MUSIC PROGRAM

Music is vital to our worship at Church of the Incarnation and there are lots of ways to get involved!

Adult Choir

Each week, we as a parish family gather together for a special time of worship. One important component of our worship experience is delivered through music. Our adult choir leads the congregation in selections stemming from musical traditions such as African-American spirituals, plainsong chants, and other cherished hymns. We invite those with a willing spirit and desire to serve to join our choir. Weekly rehearsals are held from September through June on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Throughout the entire year, the choir has a short warm-up rehearsal beginning at 9:00 am on Sundays.

Instrumentalists are also encouraged to share their talents during our weekly services. If you would like to offer your musical gifts at Incarnation, please contact our music director.

We offer many opportunities for everyone to share of their time and talents through our varied ministries. Some of our most popular are listed below. Take a look at what goes on inside and outside of our church. Ministries build lasting friendships and come in many shapes and forms.

 

FELLOWSHIP

A variety of Fellowship gatherings abound! We enjoy building friendships through the year!

  • Each Sunday after worship, Coffee Hour allows us to enjoy each other in a relaxed and welcoming time of fellowship.

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is a festive and delicious way of announcing the beginning of the Lenten journey.

  • A Spring Fellowship Event is a great opportunity for warmth and hospitality. This varies but has included a High Tea, Spring Brunch or Kentucky Derby Party

  • During our Picnic and Outdoor Eucharist in June we celebrate our youth and the beginning of Summer.

  • A Welcome Back Potluck is held in late August or early September.

 

FUNDRAISING

Fundraising projects allow us to enhance our youth activities and outreach programs. Events vary from an evening of Designer Bag Bingo to a popular (homemade and gourmet) Cookie Sale before Christmas. And, of course, Festivals in the Spring and Fall. New events are added each year.

 

OUTREACH Loving our neighbors, near and far

 

FOOD INSECURITY OUTREACH

According to the Hunger and Nutrition Coalition of Bucks County, more than 57,000 people are food insecure in Bucks County. More than half of those make too much money to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), relying on local pantries and programs to get the food they need. Incarnation wants to help and has begun a Food Insecurity Outreach Program which will provide donated food to local food pantries. Here's how you can help:

  • When grocery shopping, pick up an item or two to donate.

  • Please remember to donate healthy, non-perishable items that have a long shelf life.

  • Volunteer once a month to deliver food to local food pantries.

  • Pass the word to neighbors that they can also help with this outreach program by dropping food off in the brown bin outside of the church.

If you know of someone who is in need of healthy food for their family, please log on to http://www.bcoc.org/i-need-help-with/food-2/fresh-connect/.

 

Caring for Friends

- a non-profit group that delivers packed meals to the needy homebound. Inspired volunteers from about 250 community and faith organizations prepare thousands of meals a week. Incarnation has been involved for more than 15 years. Our 'record' is 665 meals, packed one very hot July day!

On the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month, we prepare and pack the meals. Entrees, fruits, vegetables are dished into aluminum trays, covered with foil and sent to the warehouse along with bread and dessert.

We also support Back-to-School & Christmas giving to:

  • Salvation Army

  • Red Cross Homeless Shelter

  • Seaman's Church Institute

 

PRAYER SHAWLS

Lovingly created by members, blessed during worship and given to those in need of comfort and healing. Our shawls travel far and wide, bringing God's love into many homes.

PASTORAL VISITS & HOME COMMUNIONS

We strive to maintain a connection to all members of our worshipping community.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Sunday

9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer & Holy Eucharist (Rite II) twice per month

SUNDAY SCHOOL from September-mid June begins at 9:45 a.m.

  • Coffee Hour following 9:00 service

Childcare available during 9:00 service



Parish Activities

Wednesday
7:00 pm - Caring for Friends
(Wednesday night before packing day)

Thursday
9:00 am - Caring for Friends
(3rd Thursday of Month)