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April 19, 2017
Important Information

Your opinions matter! Congregational involvement is critical to planning for the future at Christ Church, so please join us in the Parish Hall, at 12:30 pm, this coming Sunday, April 23rd, for an all parish planning meeting, accompanied by a delicious potluck lunch. Get all the details here.

Rector's Ramblings


Father Tom is away today, but will return with his ramblings next week.


Easter 2017

Alleluia! Christ is risen! After the journey through Holy Week, a glorious Easter was celebrated at St. Ignatius Chapel and Christ Church, Frederica this past weekend. With deepest gratitude, we offer our thanks to all who worked to share the celebration of Christ's glory with the hundreds of visitors, guests and faithful parishioners who filled our churches. From the simplest stuffing of Easter eggs for the children, to the magnificently decorated sanctuaries, where transcendent music filled the air, our volunteers, altar guild, flower guild, choirs, musicians, worship servers and staff worked tirelessly to glorify God and bring the Good News of Jesus's resurrection to all, on this holiest of days. It was a very beautiful day indeed and more images of this special time can be found here.
Busy Bags Are Here!
Busy bags are now available for your young children to enjoy during our Sunday services. Just pick up a bag from the basket in the church, let your children explore the contents and return the bag at the end of the service.
The Bishop's Annual Visitation
On Sunday, April 30, 2017, our Bishop, the Right Reverend Scott Anson Benhase will be visiting Christ Church, Frederica and will lead services at both 9:15 am and 11:15 am. Coffee hour reception with the Bishop will take place between services at 10:15 am in the Parish Hall.

How to Dress Like a Bishop
With the bishop's visit only a week and a half away, it is both timely and helpful that parishioner John La Boone has written an article detailing the vestments of an Episcopal bishop.
Please read this informative article below.


In The Episcopal Church we have many cultural elements that have been passed down through the centuries. That includes the use of clerical vestments, the articles of clothing that distinguish our deacons, priests and bishops.
Bishops share some of the same vestments with priests, such as the clerical collar and the stole that is worn when celebrating communion or hearing confessions. But one of the most distinctive and recognizable bishops' vestments is the tall, folding headgear that rises to a double-point, known as a mitre, worn for ceremonial purposes. The word mitre is derived from Greek and actually means "turban" or "headband." It is thought that the style of mitres is traceable to pagan times and is similar to the headgear worn by the kings of ancient Persia and Assyria. 



The Reverend Deacon Ashton Williston to Join the Christ Church Clergy StaffAshtonWilliston
The Rev. Ashton Williston has accepted our invitation to join the staff at Christ Church as a Curate. Ashton is a senior seminarian at the School of Theology at Sewanee and will be graduating in May. She will be a fourth generation Episcopal priest in her family. Ashton will move to St. Simons after graduation along with her husband, Joe, and their two daughters, Isabella (9) and Abigail (8). We anticipate that she will begin her ministry in earnest in early June.  (Read more about Rev. Ashton Williston here.)


Mother's Day Celebration
On Mother's Day Christ Church will hold a party for our ladies. We will celebrate the birthdays of all who are in their 90s, along with those who are just reaching 90 this year. The event will take place in the Christ Church parish house on Sunday, May 14th, between the 9:15 am and 11:15 am services. Come join the celebration of our very special ladies and enjoy cake, birthday flowers and beautiful music by the Christ Church Handbells. RSVP to the church office at 912-638-8683


Sunday Morning Adult Class

Beginning April 23, the Sunday Morning Adult Class will begin a discussion of James Moore's book Attitude Is Your Paintbrush: It Colors Every Situation. Everyone is welcome. Classes take place in the parish house each Sunday from 10:30 until 11:15. Contact:  

EYC Activities

Rooted and Relevant
This EYC sponsored worship service takes place on the second Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm. Led by students, adults and clergy, this service is open to any who wish to attend and includes creative liturgy and music that is sometimes softly meditative and other times more upbeat.  Our next EYC Rooted and Relevant service will take place on May 7th.

Graduating Seniors
On May 21st, we will recognize all Graduating High School Seniors during the worship services. If you have a child who is graduating and will be joining us on that day, please let the office team know which service they will be attending. Also, please make sure to send Julie Hancock the name of the student, as well as the name of the school he or she attended for inclusion in the May News You Can Use and the Sunday wrapper. Please send this to her by Friday, April 28. Julie can be reached at
Our final EYC will be on  May 21st .  We will have a picnic and putt putt at Neptune park again this year.  We will do it pot-luck style with the church providing the meat.  It was a blast last year, so please make plans to come!!!

EYC Summer Schedule
The young people of Christ Church, Frederica have a lot planned for their summer vacation.
Here is the EYC Sizzling Summer Schedule:
June 10 - Volunteer at St. Athanasius for GEM outreach
June 12 - Drop-in at the Rices 
June 27 - Volunteer at Manna House
June 26 - Drop-in at the Thomases
July 14 - Host Birthday celebration at St. Mark's Towers
July 17-22 - EYC Mission Trip
July 31 - Drop-in at the Chittys
August 5 - Volunteer at St. Athanasius for GEM

Children and Youth 

Chalk Artists Needed!

Miss Kathleen is looking for artistic children and youth (ages 4-21) to form a couple of teams for the CHALK ARTS FESTIVAL  Saturday, April 22  from  10am-3pm  at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in downtown Brunswick. Each team has 4-5 people and we are given an 8'x10' Chalk Space to design a masterpiece! Chalk is included.
The festival is offered by the Brunswick (GA) Chapter of The Links, Inc. Sign up and enjoy Drum Sessions, Story-telling, Train Rides, and a Farmer's Market, in addition to making our own creation.  Email or call Miss Kathleen to join a team at or (912)638-8683

VBS 2017 - June 12th - 16th
Attention Christ Church! VBS needs large boxes to create a 3-D city for our Hero City theme! If you have any large boxes or appliance-type boxes, please bring to the church office. 

We are still in need of volunteers for this year's VBS! Even if you can't be there the whole week we can use whatever time you can give! Please contact:
Kelly Galland  (912) 577-9485 
or Jody Bradford,  (912) 222-4304
To register your children for VBS or to sign up to help, click here.

Camp Kanuga 2017 - June 19 - 23

Kanuga is returning to Christ Church this summer with camps for ages 5 - 11 and ages 12 - 15.  Camp Kanuga Local Day Camps are a great way to introduce children to the summer camp experience. The camps offer creative and educational activities that allow campers to engage with their community and make new friends. Camp Kanuga is specifically designed for campers ages 5-11 and all activities are conducted on-site. Adventure Day Camp is for older children and offers a number of exciting activities from rafting and zip lining to sea kayaking and standup paddle boards. Ages 12-15. To register for either camp, click here.


Mark Your Calendars for Relay for Life NOW!

Relay for Life is this Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm to midnight.  Link to the Team Newsletter here to learn everything you need to know about participating in this year's event.  We look forward to seeing many Christ Church Members at the event. Bring a friend if you want - all are welcome!

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Relay bake sale on Palm Sunday by either donating or purchasing baked goods. With your help, we raised over $100!

For more information about Relay for Life and the event on Friday, please contact Sally Essig at  912-223-5353 or 


All Parish Planning MeetingAllParishMeeting

Please join us in the Parish Hall, at 12:30 pm, on Sunday, April 23 for an all parish planning meeting, accompanied by a delicious potluck lunch. At that time, our planning consultants, Marquis, Latimer + Halback, will facilitate a parish-wide workshop to gather feedback and insights about our needs. You input is crucial!
The church will provide fried chicken and drinks. The remainder of the meal is divided by last name: A-H - dessert, I-P - salad, Q-Z- side. Please call the church office at 912-638-8683 to let us know if you'll be attending. 

Coffee Hour Hosts NeededCoffeeHour
Have you enjoyed Coffee Hour visiting with clergy, meeting new people and relaxing with friends?   We need volunteers for two-person teams who are willing to bring light refreshments once every four months.  If you would like to make Sundays even more meaningful, call Christine at 540-270-1215 or email for more information.


Jazz Concert at Ft. Frederica Presbyterian
Ft. Frederica Presbyterian Church will be the site of a special concert on  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm  in the church sanctuary by The Whitefield Academy Jazz Band from Mableton, Georgia. The concert is free and open to the public. The performance will be dedicated to memory of the late Joe Justin Walters who was a valued friend and music director at Ft. Frederica Presbyterian Church. The concert will be followed by coffee and dessert in the fellowship hall.

Save the Date

Marty Haugen - Transformative Worship Through Music - May 5 - 7
The St. Cecelia Series presents a worship music workshop with liturgical composer and recording artist Marty Haugen on May 5th - 7th at Christ Church.
Early-bird Registration now through April 15,  only $75 per person;  April 16th - May 1st, $100 per person
(Click here for more information and to register.)
Marty Haugen is a liturgical composer, workshop presenter, performing and recording artist & author from Eagan, Minnesota. For the past 30 years, Marty has presented workshops and concerts across North and Central America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. He has over 40 recordings and more than 400 separate printed editions available through GIA Publications.

To register or for more information, contact
Kathleen Turner, Organist & Choirmaster (912) 638-8683

Pastoral Concerns

Prayer List
Please help us keep the prayer list current by notifying Mtr. Becky of any changes in the status or condition of your loved one.
Nancy Acree
George Almasi
Kurt Anderson
Sherri Applebee
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley
Beryl Blatchford
David Blatchford   
Ella Bothwell
Chris Bradley
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Barbara Canaday
Paddy Carley
Anne Chubb
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Charlene Dickinson
Robbie Dickinson
Charlotte Doster
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Doris Essig
Betsy Fitzgerald
Tom Fitzgerald
John Floyd
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Louise Gentile
Mary Jean Giobino
Ben Grace
Stephen Gregory
Kristi Hamil
Bob Hamji
Burgess Hartsell
Kay Harvey
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Christopher Hewetson
Cheryl Hieatt
Bill Higginbotham
Jane Higginbotham
Brenda Hollis
Greg Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett

Claudia Malone
Cathy McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Liz O'Meara
Gene Palmer
Kathy Palmer
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Nancy Phelan
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Phyllis Sartin
Angie Schrum
Willou Smith
Joyce Lowe Snell
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Sarah Taylor
Bill Torrey
Beth Varn
John Waite
Bryan Welch
Bryson Welch
Shannon Lawing Welch
Sydney Welch
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Hollis Youngner
Keith Zimmerman
Mary Ann    

To amend our prayer list, or to update the church on the condition of your loved one, please email Mtr. Becky Rowell ( or call the church office at 912.638.8683.

New Ways to Give
Now you can make gifts and offerings to Christ Church by using your phone. Please text ccfssi to 77977,  enter your details, choose your payment method, and give. You may also go to the Christ Church website at, click on the Donation tab at the top and give there.

This  Week

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:00 AM (CCF)
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Bonita Wright - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Maggie Holt - Acolyte - C
      Emma Williams - Acolyte - TB
Eva Purdy - Acolyte - TB
Gavin Williams - Acolyte - PW      
Catherine Holt - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Chancel Master
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - First Lesson
Carol Hoffine - Lector - Second Lesson
      Rip Graham - Greeter
Charlotte Graham - Greeter
      Bobby Rice - Usher
Mindy Martin - Kidurgy Shepherd
Peggy Goad - Altar Guild
Susie Hodges - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall at Christ Church, Frederica)
Stewart Gash (sub req.) - Acolyte C
Ann Graham - Chalice Bearer
Te Turner - Lector - First Lesson
Doree Avera - Lector - Second Lesson
Fred Collins - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher
Kristi Hamil - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte - C
NOT FILLED - Chalice Bearer
Sally Essig - Lector - First Lesson
      Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - Second Lesson
Bob Butler - Greeter
Bootie Wood - Greeter
Royce Wood - Usher
Ethel Horton - Altar Guild
Pat Collins - Altar Guild
Frankie Ansley - Altar Guild

This Week at Christ Church
Evening Prayer is held Wednesdays through Sundays at Christ Church, Frederica at 5:00 p.m.
*Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at Christ Church
Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:30 pm - Finance Committee Meeting

Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
6:00 pm - Relay for Life

Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, April 23, 2017
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship in the Parish House, CCF
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:15 am - Coffee Hour 
10:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
12:30 pm - Parish Planning Meeting with Lunch

Monday, April 24, 2017
9:30 am - Manna House

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
2:15 pm - Handbells
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles
5:45 pm - Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
9:30 am - Manna House
10:30 am - Men's Study
12:00 pm - Healing Service
5:00 pm - Adult Choir
6:30 pm - X Church

Friday, April 28, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30 am - Newcomers' Flower Workshop
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, April 30, 2017
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship in the Parish House, CCF
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:15 am - Coffee Hour 
10:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica

Save the Date

Sunday, April 30, 2017
The Bishop's Visitation

Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 2017
Marty Haugen Music Workshop

Sunday, May 14, 2017
ECW Mother's Day Over 90 Celebration

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Kreimborg Cross and Acolyte Recognition