New Member(s) Form

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Welcome! We're so delighted that you have decided to join The Church of the River. After you complete this form, our Administrator will be in touch with more information.

From our bylaws:

3.1 Membership and Voting. Anyone eighteen years of age or older who is in sympathy with the purpose of this church and whose pledging unit (immediate family members living in the same household) has made a financial contribution of record toward the support of the church within the past twelve months shall become a member upon signing the membership book in the presence of the minister or, in his absence, in the presence of the person or persons designated by the Board of Trustees. After ninety days the new member becomes a voting member and is entitled to vote at congregational meetings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to have new members sign our Membership Book in person. Instead, please complete and submit this form, and we will have you sign the Membership Book when we meet in person again.

Regarding financial contributions, we ask that each member donate to the church at a level that is comfortable for you. We have our Annual Canvass (Pledge Campaign) in the fall, when we ask members to pledge an amount to the church for the following year. This allows us to create a financial budget for the year and to continue the work and mission of our church. It is not necessary to pledge, but a financial contribution in the preceeding 12-month period is required to retain membership in the church, though waivers for financial hardship may be granted by the minister.

If you have questions about supporting the church financially, please reach out to Office Administrator Debbie Heath at info@churchoftheriver.org or Rev. Sam Teitel at minister@churchoftheriver.org. If you would like to set up an automatic recurring donation via credit card, debit card or ACH transfer, please visit our Online Giving Page

Again, we're so happy to welcome you as a new member of our church, and we look forward to geting to know you better!
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