MEMBERSHIP AT FCPC
If you are interested in becoming a member, read below about the next steps!
becoming a member of FCPC
If you and/or your family have discerned that you do, indeed, wish to become members of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, we'd love to have you join our faith community.
Attend a MEMBERSHIP Class
The class is offered 4-5 times a year, usually before or after worship on a Sunday morning. At this casual and relaxed gathering, you will learn more about the ministry and mission of our church, how we are structured as members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and what kind of programs we have to offer you and/or your family.
---> our NEXT CLASSES are February 9, 2020 and March 1, 2020.
Meet with A Pastor
Before you join, the pastors want to know more about how we can walk along side you and your family. This is just a chance for us to get to know you and for you to ask any pressing questions, should you have them.
Fill out a Membership Application
The Session, our governing body, is required to approve all memberships. This form just formalizes the process and allows for record-keeping.
To complete a membership application, click HERE!
Officially become a member in worship
You may join by Transfer of Letter (move your membership from another church), Reaffirmation of Faith, or Profession of Faith (baptism). These will be covered during the Inquirer's Class, and your joining day will be scheduled with you.
Do I have to be baptized to join the church?
All members of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church are baptized Christians. If you have already been baptized, you may join our church family by transferring your membership or by reaffirming your faith, which is agreeing to follow Jesus as your Lord and Savior and participate in the life of our church. If you are not baptized, you may become a member through a Profession of Faith (baptism). More about Baptism.
What about my kids?
We love kids, and we have a vibrant, healthy Children's ministry that strives to nurture children and their families to live a life of Christian faith. We believe it is one of the most important things we do as a community of faith, and we take our promises to kids very seriously. Children who join our church with their families are technically not official members until they Affirm or Profess their own faith, which happens after the Confirmation Capstone class. You can learn more about our Confirmation Program. We believe that infants and children who are baptized are under our care, and we take a vow as a congregation to nurture, teach, and pray for them...and that promise continues even after they are Confirmed. If you have questions about our Children's Ministries, please contact Renee Wallace.
What is the next step?
Contact Pastor Ellen for a New Member Class!
contact Rev. Ellen Dawson if you have any questions about Membership