Trinity Church welcomes all God’s people and recognizes that each person is on a unique faith journey.
The process of joining Trinity sounds complicated because people who come from different backgrounds may follow different paths. The more important question is not one of joining but belonging. We want you to belong before you join.
So, worship with this congregation. Join a class or ministry group. Schedule a meeting with one of our clergy. Join a Sunday dinner team. Get to know other parishioners. Become part of this diverse community of worshipping Christians.
At some point in the journey, however, we hope that you will choose to establish a formal connection with the congregation. This path is through enrollment of baptism. The sacrament of baptism makes us Christian, not part of a particular denomination or group, but part of Christ’s universal church. Enrolling our baptism declares that we wish to live out the vows of our baptism with a particular congregation.
Already baptized? If you have been baptized and wish to enroll with Trinity, we simply ask you to complete the form below to declare your desire to register your baptism with this congregation. This process is sometimes called “transfer of letter” and is a standard practice in many congregations.
In addition to enrollment of baptism, you may choose to receive the rites of confirmation, reception or renewal of baptismal vows.
Confirmation is a rite offered in which persons age sixteen or older who were baptized at an earlier age make a public affirmation of their baptismal vows.
Reception is offered for those who were baptized and confirmed at an earlier time in a denomination other than the Episcopal Church. While baptism makes us Christians, confirmation and reception make us Episcopalians.
Renewal of baptismal vows is offered for those with prior experience in Episcopal settings who are renewing their faith and commitment.
If you wish to become a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, please complete the following form. Welcome to Trinity!