Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
October 30, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services
November 1: 
         All Saints Sunday

Vestry Member of Day:
    Sally Honeycutt
Coffee Hour Host:
   Robin Coleman and Kiki Laidlaw
Altar Guild: 
   Team 2

Altar Flowers: Given by Judy and Jerry DeMott to the glory of God in memory of their son, Jay DeMott.

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Allan Dear
Usher - Max Bontrager
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Nancy Lutsko, 
   Tammy Borders, Mike Tanner
Lay Readers - Rena Nelson, Nancy
   Lutsko, Mike Holland
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter
Acolytes - Mike Tanner, Grace Tanner,
   Maddie Yarbrough
6:00 p.m. Vespers (Gabard Building)

First Lesson - Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 24
Second Lesson - Revelation 21:1-6a
Gospel - John 11:32-44

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Every Thursday
7 a.m.
Upcoming Events

November 1: Pledge Cards Due
November 6: Morning Bible Study
November 7: Lunch Bunch
November 8: UTO Offering
November 9: Ladies Night Out 
November 10: Vestry Meeting
November 15: Parish Picnic
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church


The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson


[email protected]

church office (229) 242-5115



The Rev. Daniel Shoemake

Associate Rector

[email protected]

church office (229) 242-5115



Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

[email protected] 

church office (229) 242-5115


Amy Creasy, Bookkeeper
[email protected] 

bookkeeper's office (229) 242-0616 


Stefani Carroll

[email protected] 

Director of Children's Ministry

church office (229) 242-5115


Angela Duncan, Music Director

[email protected]  

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. - 1:00 p.m.

Pledges for 2016
Sunday, November 1, 2015
As you know, we are in the midst of stewardship season here at Christ Church.  Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge!  Pledge cards have been mailed out and are also available in the tower, parish hall and office here at Christ Church.  Your pledges play a vital role in the life and ministry of Christ Church.  If you are pledging we would be most appreciative if you could turn in your pledge cards by November 1 for budget planning purposes-thanks so much!

Parish Picnic at Buckhead
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Annual Parish Picnic will be held this year at Buckhead in Quitman. (Take Hwy 84 to Quitman, turn left at Cass Burch Dodge (Highland Drive) go 4 miles then turn left on Dewey Rd (dirt) go about 1.4 miles Buckhead gate is on the left). The Men in Blue will be cooking the main course - please bring a side or desert to share.
Birthday Prayers
First Sunday of Month
Sunday, November 1, 2015 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of November to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer. 

Sunday School
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 11:15
Sunday School will be held on November 1, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. in the Gabard Building.
Friday Morning Bible Study
The Friday Morning Bible Study will be held on November 6th from 10:30 to 11:30 in the parish hall. 
Book Signing
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
The Turner Center for the Arts is holding a book signing for Father Dave's latest book of collected sermons, The Grace of God Has Appeared, at 6:00PM on Thursday, November 5th.
Ladies Night Out
Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Ladies Night Out will be held on Monday, November 9th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Jeana Beeland.  Jeana's address is: 1088 Ridge Rd.  All ladies are invited to attend.  Beverages will be provided.  Bring a snack to share. 
Installation of XXVII Presiding Bishop
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at noon
Please join the Washington National Cathedral online for the installation of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and Primate. The service will be webcast live from the Cathedral's website and also on their YouTube channel

United Thank Offering
Sunday, November 8, 2015
A United Thank Offering (UTO) will be collected on November 8, 2015.  You will find envelopes in next Sunday's bulletin for the collection. Thank you for your support of UTO.
Canterbury Club Meals
Canterbury Club (Episcopal College Ministries) has started up for the fall semester.  We would like to provide dinner for students.  If you are interested in helping provide a meal one night please sign-up in the parish hall, or contact Father Dan
Lunch Bunch
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Bunch is will be on Saturday, November 7th.

The Christ Church Valdosta Lunch Bunch feeds 120 or more hungry children every first and third Saturday of the month. Workers from the church as well as other members of the community who volunteer gather at 11 a.m. at Christ Church to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They pack them in plastic bags, then brown paper bags with logo stickers together with chips, fruit, juice and other healthy goodies purchased from the Second Harvest Food Bank.

On Saturday, December 19, the Lunch Bunch group would like to give each child who comes to the delivery spots at Ora Lee West and Hudson Dockett housing projects a small gift for Christmas. We are looking for 120 small wrapped gifts under $5, the gift can be for a boy or a girl under the age of 14. Please denote on gift if it is for a boy or girl and the approximate age of child.  We will have a collection box in the narthex, or you can drop them by the church office.  Please have them to the church no later than Thursday, December 17, 2015.  Thank you for your help.

Please join us, on any 1st or 3rd Saturday. 

Foyer Groups (Supper Club)
Foyer Groups are being formed and will be starting up soon. For newcomers, or anyone not familiar with Foyer Groups - it is like a supper club.  The groups will meet every other month (six times a year) in a different member's home, or a restaurant, or even the parish hall.  This is a great way for newcomers to meet fellow parishioners.  It is open to singles and couples, young and old (adults only).  For more information or to sign up, contact Sallie Honeycutt or (417) 294-7796.
Advent Opportunity
Begins Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 11:15
Christ Church will be joining other churches in the Diocese of Georgia this Advent in reading former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams' book Being Christian during.  Christ Church will offer a Sunday school class the four Sundays of Advent to discuss the following topics from this book:
     November 29 Baptism
     December 6 Bible
     December 13 Eucharist
     December 20 Prayer
Williams writes "the book looks at what these activities tell us about the essence of Christian life and what kind of people we might hope to become in the community where these things are done."
You do not have to read the book to attend the sessions.  The book can be purchased from Amazon for $8.70.  For additional information, contact Maggie Roberts.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, October 25, 2015. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Spotlight from Diocese
The Diocese of Georgia is sharing a new communication spotlight.  Each week we will publish this announcement in the Friday Bulletin.  Check out this weeks spotlight ministry.
Birthdays this week
October 31 - November 6
31 Jan Loeffler
1 Diane Corker, Brandon Jackson
2 Robbie Beeland, Nancy Lutsko
4 Robin Guice, Lee Johnson
5 Marge Fitzsimons, Matthew Wilkin
6 Stefani Carroll
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
October 31 - Nobember 6
31 Karen Gunter
1  Nicholas Balanis, Cecilia Carroll, Stefani Carroll, 
    Molly Stevenson, David Holland, Marie Moser, 
    Robert Porter
2  Erin Carter, Marty Tucker
3  Brett Nelson, Alexandra Peeples
4  Michael Black, Rachel Greneker, Patricia Marks, 
    Harrison Tillman, Jr.
6  Becky Johnson, Isabella Williams 
Wedding Anniversaries this week
October 31 - November 6
None this week
Please contact the church office to update our records if we missed your Birthday, Baptismal Anniversary, or Wedding Anniversary. 
Remember in your prayers
Kathy Armstrong, Ron Bezona, Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Frances Crawford, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gil Gjertsen, Gage Greneker, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, Ellene Reddick, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Mickey Williamson, Mike Willis

The Installation of Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Bruce Curry will be held Sunday at 12:00 p.m. at Washington National Cathedral.
Family of Missy Rushing (sister of Jeani Synyard)

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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