We at Asylum Hill Congregational Church believe that membership is grounded in an individual or family’s sense of call to and belonging to the church community. It is not specifically an act of the church, rather, it is an act of an individual who chooses and feels led to formalize their sense of connection to our family of faith.
At AHCC, membership can happen any time throughout the year by simply filling out a membership form and having a conversation with a pastor. You do not need to live locally to join AHCC, as we welcome members who participate in the life of our community virtually as well as in person. We celebrate and welcome new members during designated worship services held throughout the year.
As a member, individuals are eligible to vote at congregational meetings and serve in leadership roles at the church. To pursue membership, please fill out this online form [link to fillable membership form]. If needed, a hard copy form can be sent to you by requesting one from the church office. After returning the form (email to Mary Way or send hard copy to 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford CT 06105), you will receive a new member packet with more information about Asylum Hill Congregational Church. We welcome you to come journey through life with this church community!
We recognize that members are at different points on their faith journeys – some are just packing their bags, while others are ready to go on the road and preach! We like to say that, “No matter where you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here,” but what does that really mean? At AHCC, it means that we understand that an individual’s faith journey is a very personal one. To some, it means making a formal declaration of church membership, while to others it is a level of engagement and feeling of connectedness to a church community, its people, and its core values. And truly, no matter where you are on your faith journey, we’d like to walk with you, side by side, learning and growing together.
Rev. Erica Thompson, Senior Minister
Rev. Dr. Tracy Mehr-Muska, Minister of Mid/Later Life
Pastor Jordan Rebholz, Minister of Early Life