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July 18, 2018
The new school year is just weeks away! Find out how you can help needy students in Glynn County with new school supplies and weekend meals.

Rector's Ramblings

Father Tom is away on vacation after a hectic ten days as a delegate and member of the music team at the Episcopal General Convention, in Austin, Texas. If you didn't get to read his updates last week, you can find them here:  first update, second update, third update.


Kreimborg Cross Presentation
The Kreimborg Cross will be presented on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the 9:15 am worship service.  The cross is given by Tony and Sarah Kreimborg in honor and memory of their son, Evan, who faithfully served as an acolyte at Christ Church. 

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 .

Christ Church Launches Scholarship Program

The newly established Christ Church Frederica ECW Scholarship Fund for Women has awarded its first scholarship to Maggie Holt to support her academic studies at the University of Georgia where she will start her sophomore year in the fall. This initiative of the Christ Church Frederica Episcopal Church Women and the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation provides a $2,500 scholarship 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.  
"We could not be more pleased to have Maggie Holt selected as our first recipient. Few young women have demonstrated a greater commitment to their church and broader community while maintaining an impeccable academic record than has Maggie," stated Jane Watson, President, Episcopal Church Women. "Maggie embodies precisely what we were hoping to accomplish through this effort.
When asked why her life at Christ Church was important, Maggie stated, "Perhaps the most impactful lesson I have taken away from my time in the Episcopal Church is how to serve and love one another. "The Servant Song" articulates this sentiment. The beautiful lyrics say:
'Brother, sister let me serve you. 
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace, 
To let you be my servant, too.'"
The Christ Church Frederica ECW Scholarship Fund for Women was established and funded by many Christ Church women who, over the last fifteen years, have donated to this effort to establish a scholarship program for their young ladies. The fruit of these gifts will now benefit many young women with their future educational goals. In establishing this scholarship, the Episcopal Church Women honor those who came before and saw this as just a dream.......but now it is a reality. 
Said Paul White, President & CEO of the Foundation, "This effort is a great example of how the Coastal Georgia Foundation can work with other organizations and individuals in our community to accomplish meaningful, impactful and, often, complicated objectives. I am so proud that we could be a part of the team that made this scholarship a reality, not just for this year, but in perpetuity." 
About the Foundation
The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) was incorporated in 2005, as a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties. The Foundation now has assets exceeding $20 million and hosts some 70 distinct funds. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $12.5 million in grants to community organizations in the three county region and beyond.


Our Backpack Buddies Need Sponsors!BackpackBuddies
During the school year, Christ Church delivers bags of weekend food to children on free and reduced lunches in several local elementary schools and to homeless teenagers. This outreach is called Backpack Buddies. Hunger is a persistent problem in Glynn County and affects 61%, or more than 8,000 school age children. Though students have access to two meals per day at school during the week, on the weekends, nutritious food can be scarce and even non-existent. Through the Backpack Buddies program, Christ Church provides food bags to 200 children each week during the school year. You can sponsor a child for the entire school year for $100, or for one semester for $50. Read a more detailed report about the Backpack Buddies here. Get the statistics for children who are at risk for hunger in Glynn County here. For additional questions, please contact Susan Shipman at or (912) 222-9206.

Back-to-School Supplies NeededSchoolSupplies
The start of a new school year is just a few weeks away! There are many families in the area that struggle to provide the needed school supplies for their children. In the past few years, Christ Church has worked with GEM (Glynn Episcopal Ministries) to make sure area students have the materials they need for a successful school year. Your generous donations in previous years have gone to help six area schools! Please see the following list and consider helping our area students by donating these school supplies and leaving them in the church office by August 5th. 

Items Needed: Backpacks, #2 pencils, Colored pencils, Pencil boxes and pouches, Pencil sharpener, Pencil top erasers, Pink erasers, Glue sticks, Crayons (16 and 24 packs), Large crayons (8 pack), Scissors - Fiskars for the lower grades, Wide rule composition notebooks, Single subject spiral notebooks, Primary paper, Loose leaf notebook paper, 2-pocket folders, Pocket folders with prongs, Black or blue pens, 3-ring binders, Markers, Highlighters, Composition books with grid paper


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
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 O(utrageously) M(ature) G(roup)

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 OMGs 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 OMGs 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
Tommy 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

Jeff Butterfield

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

Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, July 22, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Crucifer
McKenzie Brown - Acolyte PW
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Sally Essig - Lector - First Lesson 
Sally Essig - Lector - Second Lesson
Laura Brown - Greeter
Greer Brown - Greeter
Fred Collins - Usher
Joe Wilkinson - Usher
Mindy Martin - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Nazzaro - Kidurgy Shepherd
Dale Stoddard - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Jane Watson - First Lesson
Jane Watson - Second Lesson
Diane Ansley - Greeter
Henry Ansley - Greeter
Royce Wood - Usher
Dale Pierson - Altar Guild

Weds, July 25, 2018 Healing Service 12:00 NOON
Nancy Butler - Altar Guild

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

Monday, July 23, 2018
9:30 am - Manna House
11:00 am - Yoga
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Friday, July 27, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, July 29, 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