Journey to Membership

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The Episcopal Community is a group of Episcopal women who are committed to living out our baptismal covenants. Using the Rule of St. Benedict as a guide, we nurture and support each other as we walk our spiritual journeys. We are a welcoming, loving fellowship which offers Episcopal women a unique opportunity for personal spiritual growth while serving our church and all of God’s people.

 Once you have gathered enough information to make a decision to become a member of The Episcopal Community, the following steps are taken to begin the process of joining us:

  • Download The Episcopal Community Intent to Study Form, fill it out and have it signed by your rector/vicar.

  • Mail the completed form to the national office address on the form.

  • The form will be processed and a mentor will be assigned, to guide you through the study. You will also receive a Record of Studies form.

  • Purchase the book St Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living by Jane Tomaine ISBN 0-81922152-X

  • Use the Record of Studies form to complete your assignments and mail or email them to your mentor for feedback.

 

The preparation period is six months. At the end of the six month period, you are ready to be installed as a member. Complete the Application for Membership form, available on the website, and send it with your dues to the address on the form, which includes information on ordering your emblem. You are now ready to be installed into The Episcopal Community. The Membership Chair will be in touch with you.

 

Forms:

Intent to Study 6.30.2015

Information on Study 7.12.2015

Toolbox Study Assignments (Rev 7.12.2015)

Membership Application & Emblem Order Form 8.3.2015