Join St. John's anytime. We're glad to have you here.
You can come and worship at St. John's as often as you like, and there is never any pressure to join the church. We're happy that you're here. Of course, we also hope that you're happy to be here ... and that you'll want to join us in this mysterious and joyous adventure called faith. You're gifts and talents are needed to help St. John's become the best it can be. Don't hesitate, become a member and be a part of this warm, welcoming church family. You are important here.
I want to join. What do I do?
First, know we're glad to have you with us. Next, we'd like to get some information from you so that you can receive information about what's going on in the church and community. You can complete the form here or ask the Rev. Graves for a form to send in to the church office. Click here for a .pdf that describes baptism, confirmation and reception into the Episcopal church.
I used to be a member of another Episcopal church.
Great. We will need to know the name of the church and where it's located. We'll contact them to transfer your membership.
I would like to have my child (self, spouse, friend) baptized.
This is an important and joy-filled decision and we are glad to be a part of this sacramental moment. For more information on baptism speak with the Rev. Graves or email here.
Do I need to be confirmed?
No, confirmation is not required. However, if you've never been confirmed in an Episcopal, Roman Catholic or Lutheran church than you are invited to be confirmed in our church. During the sacrament of confirmation the Bishop lays hands upon your head and calls the Holy Spirit to be a real and present help to you in your life. You do not need to be confirmed to be a member of our church, but you are encouraged to consider this important sacrament. Talk with Rev. Graves for more information or email here.
I am a former Roman Catholic or Lutheran and I've already been confirmed.
If you have been confirmed in a church that has historic apostolic succession (like the Roman Catholic, Orthodox or Lutheran church) and you have been confirmed then we will simply welcome you into the Episcopal church as a new member. When the Bishop comes to visit us, he will officially welcome you as being "received" into our church. Welcome!