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July 4, 2018
IN THIS ISSUE
The church office will be closed today, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in observance of Independence Day. The noon Healing Service is also cancelled for the holiday.

Rector's Ramblings


Father Tom is heading west to the 79th Episcopal General Convention in Austin, Texas, but will share updates with the parish while he is away. Please keep all who are attending this important gathering in your prayers. (You may read about the Georgia Deputation to the General Convention here.)


Worship


Live from the 79th Episcopal Convention


Coverage of the 79th Episcopal Church General Convention in Austin, Texas is available now. 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.


Formation 


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 rwb385@gmail.com .

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 tom@ccfssi.org .
 
Summer Programs for Youth and Children
Summer Camps at Honey Creek



There are a variety of Summer Camps available through the Diocese of Georgia at Honey Creek  for children and youth, beginning in June. To get specific information about each camp and to register, go to honeycreek.org/camps/.


Outreach


Our Backpack Buddies Need Sponsors!
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 susanshipman@att.net   
 
Fellowship

 
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 ashton@ccfssi.org.
 
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 Hotel. For more information, contact Ethel Horton at ethhorton@comcast.net.
 
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 ashton@ccfssi.org, or by phone at 912-638-8683. 
 
Frederica Holy Rollers


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 Frederica Holy Rollers 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  ashton@ccfssi.org or call her at 912-638-8683. 
 
We're planning to take the Holy Rollers 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!

BREATHE


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 ashton@ccfssi.org 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 PushPay.com 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  Becky@ccfssi.org   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
John Killgallon
Bill Littleton
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
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
Brenda
Catherine
Charlotte
Emma
Hope
Jenna
John
Lillian    
Sharon
Susan

Departed
Jean Roberts

 
To amend our prayer list, or to update the church on the condition of your loved one, please email Mtr. Becky Rowell ( becky@ccfssi.org or call the church office at 912.638.8683.
 

This  Week


Serving This Weekend

Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, July 8, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Paul Ploeger - Usher
Bonney Shuman - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
David Boland - Crucifer
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte PW
Jody Bradford - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Bud Dorsey - Lector - First Lesson 
Margie Dorsey - Lector - Second Lesson
Brooke Sumerford - Greeter
Rees Sumerford - Greeter
Susan Imhoff - Usher
Zaida Clay Harris - Usher
Mary Hardee - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sarah Kreimborg - Kidurgy Shepherd
Tony Kreimborg - Altar Guild
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Kathleen Chitty - Acolyte C
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Lynne Fox - Lector - Second Lesson
Christine Franklin - Greeter
Brenda Davis - Greeter
Ben Slade - Usher
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild

Weds., July 11, 2018 NOON Healing Service
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild

This Week at Christ Church
Evening Prayer is held Thursdays through Sundays at Christ Church, Frederica at 5:00 pm.
 
*Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at Christ Church    

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Church Office Closed 

Friday, July 6, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
 
Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
 
Sunday, July 8, 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 9 , 2018
11:00 am - Yoga
 
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


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