Join us this morning for our pancake fundraiser (supports the Youth Mission Trip). We will see you in Farlander after the 8:00 and 9:15 services.
SUPER SUNDAY TODAY AT HEAVENLY TREASURES
Heavenly Treasures Thrift and Gift is celebrating Fall’s arrival with a special sale today! Stroll over after services and you’ll find a bargain wonderland.
Get in the mood for Fall with Halloween costumes, accessories, and decor. We have lots of vintage items, as well as brand-new and gently worn designer items. Don’t pass up our brand-new, environmentally friendly and 100% natural line of earrings. Of course, we have a great selection of books, shoes, household items, and perhaps even a bona fide treasure or two — all at bargain basement prices.
We’re open until 1 p.m., so come on over after you feast on pancakes and find YOUR treasures!
Raffle Tickets! The Guild of the Incarnation is now in the latter stages of planning and preparing for our annual Holiday Bazaar for Nov. 19th and 20th – We are now selling RAFFLE TICKETS at each coffee hour. This year our prizes are a hand-made Tree Skirt and Stocking or a week stay at the Olympic Village at Tahoe.
Tickets are available from Guild members for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 after Sunday services.
The Men’s Group will meet this Wednesday, October 12th, at 7:00 pm in the church. Our group explores the challenges men face in living their lives of faith in a safe, intimate environment. This is a time of support, friendship and fellowship. All men are welcome and we hope to see you there. If you have any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-703-4162.
The October group practice session for Prayer of the Heart is Wednesday, October 12, in the Clergy Conference Room, from 7:15 – 8:45 pm. All are welcome who wish to practice the Prayer of the heart (The Jesus Prayer) in a group setting. Questions? Need more info? Call Lisa, 707-527-9549.
The next Twilight Pipe Organ Mini Recital will be on Friday, October 14th, 6:00 pm here at Incarnation. Featured musicians will be Janis Wilson, organist, and two trumpet players, Tom Hyde and David Lindgren, playing a selection of pieces for TRUMPET AND ORGAN. Following the recital, those who would like are invited to join the artists in a no-host dinner at a local restaurant. A free will offering is asked to cover costs and to support the purchase of the last stop on the Incarnation organ… a 32′ pedal stop. Please contact Harold Julander for further information at 707-694-1896 (cell) for further information.
The Evening Women’s Gathering will meet on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:15 pm at the home of Martie Adams. All women are welcome to join us. We are a supportive group providing a place to share our lives and our spiritual journeys with each other, building friendships as we go. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Wiuff at 837-8768.
Incarnation’s NBSC leadership team invites all Incarnation members to join us for this important event. We will be forming a car pool to attend – please email Carla Baldassari if you’d like to join us: email@example.com.
Community Economic Conference
“Reclaiming Our Citizenship:
Taking Responsibility for the Common Good”
Sunday, October 23, 2011 – 1:30pm to 6:00pm
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Come hear what local communities and congregations are doing across the Bay Area and Northern California, and engage with others to build the capacity to act locally and regionally for long-term sustainable action in the public square.
Special guests include Steve Levy with the Center for the Continued Study of the California Economy; Dr. Dowell Myers, author of Immigrants and Boomers from the Univ. of Southern California; Joe Mathews, co-author of California Crack-Up: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It; Ernesto Cortes, Jr., national co-director of the Industrial Areas Foundation.
The Incarnation NBSC Leadership Team is having a second round of Incarnation Conversations beginning on Sunday, October 30th after each of the services. We will meet in small groups in Farlander Hall. There will be sign ups at a table located just outside the bookstore beginning on Sunday, October 2nd. You can sign up for the Farlander conversations or to attend one at someone’s home after the 30th. An email to that effect went out on October 1st. If you did not receive it, check with Claire in the Church Office (579-2604 ext. 104).
We look forward to another round of conversations where we can deepen our relationships and meet new friends.
Halloween is creepin’ up on us!
Get ready for the All Parish party:
Friday, October 28th
from 4:30-7:00 pm
Bring a pumpkin to carve
Fun and food provided
Bring all your friends!
Anyone interested in learning what our NBSC research team has been learning about the state of public schools in Sonoma County is invited to attend the next meeting of the team:
Sonoma County Conversation on Education
Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00pm
Congregation Beth Ami in Santa Rosa.
Bits and Pieces Needed: If you have Scrabble, Checkers, Backgammon, dice, Domino’s, Rummy Cube pieces or any other game pieces you no longer want, PLEASE add them to the basket in Farlander Hall. Also need any size shells, silverware including serving pieces, keys, bottle openers & all metal wine openers. Beads and jewelry (broken or not) are always needed. Thanks to everyone who has already contributed. We are repurposing items and have lots of great things already made to sell at the Guild Bazaar in November. If you can help please stop by Wednesdays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. We also have projects you can work on from home.
Come to the Cabaret! The St. Cecilia Choir is preparing for the annual Cabaret fundraiser that helps to defray the cost of the Good Friday orchestra. Join us on Sunday evening, November 13th. The choir will prepare savories and sweets, and wine and other beverages will be served, while you sit back and enjoy the show. There will be music from theater, jazz, and a few special guests! It promises to be a wonderful night …. tickets will be available soon from Carol Menke or Barbara Avery.
Office Volunteers Needed! We are coming up on one of the busiest times of the year, and need some extra help in the office. We’re open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 am to noon on Friday. Shifts are from 9 to 12:30, and 12:30 to 4. We will especially be needing some help on Thursday mornings. We need some other friendly folks to step in! If you’re interested, please contact Claire in the Church Office (707-579-2604 ext. 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Scarf Project: Thank you all for your contributions to The Scarf Project. Knitters and crocheters have been hard at work thorough the summer and we have nearly reached our goal! The scarves are soft, colorful, and beautiful! But your contributions are still welcome! Scarves should be in darkish colors (no solid red or blue,) 7 to 10 inches wide, and about 55 inches long. Plain knitting or crocheting is fine, although patterns are welcome. I hope to collect all the scarves by December 1, 2011. So if you would like to knit or crochet a scarf for a homeless client of the Open Table Sunday morning Ministry, please contact me, Debora Leitner (523-1536).
Create your own Small Group. Did you know that we have over 18 small groups here at our church? There is always room for one more. If you have an idea for a small group or have been thinking “wouldn’t it be great to share my joy for (fill in the blank) with others”, then consider starting your own small group. On the Small Group table in Farlander Hall is a flyer with information for anyone who is interested in creating their own Small Group. If you would like to share and discuss your idea with me, call me at 707-703-4162. Or email me (Mitch Garcia) at email@example.com.
New to Incarnation or have been thinking about joining a small group?Are you looking for a way to connect with others?Then check out our small groups. Small Groups span a wide area of interest. We offer Care + Support groups, Study + Reflection groups, Topics + Interest groups, and Prayer + Contemplative groups. To learn more about each one go to our website and explore the possibilities! If you have a desire to form a small group, I would love to hear from you. You can call me (Mitch Garcia) at 707-703-4162 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case of the Missing Kitchen Towels… Sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery! There are several kitchen angels that take them home each week, wash them and bring them back. However, we are running low. If you are a treasured kitchen angel, it’s helpful to bring them back as soon as possible. Drying the dishes, pots and pans with paper towels is difficult and expensive. If you have any dish towels you can spare, please leave them by the kitchen phone. Not to mind a friendly stain or two.
Youth Group News
Did you know we have 25+ members in youth group? We do and we meet every Sunday in the youth room. We are making big plans for the year. We’ll keep you posted!
In Sonoma County, it is estimated that 12,565 persons become homeless annually.
That’s more than the populations of the cities of Healdsburg (pop. 11,254), Sonoma (pop. 9,500), Sebastopol (pop. 7,800), or Cotati (pop. 6,700).
Incarnation’s Open Table breakfast feeds over 100 homeless people every Sunday. Now through October your contribution to the Open Table ministry will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to a donation of up to $5,000 in matching funds.
To donate: Make checks payable to “Church of the Incarnation” with “Open Table” in the memo line, or put cash donations in our red donation box in Farlander Hall.