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May 30, 2018
Vacation Bible School starts on June 11th! Find out how you can help and/or register your children or grandchildren here.

Please bring in your non-perishable foods for the St. Athanasius Food Pantry this weekend. Check here to see the items that are urgently needed this month.

Rector's Ramblings

Thus says the Lord: "Stand by the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is: and walk in it, and find rest for your souls."

- Jeremiah 6:16

Father Tom is way this week, but will return with his ramblings next Wednesday.


Worship Schedule for the Summer

Christ Church is officially on the summer schedule now. Regular weekend worship services take place on Saturdays at 5:30 pm, at St. Ignatius and on Sundays at 8:00 am, 9:15 am and 11:15 am, at Christ Church. The 9:15 am Parish Hall service has concluded until the fall. Kidurgy will continue to take place on Sundays, at 9:15 am, throughout the summer.

Prayer Shawls to Be Blessed
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 has started a new book this month, 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 is right around the corner!! 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, Blue Tarps, Paper grocery and lunch bags. For our Friday S'more's Station: Graham crackers, Marshmallows, Hershey's Chocolate Bars. For our Friday Cookout: Hotdogs, Buns, Chips, Variety of Fruit, Capri Sun Roarin' Waters, Bottles of Water

If you can volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School June 11-15, please contact Mtr. Ashton at or 912-638-8683 or click here.

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.


St. Athanasius Food Pantry Needs StockingFoodPantry

This is food collection weekend for the St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Pantry. With school out of session, many households have increased with the numbers of mouths to feed. Please pick up an extra can of ravioli and canned fruit when grocery shopping and drop them off St. Ignatius on Saturday night or at the Christ Church Parish Hall on Sunday. Thank you for your helping keep the food pantry stocked!

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

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
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley
Kathy Bee
Craig Bolint
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Terry Burns
Barbara Canaday
Bonnie Chandler
Andy Cheshire
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Beth Evans
Betsy Fitzgerald
Stephen Freedman

Travis Gay
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Ann Graham
Ann F. Graham
Brad Graham
Rosalind Griffin
Kevin Hancock
Burgess Hartsell
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Cheryl Hieatt
Jane Higginbotham
Brenda Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Lois Irvin
Misty Johns
Glenn Jones
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett
Jerry Lowe
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Mamie Meadows
Marilyn Miller
Marge Mitchell
Rachael Moore
Erin Jones O
Nancy Owenby
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Dale Pierson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Bob Saunders
Julie Sargent
Phyllis Sartin
Clyde Smith
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
Linda Wood
Martin Worthy
Mell Wray
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 Weekend

Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, June 3, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Toni Rowley - Usher
Ed Rowley - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Slade Turner - Acolyte C
Daven Wray - Acolyte TB
Robert Wray - Acolyte TB
Maidee Brown - Acolyte PW
Slade Turner - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Angie Burns - Lector - First Lesson 
Carol Hoffine - Lector - Second Lesson
Jane Sanders - Greeter
Paul Sanders - Greeter
Susan Imhoff - Usher
Charlie Daniel - Usher
Lynne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Ed Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

11:30 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Barbara Abbate - Lector - First Lesson
Paul Salter - Lector - Second Lesson
Chris Franklin - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
Mimi Rogers - Altar Guild
Nancy Zell - 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 1, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, June 2, 2018
St. Athanaius Food Pantry
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, June 3, 2018
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 Morning Class
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, June 4, 2018
11:00 am - Yoga
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
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

Save the Date

June 11-15, 2018
Vacation Bible School

June 18-22, 2018
Camp Kanuga

August 26 - 31, 2018
Icon Writing Workshop