You are invited to become a part of our family of faith.
The only requirement to join is belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
BECOMING A MEMBER
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.
MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: FCPC 101 & FCPC 102
A few times a year, the Membership Committee invites you to learn more about FCPC 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.
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.
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 Membership 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 at FCPC.
Do I join when I get Confirmed?
Yes. Anyone enrolled in the Confirmation program, once completed, officially becomes a member of FCPC. We still ask you to fill out the Membership Application and either join by Baptism (if you've never been baptized) or Reaffirmation of Faith. Confirmation Sunday is basically a special ceremony for teens/young adults who have been through a process of asking questions about their personal faith and what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ in the Church. We officially invite you in as a member of our congregation that Sunday. For more about the FCPC Confirmation Program, please contact Pastor Tara.
What do you offer for children?
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 class. If you have questions about our Children's Ministries, please contact Pastor Lori Bass-Riley.
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