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July 3 , 2019

Please remember to bring your non-perishable food donations to St. Ignatius and the Christ Church Parish Hall this weekend. Click here to see which items are needed most.

The Icon Writing Group will be taking a break during July, but will be meeting again beginning Friday, August 2. Those interested in the Icon Writing Workshop taking place August 26-30 may get more information here.

Rector's Ramblings

Father Tom and his family are away this week, hopefully enjoying some R&R in a much cooler place! 

From all of us on the staff here at Christ Church, we wish you a very happy and safe Fourth of July celebration!


Summer Worship Schedule
The summer worship schedule is now in effect. Regular weekend worship services take place on Saturdays at 5:30 pm at St. Ignatius Chapel, on Demere Road, and on Sundays at 8:00 am, 9:15 am and 11:15 am at Christ Church, Frederica. 

Kidurgy, our Liturgy of the Word for younger children, which is usually celebrated on Sundays at 9:15 am, will be on hiatus until August 4. Enjoy your summer break!  
Musical Notes from Kathleen Turner
Greetings from Anglican Musician's heaven!
Te and I are in Boston, MA this week. I'm attending the Association of Anglican Musicians annual conference. Choral Eucharist, Morning Prayer, Choral Evensong, sessions on Chorister Training, Choral Music Reading sessions, organ recitals, and fellowship with former classmates and colleagues is benefiting my ministry at Christ Church, and it's refreshing my spirit. You'll be hearing and reading more about this valuable professional development opportunity in the coming season. Thank you George Ingram, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster for holding down the bench while I'm away. 
We're not the only musicians traveling. Here is a sampling of some choir members' adventures:
David Lowe enjoyed a wonderful family trip to Italy where his brother, Sherman, lives. Even though he returned a bit travel weary the memories will be cherished. David is taking additional time off this summer. His work in the choir and with the flower guild is much appreciated and I look forward to his return to the bass section. 
The Abbates are at their cottage on the CT shore. Summer plans include visits from friends and family, lots of summer theatre and music, and hosting a big Christmas in July with all of Barbara's family. 
From Susan Garrett: The stunning Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine was host to the St. Augustine Music Festival the last two weeks in June. Al and I attended two of the concerts and heard Mozart, Mahler, Beethoven and more from a pianist, strings, horn and woodwinds playing in chamber music ensemble format. What a joy to hear fine classical music in such beautiful surroundings. If you have never been, and are a music lover, we highly recommend the Festival. For us it was an experience to remember!
Brooke Sumerford enjoys returning to her childhood summer camp each year. She's thrilled this is becoming a family tradition. Anne Graham looks forward to attending a class reunion. Treble Jack Taylor is venturing to a couple overnight camps which leaves quite a hole for younger brother Sam. 
Safe and fun summer blessings. 
Miss Kathleen



Adult Sunday Morning Class - NO CLASS ON JULY 7 - Have a safe, happy Fourth of July weekend!
The Adult Class is continuing to meet over the summer. The current study of, God Was Here and I Was Out to Lunch will end on July 14. Then the class will take a break on Sunday, June 30 and Sunday, July 7. On July 21, the group will begin a study entitled Pray Like Jesus which will run through August 28. There will be another break for Labor Day Weekend, September 1, then on September 8, the class will begin a study entitled The Gospel According to Leviticus. Read more about these books here. For more information, please contact Bob Brown at
Men's Study Group - Taking a Summer Break
The Men's Discussion Group, which meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am, is currently on hiatus until late July . For more information, please contact Te Turner at .
Women's Book Study - NO CLASS JULY 5
The women's study group meets Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. They are currently reading, Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor. The book is  "...a beautifully crafted memoir . . . . There is a refreshing honesty . . . a slice of courage in a world that too often refuses to admit its vulnerability. . . . Leaving Church does not bash the church. It is a love story about letting go and learning to live with the mystery of what may happen next." -  San Diego Tribune   
Contact: Mtr. Ashton Williston at
Icon Writing Workshop - August 26-30IconWorkshop
The fourth annual icon writing workshop will be held August 26-30 in the Christ Church parish hall. The instructor this year is Kara Nelson. 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. The group will work from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, but you may work more or less as your eyes, body and soul are so inclined. Each day will begin with a brief worship and Eucharist filled with instruction about icons. The cost is $375. No previous experience is needed and all materials will be furnished. Just bring a lunch and a willingness to learn. Contact: Mtr. Becky at .
 Children and Youth

Youth Summer Outreach CampServingOurNeighbors

This summer, our youth will have the opportunity to give back to the community with Serving Our Neighbors, a week-long outreach camp, from July 15-19. All youth from rising 5th graders through high school-aged youth are welcome. This is an all day, week-long camp that focuses on outreach in our community. 

We will spend our mornings traveling around Brunswick to different outreach opportunities like The Well, St. Athanasius, Second Harvest, MAP International and back home to Christ Church for Back-Pack Buddies! In the afternoons, we'll have engaging activities like Neptune Park mini golf, bowling, a movie, and on Friday, we will go to Summer Waves Water Park in celebration of a hard work week! 

Register your children here for this great week of serving and fellowship. For more information, please c ontact: Mtr. Katie at
Acolyte Festival - August 24, 2019
The annual Diocesan Acolyte Festival will take place in Augusta this year, on the weekend of August 24-25, at the Church of the Good Shepherd. All acolytes from grades 3-12 are invited to participate. For more information, please contact Mtr. Katie at or Canon Joshua Varner at
Summer Camps at Honey Creek
There are great camp sessions throughout the summer at Honey Creek for children and youth, and even parents with their children. Summer camp experiences can make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.  Get the information you need to register for camps  here.

2019 Camp St. Joseph and Mary II
From Sunday, July 14 at 3:30 pm to Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:30 am  - Completed grades 3-5
Parent & Child Camp Session II
From Sunday, July 14 at 3:30 pm to Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 9:30 am -  The Parent & Child sessions run during the Camp St. Joseph & Mary sessions (Sunday through Tuesday). They serve as an introduction to camp culture for both the parent and the child (K-2).  Parent and child are invited to participate fully in all camp activities as much (or as little) as they are comfortable.
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 !



St. Athanasius Food PantryFoodPantry
If you would like to help our hungry families in Glynn County this month, please bring canned and boxed food donations for the St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Pantry to St. Ignatius and the Christ Church Parish Hall this coming weekend. The items that are most needed are canned soups and meals, like Spaghettios, stews, and Raviolios. Full size boxes of cereal are welcome, too, as children who normally receive breakfast at school during the school year, are home during the summer months. Thank you for your help with this ongoing ministry!
This summer, we are collecting children's books for youngsters living in Glynn County. Many thanks to all who have already donated! The books that were distributed were enthusiastically received by the children, but we still need more!

Please bring new or gently used children's book for ages Pre-K through 6th Grade to the church office in the Parish Hall, during regular business hours on weekdays, or on Sundays, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. For more information, please contact Susan Shipman at .
Backpack Buddies
The Backpack Buddies are turning over the assembly line to our youth in July, during their community outreach week, Serving Our Neighbors, but we'll be back in full-swing in August and need all hands on deck! 

Please mark your calendars and join us on the following Wednesdays at 10:00 am:  August 14, August 28, September 11 and September 25.

For more information about the Backpack Buddies program, please contact Susan Shipman at


Tour of Homes 2020 Is Ramping Up!
Many hands make light the work...
As the planning begins for the March 21, 2020 Tour of Homes, there are openings for committee chairpersons. We are looking for men and women to share their talents in the following areas: benefactors, marketing, tour buses, ToH kick-off party, celebration party assistant, and signage. We're happy that so many folks have already stepped up to chair various committees and look forward to filling the rest of these vital positions with more talented volunteers!

If you'd like to help with this most worthwhile project, please contact the chairs, Susie Henning and Tami Black.

Parish People

Celebrating Our Friends at Christ Church
Long-time Christ Church parishioner, avid arts supporter and local philanthropist, Millie Wilcox, will be feted on Friday, July 5, at 6:00 pm, when the gallery and lobby of the Ritz Theatre, in Brunswick, Georgia, will be officially named in her honor. Millie has been a fixture on the arts scene in Glynn County for decades, following in the footsteps of her artist mother, Mildred Huie. Her passion for art and history are only surpassed by her gracious generosity, which has enriched our community and Christ Church so much over the years. Congratulations to Millie for receiving the honor at the gallery! To r ead more about the marvelous Millie, click  here for the most  recent article in the Brunswick News. 

Susanna Wesley Guild Luncheon

The Susanna Wesley Guild will meet for their next luncheon on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 11:30 noon, at the King and Prince Hotel. (Bring a sweater, in case the AC is too chilly!) For more information, contact Ethel Horton at

OMG Meeting - Friday, July 12
The OMGs will be meeting a week later in July, because of the July 4th holiday weekend. Mark your calendar and make sure to join them on Friday, July 12, at 11:30 am, for fun, food and fellowship! If you'd like to order lunch from HoneyBaked Ham for $10, please contact Mtr. Ashton with your order by noon, on July 11, at 912-638-8683 or by email at
Daughters of the King
A note to all Daughters: By now you should've received an email regarding your dues. We ask that you please pay them and if you have any questions, concerns or difficulties, please contact Mtr. Ashton at
Stay Informed

Christ Church Gift Shop - Open Sundays!

The Christ Church Gift Shop, (inside the Parish House, across from the reception area), is now open on Sundays, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Come browse the assortment of unique items available, including hand-made prayer beads and our new history book. We'll also be adding new and seasonal items each week, so come by and check out the inventory. If you would like to make a purchase, cash, checks and credit cards are acceptable.  If you're interested in helping with the shop, please contact Ellen Kuehm at 912-996-3392 or at

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 pay portal. 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  or call the church office at 912-638-8683.

Carl Alexander
Eric Andreae
Kurt Anderson
Kris Barkley
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Kelly Benhase
Harry Branch
Gene Broadwell
Beverly Burns
Jackie Byrne
Josh Calhoun
Barbara Canady
Greg Canady
Andy Cheshire
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Tom Finn
Patricia Friedel
Dave Geiszler
Ann Graham
Walter Graham
Angie Hansen
Burgess Hartsell
Harold Hicks
Lise Hofmann
Judy Howell
Lois Irvin
Bill Littleton
Dorothy Lowery
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Kimberly Maxwell
Rachael Moore
Rebecca Murdy
Sandy Nyenhuis

Richard Quinelly
Terry Hall Robbins
Rob Rushin
Skip Slocum
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Sam Spak
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sara Taylor
Jamie Thomas
Mary Triplett-Key
Pat Vinton
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Sarah Whitman
Clint Winne
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner

Putsie Worthy

This  Week

Serving This Weekend
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Lee Dyson - Usher
Sherry Bowen - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Andrew Kaminer - Acolyte C  
Maidee Brown - Acolyte TB
Gavin Williams - Acolyte TB
McKenzie Brown - Acolyte PW
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Susan Garrett - Lector - First Lesson
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - Second Lesson
Brenda Davis - Greeter
Greer Brown - Usher
Weezie Campbell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Robert Bland - Acolyte C  
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Susan Garrett - First Lesson
Mary Helen Moses - Second Lesson
Diane Ansley - Greeter
Henry Ansley - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
Jennie Doyle - Altar Guild

Weds., July 10, 2019 Noon Healing Service (CCF) 
Janis Boland - Altar Guild

Thursday, July 4, 2019
Fourth of July - Office Closed

Saturday, July 6, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, July 7, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
10:30 am - NO Adult Sunday Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, July 8, 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Thursday, July 11, 2019
1:00 pm - Finance Committee Meeting

Friday, July 12, 2019
11:30 am - OMG Meeting

Saturday, July 13, 2019
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, July 14, 2019
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
10:15 am - Coffee Hour
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
Save the Date

July 15-19, 2019
Middle School Serving Our Neighbors

July 16, 2019
Susanna Wesley Guild Lunch
August 3, 2019

August 3, 2019
Safeguarding Training Class

August 10, 2019
Acolyte Training

August 11, 2019
Sunday School Open House and Registration
Acolyte Commissioning
Blessing of the Backpacks

August 18, 2019
Sunday School Starts
9:15 Parish Hall Worship Resumes

August 26-31, 2019
Icon Writing Workshop

September 1, 2019
Blessing of the Icons

September 3, 2019
Hand Bell Choir, Choristers and Trebles Rehearsals Start

September 4, 2019
Adult Choir Rehearsals Start