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Fire relief fund update

From Pastor Jim Richardson

We are experiencing an amazing outpouring of generosity in the aftermath of the recent wildfires. With the smoke clearing, we are focusing on distributing grants to those who are the most vulnerable, especially children, and those already living on the low end of the economic ladder with few resources. We will be working with service partners with whom we have worked closely in the past.

We are also discussing how to involve the parish directly in assisting families and kids who have lost homes and livelihoods in the fires. We are encouraging in-kind donations of gently used household items (like kitchen gear but not clothes) in partnership with Sonoma County Recovers. We don’t have the capacity to store items, so please give items directly to that organization by accessing its website at Sonoma County Recovers is also assisting fire victims with finding rentals.

The needs in our region are huge, and recovery will take years. You can still donate to our fire relief fund by making a check payable to Church of the Incarnation, with “fire relief” noted on the check, or by giving through our on-line link above.

Thank you so much for all of your support, prayers and generosity during this crisis!

Thanksgiving Day – special worship service

November 23, 2017, 10 a.m.

Put your turkey in the oven, and then come join us for a special worship service on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, at 10 a.m.

The service will be relatively brief, with hymns, prayers, a homily by Pastor Jim, and Holy Eucharist – and something more. Please bring the bread and wine you will serve at your Thanksgiving table, and we will have a special blessing for these items before you take them home.

The word “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving” so what better day to come to church to give thanks for all of the blessings we enjoy!

Beauty from the Ashes: A Benefit for the Victims of the Sonoma Fires

Saturday, November 25, 4 p.m. – Church of the Incarnation
Sunday, November 26, 4 p.m. – Petaluma Historical Library and Museum

Beauty From the Ashes: Songs, Stories and Poems of Love, Loss and Hope
A Benefit for Victims of the Sonoma Fires

Kayleen Asbo, story and piano
Bonnie Brooks, vocals
Larry Robinson, poetry recitation

Music of Händel, Schumann, Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Samuel Barber, Loreena McKennitt, Leonard Cohen, and John Lennon.

Poetry of Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Nepo and Ellen Bass.

Saturday, November 25, 4 p.m.
Church of the Incarnation
550 Mendocino, Santa Rosa

Sunday, November 26, 4 p.m.
Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
20 Fourth Street, Petaluma

$25 suggested donation, but all fire victims welcomed free of charge.

The Church of the Incarnation fire relief fund is focusing on assisting those who are the most vulnerable, especially children, renters, those who have lost income, and those already living on the low end of the economic ladder with few resources.

Living Compass Advent Series

Tuesdays – November 28, December 5, 12, 19 – 10-11:30 a.m.

The seasons of Advent and Christmas are filled with the presence of wonder, if only we remember to pause and open ourselves to receiving this gift. Practicing Wonder With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind is a timely resource to help remind each of us to take time to discover how the gifts of wonder might be born in us yet again this year.

Join us Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. for group study in Room 3, as the Living Compass guide provides a foundation for seeking a deeper experience of the Advent season, an experience that will help prepare us for the true meaning of Christmas.

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Daphne Vernon

Advent Festival

December 3, 2017 – after the 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services

Join us for an Advent Festival on Sunday, December 3, 2017, in Farlander Hall, immediately following the 9:15 and 11:15 services. We’ll make Advent wreaths (please see reservation form in your bulletin), decorate Christmas cookies and our Christmas tree, do crafts, and have a Christmas gifts sale.

We usually hold this event in the evening, but to allow more people to join us, we’re having it after Sunday services. So, all you have to do is walk out of the service and into Farlander Hall, and join us for a beautiful way to usher in the season of Advent!

This is a Mission trip fundraiser. For more information, contact Daphne Vernon.

All Souls Yoga

Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., beginning November 7, 2017

Sanctuary, Church of the Incarnation

Classes will be taught by Michaela Codding. Michaela has been teaching yoga for 10 years and teaches classes which are accessible to all, regardless of experience or fitness level.

Yoga is a powerful tool we can access anytime, anywhere. Yoga teaches us to be able to breathe in challenging times, to be aware of the busyness of our minds and the ability to re-focus from fear and discomfort toward gratitude and optimism.

Tuesday evening classes will be beginner-friendly, focusing on breath, stilling the mind and letting go of the busyness of our day. It will combine strength and ease in the physical practice and give time for reflection and meditation.

Class offered in the Sanctuary, bring your yoga mat.

Free will donation suggested $10.00

Click here for more information about Michaela Codding.

Who We Are

The Church of the Incarnation is an inclusive community of faith, following Jesus Christ as a parish of The Episcopal Church. We are a downtown urban church. We recognize that Christ has no body now on earth but ours, and we are committed to carrying out Christ’s charge to love one another through service, worship and prayer. Our abiding values are those expressed in our Baptismal Covenant with Jesus Christ, and those values guide us in our life of faith.

We believe that Christ calls us to strive for justice and peace among all people while respecting the dignity of every human being. While we are partners in God’s work throughout the world, we are called in particular to respond to the needs for both bodily and spiritual nourishment of the community where we live, work, and worship.

The Episcopal Church is a member of the global Anglican Communion which has a common root in the Church of England. Anglican churches follow a middle path between the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant denominations. The Episcopal Church includes diocese in the United States, Mexico, Central America, Ecuador and Taiwan.