Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
November 29, 2013
In This Issue:

Worship Services


Dec. 1:  Advent 1


Vestry Member of the Day: 

   Stefani Carroll


Nursery Worker: 

   Keri Wilkin   


Lay Eucharistic Visitors:

   Phyllis Hiers

   Phyllis Holland

   Ann Kasun


Coffee Hour Host:

   Phyllis Holland


8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I

    (no music)
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Allan Dear
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher -  Joye Cantrell 
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Molly
   Stevenson, Walton Carter, Joe
Lay Readers - Phyllis Holland, Jane
   Kinney, Michael Black
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter,
   Monty Miller 
Acolytes -  Karen May, Grace Tanner,
   Hudson Tanner, Mike Tanner

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Second Lesson - Romans 13:11-14
Gospel - Matthew 24:36-44

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

October: Income - $ 38,028

         Expenses - $ 46,792

YTD: Income - $ 376,599

         Expenses - $ 407,864


Attendance for November 24th:

8:00 a.m. - 15

10:00 a.m. - 136



Upcoming Events

December 16: Vestry Meeting - 5:30 p.m.

December 19: Caroling and Desserts - 

   7:00 P.M.

December 24: Children's Service - 

   5:30 p.m.

December 24: Midnight Service - 

   10:30 p.m.

December 25: Christmas Day Service
   10:00 a.m.


Senior EYC meets Wednesday at

    the church.

Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church

The Rev. Laura "Joye" Q. Cantrell, Interim Rector
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115


The Rev. Tar Drazdowski,

Assistant Rector
[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115  

other (229) 249-0895


Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115


Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper
[email protected] 

bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 



Search Committee

Please pray that the Search Committee will be open to God's guidance as we evaluate the candidates.  We are thankful for Christ Church and its clergy, ministries, and activities. 

Vestry Members 2016
The five new vestry members are: Len Carter, Sheri Gravett, Bill Querin, Mike Tanner and Bill Tucker. 
The five rotating off this year's Vestry are: Clinton Beeland, Stefani Carroll, Sparky Greneker, Steve Roberts, Lucy Tomberlin. 
We congratulate those who have been elected, and thank those who were willing to serve. We also thank our outgoing vestry members for their time, dedication and years of service.
Advent Wreaths; No Children's Sunday School 12/01
December 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
The children will not have Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. on December 1, 2013. Instead, please encourage them to attend the Advent Wreath Making session at 11:00 a.m. This is a multi-generational event. Everyone is welcome. Please stop by the parish hall after the 10:00 service and make a wreath. Materials will be available for everyone; donations are requested but not necessary.

The adult class will meet as usual at 9:00 a.m. on December 1. Martha Leake will speak on the December skies.
Thank You!
Dear Christ Church Family,

     Thank you so much for the food and flowers you sent and most of all for the caring words and warmth you have shown during this time of bereavement.
Love, Jim and Tar Drazdowski
Christmas Flower Donations
It is that time of year again. We are accepting donations for poinsettias to decorate the church for Christmas. Donations can be sent to Amy Creasy in the church office, or placed in the offering plate. Please make a note for Christmas Flowers.  
Flowers can be donated in honor or memory of loved ones. Please email Kim at the church office with the names.
This Week in The Vineyard
New articles in the online Vineyard this week include: Vestry election results, annual Camellia & Garden Show, a thank-you note from the Drazdowskis, and our Daughters of the King chapter hosting the Southwestern Convocation meeting at Christ Church.
Community Depot
The Community Depot will be conducting its first annual Holiday for Charity Drive. We are accepting donations of gently used Christmas ornaments, toys for children of all ages, and holiday decorations that celebrate the "Reason for the Season".  All proceeds from sales benefit the programs and services of the local Humane Society, Easter Seals, and American Red Cross.
Thank you for your support. For more information call Ralph Jackson at 229-561-9343 or contact Phyllis Hiers at 229-244-5942.
March 19 - 23, 2014

The next Cursillo weekend is March 19-23, 2014. In order to sponsor someone for the weekend you must have attended both a 3-day weekend and a sponsor's workshop. 

Adult Christian Education

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. 
Schedule for the following Sundays: 

December 1  Martha Leake will tell us "what the shepherds saw as                       they watched their flocks by night" and what we can see                         in the December skies.


December 8  Irene Dodd will discuss how art has been used to                            describe the nativity through the ages.


December 15  David Johnson will discuss Advent Music and lead                           us in singing some of the music. Meet in the transept.


December 22  Clinton Beeland - "The Power of Symbols"
For information contact Maggie Roberts
Valdosta Camellia & Garden Show
December 7, 2013

Everyone is invited to the 49th Annual Valdosta Camellia & Garden Show being held on December 7, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in the parish hall from 1:00 to 5:30 P.M. There will be a camellia plant sale from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. There were 1,161 blooms in last year's show. The public is welcome to bring and enter camellia blooms from their yard. The show is FREE to everyone.


On Saturday, November 23, the Valdosta Camellia & Garden Club planted 14 new camellia plants in our Memorial Garden in honor of Hulyn and Janet Smith. The grafted plants were varieties that had been hybridized over the years by Hulyn. In the years to come these camellias will be enjoyed by all as they are all  beautiful!


Your presence would be appreciated,

Gene & Sandra Seago  

Christmas Caroling Adventures and Desserts
December 19 at 7 p.m.
Join in Christ Church's Christmas Caroling Adventures and Desserts on Thursday, December 19th, at 7:00 p.m. Lovers of carols and caroling should bring a dessert and gather in the parish hall. We will split into groups and go to about three to five homes of elderly or ill Christ Church members and sing carols accompanied by guitars. We will then return to the parish hall to continue singing and enjoying desserts and hot spiced tea. All ages are welcome. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Frances Guice.
Planning Page for DR 2014 Trip
June 7-14, 2014

A web page has been established as part of Christ Church's website for planning information for the June 2014 mission trip:


2014 Mission Trip Planning Page


Prospective mission team members can consult this page for all information available at this time. The page will be updated frequently as the planning for the trip moves along.


Fred Richter, the team leader for the 2014 trip, currently plans to limit the team to 18 people. Previous mission team members who would like to reserve their spot on the 2014 team should contact him as soon as possible to discuss their 2014 participation. New team members are also encouraged to contact Fred to talk about the 2014 team. Please do not purchase flight tickets until you have contacted Fred (his email address and telephone number are on the planning page).


And as an extra-added Thanksgiving bonus, here's a happy story from a mission team from Michigan this summer:


A Thanksgiving Story from the Dominican Republic

Birthdays this week
November 30 - December 6 

1    Kathryn Adams

2    Diane Halim, Loyce Turner

4    Julie Savoie

5    Harry Cotterly, Katie Schutt

Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 30 - December 6

30   Dennis & Patricia Marks

1     Brad & Ann Burnette

2     Daniel & Katherine Mayer

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 30 - December 6

None this week


Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, or Baptismal Anniversary.


Remember in your prayers

Dave Armstrong, Pat Armstrong, Joan Bailey, Mimi Bajalia, Helen Bennett, Katherine Berkman, Barry Barnes, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, James Byrd, Noah Carroll, Judy Carter, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Kathy Failor, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil and Natalie Gjertsen, Travis Grove, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Renee Jackson, Barney Knighton, Lee, Christopher Lutsko, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Andrew Martin, Bobbi McGraw, Mary Louise McRae, Jayne Nyhammer, Lee Page, Valerie Page, Laura Paine, Terry Parsons, Adair Pizer, Mark Reading, Cathy Rippeon, Bernice Roberts, Bill Rogers, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Marti Schert, Curtis Segars, Pat Sims, Eloise Smith, Tom Smith, Danelle Starling, Krystle Stotler, Ronnie Thompson, Joe Tomberlin, Chris Warren, Emory Warrick, Sr.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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