If you would like to become a member, please take a moment to determine which of the descriptions below best describes your current position. Next, contact Nancy Holmes in the church office (847-381-2323 x11) to arrange the next step towards membership.
Transfer of Membership
If you are already baptized or confirmed Episcopalian, the office will request your letter of membership from your last Episcopal church. This letter will transfer your membership to St. Michael’s.
If you have been baptized in any other Christian denomination we can recognize you as a baptized member. Let us know the denomination and date of your baptism. In this case, The Book of Common Prayer (
) makes clear that the normal expectation is confirmed membership. (
If you wish to become a confirmed Episcopalian, or to be received into the Episcopal Church from the Roman Catholic, Lutheran or Orthodox Church, call the church office and ask to be enrolled in the New Connections Workshop, our program for adult confirmation. This series of classes is an examination of the faith and worship of Anglicanism. These classes are fun, informative, and a great way to meet new and interesting people.
If you choose to be confirmed there are some added benefits. You will be able to vote in our annual parish elections, run for a position on the vestry, or serve as a convention delegate. Please know that if this in not a convenient time for you to take the classes, or if you feel that you are not ready for this leap of faith, you can still be on the rolls as a baptized member.
While the church ministers to anyone in crisis, active members enjoy the fullness of all that St. Michael’s has to offer. Active members are regular in worship and prayer, and faithful in giving and working for the building up of the kingdom. Everyone, regardless of membership status is encouraged to get involved.