It really is quite easy to be a member of Emmanuel. Speak to the rector and she can help you get acclimated. You may enjoy almost all the benefits of life at Emmanuel just by showing up. You can add your name to the church directory and to the weekly email list. If and when you are ready to become an official member you are welcome to either have your membership transferred if you are already a member of another Episcopal Church, or you may be confirmed or received by the bishop of our Diocese of Southwestern Virginia when he next makes a visitation to Emmanuel. Being an official member opens the possibilities for involvement a little wider, which includes being a Vestry member and a Eucharistic Minister (a Chalicist).