The central architectural feature of our Sanctuary is a giant “tree of life” that stands nearly five stories above the floor at its highest point and whose branches reach out over the congregation’s head some 100 feet. It is not merely decorative.
More than half of the weight of the roof is transferred by its flying girders onto the trunk at the front of the Sanctuary. This architectural tree makes the room for all of us beneath its spreading limbs. It is a constant reminder, in the words of the psalmists, “God is our shelter and strength, a very present help in trouble” (46:1), and “the Lord is your shade at your right hand” (121:5). Join us for our weekly worship as we worship God together as “A Community of Believers, Each Member A Minister
Each person uniting with this congregation should understand such action as involving commitment to the congregation’s covenant. This commitment entails serious intention to grow in the grace and knowledge of God, to be a direct participant in the public worship, service, and financial life of the church, and to do these things in such a manner as to strengthen the unity and usefulness of Christ’s church. Individuals may present themselves for membership during services of public worship or in conference with a member in the following ways:
Presentation for Membership
- By public profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and asking to be baptized by immersion. However, an accommodation may be made for persons with medical conditions that would prohibit baptism by immersion. A request for such an accommodation shall be referred to the Diaconate for consideration and recommendation.
- By promise of letter transferred from another Baptist church;
- By statement of previous profession of faith and baptism in another Christian church and now requesting baptism by immersion in this church.
- By affirmation of a previous profession of faith and a baptism that symbolized an identification with the Christian Faith and the church as the body of Christ.
- By requesting to be under the “Watchcare” of our church, while maintaining membership within another church
Acceptance of New Members
Candidates for membership shall be accepted by a majority vote or by the acclamation of members present at any regular church worship service or congregational meeting.