Upcoming Events

Fall Adult Course: Explore your faith

Beginning October 2 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This fall, we will be offering a course for adults seeking baptism, confirmation and/or official membership in the Episcopal Church. We have had to change the dates because of the Bishop’s schedule. The course will begin on October 2, and culminates with sacramental rites with Bishop Barry Beisner on November 19.

Questions we will explore: What is prayer? Does God listen? How do we read Bible in the context of our own life and times? Can we make this ancient religion relevant to our own life and times? And where does the Episcopal Church fit into the larger Christian movement? We will structure our conversations around the baptismal covenant. The course will be led by Pastor Jim on Monday evenings beginning Monday, October 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The class is open to anyone who wants to explore faith issues more deeply, not just those seeking confirmation.

If you have any questions, please talk to Pastor Jim or email him at RevJimR@incarnationsantarosa.org.

To sign up please email alison@incarnationsantarosa.org or call the office: 707-579-2604.

All Souls Day Creative Retreat – with Lisa Thorpe

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,” my mother explained shortly before she left me. “If you can remember me, I will be with you always.”

-Isabel Allende, Eva Luna

The urge to honor and remember is long and strong in the human spiritual story. From the ancient traditions of Hindu home shrines to Eastern Orthodox icons to Dia de los Muertos altars of Mexico, people through time and place and religion have created structures and images to remember and honor those we love and revere. To create a piece of art dedicated to a person or idea is to take the time to absorb, observe and remember-to put that person or concept foremost in our hearts and minds.

Join artist and teacher Lisa Thorpe in a day of art and meditation and community building. The morning will be filled with story telling of saints old and new. After a lunch break the making begins! Each person will make a decorative icon on a wooden plaque. Lisa will bring images of saints to use or you can bring photos of someone who has passed that you would like to honor.

To complete the day together we will assemble a beautiful Dia de los Muertos altar in the church to share with the whole Incarnation community.

Adults and teens
$35.00 – Includes all the materials needed to make one icon
Bring a sack lunch

Click here to register

Registration closes October 26, 2017. Space is limited; don’t wait to register!

What to bring:

You don’t have to bring anything. Everything will be provided to make one saint icon. However, if you would like to honor someone important to you—be they famous, family or friend—you are welcome to bring a photo or printed image. The boards we are using are 6×8 inches so you will want your image to be smaller than that to fit on the board and leave room for embellishment. Don’t bring anything you aren’t willing to glue down.

You may bring flowers to put on our altar. Marigolds are traditional but any would be nice.

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 and her blog:


Trunk or Treating – Save the Date!

Sunday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Trunk or Treating provides a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience for kids. You will park your vehicle in our parking lot, decorate the trunk, set out your candy, and kids will go car-to-car to collect their treats. Invite all your friends, grandchildren, and friends of friends to join us in decorating our cars and trick or treating. Don’t forget your camera!

We have at least 25 parking spaces, so sign up for a space soon. For more information and to sign up for a parking spot, please contact Daphne Vernon, Children and Youth Program Coordinator, at dvernon@incarnationsantarosa.org.