Membership at St. Mark’s

All are welcome at St. Mark’s.

Members of St. Mark’s have experienced a wide variety of spiritual traditions, including no tradition. With people at various places in their spiritual journeys we offer various ways to deepen one’s faith and practice. We “welcome the faithful, the seeker, and the doubter.” God’s wide embrace invites us all to grow together. We hope you enter fully into worship, feel free to receive Holy Communion, and meet other members of the community.

 

Newcomers

Please take your time to get to know what we are about as a community. Attend services, engage in programs, help us serve, and learn, from each other. We are happy to work with you in this time of discernment, help you meet people and figure out what’s here and how to best participate given your own desires and hopes. There are many ways to participate in the life of the community. We look forward to helping you find your way.

 

St. Mark’s Membership

If and when you have decided that you are ready to become a member of the parish you simply fill out a membership form. If you come from a non-Christian faith tradition or from no faith tradition at all, the clergy would love to speak with you about a potential baptism if you should decide this would be meaningful for you.

It is up to you how you may participate in the life of the community. We hope that you will:

  • Participate in our worship and programs and be nourished spiritually.
  • Participate beyond Sunday worship. We have a wide array of ministries that support our work and help others.
  • Enroll your children or teenagers in our faith formation programs and support them in participating.
  • Support the parish financially, either by making an annual pledge or by making a regular non-pledge contribution.

 

Membership in the Episcopal Church

If you wish to learn more about both the parish and wider Episcopal Church, we offer classes that introduce our spirituality, history, traditions and practice. Many people attend simply to explore and deepen their spirituality. If you have been baptized in another tradition and wish to become Episcopalian, we will present you to be confirmed or received by the Bishop of California, Marc Andrus. Contact the church office to learn more.