Friday’s Five – 1-26-18

Dear Coastal,

Woohoo!  This Sunday is LIFE GROUP SUNDAY!! Which means that you get to check out all the different groups, meet the Leaders, enjoy some great food, have a blast and MOST IMPORTANTLY – SIGN UP FOR A LIFE GROUP!  You can also go ahead and check out our 2018 Winter/Spring Semester LIFE Group Catalog online and sign up from our website!  By the way, our LIFE Groups are for everyone – whether you’re a member of our church, an occasional attender, or even if you’ve never attended on a Sunday.   We’re called Coastal COMMUNITY Church and you (and your friends and family) are a part of our community.  So spread the word and invite someone to join you!

I want to let you know about our next series starting on Sunday February 11th!  I’m really excited about this series!  It’s called, “Financial Freedom” (and no, don’t worry it’s not all about giving)!  We’re going to talk about things like, “How Do I Find Financial Peace? How Do I Overcome the Desire for More?  How Do I Get Out of Debt?  How Do I Save in this Economy?  How Do I Make Wise Financial Decisions?  How Do I Honor God with My Finances?  How Do I Live Like No One Else?”  I read the prayer requests every week, trust me, we all need this.  This series has the potential to make a huge IMPACT not only in our church, but in our community!  And as a part of the kick-off of this series, we’re doing a “Debt-Free” Giveaway – where we give away $500 to help pay down someone’s debt (one person in each service)!  Start spreading the word now – invite & bring your ONE!

Friday’s 5:

  1. “Covered In Love” – As a part of making an IMPACT in February, we’re collecting filled out Valentines and blankets now through February 14th (you can drop the items off at the church) to be distributed to a local Assisted Living Center.  We’re also looking for Volunteers to deliver them on Valentine’s Day!  Contact Kiersten Brown for more information – 918-798-7299 or kbrown@coastalcommunitychurch.org.
  2. Want to feel more comfortable in sharing your story and your faith with people God puts in your life?  Want to feel like you’re ready and prepared to make an IMPACT?  Then sign up for our IMPACT Seminar, Friday night, March 9th, 6pm-9pm at the church. We’ll provide childcare and food!  Sign on up on your Connect Card or respond to this email (we already have 38 people registered!). 

  3. Make an IMPACT in our community by coming to “Saturday Serve!”  The first Saturday of each month (beginning next Saturday, Februrary 3rd, 8:30am) we’ll gather at the church and then send off groups of people to serve, help, assist different organizations in our community.  This month, we are collecting any and all Thrift Store Donations (furniture, household items, basically anything you’re getting rid of).  There will be a truck here to collect everything from 9am-12noon.  Those donated items are collected to raise funds for families at My Sister’s House.  So even if you can’t stay, come by and drop off your “stuff”!  Contact Kiersten Brown, for more information:  kbrown@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 918-798-7299.

  4. Interested in offically making Coastal your church home?  Our next Membership Class is Saturday morning, February 3rd, 9am-12noon.  Childcare and refreshments provided. You can sign up online, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or respond to this email.

  5. Our next Necomer’s Reception is Sunday, February 25th, 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.  This is a great opportunity for anyone new to Coastal to meet our Staff, our Ministry Leaders, and learn more about Coastal!  It’s a great introduction to Coastal!

Making an IMPACT!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Today is my Beautiful Bride Janet’s Birthday!  She’s not on social media, so feel free to wish her a Happy Birthday via text or email – janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8299. 

Friday Five – 1-19-18

Dear Coastal,

So many exciting things to share with you today!  First of all, our Students had an awesome Winter Retreat!  Most importantly 19 of those Students gave their life to Jesus over the weekend!  Woohoo!  And right now 6 of those Students are getting Baptized this Sunday!  Add that to the 4 peple we Baptized two weeks ago and the 2 people who gave their life to Christ this past Sunday, that’s 21 Salvations and 10 Baptisms so far this year!  Thank you Jesus!  Keep praying!  Keep inviting!  Keep loving!  Beg God to use our church to draw people to Himself!  And when we see each other on Sunday morning, I hope to see the steam rising off of everyone because together we’ve been beating down the gates of Hell and rescuing people ONE life at a time!  Can you tell I’m pumped?!

And Coastal, let me say this – that’s why we give!  We’re funding this mission of “sharing & experiencing the LIFE & LOVE of Jesus with Charleston and the world!”  We’re going to keep reaching people, keep growing!  We’re going to fill both services, add a third, and then build another building!  And then our current building will be completely dedicated to our Students and the Community!  Are you with me?  I know so many of you are!  How do I know that?  Because so many of you give sacrificially!  Our Christmas Offering Goal this past year was the largest we’ve ever set – $60,000.  Drumroll please. . . this year WE gave $66,876.88!!  Wow!  Just WOW!  Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  I know where your heart is!  Together we are making and IMPACT – ONE life at a time!

Friday’s 5:

  1. If you are leading, assisting, or hosting a LIFE Group this Semester there is a Mandatory Life Group Training – either 7pm, Tuesday, Jan 23rd or 10am, Saturday, Jan 27th.  ALL Life Group Leaders (Leaders, Co-Leaders, Assistants), are required to attend one, just choose the date that works best for you.  Childcare provided.

  2. Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade) kicks off the new semester with WAVES Wednesday Night, January 24th, at 6pm!  Invite and bring a Student!
  3. Life Group Sunday – January 28th!  The Big Tent will be setup and everyone will have the opportunity to check out all the different Groups for the Winter/Spring Semester!  Life Groups Kick-Off the week of Sunday, February 11th and end the week of May 13th.  

  4. Help us make an IMPACT in our community by coming to “Saturday Serve.”  The first Saturday of each month (beginning Februrary 3rd, 8:30am) we’ll gather at the church and then send off groups of people to serve, help, assist different organizations in our community.  It’s a tangible way to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Sign up on your Connect Card to volunteer.  If you have any questions or an idea about a worthy cause or volunteer/service opportunity, please contact Kiersten Brown, our Director of Missions & Outreach at kbrown@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 918-798-7299.

  5. Interested in offically making Coastal your church home?  Our next Membership Class is Saturday morning, February 3rd, 9am-12noon.  Childcare and refreshments provided. You can sign up online, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or respond to this email.

Making an IMPACT!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  If you haven’t heard yet, Pastor Scott and I are leading a Trip to the Holy Land!  The dates are November 5-14, 2018.  The cost is $4200 (could be less depending on how many people go).  You can also learn more about the trip by visiting this link: http://www.maranathatours.com/Diamond-Nov-2018-IsraelIf you are interested in going or have any questions, reach out to Pastor Scott at scottw@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Friday’s Five – 1-12-18

Dear Coastal,

Our Students leave for their Annual Winter Retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN TODAY at 6pm!  They return Monday, January 15th at 6pm!  Right now I believe they are taking 66 Students and 16 Adults for a grand total of 82!  Last year’s total was 52!  And more significantly, 14 Students last year indicated that they gave their life to Christ on the Retreat.  I ask you to join me in not only praying for their safety, but that even more of our Students come to Christ this weekend!  Parents, if you have any last minute questions about the Retreat, please call Ryan at 843-442-8985.

We kicked of the New Year baptizing 4 people this past Sunday – woohoo!  Our goal for 2018 is to Baptize 100 people.  To help us accomplish that goal we knew we needed to make getting Baptized more accessible and more available.  So we purchased a new portable Baptistry to help us do that.  In fact, from here on out, you don’t have to wait until WE schedule a Baptism Service.  When you’re ready, just sign up on our Connect Card or on our website and we’ll Baptize you as soon as the following Sunday.  We’d eventually love to see people getting Baptized every Sunday during our worship.  We’d also love to start seeing the people who had a hand in that person becoming a believer do the Baptizing (parents, LIFE Group Leaders, friends).  We will still have several specific Baptism Services throughout the year (like our Beach Baptism). So, let us know when you’re ready!

Friday’s 5:

  1. This Sunday, January 14th, is the last Sunday to give toward our 6th Annual Christmas Offering!  Our goal is $60,000.  We’ll announce our grand total  after this Sunday.  Please designate your gift with the word, “Christmas.”
  2. If you are leading, assisting, or hosting a LIFE Group this Semester there is a Mandatory Life Group Training – either 7pm, Tuesday, Jan 23rd or 10am, Saturday, Jan 27th.  All Life Group Leaders are required to attend one, just choose the date that works best for you.
  3. Life Group Sunday – January 28th!  The tent will be setup and everyone will have the opportunity to check out all the Groups for the Winter/Spring Semester!  Life Groups Kick-Off the week of Sunday, February 11th and end the week of May 13th.
  4. Help us make an IMPACT in our community by coming to “Saturday Serve.”  The first Saturday of each month (beginning Februrary 3rd, 8:30am) we’ll gather at the church and then send off groups of people to serve, help, assist different organizations in our community.  It’s a tangible way to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Sign up on your Connect Card to volunteer.  If you have any questions or an idea about a worthy cause or volunteer/service opportunity, please contact Kiersten Brown, our Director of Missions & Outreach at kbrown@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 918-798-7299.
  5. Interested in offically making Coastal your church home?  Our next Membership Class is Saturday morning, February 3rd, 9am-12noon.  Childcare and refreshments provided. You can sign up online, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or respond to this email.

Making an IMPACT!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Interested in a fun way to serve at Coastal?  Join us tomorrow morning for Chair Set Up!  Each Saturday morning at 9am a group of volunteers come to the auditorium and set up our chairs for Sunday worship.  With 6 or more volunteers it only takes less than 30 minutes.  Plus it’s great fun, you meet other people, and get in some quick exercise!

Friday’s Five – 1-5-17

Dear Coastal,

Wow – talk about a crazy weather week here in Charleston – SNOW and lots of it!  I hope you’ve been able to enjoy this Winter Wonderland!  Like me, I’m sure many of you have a bit of “cabin fever” by now.  We haven’t left our house since Tuesday night!

Right now, we’re simply monitoring the situation for Sunday morning – planning for services as normal, but again, we’ll see what the weekend brings.  Our top priority is safety.  We’re hoping that 2 more days of sunshine clear the roadways for travel.  Check our Facebook page and website for any updates.  Anticipate receving a text/email by Saturday afternoon.  Honestly, it would be great to get out of the house and see everyone on Sunday!

This Saturday, tomorrow, was supposed to be our first “Saturday Serve” of the new year!  However, due to the weather we have decided to officially launch “Saturday Serve” in February – February 3rd to be exact.  Saturday Serve meets the first Saturday of each month and gives our church an opportunity to serve and make an IMPACT in our church and community.’

This Sunday, January 7th, the first Sunday of the New Year, we’ll be kicking off a series called, “IMPACT”.  The word IMPACT is our theme for 2018 – making an impact with our lives in our church, our community, and our world!  The series will be specifically about how to share your faith with the world around you and make an IMPACT!  Don’t miss it!

Friday’s 5:

  1. Our Students leave for their Annual Winter Retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN next Friday, January 12 at 6pm!  They return Monday, January 15th!  If you know you have not turned in the medical release form you can do so on our website under the Student page. You can also complete one when you drop of your student the day of departure.  Also if you need to pay or finish paying for your student’s trip you can do so on the website. Just click give and enter your students name in the special instructions box (Your Students Name/ Winter Retreat). If you have already paid the deposit or are unsure how much you have paid please contact Ryan Spell. If paying online is not possible, you can bring the money the day of departure and we will have a table set up to collect.  If you are interested in providing a scholarship to pay for a Student’s trip, please contact ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org.
  2. If you are planning on leading a LIFE Group in the new semester of 2018, please turn in all your Group information to Pastor Scott by Tuesday, January 9th – scottw@coastalcommunitychurch.org.  Life Group Training – either 7pm, Tuesday, Jan 23rd or 10am, Saturday, Jan 27th.  All Life Group Leaders are required to attend, just choose the date that works best for you.
  3. Life Group Sunday – January 28th!  The tent will be setup and everyone will have the opportunity to check out all the Groups for the Winter/Spring Semester!  Life Groups Kick-Off the week of Sunday, February 11th.
  4. Interested in going public with your faith through Baptism?  Never been Baptized by immersion?  Respond to this email or sign up online to be Baptized on the first Sunday of the New Year – this Sunday, January 7th (or any Sunday).
  5. Interested in offically making Coastal your church home?  Our next Membership Class is Saturday morning, February 3rd, 9am-12noon.  Childcare and refreshments provided. You can sign up online, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or respond to this email.

Happy New Year!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Only 2 more Sunday’s (January 7th & 14th) to give to our 6th Annual Christmas Offering!  Our goal is $60,000.  We’ll announce our grand total  after January 14th.  Please designate your gift with the word, “Christmas.”

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