ILC Letter To The Congregation - September 2nd, 2022



Announcements


Zoom Video of Congregational Meeting - Aug 28

Were you bummed that you missed the congregational meeting last Sunday, Aug 28th? Well, you’re in luck! Here’s a link to the Zoom video from the meeting. It starts about 5 minutes after meeting was called to order and the nominations for the Nominating Committee were being voted on. Thanks for watching! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B_XSSsnzl_PqDX3mBGVrQyuB6IcBiQDi/view?usp=drivesdk


Prayer Team:


Would you like to be part of the Council Discernment Process?

If so, join the prayer team. As you are probably aware, the Church Council is currently in a time of discernment as long term goals are set and staffing decisions are made. The most important part of this whole process is PRAYER. The Council asks that all members of Incarnation pray for discernment. The Council is also seeking people to be part of a Discernment Prayer Team who will commit to praying daily for Incarnation and who are willing to receive specific requests via email all from the comfort of their home. If you would like to be a part of this exciting ministry, please call, text, or email Joan Bohnstedt at 858-442-9692 or jbohnstedt62@gmail.com.


HOW CAN WE MAKE IT MORE OBVIOUS THAT

WE WELCOME EVERYONE?


The Love Committee and the ILC Council are pursuing the answer to this question. At a recent Conversations with Council event, there were some good ideas to start with. To make it more manageable, we will begin by focusing on how to make it more obvious that we welcome those who have disabilities.


To that end, we invite those who themselves have disabilities, or who have a loved one with a disability, to join in a discussion about your experiences at ILC. Email LoveCommittee@godamong.us and let us know you want to be part of the conversation.


BECOME A VOLUNTEER READER FOR THE

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE PROJECT!


Matthew 25:36 - "... I was in prison and you visited me."


The Freedom to Choose Project offers a spiritually-based rehabilitative self-study program to prison inmates. Volunteers read their “growthwork” and offer loving, supportive feedback. This program is changing lives. One of them will be yours!


Please join Eric Rodriguez (Freedom to Choose Development Associate) and ILC member Nancy Datte for an info session to learn about becoming a volunteer reader. The info session will be September 3, 9:30 AM in Parish Hall and on Zoom. Email LoveCommittee@godamong.us to sign up.



CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL FAIR


The Environmental Stewardship Team of St. Bart's has invited us to join them in organizing their 2nd annual Clean Energy For All Fair. They are looking for anyone who would like to join the planning work group for the creation of this event. Contact Parth Domke at parth.domke@gmail.com to let her know you're interested or if you have questions.


CHANGE YOUR MIND FESTIVAL

Register at www.interfaithservices.org/change

Deacon Mindy is going to be a guest panelist. Come out for an amazing day focusing on mental health and wellness.


“The Stones Cry Out” Film Discussion Event Sunday, September 25, 2022

Are you traveling to the Holy Land in October? Have you already visited during a previous trip? Are you curious to know more about the lives of the Palestinian Christians who live there? Then sign up to attend a screening of the film The Stones Cry Out – Voices of Palestinian Christians. Jill Henderson from St. Bart’s Episcopal Church has graciously offered to share her insights from the many trips she has taken there. We will watch the film together and then there will be a time for sharing of thoughts, perspectives, and experiences. The event will start after the service on Sunday 9/25 in the Lighthouse and will go until approximately 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. There will be a freewill offering to offset the cost of the lunch. Please sign up so we know how many people to expect.



Mexico House Build Mission - Saturday, October 22nd

The date for our next Mexico House build is Saturday, October 22nd. This will be the 16th home we've build for a deserving family (wow!). The big news for this mission trip is that St. Bart's Episcopal in Poway is planning to join us and build a second house that day.


If you are interested in joining the build team please contact Jake Johnson (jakej_3@yahoo.com).


We also need to raise $7,500 to fund the materials for the home. Please mark checks or online donations with "Mexico House Build".





Clothing Drive

The monthly "Service after Service" clothing project will take a break for a few months - but that doesn't mean that we are not still collecting good, clean clothing for refugee families in San Diego and for TACO. You can bring them to church on Sundays (or during the week) to leave in the church office. We anticipate that the need will only grow with more resettlement of families from Afghanistan and the Ukraine. Tell your friends and neighbors about this program as a way of promoting our church family.


And -- mark your calendar for November 6 as our annual Interfaith Day of Service when we celebrate All Saints Sunday with " God's work - Our hands" in the community.


Interfaith Community Services Food Donations Shampoo! Deodorant! Toothpaste! Soap!

Interfaith is really low on hygiene products! Let’s see if we can get their shelves filled! Bring your items with you to church on Sunday or drop off in the front parking lot on Fridays between 9AM & 11AM. Of course food items are always needed also.

-The Food Donation Team