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 this means they have full access to the sacramental life of the Christian church. Dues-paying members are individuals who make tangible their 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?
- New Friendships
- Opportunities to make a difference
- Support & belonging
- Hold elected office within the parish
- Discounts on church services, sacraments, etc.
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. Additionally we ask our members to attend the Annual Members Assembly.
Requirements for Membership
To become and member of the Armenian Church, he/she should be baptized and chrismated in the Armenian Church, or if canonically baptized, be chrismated in the Armenian church, and accept her doctrines, canons and rites. After reaching the age of eighteen, he/she 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 Parish Council, the new member has the right to vote at the Parish Assembly provided that six (6) months have elapsed since his/her membership was formally accepted.
For more information contact the Church office at (773) 637-1711