I’m New!

We’re pleased that you’ve found your way to Christ the King Episcopal Church–and we welcome you with open doors and open arms!  Please identify yourself to the members of our parish who are standing at the Welcome Table in the atrium, and plan to join us for our quarterly Newcomer Welcome Luncheon in the undercroft following the 10:30 service.  You may use the sign up sheet in the atrium to let us know you plan to attend and if you’d like to bring a side dish.  The Welcome committee will always provide the main course. If you’re new to the Episcopal Church, be sure to click on the Links tab and explore the diocesan and national church websites. The Episcopal Church is the American province of the Anglican Communion.

Episcopalians value tradition, scripture and reason as valid ways of knowing God and Jesus Christ. We express these ways of knowing in our worship, in our study and in our preaching. Joining an Episcopal parish is easy: You begin by simply showing up. Worship is what binds us together as a community and your presence here makes you part of us.

Though all baptized Christians are welcome to the sacraments and to participate in the full life of our parish, if you want to be officially listed as a “member” of the Christ the King congregation it is omportant for you to complete a Parish Information Form. This allows us to include your name, address and contact information in our Parish Register. We are required by Canon Law to keep such a register, and we use it to determine the number of people in our congregation for the annual report we submit to the Diocese and National Church. When you’re ready, please return your Parish Information Form to the office so you can receive parish communications. Be sure to put your name(s) on the whiteboard in the hallway, so we can make a nametag for you.

The next step is to deepen your participation. There are several ways to do this, including volunteering in one of our outreach programs, joining in our fellowship activities and/or helping to lead our worship. The highest level of commitment in the Episcopal Church is confirmation. Inquirer’s Classes for confirmation preparation are offered periodically. Confirmation takes place when the bishop visits Tucson or at Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix in May.

Please take your time exploring our parish through this website. We look forward to meeting you when you visit but, if we can answer any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 520-297-2551 or office@ctktucson.org.