Quarterly Stewardship Talks
We try to remember all year to give generously of our time, our talents, and our treasure.† Once a quarter, a volunteer shares with the congregation why they give.† These stories are heartwarming and inspirational.††
Annual Pledge Drive
Once a year we ask folks to make a financial pledge to Godís work in this place.† We also ask folks to commit to serving God with their time and talents.
When the 10:30 service ends, our counters spring into action, tallying the dayís offering and preparing it for deposit.† They make sure that no monies are ever left in the church.
Thereís always something going on at Incarnation, as we seek to love one another as Christ loved us.
Buildings and Grounds
Several times a year we come together to work on our buildings and grounds.† We trim the shrubs and weed the flower beds; we scrub the pews and wash the windows; we even do some painting!†
Sunday Adult Education
Each Sunday morning at 9:30 we gather to question and discuss and pray together.† Our topic varies by the season - sometimes we study Best-Loved Bible Stories, sometimes we explore the basics of the Episcopal Church, and sometimes we begin with videos or books and seek what scripture has to say about their messages.† Classes are fun and interactive, and theyíre designed so you can jump in at any point without being lost.† Come explore with us!
Education for Ministry
This in-depth theological study is a four-year course from the seminary at Sewanee.† We meet Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm for discussion and reflection.† Hereís our class schedule.† Interested in joining the group?† Download the registration forms for new students here.† New students join the group each fall.
Evangelism and Outreach
Matthew 25 tells us to care for those in need, and at Incarnation weíre always looking for new ways to care for our neighbors.†
We keep three raised beds full of fresh produce so we can give it away to the needy.
Bread from Heaven
On the third Saturday of each month we shower folks with fresh, nutritious food and with Godís love.† We partner with a variety of other churches, farmersí markets, and corporations to gather food, some of which we can or freeze to preserve.† Then we distribute it to the needy in Cherokee County in a way that shows our hungry friends the respect and love they deserve.† Find out more about Bread from Heaven here.
At Christmas we shower our adopted families with Christís love in the form of food, toys, and clothing.† You should see the joy in the faces of parents who know that their children will have a wonderful Christmas after all.
When a disaster hits, we join with other Episcopal churches in the Piedmont Convocation to help those whose homes and businesses have been destroyed.
First Sunday Breakfast
The men of the church cook breakfast on the first Sunday of each month.† They fix everything from homemade buttermilk waffles to eggs Benedict.† Itís always a feast!†† And men are always welcome to help cook, set up, and clean up.
Each Sunday a volunteer provides snacks and makes coffee which we enjoy as we chat together after each service.
We celebrate the Resurrection with a covered dish meal together after the service.† The little ones hunt for Easter eggs while the adults enjoy the day.
Advent and Lenten Suppers
We begin our Wednesday evening Advent and Lenten programs with a simple supper of soup, salad, and bread.† Volunteers provide the food, which is always delicious!
Incarnation is famous for our oyster roasts.† The men steam oysters, boil shrimp, fry fresh-caught fish, and prepare all the fixins for the feast.† People come from all over to join us as we celebrate Mardi Gras on the last Saturday before Lent begins.
We love to eat together, and supper clubs give us a chance to gather in smaller groups for meals.† We meet once a month or so in one anotherís homes to talk and laugh and have a wonderful meal.
Our pastoral care team makes sure each person receives a card from the church for their birthday and anniversary.† And the team reaches out to those in need of a little extra cheer with cards as well.
Daughters of the King
Incarnation has an active chapter of this national organization of women dedicated to the ministry of prayer.† Members pledge to pray daily for needs in our church, our community, and the world.†
Meals in times of crisis
When thereís a birth or a death or some other need, we have a team of volunteers ready to spring into action to provide delicious meals served with love.