Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
November 6, 2015
In This Issue:

Worship Services
November 8: 
         Pentecost 24 / Proper 27

Vestry Member of Day:
    Nikki Yarbrough
Coffee Hour Host:
   Tamara Thomas, Helen Tucker, Pat
Altar Guild: 
   Team 3

Altar Flowers: Given by Jacquie Thigpen to the glory of God in memory of Vince Allen Thigpen.

8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Martha Leake
Usher - Max Bontrager
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Eric Nielsen,
  Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail
Lay Readers - Julia Ariail, Sally Querin,
  Gnann Moser
Ushers - Ron Borders, Richard Coleman,
   Bill Sineath
Acolytes - Nancy Lutsko, Alexandra
   Peeples, Liza May, Karen May
6:00 p.m. Vespers (Gabard Building)

First Lesson - 1 Kings 14:8-16
Psalm 146
Second Lesson - Hebrews 9:24-28
Gospel - Mark 12:38-44

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Every Thursday
7 a.m.
Upcoming Events
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
Still being accepted
Thanks to those of you who have already submitted your pledge! Your pledge cards play a vital role in the life and ministry of Christ Church.  Pledge cards are still being accepted.  If you need another pledge card there are some in the narthex and in the parish hall. 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. Please let the church office know if you are planning to attend.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.
Vestry Nomination Ballots
Sunday, November 8th and November 15th
Ballots for Vestry Nominations will be included in the Sunday bulletin on November 8th and November 15th.  Please make sure you have someone's consent to nominate them for this three year commitment to serve on the Vestry.  
Sunday School
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 11:15
Sunday School will be held on November 8, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
Youth and Children will meet in the Gabard Building. 
Adult Sunday School will meet in the front of the Parish Hall.
Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
The Vestry will meet Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All Vestry members are encouraged to attend.
Friday Morning Bible Study
The Friday Morning Bible Study will be held on November 13th from 10:30 to 11:30 in the parish hall. 
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. 
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) is in full swing this 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. 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.
Save The Date: DR May 9-16 2016
Dates have been set for our 2016 mission trip
Our 2016 mission trip to the Dominican Republic will take place on May 9-16, 2016. Missioners will need to plan to come to Orlando on the afternoon of Sunday, May 8, for a team meeting and to overnight for the flight to Santo Domingo on the 9th. Missioners will arrive back in Orlando and exit US Immigration and Customs control points around 12 noon on the 16th, in time to drive home without having to stay overnight in Orlando.

We will be returning to the Dominican Episcopal camp and conference center in the village of El Pedregal, a facility very similar to our Honey Creek facility in the Diocese of Georgia. Projects are still in the very early planning stage, but may include re-painting the playground structure we built in June 2014 in partnership with the youth team from the Diocese of Nebraska, installing screens in the dining hall, VBS-type activities with the local children, and of course our traditional knitting, crocheting, and sewing classes. 

Watch this space next week for more information on how to join the team and purchase flight tickets for our round-trip flights between Orlando and Santo Domingo. For more information now, contact Julia Ariail or Julius Ariail. For information about our 2015 trip, click here.
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, November 1, 2015. Older articles are available at the Online Vineyard.
Birthdays this week
November 7 - November 13
 7 Brad Burnette
 8 Melissa Carter
12 Lindsey Wisenbaker
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
November 7 - November 13
8  Sophia Bajalia, Craig Lambert, Kyle Stevenson, Kari Wilkin
Wedding Anniversaries this week
November 7 - November 13
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

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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