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March 14, 2018
If you have created sacred artwork that you'd like to share with the weekly Lenten art group, please contact Fr. Tom and let him know before Wednesday, March 21st. Get more information about the Lenten art appreciation series here.

Rector's Ramblings

Every once in a while the absurdity of my (our) life strikes me. This time it was while I was looking for the strawberry jelly that is made with Truvia.  Harris Teeter used to carry it, but they stopped. There are sugar free varieties made with Splenda and other sugar substitutes, but I like the one with stevia best. As I scoured the shelves and the dozens of jams and jellies, I was frustrated that the one I wanted was not there. Why can't they just carry the one that I like, I wondered, as I began to feel a bit put out by the whole thing. And then it hit me. 
I don't know what triggered it; perhaps it was the Holy Spirit groaning in frustration with me, but I suddenly realized how ridiculous it was that I was annoyed because I couldn't get the jelly I wanted. The jelly! As I spun slowly around, I took in the racks of bread, the cases of meats, cheeses, and seafood, the cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables in the distance, the rows of wines, and the wall of beer. There was so much food within sight, that I could choose from thousands of options, and find what I needed to feed myself for weeks, if not months, if I had to. And I could virtually buy anything there I wanted with a simple swipe of the credit card at the self-checkout, without worry that I would be able to pay the bill when it showed up next month. And I was annoyed that I couldn't find my jelly of choice.  


Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday will be celebrated next weekend (March 24 - 25). Services will follow the regular weekend schedule, with one addition. On Sunday evening, a traditional Eucharistic service using music from  Jesus Christ Superstar
will take place at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Please join us for this dramatic musical presentation of the last days of Jesus' life on earth.

Christ Church Lenten and Easter Schedule
There are a myriad of classes, studies, worship opportunities and activities available at Christ Church during the Lenten Season. You will find details about these offerings, as well as the worship schedule for Holy Week and Easter in the  comprehensive Lenten and Easter guide  here. This Lenten and Easter brochure is also available on the Christ Church website homepage, here.
Easter Lilies
Remember a loved one at Easter when you order a lily to decorate the altar on Easter morning. Send the name(s) and a check for $30 per lily to Ethel Horton, 402 Palm Court, SSI, 31522. Make checks payable to "Christ Church Altar Guild." Please make your order by March 28.

Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will next meet on Tuesday, April 10th, at 5:45 pm, in the Parish House. Please contact Mtr. Ashton at  if you are interested in becoming part of this  organization or if you would like more information about them.


Episcopal Church 101 is a six-week study for anyone wishing to know more about the Episcopal Church, either in preparation for being confirmed, received or reaffirmed (wonder what the difference is among those?) or simply to answer those "why do we" questions. The class meets on Wednesdays, at 5:45 pm in the Parish Hall. If you are interested in joining this group or would like to know more, please contact Mtr. Becky at or call the church office at 912-638-8683.

Adult Sunday Morning Class
Dr. Bob Brown's  adult Sunday morning class  will not meet on Easter Sunday but plan to finish up their New Testament study in April. On May 6 the class begins a study of 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.  For more information, contact Bob at .

Final Chapters

Our clergy is leading Final Chapters, a five week course centered on end of life preparation. On March 15th, at 2:00 pm, attorney Rees Sumerford will lead a discussion on estate and financial planning.  Mr. Sumerford has been a frequent lecturer and is the author of the speech "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Administering a Small Estate But Were Afraid to Ask", which is presented every year at the Basic Fiduciary Practice Seminar sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. Please contact Mtr. Becky at, for more information.

The Art of LentLentenArt

Creation -  Randy Siegel

A weekly art talk and reflection featuring guest artists will take place throughout Lent. Father Tom will host. Come to the Parish Hall each Wednesday at 1:00 pm. A simple lunch will be served. The next session is March 21st, when sacred works created by the artists of Christ Church will be on display. Please contact Fr. Tom at if you have artwork you would like to share at this session.

Women's Study Group
Join the Women's Study Group on Tuesdays, at 11:30 am, for their study of 24/6, written by Matthew Sleeth. The book is centered on "Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy." In today's 24/7 lifestyle, remembering to rest can be difficult. During this season of Lent we will focus on centering our lives on Christ and taking our Sabbath intentionally. Contact Mtr. Ashton at if you are interested in joining the group.

EYC Rooted and Relevant for Lent

The next  EYC Rooted and Relevant service will take place this coming Sunday,  March 18th, at 6:00 pm, in the Parish Hall. This Lenten service will be contemplative and include an optional labyrinth walk. All are welcome to attend and worship. 

EYC and Pathfinders Activities

The weather is heating up and so is the schedule for our youth! Check out the the rest of the  activities happening this spring here.

There is so much going on with our youth at Christ Church! P lease contact Brad Hamil at to get the latest information and updates!

Christ Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Christ Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the front lawn of Christ Church after the 9:15 am Easter Sunday services (April 1). We are asking all who are willing and able to please donate 50 or more FILLED plastic eggs. Please fill eggs with: jelly beans, stickers, temporary tattoos, bubble gum, jaw breakers, mints and tootsie rolls, etc. Donations of filled plastic eggs may be left in the Parish Hall office. If you have any questions, please contact Mtr. Ashton at

Summer Programs

Parents! Summer will be here  before  you know it, so mark you calendars for this year's summer programs at Christ Church. Vacation Bible School will take place from June 11-15. Please contact Ashton at if you can help.

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. Registration  information will be available in the weeks to come.


The 2018 ECW Tour of Homes Is This Saturday! Get Your Tickets Now!
The 65th Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes is Saturday, March 17th! Please consider buying a ticket for yourself, your best friend, your housekeeper, your child's teacher, your hair dresser, or even your visiting relatives! $40 before Saturday, $50 on Saturday. Tickets are in the following stores now: Antiques, Etc., Cloister Collection, H & H Lifestyles, Jekyll Realty, Maggie's Boutique, Ned Cash & Associates Jewelers, Roberta's, St. Simons Drug Store, The Tabby House, and Viola's Market. You may also buy tickets at or at the church office in the Parish House, Monday through Friday. (Please bring exact change, $40 per ticket, or you may pay by check.) 

Find a favorite recipe in your Christ Church Cookbook (if you don't have one, you can pick one up in the Parish House for only $20) and prepare some treats for the 1200+/- patrons that will be visiting this Saturday. You can drop off your food in the kitchen of Parish House on Friday, March 16th. Contact: Catherine Holt at 912-230-7845 or at

WE NEED PARKERS!  Please call Te Turner at 512-695-4131 and sign up to help. Men or women! It's going to be a beautiful day for welcoming our guests from 37 different states!

The annual Tour of Homes Homeowners' Celebration Party will be on Sunday, March 18th, at 6:00 pm at  Musgrove Retreat. Please contact Beth Smith at 912-506-7577 or by email at and let her know if you're planning to attend.

For more information or to get involved with the Tour of Homes, contact:  Beth Smith  912-506-7577 or 
Charlotte Graham  912-506-3431

ECW Scholarship
A newly established scholarship fund created by the Christ Church Frederica Episcopal Church Women is being inaugurated this year. Annually, the Christ Church Frederica ECW Scholarship Fund for Women will provide $2,500 to a female high school graduate pursuing a degree through an academic or technical college or university. The student must be of the Episcopal faith and hale from Glynn or McIntosh County. 
"Many of our Christ Church women have, over the last fifteen years, donated to this wonderful effort to establish a scholarship program for our young ladies. The fruit of our gifts will now benefit many young women with their future educational goals. In establishing this scholarship we honor those who came before us and saw this as just a dream... but now it is a reality and we could not be more pleased," noted Jane Watson, President, Episcopal Church Women.
Applications may be accessed via the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation website here  and are due no later than April 21, 2018. Candidates will be screened and interviewed by a scholarship committee and the award will be made in May.


Docents and Greeters Needed in Christ Church!

Christ Church needs docents and greeters! As the team of volunteer docents has diminished over the last few months, due to illness and retirements, so have the number of days we are able to keep the church open to visitors. Right now, we have just enough volunteers to man the church Tuesday through Sunday, in the afternoons, until the end of April, but after that we will need some additional folks to help. 

Therefore, the docent team is seeking volunteers for monthly shifts from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. There is a training session before docents embark on this wonderful opportunity to share the remarkable story of our church. Please contact Fred Collins at to become a docent and Sharon Joy at 912-638-8683 to volunteer short-term as a greeter on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Backpack Buddies

The Backpack Buddies will be packing again on Tuesday, March 27th, at 9:30 am, in the Parish Hall. (Please note the earlier than usual time on the 27th!) If you've never had the opportunity to partake in this rewarding activity, you are most welcome to join them on the assembly line! For more information about the Backpack Buddies program, please contact Susan Shipman at
Divorce Care Ministry

Have you been separated or divorced? Have you learned valuable lessons and experienced healing from the hurt? Would you like to help others do the same? Then please call or email to learn more about the different volunteer opportunities available with the Divorce Care Ministry at Epworth By the Sea. An informational meeting will be held at 9:30 am, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Arthur J. Moore Museum, at Epworth By the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Please contact Rev. Dave Hanson at or call 912-634-6384.


Susannah Wesley Guild - All Are Invited to this Special Meeting!

The Susannah Wesley Guild will be meeting at 10:30 am  on Tuesday, March 20th  in the Parish House. They will have a exciting speaker that morning, Beth Vanderbeck, who is the new CEO of Morningstar Children and Family Services. She is looking forward to meeting with as many people as she can as she establishes connections in the Golden Isles community. We're hoping for a good crowd to welcome her and to hear her ideas for the future of the organization.  Everyone in the church and community is invited to attend! For more information, please contact Frankie Ansley at
Frederick Cousins Guild

The Frederick Cousins Guild will meet at Klara Faulk's beautiful home, 125 Hampton River Club Marina Dr. at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 20th . The Guild will discuss the recent successful oyster roast, and how the proceeds will be distributed. We'll also discuss our spring party in May.  All ladies of the church are invited. Bring a friend! Please contact Louise Bartlett at for more information.

Live Poets Society
The Live Poets Society will be gathering for their monthly session for April on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 4:00 pm. The Live Poets Society meetings give those with a literary bent an opportunity to discuss their efforts with others who share their talents and interests. Contact Angie Burns at for more information.

Cross Collection on Display at Epworth
The Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum at Epworth-by-the-Sea Conference and Retreat Center, is happy to announce a special exhibition in the Atrium of the Museum which will be on display from Ash Wednesday  to Easter Sunday , the whole season of Lent.  

The exhibition is the cross collection of one of our own, the Rev. Dr. Robert W. (Bob) Brown. The crosses represent a collection gathered over a 40-year ministerial career and come from all over the world. They are made of a huge variety of materials and reflect many different interpretations of one of our most sacred symbols.  Though more than 90% of the crosses have been gifts, no cross has ever been repeated and never has the entire collection been on display at one time.  Dr. Brown is particularly pleased to offer this exhibition for the enjoyment of the members of Christ Church, Frederica.  May the cross, as a symbol, remind us of sacrifice and commitment and, especially, of the power of love. 

Up with People!
Up with People is coming to Glynn County, March 26 to April 2, 2018. Up with People was founded on the principle of using music as a means to communicate with and inspire people. In each city we visit, Up with People cast members perform a vibrant and inspiring musical stage show that brings the community together to enjoy a night of entertainment while sparking people to take action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world. It's fun for the whole family and an experience you'll never forget!

The Advance Team is looking for host families for the cast members. Host families provide a place to sleep, limited transportation and some meals. While the cast is in town they will be getting involved volunteering in the local community. You can learn more about the 100 member cast from 20 different countries  here. If you have any questions, please contact Ashton at about her experience while traveling with Up with People.  

Coffee HourCoffeeHour
Coffee Hour hosts are needed to help provide refreshments between our 9:15 am and 11:15 am worship services on Sundays, in the Parish Hall. Please contact Christine Plank at to sign up to help.
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

Lecture Series in May

As part of the Locherie Lecture Series, Dr. Matthew Sleeth will join us on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to lead a seminar focusing on the responsibility of Christians to care for the glorious creation in which God has entrusted us. Dr. Sleeth is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two post-doctoral fellowships. He is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action (Zondervan, April 2007), the introduction to the Green Bible (2008, HarperOne), and 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. More information about the lectures will be available in the weeks to come.

Picnic at Honey Creek - May 20th

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 20, 2018, for the
Christ Church Picnic at Honey Creek . We encourage all of our Christ Church family to join us for this time of reflection, reconnection and recreation. At 11:30 am, we will have Holy Eucharist, in the chapel, followed by lunch and family time. Please bring your lawn chairs, softball equipment, lawn games and coolers of cold beverages to share. For those unable to attend the picnic, Holy Eucharist will be offered at Christ Church at 8:00 and 9:15 am, and Morning Prayer will be said at 11:15 am.

An Interfaith Journey to the Holy Lands: Relationship, Understanding, and Community Harmony

Join Rabbi Rachel Bregman, Rev. Alan Dyer, and Rev. Tom Purdy 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.
Nancy Acree
Carl Alexander
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley    
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Terry Burns
Barbara Canaday
Paddy Carley
Andy Cheshire
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Betsy Fitzgerald
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Brad Graham
Rosalind Griffin
Kevin Hancock
Burgess Hartsell
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Cheryl Hieatt
Jane Higginbotham
Brenda Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Eileen Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Lois Irvin
Glenn Jones
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett
Jerry Lowe
Teddy Lynch
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Cathy McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Marilyn Miller
Marge Mitchell
Erin Jones O
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Julie Sargent
Phyllis Sartin
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Timothy Tindall
Beth Varn
John Waite
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
Betty Young
Hollis Youngner
Keith Zimmerman 
Esther Zylstra

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 WeekendServersNeeded

Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, March 18, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Ed Rowley - Usher
Toni Rowley - Altar Guild
Bonney Shuman - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
Eva Purdy - Acolyte TB
Seiler Thompson - Acolyte TB
McKenzie Brown - Acolyte - PW
Alice Barlow - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Margie Dorsey - Lector - First Lesson 
Bud Dorsey - Lector - Second Lesson
Ann Harrell - Greeter
Wallace Harrell - Greeter
Cliff Jones - Usher
Douglas Lane - Usher
Nancy Hamilton - Kidurgy Shepherd
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Hodges - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Isabella Williston - Acolyte C
Donee Avera - Chalice Bearer 
Hugh Brown - Lector - First Lesson
Hugh Brown - Lector - Second Lesson
Jane Sanders - Greeter
Paul Sanders - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher 
Mindy Martin - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - First Lesson
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - Second Lesson
Dana Parker - Greeter
Patrick Parker - Greeter
Clinton Winne - Usher
Pat Collins - Altar Guild
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
5:45 pm - EC 101
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, March 15, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
12:30 pm - Finance Committee Meeting
2:00 pm - Final Chapters Workshop

Friday, March 16, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm - ECW Tour of Homes
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, March 18, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
6:00 pm - EYC Rooted and Relevant Holy Eucharist
6:00 pm - ECW Tour of Homes Celebration at  Musgrove

Monday, March 19, 2018
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
10:30 am - Susanna Wesley Guild Meeting
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bell Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles
5:30 pm - Frederick Cousins Guild Meeting
5:45 pm - Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service (CCF)
1:00 pm - Art of Lent Reflection and Lunch  
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
5:45 pm - EC 101
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, March 22, 2018
11:30 am - Women's Study Group
2:00 pm - Final Chapters Workshop

Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
5:30 pm - Jesus Christ Superstar
6:00 pm - EYC (Middle School)
7:00 pm - EYC (High School)

Save the Date

March 25-31, 2018
Holy Week

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday

April 2&3, 2018
Office Closed

May 4&5, 2018
Dr. Matthew Sleeth Lectures

May 5&6, 2018 
Bishop's Visitation

May 20, 2018
Church Picnic at Honey Creek