Friday’s Five – 10-27-17

Dear Coastal,

I hope you’re enjoying our series on David, “After God’s Heart”, as much as I am!  We’re really just hitting the highlights of his life.  There’s so much written about David that we could spend a year just talking about his life.  This Sunday, we’ll be talking about the second most famous story that David is known for (after killing Goliath) – the story of David and Bathsheba.  Feel free to read ahead – 2 Samuel 11 & Psalm 51.

I can’t thank everyone enough for already bringing items for Operation Christmas Child!  Our goal is HUGE this year – 500 BOXES!  So keep it coming – we’ve got a long way to go to reach our goal!  Bring any toys that will fit in a shoe box (no perishables, liquids, used items, candy, or toys associated with war or fighting) to the church on Sunday morning or during the week until Sunday November 5th.  Our Wrapping & Packing Party will be Friday, November 10th, 6pm.  You can also donate money directly to the church to be used to purchase toys.  Simply designate your offering envelope, check, or text – “occ”.

I’m getting so excited for our ONE Service & Party on Sunday, November 19th – ONE Big Combined Service and ONE Big Party to celebrate 52 people already giving their life to Christ this year!  The service time is 9:30am.  Trust me, you’re not going to want to miss this service!  We’re going to CELEBRATE Coastal Style!  Immediately after the service, we’re going to feed you!  There will be Barbeque (of course), fried chicken, mac & cheese, red rice, and CAKE!  Make plans to be there and most importantly, invite & bring a friend to join you!  It’s going to be AWESOME!  Oh and feel free to bring lawn chairs, corn hole, frisbee, and enjoy the day with your Coastal friends & family!  

Ministry Opportunity Spotlight:

Today, I’d like to highlight our Monday Morning Follow Up Team & our Super Service Friday Team!  The Monday Team meets at the church on Mondays from 9-11am.  The Friday Team meets at the church on Fridays from 10:30am-12:30pm.  Both of these Teams are essential to accomplishing what we do on Sundays!  They help with data entry, writing notes, deconstructing bulletins, and making sure everything is ready for Sunday.  If you’re interested in serving, simply respond to this email, sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday, or reach out to Rachel Speer, our Adminstrative Assistant, at 501-940-0293 or rachel@coastalcommunitychurch.org.  If you’re a mom with small children, we’ll even provide Child Care (just let us know the ages and number of children). 

Friday’s 5:

  1. If you’d like to help NOW with Operation Christmas Child, please see Teresa Spell.  There are shoe boxes to wrap and other various things that need to be done in preparation for the Wrapping & Packing Party.  You can email her at TeresaSpel@aol.com or call her at 843-442-4555.

  2. The WAVES Student Ministry Silent Auction & Spaghetti Dinner will be Friday, November 17th, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from our students or Ryan Spell. All the proceeds go to the Winter Retreat.  The reason you need to know about it now is that Ryan needs to start collecting a list of goods/services/items that you might be willing to donate for the auction.  If you have something to donate (goods, services, items, trips, memorabilia), you can sign up on your Connect Card, email ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org, or give him a call at 843-442-8985.

  3. Several dates to put on your calendar:  Time Change Sunday is Nov. 5th (clocks “fall back” on Saturday, Nov. 4th).  ONE Combined Service on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 9:30am (ONE Party).  One Combined Service on Sunday, Nov. 26th at 9:30am (Thanksgiving Weekend).  And for all you planners, we’re having 2 Family Style Christmas Eve Services on Sunday, December 24th at 5:30pm & 7pm (no Sunday morning services).

  4. Pastor Chris & Pastor Scott are leading a Trip to the Holy Land next year!  The dates are November 5-14, 2018.  The cost is $4200 (could be less depending on how many people go).  If you are interested in going, there will be an information meeting immediately after church on Sunday, November 12th in the 1st-5th Grade auditorium.  You can also learn more about the trip by visiting this link: http://www.maranathatours.com/Diamond-Nov-2018-Israel

  5. WAVES FRIDAY TAKEOVER,  TONIGHT, October 27th, 6-9pm at Coastal.  Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged!  Best Costume will win a prize!  Dinner, Candy, and Games!  Invite and bring friends!

All In!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Be on the lookout for information about our Annual Christmas Offering!

Friday’s Five – 10-20-17

Dear Coastal,

Hopefully you’ve heard by now, but all 52 lights on our ONE Sign have now officially been lit!  In fact, this past Sunday 2 more people gave their life to Jesus, which actually makes 53!  So what are we going to do?  We’re going to keep sharing the Gospel, keep inviting and bringing our friends, keep reaching out, keep loving!  AND WE’RE GOING TO PARTY!  On Sunday, November 19th, we’re having ONE Big Combined Service and ONE Big Party!  The service time is 9:30am.  Trust me, you’re not going to want to miss this service!  We’re going to CELEBRATE Coastal Style!  Immediately after the service, we’re going to feed you!  There will be Barbeque (of course), fried chicken, mac & cheese, red rice, and CAKE!  Make plans to be there and most importantly, invite & bring a friend to join you!  It’s going to be AWESOME!  Oh and feel free to bring lawn chairs, corn hole, frisbee, and enjoy the day with your Coastal friends & family!  

Ministry Opportunity Spotlight:

Today, I’d like to highlight our Cafe Team!  I don’t know if you know this or not, but WE GIVE AWAY A LOT OF FOOD AND COFFEE each week at Coastal – FOR FREE!  This AWESOME Team of Volunteers makes all the coffee, puts out all the food, preps & cleans everything before and after each service.  If you have ANY hospitality and food service experience, if you can smile and love making others smile, this just might be the Team for you!  Reach out to Matt & Kathy Beam our Cafe Team Leaders today at 843-296-0203 or mattbeam13@yahoo.com.  

Friday’s 5:

  1. October is Operation Christmas Chlid month at Coastal!  Bring any toy that a child ages 2-13 would like that will fit in a shoe box (no perishables, liquids, used items, candy, or toys associated with war or fighting).  Bring all donations to the church on Sunday morning or during the week until Sunday November 5th.  Our Wrapping & Packing Party will be Friday, November 10th, 6pm.  You can also donate money directly to the church to be used to purchase toys.  Simply designate your gift “occ”.

  2. It seems like it’s a long way off, but we need to get the WAVES Student Ministry Silent Auction & Spaghetti Dinner on your radar.  The date will be Friday, November 17th, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from our students or Ryan Spell. All the proceeds go to the Winter Retreat.  The reason you need to know about it now is that Ryan needs to start collecting a list of goods/services/items that you might be willing to donate for the auction.  If you have something to donate, you can sign up on your Connect Card or email ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org.

  3. Our Community Food Bank/Pantry is running low.  You might not be aware of this, but throughout the week we give away A LOT of food to hungry/hurting people in our community.  We accept all non-perishable food items, but definitely need rice, pasta, spaghetti sauce, soups, canned meats, and canned fruit.  Simply bring the food with you to church on Sundays or drop it off during the week.

  4. Pastor Chris & Pastor Scott are leading a Trip to the Holy Land next year!  The dates are November 5-14, 2018.  The cost is $4200 (could be less depending on how many people go).  If you are interested in going, there will be an information meeting immediately after church on Sunday, November 12th in the 1st-5th Grade auditorium.  You can also learn more about the trip by visiting this link: http://www.maranathatours.com/Diamond-Nov-2018-Israel
  5. WAVES FRIDAY TAKEOVER,  Friday night, October 27th, 6-9pm at Coastal.  Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged!  Best Costume will win a prize!  Dinner, Candy, and Games!  Invite and bring friends!

Celebration Time – Come On!

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 (download our FREE App today), or through TEXTing (843-277-8337).  Coastal is fully funded by the generous, consistent giving of its members – YOU!

LET’S PARTY!!!

Dear Coastal,

I just had to let you know the GOOD NEWS!  ONE more person gave their life to Jesus at Coastal today!  That makes 52 – all 52 lights on our ONE sign are now lit!  52 people have indicated that they have given their life to Christ at Coastal this year (and we still have 2 months left)!  When we started this year, that was the goal – over the course of the year we wanted to average at least ONE person each week giving their life to Jesus – 52!  We want it to be normal that people get saved at Coastal.

So now what are we going to do?  Just like they did in Luke 15 – WE’RE GOING TO PARTY!  And you’re invited!  On Sunday, November 19th (one month away), the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we’re having a ONE Party in both of our services!  I don’t know exactly what we’re going to do, but I know it’s going to be fun!  I know we’re going to celebrate!  I know we’re going to give God the glory!

Luke 15:6-7, “Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

Luke 15:9-10, “And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’  In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:23-24, “Bring the fattened calf and kill it (at Coastal this means BARBEQUE – yes there will be FOOD!). Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”

Spread the word!  Invite and bring your friends!  Let’s celebrate what God has done in our midst!  And most importantly, let’s keep sharing the Gospel!  The best is yet to come!

My Heart Is So Full!

Pastor Chris

Friday’s Five – 10-13-17

Dear Coastal,

Don’t forget that October is Operation Christmas Chlid month at Coastal!  Check out the insert in the Bulletin as to what to bring – basically, bring any toy that a child ages 2-13 would like that will fit in a shoe box (no perishables, liquids, used items, candy, or toys associated with war or fighting).  We also need large shoe boxes!  You can bring all donations to the church on Sunday morning or during the week until Sunday November 5th.  Our Wrapping & Packing Party will be Friday, November 10th, 6pm.  You can also donate money directly to the church to be used to purchase toys.  Simply designate your gift “occ”.

Speaking of Operation Christmas Child, this past week our WAVES Student Ministry took a little “field trip” to Wal-Mart to purchase toys!  The spit up into 4 large groups and made a little competition out of it.  Who could get the most items for $150?  They came back to the church LOADED down with toys (I think the High School girls won)!  By the way, that’s another example of your giving making an impact!  Not only do these children around the world receive gifts for Christmas – they also receive a Gospel presentation in their own language!  So come to church on Sunday with toys, gifts, and/or money for Operation Christmas Child!

Ministry Opportunity Spotlight:

Today, I’d like to highlight our 1st Impressions Team!  This is the LIFE Team who help create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere each week at Coastal for our Guests!  They serve EVERYWHERE – in the parking lot, escorting people in our Golf Carts, opening doors, handing out bulletins, directing people, seating people, answering questions, emptying trash, cleaning up between services, taking up the offering, and so much more!  It’s one of our largest Volunteer Teams.  It’s a great entry point to our church.  You get to meet a lot of different people, have a lot of fun, and make a huge impact!  If you love people and can smile, consider joining this AWESOME TEAM!  Reach out to Chris Ranew our 1st Impressions Team Leader today at 706-941-2044 or chrisranew@gmail.com.

Friday’s 5:

  1. New to Coastal?  Like to meet our Staff, Ministry Leaders and other new people like yourself?  Like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the history of our church?  Make plans to attend our next Necomer’s Reception, THIS Sunday, October 15th, 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.
  2. It seems like it’s a long way off, but we need to get the WAVES Student Ministry Silent Auction & Dinner on your radar.  The date will be Friday, November 17th, 6:30pm-8:30pm.  All the proceeds go to the Winter Retreat.  The reason you need to know about it now is that Ryan needs to start collecting a list of goods/services/items that you might be willing to donate for the auction.  If you have something to donate, you can sign up on your Connect Card or email ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org.
  3. Our Community Food Bank/Pantry is running low.  You might not be aware of this, but throughout the week we give away A LOT of food to hungry/hurting people in our community.  We accept all non-perishable food items, but definitely need rice, pasta, spaghetti sauce, soups, canned meats, and canned fruit.  Simply bring the food with you to church on Sundays or drop it off during the week.
  4. Pastor Chris & Pastor Scott are leading a Trip to the Holy Land next year!  The dates are November 5-14, 2018.  The cost is $4200 (could be less depending on how many people go).  If you are interested in going, there will be an information meeting immediately after church on Sunday, November 12th in the 1st-5th Grade auditorium.  You can also learn more about the trip by visiting this link: http://www.maranathatours.com/Diamond-Nov-2018-Israel

  5. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY – One more person gave their life to Jesus this past Sunday at Coastal!  That makes 51!  One more person and we’re going to PARTY (more details about that to come)!!  Pray for salvations!  Pray for my message!  Invite & bring someone to church!  The power of ONE!

Loving What We Do Together!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Don’t forget, if you’re out of town, sick, or just want to share our services with a friend, you can watch our services LIVE each week from our website at: https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/resources/live.  You can also watch video of previous messages.

Friday’s Five – 10-6-17

Dear Coastal,

WOW!  This past Sunday was amazing!  First of all, the weather was perfect for our Tailgating Party!  A huge thanks to all of our Tailgaters!  We couldn’t have done it without you!  I want to especially thank Shealy Pendarvis, Ricky Spell, and Billy & Teresa Burnett who basically brought enough Barbeque & food to feed everyone!  We had 749 in attendance!  5 people got Baptized! And most importantly 3 more people gave their life to Jesus!!  That means we only have 2 more lights on our ONE sign to light!  That means it’s almost time to PARTY!  50 people have given their life to Jesus at Coastal so far this year!  We’re just getting started!  Keep praying!  Keep reaching out!  Keep inviting!  This Sunday’s message is entitled, “The Heart of a Giant Killer” as we take a look at the story of David & Goliath.  Invite and bring a friend!  Don’t miss it!

Ministry Opportunity Spotlight:

Today, I’d like to highlight our awesome Children’s Ministry called Coastal Kidz!  Coastal Kidz cares for, teaches, loves, and serves children Birth-5th Grade each  and every Sunday, during both services.  While we’re in the main auditorium, there are somewhere between 125-150 Children & Volunteers in the Coastal Kidz Building each Sunday!  If you have a heart for children and want to make an impact for eternity, I promise you, there is a place for you in Coastal Kidz!  Teachers, Assistants, Child Check-In, Greeters, Nursery Volunteers, people who wipe down toys after each service – there are lots of opportunities for service!  One person, one service, once a month makes a HUGE IMPACT!  Reach out to Janet Rollins our Children’s Director today!  Janet would love to connect with you, give you a behind the scenes tour, and even allow you to shadow someone in order to help you find a fit.  You can contact Janet at 843-442-8299 or janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org.  

Friday’s 5:

  1. New to Coastal?  Like to meet our Staff, Ministry Leaders and other new people like yourself?  Like to learn more about Pastor Chris and the history of our church?  Make plans to attend our next Necomer’s Reception, Sunday, October 15th, 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.

  2.  Because of your generosity, $3000 was given toward Hurricane Relief!  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 – it’s ministry and it’s outreach – is fully funded by the generous, consistent giving of its members – YOU! 

  3. It seems like it’s a long way off, but we need to get the WAVES Student Ministry Silent Auction & Dinner on your radar.  The date will be Friday, November 17th, 6:30pm-8:30pm.  All the proceeds go to the Winter Retreat.  The reason you need to know about it now is that Ryan needs to start collecting a list of goods/services/items that you might be willing to donate for the auction.  If you have something to donate, you can sign up on your Connect Card or email ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org.

  4. Our Community Food Bank/Pantry is running low.  You might not be aware of this, but throughout the week we give away A LOT of food to hungry/hurting people in our community.  We accept all non-perishable food items, but definitely need rice, pasta, spaghetti sauce, soups, canned meats, and canned fruit.  Simply bring the food with you to church on Sundays or drop it off during the week.

  5. October is Operation Christmas Chlid month at Coastal!  Check out the insert in the Bulletin as to what to bring.  Basically, bring any toy that a child ages 2-13 would like that will fit in a shoe box (no perishables, liquids, used items, candy, or toys associated with war or fighting).  We also need large shoe boxes!  You can bring all donations to the church on Sunday morning or during the week until Sunday November 5th.  Our Wrapping & Packing Party will be Friday, November 10th, 6pm.

In His Service & Yours!

Pastor Chris

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