How to (Arrange a Confirmation or Baptism/Join the Church)

How to  @ Saint Andrew’s

How do I arrange a Baptism?

Baptism is the sacrament by which we are adopted as God’s children, made members of the Church—the Body of Christ—and become inheritors of the Kingdom of God. At baptism, we publicly renounce the forces of evil in the world, repent of our sins, and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. We are baptized with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and are welcomed officially into the Church, the fellowship of believers.   Please contact the church office (979-822-5176) to schedule a meeting with our Rector. The Holy Baptism Candidate Information form HOLY BAPTISM CANDIDATE fillable INFORMATION form2017

Casey Baptism 2

 

 

 

 

2017 Baptism Dates

The Sundays reserved for Baptism are:

The First Sunday after the Epiphany – January 08, 2017

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany – February 26, 2017

The Day of Pentecost – June 04, 2017

Trinity Sunday – June 11, 2017

The Sunday closest to September 14 (Holy Cross Day) – September 17, 2017

All Saints’ Sunday – November 5, 2017

The Sunday Saint Andrew’s Day is observed (the Sunday preceding Saint Andrew’s Day that is not the first Sunday in Advent) – November 26, 2017

How Do I Join the Church or Arrange a Confirmation?

By the sacramental rite of Confirmation, Christians join the company of Jesus’ apostles in the founding moment of the earliest Church when the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles at Pentecost and brought them to the full maturity of faith through Jesus Christ.  For Episcopalians, Confirmation reaffirms all our commitments in Baptism as the final step to full membership in the Church.  Confirmation is administered only by a Bishop acting as a direct successor of the original apostles, and thus is typically scheduled once each year on a date that can be accommodated by the Bishop’s schedule.  Confirmation is always preceded by a series of Confirmation classes conducted by the Rector.  Please contact the Church office (979-822-5176), or speak to the Rector, to find out when the next Confirmation date is scheduled and when Confirmation classes are offered.  Any person already Confirmed by a Bishop of the Episcopal Church does not need to be Confirmed again to join Saint Andrew’s, but should notify our Church office of the previous Episcopal Church to which they belonged and authorize a Letter of Transfer to Saint Andrew’s.

NEW! FALL 2016 – Adult Confirmation Class: August 21- September 11, Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

Beginning on Sunday, August 21 at 4:30 p.m., Fr. Daryl will begin classes for adults who desire to be confirmed or received into The Episcopal Church.  Confirmation is when a baptized Christian makes a mature, public affirmation of their faith in the presence of the congregation, and receives the laying on of hands by a bishop to receive strength from the Holy Spirit to grow in their life in Christ.  For those who desire to be confirmed the church requires that they have been baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, have been instructed in the Christian faith, are penitent for their sins, and are prepared to affirm their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Reception is for those who have been confirmed in another Christian denomination to be officially received into The Episcopal Church and made full member of it. The classes will conclude on Sunday, September 11th. At the end participants may choose to be confirmed or received by Bishop Dena Harrison on October 2nd.  The class will be using Rowan Williams book Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist and Prayer as the basis for the class.

The class is open for anyone who wishes a deeper understanding of the Christian Faith. Classes for youth desiring confirmation will be held in 2017.

How do I move my membership record to Saint Andrew’s from another parish?

If you have previously been a member of another church, and would like to transfer your church membership to Saint Andrew’s, contact our Parish Administrator, Dianne Gilbert.  You’ll be asked to provide some basic information about yourself so that we may complete your membership record and notify your previous parish.

St. Andrew’s Parish Contact Information Form.pdf fill.able