A Message from the Treasurer
Thoughts about ‘Our Church, Our Spiritual Home”
Some know the name Pliny the Elder from our hometown Russian River brew. But dear old Pliny is the one who first said “Home is where the heart is.” For me, that’s certainly true. I’ll raise my glass to Pliny’s wisdom.
Incarnation became our spiritual home 33 years ago, the mid-point of my 66 year life so far. Once we entered these welcoming doors, our very hearts were set to beat in unison with the life of this community.
For the many generations of faithful over the past 150 years, this Church of the Body of Christ has been the heart and soul of downtown Santa Rosa. And though prayer and worship form the foundation of our spiritual home, we’d not be here today without the vision of leaders, the sweat of volunteers, and the financial wherewithal to support our life together.Your pledge dollars keep our ministries alive. Each year, we ask you to determine a pledge which is meaningful to you. “Meaningful” is not merely a convenient number easy to remember and repeated over the years, but one which is determined as a known percentage of your income. Your percentage will change and hopefully increase over time, just like inflation; and as it grows, it grows even more meaningfully. Fellow parishioners who have taken to heart the exercise of “proportional giving” have enjoyed the vigor of flexing their number over the years from 3% to 4% and onward to 10%.
October 6, 2023