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January 3, 2018
Make plans to join us this Friday, January 5th, at 5:30 pm, for Twelfth Night festivities! Read more here.

Register for the Fearless Faith, Boundless Love Revival at Honey Creek, on January 20th today! Get all the details here.

Rector's Ramblings

What an interesting week this has been! We've started the New Year with an incredible win for the Bulldogs and now a winter storm. I'm actually really glad the Bulldogs won, not just because I wanted them to win, but because I know how hard it would have been on our community if they lost. I've noticed over the years that Georgia's football performance is noticeable in the life of the congregation. I can always tell from a Sunday morning whether or not they had a big win or a tough loss. There's some research that backs up that kind of communal response to sporting events, but I've seen it first-hand without having to rely on the research. 
Don't get me wrong, in the big scheme of things we would have been fine if the Dawgs had lost, but it would have been incredibly disappointing. We would have gotten over it. We still may have to, if the unthinkable happens against Alabama. But let's not think that way. This team may not lose again; apart from the hiccup with the first meeting with Auburn, there's been nothing they couldn't handle. In truth, they even handled Auburn when it comes right down to it. But most teams do meet their match at some point; that's why there can only be one on top. The adage that God doesn't give us more than we can handle isn't any more true in football than it is in life.  


X Church
X Church resumes on Wednesday, January 10th, at 6:30 pm, in historic Christ Church. This is a  time of contemplation and quiet introspection, that is enhanced by candlelight, incense, beautiful music. All are welcome to this intimate weekly Holy Eucharist service which is designed to be an island of calm in the middle of a busy week. 
Christ Church Christmas

The Advent season culminated in beautiful Holy Eucharist worship services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Christ Church and St. Ignatius Chapel. Weeks of thoughtful preparation and the dedication of all who worked hard to make these services happen, made the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ a truly joyful event!  Photos of Christ Church at Christmas may be found here .
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. 

The day begins with a service at Good Shepherd, Pennick where Deaconess Anna Alexander served. 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 two buses to drive round trip from Christ Church to Honey Creek on the day of the revival. The buses leave Christ Church at 10:00 am and depart 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. Mail checks to the church office or put them in the offering plate.

Youth at the Revival!
The Youth weekend structured around the Revival: Fearless Faith, Boundless Love is still open for additional registrants. This event, which is intended for youth in Grades 6-12, will begin on Friday, January 19, and conclude on Sunday, January 21. Friday night includes time with the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, while Saturday includes participation in the Saturday Eucharist at Good Shepherd, Pennick and participation in and support of the Revival at Honey Creek on Saturday afternoon!
If youth registered for this weekend in the fall, their registration was automatically rolled over to this coming weekend. However, there are additional spots available, so go ahead and sign up, and invite a friend! You do not have to be an Episcopalian to participate in the weekend or the Revival on Saturday.
The total cost for the weekend is $150, due to the additional expenses involved with transportation. Scholarships are always available. Register here. Contact the Rev. Joshua Varner, Canon Missioner for Children and Youth, at with your questions!


Sunday Morning Classes
The Adult Sunday morning class and classes for children and youth  resume this Sunday, January 7, 2018. Join us! 

Adult Sunday Morning Class
Beginning January 7 Dr. Bob Brown's  adult Sunday morning class  will renew 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

Women's Study Group
Starting on Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Women's Study Group will begin meeting at 11:30 am each week. The group will be focusing on a new book, Brene Brown's
Braving the Wilderness - The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. Books will be available for $17 in the Church Office. All women in the parish are invited to join us for this study! For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at

EYC and Pathfinders Activities

Happening #100
Happening, January 12-14  at Honey Creek, is an experience of God's love in action, presented by teenagers and for teenagers in grades ten to 12, and sponsored by the Episcopal Church. During the weekend the participants experience God's love through worship, prayer, and the ministry of peers and adults, both lay and clergy. Cost: $100. Registration closes January 5th!  For more information, visit To register for Happening #100, follow  this link .

In addition to this weekend marking the 100th  Happening, our very own Graham Hummel will serve as the Rector!!! Please keep Graham and all of the staff and participants in your prayers, and contact me at or 912-223-7276 to learn of other ways you can support these students and adults.  This weekend is an experience of God's love in action, presented by teenagers and for teenagers in grades ten to 12, and sponsored by the Episcopal Church. During the weekend the participants experience God's love through worship, prayer, and the ministry of peers and adults, both lay and clergy.

Happening #100 Reunion and Celebration
It's been 99 Happenings in the making!!! Join us as we celebrate the many lives God has touched through this ministry and look ahead to the next generations of Happeners!
Saturday, January 13, 7:00 pm
Reunion - Fun, Fellowship, Singing, Refreshments!
The Reunion will conclude with a Eucharist.
Sunday, January 14, 2:30 pm - Closing Service
A reception will follow the Closing service.
Reunion only - $10 (requested donation) Register here .
Reunion & Lock-In - $30 early registration, $35 after Jan. 5
(reunion + lock-in fee includes a lock-in T-shirt)
#100 Celebration Tshirt -- $15 ($5 extra to have shirt mailed)  If you are unable to attend, but would like to order a shirt, click here.  

Save the Date!!
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.

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

Read the Entire Bible in One Year
LONG STORY SHORT - A One-Hour Intro to the Bible  

It's not too late....  Come to the Church Office and pick up your One-Year Bible for only $15. Whether you're new to reading the Bible or know it well, join us for a "Long Story Short" Bible Intro class on January 9th, at 1:00 pm  in the Vestry Room. Questions? Contact
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Beginning on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Godfrey Draviam will lead a four week Bible study. The group will meet in the Vestry Room, from 5:30 to 6:25 pm. For more information, please contact Godfrey at
Lenten Meditation Deadline
Attention, Lenten Writers! The deadline for turning in your completed reflections for the Christ Church 2018 Lenten meditation series is midnight on Wednesday, January 17th. Email them to John La Boone at . Remember that the deadline is fixed and cannot be extended for any reason. Thou shalt not be late!


65th Annual Tour of Homes

Thank you Christ Church Parishioners!

We have received 50 Benefactor, and 63 Volunteer cards. But, it's not too late to become a Benefactor and/or Volunteer. Remember all proceeds from this Tour are for charities who primarily help women and children. It's going to be a fantastic Tour. Please send in your cards or contact us:
Beth Smith  912- 506-7577 or
Charlotte Graham 912-506-3431 
Don't forget to check out our website: , and find us on Facebook and Instagram pages.

2018 Tour of Homes Wine Opener
We will officially "Open" up TOH season February 1, 5:00-7:00 pm at the home of Beth Thrift. Light refreshments, libations, entertainment, and opportunities will be provided. Thank you for reserving your spot by contacting  Beth Smith at 912-506-7577 or
Charlotte Graham at 912-506-3431or  

TOUR DAY: March 17th, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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 please contact Brad at 912-223-7276 or


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.
Join us for Twelfth Night This Friday!TwelfthNight

Hearken One and All,
come ye to yon Parish Hall!
On Friday, January 5th, as the sunlight is waning,
join us at 5:30 pm for some fine entertaining.
T'will be a magical evening of fun and delight,
as we celebrate our own Twelfth Night!
We'll dine on a feast of Christmastide treats,
from "partridge" in a baked pear brie, 
to Henry the Eighth meats.
All will wear crowns and the children will play, 
Fr. Tom will lead a song and Compline to end the day.
So out with the old in with the new,
this evening of merriment will not happen without YOU!!

Please RSVP by January 4th. Call the Church Office to reserve your spot at 912-638-8683

*Costumes are encouraged but not required!!

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 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, or a dessert. 
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

We will send bios and photos of the candidates in the weeks to come.  Voting will take place at all services on the weekend of January 27/28.  Please keep our nominees in your prayers in the meantime.

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.

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

Enneagram Workshop
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

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
Light Cook
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. 6, 2018 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Lee Dyson - Usher
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Kerrigan Hamil - Acolyte C
Robert Wray - Acolyte TB
Daven Wray - Acolyte - TB
Catherine Holt - Chalice Bearer
Te Turner - Chancel Master
Bud Dorsey - Lector - First Lesson 
Margie Dorsey - Lector - Second Lesson
Sue Henning - Greeter
Greer Brown - Usher
      Godfrey Draviam - Usher
Ed Turner - Kidurgy
Nancy Stoddard - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Beth Smith - Acolyte C
Beth Smith - Chalice Bearer
John La Boone - Lector - First Lesson
John La Boone - Lector - Second Lesson
Jane Sanders - Greeter
Paul Sanders - Greeter
Oscar Covington  - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Bonnie Harris - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Te Turner - Lector - First Lesson
K. Martin Worthy - Lector - Second Lesson
Jeff Poulos - Greeter
Tracy Poulos - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
Dale Pierson - 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
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service 
Friday, January 5, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Twelfth Night Celebration

Saturday, January 6, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Epiphany Sunday
St. Athanasius Food Bank
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 

Monday, January 8, 2018
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bell Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles 

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
12:30 pm - Finance Committee Meeting
Friday, January 12, 2018
10:30 am - Christ Church Comforters
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, January 13, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, January 14, 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 

Save the Date

January 20, 2018
Revival at Honeycreek

January 26-27, 2018
Enneagram Workshop

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