2021 Pledge Drive
Giving is one of the most powerful spiritual practices in existence. It’s a statement of gratitude and trust in God.
At Incarnation we encourage all our members and friends to prayerfully choose a percentage of their income to give toward causes that serve God’s mission. We ask that part of that intentional giving be a pledge of financial support to the parish, both so that our leadership can plan ahead in making a budget, and as a tangible commitment to what God is doing here at Incarnation.
Almighty God, whose loving hand hath given us all that we possess:
Grant us grace that we may honor thee with our substance,
and, remembering the account which we must one day give,
may be faithful stewards of thy bounty,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
As I write this, Sonoma County is going through a
transformation: the smoke is being blown out; the numerous arms of the
Glass Incident Fire are winnowing down to a handful of remote hotspots;
the roads that were closed to allow first responders exclusive access
are reopening; and the RAIN is coming (thank God!).
I know from personal experience how otherworl…
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
We’ve never experienced being the church under these conditions before.
Our beloved church building has sat dormant for months, with no indoor services held since March.
We went without the Eucharist for six months before resuming once-monthly outdoor celebrations in September with Communio…Read More »
A Financial Review of 2020 from your Treasurer, David Jasper
2020 has been especially difficult in so many ways, which are addressed by others in these pages. My task here is to inform you how our church finances have played out so far this year.
Here’s 2020 in a nutshell:
- We started 2020 with an increase in our pledges of $35,000 (Thank you!), and a budgeted reduction of o…
Proportional Giving FAQs
with answers offered by Stephen Shaver+
What’s the purpose of proportional giving?
I believe giving away money is a profound spiritual practice. It’s a statement of gratitude and trust in God. It’s a way of cultivating generosity. When we give away money, we say at a very basic level that the universe is not just about me…Read More »