Parishioner Membership – No Dues or Fees
We welcome anyone to attend our Masses, Gnostic Saint Adoration, and any other public worship service without requiring membership or payment of any kind. Donations are welcome but not required. We are a Church, and do not barre the public from participating in the mysteries just because they can not, or choose not, to pay for membership. If you would like to remain a non-pledging member but would still like to be updated on our events and receive our newsletter digitally you are more than welcome to register as a Parishioner. That being said we do offer those who choose to make a monthly pledge some benefits for their donation as a way of saying “Thank You” for your financial support.
By becoming an Associate Member of St. Hamilton’s Sanctuary you are helping our community to grow and increase the number of services and benefits we can offer to the Thelemic, Magickal and LGBTQIA community in Northeast Alabama. The support of our Associate membership helps our Sanctuary offset the printing costs of our weekly and monthly publications, including the Missal. It also helps the sanctuary in maintaining operation cost, supplies and equipment. As a way of saying “Thank You” to our paying members we offer the following benefits:
Associate Member Benefits
* Attend all Sanctuary Sponsored classes digitally (if available). If there are fees for a class these are typically reduced for Associate members.
* Members will receive a free copy of our monthly publication “Two Horizons”, either by mail or email of their choosing.
* Members will be included in our distribution list. This will keep you up to date on all the happenings at the Temple for classes, special events, finances, as well as personal emails from our Sanctuary Officers.
As an Associate member you can sponsor a digital event! Would you like to see more classes or special events in some specific area? Then by all means, sponsor that event! Simply get Officer Approval and manifest your vision in the Lodge.
By becoming a Sanctuary Member of St. Hamilton’s not only do you also become a Parishioner and an Associate Member of The Thelemic Order, but you are helping our community to grow and increase the number of services and benefits we can offer to the Thelemic, Magickal and LGBTQIA community in Northeast Alabama. Monthly pledges from our membership is the single most important tool our Officers have for planning and budgeting future events, hiring guest speakers, and more. By committing to a monthly pledge and fulfilling that pledge one maintains the status of member in good standing. A pledge is a tool for the officers to track the status of its members and develop a workable budget.
We fully understand that there may be those experiencing financial hardship, and we encourage those in this position to make other arrangements with the Treasurer. No one is asked to pay outside their means. All are welcome to donate additionally, at any level. That being said, without the support of our membership our Sanctuary would not be able to provide the services we love to offer and so as a way of saying “Thank You” to our paying members we offer the following benefits:
Attend all classes and all non-worship service events for free. You may also bring a friend to two classes for free per calendar year. Also most special events are at least discounted, if not free, for our membership.
Members will receive a free copy of our monthly publication NEWSLETTER, either by mail or in person.
You have access to the Valley of Wada’s growing library with the ability to take books on loan as long as you maintain a credit card on file.
Pledged members will be included in our distribution list. This will keep you up to date on all the happenings at the Temple for classes, special events, finances, as well as personal emails from Lodge Officers.
Members have a say in what the Lodge does, by attending business meetings. All active dues-current members are highly encouraged to attend our periodic meetings and have a voice in how St. Hamilton’s Sanctuary is run. This is your local body. Should we do more classes, more masses, more fundraising, lower dues? You will have a voice and a vote to help steer the Sanctuary and make it as great as YOU want it to be!
As a member you can sponsor an event! Would you like to see more classes or special events in some specific area? Then by all means, sponsor that event! Simply get Officer Approval and manifest your vision.
As a member you can apply for Officer and Coordinator positions! Only members in good standing are allowed to hold positions within St. Hamilton’s Sanctuary. If all positions are currently held, apply anyway, get yourself in line. If you still see a need in an area uncovered, write up a job description, come to the next officers meeting and request the job. Get involved!
Use the temple for your private work; simply coordinate a time you would like to use your space. Just be sure to clean up after yourself both physically and spiritually.