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October 10 , 2018

The Church and Office were closed at 1:00 pm today (Wednesday) and will remain closed Thursday due to winds and uncertainty of road conditions. There will not be Docents or Evening Prayer in the Church on Wednesday or Thursday. The Church and Office will open as usual on Friday.

Once the bad weather has moved on, make sure to join us this Sunday, October 14, at 6:00 pm, for the annual Pig Pickin'! Get all the details here.

Rector's Ramblings

Today, Father Tom sends us his video Rambling from  Sewanee, The University of the South, which is  located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Click here to see his message.


Blessing of the Animals - October 7, 2018AnimalBlessing

The annual Blessing of the Animals was a real blessing for all who joined us at Christ Church this past Sunday! Animals from the largest dogs to the tiniest mice (and even tinier bees), as well as their human friends, shared a time of prayer, song and then the individual blessings. (Everybody played together nicely, too!) It truly was the Peaceable Kingdom! Click here to see all the photos from this joyous event.
X Church
X Church will return to the weekly line-up of Holy Eucharist worship services on Wednesday, October 17, at 6:30 pm, in the historic church. X Church is a service of quiet contemplation, reverence and praise that takes place every week. Join us for this time of peace and reflection in the middle of your busy week.
Daughters of the King Service of Admission and Re-dedication
Sunday, October 21 marks the admission and re-dedication of the Christ Church St. Elizabeth of Hungary Chapter, to the Order of the Daughters of the King. The ceremony will take place at the 9:15 am service and there will be a special reception after the service, at Coffee Hour, in the Parish Hall. The Order of the Daughters of the King is open to all women in the Episcopal Church. Members become part of a life-long program of prayer, service, and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and to the strengthening of the spiritual life of their parish. Contact Mtr. Ashton at for more information 


The singular emphasis on love of God and neighbor provides the foundation for RenewalWorks, a ministry in the Episcopal Church that focuses on spiritual growth by deepening love of God and neighbor in the lives of congregations, in the lives of ministries that animate those congregations, and in the lives of the individuals who bring life to those ministries.

We are using the RenewalWorks to evaluate our members and our congregation and make plans for the future.  The first step in this process is the congregational survey. Please take a few minutes out of your schedule to use the link below and answer questions about your spiritual life and your life at Christ Church. We will use this information with a team of parishioners to determine strategies and plans to improve our spiritual vitality. The link can be found here .  Each person in a household over the age of 16 is encouraged to take the survey. If this work sounds interesting to you, and you'd like to be a part of the parish RenewalWorks team, please email Father Tom at


Adult Sunday Morning Class

The Adult Sunday morning class resumes this coming Sunday at 10:30 am in the Parish House. The class will begin section five of Adam Hamilton's book  Unafraid . Section five is the last section of the book and deals with fears related to aging, illness, dying and fear of the Lord.

Then there will be an Advent Study and beginning the first of the New Year, the class will work with James Moore's book,  God was here, and I was out to lunch, which deals with missed opportunities to experience God's grace. 

Dr. Brown is grateful to be back and all adults are welcome! The Class meets in the Parish Hall, 10:30 - 11:15 am. The Adult Classroom is next to the Choir Room. Please contact Bob Brown at for more information.

Men's Study Group
The Men's Discussion Group, which meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Youth Room will be reading    Islam In Context, Past, Present, and Future  by Peter Riddell and Peter Cotterell, We will be reading Part 1 for next week.    Please contact Father Tom at , for more information.

Conflict Training - Postponed
The Thursday morning Conflict Training course has been postponed due to Mother Becky's current travel schedule. New dates for the course will be coming soon. For more information, contact Mother Becky at .

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Begins on October 17
Continuing on the theme of Spiritual Growth, the Fall Bible Study begins on Wednesday, October 17. The group will meet in the Parish House at 5:30 pm, so that anyone wishing to attend X Church in Christ Church at 6:30 pm may do so. The subject of study and discussion will be "Spiritual Discipleship". All are warmly welcome. Please contact Godfrey Draviam at 912-638-8747 if you would like more information.

 Children and Youth


Please join us for youth group this coming Sunday, October 14, at 12:30 pm. We will have lunch, play games, tell jokes, and dive into the Bible. Plan to meet us in the Parish House. All youth in 6th-12th grade are invited to come and encouraged to bring friends. Please contact Mtr. Katie at if you can make it, so we know how much food to get.

Also mark your calendars for EYC on October 21 from 12:30-2:30 pm in the Youth Room of the Parish Hall. Come and build friendships with your church peers. Help us plan trips and outings we would like to go to as a group. And join us for a fun way of learning about God and trying to figure out how to follow Christ in your everyday life. Contact Mtr. Katie at for more information.

All Hallows' Eve Family Fun Fest!
Mark your calendars and invite your friends and neighbors to join us for the annual All Hallows' Eve Family Fun Fest at Christ Church on Sunday, October 28, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, at Christ Church! If you'd like to help with this great family event, please contact Mtr. Katie at

Youth Presence at Diocesan Convention

The Rev. Joshua Varner, Missioner for the Youth of the Diocese of Georgia would really like to have the youth, in grades 6 through 12, from all over the Diocese help at Diocesan Convention. 
This year's Convention is in Albany November 9-10. Youth have two options to participate. The first is to arrive on Friday morning and work with the Convention throughout the day on Friday, leading into the Convention Eucharist, a lock-in at St. John's & St. Mark's, Albany, and continuing to work with Convention through its conclusion on Saturday before lunch. The second option, for those who cannot miss school on Friday, is to arrive in time for the Convention Eucharist on Friday afternoon, but miss the morning and afternoon sessions of Convention on Friday.
Cost: $10 for Full Convention or $30 for Lock-in Only
Sign Up: for the Full Convention
                for the Lock-In Only

For complete information, please contact the Rev. Joshua Varner at .

New Beginnings #53 - November 16-18
Y outh in grades 7-9 are invited to New Beginnings #53, November 16-18, 2018 at Honey Creek. The total cost for the weekend is $115, and Regular Registration is now open! Late Registration begins on November 1, and costs $125. Scholarship is available. New Beginnings is a weekend retreat for teenagers led by a team of mostly teenagers, with a few adults, and two clergy who serve as spiritual directors. The weekend takes participants through a discovery about ourselves, our friends, our families, our faith, and how to live out our faith in our daily lives. All youth in grades 7-9 are encouraged to register with friends from your church! Financial Aid is available. For information about financial aid, please contact our Canon Missioner for Children & Youth, the Rev. Joshua Varner at . For all other questions, please contact New Beginnings Coordinator Allen Lamb at . Click here to register.


Christ Church Comforters
The Christ Church Comforters kick-off meeting for this program year is this Friday, October 12th, at 10:30 am, in the Parish Hall. Christ Church's Prayer Shawls extend beyond our congregation. Prayer Shawls are delivered each year to Safe Harbor, House of Hope, Grace House, Heather House, Hospice of the Golden Isles, and the International Seafarers. All who are interested in knitting or crocheting blankets, shawls, caps, scarves and other comfort objects are welcome to join the group! Contact Gay Barron at for more information.

Backpack Buddies

We had some great guest packers on the Backpack Buddies assembly line, when we welcomed students from Frederica Academy on Wednesday, October 10. Many thanks to the students and teachers who helped us get so many bags packed, so quickly! To see more photos of the morning's work, click here.

Backpack Buddies will be packing next on Tuesday, October 23, at 1:30 pm, in the Parish Hall. Please come out and join the fun on the assembly line! For more information about Backpack Buddies, please contact Susan Shipman at

Pig Pickin' 2018PigPickin

Please plan to join us this coming Sunday, October 14, at 6:00 pm, in the Parish Hall, for this year's Pig Pickin' and Annual Campaign Kick-Off! Justin Hollington will once again be cooking delicious barbecue and tasty sides, while Marshgrass will keep our toes tapping with some great bluegrass music. This is a fun, family-oriented get-together , so join us at Christ Church for a great evening!
Susanna Wesley Guild

The Susanna Wesley Guild will meet Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Sandy Jensen, Director for Education for the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, will speak about the soon-to-be-opened World War II Home Front Museum, revealing how it came to be, what it will feature, and much more.  Visitors are welcome to come and hear the story of local efforts, with assistance from citizens statewide and beyond, which contributed to winning the war. Contact: Ethel Horton at

Frederick Cousins Guild
Frederick Cousins Guild will meet on Tuesday, October 16, at 5:30 pm at Beth Thrift's home at 116 Seminole. The guest speaker for the evening will be Frances Zwenig, who was the Chief of Staff for former US Ambassador Madeleine Albright. Join us to hear this special speaker and for a great evening of fellowship. Invite a friend! Please contact Louise Bartlett at for more information.

Next OMG Meeting - November 2, 2018

The next meeting of the O(utrageously) M(ature) G(roup) will be Friday, November 2, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, in the Parish House. In addition to playing games and having lunch, the OMGs will be finalizing plans for the day trip on Thursday, November 15, to White Oak Conservation center. All are invited, but the limit for this trip is 25 people. The trip will include a picnic lunch and admission to White Oak for $130. Christ Church will provide the transportation. Click here for more information about White Oak. Please call the church office at 912-638-8683 by Monday, October 22, to make your reservation. Payment of $130 is due by Friday, October 26. Contact Mother Ashton at for more information. 

To reserve your lunch for the regular OMG November 2 meeting, please call the church office with your order, at 912-638-8683, by Wednesday, October 31. Lunch is $10.

Mom's Night Out
Mark your calendars for Friday, November 2, at 6:00 pm moms! That evening, we'll gather  at Fancy Q Sushi Bar and Grill, in Redfern Village, for our November Mom's Night Out. We'll relax, enjoy a delicious meal and have some great conversations! Please contact Mtr. Ashton at, by Wednesday, October 31, and let her know if you're coming. Hope to see you there!
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 !



ECW Fall Meeting
The ECW fall meeting and brunch will be held on Saturday November 3, beginning at 10:00 am. We will enjoy a short meeting and a catered brunch followed by our speaker, Darcelle Burandt, founder and director of "House of Hope". Darcelle spoke to us last year about establishing this refuge house for young girls and women who have been victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. She will give us an update on this vital ministry in our area and what her current needs are.

There is no charge for the brunch but we do need to know how many folks to plan for, so please call the church office
to reserve your space at 912-638-8683. PLEASE RSVP BY TUESDAY OCT 30!  We should be finished by noon or before.

Stay Informed

Thank You from Mother Becky!
My dear Christ Christ Church family,

Uli and I extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone for your love and support shown us during the celebration luncheon. You've welcomed Uli with open arms and so generously shared in our happiness. We are incredibly grateful to be a part of this parish and look forward to continuing our relationship with you. Thank you again for good food, lovely gifts and friendship we will always treasure.

Mtr. Becky and Uli

Please keep Christ Church parishioner David Boland in your prayers this weekend, as he participates in Cursillo 125, at Honey Creek.  Cursillo is a movement which, by its own method, attempts from within the Church, to give life to the essential Christian truths in the singularity, originality and creativity of the person. In discovering their potential and accepting their limitations, they will direct their freedom with their conviction, reinforce their will with decisiveness and direct their friendship with the virtue of constancy in their day-to-day life, personally and with others.
Town Hall Meetings

Your Vestry invites you to join us for one of two Town Hall meetings during which our Master Plan and Building Committee team will share the proposed plans for expansion at Christ Church.   
Sunday, October 21, 2018
12:30 pm in the Parish Hall
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00 pm in the Parish Hall
The content of both presentations will be identical.   Two sessions are offered to help accommodate schedules.   
The information shared and comments received will be used as we engage in a feasibility study to determine how these plans will be funded and implemented.
In attendance will be our architect, Hank Houser, our Project Manager, Jeremy Marquis, our Construction Manager, Batson Cook, and others who have been working on this project steadily over the last few years.
Don't miss these important meetings as we look to the future together.

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.

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. Becky Rowell at , Mtr. Ashton Williston at , or call the church office at 912-638-8683.

Carl Alexander
Elaine Backiel
Kris Barkley
John Barnes
Kathy Bee
Kathleen Bishop
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
June Brown
Terry Burns
Barbara Canady
Andy Cheshire
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Robbie Dickinson
Kristen Erin
Beth Evans
Betsy Fitzgerald
Travis Gay
Joe Goff
Mary Frances Gould
Brad Graham
Burgess Hartsell
Lois Irvin
Misty Johns
Russell Lewis
Bill Littleton
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Rachael Moore
Erin Jones O
Mike Peck
Richard Quinelly
Samantha Rowell

Tommy Rowell
Bob Saunders
Clyde Smith
Willou Smith
David Somerville
James St. Clair
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Timothy Tindall
John Waite
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Martin Worthy
Putsie Worthy
Mell Wray

This  Week

Serving This Weekend

Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Oct. ,14 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Paul Ploeger - Usher
Weezie Campbell - Altar Guild

9:15 AM Parish Hall (CCF)  
Maggie Jenkins - Acolyte C
Vivian Parks - Acolyte TB
Jimmy McQuade - Acolyte TB
Levi Parks - Acolyte PW
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Hugh Brown - Lector - First Lesson 
Barbara Abbate - Lector - Second Lesson
Charlotte Graham - Greeter
Rip Graham - Greeter
Fred Collins - Usher
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Tony Kreimborg - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sarah Kreimborg - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Isabel Parker - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - First Lesson
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - Second Lesson
Dana Parker - Greeter
Patrick Parker - Greeter
Ben Slade - Usher
Dale Pierson - Altar Guild

Weds., Oct. 17, 2018 NOON Healing Service (CCF)
Nancy Butler - Altar Guild


Thursday, October 11, 2018
Church Office and Church are Closed
Friday, October 12, 2018
10:30 am - Christ Church Comforters
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 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 for Children & Youth
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
12:30 pm - EYC
6:00 pm - Annual Pig Pickin'

Monday, October 15, 2018
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bells
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
5:30 pm - Spiritual Discipleship Bible Study
6:30 pm - X Church
Friday, October 19, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, October 21, 2018
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church 
9:15 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 for Children & Youth
10:30 am - Coffee Hour & DOK Reception
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
12:30 pm - EYC (Youth Room)
12:30 pm - Town Hall Meeting

Save the Date

October 17, 2018
X Church Resumes

October 21, 2018
Daughters of the King Service
of Admission and Re-Dedication
Town Hall Meeting

October 23, 2018
Town Hall Meeting

October 28, 2018
All Hallows' Eve Family Fun Fest