest-in-Charge. More information may be obtained by contacting the Church Office.
Baptized persons who have been Confirmed by a bishop in a Christian Church within the historic episcopate (such as the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church) or by a bishop of a Church in communion with the Episcopal Church (such as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) are, after appropriate instruction, Received by a bishop into this Church.
For additional information about membership and the above topics; See FAQ's about membership.