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July 5, 2017
Help needed in the office! Click here for more information about how you can get involved.

The St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Bank is a lot more than a place for food storage. Get an in-depth look at this important local ministry here.

Rector's Ramblings


The sky was a crisp brilliant blue, the sun was shining, and there wasn't a cloud in sight. It was a beautiful morning, a perfect summer day to take the girls to the beach. Not only was it a perfect summer day, it was Independence Day and what better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than out in God's beautiful creation. Of course, being from a beach town myself, I knew that everyone and their mother was going to have the same idea. So I rushed to get us ready and out the door by 10:15. After a brief stop, we made it to the Coast Guard beach access and the dread of parking fell upon me - it was packed! I said to the girls, "Maybe we should try the other beach approach." "No mommy, we want to go to this beach." I agreed and we slowly drove around, hoping to find a parking spot. After five minutes we found an opening at the front of the parking lot. We'd made it! Sheer excitement filled our hearts as we jumped out of the car to gather our things and head to find our spot in the sand.  


Icon Writing Workshop in August
Icon  writing is much more than learning to paint an  icon; a painting depicting Jesus, Mary, angels or saints. Orthodox Christians consider making  icons more a form of prayer than art, and believe the writer's hand is guided by God as s/he writes in paint. Each brush stroke is a meditative act. Those who have painted  icons describe the experience as deeply spiritual and faith-enhancing.
Our instructor is Fr. David Holland, who has been teaching icon writing for  24  years. No previous artistic ability is needed. Fr.  David  has never had anyone not finish an  icon . We will  write  the  icons  shown above.
Our icon writing workshop August 20th-26th is limited to 16 people, so please register soon. We will meet in the Christ Church Parish Hall from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Friday and 8:30 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday.
The only thing you need to bring is a willing spirit, as Fr. David will furnish all materials and instruction. On Sunday, August 27, our icons will be blessed during Sunday morning services. The cost for the workshop is $425. To register, call the church office at 912-638-8683. For more information, contact Mtr. Becky at or give her a call.

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.


Summer Reading Club
Beginning Thursday, July 20 at 11:00 am, Barbara Sullivan will lead a summer reading club. In addition to the July meeting, the group will also meet on August 17 and September 21. The book for this month is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Plan to join Barbara in the Vestry room at 11:00 am on July 20th to discuss this great read.

EYC Summer Activities

We've got a lot planned for our children and youth this summer! For a list of the rest of the summer's events, please check out the schedule below. Contact Brad Hamil at for more information.
EYC Summer Schedule
July 16th - EYC at St. Mark's Towers
July 18th - EYC at Magnolia Manor
July 24th - EYC at Manna House
August 13th - EYC Back to School Drop-In at the Parker's

Honey Creek Summer CampsHoneyCreekCamps

Looking for a great camp experience for your children this summer? There are still spots available at beautiful Honey Creek in Camp St. Peter II (July 9-15) and Camp St. Joseph and Mary II (July 16-22). And if you'd like to enjoy the fully immersive camp experience along with your child(ren), there's Parent & Child Camp - Session II (July 16-18). Go to for complete information about the camps and how to register. 


St. Athanasius food bank chairperson Velma Crosby (left) and Christ Church volunteer Penny Szwast are shown in the food pantry  of 
Feed My Sheep.

St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Bank:
The Hands, Feet and Voice of ChristStAthanasiusFoodBank
By John La Boone
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in..."        - Matthew 25:35
A few weeks ago I wrote about supporting Heifer International as a way to help feed the world's hungry people. I still think that's a wonderful  program and I encourage you to consider periodic donations (visit ). But it's good to remember that we don't have to leave Glynn County to find hungry people who need our help. There is a local faith-based charity that we can support that is working hard to look after our own poor by providing food, clothing, prayer, encouragement, acceptance, smiles and lots of hugs.

Help Restock the St. Athanasius Food PantryFoodBank

Many thanks to all who brought in non-perishable  food items for the St. Athanasius  Feed My Sheep Food Pantry Ministry. We are continuing to collect food throughout the summer. Pasta, rice, dried pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, canned fruits, vegetables (particularly canned tomatoes), meats, and soups are especially needed now.
Backpack Buddies - How You Can Help
This summer the Backpack Buddies are packing bags for Safe Harbor teens, Glynn Episcopal Ministries Summer Fun Friday afternoon kids, and the Children in Action Sports Camp participants. Hunger doesn't take a summer break and neither do the Buddies!

Backpack Buddies is part of Christ Church, Frederica's hunger outreach mission to our local community. This program is celebrating its sixth year in our local schools and its third year of summer programming. It allows our parishioners to live our faith in Christ through food ministry to the disadvantaged. Especially vulnerable are our community's disadvantaged children. Food insecurity is pervasive in children in inner city Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. Sixty-three percent (approximately 3900) of area elementary school students receive free or reduced price meals during the school week. However, these children lack a reliable source of food on the weekends and during the summer months. Backpack Buddies can feed a child for about $10.00 a month, $50.00 for a half year or $100 for the full 10 month school year. This provides for the food purchase, the storage bag, and gives us a small allowance for special items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, fresh fruit. For more information about how you can get involved, please contact Susan Shipman at or (912) 222-9206.


Susanna Wesley Guild Summer Fun Lunch

The Susanna Wesley Guild will be enjoying their monthly summer lunch get-together on Tuesday, July 18th, at  12:00 pm,  at Sea Palms. All are welcome to join this time of fellowship and no reservations are required. The guild meets every third Tuesday of each month and newcomers are welcome! Contact Ethel Horton at for more information.
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

Help Needed in the Church Office!OfficeHelpNeeded

Join our great group of office volunteers! Here, Pokey Sheffield and Pat Vinton help with this week's bulletins.

We are fortunate to have a wonderful group of dedicated church office volunteers at Christ Church, but are in need of a few new folks to serve as substitute front desk helpers. Our office volunteers greet visitors, direct tourists, answer the phone, help put together bulletins and mailings, and keep the office running smoothly.  

If you can help on any weekday, from either 9:00 am through 1:00 pm, or 1:00 through 5:00 pm, please contact our Office Volunteer Coordinator, Pat Vinton, for more details. 912-634-1092
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 . Please join us for a  presentation on the project on Sunday, July 23.



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
Janet Daniel
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
Max Germaine
Mary Jean Giobino
Ben Grace
Stephen Gregory
Rosalind Griffin
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
Dot Marler
Dorothy McClain
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
Ed Ralston
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Gerry Rowell
Phyllis Sartin
Angie Schrum
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, July 8, 2017 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, July 9, 2017 8:00 AM (CCF)
Robert Brown - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Lector 

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Maidee Brown - Acolyte - PW
Alice Barlow - Chalice Bearer
Robert Brown - Chancel Master
Margie Dorsey - Lector - First Lesson
Slade Turner - Lector - Second Lesson
      Jane Sanders - Greeter
Paul Sanders - Greeter
      Susan Imhoff - Usher
Godfrey Draviam - Usher
Alice Barlow - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte C
Janice Thomas - Chalice Bearer
Janice Thomas - Lector - First Lesson
Janice Thomas - Lector - Second Lesson
Diane Ansley - Greeter
Henry Ansley - Greeter
Ann Graham - Altar Guild
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild
Mimi Rogers - 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, July 5, 2017
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
Friday, July 7, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, July 8, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, July 9, 2017
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
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service
Friday, July 14, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, July 16, 2017
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

July 23, 2017
Parish Master Plan Presentation

August 5, 2017
Ordination of The Rev. Deacon Ashton Williston

August 20, 2017
Sunday School Starts
9:15 Parish Hall Services Resume

August 20-26, 2017
Icon Writing Workshop