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June 6, 2018
Vacation Bible School starts on Monday! Find out how you can help and/or register your children or grandchildren here.

Rector's Ramblings

Throughout the month of June we will be studying and reflecting on the concept of Sabbath as presented by Dr. Matthew Sleeth, our Louchery lecturer who was with us last month. At each of the services, we will watch a ten minute video clip of Dr. Sleeth addressing Sabbath. The clips are well done and very insightful. Each week will also include a summary hand-out and questions for reflection. Below is the summary of the first week and the questions to reflect on.

Sabbath is that uncluttered time and space in which we can distance ourselves from our own activities enough to see what God is doing. 
~ Eugene Peterson

Throughout history, one of the lessons we appear to need to learn over and over again is that we can't seem to get enough of anything. We live longer than any group of people ever has, and yet we don't seem to have enough time for family and friends. We stand in line for hours on end to purchase a gadget that mesmerizes us, only to stand in line for a newer model a year later. 


Prayer Shawls to Be Blessed This Sunday
The prayer shawls, blankets and caps created by the Christ Church Comforters will be blessed at worship services on Saturday, June 9th at 5:30 pm, St. Ignatius and Sunday, June 10th at 9:15 am, at Christ Church. Please join us for this special time of blessing.
Special Music in Worship - June 23 and 24
On June 23-24 our liturgies will highlight music to be offered at General Convention. Scott Chard (Artistic Director of the trio team) will be here that weekend from Oklahoma. Musical selections will be offered at St. Ignatius on Saturday and the 9:15 and 11:15 services on Sunday. Be ready to hear Gregorian Chant, multi-language songs, soaring spirituals, and even the opening number for the Revival!


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 - June 11 - 15

Christ Church's Vacation Bible School begins next week!! Register your children today for the VBS Rolling River Rampage, from June 11 - 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. We are inviting children ages 3 to grade 5 on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. 

We are asking for donations to help get our voyage off in full swing. The items listed below will help transform our parish hall into a Rolling River Rampage. Please note that we are asking for items that do not have significant value and ask that you label any items you would like returned with your name. If you have any questions please contact Ashton at or 912-638-8683

Vacation Bible School Needs: Artificial Christmas trees, fishing nets, paddles and props that are relevant to river rafting/camping such as: tents, rafts, lanterns, etc. (We could also use some snacks for our wonderful adult and teenage volunteers.)

Click here to register your children for Vacation Bible School. VBS is open to kids from age three to grade five.     
Camp Kanuga - June 18 - 22

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 conducted on-site. Adventure Day camps offer a number of exciting activities from rafting and zip lining to sea kayaking and standup paddle boards. Ages 12-14. Registration information will be available in the weeks to come. Register your children and get more information about Kanuga summer camps here.

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


ECW Announces Grants Totaling $85,000!BigCheck

Our parish may be small, but we are mighty!  Proceeds from the ECW's 2018 Tour of Homes and sales of the Christ Church cookbook have been tallied and the total is an astounding $85,000. This money was recently distributed to a record number of local and regional charities. In fact, all who applied for grants were accepted. The ECW extends its thanks to the extraordinary Christ Church family and to the many dedicated community volunteers who helped with both fundraising projects. To see the list of this year's grant recipients, click here.


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!


Fundraiser for X Choir

You will be amazed by the energy, collaborative sprint, and fun time promised by the XChoir 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 fixins')
* 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 Lunch Meeting

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 Workshop
The icon writing workshop led by Fr. Dave Holland returns to Christ Church  August 26-31 . When the CCF icon writers shared some of their work with the congregation during Lent, everyone was impressed with the serenity and beauty of each piece. 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. Contact Mtr. Becky at

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
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
Gene Palmer
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

Anna Doxey

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

Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, June 10, 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)
Te Turner - Acolyte C
Eva Purdy - Acolyte TB
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte PW
Jody Bradford - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Jody Bradford - Lector - First Lesson 
Catherine Holt - Lector - Second Lesson
Ann Harrell - Greeter
Wallace Harrell - Greeter
Andy Jenkins - Usher
John Killgallon - Usher
Sarah Kreimborg - Kidurgy Shepherd
Tony Kreimborg - Kidurgy Shepherd
Mary Hardee - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Stoddard - Altar Guild

11:30 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte C
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Lector - First Lesson
Paul Salter - Lector - Second Lesson
Dana Parker - Greeter
Patrick Parker - Greeter
Ben Slade - Usher
Pat Collins - Altar Guild
Frankie Ansley - 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    
Friday, June 8, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, June 10, 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 11, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - VBS

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - VBS
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - VBS
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - VBS
12:30 pm - Finance Committee Meeting
Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - VBS
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
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

Save the Date

June 18-22, 2018
Camp Kanuga

August 26 - 31, 2018
Icon Writing Workshop