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Friday’s 5 – 6-23-17

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

Wow – all I can say is that our church loves them some WINGS!  I think we collectively ate somewhere between 2-3000 wings last Sunday for Wing Fest!  Thanks again to everyone who participated!  It made for quite the memorable Father’s Day!  Last week my message was a challenging one geared toward men.  Well, this week it’s the Ladie’s turn.  Ladies, don’t miss it!

I know it’s hard to believe (haha) – but I turn 50  next Saturday, July 1st (50 is the new 30 anyway right?)!  Well, you’re all invited to PARTY & CELEBRATE with me one week from today, next Friday, June 30th, 7-9pm at the church!  There will be plenty of FOOD, CAKE, & MUSIC!  No childcare – but the whole family is welcome!  It will be a great night to hang out and have some fun!  I would love for you to come!

Friday’s 5:

  1. Interested in offically making Coastal your church home?  Our next Membership Class is this coming Monday night, June 26th, 6pm-9pm.  Childcare and refreshments provided. You can sign up online, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or respond to this email.
  2. On Tuesday, June 27th, we’re paying for anyone who wants to go see the newly released “Cars 3” at the 12:30pm matinee show at the Citadel Mall Theater. Come to the Theater and pick up your FREE Ticket from Coastal!
  3. After our “At the Movies!” series, we’ll be in another Coastal Summer Sermon Series tradition called, “Summer Reading.”  Each week I’ll be using a the subject matter from one of 6 different books as the subject matter for that Sunday’s message.  All 6 of the books are books that I recommend and are definitely worth reading.  The 6 Books this Summer are:  “The Prodigal God” by Tim Keller, “Accidental Pharisees” by Larry Osborne, “The Greatness Principle” by Nelson Searcy, “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel, “Grave Robber” by Mark Batterson, and “God Will Use This For Good” by Max Lucado.  Happy Reading!  Remember, “Leaders are Readers!”
  4. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this Summer’s VBS!  This year’s theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God – Built for a Purpose.”  The Dates for VBS are July 17-21, 6-8pm for children 4 years old – 5th Grade.  Register today and help us spread the word! There will be a volunteer insert in this Sunday’s bulletin.  VBS is “all hands on deck” at Coastal!  We need everyone to volunteer in some way to help make VBS a success.  Make sure you fill out and turn in the VBS Voluteer Insert in your Sunday Program.

  5. Speaking of VBS – there is a Crew Leader Volunteer Meeting this Saturday morning, June 24th, 10am-11:30am!

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Our Food Pantry that helps feed our community is running low.  Please bring in non-perishable items:  canned meats and pasta, PB&J, cereal, soups, etc.


Friday’s Five – 6-16-17

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

What a great start to “At the Movies!” this past Sunday!  I kicked off the series using the classic “Date Night/Chick Flick” movie Cassablanca to talk about God’s original design for marriage.  As always we gave away a lot popcorn and some cool gifts at the end of each service!  Speaking of cool gifts – how about those cool Coastal shades we gave away in honor of the start of “At the Movies” and our day at the Beach!  That really was the highlight of the day – our Beach Baptism!!  20 people went public with their faith through Baptism out in the ocean at Folly Beach!  It never gets old!  Each person and their story brought tears of joy to my eyes!  It was so beautiful!  I posted a video of the Bapstim on Facebook that Ryan made with a GoPro.  Make sure you check it out and share it!

This Sunday, of course, is Father’s Day!  We’re going to have a lot of fun at Coastal!  First of all, we’re having a “WING FEST!”  Outside there will be a large tent with a bunch of people giving away their favorite chicken wings for you to try and vote on!  Kona Ice will be giving away FREE Snow Cones!  We will even have a few fun giveaways at the end of each service.  Plus, there will be a Baby/Child Dedication at the beginning of the second service!  I’ll be preaching a messag about the kind of men that God is looking for!  If you’re in town, DON’T MISS IT!  Invite and bring friends!  Remember, you and your 1st Time Guest get FREE Movie Tickets during our “At the Movies!” series.  But if you are out of town, don’t forget that you can watch the service live from our website.

You should have received your mid-year Giving Statement from the church in the mail this week.  If you have any questions or did not receive yours, please give our office a call.  First of all, thank you for generosity!  We couldn’t do what we do without your generous, consistent giving.  Each light we turn on, each Baptism, each life changed is a direct result of your giving.  As you look at the record of your giving so far this past year, ask yourself two questions, “What does my giving say about my faith? & What is the next step in my giving?”  For some of you, your next step is to be more consistent.  Consider automating your giving.  Some of you need to step out in faith and start tithing – a full 10% of what you earn.  Tithing is the only area where God says, “Test me.”  Put God to the test and He will prove Himself faithful.  You take care of God’s business and He will take care of yours. Again, thank you!  Together – we are are making an impact in this world and in the next!

Friday’s 5:

  1. Our Students leave for Student LIFE Camp in Myrtle Beach this coming Monday morning and return on Friday!  Please keep them in your prayers!  If you would like to give a scholarship to help pay for a Student’s cost of camp, please contact Ryan Spell at ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8985.
  2. Summer Semester LIFE Groups have begun! You can still sign up online!  The Summer Semester lasts until VBS.
  3. After our “At the Movies!” series, we’ll be in another Coastal Summer Sermon Series tradition called, “Summer Reading.”  Each week I’ll be using a the subject matter from one of 6 different books as the subject matter for that Sunday’s message.  All 6 of the books are books that I recommend and are definitely worth reading.  The 6 Books this Summer are:  “The Prodigal God” by Tim Keller, “Accidental Pharisees” by Larry Osborne, “The Greatness Principle” by Nelson Searcy, “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel, “Grave Robber” by Mark Batterson, and “God Will Use This For Good” by Max Lucado.  Happy Reading!  Remember, “Leaders are Readers!”
  4. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this Summer’s VBS!  This year’s theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God – Built for a Purpose.”  The Dates for VBS are July 17-21, 6-8pm for children 4 years old – 5th Grade.  Register today and help us spread the word! There will be a volunteer insert in this Sunday’s bulletin.  VBS is “all hands on deck” at Coastal!  We need everyone to volunteer in some way to help make VBS a success.  Make sure you fill out and turn in the VBS Voluteer Insert in your Sunday Program.

  5. Looking for something fun to do over the Summer and a great way to serve?  Consider joining our “Monday Morning Follow-Up Team” (Monday Mornings 9am-11am) or our “Super Service Friday Team” (Friday Mornings 10:30am-12:30pm)!  Both Teams are great opportunities to fellowship, serve, and get involved with what happens here at Coastal. To volunteer for this ministry you can respond to this email, sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday, or contact Ashley Hojnacki (Ashley@coastalcommunitychurch.org). Love to see you on Fridays!

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  SAVE THE DATE!  You probably have already heard – I turn 50 this year on July 1st!  I know, I know, I don’t look a day over 30 – haha!  Well, you’re all invited to PARTY & CELEBRATE with me on Friday, June 30th, 7-9pm at the church!  There will be plenty of FOOD, CAKE, & DANCING!  No childcare – everyone welcome!  Don’t miss it!


Friday’s Five – 6-9-17

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

DON’T MISS THIS SUNDAY AT COASTAL!  We kick off the Summer with a Coastal Summer tradition – “At the Movies!”  The theme of this year’s “At the Movies!” series is, “Chick Flicks & Date Nights.” Each week we’ll be looking at what the Bible has to say about love, sex, dating, marriage, and relationships.  Each week of the series ALL 1st time guests will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET to Citadel Mall Theater.  In fact, if you bring a guest with you to church, come over the blue Guest Tent and not only will your guest get a ticket, but you will too!  Oh, and we’re also giving away a flat screen tv in both services!  So – who are you inviting?

And then, after church we’re having a “Baptism & Barbecue” at Folly Beach County Park!  Over 20 people are getting baptized right now!!  The Baptism will be at 4pm with a Barbeque immediately following.  We’ve reserved the Pelican Watch Pavillion all day.  We’ll provide the pulled pork BBQ, paper products, and drinks and we’re asking everyone to pitch in and bring sides/dishes/desserts to share!  You can sign up for this Baptism on our website, on your Connect Card, or by responding to this email.  Parking at the Folly Beach County Park is $10 (just say you’re with Coastal at the gate – it’s normally $15 on the weekends) or free for Gold Pass Members.  For those looking to carpool, we’ll have a school bus leaving Coastal at 3pm for the Beach.  You can get a FREE ticket to ride the bus from Ryan Spell on Sunday morning (50 spaces, first come/first serve).  The bus will be leaving the Beach at 6pm and returning to Coastal.

Friday’s 5:

  1. Our Summer Semester LIFE Groups have begun! You can still sign up online today, on your Connect Card or at the LIFE Group table on Sunday.
  2. On Father’s Day, June 18th, we’re having a WING FEST Competition!  Sign up on your Connect Card to participate and bring a minimum of 100-150 of your best wings!  The wings will be judged – best overall, best sauce, hottest (with flavor).  There will be PRIZES!
  3. After our “At the Movies!” series, we’ll be in another Coastal Summer Sermon Series tradition called, “Summer Reading.”  Each week I’ll be using a the subject matter from one of 6 different books as the subject matter for that Sunday’s message.  All 6 of the books are books that I recommend and are definitely worth reading.  We’ll publish a list of the books soon and even have a table at the church on a Sunday with a small supply of all 6 books that you can purchase at a discounted price.  Remember, “Leaders are Readers!”
  4. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this Summer’s VBS!  This year’s theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God – Built for a Purpose.”  The Dates for VBS are July 17-21, 6-8pm for children 4 years old – 5th Grade.  Register today and help us spread the word! There will be a volunteer insert in this Sunday’s bulletin.  VBS is “all hands on deck” at Coastal!  We need everyone to volunteer in some way to help make VBS a success.

  5. Looking for something fun to do over the Summer and a great way to serve?  Consider joining our “Monday Morning Follow-Up Team” (Monday Mornings 9am-11am) or our “Super Service Friday Team” (Friday Mornings 10:30am-12:30pm)!  Both Teams are great opportunities to fellowship, serve, and get involved with what happens here at Coastal. To volunteer for this ministry you can respond to this email, sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday, or contact Ashley Hojnacki (Ashley@coastalcommunitychurch.org). Love to see you on Fridays!

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  SAVE THE DATE!  You probably have already heard – I turn 50 this year on July 1st!  I know, I know, I don’t look a day over 30 – haha!  Well, you’re all invited to PARTY & CELEBRATE with me on Friday, June 30th, 7-9pm at the church!  There will be plenty of FOOD, CAKE, & DANCING!  No childcare – everyone welcome!  Don’t miss it!


Friday’s Five – 6-2-17

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

“Schoooool’s out for Summer!”  And now another song is stuck in your head – you’re welcome (old-school props to anyone who knows the singer of that song)!  The first week of June marks the last week of school!  It’s hard to believe the school year has come and gone already.  In fact today, I want you to say a little prayer for me.  I’ve been asked to be one of the speakers for the 5th Grade Graduation over at Oakland Elementary School.  How awesome is that! 

This is going to be such an excting Summer at Coastal – “At the Movies”, Beach Baptism, Student LIFE Camp, VBS, Peru, “Summer Reading”, and much more!  Next Sunday, June 11th, we kick off our first Sermon Series of the Summer – “At the Movies! – Chick Flicks & Date Nights!”  Each week we’ll be looking at what the Bible has to say about love, sex, dating, marriage, and relationships.  Each week of the series ALL 1st time guests will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET to Citadel Mall Theater.  In fact, if you bring a guest with you to church, come over the blue Guest Tent and not only will your guest get a ticket, but you will too!  So – who are you inviting?

And then later that same day, we’re having a “Barbeque & Baptism” at Folly Beach County Park!  Over 20 people are getting baptized right now!!  The Baptism will be at 4pm with a Barbeque immediately following. We’ve reserved the Pelican Watch Pavillion all day.  We’ll provide the pulled pork BBQ, paper products, and drinks and we’re asking everyone to pitch in and bring sides/dishes/desserts to share!  You can sign up for this Baptism on our website, on your Connect Card, or by responding to this email.

Friday’s 5:

  1. Our Summer Semester LIFE Groups starts this coming week! You can sign up online today, on your Connect Card or at the LIFE Group table on Sunday.

  2. New to Coastal?  Like to meet our Staff, Ministry Leaders and other new people?  Like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the history of our church?  Make plans to attend our Necomer’s Reception, this Sunday, June 4th, immediately after our 11:15am service (it’s only about 30 minutes).  Childcare and pizza are provided.  You can sign up for our Newcomer’s Reception on our website or simply by responding to this email now.

  3. On Father’s Day, June 18th, we’re having a WING FEST Competition!  Sign up on your Connect Card to participate and bring a minimum of 100-150 of your best wings!  The wings will be judged and there will be PRIZES!

  4. After our “At the Movies!” series, we’ll be in another Coastal Summer Sermon Series tradition called, “Summer Reading.”  Each week I’ll be using a the subject matter from one of 6 different books as the subject matter for that Sunday’s message.  All 6 of the books are books that I recommend and are definitely worth reading.  We’ll publish a list of the books soon and even have a table at the church on a Sunday with a small supply of all 6 books that you can purchase at a discounted price.  Remember, “Leaders are Readers!”

  5. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this Summer’s VBS!  This year’s theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God – Built for a Purpose.”  The Dates for VBS are July 17-21, 6-8pm for children 4 years old – 5th Grade.  Register today and help us spread the word! There will be a volunteer insert in this Sunday’s bulletin.  VBS is “all hands on deck” at Coastal!  We need everyone to volunteer in some way to help make VBS a success.

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  We need volunteers each and every Saturday at 9am to help set up our chairs.  With 6 or more people, it only takes about 30 minutes or less.  If you consider Coastal you church home, consider volunteering at least once over the Summer.  Simply show up at the new building on any Saturday at 9am and there will be people there to show you what to do.  If you’re interested in serving regularly or have any questions, call or text Joey Broach at 843-901-6455.


Friday’s Five – 5-26-17

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

Our Youth Pastor Ryan really did a great job this past Sunday (even without a live donkey) – and so did Noah, Kristal, and all of our Student Volunteers!  Our Student Ministry had their last WAVES 6.2.SIX of the semester this past Wednesday night, but make sure you check out all their events & activities on their Summer Schedule!

On Sunday, June 11th, we kick off a Summer Sermon Series tradition here at Coastal called, “At the Movies!”  It’s where we use popular or current movies as a hook to talk about Biblical truth!  This year’s series is going to be called, “Chick Flicks & Date Nights” as we talk about relationships.  Each week we’ll be looking at what the Bible has to say about love, sex, dating, marriage, and relationships.  As always, we’ll be pointing people to Jesus! 

But why movies?  Well, I think you’d agree that our world still has a love affair with movies.  In fact, I’d go as far to say that people get a lot of what they believe about life, spirituality, and even God (their world view) from the movies they watch and the music they listen to.  Now, obviously I don’t think the world gets it right.  But instead of going to the extremes of condemning the culture or immitating the culture, why not do what Paul did in Acts 17 and use the idols of the day to point people to Jesus and Biblical truth.  That’s what this series is all about.  And in true Coastal style, we’ll have a lot of fun doing it!  In fact, on top of popcorn and give-aways, each week of the series all 1st time guests will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET to Citadel Mall Theater.  In fact, if you bring a guest with you to church, come over the blue Guest Tent and not only will your guest get a ticket, but you will too!

You might be wondering what I’m going to be preaching the next two weeks before we kick off, “At the Movies!”  Well, before Easter Sunday and “The Real ‘F’ Word” series, we were in a series called, “Joy” from the book of Philippians.  However, when we stopped the series on Easter Sunday, we never made it to the last chapter of Philippians, chapter 4.  So for the next two weeks I’ll be preaching two more messages in the “Joy” series from Philippians chapter 4.  In preparation for the next two weeks, I’d love for you to be reading Philippians 4 during your quiet time.  I realize a lot people will be out of town this Sunday for Memorial Weekend, but if you’re in town, don’t miss this Sunday!  My message will be about finding satisfaction in LIFE!  But if you’re are out of town, don’t forget that you can watch both services live from our website!

Friday’s 5:

  1. Sign up for one of our Summer Semester LIFE Groups!  The Summer Semester begins the week of June 4th and lasts for 4-6 weeks, right before VBS. You can sign up online today, on your Connect Card or at the LIFE Group table on Sunday.

  2. New to Coastal?  Like to meet our Staff, Ministry Leaders and other new people?  Like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the history of our church?  Make plans to attend our next Necomer’s Reception, Sunday, June 4th, immediately after our 11:15am service (it’s only about 30 minutes).  Childcare and pizza are provided.  You can sign up for our Newcomer’s Reception on our website, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or simply by responding to this email now.

  3. Not only are we kicking off “At the Movies!” on Sunday morning, June 11th, but we’re having a “Barbeque & Baptism” at Folly Beach County Park!  Over 20 people are getting baptized right now!!  The Baptism will be at 4pm with a Barbeque immediately following. We’ve reserved the Pelican Watch Pavillion all day.  We’ll provide the pulled pork BBQ, paper products, and drinks and we’re asking everyone to pitch in and bring sides/dishes/desserts to share!  You can sign up for this Baptism on our website, on your Connect Card, or by responding to this email.

  4. On Father’s Day, June 18th, we’re having a WING FEST Competition!  Sign up on your Connect Card to participate and bring a minimum of 100-150 of your best wings!  The wings will be judged and there will be PRIZES!

  5. After our “At the Movies!” series, we’ll be in another Coastal Summer Sermon Series tradition called, “Summer Reading.”  Each week I’ll be using a the subject matter from one of 6 different books as the subject matter for that Sunday’s message.  All 6 of the books are books that I recommend and are definitely worth reading.  We’ll publish a list of the books soon and even have a table at the church on a Sunday with a small supply of all 6 books that you can purchase at a discounted price.  Remember, “Leaders are Readers!”

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this Summer’s VBS!  This year’s theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God – Built for a Purpose.”  The Dates for VBS are July 17-21, 6-8pm for children 4 years old – 5th Grade.  Register today and help us spread the word!  There will be a volunteer insert in this Sunday’s bulletin.  VBS is “all hands on deck” at Coastal!  We need everyone to volunteer in some way to help make VBS a success.


Friday’s Five – 5-19-17

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

I know I must sound like a broken record at times, but WOW!  This past Sunday (Mother’s Day) was AMAZING!  We had 694 in attendance (4th largest attendance ever), a ton of guests, A TON OF BABIES for Baby Dedication, and just a lot of FUN!  But the most important thing that happened was that 2 more people indicated that they gave their lives to Jesus!  Two more lights that we’ll light up on our ONE sign!  Coastal, I hope you know that you are a part of something very special – a move of God!

This Sunday, May 21st, is Youth Sunday!  Our Youth Pastor, Ryan Spell, will be preaching in both services!  And yes, I will be in church, front and center!  A few people just assumed that I would be out of town because Ryan is preaching!  ARE YOU CRAZY?!  I wouldn’t miss it for the world!  I gave Teresa (Ryan’s mom) away at Ricky & Teresa’s wedding. I was there when Ryan was born.  I baptized Ryan.  I baptized his wife Gracie.  I married Ryan & Gracie.  Miss this Sunday?  Not on your life!  I will be smiling from ear to ear, full of joy and excitement!  I hope you will be too!  Noah Lyons, one of our students will be playing the guitar with our Worship Team.  Kristal Blumenstock, another one of our students will be giving our Welcome. And many of our students will be serving & greeting.  Make sure you’re there to offer your support and encouragement!  Plus, as always, God is going to show up in a powerful way and speak to you through Ryan and our Students!

We’ll also be supporting our Student Ministry by having Coastal Day at the Charleston Riverdogs Game!  You can help send our Students to Summer Camp by purchasing tickets for the game on Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm.  Cost of the Ticket is $12 (Tickets are $7 and $5 goes directly to the student).  See Ryan Spell, any of our Students, or Student Ministry Volunteers for tickets.

On another exciting note, our new Associate Pastor, Scott Whitaker is here!  He went ahead and came on up to Charleston to get moved in and Kelly and their daughter Emily will be joining him as soon as school finishes up down in Boca.  Feel free to shoot Scott an email (scottw@coastalcommunitychurch.org) and welcome him to Coastal and Charleston!  Look for him on Sunday!

Friday’s 5:

  1. Sign up for one of our Summer Semester LIFE Groups!  The Summer Semester begins the week of June 4th and lasts for 4-6 weeks, right before VBS. You can sign up online today, on your Connect Card or at the LIFE Group table on Sunday.  (LIFE Group Leader Training tomorrow, Saturday May 20th, 10am-Noon.)

  2. New to Coastal?  Like to meet our Staff, Ministry Leaders and other new people?  Like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the history of our church?  Make plans to attend our next Necomer’s Reception, Sunday, June 4th, immediately after our 11:15am service (it’s only about 30 minutes).  Childcare and snacks are provided.  You can sign up for our Newcomer’s Reception on our website, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or simply by responding to this email now.

  3. On Sunday, June 11th, we kick off a Summer Sermon Series tradition here at Coastal – “At the Movies!”  It’s where we use popular movies as a hook to talk about Biblical truth!  This year’s series is going to be called, “Chick Flicks & Date Nights” as we talk about relationships.

  4. We’re having a “Barbeque & Baptism” at Folly Beach County Park, Sunday, June 11th!  The Baptism will be at 4pm with a Barbeque immediately following. We’ve reserved the Pelican Watch Pavillion all day.  We’ll provide the pulled pork BBQ, paper products, and drinks and we’re asking everyone to pitch in and bring sides/dishes/desserts to share!  You can sign up for this Baptism on our website, on your Connect Card, or by responding to this email.

  5. Not to be outdone – on Father’s Day, June 18th, we’re having a WING FEST Competition!  Sign up on your Connect Card to participate and bring a minimum of 100-150 of your best wings!  The wings will be judged and there will be PRIZES!

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S. Did you know that Coastal has an App for your smart phone?  In fact, we’ve had one for a while now.  Go to your App Store (wherever you get apps) and search for Coastal Community Church of Charleston.  You’ll see our logo.  The App is FREE.  You’ll be able to keep up with all things Coastal, listen to messages, and even give!  Download it today and help us spread the word!


Friday’s Five – 5-12-17

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

Don’t forget, this Sunday, May 14th is Mother’s Day! Woohoo! Whatever you do – don’t miss this Sunday at Coastal!  We’ll wrap up our series on Forgiveness by looking at the forgiveness of God expressed through Jesus’ encounter with the woman caught in adultery.  There will be a Baby/Child Dedication in both services – 14 Babies!  Our new ministry “Embrace Grace”, a support group for single pregnant women, will have a booth underneath the ONE sign in the auditorium.  We’ll be giving away a small gift to all the women present, with a few special giveaways at the end of both services. Outside on our campus, Kona Ice and Kieralee’s Sweets will be giving away FREE treats for everyone!

The following Sunday, May 21st, we’re calling Youth Sunday!  Our Youth Pastor, Ryan Spell, will be preaching in both services!  Noah Lyons, one of our students will be playing the guitar with our Worship Team.  Kristal Blumenstock, another one of our students will be giving our Welcome. And many of our students will be serving & greeting.  Make sure you’re there to offer your support and encouragement!  Plus, as always, God is going to show up in a powerful way and speak to you!

And then later that same day, we’re supporting our Student Ministry by having Coastal Day at the Charleston Riverdogs Game!  You can help send our Students to Summer Camp by purchasing tickets for the game on Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm.  Cost of the Ticket is $12 (Tickets are $7 and $5 goes directly to the student).  See Ryan Spell, any of our Students, or Student Ministry Volunteers for tickets.

On a personal note, I’m also excited about Memorial Weekend, Sunday, May 28th.  My daughter Lydia will be in town from Los Angeles for a long weekend and bringing her boyfriend with her.  So on that Sunday, I’ll be preaching a stand alone message from the Old Testament on the wrath of God (just joking about the message part – wanted to see if you were still reading!).

Friday’s 5:

  1. Sign up for one of our Summer Semester LIFE Groups!  The Summer Semester begins the week of June 4th and lasts for 4-6 weeks, right before VBS. You can sign up online today, on your Connect Card or at the LIFE Group table on Sunday.  (LIFE Group Leader Training on Saturday, May 20th, 10am-Noon.)
  2. New to Coastal?  Like to meet our Staff, Ministry Leaders and other new people?  Like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the history of our church?  Make plans to attend our next Necomer’s Reception, Sunday, June 4th, immediately after our 11:15am service (it’s only about 30 minutes).  Childcare and snacks are provided.  You can sign up for our Newcomer’s Reception on our website, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or simply by responding to this email now.
  3. On Sunday, June 11th, we kick off a Summer Sermon Series tradition here at Coastal – “At the Movies!”  It’s where we use popular movies as a hook to talk about Biblical truth!  This year’s series is going to be called, “Chick Flicks & Date Nights” as we talk about relationships.
  4. We’re having a “Barbeque & Baptism” at Folly Beach County Park, Sunday, June 11th!  The Baptism will be at 4pm with a Barbeque immediately following. We’ve reserved the Pelican Watch Pavillion all day.  We’ll provide the pulled pork BBQ, paper products, and drinks and we’re asking everyone to pitch in and bring sides/dishes/desserts to share!  You can sign up for this Baptism on our website, on your Connect Card, or by responding to this email.
  5. Not to be outdone – on Father’s Day, June 18th, we’re having a WING FEST Competition!  Sign up on your Connect Card to participate and bring a minimum of 100-150 of your best wings!  The wings will be judged and there will be PRIZES!

Livin’ Forgiven!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Love to see some new volunteers (with our regulars!) for Chair Set-Up tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 9am.  With just 6 or more people it takes less than 30 minutes, you get to meet other people, have some fun, and serve God by serving others!


Friday’s Five – 5-5-17

Posted on: May 5th, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

This Sunday, I’ll be in Week 4 of, “The Real ‘F’ Word” series.  So far we’ve talked about receiving God’s forgiveness and forgiving others.  But for a lot of people, the most difficult part of forgiveness is forgiving yourself.  Don’t miss this Sunday as we talk about dropping the baggage of shame and guilt that a lot of people walk around carrying.

The following Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 14th is going to be AWESOME!  We’ll wrap up this series on Forgiveness by looking again at the forgiveness of God, this time expressed through Jesus to the woman caught in adultery.  It’s going to be quite a powerful day you won’t want to miss.  There will be a Baby/Child Dedication in both services.  Our new ministry “Embrace Grace”, a support group for single mothers, will have a booth underneath the ONE sign in the auditorium.  We’ll be giving away a small gift to all the women present, with a few special giveaways at the end of both services. Outside Kona Ice and Kieralee’s Sweets will be giving away FREE treats for everyone!

There’s another Big Day I want to go ahead and put on your radar.  On Sunday, June 11th, we kick off a Summer Sermon Series tradition here at Coastal – “At the Movies!”  It’s where we use current popular movies as a hook to talk about Biblical truth!  A couple of years ago, I decided to put a little twist on the series and use my own personal favorite movies – Jaws, Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gladiator, and Rocky.  While those are all great movies, I caught some good hearted flack from the ladies that these were all “Man Movies.”  Well, I heard your whiny voices loud and clear!  I decided to put a little twist on this Summer’s “At the Movies” series calling it, are you ready. . . “Chick Flicks & Date Nights!”  We’ll be using several all time classic “Chick Flick & Date Night” movies to do a relationship series and talk about dating, marriage, and sex.   

And as always, during the “At the Movies” series, all of our 1st Time Guests (your friends) get FREE Movie Tickets (and if your friend attends with you, we’ll give you a FREE Movie Ticket as well)! We give away a bunch of gifts!  We’ll have freshly popped popcorn in both services!  On one Friday night during the series, we’re going to have a Friday Night FREE Date Night Movie.  Bring a blanket or your lawn chairs, watch a movie in the gym on our Big Screens with your loved one (FREE childcare provided)!  It’s going to be awesome!  Sometime over the series we’ll also have a FREE Kids Movie Matinee at the Citadel Mall Theater.

This year’s “At the Movies” series kick-off is going to be extra special because later that afternoon we’re going to have a “Barbeque & Baptism” at Folly Beach County Park!  What! What!  The Baptism will be at 4pm with a Barbeque immediately following. We’ve reserved the Pelican Watch Pavillion all day.  We’ll provide the pulled pork BBQ, paper products, and drinks and we’re asking everyone to pitch in and bring sides/dishes/desserts to share!  You can sign up for this Baptism on our website, on your Connect Card, or by responding to this email.

Friday’s 5:

  1. Final plans for the Summer Semester of LIFE Groups must be turned in this week.  The Summer Semester begins the week of June 4th and lasts for 4-6 weeks, right before VBS. If you haven’t already contacted Julie with your Group Information, please respond to this email or give her a call at the church office – 843-571-1777.
  2. Our next Baby/Child Dedication Service is Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th.  If you would like to have your child dedicated, and have not signed up already, please let us know on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email.  Please include Parent’s names, child’s full name, and the service you will be participating in.

  3. Sunday, May 21st is going to be Youth Day at Coastal!  Our Youth Pastor Ryan Spell will be bringing that morning’s message and our Students will be helping in various ways during both services.  Don’t miss it!  Come out and support Ryan & our Students, but most importantly, don’t miss what God has to say through Ryan.

  4. Help send our Students to Summer Camp!  Purchase tickets for a Charleston RiverDogs Game on Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm.  Cost of the Ticket is $12 (Tickets are $7 and $5 goes directly to the student).

  5. New to Coastal?  Like to meet our Staff, Ministry Leaders and other new people?  Like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the history of our church?  Make plans to attend our next Necomer’s Reception, Sunday, June 4th, immediately after our 11:15am service (it’s only about 30 minutes).  Childcare and snacks are provided.  You can sign up for our Newcomer’s Reception on our website, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or simply by responding to this email now.

Livin’ Forgiven!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Love to see some new volunteers (with our regulars!) for Chair Set-Up tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 9am.  With just 6 or more people it takes less than 30 minutes, you get to meet other people, have some fun, and serve God by serving others!


Friday’s Five – 4-28-17

Posted on: April 28th, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

So many great things to report from this past Sunday!  First of all, a huge shout out to Matt & Kathy Beam and our Cafe Team – Homemade Biscuit & Sausage Day was a huge sucess!  Apparently, our church loves them some homemade biscuits (okay, who doesn’t?).

Also, our livestreaming of both services is now up and running!  Our services were watched from 26 different locations!  I got texts and messages from former members around the country, people who were out of town, and people who were home sick who all got to watch our services.  You can now go directly to our website and watch it live from there.  By the way, livestreaming is not a recording (we’ll be adding that soon).  Livestreaming means you can watch our services LIVE at 9:30am & 11:15am.

The most exciting thing about this past Sunday was definitely our Baptisms!  Each person Baptized has a story.  I’m humbled and honored that we get to witness and be a part of each story!  By the way, our next Baptism is going to be at Folly Beach on Sunday afternoon, June 11th, at 4pm with a Barbeque immediately afterwards.  June 11th is going to be awesome!  We’re going to be kicking off our Summer “At the Movies” series that day!  We’ve reserved the Pelican Watch Pavillion at the Folly Beach County Park the rest of the afternoon and evening.  We’re going to be providing the pulled pork BBQ, paper products, and drinks and we’re asking everyone to pitch in and bring sides/dishes/desserts to share!  You can sign up for this Baptism on our website, on your Connect Card, or by responding to this email.

Friday’s 5:

  1. We’re making plans now for our Summer Semester of LIFE Groups!  The Summer Semester begins the week of June 4th and lasts for 4-6 weeks, right before VBS.  If you are interesed in leading, assisting, or hosting a Summer LIFE Group, the time to let us know is now.  The Summer is a great time for creative, social, or active groups (sports, outdoor fun, cooking, exercise, short studies, dinners, movies, servant evangelism, etc.).  Our Summer Semester helps maintain momentum and connection over the Summer. It’s a great way for people to “try out Groups”.  It’s a great opportunity for new leaders, and it gives our current leaders a much needed rest.  Please respond to this email or let us know on your Connect Card if you have an idea or you’re interested in leading.
  2. Our next Baby/Child Dedication Service is Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th.  If you would like to have your child dedicated, please let us know on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email.  Please include Parent’s names, child’s full name, and the service you will be participating in.
  3. Sunday, May 21st is going to be Youth Day at Coastal!  Our Youth Pastor Ryan Spell will be bringing that morning’s message and our Students will be helping in various ways during both services.  Don’t miss it!  Come out and support Ryan & our Students, but most importantly, don’t miss what God has to say through Ryan.
  4. Help send our Students to Summer Camp!  Purchase tickets for a Charleston RiverDogs Game on Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm.  Cost of the Ticket is $12 (Tickets are $7 and $5 goes directly to the student).
  5. New to Coastal?  Like to meet our Staff, Ministry Leaders and other new people?  Like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the history of our church?  Make plans to attend our next Necomer’s Reception, Sunday, June 4th, immediately after our 11:15am service (it’s only about 30 minutes).  Childcare and snacks are provided.  You can sign up for our Newcomer’s Reception on our website, on your Connect Card beginning next Sunday, or simply by responding to this email now.

ALL IN!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Don’t forget, you can support the ministry of Coastal any time and any where by giving through our website, our app, or through TEXTing (843-277-8337).  Coastal is fully funded by the generous, consistent giving of it’s members – YOU!


Friday’s Five – 4-21-17

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 by Chris Rollins

Dear Coastal,

Hopefully by now, you’ve already read my previous email about all the exciting things that happened this past Sunday and the exciting news about adding another Pastor to our staff.  These are excting times here at Coastal!  I’m just humbled and honored to be a part of it with you!  I can’t thank all of our volunteers enough for what an awesome job you all did this past Sunday and every Sunday!  You guys are the real heros of our church!  YOU ROCK!

Don’t forget – we go back to our 2 regular service times this Sunday – 9:30am & 11:15am.  We’re continuing in our series, “The Real ‘F’ Word.”  This Sunday we’ll be talking about forgiving others.  Just like last week, people are going to be set free!  Don’t miss it!

And speaking of missing a Sunday, beginning this week, we’ll be livestreaming both of our entire services!  In fact, we tested it out last week in our Nursery/Nursing Moms room.  We installed a smart tv on the wall and logged into our ustream channel.  We had to tweak it just a little bit, but it’s now up and running!  So what does all that mean?  It means if you’re sick or out of town you can watch our services live from anywhere!  I’m going to give you ustream url address.  But hopefully next week, we’ll have a page up on our website, where you can simply go there and watch it live.  And pretty soon, we’ll be recording our messages so you can watch them as well as listen to them.  So for now, here is the web address:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2jU5QyuZfnv.  Enjoy!

Friday’s 5:

  1. We’re making plans now for our Summer Semester of LIFE Groups!  The Summer Semester begins the week of June 4th and lasts for 4-6 weeks, right before VBS.  If you are interesed in leading, assisting, or hosting a Summer LIFE Group, the time to let us know is now.  The Summer is a great time for creative, social, or active groups (sports, outdoor fun, cooking, exercise, short studies, dinners, movies, servant evangelism, etc.).  Our Summer Semester helps maintain momentum and connection over the Summer. It’s a great way for people to “try out Groups”.  It’s a great opportunity for new leaders, and it gives our current leaders a much needed rest.  Please respond to this email or let us know on your Connect Card if you have an idea or you’re interested in leading.
  2. Interested in getting Baptized?  Our next Baptism Service will be THIS Sunday, April 23rd in both services!  Respond to this email or sign up on our website and indicate which service you will attend.   Baptism is a great celebration at Coastal!  Use your Baptism as an opportunity to invite and bring friends, family, neighbors and co-workers!
  3. Our next Baby/Child Dedication Service is Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th.  If you would like to have your child dedicated, please let us know on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email.  Please include Parent’s names, child’s full name, and the service you will be participating in.
  4. Help send our Students to Summer Camp!  Purchase tickets for a Charleston RiverDogs Game on Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm.  Cost of the Ticket is $12 (Tickets are $7 and $5 goes directly to the student).
  5. Our Food Bank is running low.  Please bring in non-perishable items:  pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cereal, etc.  Many people are blessed each week with your donations!

ALL IN!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  We’ll be setting chairs up again this Saturday morning at 9am!  Love for you to join us!  With 6 or more people it only takes 20 minutes or less.  It’s great exercise, you meet other people, and have a lot of fun while serving our community!


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