Friday’s Five – 12-18-15

Dear Coastal,

So, are you ready for Christmas?  Well, ready or not, it’s almost here!  Which means of course, that we have our 4 Christmas Eve Services, this coming Wednesday & Thursday night, 5:30pm & 7pm, ready for you to enjoy and invite & bring your friends!  It’s not too late to invite someone.  Make the ask!  What’s the worst thing that could happen?  Better yet – what’s the BEST thing that could happen?

We continue this Sunday with our “Presence” series talking about Jesus our Everlasting Father.  I hope you’re enjoying this series.  This past Sunday marked the first time that the first service was larger than the second service – by 3 people!  Now we need a few of you to start attending the third service!  Or better yet, all of you who regularly attend the third service, invite and bring a friend!  I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure we need a bigger building!  We’re working on it!

Have you given to this year’s Annual Christmas Offering yet?  You still have a few more opportunities.  Never underestimate what God might choose to do through you, if you will only walk by faith and trust Him!  Prayerfully consider what you and your family might sacrificially give.

Here are 5 more things not to forget:

  1. The Christmas Offering.  You can give at church, online, or through TEXTing (843-277-8337).  Simply use the keyword, “Christmas.”  This year’s offering is going toward digging a well in Haiti, funding our LOVE CAN Help A Child budget, and remodeling our Children’s Area/Child Check-in as we move into our new facility.  Our Goal is $50,000!
  2. Reserve your FREE Tickets today to one of Coastal’s 3 Remaining Community Christmas Services! Wednesday, December 23rd, 5:30pm (almost full) & 7pm / Thursday, December 24th, 7pm (the 5:30pm service on the 24th is FULL). If you’ve already registered & picked up your tickets at church, you don’t have to register again. https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/free-christmas-tickets/  Tickets are only necessary for the number of people in the actual service itself (tickets are not needed for children going to our Children’s Ministry).
  3. Speaking of our Christmas Services (a few reminders) – park across the street at Oakland, come early, and sit to the front & center of each section in our auditorium!  Don’t forget to fill out a Connect Card!
  4. We still need a few Nursery Volunteers at each of our Christmas Eve services on Thursday, December 24th, 5:30pm & 7pm.  Email Janet and volunteer or respond directly to this email.  janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org

  5. Have an idea for a LIFE Group?  Interested in Leading, Assisting, or Hosting a group for the upcoming semester in the new year?  Sign up on your Connect Card or respond to this email.  We are in the process of planning the new semester now!

Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

See you Sunday!

Pastor Chris

Friday’s Five – 12-4-15

Dear Coastal,

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”  That’s definitely true around our church this week with all the lights and decorations!  I can’t wait to see you Sunday as we kick off our new Christmas series called, “Presence.”

Sure, Christmas is all about Jesus!  But for the follower of Jesus, all of LIFE is about Jesus!  It’s about living every day in His presence!  Jesus doesn’t want a season of your life.  He wants it all!  So for the next several weeks we’re going to use Isaiah 9:6 and talk about the reality of living in the presence of Jesus day by day.

Here are 5 more things not to forget:

  1. Pray about what you can sacrificially give, above and beyond your regular tithes and offering, to our Annual Christmas Offering.  You can give at church, online, or through TEXTing (843-277-8337).  Simply use the keyword, “Christmas.”  This year’s offering is going toward digging a well in Haiti, funding our LOVE CAN Help A Child budget, and remodeling our Children’s Area/Child Check-in as we move into our new facility.  Our Goal is $50,000!
  2. Looking for an Angel Tree or a needy child to buy a Christmas gift for this year?  Look no further than our neighbors at Oakland Elementary School.  Instead of tags and a tree, they are using an online website.  Here is the link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944ABAB2DA7F94-donate.  Simply click on the gift you want to purchase and bring the unwrapped gifts to Coastal by 12/13.
  3. Reserve your FREE Tickets today to one of Coastal’s 4 Community Christmas Services! Wednesday, December 23rd, 5:30pm & 7pm / Thursday, December 24th, 5:30pm & 7pm. If you’ve already registered & picked up your tickets at church, you don’t have to register again. https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/free-christmas-tickets/  Tickets are only necessary for the number of people in the actual service itself (tickets are not needed for children going to our Children’s Ministry).
  4. Speaking of our Christmas Services – to pull off 4 services over 2 nights, we need all of Coastal to find a place to volunteer.  Speak to your Ministry Leader and tell him/her you would like to serve or respond to this email and we will find you a place!  Christmas Eve is a huge outreach service!  Spread the word!  Invite & bring your friends!
  5. Have an idea for a LIFE Group?  Interested in Leading, Assisting, or Hosting a group for the upcoming semester in the new year?  Sign up on your Connect Card or respond to this email.  We are in the process of planning the new semester now!

Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

See you Sunday!

Pastor Chris

Cyber Monday

Dear Coastal Friends & Family,

Happy Cyber Monday!  I don’t know about you, but my inbox & social media have been inundated with ads for Cyber Monday.  The reality is that more people will buy more stuff online today and over the next month than any other time of the year. That isn’t a bad thing, but it isn’t eternal.  Our church exists to reach people that do not know Jesus and that IS eternal!

So, while you are shopping online today and over the next month, why not consider doing one of 3 things as we participate in Cyber Monday.  And here’s my Cyber Monday offer: 100% of your investment will go to reaching people for Jesus.

  1. Go here and give to God through the local church from our website. The investment is eternal.  It lasts way longer than an iPod, toy or winter coat.  You do not have to have a PayPal account to give.
  2. It is now possible to give to Coastal with your smartphone through TEXTING!  After a one step, one time registration process (takes less than 2 minutes), you simply text any amount to 843-277-8337and hit send.  GIVE IT A TRY!  You can give any amount, any where, any time, any place.  It is not billed to your phone.  It is through your Bank/Credit Card that you register.  It is simple, safe, and secure.
  3. If you haven’t done so already, download our church app onto your phone, ipod, or tablet.  It’s free at your app store!  It’s a great way to spread the Word and keep up with all things Coastal.  Make sure you approve push notifications.

You can also give toward our Christmas Offering this year by using the keyword “Christmas”.  This year’s Christmas Offering is going toward digging a well in Haiti, meeting the needs of at risk children/families in our community, and remodeling our children’s areas for our move into our new building.

Happy Shopping (and giving)!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Now that the Thanksgiving Holiday has come and gone, we’d love to see on Sunday at Coastal!  We begin a new series this Sunday called, “Presence.”  Our service times are 8:45am, 10:15am, and 11:45am.  I promise – you’ll be glad you came!

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