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Often, a visitor will ask us how he or she can become a member of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. The procedure is simple. Contact Ellen Dingwall at edingwall@transfiguration.net or 972-233-1898, ext. 229 and provide the information they will need for your membership.

If you are already a baptized or confirmed Episcopalian, the office will request your letter of membership from your last Episcopal church. This letter will transfer your membership to Transfiguration.

If you have been baptized in any other Christian denomination we can recognize you as a baptized member. Let us know the denomination and date of your baptism. In this case, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) makes clear that the normal expectation is confirmed membership. (BCP page 412) If you have recently joined the church and have an infant or youth you would like to have baptized, contact Ellen Dingwall at 972-233-1898, ext. 229.

If you wish to become a confirmed Episcopalian, or to be received into the Episcopal Church from the Roman Catholic, Lutheran or Orthodox Church, contact Ellen Dingwall to enroll you in The Way, our Catechumenate Program for adult confirmation. This series of classes is a survey of the faith and worship of Anglicanism. These classes are fun, informative, and a great way to meet new and interesting people.

If you choose to be confirmed there are some added benefits. You will be able to vote in our annual parish elections, run for a position on the vestry, or serve as a convention delegate. Please know that if this is not a convenient time for you to take the classes, or if you feel that you are not ready for this leap of faith, you can still be on the rolls as a baptized member.

While the church ministers to anyone in crises, only active members of the parish and their immediate families are eligible for infant baptism and weddings. Active members are regular in worship and prayer, and faithful in giving and working for the building up of the kingdom. Everyone, regardless of membership status is encouraged to get involved.