Become a Member
What Does Membership Mean? Faith is a lifelong journey and wherever you find yourself along the path, we welcome you, right where you are. At Marble, you will find a welcoming community in which to explore your faith, grow further and bring forth a deeper understanding of your connection to God. We believe that all individuals are unique, each with important gifts that make a difference in our community and in our world. Join us on a journey of meaning, discovery, joy, and peace. The journey becomes an adventure when we live it together.
Whether you worship with us in person or online, we are glad you are considering becoming a member of Marble. Below is the information you need to help you get started.
How can I Become a Member?
Let us know. Speak with someone wearing a red carnation after Worship on Sundays or Wednesdays. You’ll find them at the front of the Sanctuary or at the Welcome Table during Coffee Hour in the Marble Loft. If you worship with us online you can submit this form along with an email to Membership@MarbleChurch.org.
Attend our New Member Orientation Sessions offered on various Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the year, led by our ministers, Kim Sebastian-Ryan, Director of Membership & Connecting, and members of the Membership Team. We'd love to have you join us either in person or online. Please be sure to register by contacting Kim Sebastian-Ryan at (212) 686-2770.
- Coffee With Clergy: For anyone interested in becoming a member, or who may be thinking about it, but still has questions, please join Senior Minister, Dr. Michael Bos and Rev. Brittany Hanlin for a conversation about "Community" and Q&A.
- Orientations: You’ll have the opportunity to get to know one another, ask any questions you may have, meet our ministers, staff, and learn more about the Marble community. These orientations are designed to enrich your experience at Marble, and to explore how you can spark, or continue your faith journey with us.
- Reception of New Members: Finally, experience the full Marble welcome as you are received into the community during the worship service.
Why Does Membership Matter?
We’re not alone anymore. We belong to something bigger than us. Something loving, profound and true. And that has made all the difference in the world. - Robert Romagnoli & Patrice Donnell
To me being a member at Marble means being a part of a wonderful church where I can grow spiritually. Every time I enter Marble I get the warm feeling of being home. - Stacey Shand
Marble has provided me a warm and loving family of members and congregants. Marble has given me the anchor point I have needed. - Richard Aljian
Since I became a member it has helped me to speak what's in my heart. I’ve found comfort with the Marble team who prays for me and wishes the best for me. - Rita Patel
There was just no compelling reason not to join. I didn’t have a plan in mind, but each week the relationship evolves and I find myself looking forward to seeing my new Marble friends and I find myself thinking of what service I can offer. It’s a warm, comforting, inner private feeling. - Carol Anderson
It really has given me a sense of community. I'm involved in all sorts of different activities and programs throughout the church and often times asked to help out. And I love it! It gives me such a sense of purpose. It's my church home. - Emily Begin
To me it means recognizing the importance of my personal spiritual journey and choosing a church family in which to deepen my connection with God. - Clair Zak
Marble is my calm in the storm, my fuel for the week, my checkpoint and my touchstone. I lead an extremely busy life and it's good to reach the end of the week and see the friendly faces there and hear the inspired word of God.
- Tracy Cook-Person
Schedule of Membership Classes
Please check our calendar for upcoming member events, classes, and orientations. For additional information or if you are interested in Virtual Membership, please contact our Director of Membership & Connecting, Kim Sebastian-Ryan at Membership@MarbleChurch.org or via phone (212) 686-2770 ext. 221.
Schedule of Membership Classes
For more information and to sign up for an upcoming class, please come to the Deacons' Pew (to right of the Chancel) after Sunday Worship (look for the Membership team wearing red carnations), visit the Welcome Center after #WeWo: Wednesday Worship, or contact Kim Sebastian-Ryan. (Dates subject to change)