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July 11, 2018
Please consider becoming a Backpack Buddy sponsor for the upcoming school year. Get all the details here.

Rector's Ramblings

Father Tom is away this week at the 79th Episcopal Convention in Austin, Texas, but will continue to send updates until the conclusion of the conference. 


Live from the 79th Episcopal Convention

Coverage of the 79th Episcopal Church General Convention in Austin, Texas continues this week. To see conference events, worship services and more, click here. (Please note that events scheduled are in Central Standard Time.)

Summer Worship Schedule

Christ Church is officially on the summer schedule. Regular weekend worship services take place on Saturdays at 5:30 pm, at St. Ignatius; and on Sundays at 8:00 am, 9:15 am and 11:15 am, at Christ Church. Kidurgy, our Liturgy of the Word for younger children, takes place on Sundays, at 9:15 am. Our regular weekend worship schedule will resume on August 19, 2018.


Adult Sunday Morning Class
The Adult Sunday morning class is studying Adam Hamilton's new book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Troubled Times.  Everyone is welcome. Classes are in the parish house from 10:30 until 11:15 am and will continue to meet over the summer.  For more information, contact Bob at .

Men's Study Group
The Wednesday morning Men's Study Group is studying A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, by Tom Gjelten. A Nation of Nations is  "an incisive look at immigration, assimilation, and national identity" ( Kirkus Reviews ) and the landmark immigration law that transformed the face of the nation more than fifty years ago, as told through the stories of immigrant families in one suburban county in Virginia. Books are available in the church office for $13. For  more information, please contact Fr. Tom at .


Our Backpack Buddies Need Sponsors!BackpackBuddies
The Backpack Buddies ministry is in urgent need of sponsors for the children we serve throughout the school year. A donation of $100 will feed a child on the weekends for the whole school year and $50 will feed a child on the weekends for a semester. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Backpack Buddy sponsor, so that no child in Glynn County will go hungry during the upcoming school year. For more information, please contact Susan Shipman at

Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will not be meeting in July. They will next meet on Tuesday, August 14, at 5:45 pm, in the Parish House. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at
Susanna Wesley Guild Summer Lunch

The Susanna Wesley Guild will meet for their next luncheon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 12:00 noon, at the King and Prince Hampton Plantation Golf Club, on the north end of the island, at Hampton Point. For more information, please contact Ethel Horton at
Moms' Night Out
Hey moms! You're invited to join us on Friday, July 27, at 6:00 pm, for dinner at Gnat's Landing, in Redfern Village. We can catch up on what everybody's doing this summer, while we relax with a great meal. Please let Mother Ashton know you'll be coming with an RSVP by Wednesday, July 25. You can reach her by email at, or by phone at 912-638-8683. 
The OMG Group

There's a brand new group forming at Christ Church for folks who enjoy fellowship and playing games. Beginning on Friday, August 3, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, the OMG's will gather in the Parish Hall on the first Friday of every month, for lunch and games like Rummikub, Mahjongg, Bridge, Canasta or any other game that can be played by two or more people. For the first meeting, lunch will be provided by Honey Baked Ham for $10 per person. To reserve your meal, please contact Mother Ashton by July 27, at or call her at 912-638-8683. 
We're planning to take the OMG's on the road, too, and are putting together two day trips to per year to places like Savannah and Jacksonville, where we will travel by chartered bus, then dine out, take in show or visit museums and historic locations. This is going to be a fun group, so make sure you join us for the initial game day meeting on Friday, August 3. Let's get rolling!


The Christ Church BREATHE group is taking a break in July and will resume in August. BREATHE is a group for mothers of young children through school-aged children (pre-k through grade 12) that meets monthly for coffee, fellowship, support and a short devotional. This will be a time to care for one another and take sometime out of our schedules to stop and "breathe." This is a completely laid-back group, so younger children are welcome. Contact Mtr. Ashton Williston at for more information.

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

Icon Writing 3.0 at Christ Church
Fr. David Holland returns for the third consecutive year for our annual workshop. Fr. David Holland has been teaching icon writing for over 25 years and has never had anyone not finish an icon. No previous artistic ability is needed. Participants may choose one of the two icons to work on during the week.

Icon writing is much more than learning to paint an icon; a painting depicting Jesus, Mary, angels or saints. Orthodox Christians consider making icons more a form of prayer than art, and believe the writer's hand is guided by God as s/he writes in paint. Each brush stroke is a meditative act. Those who have painted icons describe the experience as deeply spiritual and faith-enhancing.
Icon Writing 3.0 is Sunday, Aug 26 through Friday, Aug 31.  The worship is limited to 16 people, so please register soon. We will meet from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily in the Parish Hall. The only thing you need to bring is a willing spirit and a snack, if you would like. Fr. David furnishes all materials and instruction. On Sunday, August 26, our icons will be blessed during the Sunday morning services. The cost for the workshop is $425. To register, call the church office at 912-638-8683 . For more information, contact Mtr. Becky at   or give her a call.

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

Join Rev. Tom Purdy, Rabbi Rachel Bregman, and Rev. Alan Dyer 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.
Carl Alexander
Alice Barlow
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Craig Bolint
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
June Brown
Terry Burns
Bonnie Chandler
Andy Cheshire
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Kristen Erin
Beth Evans
Betsy Fitzgerald
Travis Gay
Ann Graham
Brad Graham
Burgess Hartsell
Lois Irvin
Misty Johns
Russell Lewis
Bill Littleton
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Marge Mitchell
Rachael Moore
Erin Jones O
Nancy Owenby
Margaret Payne
Jeff Rowell
Bob Saunders
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Timothy Tindall
John Waite
Janice Walker
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner

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 Weekend

Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, July 15, 2018 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)
Slade Turner - Crucifer
Catherine Holt - Chalice Bearer
Slade Turner - Chancel Master
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - First Lesson 
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
Charlotte Graham - Greeter
Rip Graham - Greeter
Clif Jones - Usher
Douglas Lane - Usher
Lynne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Ed Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Weezie Campbell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Isabel Parker - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Brooke Bartlett-Kneller - First Lesson
Brooke Bartlett-Kneller - Second Lesson
Dana Parker - Greeter
Patrick Parker - Greeter
Clinton Winne - Usher
Jennie Doyle - Altar Guild

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Friday, July 13, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, July 15, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Morning Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, July 16, 2018
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
12:00 pm - Susanna Wesley Lunch
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Friday, July 20, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, July 22, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Morning Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Save the Date

August 19, 2018
First Day of Sunday School
Parish Hall Service Resumes

August 26 - 31, 2018
Icon Writing Workshop

September 2, 2018
Labor Day - No Sunday School

September 5, 2018
Adult Choir Practice Resumes