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June 26 , 2019

Serving Our Neighbors (July 15-19) is a terrific opportunity for middle and high school youth to help in the community and have fun this summer! For more information and to register for this program, click here.

Rector's Ramblings

This week the Christian blogosphere and news cycle was filled with news of the how different Evangelicals can be when it comes to news from our southern border. Russell Moore, who is the chief ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention, an evangelical's evangelical, was ridiculed by Jerry Falwell, Jr., who now runs his father's Liberty University. Here's what transpired on Twitter. Note, I saw this in the news, not on Twitter. I only use Twitter when I'm at General Convention!
Russell Moore tweeted the following earlier this week: 
" The reports of the conditions for migrant children at the border should shock all of our consciences. Those created in the image of God should be treated with dignity and compassion, especially those seeking refuge from violence back home. We can do better than this."  


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. 
No Healing Service - July 3, 2019
Due to work on the air-conditioning system in historic Christ Church, there will be no Healing service on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The Healing service will be held at the regular time on July 10, at 12:00 pm.


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 are meeting at Gordon Zeese's home, at 1 Tee Lane, on St. Simons Island. They are engaged in 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 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 26-30
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

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. 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). 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 !



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
Many thanks to our ever-faithful Buddies,
for getting the job done in June!
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; 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.

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!

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

Moravian Stars
Gabrielle holds one of the first stars she made as a child.
New to the Christ Church Gift Shop this week are Moravian stars, created by island newcomer, Gabrielle  Hedsieck. The handmade stars are available in three sizes and assorted colors. 

Gabrielle learned the art of Moravian star-making, under the direction of a teacher from Saxony, when she was only eight years old and living in Germany. Moravian stars, also known as Herrnhut stars, originated in the early nineteenth century in Germany, possibly beginning as a geometry project for students at the Moravian Boys School. Over the years, they have become a favorite symbol of Advent and Christmas all over Europe and throughout the world. Gabrielle says they give her great joy to create and she loves seeing them used in happy celebrations like weddings and birthdays.

Come see Gabrielle's stars and many other unique products, including books by Angie Burns, crosses crafted by Bob Theobald, and prayer beads made by our priests, in the Christ Gift Shop, open Sundays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. For more information, please contact Ellen Kuehm 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
Jamie Thomas
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
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
David Ketcham - Usher
Bonney Shuman - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Robert Wray - Acolyte C  
Isabella Williston - Acolyte TB
Daven Wray - Acolyte TB
Hadley Hart - Acolyte PW
Donna Purdy - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Carol Hoffine - Lector - First Lesson
Carol Hoffine - Lector - Second Lesson
Nancy Stoddard - Greeter
Dale Stoddard - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
Elise Meeks - Kidurgy Shepherd 
Mindy Martin - Kidurgy Shepherd 
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Henning - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Kathleen Chitty (sub req.) - Acolyte C  
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Jane Watson - Lector - First Lesson
Lynne Fox - Lector - Second Lesson
Penny Jones - Greeter
Clif Jones - Greeter
Richard Fox - Usher
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild
Pat Collins - Altar Guild


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

Monday, July 1, 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
4:00 pm - Live Poets Society

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
10:30 am - Men's Study Group

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

Friday, July 5, 2019
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, July 6, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
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
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

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

August 3, 2019
Safeguarding Training Class

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

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