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February 6 , 2019

Tickets for the Frederick Cousins Guild Oyster Roast are still on sale in the church office this week! Get more information here.

Rector's Ramblings

Did you ever have a car where the transmission just wasn't working correctly? I've had transmissions go bad twice in cars I drove - actually it was twice in the same car. Before the problem was serious, I knew there was something not right. I remember well a long 30-mile trip to get my Oldsmobile down to my father-in-law's garage many years ago. I had to stop every so often, shut off the car, and then restart it so the transmission would engage after it had slipped out. I made it, but just barely.  
This week I test drove a used car with a manual transmission, and as soon as I put it into fourth gear I knew something was very wrong. The high-pitched whine associated with the spinning of the gears when accelerating was not normal. The young woman who was doing the test drive demurred a bit, suggesting we could ask someone when we got back. I assured her it had a problem. When we got back, her manager confirmed that they were aware of the problem and had lowered the price on the vehicle accordingly. Which explained why it seemed like such a good deal.


Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will gather for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 12, at 5:30 pm in the Christ Church Parish Hall. We'll start with a time of conversation and sharing before getting to the business at hand. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at
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.


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

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

 Children and Youth

A Souper Big Thank You!
The EYC Souper Sunday fundraiser this p ast Sunday was a great success. Thank you to all of Christ Church for your support! We sold lots of soup and greatly appreciate all those who donated soup and those who purchased it. Our fundraiser made nearly $700 for youth programs and missions!

Later the same day, our youth packed over 200 backpack bags as part of the youth group meeting. Many thanks to Susan Shipman for leading us through this outreach project!

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 
We have begun our confirmation class for those youth who are 16 and older discerning taking the next step in their membership of the Episcopal church. We meet on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 pm. All High School students are welcome to join. We will have discussion about readings for class.
Confirmation class on Thursday, February 7 and 14  will be in the Church 7:30-8:30 pm.

Readings for February 7:
Exodus 12:1-20 
Matthew 26:17-19, 26-29
1st Corinthians 5: 6-7, 11:23-29, 10:16-17

Book of Common Prayer
The Holy Eucharist,  p. 859
Concerning the Service of the Church,  p. 13-14 
The Exhortation,  pp. 315-17  
The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer A,  p. 361-366 

Contact: Mother Katie at

First Communion
We will be 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 10 - 12:30-2:30 EYC Parish House
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
Save the date for these exciting adventures for our young Pathfinders! More information will be coming soon from Mtr. Katie. Contact: Mtr. Katie at

February 10 - Strike Zone Bowling in Brunswick

March 17 - Adventure Landing in Jacksonville

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. Please sign up with Mother Katie by Feb 10. The cost is $20 for travel and dinner, please bring a sack lunch.

10:00 am - Leave Christ Church, SSI
11:30 am - Arrive at St. Marys/Depart for Island
12:30 pm - Arrive on Cumberland/ Have picnic lunch
4:30 pm - Depart Cumberland
5:30 pm - Dinner in St Mary's
7:00 pm - Arrive at Christ Church for youth pick up.

Cumberland needs us to reserve our spots on the ferry, so the sooner you let Mother Katie your coming the better. I will need a permission/release form on file to attend. You are encouraged to invite a friend.
 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 !



Christ Church Comforters
The Christ Church Comforters will be meeting next on Friday, February 8, at 10:30 am, in the Parish Hall. Come join them and find out what projects they'll be taking on next! You say you don't know how to knit or crochet? No worries! They'll be glad to teach you! For more information, please contact Gay Barron at
Backpack Buddies in February
The Backpack Buddies are packing twice in February! Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, at 9:30 am (*NOTE: this is earlier than usual!) and/or 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


Tour of Homes 2019
The ECW Tour of Homes needs you! We are looking for volunteers to help in the Parish Hall on Tour Day, March 16, serving light refreshments to our guests and visitors. This is a wonderful opportunity to show our Christ Church hospitality! If you can help, please contact Sarah Kreimborg at 912-222-6960 or at and sign up today!

You can buy Tour of Homes tickets 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.

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
ECW Tour of Homes Kick-Off Party
The 2019 Tour of Homes Kick Off Party is this Thursday, February 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the home of Anne and Darryl Peck, 154 Shore Rush Drive, in Sea Palms. Valet parking will be provided.  Come meet the Chairs and learn more about our 66th  Annual Tour!
Contact Charlotte Graham at for more information. 
ECW Winter Brunch

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 Wednesday, February 13th to the church office at 912-638-8683.

Parish People

Celebrating Our Friends At Christ Church!
Te Turner
Christ Church's talented tenor is taking the stage this  month in the "Showstoppers Musical Variety Show", at the Brunswick Actors Theatre, on 1413 Newcastle Street, in Brunswick. The show will include "song and dance" numbers that will have you up and dancing in the aisle! Performance dates are February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24; Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Make reservations for tickets at 912-280-0023.


Frederick Cousins Oyster Roast - Tickets Are Going FAST!OysterRoast
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 and are on sale at the church office. All proceeds will go to support local and international charities. Contact: Louise Bartlett at

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-Shirt  
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

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
Kathleen Bishop
Allen Bowen
Gene Broadwell
June Brown
Beverly Burns
Josh Calhoun
Barbara Canady
Greg Canady
Andy Cheshire
Barbara Chitty
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
Dot Marler
Rachael Moore

He ath Power
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
Pat Vinton
John Waite
Brennon Waller
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Putsie Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner

Wayne Sheffield

This  Week

Serving This Weekend
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Paul Ploeger - Usher
Bonney Shuman - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)  
NOT FILLED - Acolyte C
Anson Galland - Acolyte - TB
Abigail Williston - Acolyte - TB
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte PW
NOT FILLED - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master 
Sally Essig - Lector - First Lesson 
Angie Burns - Lector - Second Lesson 
Ann Harrell - Greeter
Wallace Harrell - Greeter
Bud Dorsey - Usher
Margie Dorsey - Usher
Mary Hardee - Kidurgy Shepherd
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Henning - Altar Guild

9:15 AM Parish Hall (CCF) 
Eva Purdy - Acolyte C
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Hugh Brown - Lector - First Lesson 
Hugh Brown - Lector - Second Lesson
Rip Graham - Greeter
Charlotte Graham - Greeter 
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Elise Meeks - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
NOT FILLED - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Bonnie Harris - Lector - Second Lesson
Clif Jones - Greeter
Penny Jones - Greeter
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild
Pat Collins - Altar Guild

Weds., Feb. 13, 2019 Healing Service 12:00 PM
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild


Thursday, February 7, 2019
1:00 pm - Thursday Afternoon Book Study
5:00 pm - ECW ToH Kick-Off Party

Friday, February 8, 2019
6:00 pm - Frederick Cousins Oyster Roast

Saturday, February 9, 2019
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, February 10, 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 11 , 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
2:00 pm - Hand Bell Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers Practice
5:00 pm - Trebles Practice
5:30 pm - EC 101

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
9:30 am - Backpack Buddies
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 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 

Save the Date

February 16, 2019
SGHS Bridge Run

February 16, 2019
ECW Winter Brunch

February 24, 2019
EYC Trip to Cumberland Island

March 2, 2019
Clarion Call Saturday Workshop

March 5, 2019
Pancakes at the Pier

March 6, 2017
Ash Wednesday