COME FOR A VISIT, STAY FOR THE JOURNEY – BECOMING A MEMBER
How do I become a member? We rejoice in all those who come to St. David’s. If you would like to make St. David’s your church home, please stop by our Welcome Center in the main entrance of the Church to get a visitors packet. In the visitor’s packet you will find a new member’s form. Please fill out the new member’s form and return: *to the church office *wooden box located on the Welcome Desk just inside the front doors *access the link below for a form to download. If you are transferring your membership there is a place on the back of the new member form to request a transfer. New Member Form
A member of the parish is:
a baptized Christian
a person regular in attendance
a participant in the programs of the parish
a person who gives regularly through a recorded pledge or gift – the 10% tithe is the standard.
A communicant is:
a member of the Parish
a confirmed Episcopalian whose letter of transfer is at St. David’s.
How do I become an Episcopalian? Through Baptism The Episcopal Church considers that anyone who has been baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in any Church or denomination, is welcomed as a baptized member of the Episcopal Church. Children as well as adults may be baptized. Through Transfer Those who have already been baptized may become members by transferring from another church or denomination. Through Confirmation Adult baptized members become confirmed members through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sixteen is usually considered the earliest age for Confirmation, which involves prayers and the laying on of hands by an Episcopal Bishop. Through being Received Those who have been confirmed in another denomination may become a confirmed communicant of the Episcopal Church by Reception.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Jan Georges in the Church office at 770-993-1094, ext. 118.