Friday’s 5 – 2-26-21

For a while now, we’ve been praying about some possible next steps for our church as far as community outreach is concerned.  We’ve really felt like one of those next steps would be helping to transform a neighborhood right here in West Ashley – a place where we could dig in over time and make a real lasting IMPACT.  And then God opened a door for our involvement at “The Pink House” in the Ardmore Neighborhood.  The Pink House over the years has served as a community center of sorts – a lighthouse of help and hope in a neighborhood with great, great need.  

But here’s the reality – The Pink House needs some help.  The property has fallen into disrepair and needs a lot of TLC.  So join us this Saturday (tomorrow), 9am-1pm for a Yard Clean Up Project at the Pink House.  We’ll meet in the Coastal Welcome Center tomorrow morning at 9am.  We’re going to be doing some raking, laying down landscaping fabric, putting out mulch and pine straw.  We’re also going to haul away some old debris and wood.  The reality is this, the PINK House is not fully ready for larger scale outreach in the community (Neighborhood Tailgate Parties, VBS, etc).  There is work that needs to be accomplished in order to revitalize the grounds and to communicate to the neighborhood that the PINK House is up and running and that Coastal is here to minister to the community.  I hope you’ll consider joining us as we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus where we live, work, parent, and play!  By the way, you can sign up right now for this project, and MANY OTHERS by going to:  www.coastalcommunitychurch.org/missions

And if you’re planning on coming to the church on Saturday for the Pink House Yard Clean Up, why not come early and help us set up Coastal Kidz at Orange Grove Middle School (right across the street from the church).  We’ll be there at 8am and be done in plenty of time to meet in the Welcome Center at 9am.  In fact, we’re there every Saturday morning during our Construction Project and would love for you to join us!

I hope your 40 Day Easter Fast has started off strong!  Remember the Easter Fast goes all the way until Good Friday, April 2nd.  Jesus said, “When you fast . . .”  In other words, Jesus meant for fasting to be a regular part of the Christian lifestyle.  Fasting is simply denying yourself something physical for a set period of time for the spiritual purpose of focusing on prayer, the Word, and your relationship with God.  Sometimes the first few days of a fast are the most difficult.  Satan will plant seeds in your mind that it’s really no big deal, no one will know if you really do it, or that it really doesn’t make any difference.  Remember, Satan is a liar and the Father of Lies!  Jesus promises in His Word that the Father will reward you!  How will He reward you?  I don’t know, but I know that He will!  So – keep it up and don’t give up!  What you are doing has eternal consequences, and God is using it to do a work in you.  But remember the focus is not on the actual thing you are giving up. It’s your relationship with God.   And to help you in that relationship, each Monday morning of the Fast we will send you a email that includes a themed devotional for the week and daily Scripture readings to guide your time.  I love you Coastal and I love being your Pastor!  Hope to see you over the weekend – serving on Saturday and worshipping on Sunday – in-person or online!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris 

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. UPCOMING OUTREACH PROJECTS:
    PINK House –  The PINK House is a “community center” of sorts in the Ardmore subdivision in West Ashley.  We are going to be helping with a Yard Clean Up THIS Saturday (tomorrow), February 27th, 9am-1pm.   
    Tricounty Family Ministries –  We will be assisting with their Emergency Grocery Distribution, Wednesday, March 3rd, 9am-1pm.
    Saturday Serve –  The foundation of all of our serving opportunities at Coastal really starts with Saturday Serve – the first Saturday of every month.  The next Saturday Serve is Saturday, March 6th.  We meet in the Welcome Center/Cafe at 8:30am, project leaders make a “pitch” for their serving opportunity, and then we serve!  Make plans NOW to be there!
    Soldier’s Angels – We’ll be helping with the Veteran’s Mobile Food Distribution, Tuesday, March 9th, 8am-1pm.
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613. 
  2. Interested in officially making Coastal your church family by becoming a Member?  Our next Membership Class is Saturday morning, April 17th, 9:30am-12noon. You can respond to this email, sign up on our website, or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday.  You can join us either in-person or online through Zoom.
  3. Woohoo!  LIFE Groups have now officially started for this semester!  However, it’s not too late to join one!  Check out the 2021 WINTER/SPRING LIFE GROUP CATALOG and sign up today!  There are 2 ways to sign up for a LIFE Group, but you only have to sign up one time/one way.  You can sign up online from our website oron your Connect Card (in-person or online).  We have 23 different LIFE Groups this semester – online and/or in-person Groups, activity Groups, study Groups, and more!  There is something for EVERYONE!  Make sure you check out our catalog and sign up today!   After you sign up, your Group leader will contact you with all the information you need.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Scott Huff – 859-230-5129.
  4. Easter Sunday is April 4th!  Coastal is having 6 Easter Services over 3 days this year:  Friday, April 2nd, 7pm (no Coastal Kidz);  Saturday, April 3rd, 4:30pm, 6pm;  Sunday, April 4th, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am.  Start praying about who you’re going to invite and bring.  And with 6 services, keep in mind that it’s ALL HANDS ON DECK!  In other words, we need everyone serving and volunteering!  Check with your LIFE Team Leader and go ahead and sign up now!
  5. If you’re fairly new to Coastal, a great next step is our Newcomers Reception.  Our next Newcomers Reception is Sunday, March 7th, in the Welcome Center immediately following the 11:15am service (at approximately 12:30pm).  This will also be available online!  This is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet staff and key volunteers, as well as meet some other new people.  RSVP online or on your Connect Card.

    P.S. DON’T FORGET – we offer our Coastal Members and regular attendees free access to RightNow Media, an online church video library.  It’s just one of the many ways to express our generosity to our church family.  Essentially, RightNow Media is a Netflix for Bible studies with videos for kids, students, singles, parents and married couples by teachers like Dave Ramsey, John Piper, Max Lucado, Tim Tebow, and more. All the content can be accessed from any computer or smart television and through the RightNow Media app on a phone, tablet, Roku, Apple TV, etc.  If you haven’t already  done so, click here to set up your account! 

New Outreach Opportunity

I want to let you know about a new opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus where we live, work, parent, and play that we’re very excited about!  We are beginning a ministry partnership with “The Pink House” in the Ardmore Neighborhood right here in West Ashley.  The Pink House over the years has served as a community center of sorts – a lighthouse of help and hope in a neighborhood with great need.   Ardmore has a host of social issues.  These issues include drugs, alcohol, gang activity, and struggling low income families.  There is a real opportunity for our church to make a lasting IMPACT right in our own backyard by serving those in need.  The possibilities for ministry and impact are unlimited!  In fact, this past week a team of volunteers from Coastal organized a free Clothing Distribution at the Pink House.  

But here’s the reality – The Pink House property has fallen into disrepair and needs a lot of TLC.  So to help create neighborhood goodwill and to literally prepare the soil for future ministry, Coastal is organizing a Yard Clean Up Project this Saturday, February 27th from 9am until 1pm.  We’ll meet in the Coastal Welcome Center this Saturday at 9am.  We’re going to be doing some raking, laying down landscaping fabric, putting out mulch and pine straw.  We’re also going to haul away some old debris and wood left on the property from previous ministry.  The reality is this, the PINK House is not fully ready for larger scale outreach in the community (Neighborhood Tailgate Parties, VBS, etc).  There is work that needs to be accomplished in order to revitalize the grounds and to communicate to the neighborhood that the PINK House is up and running and that Coastal is here to minister to the community. 

So roll up your sleeves, grab your rakes, blowers, and other lawn equipment and join us this Saturday as we look to take these initial steps!  We’ll be done by 1pm so it won’t be a sacrifice of your entire Saturday.  Also, if you are professional landscaper and you’re willing to help with your time and equipment, we’d love to have you.  If you own an open-styled trailer and you are willing to sacrifice your time by helping to haul items to the Bees Ferry Landfill, we’d love to have you. 

You can sign up right now by going to:  www.coastalcommunitychurch.org/missions.  You can also contact our Outreach Pastor, Chris Jones by email with any questions at chrisjones@coastalcommunitychurch.org.

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris 

P.S. If you’re planning on coming to the church on Saturday for the Pink House Yard Clean Up, why not come early and help us set up Coastal Kidz at Orange Grove Middle School (right across the street from the church).  We’ll be there at 8am and be done in plenty of time to meet in the Welcome Center at 9am.  In fact, we’re there every Saturday morning during our Construction Project and would love for you to join us!

Friday’s 5 – 2-19-21

First of all, I just want to thank everyone for all the love expressed to me and Janet this past Sunday for our 34th Wedding Anniversary!  We had a great day!  We also had a great kick-off for our new series “To The Church.”  I’ll be honest with you, between the weather and the long holiday weekend I wasn’t expecting all the people and all the guests who showed up!  And I don’t think it was just the doughnuts or the giveaways (although that was a lot of fun).  I simply think it’s that we have a lot of people at Coastal who know why we do what we do and who are on mission – to share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with Charleston and the world!  

Hopefully by now you’re aware that Coastal’s Annual 40 Day Easter Fast begins this Monday, February 22nd and goes through Good Friday, April 2nd!  The Easter Fast is where you choose to give up something, deny yourself something to focus on prayer, repentance, and your relationship with God.  It could be caffeine or sugar.  It could be social media or tv.  It could be time, where you get up 30 minutes earlier each day to read your Bible and pray. You decide.  If you are interested in participating, sign up on your Connect Card or respond to this email.  It’s a great opportunity to grow your faith.  And to help you in your journey, beginning this Monday, February 22nd, we will provide you with a weekly email that includes a themed devotional for the week and daily Scripture readings to guide your time.  I hope you’ll participate!  I love you Coastal and I love being your Pastor!  Hope to see you Sunday – in-person or online!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris 

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. UPCOMING OUTREACH PROJECTS:
    Suburban Hotel Tailgate –  Let’s make an impact together by serving local veterans and persons transitioning from a local homeless shelter in Charleston into permanent housing at the Suburban Hotel in North Charleston!   Tomorrow, Saturday, February 20th, 10am-1pm meet at Coastal in the Welcome Center! This is a project that is suitable for the whole family.
    PINK House –  The PINK House is a “community center” of sorts in the Ardmore subdivision in West Ashley.  We are going to be helping with a Clothing Distribution tomorrow Saturday, February 20th, 10am-1pm and Yard Clean Up on next Saturday, February 27th, 9am-1pm.   
    Tricounty Family Ministries –  We will be assisting with their Emergency Grocery Distribution, Wednesday, March 3rd, 9am-1pm.
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.
  2. Every week we rely on lots of volunteers to make Sunday mornings a welcoming experience for everyone who comes – our 1st Impressions Team. We are always looking to add new volunteers to the areas of: door holders, ushers, parking lot, golf carts, road crossing, and our cafe/coffee bar. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas please email Pastor Scott at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org and let him know!
  3. Woohoo!  LIFE Groups have now officially started for this semester!  However, it’s not too late to join one!  Check out the 2021 WINTER/SPRING LIFE GROUP CATALOG and sign up today!  As always, there are 3 ways to sign up for a LIFE Group, but you only have to sign up one time/one way.  You can sign up online from our website, on your Connect Card (in-person or online), or at the LIFE Group Tables/Sign-up sheets in the back of the auditorium.  We have 23 different LIFE Groups this semester – online and/or in-person Groups, activity Groups, study Groups, and more!  There is something for EVERYONE!  Make sure you check out our catalog and sign up today!   After you sign up, your Group leader will contact you with all the information you need.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Scott Huff – 859-230-5129.
  4. Easter Sunday is April 4th!  Coastal is having 6 Easter Services over 3 days this year:  Friday, April 2nd, 7pm (no Coastal Kidz);  Saturday, April 3rd, 4:30pm, 6pm;  Sunday, April 4th, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am.  Start praying about who you’re going to invite and bring.  And with 6 services, keep in mind that it’s ALL HANDS ON DECK!  In other words, we need everyone serving and volunteering!  Check with your LIFE Team Leader and go ahead and sign up now!
  5. If you’re fairly new to Coastal, a great next step is our Newcomers Reception.  Our next Newcomers Reception is Sunday, March 7th, in the Welcome Center immediately following the 11:15am service (at approximately 12:30pm).  This will also be available online!  This is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet staff and key volunteers, as well as meet some other new people.  RSVP online or on your Connect Card.

    P.S. Coastal is 100% fully funded by the generous, consistent giving our our people.  We could not do what we do without you!  And whether we gather in-person or online, the ministry and impact of Coastal never ceases.  Your weekly gifts are a vital resource that allow us to continue the work that God has called us to do.  If you need us to mail you offering envelopes, step you through online givingor TEXT Giving (text any amount to 843-277-8337), please respond to this email or call the church office (843-571-1777).  Thank you so much for your continued faithfulness!

Friday’s 5 – 2-12-21

I know I say this a lot, but I’m really pumped about this Sunday at Coastal!  First of all, this Sunday is Valentine’s Day and it’s mine and Janet’s 34th Wedding Anniversary!  Our first date was actually on Valentine’s Day and we got married one year later on Valentine’s Day.  I was 19 years old!  I’m also excited that we’ll be kicking off a brand new series called, “To The Church.”  Each week, as we prepare ourselves for Easter, we’ll be looking at Jesus’ letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2 and 3 (see our new sermon series graphic above from our very own Jody Davis).  What you’ll quickly discover is that not only do these 7 letters have a lot to say to the church of today, but they also speak to you and me as individuals.  It’s going to be a powerful series!  And since we’re kicking it off on Valentine’s Day, we have a few special treats – FREE Krispy Kreme doughnuts in our Coastal Cafe and GIVEAWAYS at the end of each service (Gift Certificates for Halls Chophouse)!  Invite and bring a friend in-person OR online!  And if all of that were not enough LIFE GROUPS BEGIN THIS COMING WEEK (see below)!  There are so many great Groups. Check out the LIFE Group Catalog and sign up today!  I love you Coastal and I love being your Pastor!

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

  1. UPCOMING OUTREACH PROJECTS:
    Lowcountry Orphan Relief –  Lowcountry Orphan Relief provides support services and aid to meet the needs of Lowcountry children identified as at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse and/or neglect. Coastal will be serving there TODAY, Friday, February 12th, 9am-11am. We meet at 1850 Truxton Ave in North Charleston.
    Tricounty Family Ministries –  We will be assisting with their Emergency Grocery Distribution, Wednesday, February 17th, 9am-1pm.
    Suburban Hotel Tailgate –  Let’s make an impact together by serving local veterans and persons transitioning from a local homeless shelter in Charleston into permanent housing at the Suburban Hotel in North Charleston!   Saturday, February 20th, 10am-1pm meet at Coastal in the Welcome Center! This is a project that is suitable for the whole family.
    PINK House –  The PINK House is a community center” of sorts in the Ardmore subdivision in West Ashley.  We are going to be helping with a Clothing Distribution on Saturday, February 20th, 10am-1pm.   
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.
  2. Every week we rely on lots of volunteers to make Sunday mornings a welcoming experience for everyone who comes – our 1st Impressions Team. We are always looking to add new volunteers to the areas of: door holders, ushers, parking lot, golf carts, road crossing, and our cafe/coffee bar. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas please email Pastor Scott at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org and let him know!
  3. OUR NEW 2021 WINTER/SPRING LIFE GROUP CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE!!  As always, there are 3 ways to sign up for a LIFE Group, but you only have to sign up one time/one way.  You can sign uponline from our website, on your Connect Card (in-person or online), or at the LIFE Group Tables/Sign-up sheets in the back of the auditorium.  We have 23 different LIFE Groups this semester – online and/or in-person Groups, activity Groups, study Groups, and more!  There is something for EVERYONE!  Make sure you check out our catalog and start signing up today!   Unless otherwise indicated in the catalog, all of our Groups begin the week of February 14th.  We were created for community, to do LIFE together!  We need this – YOU need this! If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Scott Huff – 859-230-5129.
  4. We’re looking to build our Worship Team!  We are looking for gifted vocalists, musicians, and worship leaders to add to our ever-growing worship team!  So, if that describes you (or someone you know), if you love to worship and enjoy being a part of a team that grows together in their faith while leading others to worship, then we want to hear from you!  Respond to this email or reach out to our band director Christopher Rollins at chris@coastalcommunitychurch.org with your interest and any info that would be helpful for us to know about you and your talents.  Christopher will respond with the audition process and all the information you will need!
  5. If you’re fairly new to Coastal, a great next step is our Newcomers Reception.  Our next Newcomers Reception is Sunday, March 7th, in the Welcome Center immediately following the 11:15am service (at approximately 12:30pm).  This will also be available online!  This is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet staff and key volunteers, as well as meet some other new people.  RSVP online or on your Connect Card.

    P.S. Coastal’s Annual 40 Day Easter Fast begins Monday, February 22nd and goes through Good Friday, April 2nd!  The Easter Fast is where you choose to give up something, deny yourself something to focus on prayer, repentance, and your relationship with God.  It could be caffeine or sugar.  It could be social media or tv.  It could be time, where you get up 30 minutes earlier each day to read your Bible and pray. You decide.  If you are interested in participating, sign up on your Connect Card or respond to this email. 

Friday 5 – 2-5-21

There are so many exciting things happening on our physical campus right now!  As you can see from the picture above, they have now poured the concrete for the new addition to the front of our building.  This area will serve as the new “front door” of our church.  It will contain our Welcome Center, Cafe, Child Check-in, and Welcome & Guest area.  In the days ahead we should expect to see this area start to “go vertical.”  And then there are so many things that you can’t see yet.  For example, inside the “old building” they have already started to sheet rock the walls of the new classrooms, offices, and hallways.  Out back the concrete slab for the new addition (new Coastal Kidz classrooms) has been poured, the walls have been erected, and the trusses for the roof are being installed!  Be on the lookout for Facebook LIVE tours and updates!  Even if you haven’t joined us in-person on Sunday’s yet, drop by during the week to see all the progress!  And none of this would be possible without YOU and your generous, consistent giving!

I’ll be wrapping up our “This Is My Year” series this Sunday with, “This is my year to share my faith.”  I hope you’ll join us – in-person or online.  On Sunday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day and Janet’s and my 34th Wedding Anniversary!) I’m excited to announce that we’ll be kicking off a brand new series called, “To The Church.” Each week, leading up to Easter, we’ll be looking at Jesus’ letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2 and 3.  What you’ll quickly discover is that not only do these letters have a lot to say to the church of today, but they also speak to you and me as individuals.  It’s going to be a powerful series!  And since we’re kicking it off on Valentine’s Day, we have a few special treats (and giveaways) during the service!  Don’t miss it!  This would be a great time for some of you to join us in-person.  Mask up and come to the 11:15am service! 

Not only are we kicking off a new series on Valentine’s Day, but that’s also the week that the new semester of LIFE Groups begin!  Check out all the different Groups and sign up today!  I love you Coastal and I love being your Pastor!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. UPCOMING OUTREACH PROJECTS:
    Saturday Serve –  The foundation of all of our serving opportunities at Coastal really starts with Saturday Serve – the first Saturday of every month.  The next Saturday Serve is THIS Saturday (tomorrow), February 6th.  We meet in the Welcome Center/Cafe at 8:30am, project leaders make a “pitch” for their serving opportunity, and then we serve!  Make plans NOW to be there!
    Soldier’s Angels – We’ll be helping with the Veteran’s Mobile Food Distribution, Tuesday, February 9th, 8am-1pm.
    Lowcountry Orphan Relief –  Lowcountry Orphan Relief provides support services and aid to meet the needs of Lowcountry children identified as at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse and/or neglect. Coastal will be serving there Friday, February 12th, 9am-11am. We meet at 1850 Truxton Ave in North Charleston.
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.
  2. Every week we rely on lots of volunteers to make Sunday mornings a welcoming experience for everyone who comes. We are always looking to add new volunteers to the areas of: door holders, ushers, parking lot, golf carts, road crossing, and our cafe/coffee bar. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas please email Pastor Scott at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org and let him know!
  3. OUR NEW 2021 WINTER/SPRING LIFE GROUP CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE!!  As always, there are 3 ways to sign up for a LIFE Group, but you only have to sign up one time/one way.  You can sign uponline from our website, on your Connect Card (in-person or online), or at the LIFE Group Tables/Sign-up sheets in the back of the auditorium.  We have 23 different LIFE Groups this semester – online and/or in-person Groups, activity Groups, study Groups, and more!  There is something for EVERYONE!  Make sure you check out our catalog and start signing up today!   Unless otherwise indicated in the catalog, all of our Groups begin the week of February 14th.  We were created for community, to do LIFE together!  We need this – YOU need this! If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Scott Huff – 859-230-5129.
  4. We’re looking to build our Worship Team!  We are looking for gifted vocalists, musicians, and worship leaders to add to our ever-growing worship team!  So, if that describes you (or someone you know), if you love to worship and enjoy being a part of a team that grows together in their faith while leading others to worship, then we want to hear from you!  Respond to this email or reach out to our band director Christopher Rollins at chris@coastalcommunitychurch.org with your interest and any info that would be helpful for us to know about you and your talents.  Christopher will respond with the audition process and all the information you will need!
  5. For our families joining Coastal online, did you know that we offer your children (Pre-School – 5th Grade) a complete online experience as well? On our website you can find supplemental resources for each week’s up-to-date curriculum, including: video lessons, worksheets for each respective age group and a YouTube playlist kids can sing along and worship to.  We pray the online programming for Coastal Kidz will help children feel blessed and included as they navigate through the curriculum and as they join alongside their parents during online services.  For more information, contact Janet Rollins via email at:  janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org.

    P.S. Coastal’s Annual 40 Day Easter Fast begins Monday, February 22nd and goes through Good Friday, April 2nd!  The Easter Fast is where you choose to give up something, deny yourself something to focus on prayer and your relationship with God.  It could be caffeine or sugar.  It could be social media or tv.  It could be time, where you get up 30 minutes earlier each day to read your Bible and pray. You decide.  If you are interested in participating, sign up on your Connect Card or respond to this email.  

Online Connect Card

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