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August 29, 2018
Please make sure to bring your non-perishable food donations for the St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Pantry this weekend. You can find a list of the most urgently needed items here.

Rector's Ramblings

We are getting new flooring installed in the second floor of the rectory this week. (Photo is NOT the Rectory.) The existing floors were covered with the original carpeting, which was contractor grade when it was installed some dozen plus years ago. The Vestry was kind enough to approve a replacement floor, which will now be a durable hard surface floor, suitable for pets and kids; it's a tossup which is harder on floors! I love home improvement projects because when I'm done, I can actually see the thing that I did. Ministry is not like that most days, so it's very rewarding. And I get to play with tools. Consequently, I volunteered to remove the old carpeting, padding, tack strips, and base molding before the professional installation began today.  
The process was not difficult. I've done floors before (although it was decided that I shouldn't be the installer on this one), so the process was not new to me. In fact, demolition is one of my favorite parts of a project. It's very cathartic to tear something up and whack away at things with a pry bar and a hammer, as I did when I removed a section of the tile floor upstairs where it didn't belong. Long story short, one of the upstairs bathrooms was redesigned after the floors were installed, meaning there was an odd corner of tile in a bedroom where it didn't belong. The tile is staying in the bathroom, but now the corner will match the rest of the room. I was kind of sad when I pried up the last section of cement board. Although my back didn't enjoy the process, the rest of me did!


One Worship Service at 9:15 am on Sunday, September 2, 2018

On Sunday, September 2, our two 9:15 am services will combine for a single service in the historic church. This will only be for this coming Sunday and regular Parish Hall worship at 9:15 am will resume on Sunday, September 9.
Learning About Worship

On Sunday, September 9, the children and youth in grades 1- 12 will meet in the church for Sunday school at the conclusion of the 9:15 am worship service (approximately 10:20 am). This will be a special time in which they will learn about the liturgy and music that make up a worship service and the roles that acolytes, clergy, choirs and musicians play in making worship a meaningful experience for all in attendance.


Christ Church Trip to the Holy Lands 2019

Christ Church's 2019 trip to the Holy Lands was featured in a Brunswick News article this past weekend. If you've been on the fence about traveling, now is the time to sign up!  The trip is definitely taking place and will soon approach the maximum number of travelers. The price has dropped to less than $3000 per person (not including airfare) and it will drop again as more people sign up. 

You can read the Brunswick News article here

Growing in Our Understanding of Holy Eucharist

Worship is at the heart of all we do in the Episcopal Church. We gather to be renewed in our faith and formed in our life. We take great care with worship, seeking to make it our most excellent offering. But what is it we do when we celebrate the Holy Eucharist and how does it contribute to our spiritual growth? The Eucharist is one of the key catalysts helping people to move into deeper relationship with God and neighbor. We are fed and we grow. Join Father Tom on Wednesday, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, at 5:30 pm in the church to explore this mysterious, holy meal and how we receive strength for the spiritual journey. Please contact Father Tom at for more information.

Adult Sunday Morning Class
The Adult Sunday morning class is studying 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 and will continue to meet over the summer.  For more information, contact Bob at .

Men's Study Group
The Men's Discussion Group, which meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Youth Room will be reading  Our Towns: a 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America , by James and Deborah Fallows.  " A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts. 

For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, business people, city planners, students, and entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign. Our Towns is the story of their journey-and an account of a country busy remaking itself."
Books will be available in the church office for $21. Please contact Father Tom at, for more information.

Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will meet next on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 5:45 pm, in the Parish House. For more information, please contact Mother Ashton at
Cursillo at Honey Creek

Cursillo is a Spanish word which means "a short course in Christianity." Twice each year, the Diocese of Georgia holds a Cursillo at Honey Creek. Beginning on Thursday evening, October 11, 2018, you can experience a weekend of resting in God's reassuring love and peace which passes all understanding. You will hear talks from clergy and lay people in the diocese, attend services in the beautiful chapel at Honey Creek, and enjoy fellowship and meaningful conversations with other participants throughout the diocese. 

If you are interested in attending the October 11-14 Cursillo at Honey Creek, please contact Mtr. Ashton at or at 912-638-8683. If you would like to be part of the Cursillo team, please call Rita Spalding at 912-270-2725. More information about Cursillo and the registration forms for both participants and team members can be found here.

Icon Writing Group
The weekly Icon Writing Group will take a break for the final two weeks of August. There will be no meetings on August 24, 25, 31 and September 1. The group will resume regular meetings of September 7.
 Children and Youth

Acolyte Training
On Sunday, September 9, immediately after the 9:15 am service, there will be a training session for Acolytes. All those who are interested, from grade 1 though high school, are invited to meet in the church that morning, at 10:20 am. Please contact Mother Ashton at for more information.
Youth Activities this Fall

On August 31, our EYC will take a trip to Jacksonville to see a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball game. The crew will meet in the Harris-Teeter parking lot at 5:30 pm and carpool down. The tickets are free, but bring money for snacks. Please contact Laura Ann Harrell at to RSVP.

On September 9, Sunday, immediately after the 11:15 am service, children and youth from grades 3 - 12 will gather for lunch in the Parish Hall. After lunch, we'll head over to the Pinball Palace in Brunswick, for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun! Christ Church will pay for admission. Just bring money for snacks. Pick-up will be at 3:30 pm at the Parish House. RSVP to Laura Ann at


St. Athanasius Food PantryFoodPantry

After a long summer, the shelves of the St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Pantry could definitely use some replenishment. If you would like to help stock the pantry that helps feed so many Glynn County residents, please bring your non-perishable food donations to the Christ Church Parish House or to St. Ignatius Chapel this weekend. Foods that are particularly needed include cans of diced tomatoes, canned fruit,  canned corn, ravioli or Spaghetti-o's, and Vienna sausages. Of course all other non-perishable staples are welcome, too. Thank you for your ongoing support of this important and very necessary mission! For more information about the food pantry, please contact Susan Shipman at
ECW - 2019 Tour of Homes Planning Kick-Off
On Tuesday, September 11, at 11:00 am, the Chairs and Co-Chairs of 2019 Tour of Homes will meet in the Christ Church Parish Hall to begin planning the 66th Annual Tour, which will take place on March 16, 2019. 
We are excited about the upcoming tour and know it will be the best one yet, especially if we ALL get involved! Everybody is invited to participate and no gift of time, talent or treasure you can share is too small!  Please contact Tour of Homes Chairman Charlotte Graham at  or Co-Chair Susie Henning at to find out how you can get involved. 

Hands of Hope Pack-A-Thon

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, the College of Coastal Georgia will host the Hands of Hope Pack-a-thon, at the Student Activity Center, at 1 College Drive, in Brunswick. All who would like to help pack backpack kits for children are welcome to join the assembly line! For more information, please contact Kalista Morton at or at 912-816-8689.
Backpack Buddies Already Busy This Year at Christ Church!

The Backpack Buddies are off to a great start this school year, having already packed hundreds of bags in August to be distributed to children in schools throughout the county. The next packing dates are Wednesday, September 12, at 10:00 am and Wednesday, September 26, at 9:30 am. Please mark your calendars and make plans to join the packing team. All are welcome!  For questions about the Backpack Buddy program and information about how you can involved with packing and more, please contact Susan Shipman at . Thank you for making this the best Backpack Buddies season we've ever had!

Volunteers Needed at the International Seafarers' Center
Have you ever thought about being a missionary but do not want to leave the Country? LIVE LOCAL - REACH NATIONS by becoming a volunteer at the International Seafarers' Center. Reach men and women from 70 different nations that visit our ports yearly, without ever leaving Brunswick! Go aboard the big ships, visit with our seafaring friends through hospitality or be a driver. For more information about how you can get involved, please call 912 267-0631. 


OMG - It's Time for Fun in September!
The next meeting of the O(utrageously) M(ature) G(roup) will be on Friday, September 7, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, in the Parish House. Even if you're not into games, come for the fun, fellowship and good food and invite your friends. Please contact the church office at 912-638-8683 or to RSVP by Wednesday, September 5 and place your lunch order. Lunch choices include ham and cheese, chicken salad or turkey and cheese. Hope to see you on September 7th!

FaithWorks Annual Celebration of Service
FaithWorks invites you to join our annual celebration of service on September 13, at 5:30 pm, at Gruber Aviation, on St. Simons. The theme this year is "Grace & Glory." Invite your friends and become part of this event! Although there is no charge for the banquet, your gifts are always appreciated. You'll hear stories of FaithWorks' success over the past year with cameos from staff, volunteers and clients. The evening has a local flair with music from Owen Plant, local food from Halyards/Dave Snyder and tons of great silent auction items including an oil painting by local artist Cathie Parmalee. Her painting, "As Above, So Down Below," to be offered at the silent auction, perfectly captures the spirit of this year's event: praying hands receiving God's grace from above that translates into glory in the here and now. To sign up, contact Melissa Stroud at 912-261-8512 x105 or email You can sign up on your own, or host a table or two for your group.

Church-Wide Picnic on the Lawn

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 23, and plan to join us, immediately after the 11:15 am worship service, for a church-wide picnic on the lawn, where we'll welcome our new Associate Rector, Katie Knoll-Lenon and her family, and celebrate the marriage of Mother Becky and Uli Keller! The church will provide the fried and baked chicken, iced tea, lemonade and paper products - you bring your favorite side dishes, slides or desserts. Tables and chairs will be set up, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets. We also encourage you to invite guests and neighbors to join us. (Please call the office at 912-638-8683 and let us know you're coming, so we can get an accurate head count for purchasing food and supplies.)
ISC International Night

The 18th Annual International Night Celebration benefitting the International Seafarers' Center will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018, at the Morgan Center, on Jekyll Island. There will be fine cuisine from around the world and a wide assortment of international wines and beers will be served. Entertainment will be provided by Stan Walker and the Coastal Empire Orchestra and live and silent auctions will take place throughout the evening. Tickets are $110 and all proceeds go to support the mission of the International Seafarers' Center in Brunswick, Georgia. To purchase tickets or get more information, please contact Sherry at 912-267-0631 or at

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 !

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.

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
Elaine Backiel
Kris Barkley
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Kathleen Bishop
Craig Bolint
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
June Brown
Terry Burns
Barbara Canady
Andy Cheshire
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Kristen Erin
Beth Evans
Betsy Fitzgerald
Travis Gay
Mary Frances Gould
Brad Graham
Burgess Hartsell
Lois Irvin
Misty Johns
Russell Lewis
Bill Littleton
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Rachael Moore
Erin Jones O
Nancy Owenby
Margaret Payne
Mike Peck
Jeff Rowell
Tommy Rowell
Bob Saunders
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Timothy Tindall
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray

Bob Johnson

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

Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Lee Dyson - Usher
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)  - Crucifer
Maidee Brown - Acolyte TB
McKenzie Brown - Acolyte PW
Peggy Goad - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - First Lesson 
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
Catherine Holt - Greeter
Steve Holt - Greeter
Greer Brown - Usher
Godfrey Draviam - Usher
Elise Meeks - Kidurgy Shepherd
Ed Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Lyne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild

11:15 AM Christ Church, Frederica)
UNFILLED - Acolyte C
UNFILLED - Chalice Bearer
Jane Watson - Lector - First Lesson
Jane Watson - Lector - Second Lesson
Penny Jones - Greeter
Clif Jones - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
Pat Collins - Altar Guild
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild

Weds., Sept. 5, 2018 NOON Healing Service (CCF)
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild


Thursday, August 30, 2018
2:00 pm - Icon Writing Workshop

Friday, August 31, 2018
2:00 pm - Icon Writing Workshop
Saturday, September 1, 2018
10:00 am - NO Regular Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, September 2, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - NO Sunday School for Youth & Children
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
6:00 pm - NO EYC

Monday, September 3, 2018
Office Closed - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bells
4:00 pm - Live Poets Society
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
5:30 pm - Holy Eucharist Study

Friday, September 7, 2018
11:30 am - OMG Games and Fellowship
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, September 9, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Worship in CCF Parish Hall
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:20 am - Children and Youth Meet in Church
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Morning Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
12:30 pm - EYC and Pathfinders Lunch/Trip

Save the Date

September 3, 2018
Church Office Closed for Labor Day

September 4, 2018
Hand Bell Rehearsals Resume

September 5, 2018
Adult Choir Practice Resumes

September 9, 2018
Acolyte Training
EYC Lunch and Trip to Brunswick

September 23, 2018
Church Picnic