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October 24 , 2018

Make sure to join us on Sunday, October 28, at 4:00 pm, for the annual All Hallows' Eve Family Fun Fest at Christ Church! Get all the details here.

X Church will not take place on Wednesday, October 31, Halloween night. It will return on Wednesday, November 7. Join us!

Rector's Ramblings

Father Tom's Ramblings will be coming later this week. Stay tuned!


Daughters of the King Service of Admission and ReDedication

Back Row L-R: Catherine Holt, Natasha Williams, Jackie Davis, Kathryn Saunders, Angie Burns, Donna Purdy, Fr. Tom Purdy, Gail Manning
Middle Row L-R: Dorriann Branch, Rosie Allen Noble, Peggy Goad, Beryl Blatchford, Bonnie Chandler, Leslie Morrison, Angel Bernier, Bonney Shuman
Front Row: Mtr. Ashton Williston, Mtr. Becky Rowell

On Sunday, October 21, the Daughters of the King, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Chapter, was reestablished at Christ Church. New members and current members made their vows to support the church with prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and to the strengthening of the spiritual life of their parish. The Order of the Daughters of the King is open to all women in the Episcopal Church. The next meeting of the Daughters of the King will be Tuesday, November 13, at 5:45 pm, in the Parish Hall.
Christ Church Hand Bell Choir

The Christ Church Hand Bell Choir will be performing at the 9:15 Parish Hall service this coming Sunday, October 28. Please join us and enjoy the beautiful music they'll be sharing. The bell choir plays in the Parish Hall the 4th Sunday of every month.
All Saints' Sunday - November 4, 2018

All Saints Sunday 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, on November 4. 


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 is continuing the study  of Adam Hamilton's book  Unafraid . All are welcome!  At the completion of the book, 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.  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, is reading    Islam In Context, Past, Present, and Future, by Peter Riddell and Peter Cotterell. 
Please contact Father Tom at for more information.

One Nation Under God Indivisible:
Living Out Our Faith in a Divided World
Wishing you knew how to talk to family and friends about political happenings without you or them becoming angry? Loving our neighbor can be challenging  in our tumultuous times. Father Tom and Mother Becky will teach a four week series on how we can live as children of God in a deeply divided country. Sessions will include Civility in an Uncivil World, Managing Anxiety in Anxious Times, the PItfalls of Tribalism, and Overcoming Fake News. The discussions will begin on Wednesday, October 31 and continue through November 21 from 1:00 -2:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Consider attending the Healing Service at noon on Wednesdays prior to the group discussions, to pray for the healing of our country.  For more information, contact Mother Becky at or Father Tom at .

Wednesday Evening Bible Study 
The Wednesday Bible Study is continuing the theme of Spiritual Growth this fall. The group is meeting 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

All Hallows' Eve Family Fun Fest!AllHallows
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. This is a wonderful event for children of all ages, so bring your children, your grandchildren and your camera! For more information, contact Mtr. Katie at

Parents of Youth Survey and Meeting

Parents of our youth at Christ Church! We would appreciate if you could take a few moments to fill out the following survey to help us better understand and serve you and your family. The information we gather from these surveys will help us shape the youth program at Christ Church. Survey will be live until Saturday, November 3rd at 5pm. We plan on sharing the results of the survey with you on at our Parents meeting, Sunday, November 4th at 12:30 in the Parish House. Contact Mother Katie with any questions at  You can  link to the survey is here.

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.


Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies will be packing next on Wednesday, November 7, at 10:00 am, 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
"St. Jazz" Choral Jazz Pilgrimage 2018

Dear Christ Church family,
Four members of the Christ Church music team, Kathleen Turner, Mary Helen Moses, Misty Renard-Laskowski and I, will be in Havana, Cuba November 8-12 participating in a choral jazz pilgrimage. We will be part of a group of 22 singers-musicians from Episcopal Churches in six states and DC. Organized by St. John's Church, Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, our group, in combination with local Cuban musicians, will be performing a Jazz Mass and additional musical offerings at the Episcopal Cathedral in Havana that Sunday morning in celebration of the  re-admission of the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese of The Episcopal Church.
As an adjunct to our trip, we are each being asked to bring an additional suitcase containing much needed supplies such as candles for liturgies, soap, towels and vitamins. The Diocese of Cuba has specifically asked the team from the US to bring enough water filters to purify over two million gallons of water. I am attaching a write-up here which describes the efforts of the Episcopal Church to provide drinking water in Cuba and the request from the Bishop. To see a video explaining the water purification project click here.
We are each paying our own expenses for the trip but would welcome monetary contributions to help purchase additional water purification systems and other supplies. Anyone wishing to help may do so by writing a check to Christ Church with Cuba on the memo line.  We thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.
Yours in Christ,
Te Turner


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 Friday, October 26, to make your reservation. Payment of $130 is due by Monday, October 29. 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.

Tour of Homes Meeting
The next Tour of Homes Chair Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 8, 11:00 am in the Parish Hall.  We still have room for more volunteers for the 2019 Tour of Homes!  Please contact Charlotte Graham at  
or Susie Henning at
Or visit our website:
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.

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
Allen Bowen
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
Bill Littleton
Larry MacDonald
Dot Marler
Tom Martin
Rachael Moore
Erin Jones O
Mike Peck
Richard Quinelly
Samantha 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
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)  
Maggie Jenkins - Crucifer
Eva Purdy - Acolyte TB
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte TB
Elizabeth Temple - Acolyte PW
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Peggy Goad - Lector - First Lesson 
Carol Hoffine - Lector - Second Lesson
Bud Dorsey - Greeter
Margie Dorsey - Greeter
Andy Jenkins - Usher
Susan Imhoff - Usher
Julianne Temple - Kidurgy Shepherd
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Hodges - Altar Guild

9:15 AM Parish Hall (CCF)
Chris Turner - Acolyte C
Jody Bradford - Chalice Bearer
Fred Collins - Lector - First Lesson
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - Second Lesson
Charlotte Graham - Greeter
Rip Graham - Greeter
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Oscar Covington - Usher
Elise Meeks - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Isabel Parker - Acolyte C
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - First Lesson
Bonnie Harris - Lector - Second Lesson
Diane Ansley - Greeter
Henry Ansley - Greeter
Royce wood - Usher
Pat Collins - Altar Guild
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild

Weds., Oct. 31, 2018 NOON Healing Service (CCF)
Jeannie Wade - Altar Guild


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:30 pm - Spiritual Discipleship Bible Study
6:30 pm - X Church
Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, October 28, 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 All Ages
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
4:00 pm - All Hallows' Eve Family Fun Fest

Monday, October 29, 2018
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bells
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
1:00 pm - Faith & Division Discussion Group
5:00 pm - NO Adult Choir Practice
5:30 pm - Spiritual Discipleship Bible Study
6:30 pm - NO X Church
Friday, November 2, 2018
11:30 am - OMG Games and Lunch
12:00 pm - NO Icon Writing Group
Saturday, November 3, 2018
St. Athanasius Food Bank
10:00 am - ECW Fall Brunch
10:00 am - NO Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, November 4, 2018
All Saints Sunday
St. Athanasius Food Bank
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 All Ages
10:30 am - Coffee Hour
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church
12:30 pm - EYC Parents Meeting

Monday, November 5, 2018
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
2:00 pm - Christ Church Hand Bells
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
1:00 pm - Faith & Division Discussion Group
5:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
5:30 pm - Spiritual Discipleship Bible Study
6:30 pm - X Church

Save the Date

October 28, 2018
All Hallows' Eve Family Fun Fest

November 3, 2018
ECW Fall Brunch
(NO Icon Writing Group)

November 4, 2018
All Saints Sunday
(Daylight Savings Time Ends)

November 11, 2018
Community Thanksgiving Service 
at First Baptist St. Simons

November 15, 2018
OMG Trip to White Oak

November 19, 2018
Thanksgiving Basket Packing

November 22, 2018
Thanksgiving - Office Closed

November 23, 2018
Office Closed