Joining the Parish

joiningtheparish

People choose many different ways to be related to St. Paul’s. Some simply decide to “hang out” in the parish for a short or long time, participating in worship and adult formation and outreach activities without feeling drawn to formalize their connection to the parish and to the Episcopal Church. Others find themselves drawn to a more intentional, formalized connection to the parish, the Christian way and the Episcopal Church. For some within this category this will mean an intentional time of preparation for baptism (for themselves or other family members). For others this will mean a similar time of preparation for reception (if one comes from an Orthodox, Roman Catholic or ELCA Lutheran background) or confirmation (if one comes from any other church tradition or comes from an Episcopal background yet has not been confirmed). Finally, Episcopalians that have been members of other congregations who want to affiliate with St. Paul’s will transfer their membership from their former congregation to St. Paul’s (our church office initiates this on the congregant’s behalf).

Regardless of religious background and experience, we are committed to providing an open environment for learning about who we are and what we do and for honoring each person’s discernment in terms of their affiliation with the parish and the Episcopal Church. In other words, no pressure. We simply want to assist you in exploring whether we are the faith community for you and helping you understand what it means to say “yes” here.

After you have been here a time and have made St. Paul’s your holy home, we invite you to fill out our online Parishioner Information Form so we can invite you to connect more with our community, communicate with you about upcoming events, and include you in our parish directory.