NEW MEMBER CLASS @ ALL SAINTS CHURCH
The Winter New Member Class starts on Sunday, February 15, 2015.
The All Saints New Member Class is for folks from other faith traditions, from no faith tradition, and for lifelong Episcopalians. Offered three times a year, the eight week class includes staff presentations and the opportunity to meet in small groups with other newcomers. You’ll learn more about yourself and All Saints Church to help you decide if membership is a good fit for you.
Need more information? See our "Frequently Asked Questions" below
or contact Anita Nuñez at 626.583.2769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is it?
Each week you will meet for two hours, first hearing a presentation by a member of the staff who will share his or her own story of faith. Then you will meet in a small group with seven or eight other class members.
What happens in small groups?
Small groups meet each week with the same people and a trained leader who is a member of the congregation. In a small group you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own story and what has brought you to this place and discuss with others the experience of coming into the life of All Saints.
If everyone is welcome, then why take a class?
Because All Saints is a large parish, many newcomers find it a challenge to meet people, make friends and find ways to be involved in our many ministries. Through the new member program, participants become connected to a small group of people and are given the tools and information to become a part of the ongoing life and ministry of All Saints Church.
How will I become a member?
At the end of the 8 weeks, you will decide if your unique spiritual journey with God is a good match with the worship, life and ministry of All Saints Church. If so, you will be welcomed as a member of All Saints. You will formally record your baptism into the parish register and be welcomed as part of a special 11:15 liturgy and reception.
If you are not baptized, you may choose to be baptized at the end of the class.
What is asked of members?
You are invited to live out the promises of the baptismal covenant of the church, to be regular in worship and service, and to financially support the parish through your stewardship.
If I take the class do I have to become a member?
No. At All Saints we say, “Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome to be here, just as you are.” Some choose not to become official members of All Saints, yet ALL are invited to share fully in the life and ministry of All Saints Church.