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October 16 , 2019

We need volunteers in the church office! If you'd like to help, please check out the details here.

Mark your calendars to meet the Candidates for Bishop of Georgia on Thursday, October 24, at Christ Church. Get complete information here.

Rector's Ramblings

I was blessed to be able to attend my in law's 50th wedding anniversary party in Pennsylvania this past weekend. The drive wasn't particularly fun this time around, but it was certainly worth it. Fifty years of marriage is quite a milestone, and something to celebrate! Donna did much of the planning, with assistance from her sister and me as needed, and it turned out very nicely. A lot of family and friends gathered for fellowship and some good food to celebrate the couple.


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.  
Choral Evensong

On a wet, gloomy Tuesday evening, our young Christ Church singers and readers warmed the hearts of all who attended the Choral Evensong on October 15. Their voices, combined with the prayers and liturgy, made for a deep and meaningful worship experience. We thank them for their hard work in preparing for this service and look forward to hearing from them again.
Special Musical Guest This Weekend
David Puckett will be joining us this weekend as our musical guest artist.  He and Christ Church baritone, David Lowe, will offer He's Got the Whole World for prelude and Wade in the Water during Communion at St. Ignatius on Saturday and the 9:15 am and 11:15 am liturgies in the church on Sunday. Read more about David Puckett  here.
All Saints Sunday
November 3 is All Saints Sunday this year. This is a time of reflection and celebration, as we remember those who have died. We will be collecting their names for the All Saints Book of Remembrance. If you would like to have the name of someone who has died since last year's All Saints Day services read during this year's services, please be sure to add his or her name to the book, which will be available in the weeks leading up to All Saints Sunday.


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 taking up  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 .
Women's Book Study 

The  women's study group meets on Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the parish hall. The group is reading a new book, 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. Books are available in the bookstore for $21. For more information, please contact  Mtr. Ashton at .
Adult Sunday Morning Class 
The Adult  Sunday  Class  has begun a new study entitled  The Gospel According to Leviticus . Read more about this book  here . 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 .
Wednesday Afternoon Book Study

The Wednesday afternoon book study, led by Fr. Tom Purdy, is discussing Love Your Enemies over five sessions at 1:00 pm in the parish hall. Join them for a simple lunch and then one-hour discussion. In Love Your Enemies , the New York Times bestselling author and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks shows that abuse and outrage are not the right formula for lasting success, that, instead, happiness comes when we choose to love one another, despite our differences.  Books are available in the bookstore for $27.  Contact: Fr. Tom at
Daughters of the King
This month's meeting of the Daughters of the King has been moved to Tuesday, October 22, 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 grade 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. 

Youth Visit Cumberland Island

The Christ youth group recently spent the day on Cumberland Island with Mtr. Katie, volunteer Laura-Ann Harrell and sponsor,  David Boland. The ten youth and their chaperones hiked a three mile loop, where they encountered some rain, but also got to see wild horses and other birds and animals. They celebrated Eucharist on the beach with the youth serving at the altar. Mother Katie proclaimed that "It was an amazing day!"

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 16th
Statesboro, GA Grades 6-12
Winter Youth Retreat
Honey Creek, Grades 6-12
Happening #103
Honey Creek, Grades 10-12

Pathfinders, our 3rd-5th graders gather once a month for a fun get together. This month, on Sunday, October 20, we will meet at the Parish House at 2:00 pm, then drive to the Neptune Park mini golf course in the Village. Please bring a signed CCF permission and release form if you haven't already. Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Acolyte Training
Acolytes , please mark you calendars for training number 2- November 10, 12:30-3:00 pm. As an acolyte, remember to arrive 20 minutes prior to the service to have time to vest and prepare for worship. 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 Oct. 30
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  October 30, at 10:00 am, in the Parish Hall and help us get all the bags packed!

On October 16, we were joined by guest packers from Frederica Academy. The Upper School Freshmen class arrived early, unpacked cases, set up the packing lines, and by mid morning had packed 735 bags! Their energy and good spirits were invigorating and inspiring to witness! Many thanks, kids!

In addition to packing bags, you can also help the Backpack Buddies program by sponsoring a child for $100 for the school year or $50 for half the year.  Just make your check payable to Christ Church, Frederica , and write Backpack Buddies in the memo line. For more information, please contact Susan Shipman at


Tour Day Countdown: 5 Months To Go!

The ECW Tour of Homes team is already hard at work planning the 2020 Tour Day, which will take place on Saturday, March 21.  The TOH Committee chairs will meet next on November 7 and December 5.
If you'd like to get involved with the 2020 Tour of Homes, please contact the chairs, Susie Henning at  or Tami Black at

Newcomers Dinner - October 19
Are you a newcomer to Christ Church or St. Ignatius and want to learn more about everything happening in our parish? Then you are cordially invited to the Newcomers Dinner, on Saturday, October 19, at 6:00 pm, at Father Tom Purdy' home. We want to get to know you better and help you connect with your Christ Church family! If you can come, p lease RSVP to Mtr. Ashton at by Friday, October 18.
Icon Writing Group Is Back
The Icon Writing Group resumes meeting on the weekend of October 25-26. Newcomers are always welcome. If you're interested in joining the group or would like more information about icon writing, please contact David Blatchford and
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 on Sunday, October 27, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, at Christ Church! We'll have hay rides, the haunted hallway, face painting, walking tacos and more! If you'd like to help with this great family event or bake cookies ahead of time, please contact Mtr. Katie at
Parish People

Celebrating our Friends at Christ Church

 Steve Holt

Photo by Bobby Haven/The Brunswick News

On Thursday, October 3, Christ Church parishioner Steve Holt was surprised to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award for a Board Member of the Year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgia. He was recognized for all the hard work he has done for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. Congratulations Steve! Read the complete story in the Brunswick News  here.

Eva Purdy

Many know about Eva Purdy's vocal talents, as a member of the Christ Church trebles, but her musical abilities don't end there. Eva is also a member of the Glynn Middle School Pep Band, in which she plays the saxophone. Proud papa, Father Tom, recently captured part of one of the group's performances and is happy to share it  here.
Stay Informed

Desk Volunteers NeededDeskVolunteersNeeded
Call Glenn Queener at 912-638-8683 if you'd like to join our
f antastic office volunteer team!
We are in urgent need of front desk volunteers in the Christ Church office. Desk volunteers answer the telephone, take messages, assist guests and tourists, and support the staff and clergy as needed. It's a fun job and a great way to get to know fellow parishioners and show Christ Church hospitality to our many visitors. We particularly need help on Mondays, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm; Wednesdays, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; and Thursdays, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Substitutes are needed, too. If you an interested in becoming part of the office team, please contact Glenn Queener, at or 912-638-8683.
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.
Coastal Green Team Summit

The Coastal Green Team Summit will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Savannah. This is an opportunity for coastal communities of faith to gather and discuss environmental stewardship and energy efficiency. Dr. Matthew Sleeth, founder and Executive Director of Blessed Earth (  will offer a keynote address at the beginning of the event followed by a meet and greet with attendees.   Coastal Green Team Summit attendees will also have the chance to attend several educational workshops from organizations like the Caretta Research Project - focused on protecting loggerhead sea turtle nests on Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge - and enjoy a sustainably-sourced, low-waste lunch from Le CafĂ© Gourmet in Savannah. One Hundred Miles, whose mission is to protect and preserve Georgia's 100-mile coast through advocacy, education, and citizen education, is co-hosting this event.  Tickets to this event are $25. Register here:
Bishop Search - Candidate Walk-About VisitWalkAbout

Join us to meet the candidates for Bishop of Georgia, during their walk-about visit to Christ Church on  Thursday, October 24 at 11:00 am in the Parish House. The candidates are The Rev. Rob Brown, The Rev. Lonnie Lacy, The Rev. Canon Frank Logue, The Venerable Jennifer McKenzie and The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey. The candidates will address all in a group setting, then be available for individual questions and discussion afterwards. 

If you are unable to attend this event, other walk-about sessions will take place on Tues., Oct. 22 - 6:00 pm at Good Shepherd, Augusta; Weds. Oct. 23 - 6:00 pm at St. Thomas, Isle of Hope; Thurs. Oct. 24 - 6:00 pm at Christ Church, Valdosta; Fri. Oct. 25 - 6:00 pm at Calvary, Americus.
Read more about each candidate here.

Help Needed for Candidates' Visit

We will need several parishioner to act as greeters and assist with hospitality and parking for this event. If you are available to help, please contact Glenn Queener at
Christ Church Gift Shop 

The Christ Church Gift Shop has a wide assortment of unique items including handmade jewelry to benefit House of Hope and Faithful Love, scented fall candles, the Christ Church history book, local honey and all natural bath and body care products from Thistle Farms. By popular demand, the Gospel According to Leviticus is back in stock. 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 .
Newcomers Guides Are Here
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Introducing Christ Church, Frederica's Newcomers Guide. Whether you're a newcomer or an old timer, you can find out about all the programs and activities happening at Christ Church in this convenient brochure. Pick up a copy in the church office, at Christ Church or St. Ignatius. Or you can download it here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mother Ashton 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.

Nancy Acree
Bob Baker
Kris Barkley
Kelly Benhase
Gene Broadwell
Bob Brown
Beverly Burns
Jackie Byrne
Josh Calhoun
Greg Canady
Joann Covington
Suzanne Crankshaw
Dena Davis
Jackie Davis
Mary Lou Detwiler
Godfrey Draviam
Tom Finn
Dave Geiszler
Angie Hansen
Burgess Hartsell
Carol Hoffine
Lise Hofmann
Angela Holland
Jessica Hope
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
Sara Taylor
Mary Triplett-Key
Janice Walker
Sarah Whitman
Clint Winne
Mell Wray
Bob Zell

This  Week

Serving This Weekend

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Ann Graham - Altar Guild

Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Ed Rowley - Usher
Toni Rowley - Usher
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica) 
Slade Turner - Chalice Bearer
Barbara Abbate - Lector - First Lesson
Te Turner - Lector - Second Lesson
Brenda Davis - Greeter
Susie Henning - Greeter
Dale Stoddard - Usher
Rees Sumerford - Usher
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Henning - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, CCF) 
Jody Bradford - Chalice Bearer
Hugh Brown - Lector - First Lesson
Hugh Brown - Lector - Second Lesson
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica) 
Dutch Heidsieck - Chalice Bearer
Dutch Heidsieck - Lector - First Lesson
Dutch Heidsieck - Lector - Second Lesson
Diane Ansley - Greeter
Henry Ansley - Greeter
David Butler - Usher
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild
Pat Collins - Altar Guild

Weds. Oct. 23, 2019 NOON Healing Service
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild

Thursday, October 17, 2019
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Saturday, October 19, 2019
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
6:00 pm - Newcomers' Dinner
Sunday, October 20, 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
2:00 pm - Pathfinders Neptune Park Trip
6:30 pm -  Youth Group

Monday, October 21 , 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, October 22, 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, October 23, 2019
10:30 am - Men's Book Study
12:00 pm - Healing Service
1:00 pm - Book Study
5:00 pm - Adult Choir
6:30 pm - X Church

Thursday, October 24, 2019
11:00 am - Candidates for Bishop Visit

Friday, October 25, 2019
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, October 27, 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
4:00 pm - All Hallows' Eve Family Fun Fest
Save the Date

November 3
All Saints Sunday

November 28-29
Office Closed for Thanksgiving