Get Involved

Connect, commune and contribute

There are a number of ways to get involved at Incarnation. Whether it is a group that meets monthly, a committee that meets quarterly, or a seasonal event—there is something for you. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you would like to learn more about these opportunities; we can work together to find the volunteer commitment that suits your needs and makes use of your gifts.

To make a special donation of Flowers / Music on a specific Sunday or Holy Day, please contact the office at 212-689-6350 or by email at office@churchoftheincarnation.org.

20s / 30s

Incarnation’s 20s/30s Group gathers monthly during the program year (mid-September through mid-May) for fellowship, community service, and focus on spirituality. All young adults in their twenties or thirties are welcome.

This spring, Incarnation is happy to be partnering with Trinity Church Wall Street on a four-part Young Adults Speaker Series entitled Monastic Meditations and Contemporary Christian Practice. This series is open to all 20s/30s in the diocese. Contact the Rev. Rik Pike for further details, including a list of speakers and a Zoom registration link for the entire four-month series.

For more information and to join our 20s/30s email distribution list, contact the Rev. Rik Pike, Interim Associate, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

Altar Guild

Behind the scenes, the Altar Guild prepares the Lord’s Table for every worship service and ensures that the linens and Communion vessels are maintained in pristine condition. New members are appointed by the clergy and trained by veteran members of the Guild.

For more information, contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Interim Priest in Charge, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

 

Building Committee

Incarnation’s landmark buildings are treasures that require consistent maintenance and repair. The Building Committee oversees this work and is a particularly appropriate ministry for those with knowledge or skills in construction, architecture, engineering and design.

For more information, contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Interim Priest in Charge, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

Family Ministries

Children are welcome at all parish events, including worship as well as programs geared toward their spiritual nurture and development.

Our offerings for children and families run from mid-September through mid-June. 

In light of COVID-19, we have moved all offerings for children and families online.

Children’s Chapel

This offering takes place on Zoom each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. for our younger members and their families. We are utilizing a new curriculum called Storymakers NYC, and this 30 minute chapel gathering is informal, informative and fun-filled. Our aim is to help families with younger children to wake up on the Sabbath with joy and expectation for the day ahead. Click here for our Children’s Chapel service bulletin.

Middle School Youth Group

Our middle schoolers meet on Zoom on Sunday afternoons from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. We use the Echo the Story curriculum – an innovative program that enlightens and enlivens the biblical narrative and its historical roots.

High School Youth Group

We have monthly opportunities for Incarnation high schoolers to gather for fellowship, service and learning. High schoolers are currently gathering on Zoom.

Christian Parenting Group

Parenthood is a constant spiritual journey and one we should never walk alone. The Christian Parenting Group meets monthly via Zoom for fellowship and spiritual formation.

For more information and to join our Family Ministries email distribution list, contact the Rev. Rik Pike, Interim Associate, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

And just so you know what we hope to resume in time…

Sunday Mornings (in non-COVID times)
  • On Sundays at 10:00 am, middle schoolers meet in the Parish House for their Sunday School program, Echo the Story.
  • During the Sunday 11:00 am service, children ages 3 to 10 are invited to Sunday School for Godly Play – a Montessori-based method of Biblical storytelling that allows children to wonder about the stories and respond to them with play or art. 
  • From 10:45 am to 12:45 pm, the nursery is available for younger children and is supervised by a professional attendant. During the summer Sunday-School hiatus, children of all ages are welcome in the nursery.
  • Acolyting. Children 10 and older are invited to serve as Acolytes during the 11:00 am service on a rotating basis.
Family Fridays (in non-COVID times)

Every other month, parents and children of all ages are invited to the Parish House for a pizza dinner, family-friendly service project, and group activity. Past activities have included bingo, movie nights, dance parties, games in the Assembly Hall, and a scavenger hunt in the church.

Christianity in the Workplace

Members of Incarnation occasionally speak to the parish about how their faith affects their professional life. Recent speakers have included actors, psychiatrists, and professors.

For more information, contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Interim Priest in Charge, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

Christmas Fair

The Incarnation Christmas Fair, held annually since 1942, is one of Murray Hill’s most anticipated events. Held on the first Saturday of December, the Fair includes a Silent Auction, a Christmas Boutique, a Café and Bake Sale, as well as the sale of lovely holiday gifts. The Fair also features crafts for children.

Parishioners are essential to the Fair’s success. Those interested can donate items for sale, solicit Silent Auction offerings, or volunteer for the event itself.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be having a Fair in 2020. Our 78th Christmas Fair will be held in 2021.

For more information Contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Interim Priest in Charge, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

Fall Parish Retreat

During the month of September, parishioners are invited to a weekend retreat at Incarnation Center in Ivoryton, Connecticut. Check out this photo album from the 2019 retreat! Contact the clergy for more information.

Please note that the 2021 retreat may be cancelled due to Covid-19.

For more information, contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Interim Priest in Charge, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

Hospitality

The warm greeting and invitation to Coffee Hour that first-time visitors receive is often the beginning of a lasting relationship with the church. While all members are encouraged to greet newcomers at Sunday services, Hospitality Committee volunteers prepare and host the Coffee Hour and provide refreshments on special occasions.

For more information, contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Interim Priest in Charge, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

Social Life Committee

The Social Life Committee coordinates parish social events. This includes annual events such as the Homecoming Brunch, Stewardship Dinner and Parish Christmas Party, as well as one-off events to foster fellowship in the parish community.

For more information, contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Interim Priest in Charge, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.​

Spiritual Development Committee

The Spiritual Development Committee was created following a recent renewal program at Incarnation. It purpose is to monitor the various efforts to foster spiritual growth in the parish (such as Spiritual Tips in the Sunday leaflet) as well as to suggest new programs and initiatives to deepen our religious life.

For more information, contact the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Interim Priest in Charge, or call the church office at 212-689-6350.

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