Upcoming Events

Photo Directory

Sign–ups – Every Sunday in February in Farlander Hall, after each service
Photo Appointments – March 3, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and March 4, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Volunteers needed for help with photo sign-ups!*

Do you ever see people and wonder what their names are? Are you a new member and wish you had something to help you put names with faces? Help is on the way! We are producing a new pictorial directory!

There is no cost for the directory. Each participating family will receive a complimentary 8×10 portrait, a directory and have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends. Sign-up after services on Sundays, or by visiting this link, to schedule your photography appointment online.

*Volunteers are needed to help make our directory a success. If you are willing to help with our photography sign-ups, or serve as a host or hostess during the photography sessions, contact Nancy Wegge at photodirectory@incarnationsantarosa.org, or call the church office. This will be a fun project, a great way to meet more people in our parish, and does not require a long-term commitment.

Preparing for Lent: Counting the Days

A Creative Retreat with Lisa Thorpe
February 25, 2017 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Adults and teens. $35 includes lunch and all materials needed to make 40 Lenten cards.

During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference.

-Pope Francis
(from Pope Francis’s Twitter feed)

The three traditional practices to be taken up with renewed vigor during Lent are Prayer (justice towards God), Fasting (justice towards self), and Alms Giving (justice towards neighbors).

Join artist and teacher Lisa Thorpe in a day of meditation, movement, writing and making in preparation for Lent. We will reflect on the three practices and as Pope Francis suggests find ways to make that practice concrete. Each person will make a deck of 40 Lenten cards to count the days of Lent. Like its familiar counting cousin the Advent calendar, these cards will mark the 40 days of Lent. Instead of the candy or treats of the Advent calendar your Lenten cards will challenge you each day to make the three practice of Lent concrete.

This workshop is for all; no art experience is necessary, just an open heart and mind. Our 40 Lenten cards will be made as torn paper collage, an accessible technique that is designed for all levels, from those with art-phobia to those art-phenoms in our midst. Come and enjoy!

What to bring: You don’t have to bring anything. Everything will be provided to make 40 Lenten cards. However, if you would like to bring old letters, journal pages, magazine pictures, or special art papers to use on your collage cards, please feel free.

To register online, please click here. Deadline to register is February 20, 2017.

Lisa Thorpe is the Artist in Residence at The Bishop’s Ranch Retreat Center outside of Healdsburg. She has been making art and teaching to all ages for 30 years and loves merging art, spirit and community! Find out more about Lisa at her website http://lisathorpe.com or blog https://lisathorpeartist.wordpress.com/

Living Compass Lenten Series

Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind
March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lent is a time for introspection and self-reflection, a time to become intentional about listening more deeply to God, ourselves, and others. As we make this turn inward and commit to listening with more intention, we typically become intentional about changing the routine and rhythm of our daily lives. We may choose to take on a certain practice or habit. We may also choose to give something up. Join us for the journey.

To reserve a spot, contact Daphne dvernon@incarnationsantarosa.org.

Incarnation 100

June 10, 2017

The third annual Incarnation 100 bicycle ride will take place on June 10, 2017, with a new chair, Kristi Hruzewicz.

Kristi provided invaluable guidance and hands-on work behind the scenes of our first two very successful years. She has a strong background in leading fundraising events, including seven years with a highly successful Bay Area bike ride for disabled services. (more…)