You are, of course, warmly welcome to attend service at Eastminster without becoming a member. In church parlance, someone who is involved with the church and attends regularly, but hasn’t taken the step to becoming a member is called an “Adherent”. You are welcome as an Adherent to enjoy the community of the Eastminster until the time seems right to you.
Becoming a member at Eastminster United Church means that you are creating a connection with this community of faith. You are linking in heart, mind, spirit and voice with a group of your neighbours who are interested in a deeper relationship with the world around them and deeper, more thoroughly considered relationship with God. If faith is a journey, then church membership is a vehicle for the exploration and discovery of that faith. We hope you will join us.
How to become a Member
- Join us for a Sunday 10:30 a.m. service. We hope you will feel and embrace a real sense of the community and fellowship to be found here.
- If you like what you’ve experienced, speak to Rev. Sarah Miller, or contact her using the information on this site and let her know that you are considering joining Eastminster.
- You will be invited to meet with Sarah and join us at our next new members meeting where you will explore more fully what membership means at Eastminster. These meetings are as social as they are informative — a time to share stories and be at ease with one another.
- Some time later, Sarah will contact you to learn your decision concerning membership.
- Once you have communicated your decision to become a member, we will set a date for Membership Reception, held during a Sunday service, you and other new members will be formally welcomed before the Congregation at that time.
- We believe that the experience of membership is most rewarding when you have full involvement in the life and work of the church. You may consider bringing your time, talents, and inspiration to committee work or the many day to day tasks that keep Eastminster’s doors open.
- One of the responsibilities of church membership is what is known as stewardship — the offering of time, talent and financial support. At this time you will receive Offering Envelopes (or arrange to be placed on PAR — preauthorized remittance). Sarah, or a member of Eastminster’s Stewardship committee will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning stewardship.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Eastminster United Church, please contact Rev. Sarah Miller by email, or by phone at 416-463-2179 ext 100