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April 18, 2018
Vacation Bible School is only eight weeks away and we need volunteers to help make this year's program a "rampaging" success for the children! Click here for more information about how you can get involved.

Rector's Ramblings

Having caught one of the bugs that has been going around this week, I found myself with time to watch some movies. This has been one of those illnesses that didn't lend itself to reading, writing, or sitting upright for that matter, but now that I'm on the downhill side, I have resumed a bit of normalcy, even if I'm not in the office as a walking petri dish. 
One of the movies I was able to watch was the recent, and critically acclaimed, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". As an upfront disclaimer, it is an R-rated movie, primarily for language and some violence, but it was not an offensive movie, either. I simply offer the caveat so that if you decide to rent it, you aren't surprised that I've recommended such a movie. I don't want to say too much about it or offer spoilers, so let me share the summary the filmmaker, Fox Searchlight Pictures, used to advertise the film:


Rooted and Relevant
Rooted and Relevant has been rescheduled  due to the bad weather last Sunday afternoon. It will be held this Sunday, April 22nd at 6:00 pm, in the Parish Hall. This is a creative liturgy with music that is sometimes softly meditative and other times loud and upbeat. It is led by students, adults and clergy and open to any who want to attend. Contact: Brad Hamil at

Bishop Benhase to Visit
Our bishop, the  Right Reverend Scott Anson Benhase,  will visit Christ Church, Frederica and St. Ignatius Chapel on May 5th and 6th. A reception for the Bishop will follow the 5:30 pm service at St. Ignatius on Saturday, May 5th and another reception will be held during the coffee hour at 10:30 am, on Sunday, May 6th, in the Christ Church Parish Hall. 


Episcopal Church 101 is a six-week study for anyone wishing to know more about the Episcopal Church, either in preparation for being confirmed, received or reaffirmed (wonder what the difference is among those?) or simply to answer those "why do we" questions. The class meets on Wednesdays, at 5:45 pm in the Parish Hall. If you are interested in joining this group or would like to know more, please contact Mtr. Becky at or call the church office at 912-638-8683.

Adult Sunday Morning Class
Dr. Bob Brown's adult Sunday morning class will finish up their New Testament study in April. On May 6 the class begins a study of Adam Hamilton's new book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Troubled Times . Everyone is welcome. Classes are in the parish house from 10:30 until 11:15 am. For more information, contact Bob at .

Women's Study Group
On Thursday, April 19th, the Women's Study Group will begin reading The Burden Is Light, Eugenia Price's autobiography. The cornerstone of The Eugenia Price Treasury of Faith, The Burden Is Light is the author's soul-searching account of her discovery of Jesus Christ. The group meets on Thursdays, at 11:30 am. Please contact Mtr. Ashton at if you are interested in joining!

EYC Activities

To see the EYC Spring Schedule of activities, click here.

Summer ProgramsVBS2018

Parents! Summer will be here  before  you know it, so make plans for your children to join the fun and fellowship in Vacation Bible School at Christ Church! This year, VBS will take place from June 11-15. To register your children or to volunteer to help, click here. Please contact Mtr. Ashton at for more information and ways you can get involved!

Camp Kanuga returns for the week of June 18-22.  Camp Kanuga Local Day Camps are a great way to introduce children to the summer camp experience. We offer creative and educational activities that allow campers to engage with their community and make new friends. All activities are designed specifically for campers ages 5-11 and conducted on-site. Adventure Day camps offer a number of exciting activities from rafting and zip lining to sea kayaking and standup paddle boards. Ages 12-14. Registration information will be available in the weeks to come. Register your children and get more information about Kanuga summer camps here.

ECW Scholarship
A newly established scholarship fund created by the Christ Church Frederica Episcopal Church Women is being inaugurated this year. Annually, the Christ Church Frederica ECW Scholarship Fund for Women will provide $2,500 to a female high school graduate pursuing a degree through an academic or technical college or university. The student must be of the Episcopal faith and hale from Glynn or McIntosh County. 
"Many of our Christ Church women have, over the last fifteen years, donated to this wonderful effort to establish a scholarship program for our young ladies. The fruit of our gifts will now benefit many young women with their future educational goals. In establishing this scholarship we honor those who came before us and saw this as just a dream... but now it is a reality and we could not be more pleased," noted Jane Watson, President, Episcopal Church Women.
Applications may be accessed via the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation website here  and are due no later than April 21, 2018. Candidates will be screened and interviewed by a scholarship committee and the award will be made in May.


African Team Ministries
African Team Ministries will have a  display  of beautiful crafts available for purchase this coming Sunday (April 22nd) in Christ Church Parish House. African Team Ministries is a Christian ministry working as an intermediary between African and American churches. They provide funding for orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa.  The support they receive is sent directly to partnering Bishops to provide school fees, tuition, books, and uniforms. This support ensures that the children receive an education and a measure of stability needed to rebuild their minds. Currently, there are children registered for sponsorship in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Your purchase of crafts and jewelry will help fund their education. For more information, visit
Docents and Greeters Needed in Christ Church!

Christ Church needs docents and greeters! As the team of volunteer docents has diminished over the last few months, due to illness and retirements, so have the number of days we are able to keep the church open to visitors.  Currently, we have a skeleton crew of volunteers to man the church Tuesday through Sunday in the afternoons. You can assist by volunteering to docent once a month from 2 to 5 pm. There is a training session before docents embark on this wonderful opportunity to share the remarkable story of our church. Contact: Fred Collins at to become a docent.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Seeks Volunteers

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore program is looking for volunteers to work in its store in Brunswick. Volunteers can work in a variety of positions, from receiving donations, to checking out customers. For more information, please call 912-265-7455 or email You may download a volunteer waiver form here.

Down to the River to PrayCreationCareKayakTrip

UPDATE: Down to the River to Pray has filled up for this this Saturday's session. If you'd like to be up on the waiting list, p lease contact Leeann Culbreath at 

Enjoy a peaceful, prayerful half-day "creek retreat," exploring the tidal creeks in the marsh behind St. Simon's Island. This is a relaxed paddle suitable for all ages, with several stops for prayer and reflection along the way as we celebrate the beauty of God's Creation on Earth Day weekend.

The out-and-back trip will leave from the Village Creek Landing for SouthEast Adventure Outfitters. Participants will meet at 1:00 pm and the paddle should last around 3 hours. Cost is $49 per person (with boat rental) or $20 per person for those providing their own boat(s); the fee includes professional guides trained in water rescue. Single and tandem kayaks are available. All participants must register and submit payment in advance directly with the outfitter. 

An optional Eucharist and potluck will follow at Christ Church, Frederica, beginning around 5:00 pm. Details will be emailed to participants. The event is co-sponsored by the Creation Care Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and GIPL. 

Susanna Wesley Guild Meeting Day Changed
The Susanna Wesley Guild will meet one week later  this month on Tuesday, April 24th, for a field trip to the North Glynn County campus of Morningstar Children and Family Services. When their CEO spoke to the guild in March, she announced they offered tours of their facilities, and her invitation was accepted. Plan to meet at the Parish House at 9:45 am on April 24th  to caravan to Morningstar. After the visit, a stop for lunch will be made on the return to Christ Church. Interested guests are welcome, but please call Frankie Ansley, at 912-638-0569, or Ethel Horton, at 912-634-8327 in order to give Morningstar the number of visitors to expect.
Christ Church Families on Facebook
Families! Please join the Christ Church Families Facebook group to keep up with all the latest events and activities. Find us on Facebook here !


Lecture Series in May

On May 5 The Louchery Lecture Series will welcome Dr. Matthew Sleeth to lead a seminar at Christ Church. All are welcome for this series and we encourage you to bring guests. The cost is $10 if you would like to purchase lunch and free if you plan to bring your own. (Donations are welcome.) At the seminar, which takes place from 9:00 am to 2:15 pm, Dr Sleeth will focus on the responsibility of Christians to care for the glorious creation which God has entrusted to us.
The schedule for Saturday's lectures is as follows:

9:00 -10:30 am: Reforesting Faith 
10:45 am - Noon: Living 24/6 in a 24/7 World 
1:00 - 2:15 pm: Creation Care Made SIMPLE 

Dr. Sleeth is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two post-doctoral fellowships. He is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action, the introduction to the Green Bible, and 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. If you plan to attend the lectures, please contact the church office at 912-638-8683 so they can have a head count.

Springtime By The Sea

Senior Adult Vacation Bible School will take place from May 21 - 24 at  Epworth By The Sea. The theme of this year's program is  "Teach Me Simple Things".  Senior Adult VBS is not your children's VBS. This program is for those whose life experiences have led them to seek new and refreshing approaches to living and learning. The program will open the eyes of your heart. Join with folk-theologian, musician and storyteller Ed Kilbourne as he uses his unique gifts to explore the stories of the Gospel and the teachings of Christ through storytelling, teaching, worship and music. You can download  the program brochure and registration form here or call 912-638-8688 for more information.

Stay Informed

Giving Made Easy

You may use the CCF website to make pledges, donations and payments for some activities. Just select "Giving" at the top of the CCF homepage. This brings you to the giving link. If it's your first time at this site, you'll have to create an account. The process is fast and easy and allows you to pay by credit or debit card or by electronic bank transfer. You may change or add new payment methods at any time. Contact: Stan Kyker, CCF financial administrator at 912-638-8683.

Save the Date

Picnic at Honey Creek - May 20th

The annual  Christ Church picnic  at Honey Creek camp and conference center will take place on Sunday, May 20th. All in the Christ Church family are encouraged to join in this time of reflection, reconnection and recreation. At 11:30 am we will have our Bluegrass Eucharist in the chapel, featuring  Marshgrass , followed by lunch and family time. A generous benefactor has made a donation that will pay for lunch for all, so there will be no cost to attend the picnic. However, you must still register to come, so that we can have an accurate head count for meal preparation. (Donations are welcome, too.)  Please bring your lawn chairs, softball equipment, lawn games and coolers of cold beverages to share. (For those unable to attend the picnic, Holy Eucharist will be offered at Christ Church at 8:00 and 9:15 am, and Morning Prayer will be said at 11:15 am.) 

Please call the church office at 912-628-8683 and let us know if you are able to join us for the picnic!

An Interfaith Journey to the Holy Lands: Relationship, Understanding, and Community Harmony

Join Rev. Tom Purdy, Rabbi Rachel Bregman, and Rev. Alan Dyer as they lead an interfaith journey to the Holy Land with Medji Tours in June 2019. This once in a lifetime trip aims to build relationships across cultural and religious lines in our community by exploring together the shared roots of our traditions in Israel and Jordan. Additionally, this interfaith journey hopes to begin a longer-term process of continuing to form relationships, deepen understanding, and build community across other faith organizations in Glynn County, Georgia upon our return. This trip is open to any and all who would like to participate in this holy work. For more information, click here.

Pastoral Concerns

Prayer List

Please help us keep the prayer list current by notifying Mtr. Becky of any changes in the status or condition of your loved one.
Carl Alexander
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley
Kathy Bee
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Terry Burns
Barbara Canaday
Paddy Carley
Andy Cheshire
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Beth Evans
Betsy Fitzgerald
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Ann Graham
Brad Graham
Rosalind Griffin
Kevin Hancock
Burgess Hartsell
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Cheryl Hieatt
Jane Higginbotham
Brenda Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Lois Irvin
Misty Johns
Glenn Jones
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett
Jerry Lowe
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Cathy McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Marilyn Miller
Marge Mitchell
Erin Jones O
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Bob Sanders
Julie Sargent
Phyllis Sartin
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Timothy Tindall
Beth Varn
Jeannie Wade
John Waite
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner
Keith Zimmerman 
Esther Zylstra

To amend our prayer list, or to update the church on the condition of your loved one, please email Mtr. Becky Rowell ( or call the church office at 912.638.8683.

This  Week

Serving This Weekend

Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Sherry Bowen - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
Dave Wray - Acolyte TB
McKenzie Brown - Acolyte TB
Eva Purdy - Acolyte PW
Te Turner - Chalice Bearer
Slade Turner - Chancel Master
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - First Lesson 
Carol Hoffine - Lector - Second Lesson
Fred Collins - Greeter
Brenda Davis - Greeter
Amy Jenkins - Usher
Andy Jenkins - Usher
Nancy Hamilton - Kidurgy Shepherd
Weezie Campbell - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Abigail Williston - Acolyte C
Doree Avera - Chalice Bearer 
Doree Avera- Lector - First Lesson
Doree Avera - Lector - Second Lesson
Oscar Covington - Usher 
Mindy Martin - Kidurgy Shepherd
Kay Brown - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Te Turner - Acolyte C
Te Turner - Chalice Bearer
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - Second Lesson
Jeff Poulos - Greeter
Tracy Poulos - Greeter
Royce Wood - Usher
Jennie Doyle - Altar Guild

Weds. April 25, 2018 Healing Service NOON (CCF)
Janis Boland - Altar Guild

This Week at Christ Church
Evening Prayer is held Thursdays through Sundays at Christ Church, Frederica at 5:00 pm.
*Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at Christ Church  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:45 pm - EC101
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
Friday, April 20, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
4:00 pm - Diocesan Creation Care Kayaking Trip
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, April 22, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, April 23, 2018
9:30 am - Manna House
11:00 am - Yoga
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:45 am - Susanna Wesley Guild Trip
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bell Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
9:30 am - Manna House
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir  Practice
5:45 pm - EC101

Thursday, April 26, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
Friday, April 27, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, April 29, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Save the Date

May 5, 2018
Dr. Matthew Sleeth Lectures

May 5&6, 2018 
Bishop's Visitation

May 20, 2018
Church Picnic at Honey Creek