Anyone who worships here, joins a ministry, and contributes regularly is considered a member of Church of the Redeemer. However, in the Episcopal Church, official membership includes being baptized as well. In addition, it is expected that adults will be confirmed and, if confirmed elsewhere, will have their membership transferred to Church of the Redeemer.
Confirmation is an adult affirmation of faith that renews the covenant made on your behalf at baptism. If you are a baptized Christian of any denomination, but have not yet been confirmed, you can prepare for this step through our Inquirers’ Class series. If you were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Church, you can join the Episcopal Church by being received into our branch of the faith. The Bishop confirms and receives those ready at the annual visitation.
If you have not been baptized, we would be happy to invite you into the community through this sacrament. If you are interested in baptism, please contact Anny Stevens-Gleason.
One prerequisite of membership is access to the online membership database. This acts as the parish directory and is accessible from the website. You must be a pledging member with an email address on file to access this password-protected information.
The following indicate your intention to be a member:
- Fill out a membership form, an information sheet that indicates your intention to be a member. Contact Nancy Schwartz for a link to the form.
- Establish Episcopal membership by being confirmed or received here or by requesting that your membership be transferred from another Episcopal parish.
- Make a pledge to the parish. Your financial support is vital, but the commitment that is represented by your pledge is even more important. You may fill out a pledge form on our website. Learn more here.