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Becoming a Member

 

If you belong to another Episcopal church …
An official transfer of membership is made from one Episcopal church to another. The request for transfer forms are available in the church office.


If you belong to another denomination …
You may write a letter to the rector requesting membership at St. James. Your baptism information and denomination should be included in the letter.


If you are not sure whether you have been baptized …
Make an appointment with the rector to arrange for a search of baptism records or to prepare for baptism.


Is confirmation required for membership?
No, but it is expected that all adult members, those 16 years and older, after appropriate instruction, will be confirmed or received by a bishop of the Episcopal Church.


WELCOMING NEWCOMERS

Before and after each service a member of the Newcomers committee is stationed near the church entrance. These greeters record newcomers’ names and addresses and see that any requests or needs are met. They also take requests for dinner group participation and introduce newcomers to the parish family. The current newsletter, directory, and newcomer booklet are available from the greeters, and they can put newcomers in touch with any committee chairs for fellowship, educational, and outreach program activities of interest. Several times a year, newcomers are invited to St. James for brunch after church.


Contact: Mary Burns or Mary Lane Leslie

 

Singing in the Choir

Membership is not required to make music with the choir or bell choir at St. James. Some of our musical group come to St. James just to make music together, and often find a fellowship bonus that enriches their lives in other ways too.

 

Contact: Erick Brunner, music@stjamestaos.org