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. 

Sunday Mornings 
  • During the Sunday 11:00 am service, children ages 3 to 10 are invited to Sunday School. Younger children (pre-K to 2nd grade) meet for Godly Play. Older children (3rd to 5th grade) meet for Storymakers.
  • 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 any age are welcome in the nursery.
  • Acolyting. Children in middle school or high school are invited to serve as Acolytes during the 11:00 am service on a rotating basis.
Confirmation Class

Middle schoolers engage in a program of Christian education, community service, acolyting, and fellowship gatherings in preparation for the Sacramental Rite of Confirmation in late Spring.

High School Youth Group

We have monthly opportunities for Incarnation high schoolers to gather for fellowship, service and learning.

Christian Parenting Group

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

Family Fridays 

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 scavenger hunts in the church.

Our next Family Friday will take place at St. Vartan Park (near 35th St. and 1st. Ave.) on Friday, September 17, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 

For more information and to join our Family Ministries email distribution list, 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.

Racial Reconciliation Group

As Christians, our identity is rooted in love of neighbor and God’s call to justice in the midst of brokenness. Incarnation’s Racial Reconciliation Group is committed to creating sacred space where we can reflect, learn and have an ongoing conversation about systemic racism in our culture. This fall the Racial Reconciliation Group is inviting parishioners to participate in Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground is a prayerful resource that invites people to join a series of discussions, creating space for challenging, respectful and transformative dialogue on race and racism. Created by the Office of the Presiding Bishop, it invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story. 

Incarnation will offer this 10 session series once a month on a weekday evening beginning in October. We invite you to consider joining this series (encouraging participants to commit to some work outside of the discussions and also to commit to regular attendance). We will hold an introductory information session in September for those who would like to participate or are simply curious about this endeavor. Details on exact dates and time to come, but feel free to go ahead and register your interest by emailing the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser.

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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