becoming a member
How do I become a Christian?
Baptism marks the beginning of a new life in Christ. In it, we make promises to follow Jesus as our Savior, turning our trust over to God’s grace and love. In the waters of Baptism, we are adopted as God’s children and made members of the Body of Christ. To become a member of any Episcopal Church, including Trinity, baptism is the first step if you have not already been baptized. A person may be baptized at any age. When infants and small children are baptized, parents and godparents make promises on their behalf. For more information on baptism, contact the Tina Grant at 504-522-0276 or email@example.com.
2017 Baptismal Sundays
First Sunday after Epiphany, January 8
Easter Vigil, April 15 (4:00 pm)
Pentecost, June 4
All Saints’ Sunday, November 5
You can join the Episcopal Church through Confirmation. Confirmation is the service where we express a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and laying on of hands by a bishop. If you have already been confirmed in the Roman Catholic or Orthodox churches, you can join the Episcopal Church by being formally received by a Bishop on his/her visit to your local congregation. Confirmation and Reception occur side by side in the same service. At Trinity we regularly offer Inquirers’ Classes just before the Bishop’s scheduled visit to prepare you for this day. For more information on adult Confirmation or Reception, contact Ashley Eastham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-670-2526. For information on youth Confirmation, contact Ashley Bond at 504 -670-2519 or email@example.com.
If you have previously been a member of another Episcopal church and would like to transfer your membership to Trinity, contact Ashley Eastham at 504-670-2526 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are baptized, confirmed, or received at Trinity, you become a member of the congregation at the same time. To be an active member at Trinity means to be regular in attendance at worship and a giver of record. Trinity invites all of God’s people into a life of prayer and worship, learning and spiritual growth, and self-giving for the needs of the world. This is what being a member of Trinity Church means. We hope you’ll join us!