Becoming a Parishioner

No matter who you are or where you are on the journey of faith, you are welcome to take part in the life of this parish community.  There are many ways to become involved and, although we would very much like you to join us, “official” membership is by no means a requirement.

What does it mean to be parishioner of The Church of the Redeemer?

  Regularly attend worship;

  Offer yourself in service to the parish community and take part in opportunities for mission and outreach to those beyond the church walls;

  Grow in faith through prayer and take part in opportunities for study and formation;

  Make an annual stewardship pledge in support of the life and ministry of the parish.

Becoming a Registered Member

While registered membership is not a requirement, we believe it is an important part of living and growing in faith.  Registered membership is open to any baptized Christian who chooses to have his/her name entered into the Parish Register.  There are two ways to do this:

Transfer of Membership:  If you are already a registered member of another Episcopal parish, you may transfer your membership to Redeemer by completing a transfer request form, which you will then send to your former parish.  That parish will send an official letter of transfer to Redeemer.  The Office will contact you when your transfer is complete and your name has been entered into the Parish Register.

Reception & Confirmation:  If you are not a registered member of another Episcopal parish or are coming to Redeemer from another denomination, you become an official member of the church through the completion of a series of classes and participation in a service of Confirmation or Reception.  These services take place twice a year at the National Cathedral. Please speak with Amma Cricket if you would like to be a part of the next series of classes.

Everyone who wishes to be a part of Redeemer’s community is considered a “member”.  To ensure you receive communications from the parish regarding services, programs, concerts, and other activities, please fill out a newcomer card and give it to an usher or one of the clergy.