Evangelism & Welcoming Ministries

Welcome Committee

The members of the Welcome Committee think Incarnation is a wonderful place to be, and are committed to making sure newcomers agree!

We want to make sure each newcomer is greeted warmly, receives a gift bag, and is given information about Incarnation. We reach out to newcomers and get to know them, in order to help incorporate them into the life and work of the church, and to connect newer and older parishioners. Incarnation is a very active and alive parish, and it can be confusing for newcomers with so many ministry and educational offerings, to know what to do or whom to speak to about an interest.

Twice a year the Committee throws a party for newcomers, so they can get to know the Clergy, ministry leaders, vestry members, and others at Incarnation.


Ushers welcome and assist parishioners and visitors at church services and special events. They organize the assistance of volunteers as needed. They collect offerings and maintain the security of offerings. They ensure the cleanliness of the church after each service. Dignity, friendliness, knowledge of church facilities, and attention to the needs of the worship leader and congregation characterize our ushers. Ushers serve on a rotating basis.

Anyone interested in becoming an usher, please contact Jim Furness at ushers@nullIncarnationSantaRosa.org.


Greeters serve at each worship service with the ushers to give newcomers a warm welcome to the parish.