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June 13, 2018
Join us this Friday, June 15, at 5:00 pm, at the TreeBar at Bennie's Red Barn for the X Choir Goes West! fundraiser. Get all the details here!

Camp Kaunga starts at Christ Church on Monday, June 18, at 9:00 am. Register your children and grandchildren for this fun and exciting daycamp now!

Rector's Ramblings

In a parish setting, clergy, staff, and leaders are active all the time working on bits and pieces of our mission and ministry. It's impossible to report on everything that goes on, so from time to time it helps to get a special communication about important things going on in the life of a congregation. As many of you know, the Vestry has continued to work diligently with our master plan. In the time since we presented the Master Plan we have made progress, and it's time for an update.


Special Music in Worship - June 23 and 24
Be sure to join us on June 23, for worship at St. Ignatius Chapel, at 5:30 pm, or on June 24, at the 9:15 or 11:15 am services at Christ Church, to hear some very special music that our X Choir will be presenting later this summer at the Episcopal General Convention, in Austin, Texas. Music Director, Kathleen Turner gives the details.

Greeting Christ Church Parish!
We have been asked several very good questions about General Convention this summer and my/our role in it. So here is a more detailed explanation of what, where, when, etc.
The Music Team for the General Convention consists of three people:
Scott Chard -  (Oklahoma City, OK) is the Praise Ensemble Director at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church. He is the Artistic Director, chosen by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to lead the music for the Convention.
Jean Fuller -  (Austin, TX) is the Organist/Choirmaster at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. She is the Consulting/Contracting Manager for the Music Team.
(Kathleen) serve as the Managing Director, helping with details, deadlines, and communication.

In March of 2017, I was asked to send a CD of the XChoir for consideration, an "audition" if you will. We have known we were in strong consideration, and learned earlier this year that we were a part of the team. Our team representing XChoir from Christ Church includes Misty Renard-Laskowsky, Trina Meade, Te Turner, Tom Purdy, Michael Hulett, George Ingram, and Chris Turner. Eva Purdy will join us for selected services. I'm recruiting alumni from the Austin Children's Choir and securing a few other children in Austin to participate as well.
(XChoir is the ensemble that offers music for XChurch, the seasonal Wednesday evening contemplative service. X representing Christ in Greek. Some folks not aware of XChurch associate XChoir with the XBox and video games).
Music is being handled a bit differently at this convention.  The new approach to offering music at liturgies for the 79th General Convention is a team effort where the musicians involved work together on the music for each service rather than one isolated group taking a service per day.
There are eight liturgies, one per day, each with a certain focus:
Thursday, July 5
Opening Eucharist
Friday, July 6
Procession of Bishops and Holy Eucharist
Saturday, July 7
Sunday, July 8
Holy Eucharist
Monday, July 9
Eucharist with a theme of Reconciliation
Tuesday, July 10
Eucharist with a theme of Creation Care
Wednesday, July 11
Eucharist on the Feast Day of Benedict of Nurcia 
(Fr. Tom will be offering Gregorian Chant on this day)
I've attached some recordings to give you an idea of the variety and scope in the music being presented throughout the convention. The first is my Frederica setting of the Agnus Dei translated to Spanish and presented with a Caribbean flavor. Listen to it here.  
Second is the opening song for the Revival that fits Austin perfectly. Click here to see a version of this song, as performed by Third Day.
Third is the Song of Praise on the first day of the convention. Listen to it here.
I want to thank everyone for their support and generosity leading up to the Convention. Don't forget about the FUNDRAISER this Friday, June 15, at the TreeBar at Bennie's, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Michael Hulett, Trina Meade and Misty Renard-Laskowski will be featured and of course there will be some infamous mischief added to the line-up, too. Tickets are $25 and include a BBQ buffet, live music and cash bar. There will be a Silent Auction too, so if you can contribute something, please do!
Lastly I'd like to say that every member of every choir at Christ Church is an asset to the music of our liturgies. I am blessed to serve each and every member, regardless of age or ensemble. That said, I must add there is room for YOU as well!
All my best,
Kathleen Turner


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 .
Summer Programs for Youth and ChildrenVBS2018

Vacation Bible School 

Our Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School has kept the Parish Hall rocking and rolling this week, as our little "campers" and many helpers and volunteers have gone on a journey and learned that God has been with them all the way! Many thanks to all who have made this year's VBS such a success! From your donations of food, d├ęcor, and time; you helped 50 children and youth learn to ride the rapids of this grace-filled journey of life with Christ! (More photos to come next week!)

Camp Kanuga is next week! June 18 - 22CampKanuga

Camp Kanuga returns for the week of June 18-22!  Camp Kanuga Local Day Camps are a great way to introduce children to the summer camp experience. We offer creative and educational activities that allow campers to engage with their community and make new friends. All activities are designed specifically for campers ages 5-11* and are conducted on-site. Give your children the experience of a good old-fashioned summer camp right here at home! Get all the information you need and register your children here!

(*Adventure Camp for ages 12-15 will not take place at Christ Church this year.)

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


Help Needed for CCF Clean-Up Day
Don't leave Junior Warden Beryl Blatchford on her own! Sign up today to help!!
Saturday, June 16 is Clean-Up Day at Christ Church!
Please join us from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on the parish grounds to help spruce up our campus. Clean-up day items include: painting the church exterior, cleaning the church interior, painting the Winn Building interior, weeding the church exterior, and weeding the Parish House exterior. There's a job for everyone! A lunch of grilled hot dogs and hamburgers will be served to all the hard workers, courtesy of Tony Kreimborg. So mark your calendars for clean-up day and let us know you're coming, by calling the church office at 912-638-8683. If you've got your own supplies to use and share, please let us know what you'll be bringing. We need: paint brushes, paint buckets, ladders, scrapers, sand paper, rags, drop cloths and rubber gloves. See you on June 16!

2017-18 School Year Backpack Buddies Program Report

Backpack Buddies has just concluded our seventh year of school-based food ministry to our community's disadvantaged children. Food insecurity is pervasive in children in Glynn County. The most recent statistics indicate that 61% (8,000+) of the students enrolled in Glynn County Public Schools are eligible for free or reduced meals. These children lack a reliable source of food on the weekends, and during the summer months. Our Program's focus has again this year been providing weekend food to primarily elementary age students, although we have also served homeless teens in Safe Harbor's Street Beat Program.


Fundraiser for X Choir This Friday!!XChoirFundraiser

Join us this Friday! You will be amazed by the energy, collaborative sprint, and fun time promised by the X Choir Goes West Fundraiser on Friday, June 15, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the TreeBar at Bennie's Red Barn.
Misty Renard-Laskowski will shine in her Broadway hits, Michael Hulett and Trina Meade will offer their incredible talent both solo and duo, and there just may be a notorious Parody or two by the full team. No, wait . . . with Tom Purdy on board, you can count on it!
How YOU can help . . .

* Purchase tickets ($25 each, includes BBQ buffet and fixings -- tickets are available in the church office and at the door on the night of the event)
* Secure a Silent Auction Item (when you're out and about, ask for a Gift Certificate, or piece of merchandise, or a donated service (like messages, facials, etc.)
* Make a donation to Christ Church St. Cecelia Series with XChoir Fudsraiser in the memo line.
Thank you so much for the support of this great adventure!
Kathleen Turner and George Ingram

Read more about the choir's trip to the convention and the fundraiser in the  Coastal Illustrated story  here . To donate an item for the Silent Auction, please contact George at

Susanna Wesley Guild June Luncheon

The Susanna Wesley Guild is continuing to meet over the summer and this month, they will meet for lunch on Tuesday, June 19, at noon  at Brogen's North. For more information, please contact Ethel Horton at
Hartline Yoga is Cool at Christ Church in the Summer!

Beat the heat, calm your mind and get in shape at the same time! Join us on Monday mornings, at 11:00 am, in the Christ Church Parish Hall for John Hartland's Monday yoga class. This is a gentle session, suitable for all ages. (He cares deeply for his "grasshoppers".) A donation of $10 is suggested.

Beach Time!

Christ Church is heading to the beach this summer.  Join us at the Coast Guard Station beach access each Sunday in June after 12:30 pm. We'll hang out and enjoy the beauty of our island home together.

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
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Craig Bolint
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
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

The Departed
Gene Palmer 

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, June 17, 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)
Bob Brown - Crucifer
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte TB
Kerrigan Hamil - Acolyte TB
Robert Wray - Acolyte PW
Donna Purdy - Chalice Bearer
Bob Brown - Chancel Master
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - First Lesson 
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
Brenda Davis - Greeter
Sue Henning - Greeter
Joe Wilkinson - Usher
Susan Imhoff - Usher
Ed Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Lynne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Weezie Campbell - Altar Guild

11:30 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Kathleen Chitty - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - Second Lesson
Cliff Jones - Greeter
Penny Jones - Greeter
Clinton Winne - Usher
Jennie Doyle - Altar Guild

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, NOON Healing Service
Janice Boland - 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    

Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - VBS
Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - VBS
5:00 pm - X Choir Fundraiser at Bennie's TreeBar
Saturday, June 16, 2018
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, June 17, 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, June 18, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Camp Kanuga
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
12:00 pm - Susanna Wesley Guild at Brogan's North
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Camp Kanuga
5:45 pm - Vestry Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Camp Kanuga
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Camp Kanuga
Friday, June 22, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Camp Kanuga
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, June 23, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, June 24, 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

June 18-22, 2018
Camp Kanuga

August 26 - 31, 2018
Icon Writing Workshop