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August 30, 2017
If you were unable to attend our Master Planning Presentation in July and would like to share your ideas for the future of Christ Church, please plan to attend one of the Town Hall meetings scheduled for Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, at St. Ignatius and Christ Church. Click here for more details.

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

Joel Osteen has taken a lot of heat in the last few days because it seemed as though his mega-church, Lakewood, wasn't opening its doors to flood evacuees in Houston.  I don't think it's nearly as bad as some have made it out to be. I understand the complexity of operating a facility that large without proper staffing, and also the fact that they were dealing with flooding of their own. At the end of the day, the church is open and they are helping people. Perhaps some of the criticism was deserved, and perhaps some of it was overblown because Osteen is an easy target (I count myself among those who are not fans). What's more poignant for me is a reflection that a seminary classmate made on social media as he reflected on the "controversy":  "...while there are 564,708 homeless citizens in the US, there are also over 300,000 churches in the US." I suppose people in glass churches shouldn't be throwing stones.   


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 offer 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.

Music Rehearsals Begin Next Week

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. (To ride the bus, you must reserve and pay for your seat in advance.)

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.


EYC and Pathfinders Activities

It was a great night of fun, fellowship and pizza! 
Click here to see more photos.

Many thanks for the families who made our Pathfinders and EYC open house  on Sunday  evening a successful event! We are ready and excited to begin a great year as we have lots of fun together and have opportunities to worship together in our Rooted and Relevant services. These ministries are a vibrant and important part woven in the life of our whole church family at Christ Church!

To see the calendar of fall activities for EYC, click here.

To see the calendar of Pathfinders activities, click here.

For more information about all the youth programs and activities at Christ Church, please 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.  Everyone is welcome! 

Sunday Morning Book Study - Boundaries
If you're interested in learning about boundaries in your life, please join the Rev. Ashton Williston, as she leads this study on Sunday mornings. The class meets in the vestry room at 10:30. 

Click here to read a review of Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No - To Take Control of Your Life If you would like to know more information or have any questions, please contact Ashton at

Convictions Book Study
All are invited to participate in an eleven week study based on the book, Convictions - How I Learned What Mattered Most , by Marcus Borg, which takes 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.

Living Compass - Seeking Direction and Balance in Your Life
Outfitting individuals with tools and training for the journey toward wellness and wholeness.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 12th, Fr. Tom will facilitate a series of Living Compass workshops at Christ Church. Living Compass is a seven-week journey that gives participants a chance to evaluate their lives and see health and wholeness in a myriad of ways. Living Compass is a wonderful tool for a happier, healthier life. Sessions are practical and spiritually engaging at the same time. The class runs from September 12 through October 24 and the meeting time is flexible, so please contact Fr. Tom at and let him know what time works best for your schedule.

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. 

You can read much more about this upcoming study in the recent story in the Brunswick News found here

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. 
Please contact the church office to let us know if you'll be attending, so that we may give the caterer an accurate headcount for the free brunch. 912-638-8683


Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey 

"What can I do to help?" 

When we see images of people suffering, we want to do something. That's understandable. As Christians, we are called to seek and serve Christ in all people and never more so than in times of crisis. T he tricky part is responding in a way that is timely and appropriate .

Now is the time to offer financial support.  Contributing to Episcopal Relief & Development will ensure that we have enough resources to support the work of our church partners as they serve the most vulnerable in their communities. They are best positioned to assess needs and timing for response efforts. If you would like to support the work of the Episcopal Relief teams in Houston and the surrounding areas, click here to make a donation. Or you may write a check, payable to Christ Church, Frederica and write Episcopal Relief - Hurricane Harvey in the memo line. 

St. Athansius Food Bank
Please remember to bring your non-perishable food donations for the St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Ministry, this weekend. You may leave your food items at St. Ignatius Chapel on Saturday or in the shopping cart located in the Christ Church Parish House on Sunday.

Help the Backpack Buddies on September 7th 
The Backpack Buddies will be packing next on Thursday, September 7th, at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Please join them! 

You can also adopt a child into the Backpack Buddies program. This outreach provides weekend food bags to disadvantaged children in Glynn County. You 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.

Christ Church Comforters Pick Up Their Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks for the Season on September 14th
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Then please join the Christ Church Comforters as they gather once a month to make prayer shawls for those who need warmth and comfort.  Some of the members also make watch caps which are distributed to the International Seafarers.  It's an excellent time of sharing and putting your skills to good use. Even if you don't knit or crochet, please plan to stop by and visit with us at our next meeting - Thursday, September 14th at 2:00 pm. (We've got plenty of talented yarnsmiths who will be glad to give you lessons!)  If you have any questions, please call Gay Barron at  770-366-5091 or by email to

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

NEW Town Hall Meetings - September 9&10NEWTownHall
On September 9th and 10th, there will be town hall meetings held after the 5:30 pm Saturday service at St. Ignatius and again after the 11:15 Sunday service at Christ Church to discuss and seek opinions on the suggestions of the master plan for the parish which were presented several weeks ago. Your input matters, so please make plans to attend.

(If you would like to review the current Master Plan documents, click here.) 

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.

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    
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Barbara Canaday
Greg Canady
Marilyn Canady
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
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
Carol Hoffine
Brenda Hollis
Greg Hollis
Alexander Hutcheson
Ellen Hunter
Lois Irvin
Glenn Jones
Carlin Kenny
Christi Lambert
Billie Lewellyn
Keith Lewellyn
Bill Littleton
Sam Livesay
Martha Lovett

Jerry Lowe
Dorothy McClain
Cathy McCarthy
John McCarthy
Mamie Meadows
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
Samantha Lee Stevens
Joel Stewart
Grayson Strickland
Edith Tayloe
Sarah Taylor
Bill Torrey
Beth Varn
John Waite
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Ed Whittle
Hollis Youngner
Keith Zimmerman
Fran & Howard
Mary Ann    

The Departed
Elizabeth Freyer
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, Sept. 2, 2017 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 8:00 AM (CCF)
David Boland - Chalice Bearer
David Boland - Lector 
Lee Dyson - Usher
Anna Belle McCaskill - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Slade Turner - Acolyte C
Emma Williams - Acolyte TB
Daven Wray - Acolyte TB
Eva Purdy - Acolyte - PW
Catherine Holt - Chalice Bearer
Slade Turner - Chancel Master
Ralph Wade - Lector - First Lesson
Te Turner - Lector - Second Lesson
      Jane Sanders - Greeter
Paul Sanders - Greeter
      Greer Brown - Usher
Godfrey Draviam - Usher
Lynne Turner  - Kidurgy Shepherd
Ed Turner - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Abigail Williston - Acolyte C
Hugh Brown - Chalice Bearer
John La Boone - First Lesson
Doree Avera - Lector - Second Lesson
Fred Collins - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher
Kay Brown - Altar Guild
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
Elizabeth Killgallon - Lector - First Lesson
K. Martin Worthy - Lector - Second Lesson
Dana Parker - Greeter
Patrick Parker - Greeter
John Killgallon - Usher
Nancy Zell - 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

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 

Monday, September 4, 2017
Labor Day - Office Closed
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
2:15 pm - Hand Bell Choir Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service 
1:00 pm - Convictions Book Study

Thursday, September 7, 2017
1:00 pm - Backpack Buddies
6:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice
6:00 pm - Faithworks Celebration

Friday, September 8, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
6:30 pm - Town Hall Meeting at St. Ignatius
Sunday, September 10, 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
12:30 pm - Town Hall Meeting at Christ Church, Frederica
6:00 pm - EYC Rooted and Relevant Eucharist 

Save the Date

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

October 6, 2017
Parents' Night Out

October 7, 2017
ECW Fall General Meeting

October 8, 2017
Annual Pig Pickin'

October 11, 2017
X Church Resumes