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January 17, 2018
If you would like to sign up to ride the bus to the Revival at Honey Creek this Saturday, January 20th, please call the office at 912-638-8683 as soon as possible and bring by your check for $28 this week!

Sign up now for the Enneagram Workshop taking place on January 26-27. Find out more about this exciting program  here!

Rector's Ramblings

I worked for years in a maze of conveyor belts that carried packages from one place to another in our warehouse, sorting them according to the destination. I don't remember now how many miles of conveyor belt we had in our facility, but it was fascinating to watch. In the more than six years I worked in that system, I never grew tired of watching it. That's not to say I always enjoyed it, particularly when I was on the management side and responsible for fixing problems that arose. 
For example, I remember when we started using a bag system for small packages. There were heavy duty, thick nylon bags with zippers on one end for grouping small packages like envelopes and small boxes. They were about the size of two king sized pillow cases put together side by side. When they were first introduced into the conveyor belt system, it was a nightmare. The bags would get snagged in the joints between conveyor belts and jam up the works. Sometimes the belt would end up being torn into pieces, which was no small feat, and not easy to repair. There were certain trouble spots that had frequent breakdowns because of this and for weeks to months it was a rough go every night as belts broke down and we had to shuttle packages by the thousands, all by hand, over great distances.


Revival at Honey CreekRevival
On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Diocese of Georgia will offer a revival based on Fearless Faith and Boundless Love. Join us for a day of renewal and to celebrate the life and legacy of a Saint in Georgia, Deaconess Anna Alexander. The revival worship will use the propers for Deaconess Anna Alexander of Georgia (1865-1947) and displays, handouts, and a video will tell the story of this saint of Georgia. 

At 1:00 pm, parishioners from all over the diocese of Georgia will gather under a large tent on the grounds of Honey Creek Retreat Center to hear the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, as he shares his message of love and renewal. Please save January 20th, as it will be a day to celebrate our faith together and to share it with others. For more information and to register online, click here

Because parking at Honey Creek is very limited, we have arranged for a bus to drive round trip from Christ Church to Honey Creek on the day of the revival. The bus leaves Christ Church at 10:00 am and departs Honeycreek at 3:00 pm. The cost per person is $28. You may pay for a bus seat by check made out to Christ Church, Frederica. Write "Bus" in the memo line. Drop you check by the office this week!


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

Men's Study Group
The Christ Church Men's Group recently began a study on the book  Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-Created World  by Noreen Herzfeld. The first chapter led to an interesting discussion. The group meets each Wednesday  morning at 10:30 am  in the teen room in the Parish Hall. (Books are available through book sellers online.)
Women's Study Group

The Women's Study Group is now meeting at 11:30 am each week. The group is currently focusing on a new book, Brene Brown's  Braving the Wilderness - The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone . Books are available for $17 in the Church Office. All women in the parish are invited to join us for this study! For more information, contact Mtr. Ashton: .

Wednesday Night Bible Study
Godfrey Draviam is leading a four week Bible study, "Being with the Father" that will conclude on February 7th. The group meets in the Vestry Room, from 5:30 to 6:25 pm. All are welcome! For more information, please contact Godfrey at
Daughters of the King
Save the Date for Sunday, February 11th , at 12:30 pm for an informational lunch. Angel Bernier is the President of The Order of the Daughters of the King for the Diocese of Georgia.  She we will be coming to discuss Christ Church's St. Elizabeth of Hungary Chapter. If you are interested in becoming a Daughter, being reinstated as a Daughter, or are an active Daughter, come and help us discern the mission of this Chapter at Christ Church. To learn more about the  order visit  . If you have any questions please contact Ashton at 

EYC and Pathfinders Activities
Happening #100

Happening #100 at Honey Creek last weekend was an exciting and deeply enriching experience for all who participated. We were proud to have Christ Church senior Graham Hummel lead the weekend as Rector!

EYC Ski Retreat Weekend

Save the date for the EYC Ski Retreat! On Friday, February 16th, the Christ Church EYC will head to Lake Junaluska and the Cataloochee Ski Area for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Contact Youth Missioner Brad Hamil at to get more details about the trip.

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 .

Enneagram WorkshopEnneagramWorkshop
On January 26 - 27, Christ Church, Frederica presents the Rev. Dr. Paul Hanneman's introduction to the Enneagram. Join Dr. Hanneman for this workshop as he explores this ancient spiritual tool... the wisdom of the Fourth Century Desert Fathers, the first Christian monastics...deep, universal and life-changing. The Enneagram is about people - how we are the same, how we are different, what makes us tick and how we get in our own way. It describes nine fundamental personality styles. It helps explain why we behave the way we do. It offers specific directions for personal growth.

Friday January 26, 2018 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.  
Dynamics of the Nine Personality Types, Ego Structure, Soul
Saturday, January 27, 2017 - 9:00-11:30 a.m.  
You're NOT Your Personality"
(Light lunch served in Fellowship Hall.)        
1:00-4:00 p.m. 
"Who Does God See When He Looks at Us?"

Advance registration is required and registration forms can be found in the church office or downloaded here. The cost for the workshop is $40. Make checks to Christ Church, Frederica with Enneagram Workshop in the memo line. Contact: Billie Sargent at


65th Annual Tour of Homes

It's coming!  The 65th  Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes is Saturday, March 17th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm! Are you ready? For a sneak peak of what's in store, go to .
Here, you can get excited and get ready! You can see photos of the stops, sign up to volunteer, become a benefactor, AND buy tickets! Our kick off this year will be February 1st from 5-7 pm, "The Wine Opener". (See below for more details!) Reservations are required. We have some very important deadlines coming up:  RSVP for The Wine Opener and Benefactor deadline are both January 26th. Any questions, contact Beth Smith 912-506-7577 or Charlotte Graham 912-506-3431. Get ready!!

Tour of Homes Wine Opener



Church Docents Needed!

As Christians, we are enjoined to share our treasure with others. Christ Church Frederica is itself a treasure --historical and spiritual. It is one of the most visited sites on St. Simons Island, drawing travelers from many parts all year around. The church is kept open to them thanks to our docents.

We are currently seeking volunteers to serve as docents once a month on a weekday or weekend afternoon, in a 2:00 -5:00 pm shift. A brief training session is offered. 
This is an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity to share the remarkable story of our church and to introduce it  to many others. If you are interested in joining our corps of Christ Church ambassadors, please contact Fred Collins at  912-222-2643.

Backpack Buddies

The Backpack Buddies will be packing again on Wednesday, January 31st, at 10:00 am.All are welcome to join the packing line!  For more information about Backpack Buddies, contact Susan Shipman at .

Souper Bowl Sunday - February 4th

The "Souper Bowl Sunday" soup fundraiser is coming up again and will "kick-off" on Sunday, February 4th . After all services we will be selling homemade soup in pints ($5) and quarts ($10) to raise money for our youth programs. Parents, students, and parishioners will provide the soup so this is a very profitable fundraiser! Soup will be available at the church and the parish house.
If you would like to make some homemade soup for this fundraiser or baked goods for the youth to sell, please contact Brad at 912-223-7276 or

2018 SGHS Bridge Run

The 2018 Southeast Georgia Health System Annual Bridge Run is Saturday, February 17th and Christ Church will field a team!  Official registration on the Active SGHS website closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February 13th, 2017. You will save some money if you register by Tuesday, January 30 th .
To sign up for the team, go to Once you are there, register by the following steps:
* Click on Team Member (10 or more people) Runners and Walkers pay $28 on or before Jan. 30 th  Half Marathon is $58 before Jan 30
* Hit Continue
* Enter email address
* Fill in name, date of birth, phone number, address, etc.
* Choose shirt size: This is for THEIR T-shirt-NOT OURS!!*
* Scroll down and choose team Christ Church, Frederica
* Check agreement to waivers
* Fill in the electronic signature
* Choose event insurance or not
* Fill in payment information
* Click NO THANKS to Active Membership (unless you really want to pay for it)
* Your electronic receipt will appear, which you may print
That's it and we'll be notified once you've registered!
(*Registration qualifies you to receive an official SGHS 2018 Bridge Run T-shirt. We, as a team, are not attending the Friday Pasta Night event, but you are free to sign up and go on your own.)

The Official Christ Church Memorial T-Shirt 

Although the cost of your entry includes a Bridge Run shirt, please consider purchasing an official Christ Church T-shirt to wear the day of the run. They may be purchased separately for $15. (NOTE: Names of loved ones affected by cancer, who you would like to remember or honor, may be added to the shirt by sending the names to Julie Hancock at by January 24th. To see the list of current names, click here.)

All proceeds go to the cancer programs at the hospital. Make checks payable to Christ Church, Frederica and write Bridge Run in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to Christ Church, Frederica 6329 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522, or they may be dropped off at the church office. Please write ATTN: Bridge Run on your envelope.  THE DEADLINE TO ORDER CHRIST CHURCH TEAM SHIRTS IS FEBRUARY 1st Pick up your CCF shirt at the church office on February 15-16. Contact Diane Sheehan at  for more information.


Frederick Cousins Guild Meeting
The January meeting of the Frederick Cousins Guild will be at Linda Allen's home, 208 Stevens Rd. on Tuesday, January 23rd  at 6:30 pm. We'll discuss our upcoming Oyster Roast on Friday, February 9th  at 6:00 pm. Member volunteers are needed to either make  a dessert or a small pot of Brunswick stew, and/or to help set up and serve! We need all Guild members who are able to please attend this important planning meeting!   
Frederick Cousins Oyster Roast - February 9th

Beginning January 26, tickets for the Oyster Roast will be available from guild members or through the church office (please pay by check or cash). They are limited and sell out quickly! The price is $25 advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds will go to the Compass Rose Society, which supports the programs and ministries of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and to various local charities.   Contact: church office at 912-638-8683.

Coffee HourCoffeeHour
Coffee Hour hosts are urgently needed to help provide refreshments between our 9:15 am and 11:15 am worship services on Sundays, in the Christ Church Parish Hall. Please contact Christine Plank at to sign up to help.
Christ Church Moms
A new group, the  Christ Church Moms , will begin meeting for fun and fellowship, at a different time and location each month. The next gathering will take place on Friday, January 26th, at 6:30 pm, at Gnat's Landing. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at

Chili Cook-off and Annual Meeting - January 28

We will once again have a Chili Cook-off in conjunction with the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 28th. 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. There will be plenty of extension cords so you can plug your pot in to keep your chili hot. If you are not planning on bringing chili, please try to bring a salad, sandwiches, bread/cornbread, chips or a dessert. 

Attention kids!! We will also be holding the very first Baking Battle cookie contest for children and youth this year. Please bring six of your best homemade cookies to the Parish Hall between 5:45 and 6:00 pm, on Jan. 28th, to be part of the competition. Cookies will be judged on taste, appearance, and creativity.
The results of the Vestry election will be announced at the Chili Cook-off and Annual Meeting at Christ Church.

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

2018 Vestry Nominees Announced

The Vestry Nominating Committee, in anticipation of our 2018 Annual Meeting, scheduled for January 28, 2018, announces our slate of candidates for election to the Vestry.  The nominees, in alphabetical order, are:

Brooke Bartlett
Rip Graham
Bernie Keele
Ellen Kuehm
John La Boone
Casey Lavin
Jane Thau
Steven Williams

Click here to read the biographies of each of this year's nominees.

This year's Vestry Nominating Committee was made up of the four outgoing Vestry members, Scott McQuade, Gene Rackley, Susan Shipman, and Nancy Stoddard, former Sr. Wardens Cliff Jones and Edward Turner, and the Rector.

Congratulations, St. Ignatius!
Our beautiful St. Ignatius campus was recently awarded the Clean Sweep Five Year Award by local environmental watch-dog, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful! Congratulations to all who work so hard to keep the grounds of this unique, historical property in tip-top order and to Bonita Wright who leads the way as head gardener!
Pledge Envelopes Ready for Pick-up

The 2018 pledge envelopes are now available for pick-up in the Parish Hall.

If you would like to use giving envelopes for your offerings but don't have any, please contact Stan Kyker at 912-638-6863 or at He will assign an envelope number for you and provide a set of un-numbered envelopes that you can use for this year. In 2019 your envelopes will be printed with your number.

Ushers Needed
Can you volunteer to usher occasionally at weekly worship? Your service would provide vital assistance to both the congregation and the clergy. Please contact Sharon Joy at  or 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
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley    
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Terry Burns
Barbara Canaday
Marilyn Canady
Paddy Carley
Kristen Cutler
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Betsy Fitzgerald
Penny Flickinger
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Louise Gentile
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Rosalind Griffin
Kevin Hancock
Burgess Hartnell
Kevin Heeny
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Christopher Hewetson
Cheryl Hieatt
Jane Higginbotham
Carol Hoffine
Brenda Hollis
Greg Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Eileen Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Lois Irvin
Glenn Jones
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Davi Langston
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett

Jerry Lowe
Cathy McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Marilyn Miller
Marge Mitchell
Gene Palmer
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Dale Pierson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Julie Sargent
Phyllis Sartin
Robert Saunders
Angie Schrum
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Bill Torrey
Beth Varn
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
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.

New Ways to Give
Now you can make gifts and offerings to Christ Church by using your phone. Please text ccfssi to 77977,  enter your details, choose your payment method, and give. You may also go to the Christ Church website at, click on the Donation tab at the top and give there.

This  Week

Serving This WeekendServersNeeded

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Ed Rowley - Usher
Toni Rowley - Usher
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Kerrigan Hamil - Acolyte C
Daven Wray - Acolyte TB
Robert Wray - Acolyte - TB
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte - PW
Donna Purdy - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Leigh Lane - Lector - First Lesson 
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
Jeannie Wade - Greeter
Ralph Wade - Greeter
Cliff Jones - Usher
      Douglas Lane - Usher
Ed Turner - Kidurgy
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Hodges - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Abigail Williston - Acolyte C
Doree Avera - Chalice Bearer
Fred Collins - Lector - First Lesson
Fred Collins - Lector - Second Lesson
Oscar Covington - Usher
Lynne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Kay Brown - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Bonnie Harris - Crucifer
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Jane Watson - Lector - First Lesson
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - Second Lesson
Diane Ansley - Greeter
Henry Ansley - Greeter
Clinton Winne - Usher
Pat Collins - Altar Guild
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild

Jan. 24, 2018 Healing Service 12:00 Noon
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild

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, January 18, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
Friday, January 19, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Revival at Honey Creek
10:00 am - Bus leaves for Revival at Honey Creek
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, January 21, 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)

Monday, January 22, 2018
9:30 am - Manna House
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bell Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles 
6:00 pm - Frederick Cousins Guild Meeting

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
9:30 am - Manna House
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service 
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
5:30 pm - Bible Study
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, January 25, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
Friday, January 26, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
7:00 pm - Enneagram Workshop

Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:00 am - Enneagram Workshop
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, January 28, 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 - Chili Cook-Off, Annual Meeting & Baking Battle

Save the Date

January 28, 2018
Annual Meeting and Chili Cook-off

February 1, 2018
ECW Tour of Homes Kick-Off

February 9, 2018
Frederick Cousins Oyster Roast

February 11, 2018
EYC Rooted and Relevant Holy Eucharist

February 13, 2018
Shrove Tuesday

February 14, 2018
Ash Wednesday

March 25-31, 2018
Holy Week

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday

May 6, 2018 
Bishop's Visitation

June 11-15, 2018
Vacation Bible School

June 18-22, 2018
Camp Kanuga