Hurricane Irma Update

Christ Church Frederica has prepared for Hurricane Irma

With Hurricane Irma now moving toward Florida, here are the latest updates:

With Chatham County still under a mandatory evacuation,
Diocesan House is closed.

Emergency phone number
The Diocese of Georgia’s new emergency phone number:


which allows us to communicate quickly in an unfolding emergency such as Hurricane Irma. This phone number is for anyone to send a text message or leave a voice message for Diocese of Georgia staff. Be sure to add this phone number to your phone contacts for easy access. Please text or call this number to let us know of:

1) Cancelled Sunday worship in a congregation
2) Post storm condition of buildings and grounds
3) To give us the name, email, and mobile phone number of the person who will first check on the church property
4) Any other emergency communications for the staff

Cancelled Sunday Worship
The following congregations have cancelled their worship services for Sunday, September 10 due to evacuation orders in their area:

All Saints, Tybee Island
Christ Church Frederica, St. Simons Island
Christ Church, Savannah
Christ Church, St. Marys
Holy Nativity, St. Simons Island
King of Peace, Kingsland
St. Andrew’s, Darien
St. Athanasius, Brunswick
St. Cyprian’s, Darien
St. Elizabeth’s, Richmond Hill
St. Francis of the Islands, Savannah
St. George’s, Savannah
St. Mark’s, Brunswick
St. Mark’s, Woodbine
St. Matthew’s, Savannah
St. Michael and All Angels, Savannah
St. Patrick’s, Pooler
St. Peter’s, Savannah
St. Richard’s, Jekyll Island
St. Thomas Isle of Hope, Savannah

Responding to the needs
If you would like to help with disaster relief in the Caribbean and other areas that may be affected by the storm, as well as those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, please visit Episcopal Relief and Development and make a donation.

Let us pray
Almighty God, who calmed the storm tossing the disciples’ boat, calm the fears that beset us as we await Hurricane Irma: Grant us the peace that comes from you alone as we sit with the uncertainty of evacuation and in fear of damage to our homes and our communities, draw us ever closer to you, and give us the grace to comfort and aid others in need; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Travelers
O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel during the storm; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ out Lord. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer


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