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Exploring Membership

We welcome and encourage you to become a member of Christ Church! 

All those who are considering membership, or who have become members by Baptism are asked to participate in the offerings that have been especially formulated for prospective / new members and are designed to help you get to know Christ Church.

Informational Campus Tours 

An informal way to get a basic introduction to Christ Church, ask questions, and meet clergy and staff. Includes a personal, guided tour of our Church, Chapel, Parish House, and All Saints Center. To schedule an appointment, contact Chantal Smith, Director of Welcoming Ministries at 864.672.4152.

Discovery Weekend: October 2 - 4, 2020

Join us for the weekend where you will learn more about the Episcopal Church and Christ Church in particular. Enjoying delicious meals and making new friends while getting to know our clergy and staff. Childcare is provided by reservation. Contact Chantal Smith, Director of Welcoming Ministries at 864.672.4152. Dates donít work for you? Contact Chantal to learn about other options.

Faith Foundation Class

9:30 - 10:15 AM
Designed for youth and adults seeking confirmation or wanting to learn more about The Episcopal Church. The class will be held on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour (9:30 - 10:15 AM).

Membership Process

There are sev≠eral steps in the membership process, outlined below. 

1. Attend Discovery Weekend

2. Attend Faith Foundations Sunday School Classes

If youíre unable to attend Discovery Weekend, we ask that you attend several of our Faith Foundations Sunday School Classes. If you have attended Discovery Weekend, these classes are recommended, but not required.

3. Be in touch with our Parish Registrar.

Our Parish Registrar, Sarah Marczynski, smarczynski@ccgsc.org, maintains the Christ Church record books and other official documents. 

4. Attend the service of Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation 

The final step in the membership process is to appear before the Bishop of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina at a festive worship service. There are typically two services each year, one in the Spring and one in the late Fall.

Those who have been confirmed in the Episcopal Church, are reaffirmed.

Those who have been confirmed by a Bishop in apostolic succession (Roman Catholic, ELCA, Eastern Orthodox), are received.

Those who have been confirmed in another denomination (Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.) or have not been confirmed, are confirmed in the Episcopal Church.

We are glad you are interested in joining our community. 

Should you have questions or need help, please contact one of these staff members:

Chantal Smith, Welcoming Ministry: csmith@ccgsc.org

Sarah Marczynski, Parish Registrar: smarczynski@ccgsc.org

Parish offices: 864.271.8773