Become a Member

How do I become a member of All Saints’?

If you are a member of another Episcopal Church:

Fill out an “Invitation to Join” located in our red Newcomer’s packet or contact our Parish Administrator, Theresa Hester (879-8651 or office@allsaintsbirmingham.org). Theresa will transfer the letter from your former parish. You may also contact any member of the clergy. Newcomer packets are available upon request by contacting the Parish Administrator or you may pick one up at the main entrance of the church building.

If you have been baptized in a church other than the Episcopal Church:

Fill out an “Invitation to Join” located in our red Newcomer’s packet or contact our Parish Administrator, Theresa Hester (879-8651 or office@allsaintsbirmingham.org). You may also contact any member of the clergy. Newcomer packets are available upon request by contacting the Parish Administrator or you may pick one up at the main entrance of the church building.

What if I haven’t been baptized?

The Episcopal Church baptizes people of all ages (infants, children, and adults) in the context of the Sunday worship service. The Rev. Dr. Glenda Curry (879-8652 or gcurry@allsaintsbirmingham.org) is available to talk to you about the sacrament of Holy Baptism where you are sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked as Christ’s own forever.

What is Confirmation and how do I become confirmed?

Confirmation is a sacramental rite where persons who have been duly prepared make a mature, public affirmation of their faith, a commitment to the responsibilities of Baptism, and receive the laying-on-of-hands by the bishop. Our confirmation class for adults is called Episcopal Church 101 and meets during the spring. To enroll in the class contact our Rector, The Rev.
Dr. Glenda Curry, 879-8652 or gcurry@allsaintsbirmingham.org.

What if I have been confirmed in another church other than the Episcopal Church?

If you have been confirmed in another denomination (Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox), having received the laying-on-of-hands from a bishop, please speak to our Rector, The Rev. Dr. Glenda Curry (879-8652 or gcurry@allsaintsbirmingham.org). She will arrange for you to be received by the bishop. You may be asked to take the confirmation class for adults called Episcopal Church 101 which meets in the spring.

Why Confirmation?

Although one is considered a full member of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church in Baptism, Confirmation signifies a mature and public commitment of faith consistent with the worship, doctrine and teaching of the Episcopal Church, a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. It is required by the canons of the Episcopal Church that anyone wishing to serve on a governing body in the church structure (vestry, diocesan committees, etc.) or anyone wishing to seek Holy Orders must be a Confirmed member of the Episcopal Church.