Newcomers/Membership

We are delighted that you are interested in the Chapel of the Cross.

Take a look around our website—we offer many opportunities for worship, Christian formation, and fellowship.  Please sign up for our weekly emails and follow us on social media.

Visitors at our worship service are encouraged to fill out a welcome card (hanging on the backs of the pews) and place it in the offering plate or give it to an usher.  We also urge you to visit our newcomers’ table, where you can learn more about our parish and complete a newcomers’ information card.

Membership

If you are interested in joining the Chapel of the Cross and have questions about how to proceed, please call the office and make an appointment with one of the clergy.  If you are an Episcopalian coming from another parish, Ellen Cole in the church office can help you request a letter of transfer from your home parish.

If you are new to the Christian faith, or new to the Episcopal church, we offer regular classes for both youth and adults—called Inquirers’ Classes that offer an in-depth exploration of the Christian faith, as well as what it means to be an Episcopalian.   Our inquirers’ classes, which begin in September and run through the following April, are led by clergy. Anyone interested in a deeper understanding of faith—or an Episcopal refresher course!— is invited to participate. The course welcomes those new to the Chapel of the Cross and to the Episcopal Church and is an excellent preparation for adult baptism or confirmation.  The Bishop of North Carolina visits every year during the Easter season for confirmation and reaffirmation of baptismal vows.