You don’t have to be a church member to be a Christian, but it is hard to be a Christian on your own. By becoming a member of St Columba’s you can express your faith, and play your part in the life of a supportive Christian community. Christians belong together – the church needs you to be fully church, and you need the church to be fully you.
Members have rights and responsibilities. They are expected to worship regularly, including at Communion services, and to participate in Church Meeting. As far as is possible, members are encouraged to take part in the work of the church, and to contribute financially.
People become members when their application has been accepted by Elders’ Meeting and Church Meeting. Then, at a worship service, new members affirm their Christian faith and make promises concerning their commitment to the life of the congregation. At this service, those who are members of another church can transfer their membership to St Columba’s.