Back in 2015, our Stewardship Committee sought to create an annual event to draw the public to our campus and raise funds for outreach. We organized a bike ride, Incarnation 100: A Benefit for Homeless Services.
Each year, over 200 cyclists from near and far pay a fee to ride 100, 65, 45, or 30-mile routes through beautiful Sonoma County. The ride begins with the Blessing of the Bikes and ends with a sumptuous feast back in Incarnation's courtyard.
Since that first ride in 2015, about $15,000 each year has been distributed to three outreach ministries: Sunday Open Table, St. Andrew’s Food Program, and The Living Room. Most fulfilling has been how this event draws together over 150 parish volunteers each year, creating community across those who attend different services and might not otherwise know each other.