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December 26 , 2018

We'll be having our regular line-up of worship services this weekend on Saturday at 5:30 pm, at St. Ignatius and at 8:00, 9:15 and 11:15 am on Sunday at Christ Church. There will only be one service in the church at 9:15 am.

Rector's Ramblings

Father Tom is away for a few days, but will be back with his Ramblings soon!


Christmas at Christ Church
After weeks of thoughtful preparation and prayer during the Advent season, the Christ Church family, along with hundreds of guests and visitors came together to celebrate the blessed birth of of Lord and Savior! To see photos of Christ Church at Christmas, click here. (More photos will be added to this album in the days to come.)


Icon Writing Group Meets Again on January 5
The  icon writing group  meets every Friday at 12:00 pm and on Saturday at 10:00 am. Orthodox Christians consider making icons more a form of prayer than art and believe the writer's hand is guided by God as s/he writes in paint. No previous artistic ability is needed. Next meeting is Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Contact: Mtr. Becky Rowell at

Sunday School for Children and Youth
Sunday school classes for children and youth will NOT meet on Sunday, December 30. We will resume meeting on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Happy New Year!
Adult Sunday Morning Class
The adult Sunday morning class will begin discussing James Moore's God Was Here, and I Was Out to Lunch on January 6. The class meets each Sunday 10:30 - 11:15 am in the parish hall classroom next to the choir room.  For more information, please contact Bob at  
The Adult Sunday morning class will NOT meet on December 30, but will resume on January 6.

Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the Kings  are having their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 8, at 5:45 pm. We will meet for prayer, study and to plan the projects for the year. If you have any questions regarding Daughters of the King please contact Mtr. Ashton at

Men's Study Group
The Men's Discussion Group , which meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 am, in the Youth Room,  will be watching Bishop Benhase's series on Romans starting on January 9. For more information, please contact Te Turner at

Thursday Afternoon Book Study
The Thursday Book Study  begins again on January 10, at 1:00 pm. We will be reading Lamb, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

"The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work 'reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams'." 
                                                    -  Philadelphia Inquirer

You can purchase your book in the church office for $13.00 or on Amazon. All are welcome. Contact Mtr. Ashton at with any questions.

EC 101 - Starting Soon
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. The class will begin on Tuesday, January 22, and meet each week at 5:30 pm, in the Parish Hall Contact: Mtr. Becky at

 Children and Youth

Confirmation Class for Teens
Confirmation Class for Upper High School for youth 16 and older, who would like to be confirmed on March 10, during the Bishop's visit, will start in mid-January. Mother Katie will lead the classes. If you would like to join the confirmation group, Please contact Mother Katie at

First Communion
A First Communion Class will be taught by Mother Katie beginning in March. If you have a child interested in this learning opportunity, please let Mother Katie know by contacting her at by January 27.

EYC Meets Again on January 6
Youth Group for our 6th-12th graders meets every Sunday from 12:30-2:30pm in the parish house. We have lunch, play games, and engage in scripture, tradition, and discussion. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, January 6. Contact: Mother Katie 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 !



St. Athanasius Food Pantry

The St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Pantry needs your non-perishable food donations to help restock the shelves after Christmas. Please bring your packaged and canned food items to St. Ignatius and to the Christ Church Parish Hall this coming weekend and throughout the month.

Christmas at Sea Program Lasts Until January 7
 Every year during the season of Christmas, the International Seafarers' Center spreads the love of Christ through their Christmas at Sea program. About 1500 seafarers travel through the port of Brunswick from Thanksgiving to January 7th and the Center hopes to give every seafarer a Christmas present. If you'd like to be part of this ministry, it's as easy as filling a shoebox with 12 - 15 item from the list found  here, wrapping the box in holiday paper and bringing it to either the church office in the Parish Hall, or to the International Seafarers Center, at 307 Newcastle Street in Brunswick. If you'd like to include a warm knit cap, made by our Christ Church Comforters in your box, please contact Gay Barron at

Christ Church Comforters
The Christ Church Comforters gather the second Friday of each month, at 10:30 am, in the parish hall. Prayer shawls and watch caps are blessed and given to those experiencing challenges as a symbol of the church's love and concern for them. Next meeting is January 11, 2019. Contact: Gay Barron at or (770) 366-5091.


Nativity Collection at Epworth by the Sea
Christ Church parishioner June Brown is once again sharing her extensive collection of nativities at the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum at Epworth by the Sea. They will be on display through the month of January. Visitors can view them from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday to Saturday. Read more about June's nativities in the Brunswick News here .

Outrageously Mature Group 

The OMGs meets next on Friday, January 4, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, in the parish hall. Even if you're not into games, come for the fun, fellowship and good food. If you would like to purchase lunch for $10, please contact the church office at 912-638-8683 or by Thursday, January 3.
Moms' Night Out
The Moms' Night Out group will meet next on Friday, January 4 at 6:00 pm at the Sapelo Crow. Please contact Mtr. Ashton at by January 3, to make a reservation.
Live Poets Society
Live Poets Society meetings give those with a literary bent an opportunity to discuss their efforts with others who share their talents and interests. Join them for their next meeting on Tuesday, January 8 at 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact: Angie Burns at 912-638-2717.

Save the Date 

Annual Meeting, Chili Cook-Off and Baking Battle
Make plans to join us for the Annual Meeting, Chili Cook-Off and Children's Baking Battle, which will take place on January 27, at 6:00 pm, in the Parish Hall. If you would like to enter in the Chili Cook-off, please bring your entry, heated and ready to eat, by 5:45 pm in a crock-pot, or bring a salad, sandwiches, bread, cornbread, chips or a dessert. 

Attention kids!! Please bring six of your best homemade cookies to the Parish Hall between 5:45 and 6:00 pm, on Jan. 27th, to be part of the competition. The results of the Vestry election will be announced during the Annual Meeting.

Frederick Cousins Oyster Roast
The Frederick Cousins Guild Oyster Roast and Barbecue will take place on Friday, February 8, 2019, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the parish hall and on the church grounds. Oysters, barbecue, Brunswick stew, dessert and complimentary libations will be served. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door for adults and $5 for children. They will be on sale at the church office and at coffee hour in the parish hall on Sundays preceding the event. All proceeds will go to support local and international charities. Contact: Louise Bartlett at

SGHS Bridge Run 2019
The annual Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 and Christ Church has a team! Go to to sign up . More details will be coming soon! Contact: Diane Sheehan at
Stay Informed

A Note from the Christ Church Vestry Wardens
We are thankful for the blessings that have been bestowed on this congregation. As is our custom, if you would like to make a monetary contribution for the staff's hard work this year, bring or send your contribution to Christ Church with a notation for the Staff Recognition Fund in the memo line. At his request, Father Tom will not be included in the distribution of funds collected. Contact: Tony Kreimborg at or 912-222-6960

End of Year Gifts
As we approach the final days of 2018, we'd like to extend an invitation for year-end gifts that would benefit Christ Church and may benefit you if you find yourself looking for additional annual deductions. If you would like to make a gift via stock transfer, or if you have any other questions about year-end giving, please contact our Financial Administrator, Stan Kyker or our Parish Administrator, Sharon Joy. They can both be reached at 912-638-8683. If a year-end gift fits into your plans, thank you! 

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 Care and Prayer List

Pastoral Care 

Your pastoral care team is here for you! If you have a pastoral concern, a blessing you'd like to share, want to arrange a hospital or home visit, and/or receive Holy Communion, please contact Mother Ashton Williston at 912-638-8683 or

Prayer List

To amend our prayer list or to update the church on the condition of your loved one, please email Mtr. Becky Rowell at , Mtr. Ashton Williston at , or call the church office at 912-638-8683.

Carl Alexander
Elaine Backiel
Kris Barkley
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Kathleen Bishop
Billy Blair
Allen Bowen
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
June Brown
Beverly Burns
Terry Burns
Josh Calhoun
Barbara Canady
Greg Canady
Andy Cheshire
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Lonita Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Kristen Erin
Beth Evans
Tom Finn
Betsy Fitzgerald
Richard Fox
Patricia Friedel
Matthew Ganserite
Travis Gay
Joe Goff
Mary Frances Gould
Brad Graham
Walter Graham
Angie Hansen
Burgess Hartsell
Carol Hoffine
Lise Hofmann
Lois Irvin
Misty Johns
Jim Langston
Bill Littleton
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Rachael Moore
Erin Jones O
Mike Peck

He ath Powers
Richard Quinelly
Jane Rives
Larry Rowell
Samantha Rowell
Bob Saunders
Willou Smith
David Somerville
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Timothy Tindall
Mary Triplett-Key
Pat Vinton
John Waite
Janice Walker
Brennon Waller
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Laura Whitney
Martin Worthy
Putsie Worthy
Mell Wray

This  Week

Serving This Weekend
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
David Ketcham - Usher
Sherry Bowen - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)  
Slade Turner - Crucifer
Jack Taylor - Acolyte PW
Slade Turner - Chalice Bearer
Te Turner - Chancel Master
Bud Dorsey - Lector - First Lesson 
Margie Dorsey - Lector - Second Lesson 
Greer Brown - Greeter
Laura Brown - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
Mary Hardee - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sarah Kreimborg - Kidurgy Shepherd
Tony Kreimborg - Altar Guild
Bonnie Chandler - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte - C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - Second Lesson
Clif Jones - Greeter
Penny Jones - Greeter
Richard Fox - Usher
Jennie Doyle - Altar Guild


Thursday, December 27, 2018
Office Closed

Friday, December 28, 2018
Office Closed

Saturday, December 29, 2018
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, December 30, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:20 am - NO Sunday School
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, December 31 , 2018
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
New Year's Day
Office Closed 

Wednesday, January 2, 2018
NO Healing Service
NO X Church

Friday, January 4, 2018
11:30 am - OMG Meeting
6:00 pm - Moms' Night Out

Saturday, January 5, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, January 6, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Worship in Parish Hall (CCF)
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
12:30 pm - EYC

Save the Date

January 9, 2019
All Music Rehearsals Resume
Healing Service and X Church Resume

January 22, 2019
EC101 Begins

January 27, 2019
Annual Meeting, Chili Cook-Off and Baking Battle

February 8, 2019
Frederick Cousins Oyster Roast