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October 30 , 2019

Please remember to bring your non-perishable food donations for the St. Athanasius Food Pantry this weekend. You may leave them in the Christ Church Parish House lobby or at St. Ignatius Chapel. Canned vegetables, fruits and dinners would be most appreciated.

Rector's Ramblings

The Rector done been meddlin' again. At least that's what it feels like to some, having seen our historic baptismal font temporarily located just inside the front door of Christ Church. It is there for the moment, but will be returning to the baptistry after All Saints Sunday. Its move to a central location in the congregation was both practical and theological, with the latter driving the former. With a baptism two Sundays ago, and a request to use the historic font, I found myself in a quandary; our font's location is not in keeping with the baptismal theology of the last fifty years (and arguably longer). I wanted to use the font - the symbolic value of our font is superior to a table and bowl - but I couldn't bring myself to use it in its place in the baptistry (more on that to come). Ultimately, I realized we could have both, if the font moved. Which is not so radical an idea as it sounds. Regardless, it provides an impetus to spend some time on our baptismal identity and how we strengthen it through our regular practices. 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 Sunday
Join us on November 3, for All Saints Sunday worship. This is a time of reflection and celebration, as we remember those who have died. 
The Rev. Joshua Varner, the Canon Missioner for Children in the Diocese of Georgia, will be our guest musician for the 9:15 and 11:15 am services in the church. The Rev. Varner began his ministry as Assistant to the Rector at St. Luke's in Durham, NC. Then he served Holy Trinity in Greensboro, NC, for seven years. In both parishes, Joshua had particular responsibility for ministry with children, youth, and their families. In the Diocese of Georgia, Varner has served as a spiritual director to summer camp sessions and led youth mission trips both in the U.S. and to our Companion Diocese of the Dominican Republic.  He met his wife, Elizabeth, at Sewanee. Elizabeth grew up at Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesboro, Georgia and was active in the youth programs of the Diocese of Georgia. They have two children, Benjamin and Laura.  Joshua is well known among clergy and the Honey Creek community for his outstanding musical talent in dulcimer, guitar, and singing, just to name a few.
Choir Commissioning
The Christ Church Choirs will be recognized during Choir Commissioning, on Sunday, November 17, at 9:15 am. Please join us for a special morning of music.


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 .
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. 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 .
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

All Hallows Eve

Mother Katie would like to say a huge THANK YOU  to all who worked so hard to make the All Hallows Family Fun Fest the great success it was on Sunday, October 27. Nearly 200 children, parents, grandparents and friends enjoyed a great evening of hay rides, crafts, games, face painting, delicious food and, of course, the bouncy house! The lively spirit of Christ Church came alive, thanks to all the time, talents and dedication of our amazing youth and adult volunteers!  Mtr. Katie especially wants to thank  Kelly and Ben Galland, Tony and Sarah Kriemburg, Beth Smith and Mickey Carley, Alice and Fred Barlow, Sandy Rice, Elise Meeks, Mindy Martin, Mary Hardee, The Bland, Kolkmeyer, and Kaminer families, the staff of Christ Church and the Christ Church Youth Group, who stayed to clean everything up!  THANK YOU ALL!! (See more photos of all the fun  here.)

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. Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Schedule for November 
November 3 -  Youth Group 6:30-8:00 pm
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 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. Contact: Mtr. Katie at

Acolyte Training
Acolytes , please mark you calendars for the second training - 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 !



Empty Bowl Fundraiser for Second Harvest
Make your lunch or dinner plans for Tuesday, November 5, for the 2019 Fall Empty Bowl Fundraiser, benefitting America's Second Harvest.  This year, there will be two lunch servings at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm at the Boom Boom Room, on Newcastle Street, in Brunswick and then dinner at Glynn Visual Arts between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. Diners will pay $20 for lunch and $30 for dinner, which includes delicious soup, bread, dessert AND you get to take your bowl home. ( The evening diners will also get a glass of wine!)

America's Second Harvest serves a critical role in alleviating hunger in southeast Georgia. The Christ Church Backpack Buddies program alone purchases over 100,000 pounds of food from Second Harvest every year for hungry children in the Glynn County School System. Support for this mission is crucial for our community, so please help by attending this wonderful event, sponsored by Stratton Hall, Parker's and GVA. Reserve your spot at For more information, contact Kalista Morton at
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
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! 
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 are such difference-makers 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 (e-mail is, or Tami Black (, or visit

Christ Church Comforters and the
O(outrageously) M(ature) G(roup)
The Christ Church Comforters will meet this Friday, November 1 at 10:30 am, in the Christ Church Parish Hall. Please bring any shawls you've been working on recently. Afterwards, all are invited to stay for lunch with the O(utrageously) M(ature) G(roup) at 11:30 am. This will be great time to socialize, relax, and catch up. Following lunch, the OMGs will play games and Comforters members are welcome to join them or just stay for more conversation and fun. If you'd like lunch for $10 from Honeybaked Ham, please call the church office at 912-638-8683 with your order by Thursday, October 31 at noon. For more information, please contact Mtr. Ashton at
Community Sabbath Dinner

Bring a covered dish and get ready to enjoy an evening of conversation and sharing with new friends, on Friday, November 15, at 6:00 pm, at First United Methodist Church, in Brunswick. 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
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
Parish People

Celebrating our Friends at Christ Church

Hugh Brown - Please help us in congratulating Battalion Chief Hugh Brown on his promotion from Captain. Chief Brown is the shift commander of 1st Platoon where he has been acting in the position for the last year.

Barbara Sullivan was recently honored for her long-time commitment to the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra. She spent years behind the scenes, raising money to support this worthwhile organization. Barbara , and her late husband Jack, were among the founding members who helped launch the program in 2005. Read more here.

Bonney Shuman, our Christ Church parish treasurer, was recently profiled in Coastal Illustrated. Find out how much she loves her Georgia Bulldogs here.

Stay Informed

Thank You, Christ Church!
Father Tom would like to extend his thanks and sincere gratitude to all who lent a hand in hosting the Bishop of Georgia Candidates Walk-About Visit on Thursday, October 24. The whole day went as smoothly as possible and Christ Church hospitality was on display at every turn. Thank you all for your obvious hard work in making our parish shine!
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, 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
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
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

This  Week

Serving This Weekend

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Pokey Sheffield - Altar Guild

Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Lee Dyson - Usher
Dorriann Branch - Altar Guild       

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica) 
Bruce Bland - Acolyte C
Maidee Brown - Acolyte TB
Maya Solsona - Acolyte TB
McKenzie Brown - Acolyte PW
Alana Andrews - Chalice Bearer
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Susan Garrett - Lector - First Lesson
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
Penny Jones - Greeter
Clif Jones - Greeter
Greer Brown - Usher
Ed Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Stoddard - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, CCF) 
Wyatt Kolkmeyer - Acolyte C
Hugh Brown - Chalice Bearer
Doree Avera - Lector - First Lesson
Beth Smith - Lector - Second Lesson
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Lynne Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica) 
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Jane Watson - Lector - First Lesson
Lynne Fox - Lector - Second Lesson
Dana Parker - Greeter
Patrick Parker - Greeter
Dutch Heidsieck - Usher
Linda Wood - Altar Guild

Weds. Nov. 6, 2019 NOON Healing Service
Nancy Butler - Altar Guild

Thursday, October 31, 2019
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Friday, November 1, 2019
10:30 am - Christ Church Comforters
11:30 am - OMG Meeting
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, November 2, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
All Saints Celebration
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, November 3, 2019
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
All Saints Sunday
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
6:30 pm - Youth Group

Monday, November 4 , 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
2:00 pm - Hand Bells Rehearsal
4:00 pm - Live Poets' Society
4:30 pm - Choristers Rehearsal
5:00 pm - Trebles Rehearsal
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

Save the Date

November 24, 2019
Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

November 28-29
Office Closed for Thanksgiving