Recognizing the special circumstances that apply to churches
with a large number of seasonal visitors/members, for the purpose
of defining membership in St. Andrew's Church, the following
guidelines have been approved by the Bishop and the Bishop's
- Any baptized person living in the Lakeside area year-round, who attends
St. Andrew's Church on a regular basis and is "faithful in working, praying and giving for
the spread of Christ's Kingdom" (BCP. p. 856) may
be considered a member.
- Any baptized person who spends part of each year in the Lakeside area, and
attends St. Andrew's Church for three months may after that time be considered
a full member of the congregation, with voting privileges.
Any baptized member of the
Worldwide Anglican Communion who is a permanent or seasonal resident in the
Lakeside area is automatically a member of St. Andrew's Church for the
period he/she is resident here, and may have voice and vote at parish
Note: All baptized persons over the age of sixteen who are
present at any Annual Parish Meeting will be permitted to have
seat and voice, but not vote unless they meet any one of the above
It is expected that those who consider
themselves members will fulfill their responsibility to be
supportive of the ministry of St. Andrew's Church, as defined in
of "snow-birds" to the Vestry:
"Snow-bird" members over the age of sixteen may be
nominated for membership of the Vestry. However, such members
should accept only if they anticipate being able to attend a
minimum of four meetings each year.
Although it is not mandatory, year-round members are warmly
invited to transfer their membership formally to St. Andrew's
Church, by requesting a Letter of Transfer from their home parish
church, or (if not already a member of the Anglican Church) by
Confirmation, or formal Reception by the Bishop.