Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
May 23, 2014
In This Issue:

Worship Services


May 25:  Easter 6

Vestry Member of the Day:

   Bill Querin


Nursery Worker:

   Phyllis Hiers


Coffee Hour Host:

  Sallie Honeycutt


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

    (no music)
Celebrant - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Preacher - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Lay Eucharistic Minister - Martha
Usher - Max Bontrager  
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Celebrant - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Preacher - The Rev. Galen Mirate
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Sheri
   Gravett, Tammy Borders, Mike
Lay Readers - Patty Cosey, Allan
   Dear, Sheri Gravett 
Ushers - Al Turner, Larry Wisenbaker,
   Aaron Parten
Acolytes - Grace Tanner, Hudson
   Tanner, Mike Tanner

6 p.m. Vespers - Sanctuary 


First Lesson - Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:7-18
Second Lesson - 1 Peter 3:13-22
Gospel - John 14:15-21

Every Wednesday
Evening Prayer through Summer
6 p.m.
     May 28th: Phyllis Hiers

Every Thursday
7 a.m.


Statistical Information

(Latest Available Financials)

General Fund

April: Income - $ 48,004

         Expenses - $ 54,997

YTD: Income - $ 228,844

         Expenses - $ 180,392


Attendance for May 18th:

8:00 a.m. - 19

10:00 a.m. - 125


Upcoming Events
    May 26: Church office Closed   
    June 1: UTO offering

 Senior EYC:  at Church
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church

Supply Priest

The Rev. Galen Mirate


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


Kathy Armstrong, Choirmaster

church office (229) 242-5115






Items needed for V.B.S.

Vacation Bible School needs: empty soda bottles in 8 oz., 12 oz. and 1 liter sizes; empty thread spools, clear plastic cups; juicers, turkey baster, plastic safety goggles (write names on last these items so we can return them). 


Please place in VBS basket in parish hall. 

Thanks, Phyllis Hiers and Mimi Allen

UTO Offering
Sunday, June 1, 2014

On June 1st, envelopes for UTO collections will be included in that Sunday's bulletin to make a donation or turn in your coins gathered since our fall 2013 ingathering. United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church.  Through UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God.  These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings.  Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity.  UTO is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.  Thank you for your continued support in this important mission, and remember our change does change lives. 


Helen Tucker (UTO Chairman)

Canned Food Drive
For Second Harvest of South Georgia
For the next two weeks we will have a box in the bell tower for the donation of canned goods for the Second Harvest of South Georgia. Food will be picked up after the June 4th 6 p.m. service. This campaign is headed by Angela Ward, whose foundation donated school supplies for the 2014 DR Mission Team to take to the school in El Pedregal.

Wednesday Evening Suppers
Temporarily Suspended
Wednesday Evening Suppers are suspended temporarily for parish hall kitchen repair work.  

An Evening Prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday through the summer, but will not be followed by a meal.  Please take note of these changes.

Nursery Helpers Needed
Sundays this summer
We are in need of nursery workers to help care for our littlest ones each Sunday during worship.  If you can just give one Sunday this summer to help us staff the nursery, please contact Jeani Synyard.
Need Help for Happening
Need Lasagna on May 29
Happening #93 is scheduled for May 30-June 1. Our own Katie Wisenbaker will be the Rector for this youth event. The "Moms & Dads" for Happening (Beth Baker, Amy, Lindsey, Elizabeth and Larry Wisenbaker) were asked to feed all the staff (approximately 35) on Friday night, May 30. We would like to ask Christ Church to help. If you could donate a pan of lasagna, please contact Elizabeth Wisenbaker or Beth Baker. We would need to pick it up on Thursday, May 29 in the early afternoon. Thanks!

Elizabeth Wisenbaker229 560-9242
Beth Baker229 251-1143

For more information about Happening visit the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia Youth Ministry Website.
Preschool Registration
Open enrollment
The Christ Church Preschool is now accepting applications for open enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year.  If you are interested, or know someone who has a young child pre-school age, applications can be found online.  We offer 2, 3, and 4 year old classes. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Christ Church also offers a Parents Morning Out (PMO) program for children 6 months to 4 years of age.  Enrollment for the summer program has started.  Please contact the church office for more information.
Christ Church Softball
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Christ Church Softball has begun their softball games at Freedom Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  A full schedule is here, and posted in the parish hall.  You can also find the listing each week on the church calendar of events.  Please stop by to support our Christ Church softball team.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
June 9 - June 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
This year's Vacation Bible School has been scheduled for Monday, June 9th through Thursday, June 12th from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon. The theme for VBS is Workshops of Wonders. Our VBS webpage is now open to register children or to volunteers 

As always, we need volunteers (Adults or teens) to shepherd children, teach VBS music and dance, run games, and make and serve snacks. It's such a joy to be a part of showing kids the love of Christ!

Question? Please contact Stefani Carroll or 560-1817.
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. Camp tuition is $425.  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. 

The Vineyard
New articles in the Vineyard this week include information about the UTO Spring Ingathering, a Summary of the May 19, 2014 Vestry Meeting and the School Supplies donation.  These articles and older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
May 24 - May 30
24 Frances Crawford, Norma Tomberlin

25 Emily Saeger-Jarvis, Laura Sartin

26 Beth Baker, Jayme Parsons

29 Michael Holt

Wedding Anniversaries this week
May 24 - May 30

25 Jim & Susan Elliott

27 Ron & Tammy Borders

30 Craig & Kelly Lambert

Baptismal Anniversaries this week
May 24 - May 30

24 Norma Tomberlin    

26 Malcolm Weston

27 Noah Carroll

28 Maddie Yarbrough

29 Matthew Barnes

30 Thomas Greneker, Isabella Turner


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, Tal Barnidge, Katherine Berkman, Pat Bradley, Carrie Brooks, Judy Carter, Lydia Coddington, Cheryl Critchfield, Robert Church, Jeff Crawford, Jerry DeMott, Jackie Dennis, Leroy Dorminy, Elizabeth, Ann Embry, Kathy Failor, Jim Ellis Fisher, Gene and Pam Garner, Gil Gjertsen, Natalie Gjertsen, Travis Grove, John Harden, Cheryl Hatcher, Rena Holmes, Velma Hobgood, Ramona Hoffman, Charles Hunt, Renee Jackson, Vernell Jackson, Ann Kasun, Linda Kerr, Barney Knighton, Jerriann Levy, Brady Lloyd, Daniel Mayer, Rick McClosky, Bobbi McGraw, Mary Louise McRae, Jayne Nyhammer, Valerie Page, Laura Paine, Paul, Alice Pendleton, Andrew Pritchett, Bernice Roberts, Emily Rogers, Reva Rollins,  David Sandbach, Sr., Pat Sims, Eloise Smith, David Spencer, Jack Spencer, Danelle Starling, Joe Stubbs, Ronnie Thompson, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., and Carolyn Watson.

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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