We welcome you with open arms!

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”Matthew 28:19

Becoming a member of Saint Margaret’s publicly expresses a commitment to affirm, live and grow in the Christian faith as an Episcopalian, to participate in parish life and to support the community with personal service and financially as able. It also assumes that you have been or will seek to be baptized and confirmed in the faith.

We are delighted you are interested in becoming a member of Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church. To be an official member of record, all that is required is to provide your baptism and/or confirmation date.

  • If you have not been baptized we invite you to contact our office, to learn more about our upcoming classes and how you can be involved.
  • If you are a member of another Episcopal parish, we can assist you with transferring your membership. Please contact the office.
  • If you are coming from another Christian tradition, it is appropriate for Saint Margaret’s to send a courtesy letter to your former church requesting your baptism information or you can simply provide for us the date and place of your baptism. Please contact the office.

We want you to know that wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome to participate in all the ministries and events Saint Margaret’s has to offer.

Thank you for worshiping with us and choosing Saint Margaret’s as your church home.

Below gives you more detail into what Church Membership means in the Episcopal Church.

Membership in a church is often misunderstood in our society.  Not too many years ago, church membership was common and was accepted as a cultural norm.  Over time our culture and our norms have changed.  In the Church’s point of view, being a member of a church is different from membership in a club or civic organization — primarily because the Church’s reason for being is different.

A Christian is a follower of Christ and one who proclaims his Resurrection.  The Church is defined in the Bible as “the Body of Christ” — that is, a community of people who follow Jesus and accept him as the “head of the Body” (1 Corinthians 12:12).  So, first of all, being a member of St. Margaret’s means being a Christian, a follower of Christ, and a member of his Body.

In that part of the Body called the Episcopal Church, we regard church membership as a process that begins at baptism.  It is the duty of all Christians “to follow Christ; to come together week by week for corporate worship; and to work, pray and give for the spread of the Kingdom of God.”  (Book of Common Prayer, p. 856)  This is the simplest statement of what it means to be a member of the Episcopal Church in general and St. Margaret’s in particular.

Of course, we live in an imperfect world, and every institution and every process needs some guidelines.  In regard to church membership, these guidelines are found in the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church — a body of canon law that defines us and guides us as a Church.  The canons differentiate between various steps in the process of membership.

All persons who have received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism with water and in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, whether in this Church or another Christian Church, and whose baptisms have been duly recorded in this (the Episcopal) church are members thereof.

Members sixteen years of age and over are considered to be adult members.

All members of this Church who have received Holy Communion in this Church at least three times during the preceding year are to be considered communicants of this Church.