Friday’s 5 – 2-17-19

It’s been such a great week at Coastal!  First of all, we had a great kick-off for “The Vow!”  We had 646 in attendance and another 186 online!  In fact, did you know that we’ve not been under 600 in attendance in all of 2019!  Then we had a great Newcomer’s Reception with over 20+ new people!  From all reports so far it’s been an awesome kick-off to LIFE Groups!  On Sunday night I was hoping we would have at least 50 show up for Financial Peace.  We had 65!  

And then, this is pretty cool, our church made the short list of “Best Place of Worship” in Charleston City Paper’s Annual “Best of List”! It’s in the “Attractions & City Living” Category.  Drop by and vote for us here if you feel so inclined.  If nothing else, it’s positive advertising for our church. I tell people all the time, there are some great churches in Charleston, we’re just one of them!

Also, I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful Wedding Anniversary (32 years) wishes this week!  Janet and I took the day off and just spent the day relaxing and hanging out.  We then enjoyed a romantic dinner by candlelight at home!  It was awesome! 

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris
Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. LIFE Groups have begun!  But it’s not too late to join one.   There are 3 different ways to sign up for a LIFE Group at Coastal, but you only have to sign up one time/one way.  You can sign up on your Connect Card, at the LIFE Group Tables in the back of our auditorium, or right now online from our website.  Go to our website, check out the catalog, and sign up for a LIFE Group today!
  2. Coastal is hosting a Marriage Seminar – next Friday & Saturday, February 22nd-23rd.  The cost is $100 per couple/$50 per individual.  Meals and Childcare are included.  The Conference is open to the anyone in the community, so feel free to invite someone to join you!  See our website for schedule and details.  You can sign up on your Connect Card or from our website online!  We ARE providing childcare during the Marriage Seminar. If you are interested in being a paid Childcare worker, please reach out to Janet Rollins at janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8299.
  3. As a part of “The Vow” series, on Sunday, February 24th, we’re giving all married couples during both services an opportunity to renew their wedding vows.  And then, immediately after both services that Sunday we’re going to have our version of a “wedding reception” outside underneath a tent complete with cake, pictures, music, and food trucks (bring money for the food trucks)!  It’s going to be quite a Sunday to remember!  The whole series is going to be awesome!  Invite and bring a friend!
  4. Our next Saturday Serve is Saturday, March 2nd!  We will meet at the church at 8:30am to debrief and then disburse to serve!  Come make an IMPACT in our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus!  There is always something for the whole family!  And PLEASE, invite and bring someone to serve with you!  If you have any questions about Saturday Serve or ideas for future service opportunities, please contact Chris Jones at 843-870-4613 or jonescg73@gmail.com.
  5. We’re having 5 Easter Services this year at Coastal!  Two on Saturday night, April 20th, 5pm & 6:30pm, and then we’re having 3 services on Sunday, April 21st, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am.  With 5 services it’s ALL HANDS ON DECK!  In other words, we need everyone serving and volunteering!  Check in with your LIFE Team Leader and go ahead and sign up now.  If you are not yet serving, indicate your interest on your Connect Card and we will help you find a place to serve God by serving others! 
    First Impressions: Chris Ranew / chrisranew@gmail.com
    Cafe: Matt and Kathy Beam / mattbeam13@yahoo.com
    Children’s Ministry: Janet Rollins / janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org
    Prayer Team: Billy Burnett / Billy.burnett@grsi.com
    Security: Bryan Miller / bryan.bcmill@gmail.com

P.S. Don’t forget to vote for Coastal in Charleston City Paper’s Best of Charleston list, “Best Place of Worship.”  It’s found in the “Attractions & City Living” Category.  Spread the word, especially on Social Media, and encourage your friends to vote for Coastal!

Friday’s 5 – 2-8-19

Okay guys you know the drill – this Sunday, February 10th is a Big Day at Coastal!  Yes, every Sunday is a big deal, but this Sunday is a “Big Day” in the sense that we’re kicking off a brand new series called “The Vow.”  It’s a relationship/marriage series.  Whether you’re single or married, I promise you’ll get something out of it.  We’ve also sent out a large postcard to all of West Ashley (over 47,000 homes), inviting them to attend.  So what can you do to help make this Sunday a success?

  1. Pray!  Pray for the people you are inviting and for all the people our church is inviting (the postcard & social media).  Pray for people to come to know Jesus.  Pray for me & my message.  Pray for our staff and volunteers.  Beg God to draw people to Himself through our church.
     
  2. Invite!  Make it a personal goal to invite and bring so many people.  Send emails.  Send personal messages on facebook and other social media.  Share our Facebook posts.  Make a phone call.  Walk across the street or hallway.
     
  3. Welcome!  Go out of you way to speak to & welcome all of our guests (or anyone you don’t know).  Help us treat everyone as our welcome, expected guests in our home.  Remember, guests are GIFTS from God!  Help us treat everyone that way!
     
  4. Consider serving!  A new series & new people mean we need more and more volunteers.  If you’re not already serving somewhere, it’s time to start!  Our 1st Impressions Team is a great place to get started.  Give Chris Ranew our 1st Impressions LIFE Team Leader a call or send him an email – 706-941-2044, chrisranew@gmail.com.  Our Children’s Ministry is also a great place to serve on Sunday morning.  Call Janet, our Children’s Ministry Leader or send her an email – 843-442-8299, janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org.
     
  5. Give.  Special Days incur special expenses.  Come prepared to give generously.  Or better yet, you can give any time using any of the different ways we have to give at Coastal – our website, texting (843-277-8337), or our app.
     
  6. 4 More Things to Consider on the day of the “Big Day” itself.  Parking:  the farther away you park, the better!  Please park at Oakland and save the closer parking for guests.  Service times:  the key is come to the service that your guests are coming to.  If it doesn’t matter to you, please come to the 11:15am service.  BUT THIS IS IMPORTANT, whatever service you attend, come early!  Everything goes smoother (Child Check-In, coffee, getting a seat, helping our guests) when you come a little earlier.   Seating:  PLEASE sit to the front and center of each section.  This makes more room for people as they come in.  And finally, everyone PLEASE FILL OUT A CONNECT CARD!   

Whew!  I think that’s about it!  Sunday is going to be AWESOME!  Most importantly, people are going to come to Jesus!  Like I’ve said Coastal, let’s pray and beg God like it all depends on Him.  But then let’s work, invite, and share like it all depends on us.  Then let’s walk by faith, trust God with the results, and celebrate the outcome!  

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor ChrisHere are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. Coastal has a large, growing, active, and life changing Ministry called MOPS – Mother’s of Preschoolers.  They meet at the church on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday every month during the school year.  They have a huge need that you might be interested in meeting or know someone who would.  They are looking for people interested in helping with childcare.  The childcare workers serve from 9:15am to 11:30am and are paid $20.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Carol Wessell at 843-725-8670 or carolwessel@hotmail.com.
  2. New to Coastal?  Join us THIS Sunday, February 10th in the Welcome Center, immediately following the 11:15am service for our next Newcomers Reception.  This is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet staff and key volunteers, as well as meet some other new people.  Pizza and childcare provided.  RSVP online or respond to this email.
  3. LIFE Groups start this Sunday, February 10th!  It’s still not too late to sign up for a Group.   There are 3 different ways to sign up for a LIFE Group at Coastal, but you only have to sign up one time/one way.  You can sign up on your Connect Card, at the LIFE Group Tables in the back of our auditorium, or online from our website.  Go to our website, check out the catalog, and sign up for a LIFE Group today!
  4. Coastal is hosting a Marriage Seminar – Friday & Saturday, February 22nd-23rd.  The cost is $100 per couple/$50 per individual.  Meals and Childcare are included.  The Conference is open to the anyone in the community, so feel free to invite someone to join you!  See our website for schedule and details ($50 deposit due now).  You can sign up on your Connect Card or from our website online!  We ARE providing childcare during the Marriage Seminar
  5. We ARE providing childcare during the Marriage Seminar.  If you are not attending the seminar, we are looking for about 8 people for this position. The pay is $10 an hour. The times would be: Friday, Feb. 22, 5:45-9:00PM & Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:45AM-12:00PM.  Dinner and breakfast will be provided for the children & Child Care Providers.  We will also have a schedule of games, activities, etc. for the children during each session.  If you are interested, please reach out to Janet Rollins at janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8299.

P.S. As a part of “The Vow” series, on Sunday, February 24th, we’re giving all married couples during both services an opportunity to renew their wedding vows.  And then, immediately after both services that Sunday we’re going to have our version of a “wedding reception” outside underneath a tent complete with cake, pictures, music, and food trucks!  It’s going to be quite a Sunday to remember!  The whole series is going to be awesome!  Invite and bring a friend!

Friday’s 5 – 2-1-19

Woohoo (if you haven’t figured it out, woohoo is my go to happy phrase)!  Tomorrow is our next Saturday Serve!  If you’ve never been to a Saturday Serve, let me explain what happens.  The first Saturday of every month we gather together at the Coastal Cafe at 8:30am.  After hanging out for a few minutes and grabbing some coffee, that month’s Project Leaders give a quick “pitch” for their serving opportunity, someone prays, and then everyone takes off to serve.  Yes, it’s that simple!  All of the projects are usually done by noon.  It’s a great opportunity to meet other people, have fun, get connected, and most importantly, make an IMPACT in our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus.  This month’s projects include:

  1. Serving at the North Charleston Tailgate at the CARTA Super-Stop in North Charleston.  You’ll have the opportunity to feed 100+ hurting, hungry, and homeless people.
  2. 100+ meals prepared in the Coastal Kitchen for My Sister’s House and S.C. Strong.
  3. Organizing and serving at the Lowcountry Food Bank.
  4. Jenkins Orphanage – playing games and making tacos & nachos.  Also, there is a painting project where several areas of the facility need touch up painting (they need paint, rollers, brushes, & drop cloths).  If you are interested in the painting project, please reach out to Chris Jones.
  5. Making crafts for residents at Riverside Life Care Skilled Nursing Facilities.  This project is specifically for young children.

If you have any questions about Saturday Serve or if you have any other future project ideas, please reach out to Chris Jones at Jonescg73@gmail.com or 843-870-4613.  I promise you that it will be one of the most fulfilling things you do this month (plus we give you a FREE t-shirt)!  

I want to thank all of our LIFE Group Leaders for all the hard work, creativity, and effort they put into last week’s LIFE GROUP SUNDAY!  It was such an awesome day!  But most importantly there have been 539 sign ups for LIFE Groups so far!  It’s not too late to sign up for a Group.   There are 3 different ways to sign up for a LIFE Group at Coastal, but you only have to sign up one time/one way.  You can sign up on your Connect Card, at the LIFE Group Tables in the back of our auditorium, or online from our website.  Go to our website, check out the catalog, and sign up for a LIFE Group today!  By the way, LIFE Groups start the week of February 10th.

Sunday, February 10th is going to be a BIG DAY at Coastal!  Not only do LIFE Groups start that week, but we’re kicking off a new sermon series called, “The VOW.”  It’s a marriage & relationship series and whether you hope to get married someday or you’ve already tied “the knot”, I promise you’ll get something out of it.  A large postcard inviting all of West Ashley to attend goes out this week!  So, pull out all the stops and invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to be your guest!  You can pick up extra postcards this Sunday at Coastal to use as invite cards. 

As a part of the series, we’re having our Marriage Seminar, February 22nd & 23rd and a special service on Sunday, February 24th, where we will give all married couples during both services an opportunity to renew their wedding vows.  And then, immediately after both services that Sunday we’re going to have our version of a “wedding reception” outside underneath a tent complete with cake, pictures, and music!  It’s going to be quite a Sunday to remember!  The whole series is going to be awesome!  Start praying, planning, and preparing now for the people you will be inviting!

We ARE providing childcare during the Marriage Seminar.  If you are not attending the seminar, we are looking for about 8 people for this position. The pay is $10 an hour. The times would be: Friday, Feb. 22, 5:45-9:00PM & Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:45AM-12:00PM.  Pizza will be provided for Friday night dinner for the children and the childcare providers, and breakfast will be provided on Saturday morning.  We will also have a schedule of games, activities, etc. for the children during each session.  If you are interested, please reach out to Janet Rollins at janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8299.

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris
Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

1. Coastal has a large, growing, active, and life changing Ministry called MOPS.  MOPS stands for Mother’s of Preschoolers.  They meet at the church on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday every month during the school year.  They have a huge need that you might be interested in meeting or know someone who would.  They are looking for people interested in helping with childcare.  The childcare workers serve from 9:15am to 11:30am and are paid $20.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Carol Wessell at 843-725-8670 or carolwessel@hotmail.com.

2. Our next Saturday Serve is TOMORROW, February 2nd!  We will meet at the church at 8:30am to debrief and then disburse to serve!  Come make an IMPACT in our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus!  There is always something for the whole family!  And PLEASE, invite and bring someone to serve with you!  If you have any questions about Saturday Serve or ideas for future service opportunities, please contact Chris Jones at 843-870-4613 or jonescg73@gmail.com.

3. Start 2019 off right by officially making Coastal Community Church YOUR church family!   The first Membership Class of 2019 is THIS MONDAY NIGHT, February 4th, 6pm-9pm.  Childcare and light refreshments are provided.  You can sign up for the class on our websiteyour Connect Card,or byresponding to this email.

4. New to Coastal?  Join us Sunday, February 10th in the Welcome Center, immediately following the 11:15am service for our next Newcomers Reception.  This is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet staff and key volunteers, as well as meet some other new people.  Pizza and childcare provided.  RSVP online or on your Connect Card.

5. During our Marriage/Relationship Series starting Sunday, February 10th (“The Vow”), Coastal is hosting a Marriage Seminar – Friday & Saturday, February 22nd-23rd.  The cost is $100 per couple/$50 per individual.  Meals and Childcare are included.  The Conference is open to the anyone in the community, so feel free to invite someone to join you!  See our website for schedule and details ($50 deposit due now).  You can sign up on your Connect Card or from our website online!  Don’t miss out on this fun, practical and inspirational event!  Over 90 people have already signed up!

P.S. Many of you have watched our services LIVE Online!  But have you tried giving online?  Your consistent, faithful, generous giving enables our church to make its IMPACT!  It’s easy, safe, and secure!  You can give through our website, our App (yes, we have a FREE App), or TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337!  Try it today!

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