Welcome to St. Michael's

Those seeking membership in our parish are required to participate in a series of Newcomer classes that explore the ministries of our parish and the Episcopal denomination.


Newcomer Orientations

Join us for an informal gathering with Clergy, Vestry, Newcomers’ Committee and other prospective members in the Parlor after the 9:30 a.m. (or 10 a.m. in summer) worship service. Learn more about the life of St. Michael’s Church and our process for church membership. Watch for dates online and in our weekly bulletin. In the Parlor

Our next orientation is Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016


Introduction to St. Michael’s

This class is for all who are new to St. Michael’s. Learn about St. Michael’s — who we are as a parish, our history and our ministries — and discover how your God-given talents can be put to service in St. Michael’s community and beyond. Attend all four sessions.

Wednesdays, in fall & winter,  6:15 p.m. -7:30 p.m., in the Adult Ed Room  
Winter schedule: Jan 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3


Outline of the Faith
4-part series

For those new to the Episcopal Church denomination, this class offers insight into Anglican and Episcopal traditions. Topics include the history of the Church, Anglican theology, the Book of Common Prayer, a familiarization with Anglican objects and terminology, and an understanding of Episcopal polity. Attend all four sessions. Adult Confirmation or reception is open to all participants in this class.

Wednesdays, in fall & winter, 6:15 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Winter Schedule: Feb. 17 & 24, March 2 & 9


Special Offerings for Newcomers

Newcomer Dinners

An opportunity for those new to our parish in the past year to tour our campus and share a meal with clergy, staff and members of our Vestry. Child care is provided with reservation. Watch for dates online and in our weekly publications.


Infant or Child Baptism

Parents of babies or children to be baptized are required to participate in the class, “Outline of the Faith,” Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m., in fall and winter. Baptisms are arranged through the clergy. Contact Parish Secretary, Jean Olson, at 782-0731, for details.


Adult Baptism

Adults who wish to be baptized and confirmed may do so during the service of Confirmation held once each year. Those wishing to be baptized must participate in both Introduction to St. Michael’s, and Episcopal Beliefs and Practices. Adults interested in baptism should contact The Rev. Greg Jones.


Confirmation & Reception

Our Bishop visits once a year to confirm or receive adults and youth into the Body of Christ. Those adults who are new to the Episcopal Church and have completed our newcomer class series are eligible for confirmation. Those already baptized and confirmed in another denomination who wish to join the Episcopal Church may be received during our annual Confirmation service.

Confirmation 2016: Sunday, June 5 during the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist


For more information on youth confirmation, contact Stella Attaway, director of Christian Education, 782-0731.
For information on adult confirmation and reception, contact Lee Hayden, Director of Operations & Newcomer Ministry, 782-0731