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September 20, 2017
We are eager to get our parishioners' input about the Christ Church Master Plan and invite you to give us your thoughts this week via a survey. Click here to find out how. 

Rector's Ramblings

In my adult years people have tended to assume that I am athletic. I have done some running, but I'm not a runner. I like to be active, but I've never thought of myself as an athlete. I didn't play any organized sports as a child. I ran Cross Country and one year of Track and Field in high school, and I briefly played in a bowling league. I was late in learning the basics of most sports like baseball, basketball, football; no one in my family watched or played sports. As a result, I never played organized field or ball sports. I took up golf in seminary, but never played much, and rarely do now because of my schedule. Sports have not been a large part of my life and never have been.
Despite all that I am now a soccer coach. Calleigh is playing rec-league soccer this fall and the Parks Department put out a call for coaches. I responded to ask some questions about what it might involve, and the response was, "thank you for volunteering!" This week I was given the league rules and a team roster and given suggestions about a practice schedule. I guess I'm a soccer coach after all, which is a little intimidating because I never played organized soccer. Until this week, I could not have told you how many players take the field for a game, and I still can't explain all the rules. I realize that's hardly the point at this stage. I have some work to do, nonetheless.


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 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.

Revival Rescheduled

Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, the Diocese has postponed the Fearless Faith, Boundless Love Revival until Saturday, January 20, 2018. Click here for more details.

If you registered through the Diocesan web site for the Honey Creek Revival, your $8/person registration fee will automatically roll over to  January 20, 2018. You do not need to contact the diocese. If you are unable to attend on  January 20th and wish to have your $8/person refunded to you, please call the Georgia Episcopal Diocese at  912-236-4279. However, Bishop Benhase is hopeful everyone will be able to come in January!

Honeycreek Revival BUS - If you signed up to ride the bus from Christ Church to Honeycreek, Christ Church will refund via check your $28/person. In January, you will have to sign up again to ride the bus and make payment.  If you do not receive your refund check by  October 7th, please contact Sharon in the church office at 912-638-8683. 


Greetings from Miss Kathleen!
Choirs are up and running! I want to extend a HUGE thank you to George Ingram and everyone who kept things running so smoothly while I was away on Sabbatical.
The focus of my time away was composition. On Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 pm, in the Parish Hall, I will offer a one hour presentation of what, where, and how our time was spent. I will also share the compositions I wrote for our faith community. Come and enjoy refreshments reflecting our travels, as Te and I fill you in on our adventure.


Friday, October 6 - Parent's Night Out 
5:30 - 9:30 pm
Monday, October 30 - All Hallows Eve Family Fun Night 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 1 - All Saints Day Eucharist 
X Church style 
6:30 pm
Thursday, November 2 - Day of the Dead
4:30 - 7:00 pm 
Munchies, Activities, Choral Evensong, and Organ Recital featuring young concert artist JIllian Gardner. Jillian will accompany Evensong and perform a 45 minute program of works reflecting Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls with a bit of the Munster's Theme thrown in.


EYC and Pathfinders Activities

Many thanks to the students and parents for their hard work cleaning yards  on Sunday  evening! If you missed out on this one don't worry. There may be more to come... Click here to see more photos of the clean-up.

Happening #99
Please pray for our students who are participating in Happening #99! If you have experienced a Happening retreat, you know just how important it is in strengthening one's faith. If you would like to know more about it and how you can pray and support them contact Youth Missioner Brad Hamil at  912-223-7276 .

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

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 is being  led by the Christ Church clergy team.

Enneagram Workshop To Be Rescheduled

We are in process of scheduling a new date for the Enneagram Workshop. Christ Church will refund via check your $40/person. When we reschedule with a new date, you will need to re-register and make payment. If you do not receive your refund check by October 7th, please contact Sharon in the church office at 912-638-8683. 
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

* The house was slated to open before Hurricane Irma struck Glynn County. Unfortunately, a tree fell through the roof and now the roof and ceiling need repairs. If you'd like to help with this work, click here to make a donation.


Helping those affected by Hurricane Irma

Nearly everyone in the Christ Church family was affected by Hurricane Irma last week, some more dramatically than others. If you would like help others in our community and beyond, please consider making a donation to the Rector's  Discretionary Fund by check, or to Episcopal Relief and Development, either by check or making a donation on their website here:
Collars on the Corner - A Ministry of Prayers and Presence
By John La Boone
"Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us." 
- I Thessalonians 5:25
I love ecumenical initiatives of all kinds. The world needs more people from different traditions, faiths and backgrounds to come together and respond to the needs of their fellow human beings with an effort that is strengthened because it is diversely shared. I recently learned about an inspiring ministry started in September 2016 by an Episcopalian and a Roman Catholic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to serve people in troubled neighborhoods regardless of their religion or lack of religion. 
It's called "Collars on the Corner," and it was created by Episcopal Deacon Kevin Stewart and Roman Catholic Deacon Jim Banach. The two men teamed up last year after discussing over lunch how they wanted to get outside and engage struggling people in their city in new ways. They had a great role model for doing that. "My understanding of scripture is Jesus spent more time out on the streets than in a building, so we felt that we should go," explained Stewart, who is the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee's missioner for community engagement. "But go where and do what?"
Be a Backpack Buddy!
You can 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.

Next packing session will be Wednesday, October 4th, at 10:00 am. Join us!

Christ Church Comforters Pick Up Their Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks for the Season on October 12th
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, October 12th 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

HartYoga is coming to Christ Church!

John Hartland of HartYoga will offer a weekly class at Christ Church on Mondays at  11:00am , starting  Monday, October 2 . The class will meet in the Parish Hall. John offers several classes around the island and is excellent.  Donations are accepted. (For example, when he offers his classes at Holy Nativity folks give a $10 donation).

HartYoga is the unique hybrid brand and style of yoga created by John Hartland. It combines Kundalini, Restorative, Chakra and Vinyasa styles of yoga. The mission is to make yoga accessible to everyone. Classes typically include breath work, meditation, poses and some chanting to music.  HartYoga  partners with local non-profit organizations to further the mission of yoga and taking care of the mind, body and soul of those in need in our community.   
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

Christ Church Master Plan - Input NeededMasterPlanSurvey

As your Vestry prepares to go on retreat this weekend we need feedback from the congregation about our Master Plan. Our Town Hall meetings scheduled for this month were preempted by Hurricane Irma, but we think we can learn a lot from a simple survey.  

If you are not familiar with the Master Plan, you will want to familiarize yourself with it before responding to the survey.  You can see an executive summary of the plan by clicking   here

Please take time THIS WEEK to fill out our brief survey by clicking on the link below:

  A few people have had difficulties logging in to the survey.  If you can't get the page to load, try cutting and pasting the website from the email into your browser's address bar.  Also, if you find that it isn't saving your answers as you take the quiz, try clicking "ok" when it pops up after each question before scrolling down. It may also be a cookie setting on your browser. You might try using another browser. If all else fails, come to the office for a paper copy! Please get survey responses in as soon as possible.

International Seafarers Center - 
17th Annual International Night Out

Join us at the Morgan Center on Jekyll Island,  on September 22, 2017,  from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, for International Night Out!

Come and enjoy an evening with fabulous food from Scandinavia, Greece, and the USA. Wonderful wine pairings and international beers will also be served. Don't miss our crepes table, along with many other delicious international desserts.

Michael Hulett, along with Stan Walker and the Coastal Empire Orchestra will provide music for the evening, so put on your dancing shoes! You can also win unique gifts from our incredible silent uuction and NEW this year a LIVE AUCTION!

Tickets are available at $100 per person with limited availability. Please call Diane at 912-267-0631 to reserve your ticket today.

The mission of the ISC is to provide seafarers a safe harbor that they can call home. Our services aim to meet the spiritual, emotional, physical and material needs of thousands of seafarers who visit the Port of Brunswick, Georgia USA, annually. Proceeds from the International Night Out help fund this mission.

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
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
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
Kay Harvey
Carolyn McMillan
Kathy Palmer
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. 23, 2017 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Ralph Wade - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Peg McBride - Usher
Weezie Campbell - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Paul Salter - Acolyte C
McKenzie Brown - Acolyte TB
Eva Purdy - Acolyte TB
Maidee Brown - Acolyte - PW
Catherine Holt - Chalice Bearer
Te Turner - Chancel Master
Slade Turner - Lector - First Lesson
Barbara Sullivan - Lector - Second Lesson
      Laura Brown - Greeter
Greer Brown - Greeter
      Fred Collins - Usher
Joe Wilkinson - Usher
Mindy Martin  - Kidurgy Shepherd
Connie Everett - Altar Guild
Nancy Stoddard - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Isabella Williston - Acolyte C
Donna Purdy - Chalice Bearer
John La Boone - First Lesson
John La Boone - Lector - Second Lesson
Charlotte Graham - Greeter
Rip Graham - Greeter
Mardi Johnston - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Isabel Parker - Acolyte C
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Lynne Fox - Lector - First Lesson
Lynn Fox - Lector - Second Lesson
Chris Franklin - Greeter
Richard Fox - Usher
Dale Pierson - Altar Guild
Linda Wood - Altar Guild

Weds., Sept. 27, 2017 12:00 pm Healing Service
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, September 21, 2017
6:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice

Friday, September 22, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
7:00 pm - International Seafarers Night Out
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, September 24, 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 

Monday, September 25, 2017
9:30 am - Manna House

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2:15 pm - Hand Bell Choir Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
9:30 am - Manna House
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service 
1:00 pm - Convictions Book Study
5:30 pm - Bible Study
6:30 pm - Sabbatical Sharing with Kathleen Turner

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice

Friday, September 29, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, October 1, 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
5:30 pm - Blessing of the Animals

Save the Date

October 1, 2017
Blessing of the Animals

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

October 29, 2017
EYC Souper Sunday Fundraiser

October 30, 2017
All Hallow's Eve Family Fun Fest