How do I join?
Begin by showing up! Just being in church is the first step toward belonging. “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20) You can learn more about sharing in our worship here.
Let us know you’re here! Please give us your contact information by signing our guest book at the top of the stairs in the Narthex (entry area). And please take a red folder with information about St. Francis'. We’ll be in touch with you to extend our welcome and try to answer any questions you may have.
Please give us information! Complete the St. Francis’ Information Form and return it to Fr. Jack by mail, in person or by email. That will help us keep in touch with you, and include the significant dates in your lives in our prayers each Sunday. The Information Form also is an opportunity to formalize your membership at St. Francis if you are ready to do so:
If you are coming to St. Francis’ from another Episcopal parish, please use the form to give the information that will allow us to request a letter of transfer from your previous parish.
If you were baptized in another Christian denomination and have decided you now want to make St. Francis’ your spiritual home, please check that you want to be enrolled as a Baptized Member of St. Francis.
If you haven’t been baptized, you can learn more about Baptism here. The Rector would be happy to talk with you about what Baptism would mean for you. Learn more about St. Francis and the Episcopal Church! There’s information about both here.
Be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop. The Bishop is one of the symbols of unity of our Church. At the special service of Confirmation and Reception, the Bishop prays over each person by name, and welcomes him or her into the wider fellowship of the Episcopal Church that extends well beyond the boundaries of this local parish, to the entire worldwide Anglican Communion. You can learn more about Confirmation and Reception here.
If you have other questions, please feel free to speak to the Rector.