Incarnation's history

By the Summer of 2010 a group of people from the Harrisonburg area had begun to gather around a growing sense of a common mission: a church characterized by, among other things, relationships, simplicity, participation, mission, worship, service, prayer, and faith. Around this time, Dan Claire (Rector, Church of the Resurrection in Washington, D.C.) and his leadership team had begun to help plant us as an Anglican church. Over the summer, we worked to build community through service projects, parties, and worship services.

On October 2, 2010, Aubrey Spears and his family moved to Harrisonburg in order to join us with Aubrey serving as our pastor. At this time, we began to meet in the Spears' home every Sunday for worship and a meal as we continued to build existing relationships and to form new ones.

On February 20, 2011, having outgrown the Spears' house, we moved our worship services into the old Madison Mortgages building (on East Market Street—directly across from Burger King, next to Urban Exchange).

On June 14, 2012, having outgrown the old Madison Mortgages building, we purchased the old Auto Parts, Inc. building at 292 N. Liberty Street. On January 13, 2013, we began to worship our God and serve our community from this wonderful location.