Parish Weekend Venue & Dates

Epworth by the Sea, 100 Arthur J Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
October 6 – October 8, 2023

Renewal. Worship. Mission.

Good things happen when we rest. Upon returning from their first missionary journey, Jesus invited his friends to “come away by yourselves to the wilderness and rest a while” (Mark 6:31). Soon after taking time for leisure, Jesus feeds the five thousand with the help of the apostles.

You are invited to come away with Fr. Craig and your Christ Church Anglican family for some time of rest and leisure at Epworth By The Sea. This beautiful riverfront campus located on St. Simons Island, GA, is the perfect place for our parish family to “rest awhile” with Jesus preparation for our next mission.

In addition to some time for worship and fun fellowship, Parish Weekend will feature talks by The Rev. Arthur Jenkins. Fr. Arthur will teach on how spiritual renewal through worship fuels the mission of the church.

Christ Church Anglican has reserved several of the facilities to use for our Parish Weekend in October. Space is limited and scholarships are available upon request.

Speaker Information 

The Rev Arthur M. Jenkins

Born in a small town in northeastern North Carolina, the Rev’d Arthur Jenkins graduated from Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA and North Carolina State University. The first twelve years of his adult life he spent working with the family farm. During this time Arthur met Jesus in a very personal way. His favorite way to describe this is, “I had read the Book, but then I met the Man.” In the mid-eighties Arthur answered our Lord’s call to ministry and earned a Masters of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary. Ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, he served two years at Saint James Church, Charleston, South Carolina. In 1992 he was called as Rector of Christ Church, Fitchburg, Massachusetts in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. After
serving in New England for five years he returned to Charleston as Rector of Saint James Church.

While serving Saint James for 23 years Arthur led the church to build a 4.5 million dollar Ministry Center and to found a Christian Day School for over 80 children. During his ministry shared at Saint James six aspirants for Holy Orders were welcomed in a process of discernment and were ultimately ordained as priests. He was also a participant as Saint James and the Diocese of South Carolina left The Episcopal Church and affiliated with the Anglican Church of North America. Retiring in 2022, Arthur continues ministry in the Diocese serving as a non-stipendiary part-time assistant to one of the churches who lost their traditional campuses to lawsuits by TEC.

An evangelical, Arthur’s ministry continues to be rooted in God Word as revealed in the Bible and the Holy Spirit. His ministry has been led to focus on reconciliation of relationships, intergenerational sin and Biblical manhood. Exodus 20:4, Ephesians 2:4,5 & 8, Luke 2:30 continue to be touchstones for his life and ministry.

In retirement Arthur loves to shoot sporting clays, to grill and smoke on his outdoor pits. Married for 47 years, he and his wife Kay have two daughters, Lawson, Kate and a son-in-law, Mikael.

Registration Details & Pricing

Registration is full. Please contact the office to be added to a waitlist.