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June 7, 2017
Vacation Bible School starts this coming Monday, June 12th, at 9:00 am! Find out how to register your children here.

Camp Kanuga starts on Monday, June 19th. Click here for more information and to register your child!

Rector's Ramblings


Shortsightedness will always catch up with us. Looking at what's best for today has its attributes for some things, and yet an eye to the future is also helpful. I was reminded of this again during our master planning process. Our plan is designed to help us look out twenty or so years for practical needs, but also with a longer term eye, knowing that we are a historic congregation that has existed for a very long time and intends to keep existing for a really long time. 
One of the concepts that was raised in the planning process so far, like many of the concepts, had a couple of variations that could be considered. I'm not going to name it because it's still in a conceptual phase and I don't want to give the impression it's done. But, as we discussed this one aspect of the plan, the Vestry and working group unanimously agreed that the more ambitious option made sense with a "100-year" view in mind. A less ambitious, and slightly less expensive option would meet our needs for the near term, yet we all agreed that for a bit more investment now, generations of Christ Church worshippers and guests would benefit from our initiative. The cost differential is great enough that we wouldn't want to do one now and one later - it's more cost effective to do the whole thing now.  


Pentecost Sunday

It was a beautiful and moving Pentecost Sunday at Christ Church, Frederica this past Sunday. It was exciting to hear again the powerful message about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to all of us.  
Bluegrass Eucharist

Join us this Sunday, June 11 as we welcome our new curate, the Rev. Deacon Ashton Williston, to Christ Church. In addition to the regular Sunday services, there will be a special Bluegrass Eucharist at 11:15, with guest musicians, Marshgrass. Following the service, there will be a church-wide picnic on the lawn. (Click here for more details about the picnic.) Invite your friends and neighbors for this wonderful day of worship and fellowship!

Kidurgy All Summer

This year, we will have Kidurgy for our young children throughout the summer. Kidurgy is a child-friendly liturgy of the Word which takes place during the 9:15 service on Sunday. The children gather in the Parish Hall to sing, read scripture and pray from their own bulletins. There is even a short homily. Then they return to the church to receive communion with their families. 

Flower Donations

If you would like to glorify the altar at Christ Church by donating flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend, please contact Ethel Horton at 912-634-8327.


ECW Makes Grants to Local Charities: 
A Note from ECW President, Jane Watson

Dear Christ Church and The Golden Isles Community,
It with great excitement that your ECW announces a very generous gift of over $60,000 to more than 25 local and regional charities! These gifts come from combined proceeds of the 64th annual Tour of Homes this past March, as well as the year-long sales of the Christ Church cookbook. 
What a joy it is to be able to grant such a large amount to so many deserving charities in our area that benefit women and children. This is a gift from our entire community because of the community-wide support of our two large projects each year. It takes more than 400 volunteers to to put on a huge project like the Tour of Homes and we send out a huge THANK YOU to the many community volunteers who help us with both projects each year. We want the community to know that this is their gift as well. Lives will be touched thanks to your time and efforts.
Congratulations, and well done...for the many hours of volunteering, planning and dedication...our community is the winner.
In His Service,
Jane Watson
ECW President


EYC Summer Activities

We've got a lot planned for our children and youth this summer, starting off with games and activities at the church picnic this coming Sunday, June 11th. For a list of the rest of the summer's events, please check out the schedule below! Contact Brad Hamil at brad@ccfssi.orgfor more information.
EYC Summer Schedule
June 12-16th - VBS
June 19-23rd - Camp Kanuga
June 25th - EYC Drop-in
June 26th - EYC at St. Mark's Towers
July 16th - EYC Drop-In
July 18th - EYC at Magnolia Manor
July 24th - EYC at Manna House
August 13th - EYC Back to School Drop-In at the Parkers

VBS 2017 Starts on Monday, June 12thVBS2017
Vacation Bible School is accepting registrations for kids age 3 to grade 5. The dates and times are June 12-16, from 9:00 to 11:45 am. This year's exciting theme is Hero Central. To register your children for VBS or to sign up to help, click here .
For more information, please contact Kelly Galland at 912-577-9485, email - or Jody Bradford at 912-222-4304, e-mail -

Camp Kanuga 2017 - June 19 - 23

REGISTER NOW! 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.
Honey Creek Summer Camps

School is almost out, which means Honey Creek Summer Camp is coming up fast. Go to to register for one or more of the camp sessions. Tuition for each session is $440. The required deposit of $75 is applied to the total camp tuition. Tuition covers room and board, special activities, art supplies, camp photo and camp t-shirt. Scholarships are available from both congregations and Episcopal Youth and Children Services to defray the costs of participating in camp.


Books Needed for Summer Reading Program
GEM (Glynn Episcopal Ministries) really needs your help with our weekly summer reading and  meal pack program at St. Athanasius. We are collecting new and gently used books for the children who visit to read and take home, along with the food packs we provide. Right now, the supply of books is extremely low, so we're asking all who can, to please donate any new or gently used children's books to help build our library. Books may be dropped off at the church office in the Parish House at Christ Church.  For questions and information about signing up to help with this outreach, please contact Becky Matthews at 912-268-2689.


Church Picnic on the LawnChurchPicnic

Please join us on the lawn at Christ Church, this Sunday, June 11, 2017 immediately after the 11:15 am service for a church-wide SOUTHERN PICNIC to welcome our new Curate, Ashton Williston and her family!  Marshgrass will provide the music and entertainment. The church will provide the fried and baked chicken, iced tea, lemonade and paper products - you bring your FAVORITE SOUTHERN PICNIC SIDE DISHES, SALADS OR DESSERTS! Tables and chairs will be set up, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Donations will also gladly be accepted to help offset the costs. There will be games and activities for children and a good time for everyone, as we celebrate our Parish! Feel free to invite guests and neighbors to join us! Please let us know that you're coming by clicking here.

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.

Stay Informed

Planning for the Future at Christ Church
The Christ Church planning process for the future has begun in earnest. To see updates of the plans as they unfold, click  here . The next planning meeting will take on May 23rd, at 5:00 pm. 

The Golden Isles at War

You are invited to a presentation of the documentary, "The Golden Isles at War" which will be shown twice on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, at 3:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm, at Magnolia Manor, at 100 Heritage Drive, St. Simons Island. This documentary highlights the Golden Isles during World War II. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by June 12th, by calling Kevin, at 912-266-8848.
Birdies and Bass Golf Tournament

Birdies and Bass is FaithWorks' inaugural golf tournament, which will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017. Come fish in the morning in the beautiful lakes of the King and Prince Golf Club at Hampton Point, for a chance to  shave points off your golf score. For more information, please contact Melissa Stroud at 912-261-8512, ext. 105 or click here.

St. Andrew's and St. Cyprian's Fund Raiser
Our friends at St. Andrew's and St. Cyprian's Episcopal Churches in Darien are hard at work on their capital campaign to build a new parish house that both congregations will share. As part of their fund raising effort, they are raffling off a beautiful 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster - one of only 450 made that year. This car has won car
show ribbons and has been appraised at over $50,000. If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket to help this worthy cause (and the opportunity to win a fine automobile) please call 912-258-4619. Tickets are $100 and only a maximum of 1000 will be sold. The drawing will take place on July 4, 2017 and you need not be present to win.

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    
Ella Bothwell
Chris Bradley
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Barbara Canaday
Paddy Carley
Anne Chubb
Parker Covington
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
Charlene Dickinson
Robbie Dickinson
Charlotte Doster
Anna Doxey
Andy Doyle
Doris Essig
Betsy Fitzgerald
John Floyd
Stephen Freedman
Ewell Gay
Travis Gay
Louise Gentile
Mary Jean Giobino
Ben Grace
Stephen Gregory
Burgess Hartsell
Kay Harvey
William David Herndon
Mike Herrin
Christopher Hewetson
Cheryl Hieatt
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
Edith Parker
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Nancy Phelan
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Gerry Rowell
Phyllis Sartin
Angie Schrum
Wayne Sheffield
Willou Smith
Joyce Lowe Snell
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Ed Stelle
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Sarah Taylor
Bill Torrey
Beth Varn
John Waite
Rhea Ward
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

Serving This WeekendServersNeeded

Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, June 11, 2017 8:00 AM (CCF)
Robert Brown - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Lector 
Clay Stallworth - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Slade Turner - Acolyte - C
      Emma Williams - Acolyte - TB
Robert Wray - Acolyte - TB
Calleigh Purdy - Acolyte - PW
Donna Purdy - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - First Lesson
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
      Adgate Cole - Greeter
Gill Morgan - Greeter
      Bud Dorsey - Usher
Margie Dorsey - Usher
Mindy Martin - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
NOT FILLED - Acolyte C
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - First Lesson
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - Second Lesson
Tracy Poulos - Greeter
Jeff Poulos - Greeter
Ben Slade - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild
Mimi Rogers - Altar Guild
Ann Graham - 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
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
10:30 am - Men's Study
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Friday, June 9, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Welcome Rev. Dcn. Ashton Williston
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
12:30 pm - Picnic on the Lawn

Monday, June 12, 2017
9:00 - 11:45 am - Vacation Bible School

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9:00 - 11:45 am - Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9:00 - 11:45 am - Vacation Bible School
10:30 am - Men's Study
12:00 pm - Healing Service

Thursday, June 15, 2017
9:00 - 11:45 am - Vacation Bible School
12:30 pm - Finance Committee Meeting

Friday, June 16, 2017
9:00 - 11:45 am - Vacation Bible School
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group

Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Father's Day
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica

Save the Date

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Father's Day

Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23, 2017
Camp Kanuga at Christ Church

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Master Planning Meeting at 5:00 pm