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September 27, 2017
Please remember to bring your non-perishable food donations for the St. Athanasius Feed My Sheep Food Ministry this weekend. Suggested items can be found here.

Rector's Ramblings

Today's Rector's Rambling has been delayed and will be sent out tomorrow. 


Blessing of the Animals This Sunday
Join us this coming Sunday, October 1st, at 5:30 pm, when Christ Church will celebrate the blessing of our animals. Please bring the important animals in your life, whether they're dogs, cats, horses, goats, chickens, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, reptiles or even bees, and come to this wonderful celebration started by St. Francis many centuries ago.   We will gather outside of the Parish House for this special and joyful service and encourage you to bring your friends and neighbors.

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. 


 Sabbatical Sharing Tonight at 6:30 pm

Miss Kathleen is eager to share her experiences from her sabbatical this summer, and invites you for an evening of music and light refreshments. "The focus of my time away was composition. On Wednesday, September 27, 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."


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

Sunday evening's EYC gatherings were a blast!! Come join us for our regular EYC gatherings (6:00 -7:30 pm middle school and 7:00-8:30 pm for high school), outreach opportunities and our awesome monthly Rooted and Relevant service! Check out the calendar for the fall schedule. 

Happening #99

The Happening #99 closing was an amazing service! The music and liturgy was very meaningful and the students that shared what the weekend meant to them and all of the students was very moving. If you are a 10-12th grader and have not experienced one, please register for Happening #100!!!

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! 

Boundaries Book Study Moves to Thursday
The Boundaries Book Study is moving to Thursdays at 11:00 am. We will begin meeting this Thursday, September 28th in the Vestry Room. We will be continuing the Boundaries book study, but also be using this time for fellowship and other discussions. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches or something to munch on if they would like.

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

The Enneagram workshop has been rescheduled for January 26-27, 2018. Registration details will be coming soon. If you were signed up for the September workshop, Christ Church will send you a refund check of your $40 fee. If you do not receive your refund check by October 7, please contact Sharon in the church office  at 912-638-8683. 
Wednesday Night Bible Study
The Wednesday Night Bible Study begins tonight, 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 
Cursillo at Honey Creek
Cursillo is a Spanish word which means "a short course in Christianity." Twice each year, the Diocese of Georgia holds a Cursillo at Honey Creek. Beginning on Thursday evening, October 12, 2017, you can experience a weekend of resting in God's reassuring love and peace which passes all understanding. You will hear talks from clergy and lay people in the diocese, attend services in the beautiful chapel at Honey Creek, and enjoy fellowship and meaningful conversations with other participants throughout the diocese. Our own Charlotte Raymond, a veteran of many Cursillo retreats, highly recommends these spiritual encounters, and will be on staff for this particular session. 

If you are interested in learning more about Cursillo, please call Rose Wilson at 912-506-9799 or Rita Spalding at 912-270-2725. To register for the October 12-15 Cursillo, click here. Teams may register here.


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
Nursery care will be provided for children up to age 4.

* 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.

The ECW Tour of Homes Needs YOU!
Are you looking for some fun? Do you want to meet new people? Want to get to know others from different services? Are you looking to join in on a fun project?
The 65th Annual Tour of Homes needs you!
We need folks for:
* New ideas/new people
* Administrative tasks
* Parking Cars
* Entertaining Tour Patrons on the buses
* Planning a Kick Off event
* Showcasing  beautiful homes
* Photographing fantastic places
* Bring your talent to us and we will find you a spot
 We look forward to hearing from you through email, phone, texts, you choose!  Just Contact us soon!
This is a great way to get to know others, and enjoy all Christ Church has to offer.
Contact Beth Smith at 912-506-7577 or
Charlotte Graham at 912-506-3431or  


Help Restock the St. Athanasius Food BankFoodBank

Due to Hurricane Irma, food banks in Glynn County are all in need of replenishment. The situation at the St. Athanasius Food Bank is dire. Recent need has depleted the shelves dramatically and the supply of crucial staples, such as rice, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, canned fruits, canned meats and even peanut butter and jelly needs to be replenished. For those who have not had a opportunity to donate this month, the empty shopping basket in the parish house awaits your food contributions. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Please help us restock the pantry that feeds so many of our neighbors in need. Contact: Mtr. Becky Rowell 912-638-8683.

Helping those affected by Hurricane Irma

Nearly everyone in the Christ Church family was affected by Hurricane Irma, 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: Contributions made to Episcopal Relief may also be designated to help those affected by the more recent Hurricane Maria.
Be a Backpack Buddy!
We're packing for our buddies on Wednesday, October 4th, at 10:00 am. Please join us!

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.

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 as soon as possible 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.

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
Malicia Atkinson
Kris Barkley    
Harry Branch
Doug Brantley
Gene Broadwell
Barbara Canaday
Greg Canady
Marilyn Canady
Paddy Carley
Mary Lou De Bisschop
Mary Lou Detwiler
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
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
Julie Sargent
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
Janice Walker
Carah Wheeler
Summer Wheeler
Ed Whittle
Hollis Youngner
Keith Zimmerman 

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. 30, 2017 5:30 PM (St. Ignatius Chapel)
Paul Salter - Chalice Bearer
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 8:00 AM (CCF)
Carl Baumgardner - Chalice Bearer
Carl Baumgardner - Lector 
Lee Dyson - Usher
Annabelle McCaskill - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Slade Turner - Acolyte C
Daven Wray - Acolyte TB
Emma Williams - Acolyte TB
Robert Wray - Acolyte - PW
Jody Bradford - Chalice Bearer
Slade Turner - Chancel Master
Barbara Abbate - Lector - First Lesson
Brooke Bartlett-Kneller  - Lector - Second Lesson
      Brooke Summerford - Greeter
Rees Summerford - Greeter
      R. Wayne Martin - Usher
Lynne Turner  - Kidurgy Shepherd
Sandy Rice - Altar Guild
Sandy Storino - Altar Guild

9:15 AM (Parish Hall, Frederica)
Abigail Williston - Acolyte C
Hugh Brown - Chalice Bearer
Hugh Brown - First Lesson
Hugh Brown - Lector - Second Lesson
Andy Jenkins - Greeter
Oscar Covington - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild
Kay Brown - Altar Guild

11:15 AM (Christ Church, Frederica)
Ava Parker - Acolyte C
Bonnie Harris - Chalice Bearer
K. Wayne Martin - Lector - First Lesson
K. Wayne Martin - Lector - Second Lesson
Jeff Poulos - Greeter
Tracy Poulos - Greeter
Gene Rackley - Usher
Nancy Zell - Altar Guild
Ann Graham - 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, September 27, 2017
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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:15 pm - Hand Bell Choir Practice
4:30 pm - Choristers
5:00 pm - Trebles

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
10:00 am - Backpack Buddies
10:30 am - Men's Study Group
12:00 pm - Healing Service 
1:00 pm - Convictions Book Study
5:30 pm - Bible Study

Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 pm - Adult Choir Practice

Friday, October 6, 2017
12:00 pm - Icon Writing Group
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 am - ECW Fall Meeting
10:00 am - Icon Writing Group
5:30 pm - Worship at St. Ignatius
Sunday, October 8, 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 - Pig Pickin'

Save the Date

October 11, 2017
X Church Resumes

October 12, 2017
Christ Church Comforters

October 15, 2017
EYC Rooted and Relevant Eucharist

October 29, 2017
EYC Souper Sunday Fundraiser

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

November 1, 2017
All Saints X Church Eucharist

November 2, 2017
Day of the Dead Family Activities and Evensong