Friday’s 5 – 11/21/14

Dear Coastal,

I’ve said a lot lately about being on the lookout for people who are hurting, especially during this time of the year.  Honestly, part of that might be that just in the last week alone, I have been to two funerals of men who have taken their own life.  Well, because all of that and since this is the Sunday before Thanksgiving, I decided to preach a message about Depression.  I hope you will be there and that you will invite and bring a friend!

Here are 5 Things I want you to make note of:

  1. For our Christmas Offering this year, we are encouraging people to give to our “All In” Campaign.  So during the months of November & December, try to give above and beyond your regular giving toward “All In.”  Our entire Christmas Eve offering this year will go toward “All In.”
  2. Speaking of Christmas Eve – this Sunday we will have tickets available for our 3 Christmas Eve Services (5pm, 6:30pm, & 8pm).  These serve as a way to let us know when a service is filling up and a great way to invite friends!  Pick them up Sunday!
  3. Our next Newcomer’s Lunch is Sunday, December 7th, immediately after the 11:45am service.  Our Newcomer’s Lunch is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet other new people & our staff, enjoy a great meal, and discover possible next steps.  You can sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or on our website.
  4. Have a great idea for a LIFE Group?  Interested in possibly leading, assisting, or hosting a LIFE Group next semester?  Simply respond to this email or contact one of our Staff.  We are in the process right now of planning out the new semester!
  5. Looking for a creative ways to bless others during Christmas?  This Christmas our church is partnering with Oakland Elementary School to help them with their Angel Tree!  As soon as the tree is up and we have more information, we’ll pass it along.  This is a great way for our church to make an impact in our community!

LOVE YOU!

Pastor Chris (PC)

P.S.  Going to be out of town for the Fall or during the Holidays?  Stay consistent in your giving and give TEXT giving a try!  It’s safe, secure, and simple!  TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337 and follow the one step sign up process.

Coastal exists to share & experience LIFE – the life of Jesus!

Friday 5 – 11-14-14

Dear Coastal,

I want to really challenge you to invite & bring people to church over the next two months.  We talk about Thanksgiving & Christmas being the “happiest time of the year.”  But for most people that’s simply not true.  People are hurting, lonely, hopeless, and need help.  In Christ, we have the answers!  Ask God to help you to see people through His eyes.  Pray for courage and boldness.  And then simply extend the invitation.  We will do our part here at Coastal to lift up Jesus and point people to Him.

Here are 5 Things I want you to make note of:

  1. TONIGHT, 6:30pm-8:30pm we are having a LIFE Group Leader Meeting/Oyster Roast for all current and potential Leaders/Assistants/Hosts.  Childcare provided.
  2. For our Christmas Offering this year, we are encouraging people to give to our “All In” Campaign.  So during the months of November & December, try to give above and beyond your regular giving toward “All In.”  Our entire Christmas Eve offering this year will go toward “All In.”
  3. Speaking of Christmas Eve – this Sunday we will have tickets available for our 3 Christmas Eve Services (5pm, 6:30pm, & 8pm).  These serve as a way to let us know when a service is filling up and a great way to invite friends!  Pick them up Sunday!
  4. Interested in going on the Missions Trip to Peru in August, missed the meeting?  See Pastor Scott Huff for more information.
  5. Our next Newcomer’s Lunch is Sunday, December 7th, immediately after the 11:45am service.  Our Newcomer’s Lunch is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet other new people & our staff, enjoy a great meal, and discover possible next steps.  You can sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or on our website.

Have a great weekend!  Can’t wait to see you and your friends on Sunday!

Pastor Chris (PC)

P.S.  Going to be out of town for the Fall or during the Holidays?  Stay consistent in your giving and give TEXT giving a try!  It’s safe, secure, and simple!  TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337 and follow the one step sign up process.

Coastal exists to share & experience LIFE – the life of Jesus!

Christmas Offering

Dear Coastal Family & Friends,

This past Sunday, I explained that for several years prior to last year at this time, we announced plans for our Annual Christmas Offering.  Each year we challenged our church, during the months of November and December, to give above and beyond their regular giving and to make a sacrificial gift toward our Christmas Offering. Many people, during this time of year, are in fact looking for charitable opportunities to give.

Each year the money went to the ministries & projects that we believed gave us the greatest opportunity to make the greatest eternal impact.  For example, because of the Christmas Offering we were able to fund the Charleston Egg Drop, Easter Outreach, Student Ministry, Children’s Ministry, updating our website, & VBS.  We were also able to remodel and expand the Women’s Restroom and roof our entire facility.

Because we just started our “All In” Giving Campaign in October of last year and because it is a 2 year campaign, we did not do a Christmas Offering last year and we will not be doing one this year.  However, what we are doing is encouraging everyone to give toward our “All In” Campaign.  Our “All In” Campaign is all about the new building that we hope to get started on here at the close of 2014.  It is a 12,000 square foot multi-purpose building that will seat approx. 450 people!  It is a tool that will enable us to continue to grow and reach more people.  It will have a huge immediate positive impact on all of our ministries.

For those of you who have been and are currently giving – thank you!  We could not have accomplished all that has happened this year without you!  Continue to give faithfullly!  For those of you who are new or who have not yet started giving toward “All In”, I want to challenge you to start during the Thanksgiving/Christmas Season.

In fact, just like the beginning of our “All In” Campaign and just like our Christmas Offering, I want to challenge you to make an end of the year sacrificial gift.  Thanksgiving & Christmas are all about giving.  Some people will choose to give along the way, week by week during November & December.  Others of you will wait to give one large gift at one of our Christmas Eve services.  Our entire offering on Christmas Eve will go toward our “All In” Campaign.

How Can I Give Toward “All In”?  It’s simple to give toward “All In”.   In fact, you can use all the ways we currently have to give at Coastal:

  1. You can use our Offering Envelope provided in your bulletin on Sunday morning.  Simply fill in the amount in the grey box next to “Building Fund” and place it in the offering plate.  Or you can take home your Offering Envelope and mail in your gift during the week – postage paid by us.
  2. You can use our card swiping machine in the Welcome Center, next to the Cafe.  Simply designate the amount on the receipt that you are giving toward “All In.”
  3. You can also give through our website using Paypal (you don’t have to have a Paypal account to use this option – just a Credit/Debit card).  There is a “Purpose” line in Paypal where you can tell us what you are designating toward “All In.”
  4. You can also give through TEXTing.  Our giving number is 843-277-8337.  There is a one step sign up process to link your account.  After you do that, TEXT the amount you wish to give, space, and then type the word “AllIN” or “building”.  That money will then be designated toward “All In.”

How much should you give?  Prayerfully consider giving a gift that will stretch your faith and include your whole family.  For some people, coming up with “extra” money is difficult.  Our family will be looking through our garage & attic for things we can sell at a Garage Sale or on Craigslist.  We’ve learned that as we give, God provides.  For some people $1000 above your regular giving is a huge sacrifice.  For others, it’s not.  We can’t all give the same amount, but together we can make the same sacrifice.

Remember, this offering should be over and above what you regularly give.  If you’re not regularly giving, use this time of year to start giving.  If you’re not tithing (10% of your income), step out in faith and start tithing.  Remember, God doesn’t want your money, but He does want what it represents – you!  Christmas is a reminder that God gave His very best.  What will you give to Him in return?

Forever All In!

Pastor Chris Rollins

Friday’s 5 – 11-7-14

Dear Coastal,

This past Sunday, we kicked off a new series on the life/book of Job.  It really seemed to resonate with a lot people.  My daughter Lydia said, “I never knew Job could be so funny!”  If you’ve downloaded our new church app, you can very easily listen to the message from your phone.  We continue this Sunday with part 2 of his story.  I hope you’ll join us!

Wow – everyone loves a FREE T-SHIRT!  We gave away free, “I LOVE MY CHURCH” Shirts this past Sunday.  We still have large & extra-large available.  You can pick them up this Sunday.

We had a great Membership Class on Monday night!  15 new people committed to Coastal!

Here are 5 Things I want you to make note of:

  1. TONIGHT, 6:30pm-8:30pm we are having an “All In” Meeting/Pizza Party  specifically for those people who are new to Coastal over the last year.  I want to give you the opportunity to be a part of what we are doing – what God is doing through Coastal.  We will feed you dinner, provide childcare, and I will explain in detail what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and how you can help.  Plus you will get to see the latest plans of the new building and hear all the most up to date information of where we are at in the process. If you have not already signed up, but would like to come, please respond to this email.
  2. This Saturday morning (TOMORROW), 10am-Noon, we are having our Operation Christmas Child Packing/Wrapping Party!  Don’t miss this fun event for the whole family!  It’s a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving/Christmas Season!  Childcare not provided.
  3. If you are a current LIFE Group Leader/Assistant/Host or if you are interested in possibly leading a LIFE Group in the 2015 Winter/Spring Semester, please join us for an Oyster Roast/Info Meeting on Friday Night, November 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Childcare provided.
  4. Interested in going on the Missions Trip to Peru in August, missed the meeting?  See Pastor Scott Huff for more information.
  5. If you would like to help plan quarterly activities for our preschoolers and elementary age children beginning in 2015, please contact Melissa Nicholson at (843) 609-5503 or smcknicholson@comcast.net. These activities could be anything from a “Family Game Night” to visiting a nursing home.

Have a great weekend!  Can’t wait to see you and your friends on Sunday!

Pastor Chris (PC)

Coastal exists to share & experience LIFE – the life of Jesus!

LIFE Group Leader Oyster Roast!

If you are interested in possibly Leading, Assisting, or Hosting a LIFE Group in the 2015 Winter/Spring Semester, please join us for an Oyster Roast/Info Meeting on Friday Night, November 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Childcare Provided.

Operation Christmas Child Packing/Wrapping Party!

This Saturday morning, November 8th, 10am-Noon, we are having a Operation Christmas Child party in our auditorium to pack and wrap our shoeboxes for delivery.  Don’t miss this family fun event!  It’s a great way to kick off the Holiday Season!  Childcare is NOT provided.  If you have toys/gifts for the shoeboxes, please bring them before Saturday.

“All In” Campaign Meeting/Pizza Party!

This Friday night, November 7th, 6:30pm-8:30pm, we’re having an “All In” Meeting/Pizza Party specifically for new people who have not yet participated in “All In” and would like to learn more about what we’re doing and how you can help.  Childcare provided.

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