Baptism marks the beginning of a new life in Christ. To become a member of any Episcopal Church, including St. Andrew’s, baptism is the first step. If you’ve never been baptized, learn more about baptism by exploring these Frequently asked Questions, then contact Fr. David Hoster to learn more.
How do I move my membership record to St. Andrew’s from another parish?
If you have previously been a member of another church, and would like to transfer your church membership to St. Andrew’s, contact our parish Administrative Assistant, 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. Click this link St. Andrew’s Parish Contact Information Form fillable to download the form.
What is baptism and why is it important?
Baptism is the sacrament by which we are adopted as God’s children, made members of Christ’s Body, the Church, 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 fellowship of believers, the Church.
HOLY BAPTISM CANDIDATE INFORMATION fillable form - After consultation with the Rector please return the completed form to the church office.
SPRING 2013 HOLY BAPTISM DATES: March 31 (Easter Sunday), April 14 (Bishop’s visit), May 19 (Pentecost)
How do I sign up for Confirmation?
How can I prepare for and schedule confirmation?
*POSTED JANUARY 9, 2013: In preparation for Bishop Jeff Fisher’s episcopal visitation to St. Andrew’s scheduled for April 14, Father David is offering Confirmation classes. Confirmation is the sacramental reaffirmation of a person’s Baptismal vows with the intent of joining the Episcopal branch of Christendom. Father David’s classes will focus on providing those who are thinking about becoming Episcopalian with the information they need to make an informed decision, and with the insight required to be a well-informed Episcopalian. The class will run for eight weeks, and will be scheduled at a time to suit all participants. Please contact the church office and let Father David know of your interest in Confirmation, or put that friend you’ve been talking to about joining our denomination in touch with the church office.
Confirmation-Reception-Reaffirmation Registration fillable - After consultation with the rector, please return the completed form to the church office .