A Message from Your Stewardship Committee

As summer begins it transition into fall, we once again start a search for a new rector.  Despite some recent setbacks, we move forward with hope and faith, knowing that God will be with us. Our mission has not changed: “The Church of the Incarnation exist to proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through worship, love, and service…”  To fulfill our mission, we are called to give from our abundance. Our giving is a reflection of our relationship to God, and an intention of our commitment to discipleship.

Many if not most of the parish already participate through their time, talent, and treasure to various community organizations — this is a vital contribution that the Church of the Incarnation supports as well. In your stewardship packet is a listing of these organizations and opportunities for participation.

We appreciate your generosity in 2017, and we hope you prayerfully consider your giving in 2018.

Gratefully,

The Stewardship Committee.

 

Stewardship 2018 – The Cheerful Giver

In the beginning God created us to be stewards of creation. Genesis tells us that we are to tend God’s garden as faithful tenants, not as owners.

Faithful Christian Stewardship is a gift to help us maintain this proper relationship with our Creator, and, in so doing, live a good and holy life. It is so much more than funding a budget or “paying our fair share.” Stewardship is at the heart of our very being.

God wants and expects a significant portion of all that we have been given: our Time, which is in God’s hand; our Talents, which are God’s gifts, and our Treasure, which ultimately belongs to God.

The programs and ministries of the Church of the Incarnation are all intended to make us better disciples of Jesus Christ. You are invited to enter in with a whole heart. There is no better place to begin or continue than an intentional life of stewardship. View the ministries, worship and education offerings and stewardship opportunities set out on our web site. Let us know how we can help.

Bell Tower Endowment

The Bell Tower Endowment (BTE) is an enduring legacy that provides funds for maintenance and capital improvements for our historic church and grounds for perpetuity. The BTE funds are kept separate from the church operating accounts. The principal continues to increase with good management and by regular additions through donations and bequests.

The monies contributed to BTE have been used for drainage around the chapel, new gutters on the chapel, computers, a new sound system, new lights in the Nave, painting the bell tower, air handlers on the roof, wireless microphones, roof repairs, etc.

Contributions to the Bell Tower Endowment (BTE) may be given in honor or memory of loved ones, for a birthday gift or just because!

Your gift will continue to grow and grace others long after you’ve gone. If you are interested in learning more about the Bell Tower Endowment, please contact Anne Jones at 770-262-2657.

BTE Board:

President: Anne Jones
VP for Donor Relations: Frank Langford
VP for Finance:  Michael Crosby
Secretary: Carol Lucas

Coming Soon

We know people often like to honor the memories or contribute to funds that speak specifically to the passions or interests of themselves or their loved ones. To provide you with giving and contribution options, we are establishing other Endowments, including a Music Endowment and an Outreach Endowment. Watch this space for more information in the coming months.