Membership

All are welcome at St. Paul’s. Join us on Sundays to become more and more a part of our parish family. The Catechism is a great way to learn a little more about the teachings of the Episcopal Church. We do hope you’ll deepen your relationship to God and your connections with other Christians by prayerfully considering the following:

Baptism
Any person already baptized can be registered as a baptized member of our parish. We recognize as valid any baptism administered in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. If you have not been baptized and wish to be, please speak with the Rector.

Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation
All members of the church who were baptized as infants are encouraged to affirm their faith as adults through the rite of confirmation by the Bishop. In addition, those who have made a public affirmation of the Christian faith may be received into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop. Those who have been baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church and for some reason with to recommit themselves to the life of fait may choose to reaffirm their baptismal covenant with the Bishop. The Inquirer’s Class held once a year will prepare candidates for confirmation, reception and reaffirmation. Attendance at the Inquirer’s Class is required for those preparing for these rites.

Pledging
All Christians are called to contribute a portion of their time, talent and money toward the work of the church. Pledging is crucial in enabling our parish to plan and foster our ministry to the community. Pledging also reflects our prayerful response to God’s call to us to be good stewards of our material possessions. Every fall, members of the parish are asked to make a pledge. Those joining the congregation during the year may make a pledge at any time by printingĀ a pledge card and returning it to the church office.