Friday’s 5 – 1-17-20

I hope you’re enjoying “The New You” sermon series that we’re in right now!  So far we’ve talked about the new you spiritually and last week the new you physically.  This Sunday I’ll be talking about the new you emotionally – emotional health.  It’s an area that we don’t talk about very often, but it’s a powerful area of our life that dictates much of our every day well-being and fulfillment.  But I don’t want this Sunday just to be another intellectual exercise for you.  So to help prepare you for this Sunday’s message, I want you to think about and answer a question for me.  In the season of life that you’re currently in, is there a dominant emotion that you find constantly trending in your life?  What emotion seems to be dominating the way that you feel in this season of life?  What is it that you’re struggling with?  Whatever it is, is it something that you find that’s taking over your life, just wreaking havoc in certain areas, perhaps certain relationships, whatever that emotion is? Do me a favor and go ahead and identify what some of those emotions are in your life.  It could be worry, anxiety, jealousy, fear, sadness, anger, or a host of others.  It will help you come prepared for what God will do in your life this Sunday.

I also want to let you know about the next series after “The New You.”  On Sunday, February 9th we’ll be kicking off a new series called, “The Journey.”  The idea behind the series is that we’ll be going on a chronological journey with Jesus through the Gospels.  Each week we’ll be looking at a different story/encounter of Jesus – from His Baptism and temptation in the wilderness all the way to His trial and encounter with Pilate.  Now obviously we can’t hit every story/encounter of Jesus in 9 weeks, but we believe that this is going to the perfect series as we continue to read through the 4 Gospels together leading up to Easter Weekend!  I’m really excited about it!  Hopefully it will bring to life what you’re reading throughout the week. 

Our WAVES Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade) is leaving today at 3pm to Pigeon Forge, TN with 90 people for their Winter Retreat!  Please keep Pastor Ryan, all of his volunteers, and all of the Students in your prayers.  Pray for safety and protection; pray that they have a blast; but also pray for lives to be forever changed!  They return to the church on Monday at 6pm.

You should be receiving your 2019 Giving Statement from our church this week.  If you have any questions about your statement, please contact the office (843-571-1777) and speak with Ashley Hojnacki.  Your consistent, faithful, generous giving enables our church to make its IMPACT.

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. Want to feel more comfortable in sharing your story and your faith with the 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, Sunday night, February 23rd,4pm-7pm at the church. We’ll provide childcare and food!  For more information or to sign up, please contact Pastor Chris Jones or respond to this email.
  2. You’ll get a chance to preview the Spring Semester LIFE Group Catalog this Sunday in your bulletin!   LIFE Group Sunday will be the following Sunday, January 26th, and LIFE Groups will begin the week of February 9th.  And here’s a little secret – you can also check them out and go ahead and sign up online!  Our LIFE Group Leader Training for all Leaders & Assistants is either Tuesday, January 21st, 6:30pm-8:30pm or Saturday, January 25th, 10am-12noon (pick one).
  3. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and officially making our church, your church family? Our next Membership Class is Saturday, February 8th 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. For those of you participating in our 100 Day Challenge, today’s reading is Matthew 16.  Remember there are 6 components of the 100 Day Challenge, 6 things we are asking you to do (3 are daily – 3 are next steps).  Daily:  1. Read Through the 4 Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John – we’re providing the calendar).  2. Memorize 1 Bible verse a week.  This weeks verse has been Matthew 10:32-33. 3. Get Moving. Find an activity or exercise that you can do each day for 100 Days. Next Steps:  1. Take the Next Step In Your Giving.  2. Start Serving.  3. Join A LIFE Group.
  5. This Easter Weekend Coastal is having 7 Services:  Friday, April 10th, 7pm;  Saturday, April 11th, 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm;  Sunday, April 12th, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am.  With 7 Services it’s ALL HANDS ON DECK!  In other words, we need all volunteers serving multiple services.  Check with your LIFE Team Leader and go ahead and sign up now.  If you are not yet serving, respond to this email or indicate your interest on your Connect Card, and we will help you find a place to serve God by serving others!  Our goal this year is to reach over 2000 people over the Easter Weekend!

    P.S. Each and every Saturday morning at 9:30am we’re looking for volunteers to come and help “unstack” and set up our chairs in the auditorium for our Sunday services.  If you are interested in being part of our “chair ministry”, please respond to this email or reach out to Ken Bartlett.  It’s a great way to get some exercise, meet other people, and serve our church all at the same time!

Friday’s 5 – 1-10-20

I’ve been chomping at the bit to share this latest video with you from our architect of what we’re going to be building on our campus this year!  We’ll be playing it again this Sunday!  It should help you to better visualize what we’ve been talking about and what we’re going to be building.

 For those of you who are new to Coastal, this past Fall our church participated in a church wide spiritual growth/giving campaign called Daring Faith.  At the end of the campaign our church gave the largest single offering in the history of our church – $202,635.80!  We also made 3 year commitments totalingover $1.7 million in order to secure a loan to build what you see above.  It was truly a MIRACLE!  If you would like to be a part of this move of God at our church you can pick up a Daring Faith Magazine & Commitment Card at the kiosk in the back of our auditorium.  You can fill out and turn in a Commitment Card anytime.  You can also fill one out online here.  You can give toward this Campaign anytime by simply designating your giving, “daring faith”.  We would love for you to be a part of what God is doing here at Coastal!  Help us leave a legacy for future generations!

For those of you who first hand experienced what I’m talking about, participated, and made commitments, I can’t thank you enough for your faithful generosity!  We could not do this without you.  We have now completed the Design Development Phase with LS3P (our architect) and all of those documents have been submitted to the Builder (Hill Construction) for further development and pricing.  We hope to have all construction documents completed and ready to present to the City for permitting in March.  I want to ask everyone to keep Hill Construction & LS3P in your prayers as they work together with us to provide exactly what we need at the best price.  Also, please begin praying now for the permitting process.  Typically, this is a very long and difficult process in Charleston.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  We will share any updates as they happen.  I’m simply asking you to continue to be faithful in your giving toward Daring Faith.  Remember it’s not equal gifts, it’s equal sacrifice.  We can’t all give the same amount, but we can all sacrifice.  It’s the consistent giving from all of us that together makes a huge IMPACT.  I love this verse in 2 Corinthians 8:11, “Now you should finish what you started. Let the eagerness you showed in the beginning be matched now by your giving. Give in proportion to what you have.”  Let’s finish what we started and let our eagerness be matched by our giving.  By the way, giving electronically is 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!  Don’t forget that if you are giving toward our “Daring Faith” Campaign to designate your giving with the keyword, “daringfaith” (all one word, no space).  Thank you in advance for your generosity!  I hope you’re as excited as I am!

This Sunday I’ll be in part two of our new series, “The New You.”  I’ll be talking about specific strategies for intentionally improving your overall physical health and wellness!  Don’t miss it!  Invite and bring someone to church with you this Sunday!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. Want to feel more comfortable in sharing your story and your faith with the 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, Sunday night, February 23rd,4pm-7pm at the church. We’ll provide childcare and food!  For more information or to sign up, please contact Pastor Chris Jones or respond to this email.
  2. Attention all LIFE Group Leaders:  all final information about the upcoming 2020 Winter/Spring Semester of LIFE Groups must be turned in this weekend toPastor Scott at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.  LIFE Group Leader Training for all LIFE Group Leaders/Assistants/Hosts is either Tuesday, January 21st, 6:30pm-8:30pm or Saturday, January 25th, 10am-Noon (pick one).  The new catalog will be in the bulletin on Sunday, January 19th and then LIFE Group Sunday will be Sunday, January 26th!  Groups start the week of February 9th.
  3. New to Coastal?  Join us THIS Sunday, January 12th, 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. For those of you participating in our 100 Day Challenge, today’s reading is Matthew 10.  Remember there are 6 components of the 100 Day Challenge, 6 things we are asking you to do (3 are daily – 3 are next steps).  Daily:  1. Read Through the 4 Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John – we’re providing the calendar).  2. Memorize 1 Bible verse a week.  This weeks verse has been Matthew 6:34. 3. Get Moving. Find an activity or exercise that you can do each day for 100 Days. Next Steps:  1. Take the Next Step In Your Giving.  2. Start Serving.  3. Join A LIFE Group.
  5. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and officially making our church, your church family? Our next Membership Class is Saturday, February 8th 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.

    P.S. You should be receiving your 2019 Giving Statement from our church sometime next week.  If you have any questions about your statement, please contact the office (843-571-1777) and speak with Ashley Hojnacki.  Your consistent, faithful, generous giving enables our church to make its IMPACT.

Friday’s 5 – 1-3-20

I sincerely hope you and your family have had a great start to 2020!  Don’t forget that we are back to our normal service times this Sunday – two services, 9:30am and 11:15am.  After a couple of weeks of people being out of town, this is the perfect Sunday for everyone to return!  It’s the first Sunday of the New Year, AND we’re kicking off a new series called, “The New You.”  We’re going to be talking about specific strategies for intentionally improving your overall health and wellness in the different areas of your life – spiritual, physical, emotional, financial, and relational.  Don’t miss it!  We need this!

As you’re praying about goals and changes you want to make in 2020, can I encourage you to include making Coastal a priority? Jesus called the church His Body, His Bride.  Jesus died for the church.  Jesus started the church.  The church is the Family of God and the only thing that will last on into eternity.  The church is the hope of the world, and when done right, there is nothing greater or more powerful than the local church.  However, there is no perfect church – because the church is made up of people, you and me, and there are no perfect people.  Church attendance/involvement is just like any other habit – it’s easy to make excuses and get out of the habit.  So, my advice, make a commitment and push through.  If it’s been a while, come this Sunday.  If you already attend regularly, maybe it’s time you started serving.  Maybe this is the semester that you join a LIFE Group.  And how about this – invite and bring someone with you to church!  You never know the power of a simple invitation.
LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. Our next Saturday Serve is THIS Saturday, January 4th (tomorrow)!  We meet at the church at 8:30am to debrief and then disburse to serve!  All projects are typically finished before lunchtime, so it’s not a sacrifice of your entire Saturday.  Come make an IMPACT in our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus!  If you have any questions about Saturday Serve or ideas for future projects, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.
  2. Our 2020 Winter/Spring Semester of LIFE Groups is starting to take shape!  For those of you who are leading, it’s time to turn in your Group information to Pastor Scott at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.  LIFE Group Leader Training is either Tuesday, January 21st, 6:30pm-8:30pm or Saturday, January 25th, 10am-Noon (pick one).  LIFE Group Sunday will be January 26th!
  3. New to Coastal?  Join us Sunday, January 12th, 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. I hope you’ve had a great start with our 100 Day Challenge!  Today’s reading is Matthew 4.  Remember there are 6 components of the 100 Day Challenge, 6 things we are asking you to do (3 are daily – 3 are next steps).  Daily:  1. Read Through the 4 Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John – we’re providing the calendar).  2. Memorize 1 Bible verse a week (they’re listed on Sundays of the calendar). 3. Get Moving. Find an activity or exercise that you can do each day for 100 Days. Next Steps:  1. Take the Next Step In Your Giving.  2. Start Serving.  3. Join A LIFE Group.   Even though the 100 days have already started, we’d love for you to jump in.  Simply respond to this email or sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday if you want to join in.  For those who sign up, you’ll receive a weekly email and periodic encouragements/reminders.
  5. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and officially making our church, your church family? Our next Membership Class is Saturday, February 8th 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.

    P.S. With the start of the New Year, this is the perfect time for you to start giving online. You might even consider automating your giving through your Bank.  Your consistent, faithful, generous giving enables our church to make its IMPACT!  Giving electronically is 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!  Don’t forget that if you are giving toward our “Daring Faith” Campaign to designate your giving with the keyword, “daringfaith” (all one word, no space).  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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