All’s Fair

The 72nd Annual Incarnation Christmas Fair will be held this Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM.

Seventy-two years of Fair is a lot. This event attracts more visitors and phone calls, not to mention money, than any other non-liturgical happening at Incarnation. Admittedly, it’s a sop to consumerism. It also produces much-needed revenue.

But the Fair has other advantages for our church. It gives us a chance to meet and greet many people we wouldn’t otherwise encounter because they don’t share our faith. It demonstrates to the surrounding world that we aren’t just a pile of expensively-repaired stones.

Above all, the gifts on sale are unsubtle reminders of the reason for the season: the Incarnation of the Son of God. The greatest gift of our God.

Which is why this isn’t a a holiday fair. It’s a Christmas Fair. —J. Douglas Ousley

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One Response to “All’s Fair”

  1. A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to J. Ousley, and all at Incarnation. (It is truly a relief to state it that way.)Saw the left-over sign for the 76th Annual Fair right in front of the church.

    How can I have been in Manhattan for all these decades, and only now be aware? Please consider my Art Collectibles for next year’s event. I have donated one-of-a-kind ornaments to St. Luke’s, St. James, etc with very good results for each.
    Best regards for 2019 – Mark Venaglia

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