You’re Invited to Easter at Coastal!

I want to personally invite you and your friends & family to attend one of Coastal Community Church’s 6 Easter Services this weekend!  We begin a brand new 5 week series called, “Bridges.”  The idea for the series is that Jesus is the bridge we need to cross in a variety of areas of our life.  Jesus is the bridge to peace, reconciliation, freedom, and of course on Easter – Jesus is the bridge to eternal life!

Our 6 Identical Easter Service Times are:
– Friday, April 2nd: 7pm (only service without Coastal Kidz/Nursery)
– Saturday, April 3rd: 4:30pm & 6pm
– Sunday, April 4th:  8:30am, 10am, 11:30am.
(There will be FREE Kona Ice on Saturday and Sunday!)

Please let us know which service you plan on attending by registering at EasterAtCoastal.com.  Our regular Nursery & Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th Grade) will be provided during Saturday and Sunday services (not Friday night).  Your kids will be safe & secure and will have a blast!  Our Cafe provides great coffee and a treat for free; the music will be ROCKIN’; the message will be straight from God’s Word and apply to your every day life; and you’ll meet a bunch of people just like you!  We expect guests each week at Coastal, so invite and bring someone with you (all 1st time guests receive a FREE Gift)!  I promise you, you’ll be glad you came!

Hope to see you, your friends, and family on Easter Weekend!
Pastor Chris Rollins (friend me on Facebook or Instagram)
Coastal Community Church
460 Arlington Dr.
(directly across the street from Oakland Elementary and Orange Grove Middle Schools)

P.S.  If it’s been a while since you’ve been by our campus, I can’t wait for you to see all the progress on our new facility!  We are just past the midway point and hope to have a Grand Opening in late August or early September! 

Friday’s 5 – 3-26-21

Well, it’s time – time to make the ask and invite your friends to church this Easter!  Our Easter services are officially ONE WEEK AWAY!  Hopefully by now you’re well aware that we’re having 6 identical services over three days:  Friday, April 2nd, 7pm (this is the only service that will have NO COASTAL KIDZ); Saturday, April 3rd, 4:30pm, 6pm;  Sunday, April 4th, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am.  And speaking of making the ask, what’s the worst thing that can happen?  They say no.  And by the way, just because someone says no, keep praying, keep loving, keep serving, look for the open door and ask again later.  But think for a moment about the best thing that could happen.  You could be used by God to literally affect someone’s eternity.  It’s possible that they hear the Good News of the Gospel and give their life to Jesus!  We have the opportunity to literally change the trajectory of entire generations by a simple ask.  Don’t  believe me?  You’re a part of Coastal today because a friend invited me to church when I was 13 years old.  One week later from that ask I gave my life to Jesus and felt God’s call for ministry.  Make the ask! 

For those of you on Social Media, please go to our Easter at Coastal webpage and click on the “Download Shareable Easter Invite Images for Social Media” button.  A zip file containing a folder of 10 different images will automatically download on your computer.  Or you can simply click on this link and download them now!  These are great images to use on Facebook and Instagram to get the word out and invite people to Coastal for Easter!

And while you’re on our Easter At Coastal page, make sure you go ahead and register for the service you and your family and friends are planning to attend!  That way we can spread everyone out and let people know when a service is reaching capacity.  Make sure you connect with your Ministry Leader and sign up now to serve at one or more of our services.  If you are not currently serving in a Ministry, Easter is a great time to get started!  Respond to this email and we’ll put you in touch with a Ministry Leader.

For many of you, I believe that Easter weekend is a great time to come back to in-person worship!  I am so thankful for the online ministry of our church during the pandemic.  We’ve gone “all in” and made a huge investment in this ministry.  It is here to stay, and it will continue to be a powerful tool to leverage for the community and for the Kingdom.  However, it is NOT a replacement for gathering together in person for worship and fellowship.  If you are out and about in the community, your kids are in school (in person) and in sports, you’re going to restaurants, Costco, Wal-Mart, and grocery stores. . . it’s time to come back to in person worship.  Our staff and volunteers continue to wear masks and so do many others.  We’ve made many other adjustments in our facility and our service – prepackaged communion, touchless entry/exit, hand sanitizing & mask stations. We no longer pass the offering buckets or offer self serve at our Cafe. We’ve also removed almost half of our chairs to spread people out.  On top of all of that, I’ve heard that many people at Coastal have been vaccinated – including by the way ALL 4 OF YOUR PASTORS (we get our 2nd shot early this coming week).

I say none of that to guilt or pressure anyone.  There are some in our community at Coastal who are elderly, sick, immunocompromised, and who have still been diligently avoiding crowds or all in person interactions at all costs.  You are loved, you are in my prayers daily, and you are a valuable part of our community.  And having talked to many of you, I know you are sincerely looking forward to the day when you will rejoin us in person soon.  Until that day, stay online, stay engaged, and please feel free to reach out to me personally to check in.  I love hearing from you!  However, my point is that many do not fall into those categories and for the most part, with taking a few precautions, you’re fully engaged in the community.  If that’s you, consider this a loving, Pastoral nudge to join us again for in person worship.  Trust me, I look forward to the day when we no longer have to navigate any of this.  But until that day, let’s continue to show grace and kindness to everyone (it seems like I’ve read that somewhere).  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:
    Tricounty Family Ministries –  We will be assisting with their Emergency Grocery Distribution, Wednesday, March 31st, 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, April 3rd.  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!
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday or sign up now on our website.  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. Did you know that Coastal’s Prayer Team is now ready and available to pray with people in-person during our Worship Services?  During both services our Prayer Team volunteers will be wearing Red Lanyards.  All you have to do is tap anyone on the Prayer Team on the shoulder for prayer and they will step off to the side and pray with you.  Prayer Team members will also be sitting in the front row to the left of stage during the response time (the end of each sermon/communion time) ready to pray with anyone during the last songs of the service.  If you are interested in joining our Prayer Team, please reach out to Galen Moyer at galen.moyer@comcast.net.
  4. We are excited to announce that Coastal is starting a Celebrate Recovery Support Group/Ministry!  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.  If you have a track record of personal recovery and you are interested in possibly serving in this Christ-centered ministry, please let us know on your connect card or you can reach out to Pastor Scott Huff at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.  
  5. How awesome was it that we Baptized an entire family of 4 this past Sunday during our 11:15am service?!  Is that possibly your next step? The only requirement for Baptism is that you have personally given your life to Jesus.  Baptism is a public profession of your faith.  At Coastal we call it “going public” and it’s a great celebration!  It beautifully illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.  And at Coastal we’re ready for you to get Baptized any service, any Sunday.  If you are interested in getting Baptized simply respond to this email or sign up on our website.  We are also planning our Annual Beach Baptism out at Folly Beach on Sunday, June 13th, at 5pm.  You can also sign up for that on our website.

    P.S. I want to challenge you to give toward our “Daring Faith” offering for Easter Weekend.  Because a large number of people stepped out in faith and gave to “Daring Faith,” our church was able to begin our construction project.  You can visit our Daring Faith page on our website to learn more about the project.  It’s slated to be complete in late August!  Easter Weekend would be a great time for you and your family to give above and beyond as a step of faith toward this project.  You can give through our website, our App, or TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337. It’s simple, safe, secure, and convenient!

Friday’s 5 – 3-19-21

Bridges.  They are an integral part of the life and community here in Charleston.  They are an every day part of your life and my life that we take for granted.  In fact, depending on how you count, there are 14 major bridges across waterways in the Charleston area.  And if you’ve been in Charleston for any length of time, think about all the memories you’ve had over bridges.  Growing up I can remember singing, “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go” when we headed downtown and crossed the Ashley River Bridge to see my grandmother.  Depending on your age, maybe you remember the first time you drove over the old two lane Cooper River bridge (that was scary)!  Of course a common bridge memory for literally tens of thousands of people is the annual Bridge Run.  Now think for a moment what life would be like without bridges.  We would be a separated, lonely people, living on islands unto ourselves, never connecting and communicating with the world around us.

Well, on Easter weekend we are beginning a brand new 5-week series at Coastal called “Bridges.”  The idea for the series is that Jesus is the bridge we need to cross in a variety of areas of our life.  Jesus is the bridge from death to life (Easter Weekend).  Jesus is the bridge from religion to a relationship.  Jesus is the bridge from brokenness to restoration. Jesus is the bridge from division to reconciliation. And finally, Jesus is the bridge from us (the church) to our community.  I really believe that it’s going to be a great series!  

And speaking of Easter Weekend, here’s your Easter Countdown: Easter Weekend (Friday, April 2nd-Sunday, April 4th) is now just 14 days away!  Hopefully by now you’ve started inviting your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.  Make sure you pick up all the different invite tools at church this weekend to help you make that invitation – yard signs, books, and tickets! 

We also need you to go to our Easter at Coastal webpage and click on the “Download Shareable Easter Invite Images for Social Media” button.  A zip file containing a folder of 10 different images will automatically download on your computer.  Or you can simply click on this link and download them now!  Start using these images on Facebook and Instagram to get the word out and invite people to Coastal for Easter.  

And while you’re on our Easter At Coastal page, go ahead and register for the service you and your family and friends are planning to attend!  That way we can spread everyone out and let people know when a service is reaching capacity.  Make sure you connect with your Ministry Leader and sign up now to serve at one or more of our services.  If you are not serving in a Ministry, Easter is a great time to get started!  Most importantly, bathe all of this in prayer!  Ask God to use our church to draw people to Himself and to prepare the hearts and minds of everyone we will be reaching out to.  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:
    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, March 19th, 9am-11am. We meet at 1850 Truxton Ave in North Charleston.
    Oakland Elementary School Outdoor Movie Night –  Our church is putting on an outdoor movie for our friends over at Oakland Elementary School TONIGHT!  We’ll be setting up our truck (with music) and tents, and giving away popcorn and drinks.  Gates open at 6:30pm and movies starts at 7:30pm.  Great opportunity for the whole family!
    PINK House –  The PINK House is a community center in the Ardmore subdivision in West Ashley.  We are going to be putting on a clothing distribution TOMORROW, Saturday, March 20th, 10am-1pm.
    Tricounty Family Ministries –  We will be assisting with their Emergency Grocery Distribution, Wednesday, March 31st, 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, April 3rd.  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!
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday or sign up now on our website.  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. Did you know that Coastal’s Prayer Team is now ready and available to pray with people in-person during our Worship Services?  During both services our Prayer Team volunteers will be wearing Red Lanyards.  All you have to do is tap anyone on the Prayer Team on the shoulder for prayer and they will step off to the side and pray with you.  Prayer Team members will also be sitting in the front row to the left of stage during the response time (the end of each sermon/communion time) ready to pray with anyone during the last songs of the service.  If you are interested in joining our Prayer Team, please reach out to Galen Moyer at galen.moyer@comcast.net
  4. We are excited to announce that Coastal is starting a Celebrate Recovery Support Group/Ministry!  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.  If you have a track record of personal recovery and you are interested in possibly serving in this Christ-centered ministry, please let us know on your connect card or you can reach out to Pastor Scott Huff at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.
  5. Did you know that we have 5 Blessing Boxes in the community!  Consider choosing a Blessing Box as a family and restock it with non-perishable food, toiletries, and even notes & cards of encouragement. This can be done by going directly to the Blessing Box.  Here are the addresses to our Boxes:
  • 413 Geddes Avenue, Charleston
  • 928 Savage Road, Charleston
  • 2758 East Surrey Drive, North Charleston
  • 1998 Hugo Avenue, North Charleston
  • 1050 St. Andrews Blvd., Charleston 

P.S. I want to challenge you to give toward our “Daring Faith” offering for Easter Weekend.  Because a large number of people stepped out in faith and gave to “Daring Faith,” our church was able to begin our construction project.  You can visit our Daring Faith page on our website to learn more about the project.  It’s slated to be complete in late August!  Easter Weekend would be a great time for you and your family to give above and beyond as a step of faith toward this project.  You can give through our website, our App, or TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337. It’s simple, safe, secure, and convenient!

Easter Invite!

Easter Weekend (Friday, April 2nd-Sunday, April 4th) is now just 17 days away!  It’s time to start inviting your friends and getting the word out.  And that’s where we need your help!  First of all, drop by the church this week and pick up EasterAtCoastal.com yard signs!  Put one in your yard and then strategically place others in neighborhoods, shopping centers, high traffic areas, and intersections.  Take a picture of your signs and share it on social media with the hashtag #easteratcoastal.  

We have a little Easter book that we want to give to you as a gift as you finish out your Easter Fast and for you to give to a friend. The book is entitled, “At the Cross.” It looks at the different people who were at the cross with Jesus.  The last chapter is entitled, “You, At the Cross.”  It’s a great tool for sharing the Gospel with someone.  You can pick all of this up at the church during the week.  We even have a stack of books and yard signs available on the front porch of the church for pick up after office hours.  

We also need you to go to our Easter at Coastal webpage and click on the “Download Shareable Easter Invite Images for Social Media” button.  A zip file containing a folder of 10 different images will automatically download on your computer.  Or you can simply click on this link and download them now!  Start using these images on Facebook and Instagram to get the word out and invite people to Coastal for Easter.  

While you’re on our Easter At Coastal page, go ahead and register for the service you and your family and friends are planning to attend!  That way we can spread everyone out and let people know when a service is reaching capacity.  Make sure you connect with your Ministry Leader and sign up now to serve at one or more of our services.  If you are not serving in a Ministry, Easter is a great time to get started!  Most importantly, bathe all of this in prayer!  Ask God to use our church to draw people to Himself and to prepare the hearts and minds of everyone we will be reaching out to.  I love you Coastal and I love being your Pastor!  Happy Easter – Christ is Risen!  Let’s celebrate!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

P.S. I want to challenge you to give toward our “Daring Faith” offering for Easter Weekend.  Because a large number of people stepped out in faith and gave to “Daring Faith,” our church was able to begin our construction project.  You can visit our Daring Faith page on our website to learn more about the project.  It’s slated to be complete in late August!  Easter Weekend would be a great time for you and your family to give above and beyond as a step of faith toward this project.  You can give through our website, our App, or TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337. It’s simple, safe, secure, and convenient!

Friday’s 5 – 3-12-21

Are you ready for this?  Easter Weekend is now officially 3 week away.  This year we are having 6 services over 3 days – Friday, April 2nd, 7pm (no Coastal Kidz for this service only);  Saturday, April 3rd, 4:30pm, 6pm;  Sunday, April 4th, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am.  This Sunday, be prepared to take home some Easter Invite Tools – tickets, books, yard signs – all designed for you to use to invite your friends to Easter at Coastal this year!  We have 150 EasterAtCoastal.com yard signs that we want to saturate Charleston with!  Pick up several and strategically place them in neighborhoods, shopping centers, high traffic areas, and intersections.  And then take a picture of your sign and share it on social media with the hashtag:  #easteratcoastal.  The little books we are giving away are a free gift for you, as you close out your Easter Fast, and for you to give to a friend – take one and give one away!  The book is entitled, “At the Cross.”  It looks at the different people who were at the cross with Jesus.  It’s a great tool for sharing the Gospel with someone.  The tickets are simply Ticket Master tickets that we’ve used for many years now with our service times.  Obviously, you and your friends don’t need a ticket to attend a service.  They’re simply great little invite cards for you to give away.  

We would however, like to know which of our 6 services you and your friends are planning on attending.  So, go to Easter at Coastal and sign up today!  That way we can spread everyone out and let you know when a service is reaching capacity.  Start spreading the word and register today!  

Make sure you reach out to your Ministry Leader to let them know when you can serve over the Easter Weekend!  Services like these require “all hands on deck.”  Consider attending one of the services and then serving at multiple services.  If you aren’t serving anywhere right now, Easter is a great time to start!  Respond to this email, and we’ll direct you to a Ministry.

Also, I want to challenge you to give toward our “Daring Faith” offering for Easter Weekend.  Because a large number of people stepped out in faith and gave to “Daring Faith,” our church was able to begin our construction project.  That project is now well under way, and Easter Weekend would be a great time for you and your family to give above and beyond as a step of faith.  In fact, you should notice some exciting progress on our construction project this weekend!  

So many people are hurting and searching for hope right now.  Let’s do everything in our power to leverage this Easter for Jesus!  And as always Coastal, let’s work, share, and invite like it all depends on us.  Let’s pray like it all depends on God. And then let’s walk by faith, trust God for outcome, and celebrate the results!  If together we do that, then this will be the best Easter ever!  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:
    PINK House –  The PINK House is a community center in the Ardmore subdivision in West Ashley.  We are going to be putting on a Neighborhood Tailgate Party there TOMORROW, Saturday, March 13th, 10am-2pm (meet at the church at 10am).  And then we’re coming back to the Pink House for a clothing distribution on Saturday, March 20th, 10am-1pm.
    Tricounty Family Ministries –  We will be assisting with their Emergency Grocery Distribution, Wednesday, March 17th, 9am-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, March 19th, 9am-11am. We meet at 1850 Truxton Ave in North Charleston.
    Oakland Elementary School Outdoor Movie Night –  Our church is putting an outdoor movie for our friends over at Oakland Elementary School.  We’ll be setting up our truck (with music), tents, and giving away popcorn and drinks.  Gates open at 6:30pm and movies starts at 7:30pm.  Great opportunity for the whole family!  
    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, March 20th, 10am-1pm meet at Coastal in the Welcome Center! This is a project that is suitable for the whole family.
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday or sign up now on our website.  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. THIS Sunday, March 14th is Time Change Sunday! Your clocks “Spring Forward” one hour late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.  While we “lose” an hour, we do get longer days!  Somebody once said that “Sunday morning church is a Saturday night decision.”  Make the decision NOW to make it a priority – don’t wait until Sunday morning to make that call.
  4. During the Construction Project our entire Children’s Ministry, Coastal Kidz, has gone portable!  In other words, they are meeting across the street from our church at Orange Grove Middle School.  To make that happen, each Saturday morning at 8am a group of volunteers meets at the school, unloads our container, and sets up all of our classrooms and environments.  With enough volunteers, the entire process takes less than an hour.  If you would be interested in serving (even once a month), simply respond to this email or reach out to our Children’s Director, Janet Rollins at 843-442-8299. 
  5. We are excited to announce that Coastal is starting a Celebrate Recovery Support Group/Ministry!  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.  If you have a track record of personal recovery and you are interested in possibly serving in this Christ-centered ministry, please let us know on your connect card or you can reach out to Pastor Scott Huff at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.

    P.S. One of the ways our church marks the coming of Summer is through “SUMMER OF IMPACT!”  For the entire month of June, our church will saturate Charleston with a variety of outreach projects almost every day!  What better way to show that we are followers of Jesus than by serving the people right here in our community!  If you have led a project in the past or if you have any ideas about new projects, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613. 

Tailgating at the Pink House

Probably one of the most consistently embraced and supported outreach events that our church has done over the years is our Tailgate Parties!  It’s where we roll up into a community with trucks and tents and grills and food and supplies and clothes and then we simply serve!  Our first Tailgate Party was over in North Charleston near Rivers and Cosgrove.  We then added another Tailgate Party over at the Suburban Hotel.  

Well, this Saturday, March 13th we’re excited to announce that we’re adding our 3rd Tailgate Party over at the PINK House in the Ardmore Neighborhood right here in West Ashley.  And as always we’ll be giving away FREE burgers, hot dogs, Mac & Cheese, chips and dessert!  We’ll meet at the church this Saturday at 10am, load up all the supplies, and head over to the Pink House.  We’ll be there until 2pm or until all the food is gone.  This is definitely a project for the whole family.  And don’t worry if you can’t stay until the end, come out any time you can and help.

If you are interested in serving in this or any of our many Outreach projects, you can sign up right now on our website (https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/missions) so we can know who’s coming and if we’ll have enough people.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.  Can’t wait to see everyone on Saturday.  Feel free to bring corn hole, frisbees, a football, etc.  We really want to hang out with and love on this community!  

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

P.S. This Sunday, be prepared to take home some Easter Invite Tools – tickets, books, yard signs – all designed for you to invite your friends to Easter at Coastal!  In fact you can now go to our Easter at Coastal landing page to let us know which service you are attending!  Register today!  And then just as important – let your Ministry Leader know when you can serve!  Services like these require “all hands on deck.”  www.easteratcoastal.com

Celebrate Recovery

Have you recovered from the pain of alcohol or drug addiction?  Have you ever felt called to lead a small group to share your testimony with others helping them to overcome similar life circumstances?  We have great news!  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.  Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives.

We are excited to announce that right now at Coastal we are in the beginning stages of creating a core team of people to get this ministry off the ground!  We are looking for people with the experience and passion for helping others in recovery.  If you have a track record of personal recovery and you are interested in possibly serving in this Christ-centered ministry, please let us know on your connect card or reach out to Pastor Scott at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org.

We really believe that this ministry has the potential to make a huge IMPACT not only in our church, but in our community!  Even if you don’t feel led to be a part of the Core Team, please be in prayer as we lay the foundation for this exciting opportunity.  Together let’s share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with Charleston and the world! 

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

P.S. This Sunday, be prepared to take home some Easter Invite Tools – tickets, books, yard signs – all designed for you to invite your friends to Easter at Coastal!  In fact you can now go to our Easter at Coastal landing page to let us know which service you are attending!  Register today!  And then just as important – let your Ministry Leader know when you can serve!  Services like these require “all hands on deck.”  www.easteratcoastal.com

Friday’s 5 – 3-5-21

November 10th, 2019 was an historic Sunday in the life of our church.  We gave the largest single offering in the history of our church for our “Daring Faith” Campaign – $202,635.80!  Our 3 year commitment grand total came in at just over $1.7 million!  It was that offering and those commitments that enabled our church to step out in faith and move forward with our construction project – completely rebuilding and expanding our Children’s space, greatly expanding our Fellowship/Atrium space, connecting our 2 buildings and preparing our campus for the next phase.  That construction project is well under way.  In fact, we are just about at the half-way point.  Construction should be complete sometime in August.  This new facility will positively impact every aspect of our ministry – children, students, groups, outreach, online church – everything!  But it will especially impact our Coastal Kidz Children’s Ministry!  We will be well positioned to continue to reach the next generation for Jesus!  

So here’s what I want you to do – I want to challenge you to give above and beyond your regular giving for a Special Easter Offering that will go toward our new building.  Whether you made a specific “Daring Faith” commitment back in November of 2019 or not, I want to challenge you to give something above and beyond for Easter.  We can’t all give the same amount, but we can all make a sacrifice.  And as we’ve learned over and over again at Coastal, it’s when we all step out in faith and sacrifice together that God shows up and does a miracle!  For those of you who are new to our church since 2019, I would encourage you to go to our Daring Faith page on our website to learn more about our Daring Faith Campaign and to see a short video of what exactly we’re building.  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.”

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), 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.
    PINK House –  The PINK House is a community center in the Ardmore subdivision in West Ashley.  We are going to be putting on a Neighborhood Tailgate Party there on Saturday, March 13th, 10am-2pm.   
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday or sign up now on our website.  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. NEXT Sunday, March 14th is Time Change Sunday! Your clocks “Spring Forward” one hour late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.  While we “lose” an hour, we do get longer days!  Somebody once said that “Sunday morning church is a Saturday night decision.”  Make the decision NOW to make it a priority – don’t wait until Sunday morning to make that call.
  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 THIS 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. The easiest way to stay connected, see all the announcements, listen to our messages, and fill out a Connect Card, is through our App.  Yes, if you didn’t already know it, Coastal has a FREE App you can download for your phone or mobile device.  Download it today from your App Store!  If you’re searching for it, make sure you search for “Coastal Community Church of Charleston or Coastal CC Charleston” (There are other Coastal Community Churches around the country).  If it’s been a while since you checked out the App, open it up!  We’ve updated it and made some improvements!

Online Connect Card

  • If this is your 1st or 2nd time joining us, we'd love to mail you a little more information about Coastal along with a thank you for tuning in today.