Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
December 22, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 24: 
      Advent 4

Vestry Member of Day:
   Phyllis Holland

Coffee Host:
   Sallie Honeycutt

Altar Guild:
   Team 4

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Allan Dear
Usher - Max Bontrager

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Phyllis
   Holland, Tammy Borders, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers  - Mike Holland, Rena
   Nelson, Pat Denmark
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Alexandra
   Peeples, George Tidmore
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker


First Lesson - 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm - 89:1-4, 19-26
Second Lesson - Romans 16:25-27
Gospel - Luke 1:26-38

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
   6:00 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
  7:00 a.m. 

Upcoming Events

December 24: Advent IV - 8:00 & 10:00
Decorate for Christmas - 11:15
Christmas Eve Services - 5:30 & 11 
December 25: 
Christmas Day Service - 10:00  (Rite I - Spoken)
December 25 - 27: Church Office Closed

Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson
church office (229) 242-5115
Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator
church office (229) 242-5115

Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper  
bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 

Millie Johnson
Director of Children's Ministry
church office (229) 242-5115

Angela Duncan, Music Director
church office (229) 242-5115

Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster
church office (229) 242-5115

Office hours: Monday - Thursday
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Christmas Services
  • Advent IV: December 24, 2017 will begin with our normal services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. 
  • We will decorate the Church for Christmas immediately following the 10:00 service. 
  • Christmas Eve: Christmas Eve service with Children's Sermon will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Our Second Christmas Eve service will begin at 11:00 p.m. Music selections will begin at 10:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: We will be having a 10:00 Rite I (spoken) Christmas Day service. 
HEP Party
Saturday, December 23, 2017 beginning at 6:30
H.E.P. Party: Adult Friends and Family Welcome - Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM at David and Elise Sandbach's - 2607 Pebblewood Dr . Please mark your calendar and plan to come and enjoy an evening of Christmas Cheer.  Please note this is an Adults Only Party (no children).Bring a hors d'oeuvre .

Free Childcare will be held in the Gabard Building beginning at 6:15 p.m. 
2017 End of Year Giving
December 29, 2017
Donations for the 2017 tax year must be dropped off to the church office no later than noon on 12/29/2017 or mailed to the church no later than 12/28/2017. Any donations made after December 29, 2017 will be posted on 2018 giving sheet. Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church.
2020 Vestry Candidates
Sunday, January 7, 2018
We have nine candidates for the position of Vestry 2020.  Each candidate has been asked to answer a few questions and submitted a photo.  This information will be posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall, and is available here.  
Nominees are: Bill Armstrong, David Blevins, Dave Clark, Julie Daughtrey, David Sandbach, Lucille Sineath, Jeani Synyard, Steven Taylor, and Matthew Wilkin.
Vestry Elections will be held on January 7, 2018 during the Annual Parish meeting to be held immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.
DR 2018: Time to Sign Up
Trip is June 23-30, 2018
Seven people have signed up for the 2018 mission team, and that leaves eleven spots open. Because of in-country transportation space, the team will be limited to eighteen missioners. 

The dates are June 23-30, and the location will be the Episcopal Campamento in the village of El Pedregal in the Dominican Republic, our traditional mission field. We would like to have the team formed by December 31, 2017, so we can proceed to plan our projects and make a budget for their costs.

The overall cost of the 2017 trip was $1,600, including the Valdosta - Santo Domingo flights and the in-country room and board, transportation, and projects costs. The costs for those flying from and back to Atlanta were less. We intend for the 2018 cost to be in this general range, although we have noticed a significant increase in the Valdosta - Santo Domingo flight costs for our June flight dates. If these hold, we might have to scale back our project costs or increase the overall costs slightly. The potential projects are listed on the 2018 planning page here.

If you are interested in joining the 2018 team, contact Julius Ariail by email or phone [(229) 563-0209,] and let him know that you would like to join. Julia and Julius will also be at the 10:00 and 5:30 services on December 24 if anyone would like to discuss joining the team. If you would like to join, then send a deposit check of $100 by December 31 to the DR Mission Fund at Christ Episcopal Church, 1521 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta GA 31602. 

For more information on the 2018 mission trip, check the planning page here.
Pledges for 2018
Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge!  Pledge cards are still being accepted. Pledge cards are available in the tower, parish hall and office, or if it's easier for you, you can also simply email your pledge amount to our bookkeeper, Amy Creasy.  Thanks so much!
Vestry Minutes Recap - November
The Vestry has approved the minutes for the prior Vestry Meeting.  We have posted the Vestry Recap for the month of November here
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from Open House at Rectory, Children's Christmas Party, and Christmas Pageant are online, as well as older albums archived on the church website here
Birthdays this week
December 23 - December 29
26 Melanie Ford
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 23 - December 29
23 Ellis Moser
24 Emory Warrick, Jr.
26 Walter Hobgood
29 Beth Curtis
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 23 - December 29
24 Gene & Sandra Seago

Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Thaddeus Agar, Kathy Armstrong, Tal Barnidge, Myra Boyette, Caty Carter, Melissa Carter, Robert Church, Danny Clark, Bev Cowart, David Crenshaw, Jerry DeMott, Janet Dickman, Blake Ellis, Karen Gunter, Iris Hall, George Halls, Cheryl Hatcher, Tommy Hatcher, William Holloway, Gary Honeycutt, Buddy House,  Eric Jones,  Jerriann Levy, the Rt. Rev. Henry Louttit, Jr., Nancy Lutsko, Bobbie Ann Mitchell,  Henry and Sarah Parrish, Della Richards, Debbie Richardson,  Jane Rigby, Reva Rollins, Lydia Sage, Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Mike Tanner, Katie Mae Warren, Mike Willis, Nancy Zaccari, Ron Zaccari

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

email us at  office@christchurchvaldosta