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August 23, 2017
We encourage everyone to sign up for the Revival coming to Honey Creek on September 17th! To do so, you must register for the Revival on the diocesan website found here. To reserve a seat on the bus through Christ Church, go to the Pushpay page here and choose Revival "Bus" Honey Creek .

Rector's Ramblings

This week's solar eclipse was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life. While there are a bunch of clichéd insights I could make about light and darkness, or shadows and blockages, or even orbits and special glasses, I think I am simply struck by the natural beauty of it (although I can't guarantee that I won't slip a cliché in here somewhere. The whole process of witnessing my first eclipse was awe-some from start to finish. I had seen pictures of eclipses before, but never experienced one. I had done my research and knew what to expect, and still I was blown away by it. It was so cool, in fact, that I kept smiling and saying things like, "wow," for a good thirty minutes after we had gotten back in the car to head home.  


Fall Worship Schedule 

Join us this fall for one of the many worship opportunities we're offering at Christ Church! On Saturdays, at 5:30 pm, we have the Rite II Eucharist service at St. Ignatius Chapel on Demere Road. On Sundays, we start the morning in the historic church with the 8:00 am, 1928 Book of Common Prayer service, followed by two 9:15 am Eucharist services (usually Rite II) in the church and in the Parish Hall. At 9:15 am, we also offer Kidurgy, our Liturgy of the Word for our younger children. At 11:15 am, Rite I Eucharistic worship takes place in the church. On Wednesdays, the Healing Service is held at 12:00 pm in Christ Church.

On September 10th, our monthly 6:00 pm Sunday evening EYC Rooted and Relevant services resume, and on October 11th, X Church begins again, at 6:30 pm, every Wednesday. There are also special worship services planned throughout the fall season, like the Blessing of the Animals, that you don't want to miss! To see the schedule for fall worship and read about all the programs and activities happening at Christ Church, click here.

Icon Writing Workshop

Participants in the 2017 Icon Writing Workshop, taking place in the Parish House this week, are learning patience, persistence and peace, as they carefully and methodically create their icons. They're mixing a fair amount of laughter and fellowship into their work, as well! On Sunday, August 27th, the icons they've created will be blessed during morning worship services. To see more photos of the artists at work, click here.
Music Rehearsals Resume in September

September 5th - Rehearsals for Hand Bell Choir, Choristers and Trebles

We're excited to begin our musical season at Christ Church with rehearsals on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The Christ Church Hand Bell Choir will gather for rehearsal in the Parish House at 2:15 pm, our young Choristers will start practice at 4:30 pm and our older Trebles will rehearse at 5:00 pm.

September 7th - Christ Church Adult Choir Rehearsal (New Rehearsal Day)

This fall, Adult Choir rehearsal will move from Wednesday to Thursday and the first meeting will take place on September 7, 2017. The time for rehearsal is changing, too, and will now be held from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. We're looking forward to a spiritually enriching season of music ministry at Christ Church! 
Revival: Fearless Faith, Boundless Love

The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, is traveling throughout the country this year offering a series of revivals. On Sunday, September 17th, the  Diocese of Georgia will offer a revival based on Fearless Faith and Boundless Love. Join us for a day of renewal and to celebrate the life and legacy of a Saint in Georgia, Deaconess Anna Alexander. The revival worship will use the propers for Deaconess Anna Alexander of Georgia (1865-1947) and displays, handouts, and a video will tell the story of this saint of Georgia.

The day begins with a service at Good Shepherd, Pennick where Deaconess Anna Alexander served.  At 2:00 pm, parishioners from all over the diocese of Georgia will gather under a large tent on the grounds of Honey Creek Retreat Center to hear the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, as he shares his message of love and renewal. Please save September 17, as it will be a day to celebrate our faith together and to share it with others. For more information and to register for the revival through the diocese online, click here

Bus Transportation to Honey Creek on Sept.17

Because parking at Honey Creek is extremely limited, the diocese is asking attendees use group transportation. We have arranged for two buses to drive the round trip from Christ Church to Honey Creek and back on the day of the revival. The buses will be leaving from Christ Church at 11:30 am and departing from Honeycreek for the return trip at 4:00 pm. The cost per person is $28. To reserve and purchase a seat on the bus, click here to go to the Christ Church Pushpay payment page.

Special note: After you've clicked the button to reserve and pay for your seat, please make sure to choose Revival "Bus" Honeycreek from the options listed.

You may also pay for a bus seat by check, made out to Christ Church, Frederica, for $28. Please write "Bus" in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the church office or put in the offering plate.


Fall Programs Make a Splash at the Kick-Off Cookout!

August 20, 2017 - The Christ Church Fall Programs Kick-Off Cookout was a whole lot of fun this past Sunday afternoon with delicious food, great fellowship and some crazy shenanigans from our clergy and staff, who gamely took a few dips in the dunk tank, all for a good cause! Many thanks to all who came out and helped, and we look forward to seeing you for worship, classes, studies and all the programs happening at Christ Church this fall! To see more photos from the kick-off, cookout picnic, click here.
EYC Upcoming Activities

It was great seeing our middle and high school youth at Sunday school this past week and we look forward to seeing everybody back for weekly EYC activities and our younger students for Pathfinders!

Open House
This coming Sunday, August 27th we will have an Open House/Pizza Party for our EYC (middle school and high school) from 7:00-8:00 pm, as well as our Pathfinders (3-5th graders), from 6:00-7:00 pm. This kicks off our new year of EYC and Pathfinders gatherings and activities. Please join us as we welcome our new 3rd graders for Pathfinders and our 6th graders to middle school EYC! Come discover what we have in store for the upcoming year!! For more information, contact Brad Hamil at .

Happening is Happening Again!
Registration is open for Happening, a Christian experience presented by teenagers for teenagers. Designed for youth in grades 10 - 12, Happening is a cornerstone of diocesan youth programs and an experience not to miss. Ben Sandbach is the teen serving as Rector for Happening #99, which meets Friday, September 22-24 at Honey Creek.

Most young people have serious questions about Jesus and the Church. Happening is designed to address these questions. During a  Happening weekend, participants experience the love of Christ as shown through prayer, worship, and the ministry of peers, clergy, and lay adults. The Happeners are encouraged to make their renewed faith a part of their everyday lives. Happening shows how Christianity can keep pace with the many changes in our lives and our world.

For more information, and to register, go to

Adult Sunday Class - The New Testament
The Adult Sunday morning Class is currently doing a 24-week series from The Great Courses lectures on the New Testament. The Class meets from 10:30 to 11:15 am each week in the Parish Hall and the Rev. Dr. Robert W. (Bob) Brown is the facilitator and teacher for the Class. The New Testament course promises to be an inspiring and educational event. 
The New Testament is undoubtedly the single most important book in the history of Western civilization, whether seen as a religious book of faith or as a cultural artifact. The 24 lessons of this course will approach the New Testament from a historical perspective, bracketing questions of belief and theological truth to acquire a historically rich grounding for our understanding of these foundational documents. 

The course will begin with four lessons on the historical context in which the New Testament was written, considering both the world of Greco-Roman pagan cults and the world of early Judaism.
In the second four lessons, we will examine the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These are our principal sources for knowing about the life and teachings of Jesus; they are also major literary works in their own right, each with its own perspective on who Jesus was and why his life and death matter.  Come join us for these lessons and be enriched in your understanding of the New Testament.  Everyone is welcome. 

Young Adult Sunday Morning Study
If you're interested in learning about boundaries in your life, please join our soon-to-be-ordained Curate, Ashton Williston, as she leads this study on Sunday mornings. The class will meet in the vestry room for Sunday school beginning on August 20th at 10:30. 

The first morning will be an essential meet and greet, with the passing out of the book, Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No - To Take Control of Your Life. Click here to read a review of this fascinating book. 

If you would like to know more information or have any questions, please contact Ashton at

Convictions Book Study
Beginning on August 30th, an eleven week study based on the book, Convictions - How I Learned What Mattered Most , by Marcus Borg, will take place on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Marcus Borg contends that Christians in America are at their best when they focus on hope and transformation, and return to what really matters most - bringing to earth the kingdom of God Jesus talked about and transforming our relationships with one another. The class will be  led by the Christ Church clergy team.

Enneagram Workshop Coming in September
On September 15-16, 2017, Christ Church, Frederica presents the Rev. Dr. Paul Hanneman's introduction to The Enneagram. Join Dr. Hanneman for this workshop as he explores this ancient spiritual tool... the wisdom of the Fourth Century Desert Fathers, the first Christian monastics...deep, universal and life-changing. 

The Enneagram is about people - how we are the same, how we are different, what makes us tick and how we get in our own way. The Enneagram offers an accurate description of the inner geography of our minds. It describes nine fundamental personality styles. It helps explain why we behave the way we do. It offers specific directions for personal growth.
Rev. Dr. Paul Hanneman, a graduate of Richard Rohr's The Living School, is a certified Enneagram trainer, has studied extensively with Don Riso and Russ Hudson, Thomas Condon, and Helen Palmer. He has taught The Enneagram for over 20 years. He retired after pastoring four congregations over 25 years and serving 15 years as Program Director/Community Educator for the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He now teaches spiritual formation (including the Enneagram) throughout the area, and offers spiritual direction and counseling from his office at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in uptown Charlotte.
Everyone is welcome!  Join us September 15-16, 2017, in the Christ Church, Frederica Parish Hall for this higher- spiritual-learning course.  
Friday September 15, 2017 - 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
"Dynamics of the Nine Personality Types, Ego Structure, Soul"
Saturday, September 16th - 9:00-11:30 a.m. 
"You're NOT Your Personality"
(Light lunch served in Fellowship Hall.)        
1:00-4:00 p.m. 
"Who Does God See When He Looks at Us?"
Advance registration is required and registration forms can be found in the church office. The cost for the workshop is $40 and checks may be made to Christ Church, Frederica. Please write Enneagram Workshop in the memo line. For more information, please contact Billie Sargent at

Wednesday Night Bible Study
The Wednesday Night Bible Study will begin on Wednesday September 27th and end on November 1st, 2017. We will continue on the theme of Spiritual Growth. The group will explore, discuss and study a glossary of themes and topics like the Holy Spirit, Attributes of God, etc. - all with reference to the Bible and their application in our own Christian life and journey. Active participation will be encouraged. The study will be held at the Vestry room in the Parish House. It will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 6:25 pm to allow participants to attend X-Church at 6:30 pm in the Church.  All are welcome. For further details contact Godfrey Draviam at 912-638-8747 or at 
ECW Fall General Meeting and Brunch
On Saturday  morning,  October 7, 2017, at 10:00 am, the Christ Church ECW will have their annual fall general meeting and brunch . The speaker for the morning will be Darcelle Burandt, who is beginning a wonderful new ministry in our area called "House of Hope". It is an outreach to young victims of human trafficking. She has renovated a house in Brunswick where these victims can be safely housed and receive the counseling and treatment they might need. (Read more here.) All women from Christ Church are invited to attend the meeting and to come hear about this important mission in our community.


Backpack Buddies
This fall, the Backpack Buddies program hopes to continue providing weekend food bags to even more disadvantaged children in Glynn County. This is where we need our Christ Church parishioners' help. We can feed a child for $10.00 a month, $50.00 for a half year or $100 for the full 10 month/38 week school year. Please prayerfully consider donating to help feed these children in need by sponsoring a child for a month, half the year or for a full year. You may make your check to Christ Church, Frederica with Backpack Buddies in the memo line and send it to the church, drop it in the offering or at the church office. Contact Susan Shipman at or 912-222-9206.


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

Faithworks' Annual Celebration

The location for FaithWorks' annual celebration, "Faith Moves Mountains" has been changed to Gruber Aviation, located at 70 Gruber Lane #120.

Date:  Thursday, September 7
Time: Silent Auction starts at  5:30 p.m.  
Dinner served at  6:30 p.m.

We are grateful to Gruber Aviation Inc. for offering their facility on St Simons to host us. We hope you will find the new venue more convenient. We are also thankful to Dave Snyder of Halyard's Catering for supporting the event.
Because FaithWorks' annual celebration is underwritten by generous individual and corporate sponsors, we are able to offer this evening celebration at no cost to you. 
Come fly with us  September 7.  Spread the news to friends and family! (Dress is casual.) 

Please take a moment to  visit our registration  page and reserve your seat if you have not already done so. Last year more than 600 of our neighbors joined the celebration and became more involved in helping our neighbors. 

The evening dinner program will feature the Golden Isles Strummers, video testimony, and a silent auction featuring a one-week stay at an Italian villa, works from area artists, jewelry and gift certificates for local restaurants and shops.

Planning for the Future at Christ ChurchPlanningPresentation
The Parish Master Plan Presentation took place on Sunday, July 23, 2017. If you were unable to attend,  the final Master Plan documents and presentation are available to review online  here

Returning to Epworth By The Sea - The Laycock Bible Study Series!

This year's theme "Creating A Symphony"
October 9 - 12, 2017

UMC Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. and Bishop Richard C. Looney will present a beautiful symphony of word, study and thought for this year's Evelyn Laycock Bible Study.  Please join with us for this memorable event.  Special instrumental and vocal music will add to the study experience.  Schedule times and registration available online or call 638-8688.  $15/person/session or $100 for entire program.

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
Stephen Freedman
Elizabeth Freyer
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
Laura Kipp
Christi Lambert
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett

Jerry Lowe
Dorothy McClain
Cathy McCarthy
John McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
Arnold Montez
Gene Palmer
Kathy Palmer
Mary Elizabeth Paris
Margaret Payne
Vivian Peterson
Kari Powell
Chris Prater
Joetta Principato
Rajika Reed
Jack Riner
Mark Robinson
Gerry Rowell
Phyllis Sartin
Angie Schrum
Willou Smith
Richard Stamper
James St. Clair
Ed Stelle
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Grayson Strickland
Sarah Taylor
Bill Torrey
Beth Varn
John Waite
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Ed Whittle
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, August 26, 2017 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, August 27, 2017 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Doriann Branch - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
Maidee Brown - Acolyte TB
Kerrigan Hamil - Acolyte - PW
Alice Barlow - Chalice Bearer
Paul Salter - Chancel Master
Bud Dorsey - Lector - First Lesson
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
      Bernie Keele - Greeter
Joan Keele - Greeter
      Amy Jenkins - Usher
Andy Jenkins - Usher
Julianne Temple - Kidurgy Shepherd
Connie Everett - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Isabella Williston - Acolyte C
Beth Smith - Chalice Bearer
Hugh Brown - Lector - First Lesson
Hugh Brown - Lector - Second Lesson
Bascom Murrah - Usher
Kay Brown - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Kathleen Chitty - Acolyte C
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Jane Watson - Lector - First Lesson
Jane Watson - Lector - Second Lesson
Diane Ansley - Greeter
Royce Wood - Usher
Linda Wood - Altar Guild
Dale Pierson - Altar Guild
Nancy Stoddard - Altar Guild

Weds., Aug. 30, 2017 12:00 PM Healing Service (CCF)
Nancy Butler - 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, August 24, 2017
5:00 pm - Icon Writing Workshop
Friday, August 25, 2017
8:30 am - Icon Writing Workshop
Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:30 am - Icon Writing Workshop
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, August 27, 2017
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
6:00 pm - EYC Open House

Monday, August 28, 2017
9:30 am - Manna House
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service 
 ?? - Convictions Book Study

Friday, September 1, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, September 2, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, September 3, 2017
St. Athanasius Food Bank
8:00 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica 
9:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
9:15 am - Parish Hall Worship at CCF
9:15 am - Kidurgy at Christ Church, Frederica 
10:20 am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:15 am - Worship at Christ Church, Frederica
6:00 pm - EYC 

Save the Date

August 28, 2017
Manna House

August 30 - November 8, 2017
Convictions Book Study

September 5, 2017
Hand Bell, Chorister and Trebles Rehearsals Begin

September 7, 2017
Adult Choir Rehearsals Begin

September 10, 3017
EYC Rooted and Relevant Eucharist

September 12 - October 24, 2017
Living Compass

September 14, 2017
Christ Church Comforters Meeting

September 15-16, 2017
Enneagram Workshop

September 17, 2017
Fearless Faith and Boundless Love Revival at Honey Creek

September 27, 2017
Wednesday Evening Bible Study Begins