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Becoming a Member of our Church
The Episcopal Church is not the building, not the service, not the pomp or attire, it is people, people just like you. Without you, there is no church.
For many people, walking into a new church for the first time can be a formidable experience, full of wonder but also full of uncertainties. St. James is more than a lovely building; it is a loving and growing family. Everyone that passes through our doors is welcome here. You do not need to be born into the Episcopal tradition, nor do you need to be someone of much religious background or church experience. Our worship is unique, but it reaches out to a great variety of people on many different levels. We hope that your first experience at St. James will be a pleasing and one that you will not forget, but most importantly we hope that you feel welcome here. If you are searching for a parish, we would like St. James to be a community you can call your church home. If you are visiting, we love having you with us and hope that you visit us often and feel very comfortable and very much at home.
You may worship at St. James for any amount of time without officially “joining.” But, if you do worship with us and are interested in a more formal status of membership, please contact Cheri Green, Sr. Warden. Being a member of St. James allows you to participate more fully in the life, ministry, and governance of the parish. If you are a confirmed Episcopalian, we would be glad to discuss transferring your official membership from a former parish. If you come from another Christian tradition, you can begin the process of Confirmation or Reception into the Episcopal Church. If you have never been baptized and find the grace of the Christian Faith here at St. James, it is always a profound joy to prepare seekers of Faith for the mystery of Holy Baptism into the Body of Christ in this community. Please contact us for more information.