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Legacies

For 150 years, grateful members of Incarnation have remembered their parish in their wills. Because of these bequests, we have been able to maintain our landmark buildings and support our music and outreach programs. Legacies may be designated for specific uses, such as “Major Building Projects” or “Special Music Events.” If large enough, they can become permanent named funds within the church endowment.

 

Membership

There are many ways to define membership within an Episcopal Church. A central teaching of the faith is that Baptism is full initiation and inclusion in the Body of Christ. Through the Sacrament of Baptism, a person becomes a member of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. This bond is indissoluble (Book of Common Prayer, page 298).

In confirmation, the baptized makes a mature and public commitment to his or her baptismal vows after having received instruction about the Christian faith as it is expressed in the Anglican (i.e. English; the Episcopal Church has its roots in the Church of England) tradition. A confirmed member of a parish is expected to be involved in the ministries of the congregation.

According to the Canons of the Church, a confirmed communicant in good standing (one who receives Holy Communion at least three times a year and makes contributions to the church, see Stewardship below) can vote at the parish’s annual meeting.

 

Stewardship

We have choices about how we use all that God has given us – our time, our talents, and our treasure. Incarnation’s annual Stewardship Campaign asks church members to prayerfully consider how they can offer their time and talents to the church, and all are invited to make a financial pledge to support the maintenance and ministry of Incarnation. Visit our Stewardship page to learn more about the spiritual and practical benefits of pledging.

Make a Pledge for 2021

 

Give Online

You can use your credit card to make a financial offering to Incarnation. These gifts are included in the quarterly pledge statements generated and mailed by the church.

Give Now

Here are a few of the benefits to online giving:

  • It helps simplify life.
  • It allows you to give consistently, even when you’re not in church.
  • It allows you to focus on the service when you are in church.
  • It’s a step of faith—deciding in advance to give faithfully toward the spread of God’s kingdom through the mission and ministries of Incarnation.

Amazon Smile

Make your shopping dollars go further with AmazonSmile!  You shop and AmazonSmile gives to Incarnation.

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com.
  2. Designate “Church of the Incarnation” in New York as the charity of your choice. (You only have to do this step once; your designation will be saved for future purchases).
  3. Purchase products at smile.amazon.com with the “Eligible for Amazon Smile donation” designation.  0.5% of all qualifying purchases will be donated to Incarnation!

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to run the AmazonSmile Program.  AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus of earning proceeds for charity.  AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity selected by its customers.

Thank you for supporting Incarnation!



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