Christ Church Valdosta Weekly Bulletin
January 8, 2016
In This Issue:

Worship Services
January 10: 
         Baptism of Our Lord

Vestry Member of Day:
    Nikki Yarbrough
Coffee Hour Host:
    Hospitality Committee

Altar Guild: 
   Team 2

10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Lay Eucharistic Ministers - David
   Sandbach, Molly Stevenson, Jeani
Lay Readers - Steve Roberts, David
   Sandbach, Molly Stevenson
Ushers - Ron Borders, Richard Coleman,
   Bill Sineath
Acolytes - Joel Williams, Rena Nelson,
   Diane Halim
6:00 p.m. Vespers - Office Chapel

First Lesson - Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Second Lesson - Acts 8:14-17
Gospel - Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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

January 10: Bishop Benhase - 
                   (only a 10:00 service)
January 12: Valencia Bible Study Resumes
January 15: Friday Morning Bible Study
January 17: Sunday School Resumes
January 18: Church Office Closed
January 28: Vestry Meeting - 5:30 p.m.
February 12-13: Women's Retreat
April 22-24: Parish Retreat - Honey Creek
May 9-16: DR Mission Trip
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.

Vestry 2018 Members
Elections were held January 3, 2016
We would like to welcome: Jeana Beeland, John Bennett, Tammy Borders, Duke Guthrie as the new 2018 Vestry members.

Vestry Elections were held on January 3, 2016 during the Annual Parish meeting.

We would also like to thank Frances Guice, Karen Gunter, Nancy Lutsko and Larry Wisenbaker for their years of 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.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Friday, January 15, 2016 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday Morning Bible Study -- We will continue our four-week Friday morning Bible study (10:30-11:30) on Paul's Letter to the Romans. It began Friday, January 8 and concludes Friday, January 29.
Second Annual Women's Retreat
February 12 - February 13, 2016
Mark your calendars for February 12-13, 2016 there will be a Women's Retreat Weekend held at Christ Church.    
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Snacks and Fun
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m. with light breakfast and coffee. We will have lunch and end with Eucharist at 2 p.m.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.  More information will be forthcoming.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series
February 17 - March 16, 2016
Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner Series "Grace and the Ten Commandments" will run February 17 through March 16, 6:30-7:45.  Covering two commandments per week we'll explore how the Gospel intersects with the Ten Commandments and how that applies to our daily lives.
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.
Second Annual Parish Retreat
Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2016
A Parish Retreat has been planned for Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2016.  The Retreat will be held at Honey Creek. 
  • Lodge rooms are $178 for weekend,  
  • Meal plan is $63 per person (8 and over) for 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. 
More details will be forthcoming.  Please mark your calendars.
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!
DR Mission Trip
Time to Sign Up!
Our annual mission trip to the Diocese of the Dominican Republic is scheduled from May 9-16, 2016, and the target date to join the team is January 31. If you have been thinking about joining this year's team, please contact Julia or Julius Ariail (229 559-7329) before that date. If you haven't yet considered joining this adventure, please click here for the trip's planning webpage for lots of information. The cost of the flights for this trip are increasing week by week -- currently $473.76, up from $433.60 on December 3, 2015.

Julia and Julius will be in the Dominican Republic from February 9-22, 2016, and during part of that time they will be at our mission work site in El Pedregal planning our 2016 work projects with the clergy and lay leaders of the Episcopal congregation there. It would be most helpful to know the number of our team members and their project interests before those planning meetings take place in February. 

¡Vamonos! Let's go!

The Vineyard
The new articles in the Vineyard this week are: Sermon, January 3, 2016. 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 9 - January 15
9 Laura Paine, Ann Sumner
10 Henry Parrish, Linda Riggle              
13 Shayla Bajalia, Matthew Black, Joshua Hanson    
14 Richard Coleman  
15 Kathy Armstrong              
Baptismal Anniversaries this week
January 9 - January 15
9 Judy DeMott, Robin Guice, Danielle Pitts
12 Sandra Fletcher    
13 Nathaniel Balanis 
14 Lindsey Wisenbaker
Wedding Anniversaries this week
January 9 - January 15
12 Larry & Elizabeth Wisenbaker
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, Scott Cregger, Robert Church, Dave Clark, Beverly Cowart, Frances Crawford, Jeff 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, Bobbie Warren, 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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