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February 21, 2018
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Rector's Ramblings

Today I get to share an important update on our hoped-for Frederica Road project! At yesterday's County Commission work session, the Commissioners voted to officially apply for funding from the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) to help fund the relocation of Frederica Road. The vote was 6-1, although the no-vote also spoke in favor of the project and potential future funding. As it is, the resolution passed, and included $50,000 of funding from Glynn County in addition to the in-kind costs associated with Glynn County staff time. This is an important step as we pursue shifting Frederica Road and creating safe and ample parking on the same side of Frederica Road as the Church. We expect to know the outcome of the FLAP application early in the fall at the latest.
If the FLAP funding is not awarded, the project will be reevaluated. As of right now, this is a $1.3 million dollar project. Ft. Frederica is putting up $37,500 towards improvements on their property; Park Service dollars for projects like this are rare, which indicates the value of this project. Glynn County is putting up $50,000, largely to offset improvements to the intersection at Stevens Road. Christ Church has pledged $500,000 to make up the rest of the "local match" that is required to give the project the highest chance of receiving matching funds from FLAP.  Christ Church's funding was unanimously approved at the January meeting of the Vestry. While we have the funds available today in our Endowment, we anticipate raising these funds, and additional funds to create a parking area, through a future capital campaign.      


Choral Evensong
On Sunday, March 4, a Choral Evensong will take place at 5:00 pm, at Christ Church. Evensong is Evening Prayer set to music. It is a time to listen, pray, meditate and sing. Please join us for this quiet, reflective liturgy as we enter the season of Lent. The Christ Church Choir and guest instrumentalists will offer special music.

Daily Lenten Prayers
Father Tom will be offering daily text prayers in Lent, through Easter week. Those who would like to receive a daily text message prayer should email their names and cell phone numbers to him at

Christ Church Lenten and Easter Brochure
There are a myriad of classes, studies, worship opportunities and activities available at Christ Church during the Lenten Season. You will find details about these offerings, as well as the worship schedule for Holy Week and Easter in the  comprehensive Lenten and Easter guide  here. This Lenten and Easter brochure is also available on the Christ Church website homepage, here.
Easter Lilies
Remember a loved one at Easter when you order a lily to decorate the altar on Easter morning. Send the name(s) and a check for $30 per lily to Ethel Horton, 402 Palm Court, SSI, 31522. Make checks payable to "Christ Church Altar Guild." Please make your order by March 28.

Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will begin meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:45 pm, in the Parish House. The first meeting will be on March 6, 2018. Please contact Mtr. Ashton at for more information.


Adult Sunday Morning Class
Dr. Bob Brown's  adult Sunday morning class continues  its discussion of study of the New Testament using The Great Courses lecture series. Everyone is welcome! Classes take place in the Parish House each Sunday from 10:30 until 11:15 am. For more information, contact Bob at

Final Chapters

Our clergy will lead Final Chapters, a five week course centered on end of life preparation. The topic for the first meeting on February 22nd, at 2:00 pm, will be, "Dying with Dignity", led by Dr. John Shaner, Chief Medical Officer of Hospice of the Golden Isles. The following week, Mtr. Becky will lead a discussion on aging. Please contact Mtr. Becky at, if you are interested in joining this group.

The Art of Lent

A weekly art talk and reflection featuring guest artists will take place throughout Lent. Father Tom will host. Come to the parish hall each Wednesday at 1:00 pm. A simple lunch will be served. The next session is February 28th when the CCF Icon Writing Group will display and discuss the sacred icons they've created. If you are willing to share some sacred art for display or if you are an artist who has created works of your own, please contact Fr. Tom at or 912-638-2439

Lenten Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, February 22: Join us at 6:00 pm to walk the Labyrinth in the Parish Hall, reflecting on the religious art of Randy Siegel. The Rev. Jann Briscoe will lead the meditation and walk.

Women's Study Group
On Tuesday, March 1st, at 11:30 am, the Women's Study Group will begin their study of 24/6 written by Matthew Sleeth. The book is centered on "Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy." In today's 24/7 lifestyle, remembering to rest can be difficult. During this season of Lent we will focus on centering our lives on Christ and taking our Sabbath intentionally. Contact Mtr. Ashton at if you are interested in joining the group.

Starting on Wednesday, March 7th, 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 (wonder what the difference is among those?) or simply to answer those "why do we" questions. 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.

A Question of Identity Retreat

On Saturday, March 10, from 8:30 am to to 4:00 pm, author Randy Siegel will discuss how answering the question, "Who am I?" brings power, purpose and peace into our lives. Randy writes, "Our spiritual and psychological health rests in the question of identity. Regardless of whether we call it ego, personality, or persona, we need a strong one if we are going to navigate the world and enjoy a successful life. At the same time, if this is the only way we see ourselves, we will never be truly fulfilled. There's something deep within that longs to return to our essence, or divine self, and be in union, reunion, and communion with the Divine." The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes materials and a light lunch. Contact Mtr. Becky at to sign up for this event.

EYC and Pathfinders Activities

EYC Ski Retreat Weekend
Ten of our intrepid youth and chaperones journeyed to North Carolina this past weekend and had an exciting and enriching time on the slopes, enjoying fellowship and worshipping together. For some of the youth, this was their first time skiing! More pictures to come!

There is so much going on with our youth at Christ Church! Click here for the 2018 Winter/Spring schedule of activities. 

For more information about all the youth programs and activities at Christ Church, please contact Brad Hamil at .

Children and Youth

Parents! Summer will be here  before  you know it, so mark you calendars for this year's summer programs at Christ Church. Vacation Bible School will take place from June 11-15 and Camp Kanuga returns for the week of June 18-22. More information will be available in weeks to come, but now is the time to save these dates!


The 2018 ECW Tour of Homes Is Only Three Weeks Away!

Tour Day 2018 is nearly here and we still need baked goods! Even if you have already volunteered for a job, we need LOTS of baked goods for our Parish House visitors. Please consider baking something from our CCF Cookbook and making a recipe card to label your contribution.  

It's still not too late to become a benefactor! Check out all things TOH on

Save the Date for the Homeowners' Celebration Party, on Sunday, March 18th, at Musgrove.

For more information or to get involved with the Tour of Homes, contact:  Beth Smith  912-506-7577 or 
Charlotte Graham  912-506-3431

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.


Backpack Buddies

The Backpack Buddies will be packing again on Tuesday, February 27th, at 1:00 pm. Join the assembly line of fun volunteers for an invigorating and rewarding packing session! Contact Susan Shipman at for more information.
2018 SGHS Bridge Run

The 2018 Southeast Georgia Health System Annual Bridge Run took place this past Saturday, February 17th, and the Christ Church team rose to the challenge, despite the biting gnats and fog!  Many thanks to Diane Sheehan and Judy Douglas for spearheading this project to raise funds and awareness for the cancer programs at the Southeast Georgia Health Center. To see pictures of all the fun, click here.

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Charity Tournament
The Birdies and Bass Charity Golf Tournament,
benefiting FaithWorks, will take place on Friday, March 2nd, at the King and Prince Golf Club. Four-man teams will compete in a fishing rodeo, followed by 18 holes of golf. The $400 entry fee for each team includes golf, lunch and prizes. Fishing starts at 10:00 am followed by a shotgun start for the golf at 12:00 pm. Contact Fr. Tom at if you're interested in joining a Christ Church team.


Pancakes at the Pier - New Photos!

As the sounds of spritely jazz reverberated through the St. Simons Village and the aroma of sizzling pancakes and sausages filled the air, the members and friends of Christ Church gathered at the Casino for a lively salute to Shrove Tuesday, New Orleans-style! Neither fog nor drizzle dampened the spirits of all who paraded through Neptune Park, ate delicious pancakes and even ran relay races. Many thanks to all who devoted their time and talents to make this Shrove Tuesday a night to remember! See more the pictures of the fun here!

The Honey Creek Commission invites you to  CreekFEST II
on February 23-25! Come down to Honey Creek for a weekend filled with team events, worship, and good times with the Honey Creek family all throughout the Diocese of Georgia. Other activities include a silent auction, a 5k, field day events, square dancing and the global sensation that is Honey Creek fried chicken. So grab your people, assemble your team (or we can assign you to a team) and register today. Contact Mtr. Becky at becky@ for more information.

Community Seder

Join us for the Third Annual Community Seder, on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 6:00 pm. The Seder will take place at St. Francis Catholic Parish Hall, located at 1120 Newcastle St. For the third year, we welcome all to go back in history to a time when the Temple still stood in Jerusalem and Jesus walked the earth. The evening will offer a family-friendly experience of the Passover Seder focusing on the theme of Hunger in our Community. Last year's event was an excellent opportunity for meaningful interfaith connection, led engagingly by Rabbi Rachael Bregman. Tickets are $10/person or $25/family. Make your reservation today! Call 912-261-8512  ext. 444. Please call by Friday, February 23, 2018.

Mom's Time Out
It's that time of month again... Mom's Time Out! We will meet on Friday, March 2nd at Bonefish Grill, at 6:00 pm. Please contact Ashton at to RSVP, so she can make a reservation.  

Cross Collection on Display at Epworth
The Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum at Epworth-by-the-Sea Conference and Retreat Center, is happy to announce a special exhibition in the Atrium of the Museum which will be on display from Ash Wednesday  to Easter Sunday , the whole season of Lent.  

The exhibition is the cross collection of one of our own, the Rev. Dr. Robert W. (Bob) Brown. The crosses represent a collection gathered over a 40-year ministerial career and come from all over the world. They are made of a huge variety of materials and reflect many different interpretations of one of our most sacred symbols.  Though more than 90% of the crosses have been gifts, no cross has ever been repeated and never has the entire collection been on display at one time.  Dr. Brown is particularly pleased to offer this exhibition for the enjoyment of the members of Christ Church, Frederica.  May the cross, as a symbol, remind us of sacrifice and commitment and, especially, of the power of love. 

Up with People!
Up with People is coming to Glynn County, March 26 to April 2, 2018. Up with People was founded on the principle of using music as a means to communicate with and inspire people. In each city we visit, Up with People cast members perform a vibrant and inspiring musical stage show that brings the community together to enjoy a night of entertainment while sparking people to take action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world. It's fun for the whole family and an experience you'll never forget!

The Advance Team is looking for host families for the cast members. Host families provide a place to sleep, limited transportation and some meals. While the cast is in town they will be getting involved volunteering in the local community. You can learn more about the 100 member cast from 20 different countries  here. If you have any questions, please contact Ashton at about her experience while traveling with Up with People.  

Coffee HourCoffeeHour
Coffee Hour hosts are needed to help provide refreshments between our 9:15 am and 11:15 am worship services on Sundays, in the Parish Hall. Please contact Christine Plank at to sign up to help.
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.

Save the Date

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

Join Rabbi Rachel Bregman, Rev. Alan Dyer, and Rev. Tom Purdy 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.
Nancy Acree
Carl Alexander
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley    
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Terry Burns
Barbara Canaday
Marilyn Canady
Paddy Carley
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Andy Doyle
Betsy Fitzgerald
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Rosalind Griffin
Kevin Hancock
Burgess Hartsell
Kevin Heeny
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Cheryl Hieatt
Jane Higginbotham
Brenda Hollis
Greg Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Eileen Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Lois Irvin
Erin Jones
Glenn Jones
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett
Jerry Lowe
Teddy Lynch
Larry MacDonald
Cathy McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Marilyn Miller
Marge Mitchell
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
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
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Bo Yates
Betty Young
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 WeekendServersNeeded

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Feb. 25, 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)
Kerrigan Hamil - Acolyte C
Eva Purdy - Acolyte TB
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte - PW
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Catherine Holt - Lector - First Lesson 
Catherine Holt - Lector - Second Lesson
Catherine Holt - Greeter
Steve Holt - Greeter
Susan Imhoff - Usher
Alice Barlow - Kidurgy
Weezie Campbell - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Isabella Williston - Acolyte C
Beth Smith - Chalice Bearer 
Hugh Brown - Lector - First Lesson
John La Boone - Lector - Second Lesson
Brooke Sumerford - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher
John Killgallon - Usher
Julianne Temple - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte C
Alice Barlow - Chalice Bearer
Alice Barlow - Lector - First Lesson
Bonnie Harris - Lector - Second Lesson
Jeff Poulos - Greeter
Tracy Poulos - Greeter
Royce Woods - Usher
This Week at Christ Church
Evening Prayer is held Wednesdays through Sundays at Christ Church, Frederica at 5:00 pm.
*Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at Christ Church  

Thursday, February 22, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
2:00 pm - Final Chapters Workshop
6:00 pm - Labyrinth Walk

Friday, February 23, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
5:00 pm - Creekfest Weekend Begins

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, February 25, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica

Monday, February 26, 2018
9:30 am - Manna House
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
1:00 pm - Backpack Buddies
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bell Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
9:30 am - Manna House
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service (CCF)
1:00 pm - Art of Lent Reflection and Lunch  
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, March 1, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
2:00 pm - Final Chapters Workshop

Friday, March 2, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, March 4, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
6:00 pm - EYC (Middle School)
7:00 pm - EYC (High School)

Save the Date

March 1, 2018
Community Seder

March 4, 2018
Evening Choral Evensong

March 7, 2018
EC 101 Begins

March 9, 2018
Parents' Night Out

March 10, 2018
Question of Identity Retreat

March 25-31, 2018
Holy Week

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday

May 6, 2018 
Bishop's Visitation