Welcome to St. George's!

We are so blessed to have you in our community!  Whether you are brand new or have been here for years our nine session New Member Course will help you get  to know your church home, connect with leaders and fellow members, and help you find your place in the life and ministry of St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Once you have completed this course you will have the opportunity to continue your preparation for adult confirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church.

The 1st half of the year New Member class has been disrupted by COVID-19. New plans will be posted and communicated later in the year.

New member classes have multiple components including weekly meetings for presentations, There will also be Field Trips to the Cathedral and Christ the King Center . Dates for the field trips will be determined once the class has formed. The New Member Class will conclude with a special instructed Eucharist and celebratory dinner.

In our New Member Course you will...

Learn about St. George’s –Clifton Park

In the first section of our New Member Course you will learn about our parish church—St. George’s Clifton Park.  Get to know the clergy, lay leaders and ministry of the parish, the facilities.  Discover the ways in which St. George’s can minister to you and get you involved in ministry too!

Topics include: Parish vision, mission, and history; Pastoral ministries; Christian Formation opportunities; Children & Youth ministries; St. George’s School; Hospitality Ministries; Worship Ministries; and More!!!

Learn about The Episcopal Diocese of Albany

When you become part of St. George’s  you also become part of a larger community of Episcopal Churches in our region: The Diocese.  In the second section of the course learn about the history, vision, mission and structure of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.  Discover the ways that the Diocese serves you and your parish church and ways that it can help you minister in the wider region. 

This section of the course includes two field trips to visit two of our most important diocesan facilities.   Modeled after the great cathedrals of England, the historic Cathedral of All Saints is a place of sacred beauty  and architectural grandeur in the heart of downtown Albany . 

The Christ the King Spiritual Life Center is set in the beautiful countryside near Greenwich.  It is home to our diocesan youth camp: Beaver Cross,  our Diocesan Healing Center, and wonderful retreat facilities.  CtK is neighbor to the Community of St. Mary, home of the oldest Anglican religious order in the United States.

Learn about The Episcopal Church and The Anglican Communion

In addition to the being part of the Diocese, St. George’s is also part of our national denomination the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion.  Sharing a common history in the worship and traditions of the Church of England, the Episcopal Church and its Anglican sister churches around the globe form the third largest Christian communion. 

In this final section of the course learn about what it means to be an Episcopalian and an Anglican.  This section will include an introduction to the Book of Common Prayer, one of the greatest treasures of our Anglican  heritage, as well as an instructed Eucharist taking you step by step through the liturgy of our weekly worship.

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