Outreach at Christ the King

At the end of our worship services, we are dismissed with the words, “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” We seek to do so by being in solidarity with those in need in our local, diocesan, and global communities by providing both hands-on and financial support.

Welcome to the first edition of the Outreach Committee newsletter.  We plan to send a monthly newsletter via email to every parish member during the second week of the month. In this newsletter we plan to feature one of the non-profits that Christ the King Assists with money designated for outreach. This month we are featuring the Angel Tree. We will include biographies of the outreach committee members who are associated with the featured non-profit.  We will include minutes of the month’s meeting as well A third component will be request for human help if we receive requests from any of the non-profits such as needing help with the COT event Coping with Poverty, Jan 25, 2020.  Any questions, call Tommy Fairweather 850-217-1535 or email 

The current news from our November 1st meeting is the fact that the committee approved four applications for funds.  The non-profits that received our votes are: Children’s Advocacy Center to help their educational programs about child abuse provided in schools in Walton County and Okaloosa County (pending vestry approval). The Blue Door Ministry (provided by St. Andrews) designed to help the homeless in many ways. Caring and Sharing  received money that will help with the mission of helping those in need (pending vestry approval). Last but not least,  the Prison Ministry led by Libby and Charles Fisher received a small grant  to provide books for prisoner book groups lead by Libby.

Christmas Angel Tree

Christ the King is once again partnering with Caring & Sharing and local elementary schools to provide Christmas gifts to children in need here in South Walton.

The Angel Tree will be located in the narthex on Sunday, November 10th, so please take an angel, sign the sheet specifying the number of the Angel you selected and return your gifts to Christ the King by Sunday, December 1st.  Please remember to individually wrap each gift and place all gifts in a large gift bag with the Angel attached thereto.  If you select more than 1 Angel, please select siblings. Sibling Angels will be so designated on the Angel Tree. Gift receipts are encouraged.

These families are so very grateful for your love and generosity.  Thanks for your help in making this year’s program a success. Any questions contact: Meredith Spector 340-513-34590.

Christmas Tea at Grand Boulevard Rehabilitation Center
Friday, Dec, 6Th  2019 @ 1:45 pm

Please plan to come to the Grand Boulevard tea!  Come dressed in Christmas colors and bring baked goodies or tea sandwiches to serve the residents.  Scott Gilmore will be there to help us sing Christmas songs. Will be concluded around 3:30.  Any Questions contact :
Ann Brogardus
Tommy Fairweather

Caring and Sharing
Caring and Sharing can always use volunteers.  Please contact Ann Brogardus @ 789-231-9152 to get the information on how you can serve.COT
Communities of Transformation will be holding a Cost of Poverty Experience on January 252020 from 9-12 at the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast.  They need volunteers to help with registration that morning.  Time will be 7:30- about 9:30.  Please contact Tommy Fairweather if you can help with this volunteer opportunity.  850-217-1535 or .  More information on the event in the next newsletter.Medical Clinic at Point Washington Methodist Church
The clinic is seeking empty medicine containers.  Tommy Fairweather will put a box to collect containers at the church.  Please pull off the directions. Any questions contact Tommy

Members responsible for Angel Tree

Meredith Spector

Hi, my name is Meredith Spector. For our Outreach Committee, I am part of the team for The Angel Tree. A little about me: I was born in Dallas, raised in Springfield, Missouri, and alumni of The University of Kansas. We moved here 6 years ago after living and working in the US and British Virgin Islands in the yachting industry. Kaila and Eli were born there. We found Christ The King and The Tree House in search for a Montessori school. Now six years has passed and we are so grateful for this beautiful place! Today they attend Dune Lakes Elementary for 3rd and 4th grade and I work at 360 Blue and The Sonder Project in accounting. In our spare time, we love to travel, hike in the mountains, spend time with friends and our puppy, Juliet. This is my 3rd year working with Caring and Sharing and the local elementary schools with The Angel Tree. Thank you for your support!

Amy Helms

Amy Helms became a member of Christ the King in November 2018. She is from Midwest City, OK. In 1999 she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, specializing in public relations with a minor in Spanish. She moved to Panama City Beach in 2003 where she later met her husband, Scott. They married on February18, 2017at Grace Episcopal Church in Panama City Beach. She has a career in digital marketing and enjoys working with local businesses. She enjoys traveling with Scott and Chamonix “Cham”, their 16 months old English cream retriever. Cham has already traveled to 17 states. In Amy’s spare time she enjoys studying the Bible, cooking, running, Yoga and volunteering on the Seaside School race committee. She is honored to be on the Angel Tree committee.

Casey King

Casey Jernigan King is the Vice President and Director of Business Development for Emerald Coast Title Services, LLC, and is also an attorney with Hand Arendall Harrison Sale focusing her practice in real estate and business/corporate matters. Casey grew up in Brewton, Alabama, where she was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama, and magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, but she remains an avid Auburn fan. After clerking for a federal judge and working for a large law firm in Birmingham, Alabama, Casey moved to the area in late 2005. Casey had her letter transferred to Christ the King in 2011. This is Casey’s third year working with the Angel Tree committee. In addition to the Angel Tree, Casey serves on the Outreach Committee and the Endowment Fund Board of Directors (Secretary). Casey is a Board Member/Secretary of The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School. She and her husband, Andy, live in Santa Rosa Beach with their two boys, Anderson (age 7) and Berkeley (age 6), both of whom attend Dune Lakes Elementary School. Casey and her family enjoy traveling, being on the water, and spending time with family and friends.

The Commission on Outreach & Mission meets on the 1st Friday of every month at 12:00pm in the CtK Vestry Room. All are welcome to attend.
For more information related to Outreach & Mission, contact: Tommy Fairweather (Commission Chair):  or Ben Ward (Vestry Liaison to Outreach & Mission):