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June 19 , 2019

Want to have some good old-fashioned fun this Friday? Join Fr. Tom and his family for a Jumbo Shrimp baseball game in Jacksonville! The game starts at 7:05 pm. If you're interested in going, please contact Fr. Tom at for all the details. 

On Sunday, June 23, at 12:30 pm, all are invited to a brainstorming session, where we'll explore how to help students at Burroughs Molette Elementary School deal with the considerable challenges they face and achieve their academic goals. Get more information here.

Rector's Ramblings

Having been away from the house for three full weeks, we had some "opening" of the house upon our return. When we are going to be away for more than a few days, we turn off water heaters, raise the temperature on the thermostats, and try to unplug anything that's not essential. We also clean out cupboards and the refrigerator, too, making sure that things that could spoil in our absence don't become an issue. Regardless, it is not uncommon to go to the pantry and get something and discover that it has gone stale in the intervening days or weeks.  
Surprisingly, we didn't have too much that falls into that category this time around. The miracle of preservatives ensured that several dry foods, well-sealed, survived the time away without incident. There are few things worse, in my culinary world, than getting a cracker out of a box and getting that mushy, stale crumble instead of a flavorful crunch. Sometimes it's enough to make you want to spit it out instead of finishing the chew and swallowing!


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, is celebrated on Sundays at 9:15 am. 


Adult Sunday Morning Class
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
The Men's Discussion Group meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am . For the month of June, they will be meeting at Gordon Zeese's home, at 1 Tee Lane, on St. Simons Island. They will begin a discussion of American Nations: A History of the 11 Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard, at the beginning of the month.  The group will continue to meet during the summer and newcomers are always welcome.  For more information, please contact Te Turner at .

Women's Book Study
The women's study group meets Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. They will start their next book, Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor on Thursday, June 20. 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 26-30
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

VBS 2019

VBS was a "ROARING" success at Christ Church last week for all who were able to join us! A huge thank-you to all the leaders, teachers, assistants, youth helpers, snack makers, food servers, decorators, prop builders, behind-the-scenes supporters and all who donated and lent items to make it such a great week for the children! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! To see the complete set of pictures of all the fun, click here.

Summer Day Camp for Middle School

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!  Contact: 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 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. Just ask our own Hugh and Kay Brown!

2019 Camp St. Joseph Mary I
From Sunday, June 23 at 3:30 pm to Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 9:30 am  Completed grades 3-5
Parent & Child Camp Session I
From Sunday, June 23 at 3:30 pm to Tuesday, June 25, 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.
2019 Camp St. Peter II
From Sunday, July 7 at 3:30 pm to Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:30 am  - Completed grades 6-8
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)

Get the information you need to register for camps here
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 !



Hurricane Preparation Information
The Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 17, was well attended, with well over 70 Christ Church parishioners and community members present. If you were unable to be there that evening, and would like to hear the information presented, a video is available on the Christ Church Facebook page here.
Children's Books Needed
This summer, we are collecting children's books for youngsters living in Glynn County. 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 .
Help for Burroughs MoletteRewardsProgram
There is an ongoing need to support Burroughs Molette Elementary School (BMES) in Brunswick. Most of the school's students live in poverty, and this carries over to their academic performance. For several years Glynn Episcopal Ministries (GEM) has sponsored mentors and tutors at the school. In the coming school year, they plan to implement a reward program for individual student's successes and gains. If you are interested in helping to create and/or facilitate such an undertaking, please come to a brainstorming session with Fr. Tom in the parish hall at 12:30 pm on Sunday, June 23. Contact: Fr. Tom at
Backpack Buddies
The Backpack Buddies will be packing next on Wednesday, June 26, at 10:00 am. They ' ll be delivering 60 bags to McIntyre Boys and Girls Club each Friday for children who attend St. Simons and Burroughs Molette Elementary and weekend bags to Goodyear Elementary, the host site for a summer school, to children who receive food from the Backpack Buddies program throughout the school year. The Buddies may also serve the summer school program at Altama Elementary. All are welcome to join the line and feed our children in need, in Glynn County. 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; advertising, benefactors, marketing, tour buses, sponsors and signage. If you'd like to help with this most worthwhile project please contact the chairs, Susie Henning and Tami Black.

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 - Now Open!

Our new 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
Lois Irvin
Bill Littleton
Dorothy Lowery
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
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
Mary Triplett-Key
Pat Vinton
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Sarah Whitman
Clint Winne
Martin Worthy
Putsie Worthy
Mell Wray
Hollis Youngner

This  Week

Serving This Weekend
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Robert Bland - Acolyte C  
Eva Purdy - Acolyte TB
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte TB
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Slade Turner - Chancel Master
Slade Turner - Lector - First Lesson
Sally Essig - Lector - Second Lesson
Fred Collins - Greeter
Rip Graham - Greeter
Skip Hilsman - Usher
Susan Imhoff _ Usher
Mindy Martin - Kidurgy Shepherd 
Mary Hardee - Kidurgy Shepherd 
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Isabella Williston - Acolyte C  
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - First Lesson
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - Second Lesson
Amy Jenkins - Greeter
David Butler - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

Weds., June 26, 2019 NOON Healing Service CCF
Jeannie Wade - Altar Guild


Thursday, June 20, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Camp Kanuga

Friday, June 21, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Camp Kanuga

Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, June 23, 2019
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 Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
12:30 pm - BMES Rewards Program Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019
9:30 am - Manna House
11:00 am - Yoga

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - Men's Study Group (off campus)
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Friday, June 28, 2019
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, June 29, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, June 30, 2019
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 Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
Save the Date

July 15-19, 2019
Middle School Serving Our Neighbors

August 11, 2019
Sunday School Open House and Registration

August 18, 2019
Sunday School Starts

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