What does it mean to become a member?
Did you know the Armenian Church has two kinds of members: communicant members and dues-paying members? All men, women, and children baptized in the Armenian Church are communicant members of the Armenian Church, meaning that they have full access to the sacramental life of the Christian church. Dues-paying members are individuals who make a tangible commitment to our parish by making an annual financial contribution. However, membership isn’t only about financial support, it's about manifesting our love for the Armenian Church and aligning our lives and families with the life of the parish.
What are the benefits of membership?
Will I have any responsibilities?
Membership in the church is founded on the principle of serving the body of Christ. Therefore, we invite our members to help make a difference whenever possible. Dues-paying members can vote at the church's Annual Membership Meeting.
Requirements for membership
To become a member of the Armenian Church, an individual should be baptized and confirmed in the Armenian Church or, if canonically baptized, accept her doctrines, canons and rites. After reaching the age of eighteen, you may apply to become a pledged member by submitting an application along with the annual pledge fee. After the application has been formally approved by the Board of Trustees, the new member has the right to vote at the Membership Meeting once six months have elapsed since his/her membership was officially accepted. For more information about becoming a member contact the church office.
If you are interested in joining St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church as a dues-paying member, please complete the form below or click here for a printed application.