St Francis Xavier Crafters Fall Bazaar is on November 4 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in Xavier Hall. We will have over 30 vendors presenting wonderfully handcrafted items such as jewelry, woodworking, knit items and glass-works. Local artists will display their work along with a local photographer’s framed work. Cookies and cakes will be on sale at the bakery table, along with great food and raffle items. We are also sponsoring a special “Christmas Shopping Spree” Raffle. Three chances to win a $500,or $200, or a $100 Visa gift card. Tickets are $5 each or a book of 5 for $20. Come do your Christmas shopping early in air-conditioned comfort and help support local crafters.
The beginnings of the Church in this area of coastal Georgia date back some four hundred years, long before Oglethorpe established himself at Frederica. From 1566-1742 Spanish missionaries labored, suffered, and were martyred in this locality for the cause of the faith. In 1791 the island of Jekyll was purchased by the du Bignon family. From time to time the head of this family arranged to have a visiting priest celebrate Mass for his family and his slaves.