Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
January 1, 2016
Happy New Year!
In This Issue:

Worship Services
January 3: 
         Christmas II

Vestry Member of Day:
    Len Carter
Coffee Hour Host:
    Robin Coleman

Altar Guild: 
   Team 1

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 - Stefani Carroll, Julia Ariail,
   Sally Querin
Ushers - Eric Nielsen, Len Carter
Acolytes - Mimi Allen, Nancy Lutsko,
   Madison Jackson
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Office Chapel

First Lesson - Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 84:1-8
Second Lesson - 
              Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a
Gospel - Matthew 2:1-12

Wednesday Evening
6 p.m.
Each Thursday 
7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Events

January 1: Office Closed
January 3: Annual Meeting - Vestry
January 8: Friday Morning Bible Study
January 10: Bishop Benhase - 
                   (only a 10:00 service)
Clergy and Staff of 
Christ Episcopal Church


The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson


[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. - 12:00 p.m.

Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Christ Church will have their Annual Parish meeting on January 3, 2016 immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service. 
During this meeting annual reports will be given and the election of our 2018 Vestry Members will be held. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Vestry 2018 Elections
Elections to be held January 3, 2016
We have eight candidates for the position of Vestry 2018.  Each candidate has been asked to answer a few questions and submitted a photo.  This information is available here and will be posted in the parish hall.  
Nominees are: Jeana Beeland, John Bennett, Stephanie Blevins, Tammy Borders, Sandra Fletcher, Duke Guthrie, Millie Johnson, and Molly Stevenson.

Vestry Elections will be held on January 3, 2016 during the Annual Parish meeting to be held immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.
Bishop Benhase at Christ Church
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Bishop Benhase will be at Christ Church on Sunday, January 10, 2016. 

There will only be one service at 10:00 a.m. on January 10th.

A reception will immediately follow the 10:00 service.  Sunday School activities will be suspended for the day. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Birthday Prayers
First Sunday of Month
Sunday, January 3, 2016 we invite anyone who has a birthday in the month of January to come forward during worship at the appropriate time of the service to receive a Birthday Prayer. 
Friday Morning Bible Study Resumes
Friday, January 8, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study resumes -- We are having a four-week Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on Paul's Letter to the Romans beginning Friday, January 8 and concluding Friday, January 29.
Women's Bible Study
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Wednesday night ladies bible study will begin a new 5 week class on January 6. We will be studying Priscilla Shirer's book, Breathe: Making Room for Sabbath. This study will help women learn to cease from activities and busyness and build margin into your life for God. It's a great way to prepare for Lent. For more information, email Tammy Borders or call 229-560-5889. Books are $9.99 + tax and will be distributed by Christmas or they can be purchased at Lifeway.
Cursillo Weekend
February 25 - 28, 2016
A Cursillo weekend will be held at Honey Creek February 25-28. Several of our own church members will be participating. Cursillo's mission is equipping Christians for leadership and service to change the world for Christ. Won't you prayerfully consider joining us?  For details contact Elise Sandbach.
Introduction to YOGA
Monday, January 11 and 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Have you always wanted to try a yoga class? (But can't touch your toes...not flexible enough??) All you need is a willing spirit.

Kelly Turner is a 200 RYT instructor that has been teaching regularly for the past six years.  Please join her for FREE yoga in the Parish Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m Monday, January 11, and January 25, 2016. Open to all.  

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and towel (yoga blocks and strap:optional).  

As with any exercise regimen, please consult first with your physician . 

Any questions may be directed to Kelly at 229-560-6285. Namaste!
The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, Christmas 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
January 2 - January 8
2  Ken Ricket, David Sandbach, Jr. 
3 Brooks Lovelace
4 Brighton Prine, Ethan Warrick        
5 Sarah Parrish                          
7 Sparky Greneker          
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 2 - January 8
5 Richard Coleman, Rick Coleman  
6 Stephen Sandbach
8 Aaron Williams
Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 2 - January 8
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
Gay Alvarez, Kathy Armstrong, Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Frances Crawford, Jerry DeMott, Blake Ellis, Gil Gjertsen, Gage Greneker, Cheryl Hatcher, Laney Hays, Kayla LaMere, Larry, Jerriann Levy, Danny Mayer, Bobbie Ann Mitchell, David Sandbach, Sr., Jack Spencer, Kathie Stevenson, Suzanne Sullivan, Sylvia Warrick, Emory Warrick, Sr., Mike Willis

Kim Dudley, Parish Administrator

Christ Episcopal Church is part of the 
Diocese of Georgia.

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