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Our care for those who have lost so much in the fires:

An update on our efforts at Church of the Incarnation

By the Rev. Jim Richardson, priest-in-charge

We have experienced an amazing outpouring of generosity since the October fires that killed more than 40 people and destroyed more than 9,000 structures in our region. In our parish, we know of 11 families who have lost homes (and we are protecting their privacy).

To date we have collected more than $80,000 for our fire relief efforts. We are exceedingly grateful for your contributions. Most of these donations have come from outside parish, including from a family foundation that has given us an unsolicited grant of $10,000. We also collected more than $2,700 at a recent fire relief concert we hosted in the church. (more…)

Bishop Search Listening Events

February 10, 17, 24, March 10

All are invited. Please join us and let your voice be heard!

The Search Committee has set up times to hear publicly from people in the Diocese. Called Listening Events, these Saturday gatherings will be held at four locations and are open to all in our diocesan community. You are also welcome to attend more than one of these events. The discussions will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend the Listening Events. Please use this link to fill out a registration form, so that we can plan appropriately.

Click Here For Online Registration Form

The format will be round-table discussions based on a set of predetermined questions. The responses to these questions will inform the writing of the diocesan profile. There will be opportunities for lay and clergy attendees to discuss with each other and separately the gifts, strengths and challenges in our diocese. Attendees will also discuss their ideas about what we need to look for in our next bishop. The Search Committee wants to hear what you have to say!

RED BLUFF – February 17: St. Peter’s, 510 Jefferson St.
ARCATA – February 24: St. Alban’s, 1675 Chester Ave.
ROSEVILLE – March 10: St. John’s, 2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd. (more…)

Free Trauma Release Workshops & Treatments

February 19, 2018 – 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.

TRE® (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises)

Back by popular demand Dr. Arlene Dijamco will teach a series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma that encourage the body to return back to a state of balance. Sessions will be one hour long and will be taught so you will be able to continue the exercises at home. Booklet provided. Special session for families with children at 2 p.m.

Rainbow Workshop for Children – 3 p.m.

Deborah Craydon of will lead a rainbow drawing and colored light elixir healing play session for children and their loved ones.

Reiki and Sound Healing Treatments – 1 hour

Pete DeLaurentis will give individual treatments balancing the light of your energy field and relieving stress. This gentle approach includes mind-body techniques, positive intentions, and sound healing.

Workshops will be held at the Church of the Incarnation, 636 Cherry Street, Santa Rosa, CA.

To book,  please call  707-849-2702

Living Compass Lenten Series

Tuesdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 – 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Lent is a time for introspection and self-reflection, a time to reflect on the core of what it means to live a Christian life. And there is nothing more central to that life than loving—loving with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. For people of faith, love is not an abstract or feel-good concept, but an urgent call to radically incarnate love in how we relate to God, our neighbor, and ourselves.

For more information, contact Daphne Vernon at

Organ Concert & Workshop


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

By Rising Star Recitalist, Jillian Gardner

Workshop: 4 p.m. – Wellness for Organists
Concert: 7 p.m. – Bach, Vierne, Duruflé

Church of the Incarnation
550 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Events are Free – Good-will offering collected to defray expenses

Presented by Numina and Redwood Empire AGO

Good Friday Concert

March 30, 2018 – 8:00 p.m.

Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem

Our annual Good Friday concert will be presented at 8:00 p.m. on March 30, 2018. This year we will sing Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.

The Requiem was published in 1948 and is considered a modern “sequel” to Fauré’s Requiem – it uses much the same texts. At the time he was commissioned to write the Requiem, he was working on an organ suite using themes from Gregorian Chant, specifically the Gregorian “Mass for the Dead” – nearly all the thematic material in the Requiem comes from chant. The music “swims in a luxuriant harmonic bath” that combines elements of Debussy, Fauré, and Messiaen.

Duruflé produced three versions of this elegant piece:

1) choir, full orchestra and organ
2) choir and organ only
3) choir and a reduced (chamber) orchestra and organ.

The St. Cecilia Choir and Cantiamo Sonoma will join forces with Robert Young to perform the version for choir and organ. Soloists will be Carol Menke, soprano and Thomas Hart, baritone.

Tickets are $25 for Preferred, $20 General, and they can be purchased from any St. Cecilia choir member, or by calling the church office at 579-2604.

Intergenerational Mission Trip to Nicaragua, partnering with the CDCA

July 21-28, 2018

This year the youth will go on a Mission Trip to Nicaragua. We will spend the week learning about the culture and Nicaragua’s history as well as working in the community on a new health clinic. This year we are inviting adults from Incarnation to join us for an intergenerational mission trip experience. Individual cost for non-youth group members is $1200 per person. Youth group members will pay $525 per person and will fundraise $675 for each youth group member.

The Center for Development in Central America (CDCA) is a project of the Jubilee House Community, Inc. (JHC), a non-profit organization. It has 501(c)(3) status in the U.S. and International Mission status in Nicaragua. (more…)

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.