Friday’s Five – 5-27-16

Dear Coastal,

We had a great initial signup for our Summer Semester of LIFE Groups on Sunday!  Check out all the different LIFE Groups on our website or in your bulletin!  The Summer Semester is only 5 weeks long and starts the week of June 5th.  You can sign up 3 different ways (Connect Card, Website, Table), but you only have to signup one time, one way.  Once you sign up, you will be contacted by your Group Leader before the Group begins.

Also, don’t forget that we only have one service this Sunday – the 10:15am service.  It’s a holiday weekend and a lot of people will be out of town, but it’s always great to get everyone together in ONE BIG service!  However, keep in mind, that means only 1 service for ALL of our children & Nursery!  So, if you are available and willing, please connect with Janet about serving.

And then the following Sunday, June 5th, we kick off a Summer Sermon Series tradition here at Coastal – “At the Movies!”  It’s where we use current, popular movies that people are seeing and talking about as a hook to talk about spiritual truth!  All of our 1st Time Guests (your friends) get FREE Movie Tickets (and if your friend attends with you, come up to me and I’ll give you a FREE Movie Ticket as well)! We give away a bunch of gifts!  We even have freshly popped popcorn in all of our services!  And this year, since we have our new building, twice during the series we’re going to have a Friday Night FREE Family Movie Night.  Bring a blanket or your lawn chairs, watch a movie in the gym on our Big Screens, enjoy popcorn, hotdogs, and nachos!  It’s going to be awesome!

Friday’s 5:

  1. Janet tells me we are way ahead as far as VBS Volunteers go this year!  Coastal you are AWESOME and you always respond to needs, Kingdom vision, and ministry opportunities!   The dates of VBS are July 11-15, 6pm-8pm, 4 year olds – 5th Grade.  Check out the VBS Volunteer Insert in your Bulletin and sign up.  Remember, if you change a child’s life – you change the world!
  2. If you have not yet turned in any money for a deposit or the remaining balance for Student LIFE Camp (June 13-17) for your Student (6th-12th Grade), please see Ryan and do so soon.  Our Students have 1 remaining fundraiser:

    • Charleston Riverdogs Game – Saturday night, June 4th, 6:30pm.  Tickets are $12 and $5 of that cost will go directly to each student as they sell tickets.  It’s usually a great Church-wide event.  See a Student or Ryan and buy some tickets!
  3. We have another LIFE Group Leader Training on Thursday, June 2nd, 10am-12noon.  Childcare provided.  This is for ALL Group Leaders, Assistants, and Hosts of ALL Groups, including ongoing & atheletic groups.
  4. Father’s Day is just around the corner – June 19th!  We will be having another child/baby dedication.  If you are interested in participating, please sign up on your Connect Card or respond to this email.  Include your child’s full name and the service you will be attending.
  5. New to Coastal and would like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the church, discover how to get involved, and meet other new people?  Then join us for our next Newcomer’s Lunch on Sunday, June 26th, immediately following the 11:45am service (approx. 1pm).  Sign up on your Connect Card or respond to this email.

All In!

Pastor Chris (friend me on Facebook)

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 read the Word.  Download it today and help us spread the word!

Friday’s Five – 5-20-16

Dear Coastal,

Only 2 weeks left of school in Charleston County!  Are you ready for the Summer?  As I shared with you last week, I’m really excited about everything happening at Coastal this Summer!  One of those things is our Summer Semester of LIFE Groups.  Even though the Summer semester is shorter (only 5 weeks), it’s very important.  It helps maintain discipleship/care over the Summer, it keeps us from losing momentum going into the Fall, and it serves as a great “taste” of community and LIFE Groups for those of you who may have never been a part of one.  Groups begin the week of June 5th and end the week of July 3rd (the week before VBS).  You can sign up for a Group 3 different ways, but you only have to sign up once.  The Summer Catalog is now available on our website and you can sign up there.  You can sign up on your Connect Card starting this Sunday.  Or there will be a table available with sign up sheets.  Again, 3 different ways to sign up, but you only have to sign up once.  Once you sign up, you will be contacted by your Group Leader before the Group begins.

Also, don’t forget that we kick off a Summer Sermon Series tradition on June 5th with “At the Movies!”  It’s where we use current, popular movies that people are seeing and talking about as a hook to talk about spiritual truth!  All of our 1st Time Guests (your friends) get FREE Movie Tickets (and if your friend attends with you, come up to me and I’ll give you a FREE Movie Ticket as well)! We give away a bunch of gifts!  We even have freshly popped popcorn in all of our services!  And this year, since we have our new building, twice during the series we’re going to have a Friday Night FREE Family Movie Night.  Bring a blanket or your lawn chairs, watch a movie in the gym on our Big Screens, enjoy popcorn, hotdogs, and nachos!  It’s going to be awesome!

Friday’s 5:

  1. We had a GREAT response to the VBS Volunteer Insert this past Sunday.  The insert will be in this week’s bulletin as well.  The greatest need at this point is Crew Leaders.  Sign up this Sunday or respond to this email.  If you already filled out the insert or contacted Janet, you don’t need fill out one again.  The dates of VBS are July 11-15, 6pm-8pm, 4 year olds – 5th Grade.
  2. Neal Van Scyoc is now the Leader of our Chair Team Ministry!  If you are interested in joining this team and serving once or twice a month, please respond to this email or contact Neal at NealVS@aol.com.  We need a minimum of 6 people each Saturday morning at 9am to set up our chairs.  There is also a sign up list clip board next to the storage room in the auditorium.
  3. If you have not yet turned in any money for a deposit for Student LIFE Camp (June 13-17) for your Student (6th-12th Grade), please see Ryan and do so soon.
    Our Students are planning 2 Fundraisers:

    • The first one is “Zumba Loves WAVES!”  Prisca Denton (who I like to call the Queen of Zumba) has graciously volunteered to host a Zumba event in our gym THIS Sunday, May 22nd, 2:30-3:30pm.  The event itself is free, but a $5 minimum donation is appreciated and people are encouraged to give give generously.  Spread the word!
    • The second event is a Charleston Riverdogs Game on Saturday night, June 4th, 6:30pm.  Tickets are $12 and $5 of that cost will go directly to each student as they sell tickets.  It’s usually a great Church-wide event.  See a Student and buy some tickets!
  4. There is a mandatory LIFE Group Leader Training on Saturday (tomorrow morning), May 21st, 10am-12noon.  Childcare provided.
  5. Don’t forget – there will only be one large service, 10:15am, on Memorial Weekend (May 29th), 4th of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend!

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  I want to thank all of you who consistently give so generously to our church either through our website, texting (843-277-8337), or automated bill pay (ACH) through your bank!  It might not be “seen” on Sundays when the blue buckets are passed, but God sees and it makes a huge Kingdom impact!  Thank you!!

Friday’s Five – 5-13-16

Dear Coastal,

Mother’s day this past Sunday was so GREAT!  I hope you were blessed!  It was so awesome to have so many children participate in our Baby Dedication.  My heart was so full by the end of the day!  By the way, you can pick your Family PIctures this Sunday at church.  if you missed out on Baby Dedication, don’t fret!  We’re planning another Baby Dedication this Summer on Father’s Day, June 19th.

Speaking of the Summer – I’m really getting pumped up about everything that we’re planning!  We kick off a Summer Sermon Series tradition on June 5th with “At the Movies!”  It’s where we use current, popular movies that people are seeing and talking about as a hook to talk about spiritual truth!  All of our 1st Time Guests (your friends) get FREE Movie Tickets!  We give away a bunch of gifts!  We even have freshly popped popcorn in all of our services!  And this year, since we have our new building, twice during the series we’re going to have a Friday Night FREE Family Movie Night.  Bring a blanket or your lawn chairs, watch a movie in the gym on our Big Screens, enjoy popcorn, hotdogs, and nachos!  Our Students will be heading to Wake Forest for Stuedent LIFE Camp, June 13th-17th.  As always VBS is going to be AWESOME – July 11th-15th!  I can’t wait to see what an impact our new facility makes on VBS!  We’ve rented a Beach House right on Folly Beach for our WAVES Student Ministry to have a Summer Beach Retreat – July 15th-17th!  The whole church is going to join them on Saturday, July 16th for a cookout and Beach Baptism Service!  And then we’ll close out the Summer with another Summer Sermon Series Tradition – “Summer Reading“!  I truly believe that Leaders are Readers.  So each Summer I give you about 5-6 books to read and then I preach a message based on the subject matter of each book.  We’ll post & provide the book titles soon!  As you can see, it’s going to be an AWESOME Summer!  So if you’re in town, don’t miss a thing!  Continue to leverage everything we do by inviting your friends and bringint them to church!

Friday’s 5:

  1. We are looking to expand our Sunday morning Tech Team!  If you have any knowledge or experience with running lights, light boards, lighting software or video filming/live streaming, please see me, respond to this email or give me a call.
  2. There is a Security Team Meeting this Saturday (tomorrow morning), May 14th, 10am.
  3. Looking for a place to serve at Coastal?  We’re forming a Chair Team Ministry!  We need a minimum of 6 people each Saturday morning at 9am to set up our chairs in the auditorium.  If you are interested in joining this team and serving once or twice a month, please respond to this email.
  4. If you have not yet turned in any money for a deposit for Student LIFE Camp (June 13-17) for your Student (6th-12th Grade), please see Ryan and do so soon.
    Our Students are planning 2 Fundraisers:

    • The first one is “Zumba Loves WAVES!”  Prisca Denton (who I like to call the Queen of Zumba) has graciously volunteered to host a Zumba event in our gym on Sunday, May 22nd, 2:30-3:30pm.  The event itself is free, but a $5 minimum donation is appreciated and people are encouraged to give more.  Spread the word!
    • The second event is a Charleston Riverdogs Game on Saturday night, June 4th, 6:30pm.  Tickets are $12 and $5 of that cost will go directly to each student as they sell tickets.  It’s usually a great Church-wide event.  See a Student and buy some tickets!
  5. We are in the process of planning out our short Summer Semester (5 weeks) of LIFE Groups.  If you are interested in leading, assisting, or hosting, or if you have a great idea for a Summer Group, please contact us now.  Simply respond to this email, talk to me (Pastor Chris), or see Julie.  There is a mandatory LIFE Group Leader Training on Saturday, May 21st, 10am-12noon.  Childcare provided.

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Don’t forget – there will only be one large service, 10:15am, on Memorial Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend!

Friday’s Five – 5-6-16

Dear Coastal,

“I’m baaaaack!”  Janet and I had a blast hanging out with our daughter Lydia in Los Angeles (hopefully I didn’t bug you too much with pictures and commentary on social media), but it’s always great to be home.  It was only a week, but we truly missed our Coastal family!  However, I knew everything would be fine and go great on Sunday – and it did!  By the way, I told you not to miss Galen preaching this past Sunday!  He did a great job!

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day!  Mother’s Day is always a lot of fun at Coastal!  In fact, it’s ususally one of our biggest days of the Spring!  Renee Lyons will be taking family pictures.  The Kona Ice Truck will be on campus giving away FREE Snow Cones!  We have a little gift for all the women present!  We have a few fun giveaways at the end of each service.  Plus, right now we have around 15 Babies/Children participating in Baby/Child Dedication!  As you can see, it’s going to be an AWESOME Day!  However, keep in mind that for many people, especial many women, Mother’s Day can be difficult.  We try to recognize that and be sensitive to that as well.

On another note, I want to let you know about a couple of ministry needs that we have right now at the church.  We are looking to expand our Sunday morning Tech Team!  If you have any knowledge or experience with running lights, light boards, lighting software or video filming/live streaming, please see me, respond to this email or give me a call.  We are also in need of someone with Bookkeeping/Quick Books skills/experience to serve as a backup for our primary bookkeeper.  If you are available and interested, please let me know.

Friday’s 5:

  1. Because of the visitation and funeral this week (funeral service today at 2pm) for Melanie & Michael Townsend’s son, Zachary, our chairs are already set up for this Sunday.  There will be NO chair set up on Saturday morning.
  2. Want to formalize your commitment to Coastal?  Want officially make Coastal your church family?  Our next Membership Class is this Saturday (tomorrow), May 7th, 9am-Noon, in the old auditorium.  Childcare & light refreshments provided.  It’s not too late to attend.  Simply respond to this email or sign up online, so that we know that you are coming.
  3. If you are interested in participating in our Baby/Child Dedication this Sunday, it’s still not too late.  Simply respond to this email to let us know that you want to participate.  We need Parent’s names, child’s full name, and the service you will be attending.  (Keep in mind, we will have another Baby/Child Dedication on Father’s Day.)
  4. If you have not yet turned in any money for a deposit for Student LIFE Camp (June 13-17) for your Student (6th-12th Grade), please see Ryan and do so soon.  Our Students are planning 2 Fundraisers.  The first one is “Zumba Loves WAVES!”  Prisca Denton (who I like to call the Queen of Zumba) has graciously volunteered to host a Zumba event in our gym on Sunday, May 22nd, 2:30-3:30pm.  The event itself is free, but a $5 minimum donation is appreciated and people are encouraged to give more.  Spread the word!  The second event is a Charleston Riverdogs Game on Saturday night, June 4th, 6:30pm.  Tickets are $12 and $5 of that cost will go directly to each student as they sell tickets.  It’s usually a great Church-wide event.  See a Student and buy some tickets!
  5. We are in the process of planning out our short Summer Semester (5 weeks) of LIFE Groups.  If you are interested in leading, assisting, or hosting, or if you have a great idea for a Summer Group, please contact us now.  Simply respond to this email, talk to me (Pastor Chris), or see Julie.

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Don’t forget – there will only be one large service, 10:15am, on Memorial Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend.

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