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May 8 , 2019

Please remember to bring your non-perishable food donations for the St. Athanasius Food Pantry this weekend. Check the list of needed items here.

Rector's Ramblings

Today I have flown to New York City for the meeting of the board of Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, US (FOCCUS). I think I've rambled about this in the past, but it's been awhile. FOCCUS' mission is to support the mother church of Anglicanism, particularly the Canterbury Scholars Program of which I am an alumnus.
The Scholars Program is a unique opportunity within the Anglican Communion to gather Anglican seminarians and new priests from all over the globe. I attended the Program in its third year, and that was fifteen years ago. Bringing together new and future clergy in such a way helps incarnate the beauty and gift of the Anglican Compass Rose, this symbol of our Communion that reminds us that our brother and sisters of the prayer book are found in every corner of the world. Such connections are a gift and a rarity within much of Christendom.


Bluegrass Eucharist and Church Picnic
Mark your calendar for the annual Christ Church picnic, which will take place on Sunday, May 19, at Honey Creek. We'll have a traditional Bluegrass Eucharist, featuring Marshgrass in the chapel,
followed by lunch on the grounds. This is a wonderful day of revival and renewal and all are encouraged to come! 
The cost of lunch has been generously underwritten by a parish family, but you must still register, so that we can have an accurate head count. Call the church at 912-638-8683 to register or click here. Once your name is on the list, you are eligible for a 20% discount on any Christ Church logo wear in the gift shop. Wear it to the picnic!
Contact: Glenn Queener at

Music in Liturgies
The month of May will highlight choirs of all ages. 

On May 12 in the 9:15 Liturgy Junior Treble Hadley Kneller will offer her first solo, In Heavenly Love Abiding by John Beck. The Christ Church Handbell Choir will join forces with the Adult Choir and Brass for a glorious offering of Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (to the German hymn tune Lobe den Herren). The Handbell Choir will play a medley of well known hymn tunes during communion.
On May 19 Marsh Grass will lead our Bluegrass Liturgy at Honey Creek. Bring your bluegrass voices and let's raise the roof!   On May 26 the music will honor our great cloud of witnesses and lift up the Gospel to the Glory of God.
As always words can not express my appreciation and admiration for all the folks who share their talent in the music program. By the way, there's room for more!
Cum laude digma (with joyful voice),
Kathleen Turner
Organist and Choirmaster
Chi Rho Coming to Christ Church
Wake Forest University's Award-Winning Men's Christian A Cappella Group

Chi Rho is Wake Forest's all-male Christian a cappella group and seeks to spread Christ's love through its music. Founded in 1992 by a group of Wake Forest students that saw a need for a music-based ministry on campus, the group has recorded more than a dozen albums over the past 26 years and has toured throughout the United States. Chi Rho has also toured internationally in France and in a missionary role in Zambia.

The group's name, which is pronounced "Kai Ro," is formed by the first two letters of the Greek spelling of Christ. While these letters appear on Wake Forest University's seal, they are most important because they mean that wherever the group goes, they will literally bear the name of Christ.

Chi Rho is founded upon the tenets of music, ministry and brotherhood, three facets of the group which are treated as equal in their importance. But above all, Chi Rho seeks to spread the love of God to as many people as it can, in as many ways possible. 

Chi Rho will be joining us in worship at St. Ignatius this Saturday at 5:30 pm. They will also have a special lunch performance in the Christ Church Parish Hall on Wednesday, May 15th. Please support them by coming to lunch on Wednesday and hearing their performance at 1:00 pm. They will have CD's available for purchase.


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. They are currently reading Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. Author Barbara Brown Taylor recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places, while teaching the world's religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. For more information, please contact Te Turner at .

 Children and Youth

Sunday School News
On Sunday, May 12, we will conclude our classes for the season, with the traditional Ice Cream Sundae Celebration! Join us!

Graduate Recognition Sunday
Soon, we will recognize our graduating high school seniors at the 11:15 am service at Christ Church. Please join us as we celebrate this important milestone for these young people. 

For information about our graduating seniors, please follow this link.
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

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 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 !



Backpack Buddies

The Backpack Buddies will be packing again  on Wednesday, May 15 and all are invited to join the assembly line. To contribute financially or help in other ways contact Susan Shipman at

Recognizing Street Beat Graduates
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 24th a docent orientation session led by Susan Garrett and Glenn Queener will be held at the church from 11 am-1 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 24th. 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
Christ Church is having a Party for Our Ladies! Please join us as we celebrate all who will reach their 90th (or greater) birthday this year, in the Christ Church Parish Hall, on Sunday, May 12, Mother's Day, between the 9:15 and 11:15 am services. Come join our celebration of our very special ladies. RSVP: Please call the church office to let us know you are coming, at 912-638-8683.


Christ Church Comforters - May 10
The Christ Church Comforters gather to knit and crochet on the second Friday of each month at 10:30 am in the parish hall. Prayer shawls and watch caps are blessed and given to those experiencing challenges, as symbols of the church's love and concern for them. The next meeting is Friday, May 10, at 10:30 am. Contact: Gay Barron at or 770-366-5091.

Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King  will meet next on Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30 pm, in the Parish Hall. We will gather for social time at 5:30 and will move on to discussing our service project at 5:45 pm. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at

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 new event facility on Lawrence Road, on the north end of the island (directions to come). 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 by Thursday, May 9.
Mom's Night Out
This is the last Mom's Night Out before summer vacation!
Join us on Friday, May 17th 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. Our 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 by Wednesday, May 15th. 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
Stay Informed

Wish to Share Some Information?
If you have information you wish to share with the parish in the News You Can Use or the weekly wrappers, please contact Glenn Queener at He will be overseeing church communications until May 12. After that date, you may resume sending your articles and information to Julie Hancock at Thank you very much!

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.

Carl Alexander
Kurt Anderson
Catherine Anderson
Kris Barkley
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Kelly Benhase
Harry Branch
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
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
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, May 12, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Paul Ploeger - Usher
Sherry Bowen - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall)
Isabella Williston - Acolyte C  
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Doree Avera - Lector - First Lesson
Beth Smith - Lector - Second Lesson
Bud Dorsey - Greeter
Margie Dorsey - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Elise Meeks - Kidurgy Shepherds 
Julianne Temple - Kidurgy Shepherds 
                         - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Robert Bland - Acolyte C 
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer 
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Lynne Fox - Lector - Second Lesson
Penny Jones - Greeter
Clif Jones - Greeter
Ben Slade - Usher
Jennie Doyle - Altar Guild

Weds., May 15, 2019 NOON Healing Service CCF
Janice Boland - Altar Guild


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir

Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Friday, May 10, 2019
10:30 am - Christ Church Comforters
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, May 12, 2019
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship in Parish Hall (CCF)
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church
10:20 am - Sunday School Sundae Party   
10:30 am - 90+ Ladies Celebration
10:30 am - Adult Sunday Class  
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church

Monday, May 13, 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:30 pm - Daughters of the King

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
12:00 pm - Chi Rho Performance and Lunch in the Parish Hall
5:00 pm - Adult Choir

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) 
11:15 am - Bluegrass Eucharist at Honey Creek

Save the Date

May 12, 2019
Celebration of 90+ Ladies
Sunday School Ice Cream Sundae Celebration

May 19, 2019
Parish Picnic at Honey Creek

June 10-14, 2019
VBS 2019

June 17-21, 2019
Camp Kanuga

July 15-19, 2019
Middle School Serving Our Neighbors