NEW MEMBERS CLASS @ ALL SAINTS CHURCH
All Saints Church is a big place! Because of its size, many at All Saints find it a challenge to meet people, make friends and find ways to be involved in our many ministries. Our New Member Class is for everyone, whether you’ve been here a week or ten years, come from other faith traditions or have no faith tradition. During the six-week class you will learn about:
• The history and mission of All Saints Church
• The Episcopal Church
• The balance of faith and doubt
• How generosity makes All Saints thrive
• Worship and liturgy in the Episcopal Church
• And a special “behind-the-scenes” tour of the church.
You will also meet staff, learn about their jobs and how you can volunteer and participate in the life of All Saints Church.
One of the most rewarding parts of the New Member Class is the opportunity to meet other class participants in small groups with friendly leaders who will help you reflect on your own story, explore faith, and find ways to become engaged in the ministries and programs of the church. Everyone in the class also receives a copy of the book Jesus Was An Episcopalian, a light-hearted yet very insightful book about the Episcopal Church.
Need more information? See our “Frequently Asked Questions” below or contact Jamie Hebert at 626.583.2765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If everyone is welcome, then why take a class?
Through the New Member Class, participants become connected to a small group of people and are given the tools and information to become more deeply engaged in the ongoing life and ministry of All Saints Church.
How will I become a member?
At the end of the 6 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 liturgy. If you are not baptized, you may also 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.