Friday’s 5 – 8-23-19

Well, I hope you’ve begun to figure out what Group you plan on joining this semester or at least that you’re as excited as I am for LIFE Group Sunday this week at Coastal!  That’s right!  It’s time to get everyone signed up for the Fall Semester of our “Daring Faith” LIFE Groups!  LIFE Group Sunday is similar to a Job/College Fair, but for LIFE GROUPS!  You’ll come to our Worship Service & check in your kids, just like normal, but our Worship Service will be a little shorter.  We’ll then dismiss our adults (not the children) to go out to the giant tent to check out all the different groups (we’ll let you know when to go pick up your kids at the normal time).

Not only will you get to check out all the different Groups, but you will get to meet the Group Leaders, enjoy some great snacks, and have a BLAST!  Most importantly – you can sign up for a LIFE Group!  Don’t miss it!  And as always – invite & bring a friend!

Our church wide “Daring Faith” Campaign kicks off on Sunday morning, September 22nd!  Don’t miss out on what God is going to do in our church and in your life personally this Fall.  If you haven’t already done so, make sure you sign up for one of the Daring Faith Campaign Information Meetings!  These are NOT LIFE Groups!  We have 13 different meetings to choose from – different days and times.  We’re also providing childcare & food at all of them.  We’re doing everything we can to make it easy and convenient for everyone to attend just one of these meetings.  It’s at these meetings that you’ll receive your Daring Faith packet, coloring book, offering bank, and commitment card.  We’ll explain the campaign, what we’re going to build, and how you can be a part of it.  You can sign up 1 of 4 ways:  on your Connect Card on Sunday, at the Daring Faith Campaign Table in the back of the auditorium, respond to this email, or directly from our website.

Also, Parents, THIS Sunday, August 25th, during both services Coastal Kidz is having a Back to School Party in our 3 year old – 5th Grade classes.  Rising 1st Graders will also move into the 1st-5th Grade Class located in the Children’s Auditorium.  This would be a great Sunday to bring in school supplies for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!  Most needed items are pencils, erasers, manual pencil sharpeners, pens, crayons, small composition notebooks, solar powered calculators, rulers, glue sticks (no liquid glue), and pencil cases.  You can drop the donations off at the OCC Collection Box in the back of the auditorium.

I want to thank everyone who brought back blue Coastal bags filled with food to replenish our Community Food Bank.  We take donations each and every Sunday!

Daring to Step Out In Faith With You!

Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. Did you know that we now have a College & Young Adult (18-25) Ministry at Coastal?  Scott Huff, our new Associate Pastor, is leading this Ministry.  In fact, he’s hosting a College/Young Adult “Daring Faith” LIFE Group at his home this semester on Tuesday nights at 7pm starting September 24th.  You can sign up online or at the church this Sunday! 
    We’re also taking our College Students & Young Adults to this year’s Passion Conference, Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 in Atlanta, GA!  What an awesome way to usher in the New Year!  The total cost for the trip is $200 due by September 15th.  The cost will go up to $230 after September 15th.  That cost includes conference, travel, & lodging (food is the only additional cost).  If you’re interested in going and would like more information, please contact Scott Huff at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.  You can also reserve your spot today from our website!
  2. Attention all Mothers of Preschool children:  MOPS is just around the corner!  MOPS will be having their Kick-off Party on Wednesday, August 28th, 9:30am-11am in the Coastal Kidz building on our campus.  All Moms of kids ages birth- Kindergarten are invited to come and register to be a part of MOPS, secure their childcare spot, meet the leaders and learn more about living life To The FULL – this year’s theme.
  3. New to Coastal?  Join us Sunday, September 15th, 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.  You can also simply respond to this email and let us know that you’re coming.
  4. Get Ready! On Wednesday, September 4, our Waves Student Ministry will be kicking off their new semester! From 6pm-8pm every Wednesday, Students 6th-12th Grade are invited to bring all their friends to come out for a night filled with food, games, worship, message and small groups. You’re not going to want to miss out!  Make sure to check out the Waves Student Ministry Instagram for more update – @wavesstudentministry.
  5. Mark your calendars – our next Saturday Serve is Saturday, September 7th!  If you haven’t come to a Saturday Serve yet, make plans to come in September!  I promise you, you’ll be glad you came and that you will receive so much more than you give.  Saturday Serve is open to EVERYONE in our community.  You do not need to be a Member of our church to participate (you don’t even have to be an attender).  We meet in the Coastal Café at 8:30am. After a few minutes of getting to know one another, leaders of multiple projects will brief you on the particulars of the projects they are leading. Afterwards, you’ll choose the project that’s of interest to you and off you’ll go!  All projects are typically finished before lunchtime, so it’s not a sacrifice of your entire Saturday.  Come out and help us tangibly share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with our community!

P.S. We’re looking for volunteers to serve over at Oakland Elementary School this year – the Elementary School across the street from our church.  At Coastal, we believe that if you change the life of a child, you help to change the world!  We have a special relationship with Oakland that has been built on years and years of service and generosity (and quite a few doughnuts and lots of coffee).  If you would be willing to assist in a classroom, help classes in the lunchroom, or even be a Lunch Buddy, please respond to this email or reach out to Susan Cumbie at Susan.Cumbie@us.bosch.com.  Let’s help make this the best year ever at Oakland!

Daring Faith LIFE Group Sunday!

We just unveiled our 2019 Fall Semester LIFE Group Catalog (it’s available online)!  We would love for you to check out all of our different Groups and join one this semester (only 8 weeks)!  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.  

By the way, all of our LIFE Groups this semester are participating in the same study.  It all goes along with our sermon series this Fall called, “Daring Faith – the Key to Miracles.”  How about you?  Are you in need of a miracle?  Would you like to grow in your faith and experience the adventure filled life you were always meant to live?  Join us this Fall!  

The “Daring Faith” series and our LIFE Groups all kick off Sunday, September 22nd.  Since all of our groups are doing the same study, you are simply signing up for a day/time and location.  There are 37 Groups to choose from  – all over Charleston, every day of the week! 

Not only can you view the semester catalong online, but you can sign up for a Group online! Once you sign up for a group, your Group Leader will contact you before the semester begins.   In fact, this Sunday is LIFE Group Sunday!  LIFE Group Sunday is kind of like a College Fair or Job Fair.  There will be a big tent outside on our campus filled with 37 tables representing all the different LIFE Groups this semester.  You’ll be able to meet the leaders, meet other people signing up for your group, and enjoy some great snacks!  Most importantly, you’ll be able to sign up for a Group!  Don’t miss it! 

Have a great week!  Hope to see you on Sunday!

Daring to Step Out In Faith With You!

Pastor Chris

Friday’s 5 – 8-16-19

I’M BAAAACK – back preaching this Sunday that is!  Actually, I haven’t been anywhere. I’ve been right here with you each week and together we got to hear some great messages from Chris Jones, Ryan Spell, and last week from Galen Moyer.  As your Pastor it’s so encouraging to know that there are so many capable and qualified people here to share God’s word and that our church won’t miss a beat, that this church is not built on me and my personality and my preaching, but that it’s built on Jesus and on the eternal word of God.

But what I have been doing these last 3 weeks is preparing our church for what I believe is going to be one of the most exciting seasons of growth in the history of our church – our church wide “Daring Faith” Campaign that kicks off on Sunday morning, September 22nd!  Don’t miss out on what God is going to do in our church and in your life personally this Fall.  If you haven’t already done so, make sure you sign up for one of the Daring Faith Campaign Information Meetings!  We have 13 different meetings to choose from – different days and times.  We’re also providing childcare & food at all of them.  We’re doing everything we can to make it easy and convenient for everyone to attend just one of these meetings.  It’s at these meetings that you’ll receive your Daring Faith packet, coloring book, offering bank, and commitment card.  We’ll explain the campaign, what we’re going to build, and how you can be a part of it.  You can sign up 1 of 4 ways:  on your Connect Card on Sunday, at the Daring Faith Campaign Table in the back of the auditorium, respond to this email, or directly from our website.

Speaking of “Daring Faith”, this Sunday our “Daring Faith” LIFE Group Catalog will be available.  We have 36 different Groups meeting all over Charleston on every day of the week!  All of our Groups are studying the same thing this semester, so what you are signing up for is day of the week and location.  And I’ll let you in on a little secret – YOU CAN CHECK OUT ALL THE GROUPS AND SIGN UP ONLINE NOW!

Next Sunday, August 25th is LIFE Group Sunday!  LIFE Group Sunday is kind of like a College Fair or Job Fair.  There will be a big tent outside on our campus filled with 36 Tables representing all the different LIFE Groups this semester.  You’ll be able to meet the leaders, meet other people signing up for your group, and enjoy some great snacks!  And most importantly, you’ll be able to sign up for a Group!  Don’t miss it!

Also next Sunday, August 25th, during both services Coastal Kidz is having a Back to School Party in our 3 year old – 5th Grade classes.  Rising 1st Graders will also move into the 1st-5th Grade Class located in the Children’s Auditorium.

And speaking of Back to School, as school supplies go on sale, it’s a great time to grab extras for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!  Most needed items are pencils, erasers, manual pencil sharpeners, pens, crayons, small composition notebooks, solar powered calculators, rulers, glue sticks (no liquid glue), and pencil cases.  You can drop the donations off at the OCC Collection Box in the back of the auditorium.

I want to thank everyone who took home a blue fabric Coastal bag to replenish our Community Food Bank.  Every single bag was taken!  Simply fill the bag with food and bring it with you to church on Sunday.

Daring to Step Out In Faith With You!

Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. Our new Associate Pastor, Scott Huff, will be leading our College & Young Adults (18-25) to this year’s Passion Conference, Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 in Atlanta, GA!  What an awesome way to usher in the New Year!  The total cost for the trip is $200 due by Sept. 15.  The cost will go up to $230 after Sept. 15.  That cost includes conference, travel, & lodging
    (food is the only additional cost).  If you’re interested in going and would like more information, please contact Scott Huff at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.  You can also reserve your spot today from our website!
  2. One of the aspects of our “Daring Faith” Campaign that we are most excited about is the way it involves everyone – even our children.  Our children will participating in a “Daring Faith” curriculum in Coastal Kidz that goes along with what I’ll be preaching and what our Groups will be studying.  On top of all that, we’ll be providing a “Daring Faith” Coloring Book for every child.  If you are working on a page for our Coloring Book, don’t forget that your pages are due this Sunday, August 18th.
  3. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and officially making our church, your church family? Our next Membership Class is THIS Saturday morning (tomorrow), August 17th 9am-12noon.  Childcare and light refreshments are provided.  You can sign up for the class on our website or byresponding to this email.
  4. Rising 6th Graders Party – Wednesday, August 21st. Meet at Skyzone in Mt. Pleasant. Event begins at 6:00pm, goes till 7:00pm and includes jump time and pizza. Great time for student to meet other new students and leaders and for parents to hear from adult leaders, student leaders and youth staff about Waves Student Ministry.  FREE!
    And don’t forget that WAVES Wednesdays resume on Wednesday, September 4th, 6pm at the church!
  5. Chair Set-up has begun!  We (volunteers) set up the chairs in the auditorium each Saturday morning at 9am (except for the 1st Saturday of each month – Saturday Serve does it at 8:30am).  It’s a great way to get some exercise, meet other people, and serve our church all at the same time!  We could definitely use volunteers to help.  If you are interested in being part of our “chair ministry”, please reach out to Joey Broach at 843-901-6455.

    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!

Friday’s 5 – 8-9-19

As you can see from the picture above, the weather for this past Sunday’s Beach Baptism was a little tricky to say the least.  Ominous might be a better word.  However, when this picture was taken, if you were to turn around and look out into the ocean, it was clear skies – at least long enough for us to get everyone Baptized, 13 more people to be exact!  Even though our Beach Baptisms are over for the Summer, don’t forget that if you’re ready to be Baptized, we’re ready to do it any Sunday, any service.  Simply let us know when.

I want to thank everyone who has been bringing food to replenish our Community Food Bank.  This Sunday, immediately after each service we’re going to be handing out our blue fabric Coastal Bags for people to take home, fill up with food, and return the following Sunday.

You should have received an email from me this week inviting you to sign up for a “Daring Faith Campaign Information Meeting” at the church.  There are 13 different meetings to choose from on different dates and different times from September 3rd-20th. The meetings will last approximately 75 minutes.  Childcare and food will be provided at all of them to make it convenient for everyone to attend.  These meetings are NOT LIFE Groups.  At these meetings I will explain in great detail the entire Daring Faith Campaign – what we’re going to build, how much it will cost, how we’re going to do it, and answer any of your questions.  At that meeting you’ll also receive your Campaign Packet, Commitment Card, Offering Bank, & Coloring Book. 

We’re asking our entire church, everyone who considers Coastal their church home  – YOU – to pick a date/time and attend just one of those meetings.  You can sign up 1 of 4 ways:  on your Connect Card on Sunday, at the Daring Faith Campaign Table in the back of the auditorium, respond to this email, or directly from our website.

Here’s a list of the meetings (Childcare & Food provided at ALL of them):

September 3: Tuesday evening @7:00PM
September 4: Wednesday morning @7AM
September 4: Wednesday morning @9AM
September 6: Friday evening @7PM
September 8: Sunday @1PM
September 8: Sunday @6PM
September 12: Thursday evening @ 7PM
September 13: Friday Lunch @12PM
September 14: Saturday morning @9AM
September 15: Sunday evening @6PM
September 17: Tuesday evening @ 7PM
September 18: Wednesday Lunch @12PM
September 20: Friday evening @7PM

Go to our website, pick a date, and sign up today!

Daring to Step Out In Faith With You!

Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. Our new Associate Pastor, Scott Huff will be leading our College & Young Adults (18-25) to this year’s Passion Conference, Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 in Atlanta, GA!  What an awesome way to usher in the New Year!  The total cost for the trip is $200 due by Sept. 15.  The cost will go up to $230 after Sept. 15.  That cost includes conference, travel, & lodging
    (food is the only additional cost).  If you’re interested in going and would like more information, please contact Scott Huff at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.
  2. “Daring Faith” Campaign Update:  If you’re still interested in possibly facilitating a Daring Faith LIFE Group, we need to confirm that this weekend.  If you’ve signed up to facilitate a “Daring Faith” LIFE Group this upcoming semester, make sure you’ve turned in all your information.    Our goal is to get EVERYONE who considers Coastal their home into a Group (You can do anything for 8 weeks)!  This will help create focused alignment as together we all step out in faith and give sacrificially to begin building Phase 2 on our campus! 
    Our LIFE Group Leader Training Meetings (for everyone Leading/Assisting/Hosting a LIFE Group) are Tuesday night, August 20th, 6:30pm-8:30pm OR Saturday morning, August 24th, 10am-12noon (choose one).  LIFE Group Sunday will be Sunday, August 25th.
    For those of you who are drawing pages for our “Daring Faith” Coloring Book, don’t forget that your pages are due no later than next Sunday, August 18th. If you are interested in helping with the coloring book, please respond to this email and let us know NOW.   We’ll provide several themes and subjects that go along with the campaign and then leave the rest up to you.
  3. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and officially making our church, your church family? Our next Membership Class is next Saturday morning, August 17th 9am-12noon.  Childcare and light refreshments are provided.  You can sign up for the class on our websiteyour Connect Card,or byresponding to this email.
  4. End of Summer Lockin – Thursday, August 15th. Meet at the church at 9:30pm. 15 Passenger Vans will be taking Students to Stars and Strikes. Awesome night full of unlimited bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade games, pizza, drinks, and ice cream. Bus will return to church at 6:30am.  FREE!
    Rising 6th Graders Party – Wednesday, August 21st. Meet at Skyzone in Mt. Pleasant. Event begins at 6:00pm, goes till 7:00pm and includes jump time and pizza. Great time for student to meet other new students and leaders and for parents to hear from adult leaders, student leaders and youth staff about Waves Student Ministry.  FREE!
  5. Chair Set-up starts THIS Saturday (tomorrow morning), August 10th at 9am.  We could definitely use volunteers to help.  If you are interested in being part of our “chair ministry”, please respond to this email or reach out to Joey Broach at 843-901-6455.  It’s a great way to get some exercise, meet other people, and serve our church all at the same time! 

P.S. With all of our LIFE Groups, Daring Faith Campaign Meetings, and MOPS (on top of Newcomer’s Lunch & Membership Class), we’re in need of more Childcare Workers! At the church, this is a paid job – $10 an hour.  At our LIFE Groups that provide childcare, the adults typically pitch in money and pay the same.  If you are interested in getting on the list of available Childcare Workers, please respond to this email.

Friday’s 5 – 8-2-19

I can’t wait for Sunday! We’re having our 2nd Beach Baptism of the Summer! The Baptism will be this Sunday at 4pm at Folly Beach County Park. Bring your whole family and join us out at the Beach as we celebrate new life and next steps!  In fact, invite and bring your friends!  Make sure you leave early – traffic is always an issue out at Folly.  Bring money for parking, unless you’re a Gold Pass member.  And remember we’re at the Folly Beach County Park (far right side of the beach), not the pier.  Look for a Coastal Flag on the beach!  We’ll be close to the entrance side of the beach, near the shelter.  If you would like to be Baptized, but haven’t yet signed up, simply respond to this email.  We would love for you to participate!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. This Saturday, August 3rd is our next Saturday Serve (It’s always the 1st Saturday of every month)!  If you haven’t come to a Saturday Serve yet, do so this month!  I promise you, you’ll be glad you came and that you will receive so much more than you give.  We meet in the Coastal Café at 8:30am. After a few minutes of getting to know one another, leaders of multiple projects will brief you on the particulars of the projects they are leading. Afterwards, you’ll choose the project that’s of interest to you and off you’ll go!  All projects are typically finished before lunchtime, so it’s not a sacrifice of your entire Saturday.  Come out and help us tangibly share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with our community!
  2. “Daring Faith” Campaign Update:  If you’re interested in leading/assisting/hosting a “Daring Faith” LIFE Group this upcoming semester, it’s time to let us know.  You can respond to this email or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday.  If you ARE leading a Group, it’s time to turn in all your information.  Our goal is to get EVERYONE who considers Coastal their home into a Group (You can do anything for 8 weeks)!  This will help create focus alignment as together we all step out in faith and give sacrificially to begin building Phase 2 on our campus!
    Our LIFE Group Leader Training Meetings (for everyone Leading/Assisting/Hosting a LIFE Group) are Tuesday night, August 20th, 6:30pm-8:30pm OR Saturday morning, August 24th, 10am-12noon (choose one).  LIFE Group Sunday will be Sunday, August 25th.
    Beginning this Sunday you’ll have a chance to sign up to attend one of our “Daring Faith” Campaign Meetings.  I will be hosting 13 different meetings at the church from September 3rd – September 20th (different days, times, childcare provided, and even food provided at some of them).  We’re asking everyone who calls Coastal their home to attend just one of them.  At those meetings we’ll be going over all the details of the “Daring Faith” Campaign – what we’re building, what it will cost, and what is the process.  You’ll be able to sign up for one of those meetings starting this Sunday on your Connect Card.
    For those of you who are drawing pages for our “Daring Faith” Coloring Book, don’t forget that your pages are due no later than Sunday, August 18th. If you are interested in helping with the coloring book, please respond to this email and let us know NOW.   We’ll provide several themes and subjects that go along with the campaign and then leave the rest up to you.
  3. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and officially making our church, your church family? Our next Membership Class is  Saturday morning, August 17th 9am-12noon.  Childcare and light refreshments are provided.  You can sign up for the class on our websiteyour Connect Card,or byresponding to this email.
  4. End of Summer Lockin – Thursday, August 15th. Meet at the church at 9:30pm. Bus will take Students to Stars and Strikes. Awesome night full of unlimited bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade games, pizza, drinks, and ice cream. Bus will return to church at 6:30am.  FREE!
    Rising 6th Graders Party – Wednesday, August 21st. Meet at Skyzone in Mt. Pleasant. Event begins at 6:00pm, goes till 7:00pm and includes jump time and pizza. Great time for student to meet other new students and leaders and for parents to hear from adult leaders, student leaders and youth staff about Waves Student Ministry.  FREE! 
  5. We start stacking and packing our chairs this Sunday after the 11:15am service (Orange Grove Middle School’s Volleyball Camp begins this week).  Which means that we also start setting our chairs back up starting next Saturday, August 10th at 9am.  We could definitely use volunteers to help.  If you are interested in being part of our “chair ministry”, please respond to this email or reach out to Joey Broach at 843-901-6455.  It’s a great way to get some exercise, meet other people, and serve our church all at the same time! 

    P.S. We are looking to expand our IMPACT at Oakland Elementary School this new school year by participating in a weekly Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program.  If you are interested in participating and learning more about the program, please respond to this email.

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