Christ Church Valdosta  Weekly Bulletin
December 29, 2017
In This Issue:

Worship Services
December 31: 
      Christmas 1

Vestry Member of Day:
   Sallie Honeycutt

Coffee Host:
   Steph Johnson, Stefani Carroll

Altar Guild:
   Team 5

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

10:00 a.m., Holy Eu charist,  Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
   Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers  - Julia Ariail, Sally Querin,
   Stefani Carroll
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rich Johnson,
   Owen Coggins
Ushers - John Hiers, George Mellors


First Lesson - Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm - 147:13-21
Second Lesson - Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
Gospel - John 1:1-18

Wednesday  Holy Eucharist
   6:00 p.m.
Thursday Holy Eucharist
  7:00 a.m. 
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.
Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 7, 2018 after 10:00 service
Christ Church will have their Annual Parish meeting on January 7, 2018 immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service. 
Father Dave will give a report and the election of our 2020 Vestry Members will be held. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.
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 is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall, and also 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.
Friday Bible Study
Friday, January 19, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study will resume on January 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Office Chapel. All are welcome to attend.
Revival "Fearless Faith, Boundless Love" 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Honey Creek 
Revival for the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will share his message of love and renewal.  Christ Church will be chartering a bus for 48 people which will leave Christ Church at 9:30 a.m.  If you would like to attend the Revival and be on the Charter Bus, please register with the Diocese here and then contact the Church Office for a spot on the bus. 
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.

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.

If you are interested in becoming a Missioner on the 2018 team, contact Julius Ariail by email or phone [(229) 563-0209,] and let him know.

For more information on the 2018 mission trip, check the planning page here.
Online Photograph Albums
Photo albums from Christmas 11:00 ServiceChildren's Christmas ServiceDecorating for ChristmasOpen 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 30 - January 5
30 Irene Dodd
31 Susan Chamberlain
2  Ken Ricket, David Sandbach, Jr.  
3 Brooks Lovelace 
4 Brighton Prine, Ethan Warrick         
5 Sarah Parrish, Jacquelyn Dickey
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
December 30 - January 5
5 Richard Coleman, Rick Coleman
Wedding Anniversaries this week
December 30 - January 5
30 Julius & Julia Ariail, Tal & Norma Barnidge

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