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October 9 , 2019

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 am without a car for a couple weeks. That ongoing issue with the transmission I rambled about a few weeks back? This is the actual last, best effort to fix it. Long story short, the second new transmission is out and shipped off to a specialist to repair it. Crossing fingers they can, in fact fix it! Hopefully, the transmission will be reinstalled in perfect working order next week. What I'm reflecting on today is what it means to be without a car! It's a multi-faceted reflection.


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.  

Beginning Wednesday, October 16, X Church returns to the worship line-up, at 6:30 pm.
Special Music at 9:15 and 11:15 am this Sunday, October 13, 2019
We are happy to announce that members of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra will be joining us as our musical guest artists for the 9:15 am and 11:15 am services, in the historic church, this coming Sunday. Esther Hollingsworth, Isabella Antah and Jason Cherne will provide special music throughout the Liturgy.
Choral Evensong
Our Trebles have been hard at work, practicing for the 
upcoming Choral Evensong.

A Choral Evensong, lead by the Christ Church Trebles, will take place on Tuesday, October 15, at 5:30 pm, in Christ Church. All are invited to join us for this beautiful musical worship service.
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.
Blessing of the Animals

During a sunny break, between much-needed rain showers on Sunday afternoon, October 6, the annual Christ Church Blessing of the Animals took place. From everywhere they gathered, critters of all kinds and the people who love them. After prayers and a short, but poignant liturgy, all creatures great and small received an individual prayer and blessing. To see photos of all the beautiful animals and their human friends, click  here.


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 .
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 .
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 currently discussing  Sudden Spring by Rick Van Noy.  "In Sudden Spring, the author provides a gripping account of the threat that climate change already poses to the American South. But this a tale of hope as well. Van Noy describes how the South can still rise to the challenge. " -- Michael Mann - Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State -- If you'd like to join the group , please contact Te Turner 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
Susanna Wesley Guild
On Tuesday, October 15, at 10:30 am in the Parish House, the Susanna Wesley Guild will welcome Beth VanDerbeck, CEO of Morningstar Children and Family Services. She will relate recent events on campus where transformative teaching and healing are the goals of serving the 55 resident youths with developmental challenges and mental health issues. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Ethel Horton at
Cursillo 126
Cursillo is a Spanish word which means "a short course in Christianity." Twice each year, the Diocese of Georgia holds a Cursillo at Honey Creek. Beginning on Thursday evening, October 17, 2019, you can experience a weekend of resting in God's reassuring love and peace which passes all understanding. You will hear talks from clergy and lay people in the diocese, attend services in the beautiful chapel at Honey Creek, and enjoy fellowship and meaningful conversations with other participants throughout the diocese. If you are interested in attending Cursillo or being on the Cursillo team for the weekend of October 17-20, please call Rita Spalding at 912-270-2725. More information about Cursillo and the registration forms for both participants and team members can be found here:
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. 
On Sunday, October 13, at 4:00 pm, they'll be taking a trip to the Epworth Ropes Course. For more information, please contact Mother Katie at

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 we will meet at the Parish House then drive to the Neptune Park Putt Putt 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!

You can also help 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

Jacket and Sweatshirt Drive
The mission committee has become aware of a great need for sweatshirts and light jackets for the students of Burroughs Molette Elementary School. If you would like to help these children stay warm this winter, we are collecting these items to help them feel comfortable and ready to learn. The sizes needed range from child small (5/6) to child extra large (14/16). Please bring new or slightly used items to the church office by Monday, October 14. For more information, please contact Donna Purdy at


Tour Day Will Be Here Before You Know It!

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
Thank You from House of Hope
Thank you, Christ Church, for allowing Darcelle and House of Hope be a part of your ECW September gathering. What a joy to be with you all again! Your involvement and generosity help make this ministry possible. We could not do this without help such as yours! Read more about the mission the Christ Church ECW is so generously supporting here.

Icon Writing Group Fall Break
The Icon Writing Group will be on fall break the weekends of October 11-12 and 18-19, but will be back in action 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
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.
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 27, 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
Stay Informed

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, (inside the Parish House, across from the reception area), is now open on Sundays, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and Tuesday through Friday, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. 

We are now carrying natural bath and body products from Thistle Farms,  a nonprofit social enterprise, based in Nashville, TN, dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Thistle Farms provides a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support because they believe love is the most powerful force in the world. Every purchase of Thistle Farms handcrafted, natural bath and body products directly benefits the women survivors who make them.

If you have questions about these items or are interested in helping with the shop, please 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

Johnny Justice

This  Week

Serving This Weekend

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Susan Shipman - Chalice Bearer
Penny Szwast - Altar Guild

Sunday, October 13, 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) 
Peggy Goad - Chalice Bearer
Sally Essig - Lector - First Lesson
Sally Essig - Lector - Second Lesson
Laura Brown - Greeter
Greer Brown - Greeter
Skip Hilsman - Usher
Joe Wilkinson - Usher
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, CCF) 
Mary Helen Moses - Chalice Bearer
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - First Lesson
Mary Helen Moses - Lector - Second Lesson
Charlotte Graham - Greeter
Rip Graham - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

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

Weds. Oct. 16, 2019 NOON Healing Service
Jeannie Wade - Altar Guild

Thursday, October 10, 2019
12:30 pm - Finance Committee Meeting
1:00 pm - Women's Book Study

Saturday, October 12, 2019
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, October 13, 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 - Youth Group Ropes Course Trip

Monday, October 14 , 2019
11:00 am - Yoga

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
2:00 pm - Hand Bells Rehearsal
4:30 pm - Choristers Rehearsal
5:00 pm - Trebles Rehearsal
5:15 pm - Choral Evensong
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies with Frederica Academy
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 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
Save the Date

October 24, 2019
Bishop Candidates Walk About at Christ Church

October 27, 2019
All Hallow's Eve Family Fun Fest