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Dear Friend in Christ,
Greetings! All parishioners at Church of the Incarnation are excited to join in a new partnership with a new rector, and invite you to share with us in transforming our challenges into blessings—moving into the future with hope and joy. Just as you are discerning this call, we also are discerning the best ways to be faithful stewards of all that God has given to us. Hopefully and prayerfully, we will meet on the same path and agree to move forward together.
The Church of the Incarnation is an inclusive community of faith, following Jesus Christ as a parish of The Episcopal Church in The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. We are an historic, downtown church in Santa Rosa, California, in the heart of stunning Sonoma County. We are a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming congregation with a strong emphasis on worship, music, and outreach. We are looking for a full-time rector who lives and loves the Episcopal tradition, liturgy, music, and is committed to reaching out to the community.
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 look forward to meeting you! To increase our understanding of our parish, we used a survey tool and held town hall meetings, all with high participation rates. This profile is a summary and outlines the results, notes the insights, and key goals. For information about our history, ministry descriptions, committee structure, and staffing, we invite you to explore our website.
We hope that you will get a comprehensive picture of who we are—our steadfast faith, our deep and abiding commitment to those in need, our love of music, and the prayerful sincerity we take in serving each other.
Our prayers are with you even as we pray for God to lead us both forward and inward towards the future.
In grateful faith and love,
The Church of the Incarnation Profile Committee
on behalf of the Vestry and our Parish