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May 15 , 2019

If you have cards or monetary gift that you would like to give to our 2019 Street Beat graduates, please bring them to the church office this weekend or by Monday, May 20. Get more details here.

The church office will be closed for the afternoon on Wednesday, May 22, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.  

Rector's Ramblings

A few years ago, I rambled about a game I used to play on my cell phone, Clash of Clans. My nephews had gotten me started on it, and I stuck with it; we were in a "family clan," and it was a way to interact with them. Over time, we all basically stopped playing the game. It got old. In some ways, it was a passive game; when you were battling someone, it was your troops going up against their preset defenses. There was no other person actively playing against you, not even a computer. That may be why the company that created the game created a spin-off version, as play of the original, at one time the highest grossing game in the iTunes App Store, began to trail off.
Their successor game, using many of the same ideas and figures, is Clash Royale. Unlike its older brother, CR is a live action game. Each player builds a battle deck of eight cards. You might choose to have wizards, giants, goblins, barbarians, Valkyries, dragons, and a host of other options; there are more than ninety cards available. Each card costs a certain amount to play, they have unique ranges on the board and have varying degrees of speed, strength, and durability. The object is to destroy more of your opponent's castles than they destroy of yours.  You start with three, and if someone gets all three, they win. Oh, and you only have three minutes per game to win.


Bluegrass Eucharist and Church Picnic
Join us this Sunday, May 19, at 11:30 am, for the annual Christ Church picnic at Honey Creek! We'll have a traditional Bluegrass Eucharist featuring Marshgrass, and the Baptism of Louise and Bill Bartlett's granddaughter, too! 

After worship, it'll be time for lunch, games and other activities on the grounds. Bring your softball gear and we'll see if we can organize a game. And don't forget to pack the sunscreen and bug spray!  This is a wonderful day of revival and renewal and all are encouraged to come! For more information, please contact  Glenn Queener at


Adult Sunday Morning Class
The Adult Sunday Morning Class has  resumed its study of James Moore's book, God Was Here, and I Was Out to Lunch, which explores how it is possible to miss God's opportunities of grace because we are sometimes too caught up with the "business" of our lives.   For more information, please contact Bob at  

Men's Study Group
The Men's Discussion Group meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am  in the youth room of the Parish Hall. They have just begun discussing Eric Hoffer's The True Believer: Thoughts of the Nature of Mass Movements. The group meets during the summer and newcomers are always welcome.  For more information, please contact Te Turner at .

 Children and Youth

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Safeguarding God's Children Training will be available on Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 am until noon. This program is being offered to those who will be volunteering with VBS, but is available to all who need it for access to the church. Contact: Mother Katie at
Vacation Bible School 2019
Vacation Bible School for children in PreK - Grade 5 will take place the week of June 10-14, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day. This year's theme is ROAR! Life is Wild - God is Good!  This epic African adventure engages the whole herd, as  kids explore God's goodness and celebrate  a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Every day will be an adventure! On Friday, there will be a lunch celebration at Noon with the Bouncy House! To register click here. For more information, please contact Mtr. Katie at

Vacation Bible School Needs
We're very excited about this year's Vacation Bible School program and are looking for volunteers to help make it an enriching, spiritually uplifting, and just plain fun experience for all who will be participating. If you can help in any way, please contact Mtr. Katie at and she'll find the perfect place for you!

We also need some specific items this year for Vacation Bible School and would like to borrow: woven area rugs (5), potted plants - real or fake (we will water them for you!), wooden crates, woven baskets, and any African art!

Things we need donated: snacks and beverages for our volunteers (cookies, chips, crackers, pretzels, cuties, grapes, soda), carpet squares, and any discarded fabric!

Please label your items on loan and all VBS items can be put in Sunday School classroom behind kitchen. 

Camp Kanuga - June 17 - 21, 2019

Camp Kanuga returns to Christ Church this summer. This full day camp provides some of the same educational and growth activities enjoyed at Camp Kanuga's parent site in Hendersonville, NC. Campers will participate in archery, morning jam and devotionals, nature hikes, team building activities, arts and crafts, and a variety of sports. Register online at
Dates: June 17 - June 21 Time: 9 am to 4 pm 
Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm Friday 
Tiered pricing:  Level 1: $225  Level 2: $200  Level 3: $175 Ages: 5-11
Summer Day Camp for Middle School

This summer, our Middle School youth will have the opportunity to give back to the community with Serving Our Neighbors, a week-long camp, from  July 15-19. All youth going into 6th-8th grades in 2019 are welcome. This is an all day, week-long camp that focuses on outreach in our community. More details to come! Contact: Mtr. Katie at

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 !



Recognizing Street Beat GraduatesStreetBeatGraduates
Street Beat  is a Safe Harbor program that supports homeless teens in Glynn County. Christ Church ministers to these youth through our hunger outreach program.  We are now collecting cards and donations for gift cards for three Street Beat graduates, Jaylen Singleton, Jodarius Demery and Azavian Evans, who will soon graduate from high school. You may congratulate these young men by bringing signed graduation cards and contributions towards gift cards to the church office before May 20, for their graduation party on May 21.  Contact: Tony Kreimborg at

Snowbirds Flying ... Buses Arriving
With the arrival of Spring, our Afternoon Docent Team ranks are beginning to thin as some of our members fly north for the summer and others enjoy travel plans. At the same time, busloads of visitors are arriving in the afternoons, eager to learn about our historic church. We could use some help!

On Friday, May 24, a docent orientation session led by Susan Garrett and Glenn Queener will be held at the church from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. You will meet some of our current docent team and learn how we enjoy sharing the Christ Church story with visitors from around the world. Attendees will receive a packet of information on the church building, history and docent duties to review, and be assigned someone to "shadow" during one or more shifts before flying solo.

We are also looking for "greeters" to provide a second pair of hands on busy afternoons - typically mid-week. The docent on hand would provide the history and answer questions; your job would be to direct traffic and help with cookbook and history pamphlet sales. If this job is of interest to you, we can put you to work immediately. Please contact Susan Garrett, but also plan to attend the orientation session.

Please contact Susan Garrett by email: or phone: (912) 434-9351 with any questions and to RSVP for the lunch on the 24. We hope you will join us to find out more about this rewarding ministry where we often receive more than we give!


Celebrating Our 90+ Ladies of the Church
We are blessed at Christ Church to have over twenty ladies who have reached their 90s or who will be celebrating their 90th birthdays this year. We were delighted to recognize them on Mother's Day with a reception hosted by the ECW during coffee hour. We cannot express enough how much these ladies' years of service and devotion have meant to all of  us at Christ Church! See photos of the celebration here.
Tour of Homes - Time to UnWINE from 2019 and Plan for 2020!
Tour of Homes Volunteers, it's time to UnWine from 2019 and plan for 2020! Please join us on Tuesday, June 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Christ Church Parish Hall, for a glass of wine or iced tea and light appetizers. We will be sharing thoughts on the Tour of Homes past and looking for ideas for the next decade. Nursery will be available. Please RSVP to Susie Hodges at or 912-571-1674.


Frederick Cousins Guild
The Frederick Cousins Guild will have their End-of-the-Year Celebration on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 6:00 pm. This year, we will gather at Phil and Linda Allen's beautiful home on Stevens Road. We'll be celebrating all who helped, in any way, to make the 2019 Oyster Roast such a successful fundraiser. We will be making donations to The Compass Rose Society, Grace House of Brunswick, The Farm at Oatlands North and to Very Special Arts of Glynn County. Please RSVP to Louise Bartlett at or 912-638-3303.
Mom's Night Out
This is the last Mom's Night Out before summer vacation!

Join us on Friday, May 17, at 6:00 pm. Ember is a locally-owned, high-energy eatery located at 70 Retreat Village on Saint Simons Island. The menu is written daily and is inspired by the flavors and traditions of Southeastern United States cuisine. Ingredients are sourced from local farmers and fishermen and are inspired by wood-fired cooking. Our craft beverage program focuses on the use of fresh ingredients and includes a variety of unique wines All of this is served in a fun and contemporary atmosphere at achievable prices. Dress is smart casual. Please mark your calendar and reserve your spot with Ashton at by Wednesday, May 15. We look forward to seeing you!
Susanna Wesley Guild
The Susanna Wesley Guild has switched into summer lunch mode and will be meeting next for lunch on Tuesday, May 21, at Tramici, at 11:30 am. (Please note that this is earlier than we've met in the past, as we're hoping to beat the lunch crowd.) We'll meet every month, on the third Tuesday at 11:30 am, at a different restaurant, just to keep things interesting. All ladies are welcome to join us! For more information, please contact Ethel Horton at

Parish People

Celebrating Our Friends at Christ Church
Julia Chandler Lawing, North Carolina artist and daughter of Christ Church member, Bonnie Chandler, will soon have an art show on Jekyll Island featuring her work. The upcoming show will take place from June 1 to June 30 at Goodyear Cottage, in the Jekyll Island Historic District. An artists' reception will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on June 2 and all are invited to attend. Learn more about Julia and her artwork in a recent Coastal Illustrated story here.
Stay Informed

Christ Church and Realm
We're happy to announce that the church has recently completed the transition to a new database, called Realm. Realm is more than a database. It's a comprehensive online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps Christ Church connect with you and you connect with us. It also allows you to manage your personal information, (and who is allowed to see it), control your giving,  and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you. On Monday, April 29, we will send out an invitation to connect with Realm. For more information, please contact Glenn Queener at

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.
Our goal is to eventually have the shop open on a regular basis on weekdays, as well as Sundays, so we're looking for volunteers to serve as shopkeepers. Training will be provided. If you're interested in helping with the shop, please contact Ellen Kuehm at 912-996-3392 or at

Memorial Gifts
From time to time we are asked if there are things the Church can use that might be given as a memorial for a loved one or in thanksgiving for a blessing. Below is a list of opportunities for giving memorials and who you might contact about them. This is a sort of wish list; things that would be nice to have, but aren't in the budget. If you would like to make a memorial gift, please speak with the listed contact so that they know to expect the gift and can instruct you how the gift can be made. Partial gifts towards an item are possible as well.  

Current Memorial Opportunities:

Timpani Drum Set:  $4000 We would like a pair of timpani drums to bolster our music program and be available for regular use in our music program. Contact: Kathleen Turner at

Acolyte Robes: $1750 We are updating our acolyte ministry and their wardrobe. Each robe costs approximately $75 each. We need various sizes/lengths.  Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Sanctuary Chairs:  3 CHAIRS GIFTED - THANK YOU! We would like to add additional folding chairs in Christ Church in the choir area to replace the metal chairs.  Chairs are $200 each and are the same style used at the altar, dark wood with red pads. We hope to get 8, total. Contact: Kathleen Turner 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.

Eric Andreae
Carl Alexander
Kurt Anderson
Catherine 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
Terry Doster
Tom Finn
Patricia Friedel
Matthew Ganserite
Dave Geiszler
Walter Graham
Angie Hansen
Burgess Hartsell
Carol Hoffine
Lise Hofmann
Lois Irvin
Jim Langston
Bill Littleton
Dorothy Lowery
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Rachael Moore
Rebecca Murdy
Sandy Nyenhuis

Richard Quinelly
Terry Hall Robbins
Rob Rushin
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Sam Spak
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Mary Triplett-Key
Te Turner
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, May 19, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Ed Rowley - Usher
Toni Rowley - Usher
Sherry Bowen - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall)
Abigail Williston - Acolyte C  
Jimmy McQuade - Acolyte TB
Eva Purdy - Acolyte TB
Johnny McQuade - Acolyte CW
Hugh Brown - Chalice Bearer
Te Turner - Chancel Master
Jody Bradford - Lector - First Lesson
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - Second Lesson
Nancy Stoddard - Greeter
Dale Stoddard - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Mindy Martin - Kidurgy Shepherd 
Mary Hardee - Kidurgy Shepherd 
Kay Brown - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Diane Ansley - Greeter
David Butler - Usher

Weds., May 22, 2019 NOON Healing Service CCF
Nancy Butler - Altar Guild


Thursday, May 16, 2019
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study
6:00 pm - Frederick Cousins Guild Party

Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
6:00 pm - Mom's Night Out at Ember

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, May 19, 2019
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship in Parish Hall (CCF)
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Class
11:15 am - Morning Prayer (CCF) 
11:30 am - Bluegrass Eucharist at Honey Creek

Monday, May 20, 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
11:30 am - Susanna Wesley Lunch at Tramici

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
Church Office Closes at 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 23, 2019
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Friday, May 24, 2019
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, May 26, 2019
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship in Parish Hall (CCF)
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church 

Monday, May 27, 2019
Memorial Day
Church Office Closed
Save the Date

June 10-14, 2019
VBS 2019

June 17-21, 2019
Camp Kanuga

July 15-19, 2019
Middle School Serving Our Neighbors