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February 13 , 2019

Please RSVP by February 14 for the ECW Winter Brunch on Saturday, February 16. More details here.

Bridge Run T-shirts are available for pick-up by all who ordered them. Pick-up times and dates are here.

Rector's Ramblings

The only upside to being sick this past week was that I got to catch up on a show I had been wanting to continue watching for some time.  The streaming channel, Hulu, adapted Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale into a series in 2017. I was able to watch the first season when it came out, but never found the time to watch the second season. After enjoying the novel, I thought the screen adaptation was well done. I was curious to see where the storyline would go as they went beyond the full scope of Atwood's writing.  READ MORE HERE


Special Music on February 17
Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 17, when the Christ Church Hand Bells will be presenting special music at the 9:15 am service in the Christ Church Parish Hall.


Clarion Call Workshop - March 2, 2019
Terrorism, war, political polarization, climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, social inequality and injustice, mass extinction... Today's challenges can feel overwhelming. In this daylong workshop, participants will learn how to transform pessimism to optimism, powerlessness to power, paralysis to action and concern to calling. Together, we'll participate in a creative process to identify specific ways to affect positive change in the world. 
Save the date for the Clarion Call Workshop, which will be led by author, trainer and Christ Church parishioner Randy Siegel, on Saturday, March 2, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Christ Church Parish House. The cost is $25, which includes lunch and all materials. This fast-paced, fun, and interactive workshop will include guided meditations, journaling, poetry and music, movement, group discussion and will conclude with a commissioning ceremony. You can register by contacting the church office at 912-638-8683. For more information, please contact Mtr. Becky at

Adult Sunday Morning Class
The adult Sunday morning class is discussing James Moore's God Was Here, and I Was Out to Lunch. The class meets each Sunday 10:30 - 11:15 am in the parish hall classroom next to the choir room. All are welcome!  For more information, please contact Bob at  

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

Thursday Afternoon Book Study
The Thursday Book Study is back and is meeting 1:00 pm each week. 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 - Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
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 meets each week on Tuesday, at 5:30 pm, in the Parish Hall Contact: Mtr. Becky at

 Children and Youth

Safeguarding God's Children - February 26 & March 3
The Episcopal Church is committed to providing a safe and loving environment for our children and youth to come and explore their faith and spirituality. One of the ways we do our best to accomplish this is training our children and youth workers, as well as our church leaders in the prevention of sexual abuse happening with any children trusted in our care. Mother Katie will be leading training on what this looks like at Christ Church. We encourage our parents to take the time to look at the training the Episcopal church offers its church leaders called Safeguarding God's Children (click here), as well as come to our training sessions either on February 26, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm or March 3, from 12:30 - 2:00 pm. This will help you understand how we can keep our children safe while they are at their church.

This is difficult material to be absorbed and hard to face. Unfortunately, the abuse of the more vulnerable happens regularly. The Episcopal church chooses to face these difficult truths for the health and wholeness of all those who seek the benefits found in being a member of the body of Christ. Please feel free to contact Christ Church clergy if you are in need of pastoral care - we are here for you. Contact Mtr. Katie at for more information.

Confirmation Class for Teens 
The next confirmation class for teens will  take  place on Thursday, February 21,  in Christ Church, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

Readings for February 21:

James 5:13-16, John 20:19-23, 
Mark 10:2-9

The Sacraments pp 857-58, 446
The Reconciliation of a Penitent pp 446, 449-51, 
Laying on of Hands and Anointing pp 455-46
The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 
and The Blessing of a Civil Marriage pp 422-434

Contact: Mother Katie at

First Communion
We are offering classes on 1st Communion. These will be opportunities for our children to learn about the holy sacrament of the Eucharist. We will explore the sacrament through several different approaches using our senses. We will be offering these classes in place of Sunday school on Feb 17 and March 31. On both Sundays, we will be talking about the Eucharist - just exploring it in different ways at each session.

February 17 - Historical Christ Church @10:20
March 31 - Parish Hall @10:20

Mother Katie is available if you desire further exploration for your child in preparation for consuming their first communion. Please contact her at  

EYC in February
We continue to meet for youth group on Sundays following the 11:15 service. We meet from 12:30-2:30. We eat lunch together, play games, talk about the Bible or current events, and we pray at the end. We try and go for an outing once a month. EYC is for our youth in 6th-12th grade and their friends!

February Schedule:
Feb 17 - 12:30-2:30 EYC Parish House
Feb 24 - 10AM-7PM EYC to Cumberland Island Field Trip
Contact: Mother Katie at

Pathfinders - Grades 3 - 5
This coming Sunday, March 17, our young Pathfinders will be heading to Jacksonville for an exciting trip to Adventure Landing! Contact: Mtr. Katie at
Youth Trip to Cumberland Island - Feb. 24
We will be taking an adventure to the nearby wilderness of Cumberland Island. We plan a fun day of travel, a ferry ride, lunch and exploration of the island, dinner and fellowship. The cost is $20 for travel and dinner, please bring a sack lunch.
Contact: Mtr. 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 !



Backpack Buddies in February

The Backpack Buddies are sharing the love in February! Please join us on Wednesday, February 27, at 10:00 am, to help pack weekend food bags for our young buddies in Glynn County. It's fun and fast on the assembly line and all are welcome to join the group. For more information about Backpack Buddies, please contact Susan Shipman at
The Christ Church Comforters - Share the Love of Christ with Shawls, Blankets and Caps
The Christ Church Comforters meet once a month on the second Friday at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall. We welcome anybody who is interested in knitting or crocheting. If you don't know how to knit or crochet but are interested in learning, please let us know and we will be glad to help you get started. Some of the things our members are making are Prayer Shawls for men and women, Baptismal prayer shawls for children, lap blankets and also caps for the International Seafarers.  
If you would like to join the Christ Church Comforters but cannot attend the meetings, please let Mother Ashton know and she will deliver you some needles, yarn and a pattern to you. And when you complete a project, just let Mother Ashton know and she pick it up and deliver to the church to be blessed. You can contact Mother Ashton by email or phone 912-638-8683.  


Tour of Homes 2019 - Kick-Off Party

The 2019 ECW Tour of Homes season has officially started, with the exciting kick-off party last Thursday, February 7, hosted by Anne and Darryl Peck, at their beautiful home in Sea Palms. Many thanks to all who made the evening so special, from the delicious food prepared by Purple Sage catering, to the gorgeous flower arrangements created by David Lowe and Chris Triplett, and for the lovely libations provided by Dana and Patrick Parker. Tour Co-Chairs Charlotte Graham and Susie Henning also wish to extend a huge thank-you to all the dedicated volunteers who will make this year's Tour of Homes the best one yet! (Click here to see more photos from the party.)

There's still plenty of room for folks to get involved in this year's Tour. We need parkers, house docents, Parish Hall helpers and all kinds of baked goods. Even if you have already volunteered for a job, we will need LOTS of baked goods for our Parish House visitors! If you can help, please contact the committee chairs listed below.
Tour of Homes tickets are available online NOW at . Remind all your friends to get their tickets, and be an active part of our success! Feel free to contact any of us for assistance.

Save the Date for the Homeowners' Celebration Party, on Sunday, March 17, at Musgrove.

Tour Chair: Charlotte Graham 912-506-3431
Tour Co-Chair: Susie Henning 912-571-1674
House Chair: Beth Smith 912-506-7577 
Parking Chair: Van Black 678-427-9735
Benefactor Chair:  Bob Brown 770-584-4840
Parish Hall Chair: Sarah Kreimborg 912-222-6960
Bus Docent Chair: Christine Plank 540-270-1215

ECW Winter Brunch - RSVP Now!ECWBRUNCH

Your Christ Church ECW will host a catered brunch and a speaker on Saturday, February 16th, beginning at 10:00 am. We will also have a very short business meeting. We will conclude by noon.

Our speaker is Caroline Kittle, the executive director of Grace House in Brunswick. This is a Christian based home for women struggling with addiction; they are provided with a safe place where they encounter Jesus and freedom found through recovery and the 12 steps. Caroline is bringing exciting results to this new ministry for women and we are anxious to hear her story and what she is hoping for their future. Come join other Christ Church ladies for a Saturday morning of inspiration and fellowship! 
There is, as always, no charge for this delicious meal, but we ask for you to call the church office and let us know you are coming so that we may plan accordingly.
Please RSVP by Thursday, February 14th to the church office at 912-638-8683.

ECW Scholarship - Applications Available Now
The Christ Church ECW announces that applications are now open for the brand new ECW Scholarship for young  women . This scholarship is available to graduating seniors or those who have graduated from high school and want to further their education. The applicant must be from Glynn or McIntosh County and be an active Episcopalian. The application deadline is April 21, 2019.  For more information, click here

Parish People

Celebrating Our Friends At Christ Church!
Jack and Sam Taylor recently invited a special guest to school - Mother Katie! There, she joined them for Pizza with a Pastor, an event sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, in Brunswick. Pizza with a Pastor was part of a week-long celebration, in which students got to invite their pastors and other church leaders from the various churches they attend around the community to a pizza lunch. "We have so many kids from other faiths that come here, and I thought, what better way to let the pastors come in and see what we do," explained Principal Terry Mermann. 


Oyster Roast 2019

The Frederick Cousins Guild Oyster Roast was a tremendous success this past Friday, February 8, 2019! Many thanks to all who worked so hard to put on this highly anticipated annual event. The Guild will soon decide which charities, in addition to the Compass Rose Society, will receive funds from the proceeds of the event. Click here to see more photos of all the fun.
Susanna Wesley Guild
The Susanna Wesley Guild will meet Tuesday, February 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Tori Harvey will discuss the practice of visualization and mind's eye.  All are welcome. For more information, please contact Ethel Horton at
Moms' Night Out
Hey Moms! It's time to get together, catch up and just relax! This month we'll be meeting on Friday, February 22, at 6:00 pm, at the all new Chili Peppers Authentic Mexican Food Restaurant in Retreat Village. Please contact Mtr. Ashton at, by Wednesday, February 20 and let her know you're coming!
SGHS Bridge Run 2019BridgeRun
The 2019 Southeast Georgia Health System Annual Bridge Run is Saturday, February 16, 2019 and Christ Church has a team!  On race day, participants are asked to gather at 9:00 am for a team picture. We will meet at the foot of the Lanier Bridge near the number pickup table . Look for the Christ Church banner! Contact: Diane Sheehan at  

The Official Christ Church Memorial T-ShirtBRIDGERUNSHIRTS  
If you ordered a Christ Church Memorial T-Shirt, you may pick it up in the Parish House on February 14 or 15, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. If you have not yet paid for your shirt, please bring your payment at the time of pick-up. Contact Diane Sheehan at  or Judy Douglas at  for more information.

Pancakes at the Pier
Save the date for Pancakes at the Pier, on Shrove Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at Neptune Park, in the St. Simons Village. There will be pancakes at the Casino and parades through the park led by local musicians. Come for the games, pancake relays and fun for all ages and bring your friends and neighbors! Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Stay Informed

Memorial Gifts
From time to time we are asked if there are things the Church can use that might be given as a memorial for a loved one or in thanksgiving for a blessing. Below is a list of opportunities for giving memorials and who you might contact about them. This is a sort of wish list; things that would be nice to have, but aren't in the budget. If you would like to make a memorial gift, please speak with the listed contact so that they know to expect the gift and can instruct you how the gift can be made. Partial gifts towards an item are possible as well.  

Current Memorial Opportunities:

Christ Church Outdoor Nativity: $5000 We have obtained a high-quality outdoor creche scene suitable for the front lawn of Christ Church, a post-Christmas opportunity that dramatically reduced the cost for such a set. The intent is to create a simple backdrop for the figures and light them at night. Some figures stand nearly six feet tall. Contact: Fr. Tom at

Timpani Drum Set: $4000 We would like a pair of timpani drums to bolster our music program and be available for regular use in our music program. Contact: Kathleen Turner at

Outdoor Stations of the Cross: $3000 St. Ignatius currently has a partial set of stations in the garden for outdoor use. We would like to replace the weathered stations and expand the arrangement to include all fourteen stations. The cost includes all fourteen stations and lumber to mount the stations not already installed in the garden. Contact: Fr. Tom at

Acolyte Robes: $1750 We are updating our acolyte ministry and their wardrobe. Each robe costs approximately $75 each. We need various sizes/lengths.  Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Sanctuary Chairs:  $1600 We would like to add additional folding chairs in Christ Church in the choir area to replace the metal chairs.  Chairs are $200 each and are the same style used at the altar, dark wood with red pads. Contact: Kathleen Turner at

Choir Robes: $1000 There is a regular need to replace worn out choir robes for our adult choirs. Robes are $100 each. Contact: Kathleen Turner at

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. Ashton Williston at, Mtr. Becky Rowell at ,  or call the church office at 912-638-8683.

Carl Alexander
Kris Barkley
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Allen Bowen
Gene Broadwell
June Brown
Beverly Burns
Josh Calhoun
Barbara Canady
Greg Canady
Andy Cheshire
Barbara Chitty
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Tom Finn
Patricia Friedel
Matthew Ganserite
Walter Graham
Angie Hansen
Burgess Hartsell
Carol Hoffine
Lise Hofmann
Lois Irvin
Jim Langston
Bill Littleton
Hubert Manning
Dot Marler
Rachael Moore

Richard Quinelly
Scott Reynolds
Terry Hall Robbins
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Mary Triplett-Key
Skip Vinton
John Waite
Brennon Waller
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Clint Winne
Martin Worthy
Putsie Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner

Austin Jordan

This  Week

Serving This Weekend
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Ed Rowley - Usher
Toni Rowley - Usher
Sherry Bowen - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)  
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
Jimmy McQuade - Acolyte - TB
Isabella Williston - Acolyte PW
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Slade Turner - Chancel Master 
Barbara Abbate - Lector - First Lesson 
Carol Hoffine - Lector - Second Lesson 
Fred Collins - Greeter
Brenda Davis - Greeter
Dale Stoddard - Usher
Rees Sumerford - Usher
Ed Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Weezie Campbell - Altar Guild

9:15 AM Parish Hall (CCF) 
Maggie Jenkins - Acolyte C
Jody Bradford - Chalice Bearer
Catherine Holt - Lector - First Lesson 
Te Turner - Lector - Second Lesson
Andy Jenkins - Greeter
Amy Jenkins - Greeter 
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Lynne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Lynne Fox - Lector - Second Lesson
David Butler - Usher
Jenny Doyle - Altar Guild

Weds., Feb. 20, 2019 Healing Service 12:00 PM
Janis Boland - Altar Guild


Thursday, February 14, 2019
1:00 pm - Thursday Afternoon Book Study

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00 am - SGHS Bridge Run
10:00 am - ECW Winter Brunch
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, February 17, 2019
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 

Monday, February 18 , 2019
Office Closed

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10:30 am - Susanna Wesley Guild
2:00 pm - Hand Bell Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers Practice
5:00 pm - Trebles Practice
5:30 pm - EC 101
5:45 pm - Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, February 21, 2019
1:00 pm - Thursday Afternoon Book Study
7:30 pm - Youth Confirmation Class

Friday, February 22, 2019
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
6:00 pm - Mom's Night Out

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, February 24, 2019
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
10:00 am - EYC Trip to Cumberland Island
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Save the Date

February 24, 2019
EYC Trip to Cumberland Island

March 2, 2019
Clarion Call Saturday Workshop

March 5, 2019
Pancakes at the Pier

March 6, 2019
Ash Wednesday

March 10, 2019
Bishop's Visitation

June 10-14, 2019
VBS 2019