Everyone is invited to participate in worship and the life of Bryn Athyn Church by getting involved. New Church teachings emphasize the importance of service to others – sometimes called the Doctrine of Use (or Usefulness). It is through service that we connect with the Lord, and experience true happiness. With such an emphasis on service, and loving the neighbor, an important function of our church is to provide opportunities for everyone to contribute and to make a difference. It is not unusual for people to help each other, and support each other, throughout the community. Nowhere is this more evident than when church members come together to help each other in times of need.
Bryn Athyn Church also offers a breadth of religious and spiritual growth programs for its congregation members and friends. Many of these programs are ongoing, while some featured programs run only for a limited time. We also offer newcomer programs at various times throughout the year. We welcome you to get involved with our congregation through some of these activities.
Becoming a Member
Any individual over 20 years of age who has been baptized and joined the General Church of the New Jerusalem (the organization dealing with financial and legal matters for the denomination), and lives within a 50-mile radius of Bryn Athyn is invited to become a member. Membership forms are available at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral or at the Pastors Office (600 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn), or download a PDF form here. Please call the Pastors Office at 215-947-6225 x200 if you have any questions.