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November 6 , 2019

The Christ Church Martha's Guild is looking for some new folks to join their ranks! Get all the details here.

Rector's Ramblings

One morning around the start of autumn, during our morning drive to school, my daughter relayed a conversation her friends were having about the crisp fall mornings that came with the change of season. I almost wrecked the car. The temperature that morning? Seventy-five or so degrees with typical humidity. Crisp? Where have I gone wrong?!? Crisp fall mornings are those that come with frost and enough chill in the air to sting one's lungs, even if only for a second. Crisp mornings make us go back in the house for a heavier sweater before we make it to the car. We don't have any fall mornings like those here, in my experience. If we're lucky, we get some crisp weather in winter, though.  READ MORE HERE


Worship Schedule
Join us for weekly worship at Christ Church. Regular weekend worship services take place on Saturdays at 5:30 pm at St. Ignatius Chapel, on Demere Road, and on Sundays at 8:00 am, 9:15 am (church), 9:15 am (parish hall) and 11:15 am at Christ Church, Frederica.  Kidurgy, our Liturgy of the Word for younger children, takes place during the 9:15 am worship service at Christ Church. On Wednesdays, at 12:00 pm, a Healing service is held at Christ Church and at 6:30 pm, X Church takes place.  
All Saints Reflection from Mother Ashton
On All Saints Sunday, I had the privilege of serving at my home parish in Ormond Beach, Florida. St. James Episcopal Church sent both my father and me to seminary. This All Saints Sunday rejuvenated my spirit. I was privileged to baptize my nephew and act as my niece's confirmation sponsor. I was honored to serve next to my father, at the altar where my grandfather, father, and I have all celebrated, and then serve the Body of Christ to my family and friends. I came home energized for ministry at Christ Church and was reminded of the significance of being sealed as Christ's own forever.  It was an amazing day and so very special for me. I pray that my father and I can serve together again soon. I loved every minute of it! 
Choir Commissioning
The Christ Church choirs will be recognized during a choir commissioning ceremony, on Sunday, November 17 at 9:15 am. This will be an inspiring morning of music, so don't miss it. We will also be welcoming those who are new to Christ Church with a special newcomers liturgy at the 9:15 am service.


Adult Sunday Morning Class 
The Adult  Sunday  Class  is currently studying  The Gospel According to Leviticus .  This study will conclude at the beginning of Advent, when the group will start reading Adam Hamilton's, Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. All are invited to join us. The class meets in the Adult Sunday classroom in the Parish House. For more information, contact Bob Brown at .
Men's Study Group

The Men's Discussion Group gathers on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am in the Youth Room in the Parish House. They are  continuing their study of climate by reading  The Resilient Earth: Science, Global Warming and the Future of Humanity  by  Allen Simmons and Doug L Hoffman.  If you'd like to join the group , please contact Te Turner at .
Wednesday Advent Study Starts Early This Year
Fr. Tom and Rabbi Rachael Bregman will lead four Wednesday sessions that take a deep dive into the history of the birth of Christ. The study will utilize Amy-Jill Levine's, Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent and will explore the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus, tracing the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. The group will meet at 1:00 pm on 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18. A simple lunch will be served. Books are available through the Christ Church bookstore for $11.50. Please RSVP by calling the parish office: 912-638-8683. 
Women's Book Study 
The  women's study group meets on Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the parish hall. The group is reading, The Scarlet Cord: Conversations With God's Chosen Women . The book tells the story of biblical women in a new way, drawing the reader further down her spiritual path and closer to Christ. For more information, please contact  Mtr. Ashton at .
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will return to their regular meeting schedule on the second Tuesday of the month in November. They will meet next on November 12, at 5:30 pm in the Parish House.  For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at .
 Children and Youth

Youth Group
Christ Church Youth Group for our youth in 6th-12th grades meets every Sunday from 6:30-8:00 pm in the parish house. We have a meal, play games, and engage in scripture, tradition, discussion and outreach. Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Schedule for November  
November 10 - Pizza and Pinball Palace 5:30-8:00 pm
November 17 - Youth Group 6:30-8:00 pm
November 24 - Service Project 4:00-6:00 pm Fill Thanksgiving baskets and have dinner with Pathfinders!

Below are the dates for some upcoming Diocesan youth events. For more information, please contact Mtr. Katie at
Diocesan Convention Youth Presence 
Friday, November 15 (all Day)- Saturday November 16
Statesboro, GA Grades 6-12

Winter Youth Retreat
Honey Creek, Grades 6-12

Happening #103
Honey Creek, Grades 10-12

Acolyte Training
The next Acolyte Training will take place on November 10  from 12:30 to 3:00 pm. We hope all our current serving acolytes will attend Sunday's training. This training session will include a review of the basic jobs of each server, new things every Christ Church acolyte should know, and additional directions for upcoming seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany! All acolytes will receive a manual with helpful tips and reminders. Please come fed! We will have cupcakes at the conclusion! 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 - Next Packing on Nov. 13

The Christ Church Backpack Buddy program is feeding 500+ students this school year and we need all the help we can get on packing days! Please join us on the line on Wednesday, November 13 , at 10:00 am, in the Parish Hall and help us get all the bags packed! Save the dates for December 4 and 18, too!

 For more information, please contact Susan Shipman at
Thanksgiving Basket Collection
The annual collection of food for Thanksgiving food baskets for twenty-three needy families in our community begins November 16-17 and will continue through November 23-24. The final date for food collection is November 26, by 9:00 am. Chair Jeannie Wade asks that you bring non-perishable food items to services at St. Ignatius and Christ Church. Monetary donations are welcome, too, as they will help to purchase a turkey for each basket. Make your check to Christ Church, Frederica and note that it is for Thanksgiving baskets. Checks may be placed in the collection at each service. Food items may also be brought to the Parish Hall on weekdays. On Tuesday, November 26, at 9:00 am, you are invited to help assemble the food baskets in the Parish Hall. Contact Jeannie Wade at  to get more information or to volunteer to help collect, assemble or deliver the food baskets. 
Christmas at Sea
It's hard to believe, but Christmas is just 7 weeks away! As much as we hate to rush the season, it's important to start thinking of those who need help and support during the holidays.
One group with whom Christ Church actively collaborates, is the International Seafarers Center, which ministers to seafarers from all over the planet. Most of us are blessed with family and friends during the holidays, but Christmas can be a lonely time for seafarers. Every year during the season of Christmas, the International Seafarers' Center spreads the love of Christ through their Christmas at Sea program. About 1500 seafarers travel through the port of Brunswick from Thanksgiving to January 7th and the Center hopes to give every seafarer a Christmas present. 
If you'd like to be part of this ministry, it's as easy as filling a shoebox with 12 - 15 item from the list found  here, wrapping the box in holiday paper and bringing it to either the church office in the Parish Hall, or to the International Seafarers Center, at 307 Newcastle Street in Brunswick. 

Christ Church Comforters Watch Caps
In addition to their many other projects, the Christ Church Comforters have been creating beautiful knit caps in various sizes. If you are planning to make a box for the International Seafarers Center - Christmas at Sea program, knit caps in adults sizes, made by the Comforters, will be available for you to add to your box. If you'd like a cap, please contact Mtr. Ashton at or Gay Barron at
Help Children at Burroughs Molette Whenever You Buy Groceries at Harris Teeter
You can help Burroughs Molette Elementary School every time you shop at Harris Teeter. Simply tell your cashier (during check-out) that you want Burroughs Molette's account number (6700) linked to your Harris Teeter VIC card. Once the account number is linked, every time you shop during the program, 2% of your Harris Teeter brand purchases will be contributed by Harris Teeter to the school. It's that easy! 
Help Needed In Martha's GuildMarthasGuild
Christ Church friends --Martha's Guild needs you! We are a small service group, dedicated to preparing and serving food at receptions for the bereaved families and friends of those whose funerals are held at Christ Church. Over time, our small band has become a little too small, so we are eagerly recruiting new members now. It is so easy and so rewarding. Teams are called on for two months at a time and asked to bring finger foods like tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, fruit or cheese trays, cookies, or you may tell us what you like to make. If you would like to serve your church family in this way, please contact Angie Burns at 912-638-2717 or Mtr. Ashton at
The ECW Tour of Homes Needs You Now!
Last spring, 29 agencies primarily serving women and children in need, benefited from ECW's Annual Tour of Homes, and from the sale of our Christ Church Cookbook. This fall, we again are asking for generous donations that will help in so many lives. We look to our church family, and beyond, to make it happen. If you'd like to be a patron or volunteer on Tour Day, March 21, please contact Susie Henning at, or Tami Black at, or visit

Second Annual Community Sabbath Dinner
You are cordially invited to join us for the annual community sabbath dinner on Friday, November 15, at 6:00 pm, at First United Methodist Church, in Brunswick. It will be a great evening of meeting new friends and learning about each other. Bring your favorite covered dish to share. For more information, please contact Fr. Tom at
Susanna Wesley Guild

On Tuesday, November 19, at 10:30 am, Mother Ashton will join members of the Susanna Wesley Guild at their meeting in the Parish House, to speak about her recent trip to Israel. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Ethel Horton at
Frederick Cousins Guild
The Frederick Cousins Guild will meet Tuesday, November 19 at 5:30 pm, at Louise Bartlett's home, at 232 Five Pounds Rd. The guest speaker will be Darcelle Burandt, who will discuss her wonderful ministry with House of Hope, a faith-based one-year therapeutic home for girls rescued out of sex trafficking. All are welcome. Please bring a small appetizer to share. Contact: Louise Bartlett at
Mom's Night Out
The Mom's Night Out Group  will have dinner together at Fancy Q, in Redfern Village on Friday, November, 22, at 6:00 pm. Please call Mtr. Ashton at 912-638-8683 to reserve your spot by Wednesday, November 20. Contact: Mtr. Ashton at
A Message from the Live Poets Society
The Live Poets have not met this fall because we have lost so many participants, but we want to get started again after Christmas, with new folks and new voices. We meet just once a month, on the first Tuesday of each month, at 4:00 pm, to listen and to read our own attempted work. Poetry offers a wonderful way to express oneself and many find it therapeutic and deeply rewarding. Please join us! For more information, contact Angie Burns at 912-638-2717.
Family Christmas Concert
On Sunday, December 8, at 4:00 pm, the Coastal Symphony of Georgia will present the musical magic of Terry Readdick in a Family Christmas Concert in the Christ Church Parish Hall. Terry is an accomplished and delightful piano recitalist who will bring us familiar pieces ranging from Joy to the World to Jingle Bells with updated, creative arrangements and seldom heard piano selection from the Nutcracker! This promises to be a very popular concert, so be sure and order your tickets now. Contact or order online at coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.orgBring the family to enjoy the music of the Christmas season!
Parish People

Celebrating our Friends at Christ Church

Millie Wilcox celebrated with a surprise 90th birthday party this past Friday, November 1, at The Study ('s a speakeasy) behind Reid's Apothecary. Happy birthday, Millie!

Ben Galland's artistry was featured at a pop-up installation of his large-scale photography on Friday, November 1. The show,  Georgia Has a Coast , took place in the historic hangar at the Leotis Building, in downtown Brunswick and was sponsored by The Art House.

Maggie Jenkins is one very busy Glynn Academy sophomore. In addition to being an active member of the Christ Church youth group, an acolyte and choir member, she is also a Martial Arts master! Competing in the World Martial Arts Games in London this past October, she earned medals in numerous events. Congratulations Maggie!

Stay Informed

Christ Church Gift Shop

New at the shop! Thick, fluffy towels that can be custom monogrammed.
The Christ Church Gift Shop has
 a wide assortment of unique items including handmade jewelry to benefit House of Hope and Faithful Love, autumnal hostess gifts, the Christ Church history book, local honey and all natural bath and body care products from Thistle Farms.
 The store is in the parish hall across from the church office and is open on Sundays 10:30 am until 1:00 pm and Tuesday-Friday 2:00  to 5:00 pm. Contact: Ellen Kuehm at 912-996-3392 or at .
Emergency Contact Information Needed
We are in the process of adding emergency contact information for parishioners into the Christ Church Realm database. When you log into your Realm profile, you may enter the information yourself. If you need help with Realm, please contact Glenn at If you prefer not to use computers, call Mother Ashton at the church office, at 912-638-8683, and she will happily take your information and enter it into the database.
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.

Nancy Acree
Alana Andrews
Bob Baker
Kris Barkley
Kelly Benhase
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Beverly Burns
Jackie Byrne
Josh Calhoun
Greg Canady
Zoann Covington
Suzanne Crankshaw
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Godfrey Draviam
Tom Finn
Dave Geiszler
Mary Hanley
Angie Hansen
Burgess Hartsell
Carol Hoffine
Lise Hofmann
Angela Holland
Jessica Hope
Sylvia Hunt
Bill Littleton
Dorothy Lowery
Dott Marler
Tom Martin
Rebecca Murdy
Frank Owenby
Richard Quinelly
Johnny Riddle

Julia Riddle
Terry Hall Robbins
Rob Rushin
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
Sam Spak
James St. Clair
Carolyn Strohm
Edith Tayloe
Mary Triplett-Key
Janice Walker
Sarah Whitman
Anne Whittle
Jennifer Willingham
Clint Winne
Mell Wray
Bob Zell

Michelle Dittrich

This  Week

Serving This Weekend

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Susan Shipman - Altar Guild

Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Paul Ploeger - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild       

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica) 
Eva Purdy - Acolyte C
Gavin Williams - Acolyte TB
Abigail Williston - Acolyte TB
Jimmy McQuade - Acolyte PW
Alana Andrews - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Angie Burns - Lector - First Lesson
Peggy Goad - Lector - Second Lesson
Penny Jones - Greeter
Clif Jones - Greeter
Zaida Clay Harris - Usher
Susan Imhoff - Usher
Julianne Temple - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, CCF) 
Anson Galland - Acolyte C
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Jody Bradford - Lector - First Lesson
Jody Bradford - Lector - Second Lesson
Charlotte Graham - Greeter
Rip Graham - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Anna Hart - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica) 
Robert Bland - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Bonnie Harris - Lector - First Lesson
Bonnie Harris - Lector - Second Lesson
Ben Slade - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild
Alice Barlow- Altar Guild

Weds. Nov. 13, 2019 NOON Healing Service
Jeannie Wade - Altar Guild

6:30 PM X Church
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Lector

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
10:30 am - Men's Book Study
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir
5:30 pm - Newcomers Committee
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, November 7, 2019
11:00 am - TOH Planning Meeting
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Friday, November 8, 2019
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, November 10, 2019
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church (PH)             
9:15 am - Kidurgy
10:15 am - Coffee Hour
10:15 - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
12:30 pm - Acolyte Training
5:30 pm - Youth Group Pizza & Pinball

Monday, November 11 , 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
2:00 pm - Hand Bells Rehearsal
4:30 pm - Choristers Rehearsal
5:00 pm - Trebles Rehearsal
5:30 pm - Daughters of the King
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - Men's Book Study
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:30 pm - Finance Committee
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Saturday, November 16, 2019
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, November 17, 2019
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church (PH)
               Choir Commissioning & Newcomers Liturgy
9:15 am - Kidurgy
10:15 am - Coffee Hour
10:15 - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
12:30 pm - Acolyte Training
6:30 pm - Youth Group 
Save the Date

November 24, 2019
Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

November 28-29
Office Closed for Thanksgiving