Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
February 7, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


Feb. 9:  Epiphany V

Vestry Member of the Day: 

    Len Carter


Nursery Worker: 

    Keri Wilkin


Coffee Hour Host:

  Sheri Gravett, Jane Kinney



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

    (no music)
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Mike Tanner
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - Joye Cantrell
Preacher - Joye Cantrell
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Molly
    Stevenson, Walton Carter, Joe
Lay Readers - Joe Tomberlin, Jane
   Kinney, Michael Black   
Ushers - Ron Borders, Richard
   Coleman, Bill Sineath
Acolytes - Robbie Beeland, Carter
   Elliott, Katie Wisenbaker

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 112:1-10
Second Lesson - 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Gospel - Matthew 5:13-20

Every Wednesday
6 p.m.

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

General Fund

December: Income - $ 95,077

         Expenses - $ 41,997

YTD: Income - $ 474,000

         Expenses - $ 468,748


Attendance for January 26th:

8:00 a.m. - 25

10:00 a.m. - 126


Upcoming Events

February 12: Chili supper
February 17: Office Closed
February 17: Vestry Meeting - 5:30

 Senior EYC:  at Beeland's Home
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

(on sabbatical leave 12/30-03/04)
[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 


Angela Duncan, Music Director

[email protected]  

church office (229) 242-5115



Chili Feast - Rescheduled 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

We have rescheduled the chili feast for Wednesday, February 12, 2014, after the 6:00 worship service.


If you have a favorite chili recipe, please plan on fixing it and bring it to the Parish Hall (best if in a crock pot to stay warm) before the Wednesday evening service. 


After worship we will all gather to sample all the different types of Chili.  There is a sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall. For further information please contact Robin Coleman.
The Community Depot
Joan Bailey Center
Auction - March 22, 2014
The Community Depot would like to announce its first annual Live & Silent Auction to be held at Mathis Auditorium on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a preview of auction items. Items will include extraordinary pieces of furniture, home decor items, clothes and other fine art objects. Live auction to start around 7:30 p.m.  Silent auction will run concurrently.  All auction items are to benefit The American Red Cross, Easter Seals,  and the Humane Society - Valdosta.

If you would like to donate items for either the silent auction or the live auction, please contact Joan Bailey, Phyllis Hiers, or Ralph Jackson. 229-561-9343.
Jim, Julia and Julius to the DR
Leaving February 12, 2014
Jim Drazdowski, along with Julia and Julius Ariail, will leave for the Dominican Republic on February 12th to join the Rev. Tar Drazdowski at the Dominican seminary in Santo Domingo. They will attend the Dominican diocesan convention on February 14-16 and then the semi-annual board meeting of the Dominican Development Group (DDG) on February 17. Following the DDG meeting, Julia and Julius (and maybe Tar+ and Jim) will travel to El Pedregal for a few days to work on the details of our June 2014 mission trip projects.

Julia and Julius also hope to visit the city of San Pedro de Macorís to photograph the work of a mission team from St. Peter's (Savannah) in a medical clinic there. Tar+, Julia and Julius will return home on February 25th, while Jim will remain at the seminary to begin his Spanish language studies and will return home on March 22nd. Your prayers are requested for safe travel and for a productive two weeks with their colleagues in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic.
Search Committee Update
From 11 candidates to 4 finalists

The Search Committee has narrowed our initial list of 11 names to 4 candidates for rector.  We have divided into groups of three to visit these candidates in their parishes.  As instructed in the transition manual, we will attend a service in which each one is preaching, attend any activity following the service in which an ordinary visitor would participate, observe the general atmosphere of the church and the service, and talk to people without indicating the purpose of our visit.  In addition we will share a meal with candidates and their spouses to get acquainted on a personal level.  The Vestry has given us a travel budget and we are working to be good stewards of these funds.  Please pray for travel safety and discernment for the traveling teams.  Our last visit is scheduled for the end of February.  At that point we will have to decide who to bring to Valdosta for interviews.  We are fortunate in that this is going to be a difficult decision because of the high quality of our candidates.  We appreciate your patience and support throughout this search. -- Phyllis Holland, Chair

Adult Education Classes
Sunday mornings at 9:00
Adult education classes continue at 9 a.m. each Sunday morning in the front of the Parish Hall.  The current schedule is below:   


February 9 and 16:  Dr. Bill Querin - Medical Ethics

Lunch Bunch Group
Will meet again on February 15, 2014
Lunch Bunch group will meet this Saturday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  We will be preparing lunches for 125. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please come to the Parish Hall on Saturday the 15th.
If you cannot make it on the 15th, here are some future dates: March 1, March 15, April 5 and April 19th. Please mark your calendar and plan to help out one Saturday.
Men's Softball

It's time for softball sign-ups.  If you're interested in playing on the church softball league this season for Christ Church, please contact Paul Stevenson as soon as possible. 

Diocesan Youth Newsletter
Monthly now, soon to be weekly

To keep everyone informed about what is going on in the Diocese of Georgia Youth Programs, the Diocese currently has a monthly online newsletter "News from the DoG House" for youth and young adult programs, and it will soon be a weekly publication. To subscribe to this mailing, click on the link here.  


To check out the latest issue click here. 


It's bigger and better than ever, so check it out when you have a chance. Parents of our youth members might want to subscribe themselves to see what's happening and what's coming up on the increasingly busy program schedule for youth and young adult programs.  

Summer Camps
Honey Creek
Registration is open for the 2014 season of Summer Camp at Honey Creek. There is another action packed, memory filled summer planned this year. Don't delay in registering for camp! Spots are already starting to fill. If you are registered before March 1 and the $75 deposit is in, you will receive a discount on the camp tuition. Camp tuition is $425. If you register before March 1, you will receive a $25 discount. A link to the summer camp online registration can be found here.  

2014 Summer Camp Schedule

June 15-21- High School Camp (completed grades 9-12, 
                                  not yet started college); 
June 22-28 St. Joseph & Mary I (completed grades 3-5); 
July 6-12 St. Peter I (completed grades 6-8);
July 13-19 St. Joseph & Mary (completed grades 3-5); 
July 20-26 St. Peter II (completed grades 6-8).

Please let Elizabeth Burns know if you have any questions. 

Knitters and Crocheters
Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3 - 6 p.m.

Two new projects that require straight knitting and purling or single crochet only.  Come find out.  Drop in anytime this Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3-6 p.m.


These are really good and easy projects-both of them stash-busters. One of them came from a request I had from Terri Jenkins, who is the director of the local Red Cross and who would love to have hand-made caps for her volunteers. I've been loom-knitting- I'll bring my loom and show anyone who wants to see how to do it. It's amazingly fast! The second one is about Twiddlemuffs . . . Curious? See you on Sunday!


For more information, contact Pepi Nelson or Patricia Marks.


This Week in The Vineyard
New articles in the online Vineyard this week include: The Rev. Otolorin Griffin at the adult education class on February 2, and Special Days in February.  Online Vineyard
Birthdays this week
February 8 - February 14

8 Kristeena Parsons, Bobbie Warren

9 Andy Drazdowski

10 Nikki Yarbrough

14 Dave Armstrong

Wedding Anniversaries this week
February 8 - February 14
None this week
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
February 8 - February 14

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, Freddie Bajalia, Katherine Berkman, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Judy Carter, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Kathy Failor, Gene and Pam Garner, Natalie Gjertsen, Travis Grove, Cheryl Hatcher, Rena Holmes, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Charles Hunt, Renee Jackson, Vernell Jackson, Susan Jones, Barney Knighton, Michael Laslie, Lizzie Lohmar, Christopher Lutsko, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Andrew Martin, Daniel Mayer, Bobbi McGraw, Mary Louise McRae, Jayne Nyhammer, Valerie Page, Laura Paine, Terry Parsons, Andrew Pritchett, Cathy Rippeon, Bernice Roberts, Bill Rogers, Reva Rollins, David Sandbach, Sr., Curtis Segars, Pat Sims, Eloise Smith, Danelle Starling, Jewellee Thomas, 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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