Friday’s Five – 1-29-16

Dear Coastal,

What a great LIFE Group Sunday this past week!  Hopefully you’ve signed up for a LIFE Group and heard from your Leader.  If you haven’t heard from your Leader yet, I’m sure you will soon.  Most Groups start the week of February 7th.  If you haven’t signed up for a Group yet, it’s not too late.  You only have to sign up one way, one time, but there are 3 different ways to choose from – on your Connect Card, online, or at the LIFE Group Sign up table.  Go to our website, check out all the Groups, and sign up today!

I’ve been “laying down the gauntlet” lately about our Marriage Conference, February 12 & 13.  The reason I’m so passionate about this is because as the Pastor of Coastal I read the prayer requests week in and week out, I do the counseling, I see the relationships.  I’m asking all the married couples of our church to stop making excuses and take advantage of this opportunity.  Stop asking God to bless your marriage if you’re not willing work on it and put Him at the center of it.  Our marriages need this!  I promise you that you’ll have a blast, meet other couples from our church, and enjoy your spouse as together you work on your relationship.

I understand if you have to work or you’re out of town, but don’t let the $100 be a reason not to come. In fact, I’ll say this, if finances are TRULY an issue, pay what you can, when you can, how you can and come to the Conference, no questions asked.

Don’t let children be an excuse for not coming. Start looking for childcare NOW. If it was a priority, you’d figure it out. After all, one of the best gifts we can ever give our children is a great marriage.  So, sign up online!  Sign up this Sunday on your Connect Card!  Or call the office and we’ll sign you up.

We are having a drawing for all those who have registered for the Conference by Sunday, February 7th.  The winner will receive the Conference paid in full, a 2 night stay at the Hotel for the Conference, and 2 tickets to the Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood Concert!  Register NOW!

Friday’s 5:

  1.  The new semester of LIFE Groups is fast on it’s way!  Check out our Groups and sign up on your Connect Card on Sudnay, online, or at the LIFE Group Sign up table.  Go to our website, check out all the Groups, and sign up today! LIFE Groups begin the week of February 7th!
  2. Our next Newcomer’s Lunch is Sunday, January 31st immediately after the 3rd Service (approx. 1pm).  Sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or online.
  3. Ready to formally make Coastal your church home?  Our next Membership Class is Monday, February 1st, 6-9pm.  Childcare & refreshments provided.  Sign up on your Connect Card or online.
  4. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th, help us restock our Community Food Pantry by bringing canned goods and non-perishable food items.  Note:  please remember to check the expiration dates of the food items you bring.
  5. SAVE THE DATE Coastal and sign up NOW! We’re having a Marriage Retreat/Conference on Friday night, February 12th (6-9pm Dinner included) & Saturday morning, February 13th (8-11:45am Breakfast & Refreshments included) at the newly renovated Doubletree Hotel at the airport exit off of 526. Cost $100 per couple ($50 deposit due January 31st). If you and your spouse would like to stay the night (or 2) at the hotel we have a special room rate of $159 per night for Conference Attendees.

All In!  Love Can!  Game On!

Pastor Chris – PC

P.S.  On February 7, I begin a new sermon series called, “The 7 Deadly Sins.”  By the way, can you name them?  I’m sure all you former good Catholics can!

Friday’s Five – 1-22-16

Dear Coastal,

I’m so grateful to be a part of a church community that values and encourages honesty and being real – even from it’s Pastor.  Last week I shared a little about my “personal, painful, and lifelong struggle” of losing weight and getting healthy.  I’ve said it countless times, “revealing is the beginning of healing.”  It’s true.  As painful as it is to talk about and share, true life change starts with humble confession.  What you’re afraid of and what you’re expecting is judgement, but what you find is grace, love, and encouragment.  And true to form for our church, that’s exactly what I found.  Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.  It’s been a breath of fresh air (and I’ve lost 5 pounds)!  I’ve got a long way to go, but at least I’m headed in the right direction with loving and supportive people.  By the way, if you’re interested in going on the journey with me, sign up for my Bod4God LIFE Group this Sunday!

Friday’s 5:

  1.  The new semester of LIFE Groups is fast on it’s way!  Our LIFE Group Leader/Assistant Training is this Saturday, January 23rd, 10am-Noon.  LIFE Group Sunday is this Sunday, January 24th (tent, booths, & signups)!  LIFE Groups begin the week of February 7th!
  2. Our next Newcomer’s Lunch is Sunday, January 31st immediately after the 3rd Service (approx. 1pm).  Sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or online.
  3. Ready to formally make Coastal your church home?  Our next Membership Class is Monday, February 1st, 6-9pm.  Childcare & refreshments provided.  Sign up on your Connect Card or online.
  4. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th, help us restock our Community Food Pantry by bringing canned goods and non-perishable food items.  Note:  please remember to check the expiration dates of the food items you bring.
  5. SAVE THE DATE Coastal and start signing up this Sunday! We’re having a Marriage Retreat/Conference on Friday night, February 12th (6-9pm Dinner included) & Saturday morning, February 13th (8-11:45am Breakfast & Refreshments included) at the newly renovated Doubletree Hotel at the airport exit off of 526. Cost $100 per couple ($50 deposit due January 31st). If you and your spouse would like to stay the night (or 2) at the hotel we have a special room rate of $159 per night for Conference Attendees.

All In!  Love Can!  Game On!

Pastor Chris – PC

Marriage Conference

We are having a Marriage Retreat/Conference on Friday night, February 12th (6-9pm Dinner included) & Saturday morning, February 13th (8-11:45am Breakfast & Refreshments included) at the newly renovated Doubletree Hotel at the airport exit off of 526.  The cost of the Marriage Conference is $100 per couple.

If you and your spouse would like to stay the night (or 2) at the hotel we have a special room rate of $159 per night for Conference Attendees.  You can reserve your room on your own by going to:  group.doubletree.com/CoastalCommunityChurch or by calling the Hotel directly at 843-576-0300.  The room price is separate from the cost of the Conference.

Our conference speakers are Marvin Thomas & Sharon Marshall Thomas, of Newport News, VA.  To learn more about their ministry visit www.establishedfootsteps.com.  

Spread the word – you don’t have to be a member of Coastal to attend!  I promise you, it will be the best money spent this year on your marriage – a true investment!  Engaged, Newlyweds, or “Old Married Couples” – I promise there will be something for all of us to strengthen our marriage!

There are 4 ways to register:

  1. You can register at church on Sunday morning on your Connect Card.
  2. You can register online below.
  3. You can register by calling the church office, 843-571-1777, M-F, 9am-3pm.
  4. You can register by emailing Pastor Chris at pastorchris@coastalcommunitychurch.org

If you have any questions, please call the church office at 843-571-1777 or email Pastor Chris Rollins at pastorchris@coastalcommunitychurch.org.

Marriage Conference

You can register today for Coastal Community Church's Marriage Conference - February 12 & 13. Simply fill out the form below - whether you are a Married Couple or Single Adult, address, email, & phone number. The cost of the retreat is $100 and can be paid in full to our church with cash, check or credit card at our church or you can bring the full amount to the first night of the retreat.

Friday’s Five – 1-8-16

Dear Coastal,

The Holidays have come and gone, the parties are over, the guests are gone, the decorations are down, and the kids are back in school.  Yes – 2016 is here!  Last week we took a look back at 2015 in my annual, “Year In Review” message.  This Sunday is all about 2016, as I take a look at “The Year Ahead.”  Don’t miss it!  It’s an opportunity for me to remind us what Coastal is all about and where we are headed for 2016.

For those of you who have been gone for a while, come back!  We miss you!  This is a great week to come home.  A new year brings new opportunities for growth and change.  I’ve got a lot of changing and growing to do.  On January 17th, we kick off a new series called, “Get Fit.”  I’ll be talking about getting fit relationally, spiritually, financially, and yes, even physically.  I’ve got some work to do in that area.  I’ve got to lose weight and get healthy in 2016.  We’ve all got next steps to take, areas to work on, areas to grow.  What are yours?  Let’s grow (or shrink) together!

Friday’s 5:

  1.  Our Newcomer’s Lunch scheduled for this Sunday after the 3rd service has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, January 31st immediately after the 3rd Service (approx. 1pm).  Sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or online.
  2. Our Students leave for their Annual Winter Retreat to Gatlinburg TN for the Strength to Stand Conference on Friday, January 15th and return Saturday, January 18th.  We have 35 students & adult volunteers going!  Please keep them in your prayers!
  3. The new semester of LIFE Groups is fast on it’s way.  Our LIFE Group Leader/Assistant Training is Saturday, January 23rd, 10am-Noon.  LIFE Group Sunday is Sunday, January 24th (tent, booths, & signups)!  LIFE Groups begin the week of February 7th!
  4. SAVE THE DATE Coastal and start signing up this Sunday! We’re having a Marriage Retreat/Conference on Friday night, February 12th (6-9pm Dinner included) & Saturday morning, February 13th (8-11:45am Breakfast & Refreshments included) at the newly renovated Doubletree Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) at the airport exit off of 526. Cost $100 per couple. If you and your spouse would like to stay the night (or 2) at the hotel we have a special room rate of $159 per night for Conference Attendees.
  5. Ready to formally make Coastal your church home?  Our next Membership Class is Monday, February 1st, 6-9pm.  Childcare & refreshments provided.  Sign up on your Connect Card or online.

Well, I think that’s about it.  We have a potential new Worship Leader leading Worship for us this Sunday and we announce the grand total of our Christmas Offering!  Lots going on – don’t miss it!

LOVE YOU!

Pastor Chris – PC

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