November 16, 2023


Our Movie and Discussion Night is tonight at 6:30pm. We watch and discuss the movie, The Way. It is the story of a father who heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. The film is co-written and directed by Emilio Estevez and stars his father, Martin Sheen.

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Christian Education

The Rector's Forum: Father Glenn continues a 12-week Rector’s Forum at 9:15am reading and discussing the book Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times.

Kids Club 219: We meet at 9:15am in the downstairs classroom.

Sunday's Worship Resource

Join us for in-person worship this Sunday at 10:30am. The service will broadcast live on our Facebook page.

Service Bulletin


Church Office Hours

The church office will be closed Tuesday, November 21 at noon for the holidays. We reopen on Monday, November 27th.

Sensory Santa at Holy Comforter

Saturday, November 26th from 12-5pm: Holy Comforter is hosting “Sensory Santa” again this year! This is for children with special needs, sensory processing disorders, and ASD. To reserve a 10-minute private session with Santa, call 706-699-9002. Walk-ins are not available.

Wednesday, November 29th from 8:30-10am: Father Glenn will host “Ramblings with the Rector” at the Dunkin Donuts down the street from the church. We’ll get together for coffee and casual conversation about any topic folks want to discuss.

Thursday, November 30 at 7pm: Taizé is a simple, meditative form of worship, calling us to dwell deeply on Christ's presence around and within us. Chants, prayerful silence, and short readings guide the focus of the prayer in a candle-lit environment. 

Decorating for Advent and Christmas

Join us Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00am and help decorate our church for Advent and Christmas. Coffee and donuts provided. Thank you to the Daughters of the King for coordinating this event!

Making Advent Wreaths

Making Advent Wreaths: Advent begins Sunday, December 3rd. Join us after worship to create your own Advent wreath. All materials for the wreaths will be provided, including fresh greenery.

Bible Study: All Welcome!

Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00pm: Join us at the church as we continue our discussion on “Women of the Bible”. This month we look at Mary, the mother of Jesus. We meet in the downstairs classroom.  

Sunday, December 10 at 10:30am: This special service, through song and biblical readings, takes us through the story of Jesus’ Family Tree. The choir and congregation alternate between hymns. Invite someone to join us for this special service.

Christmas Cards for the inmates at

Leath Correctional Facility

Thank you to each person who donated Christmas cards or helped write a short note in each. This year you collected over 500 cards that will be distributed to the Ladies at Leath Correctional Institution in Greenwood, SC. They will be delivered in the coming days to be distributed to every inmate at the prison.  

If you still have some unused Christmas Cards and want to donate them, we can save them for next year. I will place a container in the foyer for any cards that you might want to bring throughout the year. Thank you again for your generosity and kindness!

-Linda Bargeron 

Children's Christmas Pageant

Calling all angels and other Nativity characters!


The Holy Comforter Christmas Pageant will take place during the 5:30pm service on Christmas Eve, December 24. All children are eligible to participate, from the very young to those youth who are willing to read aloud (costumes optional).


If your child would like to join the fun, please let Pam Whitaker, know so we can plan accordingly.

Gifts for the Christ Child

The Holy Comforter Men’s Group is again asking for your help in sponsoring “Gifts for the Christ Child”. The list of families for whom we are providing Christmas gifts is available in the foyer. Robert Bargeron will assist you with any questions. If you would like to participate in this program to fulfill the wishes of a family, please see the instructions below:


1. Choose a family to sponsor.


2. Enter your name and contact information beside the Family number on the sign-up sheet. This sign-up sheet will be in the foyer. It is imperative that we have your phone number and email address. PLEASE PRINT this information. 


3. An updated list of families will be in the foyer each Sunday for those who wish to sign up. 


4. Do not wrap the gifts.


5. Bags and tags will be in the church foyer for you to pick up. For those who cannot pick them up, arrangements will be made to get them to you.


6. Do not put your name on the tags as they are marked for anonymous distribution. The tags have the family # only to keep the recipient and donor anonymous. 


7. If possible, please request gift receipts to provide to the families in the event that an exchange must be made (i.e. Exchange due to size, etc.)


If you have any questions of need help getting the gifts to Holy Comforter by the deadline, please contact Robert Bargeron at 706-373-1967 or or Linda Bargeron at 706-267-8668.


DEADLINE for having gifts at the church is



Thank you for your love and generosity for the less fortunate!

The Book Club meeting scheduled for November has been postponed to Wednesday, December 13th. We will discuss Klara and the Sun by Nobel Prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities watches carefully the humans she encounters. This thrilling story offers a look at our changing world and explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love? All are welcome.

10:30am-Fourth Sunday of Advent: We observe the last Sunday in Advent with a “said” service - no music.

5:30pm-Family Service with Holy Eucharist: Our children will be presenting the Christmas story in their annual Christmas Pageant during this service. A nursery is provided. 

10:00pm-Candlelight Service with Holy Eucharist: Come for a very meaningful service with music presented by our Adult Choir. Children are most welcome to attend but there will be no nursery for this service.  

The Reconciliation of a Penitent

Father Glenn is offering "The Reconciliation of a Penitent" / i.e. individual confession. Jesus entrusted his ministry of healing and reconciliation to his original followers and to those who follow him today. Reconciliation/Confession is an opportunity, a chance to name before God and someone else the things which we are sorry for and which burden our soul and conscience. "All Can, Some Should, None Must".


Father Glenn is a clinically trained pastoral counselor. Reconciliation is free. The confidentiality of the Confessional is morally and completely absolute. 


If you are interested in Reconciliation/Confession contact Father Glenn.



The Rev. Glenn Palmer

Vivian Vaiden

Lara Fort

Brad Green


September Financial Report

  • Use the QR Code in the foyer for debit/credit cards

  • Go to our website, click giving and use Pay Pal

  • Make checks out to Holy Comforter and/or give cash and put it in the offertory plate on Sunday.

  • Remember Holy Comforter in your will.

  • For those with an IRA account, consider using your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) as a way to give.

  • All gifts are tax deductible.

There are several ways to give. You can go on-line to our website and click on Giving at the top right hand corner. Or, you can mail checks to: Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Fury’s Ferry Road, Martinez, Georgia, 30907.  

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For those in need of healing: Griff Kelly and Shannon Recupero


For those celebrating birthdays: Ryan Hopper, Carolyn Owens, Kate Blake, and Myles Green


Thanksgiving for our partnership with The Claiborne, Kairos Prison Ministry, and Boy Scout Troop 10.


For those in residential care: Loren Waldo


For the safety of all those who serve abroad.


For the departed: John Hayes



The Rev. Glenn A. Palmer

Lay Eucharistic Minister

Jenny Quebedeaux

Barry Paschal


Robert Maddox

Abigail Maddox


Barry Paschal

Altar Guild

Alison Moseley

Altar Bread

Maurica Bourne

Prayer Team

Robert and Linda Bargeron

Pre-Service Greeter

Karen Sheppard


Fred and Linda Hoogland

Media Crew

Bill Liebel

Keith Milburn

Vestry Person of the Day

Keith Milburn