Before becoming a member of St. Mark’s, we invite you to explore our community. Attend our different worship services
, each of which has its own personality. Afterward, join us for coffee hour (following the 10 a.m. Sermon Seminar), Pub Lunch (after the 11:15 a.m. service) or for our regular social hour after the 5 p.m. contemplative Eucharist to engage in discussion and meet members of the community. We also invite you to fill out a Visitor Card (on the back of the bulletin) when you attend one of our worship services. You’ll get a follow-up from our clergy, and usually an invitation for coffee and conversation.
Many people find The Belonging Class to be a great way to deepen their sense of connection within the community while learning first hand how we approach learning at St. Mark’s.
If you decide St. Mark’s is the place for you, you can become a member of our community by making a pledge of financial support in an amount that you discern; there is no minimum or maximum limit. If you would like to discuss the role of financial pledging as an act of membership, you are encouraged to reach out to Michele Morgan (Rector) or to the Senior Warden. If you have questions about the process and options for making a donation or paying a pledge, please contact the Finance Manager, Patricia Braley, via e-mail or by calling 202.543.0053. All questions and conversation are welcomed!
If you are interested in formal membership in the Episcopal Church, you are invited to take part in the twice-annual “What’s An Episcopalian?” class, which focuses on the history, theology, and liturgy of the Anglican/Episcopal Church and serves as preparation for the Rite of Confirmation. If you already have been Confirmed in the Episcopal Church, you may desire to have your membership recorded in St. Mark’s official Parish Register by obtaining a Letter of Transfer from your previous parish home.