Becoming a Member
There are several milestones in the journey of belonging. The first and most important decision is to participate regularly in Sunday morning worship, our primary act as a Christian community as we gather to pray, learn and gain support from one another. Many people attend Trinity regularly for a year before taking steps to join the parish; others jump right in. Whatever your pace, we are happy to share our worship life with you in this initial period of exploration.
When you begin to feel at home, another step of belonging is to participate in some way in the life and mission of the church. It may mean attending an education program, helping at coffee hour or joining a ministry team. Engaging in this way is an excellent way to explore your interests and to meet members of the congregation.
Once you feel ready, there are some official steps to membership at Trinity Church:
Attend Membership Class
This class is an opportunity to meet the clergy and leaders of the parish and other people exploring membership.
Be Officially Welcomed
After each New Member Class, the congregation officially welcomes its new members with a special prayer and liturgy during its Sunday morning service. We also include pictures and short biographies of new members in that Sunday’s bulletin.
Support the Church
We ask our members to make a financial contribution to the church and to support its ministry through prayer and participation. It is one way we express gratitude to God for the blessings of our lives.