Friday’s 5 – 6-25-21

Including today, there are 6 days left of Summer of IMPACT and 6 projects (yes – July is just 6 days away)!  I know we’ve said this over and over, but it’s true – this has been the BEST SUMMER OF IMPACT EVER!  We’ve had more projects, more volunteers, more hours served, and more new people serving than ever before!  A huge shout out goes to Chris Jones our Pastor of Outreach who oversees, organizes, and leads Summer of IMPACT.  But I know Chris Jones, and he wouldn’t want his name mentioned without applauding all of this year’s Leaders and all of the Volunteers!  We couldn’t do what we do without all of them!  And they truly knocked it out of the park this year!  So the only thing left to do, is to go to our website and sign up today! 

Speaking of remaining projects, I’m excited to “resurrect” our Grab & Go Meal Drive-Thru this Saturday, 11am-1pm!  It’s a way to commemorate all that we did a year ago during the shutdown.  While we’re at capacity with the Volunteers who have already signed up to serve, there are several key ways that everyone can help:  

  1. Come through the drive-thru (11am-1pm), pick up a few meals (pulled pork BBQ, Mac n’ Cheese, Green Beans, Dessert) and bless someone you know who might be in need or someone who just needs a little encouragement.  Maybe you take a few meals to the 1st Responders you know.  
  2. We need donations of pre-packaged/homemade desserts dropped off by Saturday morning at 10am (cookies, brownies, Rice Krispy Treats, Little Debbies, etc.).  Desserts either need to be individually wrapped or can easily be put in ziploc baggies.
  3. Our Food Bank is getting dangerously LOW!  Come through the Drive-Thru on Saturday and drop off any canned goods or non-perishable food items for our Community Food Bank.    
  4. Give financially.  If you would like to help sponsor the meal financially you can do so by giving on our website: https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/give/ or simply text ANY amount to 843-277-8337 and use the key word “meals” (ex. $100 meals).
  5. Spread the word!  Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers and encourage them to drive through. 

I hope you’re enjoying our “At the Movies” series this year!  This past week we took 170 people to see “Peter Rabbit 2” at the Citadel Mall Theater!  And speaking of the Citadel Mall Theater, don’t forget that all 1st Time Guests AND the person who invited them receive a FREE movie ticket!  So INVITE & BRING GUESTS!

One last thing, July 4th this year falls on a Sunday – we will only have 1 service, the 9:30am service.  So before you hit the beach, head out on the boat, or fire up the grill, join us for worship!

Making An IMPACT With You!
Pastor Chris 

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. UPCOMING OUTREACH PROJECTS:
    Typically, in this section of our Friday 5, we list all the upcoming Outreach Projects.  For the month of June – there really is only ONE thing we want you to focus on:  SUMMER OF IMPACT!  Simply click on this link: https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/outreach/.  Take a look at all the opportunities. Find the project(s) right for you and then sign up today! You can sign up for as many opportunities as you want directly from our website.  And by the way, you don’t even have to call Coastal your home to participate!  Spread the word  and invite and bring your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to serve!  If you are looking to Make an IMPACT in our community, this is the way to do it!  Let’s make this the best Summer ever!
    If you have any questions about Summer of IMPACT and the different projects, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.
  2. Our “Summer Reading” series starts Sunday, July 25th.  “Summer Reading” is another favorite Summer tradition here at Coastal where we pick a group of books for you to read over the Summer and then the subject matter of each of those books becomes the sermon topic for that particular Sunday.  There will be a very small number of the books available for purchase (at a discounted price – $10 each) at the church beginning this Sunday, June 27th.  Here are all the books and their links.  Happy Reading! 
    Love Your Life, Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze
    U-Turns by Tony Evans
    The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
    Winning the War in Your Mind by Craig Groeschel
    Uncommon Ground by Timothy Keller
    Gentle and Lowly by Dane C. Ortlund
    The Praying Life by Paul Miller
  3. Our Annual BEACH BAPTISM out at Folly Beach County Park has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, August 8th, at 5pm.  You can sign up for it on our website.  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.  If you’re unable to participate in our Beach Baptism, remember 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.
  4. What are your Next Steps at Coastal?  If you’re fairly new to Coastal, a great next step is our Newcomers Reception.  Our next Newcomers Reception is Sunday, July 25th, in the Welcome Center immediately following the 11:15am service (at approximately 12:30pm).  This is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet staff and key volunteers, as well as meet some other new people.  You can respond to this email, sign up on our website, or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday.  
    Another next step is officially making Coastal your church family by becoming a Member. Our next Membership Class is Monday night, August 9th, 6-8:30pm. 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.
  5. If you haven’t already seen it, make sure you check out our WAVES Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade) Summer Calendar.  They have a ton of events, activities, and service projects all through June, July, and August!   This coming week alone they’ll be serving at the Grab & Go Meal Drive-Thru on Saturday, serving at Tricounty Family Ministry on Tuesday, and enjoying the Ropes Course at Wild Blue on Wednesday. Go to our website, their Instagram pageor reach out to Ryan Spell for all the details. Oh and by the way, all the events are FREE!!  Bring your Student and invite a friend!

    P.S. I know it seems like a long way off, but we are in the process of thinking through and planning out our Fall Semester of LIFE Groups.  If you are interested in possibly leading, assisting, or hosting a LIFE Group (in person or online), please sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email.  If you have any questions you can also reach out to Pastor Scott Huff at scotth@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Grab & Go Meal Drive-Thru

THIS Saturday, June 26th, from 11am-1pm, I want to invite you to come out to Coastal for our “Grab & Go Meal Drive-Thru” and pick up a box meal as a celebration of the free meals we gave away during the Covid Shutdown in 2020. We literally gave away thousands of meals last year through the “Drive-Thru” (AND thousands of rolls of toilet paper)!  The menu this Saturday is Pulled Pork BBQ, Mac ‘n Cheese, Green Beans, and a dessert!  We do need donations of prepackaged/homemade desserts dropped off this week by Saturday morning at 10am (cookies, brownies, Rice Krispy Treats, Little Debbies, etc.).  Desserts either need to be individually wrapped or can easily be put in ziploc baggies.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD SO OUR COMMUNITY CAN STOP BY FOR A FREE MEAL!  This meal is for anyone and everyone!  If you’re hungry, in need, or know someone who is, we’d love to help.  Sometimes, just one meal that you don’t have to buy/cook for the family goes a long way.  

Now, I know what you might be thinking, “Pastor Chris, I don’t fit into any of those categories.  Our family has plenty of food.”  Well, this is how YOU can help.  Come through the Drive-Thru on Saturday, pick up boxes and deliver them to people you know (maybe Neighbors, Nurses, First Responders, etc.). It’s our way to help you love and serve our community!

Another way that ANYONE could definitely help would be to come through the Drive-Thru on Saturday and drop off any canned goods or non-perishable food items for our Community Food Bank.  Our Food Bank is getting dangerously LOW! Also, if you would like to help sponsor the meal financially you can do so by giving on our website: https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/give/ or simply text ANY amount to 843-277-8337 and use the key word “meals” (ex. $100 meals).

Hope to see you come through the Drive-Thru on Saturday!

Pastor Chris

Friday’s 5 – 6-18-21

First of all, before I jump into this Sunday and Father’s Day, let me just say that this has already been our BEST SUMMER OF IMPACT EVER!  We’ll share some overall numbers at the end of Summer of IMPACT, but here are just a few fun facts.  We have already exceeded the number of individual sign ups from ANY previous Summer of IMPACT!  And it looks as though we will exceed the number of overall volunteer hours by 545 hours!  June is quickly coming to an end, but there is still about a week and a half of opportunities to serve.  Two projects in particular could definitely use more Volunteers:  Tricounty Family Ministries-Emergency Grocery Distribution & Project Uplift-Ardmore.  Go to our website and sign up today! 

I also want to put a plug in for a project that I’m helping to lead – the Grab & Go Meal Drive-Thru on Saturday, June 26th.  Volunteer-wise, we’re looking pretty good, but here’s where you could help – come through the drive-thru (11am-1pm), pick up a few meals and bless someone you know who might be in need or someone who just needs a little encouragement.  Maybe you take a few meals to the 1st Responders you know.  Also, look for our social media posts next week about this project and start sharing and spreading the word!  The church is taking care of the meal itself (pulled pork BBQ, Mac n’ Cheese, Green Beans), but we need desserts!  We’re looking for people to drop off prepackaged cookies, brownies, Rick Krispy Treats, Little Debbies, etc. next week.

One last thing for you to consider about Summer of IMPACT:  it is your generous, consistent giving that enables our church to do all that we do – including Summer of IMPACT.  This month alone we’re putting on 7 different Tailgate Parties (not including the Grab & Go Meal Drive-Thru), feeding literally hundreds and hundreds of people in our community.  Our church gladly buys all the food and supplies for these and other projects.  But when I say the church, keep in mind that means YOU.  You are the church.  People tend to travel and go on vacations over the Summer, which is great (Janet and I are looking forward to getting away this Summer).  Just remember that the Ministry and IMPACT of Coastal continues whether you’re here on a Sunday or not.  And everything we do is made possible by your consistent, generous giving.  You can give through our website or simply text ANY amount to 843-277-8337.

And finally, this Sunday is FATHER’S DAY!  There will be FREE Kona Ice for everyone, Baby/Child Dedication, a gift for all the guys (I’m real excited about the gift), and some fun giveaways (yes, probably MEAT) at the end of each service!  Don’t miss it!  Invite and bring your friends!  And remember, every 1st time guest (and the person who invited them – YOU) gets a FREE Movie Ticket to Citadel Mall Theater during our “At the Movies” series!

Making An IMPACT With You!
Pastor Chris 

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. UPCOMING OUTREACH PROJECTS:
    Typically, in this section of our Friday 5, we list all the upcoming Outreach Projects.  For the month of June – there really is only ONE thing we want you to focus on:  SUMMER OF IMPACT!  Simply click on this link: https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/outreach/.  Take a look at all the opportunities. Find the project(s) right for you and then sign up today! You can sign up for as many opportunities as you want directly from our website.  And by the way, you don’t even have to call Coastal your home to participate!  Spread the word  and invite and bring your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to serve!  If you are looking to Make an IMPACT in our community, this is the way to do it!  Let’s make this the best Summer ever!
    If you have any questions about Summer of IMPACT and the different projects, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.
  2. As a fun way to celebrate the Summer and our “At the Movies”series, we’ll be taking anyone who is available to see the new “Peter Rabbit 2” movie THIS Tuesday, June 22nd, 10am (doors open at 9:30am) at the Citadel Mall Theater.  And we’re picking up the cost of the ticket!  It’s our way to thank you and bless our community (your friends – yes, please invite and bring friends).  Simply let us know how many people you’ll be bringing to the movie (respond to this email or let us know on your Connect Card). 
  3. Our Annual BEACH BAPTISM out at Folly Beach County Park has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, August 8th, at 5pm.  You can sign up for it on our website.  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.  If you’re unable to participate in our Beach Baptism, remember 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.
  4. What are your Next Steps at Coastal?  If you’re fairly new to Coastal, a great next step is our Newcomers Reception.  Our next Newcomers Reception is Sunday, July 25th, in the Welcome Center immediately following the 11:15am service (at approximately 12:30pm).  This is a great way to learn more about Coastal, meet staff and key volunteers, as well as meet some other new people.  You can respond to this email, sign up on our website, or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday.  
    Another next step is officially making Coastal your church family by becoming a Member. Our next Membership Class is Monday night, August 9th, 6-8:30pm. 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.
  5. If you haven’t already seen it, make sure you check out our WAVES Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade) Summer Calendar.  They have a ton of events, activities, and service projects all through June, July, and August!   This coming week alone they’ve got an Instagram Food Hookup on Monday, Movie on Tuesday, Carowinds trip on Wednesday, and serving at the church on Saturday. Go to our website, their Instagram pageor reach out to Ryan Spell for all the details. Oh and by the way, all the events are FREE!!  Bring your Student and invite a friend!

    P.S. Janet and I will be back on Facebook LIVE Wednesday evening, June 23rd at 8pm from my own personal Facebook page for Cookin’ & Dishin’ (or Grillin’ & Chillin’) with PC & Janet!  We’ll be cooking a meal (and giving it away to a lucky winner), talking about all things Coastal, and as always laughing and having fun!  We would love for you to join us!

Father’s Day

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day and I want to personally invite you to spend part of your day with us at Coastal Community Church!  Father’s Day is always a lot of fun at Coastal – Baby Dedication, FREE Kona Ice for everyone, a special gift for all the men (trust me guys – you’re going to LOVE it!), and we even have a some fun giveaways at the end of each service!

We have 2 identical services to make it convenient for you:  9:30am or 11:15am.  We’re in a series right now called, “At The Movies!” where we use current/popular movies to talk about spiritual truth.  And speaking of movies, we’re also taking anyone who is available to see “Peter Rabbit 2” FREE, ON US, this coming Tuesday morning at the Citadel Mall Theater!  Doors open at 9:30am – movie starts at 10am.  If you haven’t already signed up to come, simply respond to this email and let us know how many people you’re bringing or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday  And yes, as always, invite & bring your friends!

As you can see, Father’s Day is going to be AWESOME at Coastal!  So if you are in town, please come and join us – 9:30am or 11:15am.  If you’re out of town, you can catch both services live online.  We also have a dynamic Children’s Ministry called Coastal Kidz for all kids Birth-5th Grade during both services.  I promise you – you’ll be glad you came!

Hope to see you & your friends on Sunday!

Pastor Chris

Friday’s 5 – 6-11-21

I know I say this a lot – but don’t miss this Sunday at Coastal!  In fact, if you haven’t made it back to in-person worship, this would be a great week to come back!  We’re kicking off a favorite sermon series tradition here at Coastal – “At the Movies!”  We originally did this series back in 2008, brought it back in 2011, and have done it every Summer since.  Anybody here remember the first movie you ever went to see as a kid?  One of the first movies I remember seeing as a kid was Bambi at the old Ultravision Movie Theater where Moe’s is now on Sam Rittenburg.  And yes, I cried when Bambi’s mother got shot.  I remember the first time I saw The Wizard of Oz and being freaked out by the flying monkeys.  I remember seeing the movie Jaws in the Pinehaven Movie Theater in North Charleston and then being afraid to get in the water that whole summer at Folly Beach.

Without a doubt, our world today still has a love affair with the movies.  In fact, I will go as far to say that our culture gets a lot of what it believes about God, about spirituality, and about life from the movies they watch and the music they listen to.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I’m not saying they get it right.  But through movies and music they are asking questions and raising issues.  The good news is that as followers of Jesus we’ve got answers.  So instead of imitating, condemning, or ignoring the culture, why not seek to engage the culture, to redeem the culture.  That’s what Jesus did.  That’s what we do here at Coastal, and that’s what this series is all about.  We’re going to open up God’s word and boldly proclaim the truth.  The 6 movies we’re going to use are all just hooks to have some fun and get the conversation started.

And not only will we be serving popcorn and giving away several free movie tickets & other fun prizes to people at the end of each service this Sunday, but every 1st time guest during the entire 6 week series will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET to the Citadel Mall movie theater (yes, they’re open again)!  And if you bring a friend with you – you get a ticket too!  On top of all that, we’re having a BEACH BAPTISM this Sunday afternoon at 5pm out at Folly Beach County Park.  Come out early and enjoy the day at the beach with your Coastal family!  Like I said, “DON’T MISS THIS SUNDAY! & BRING A FRIEND!”

I can’t say enough great things about the start to “Summer of IMPACT”!  In just the first two weeks alone, we’ve seen 222 Volunteers, over 15 different projects, volunteering 667 hours!!  There are still plenty of opportunities to sign up and serve, but 2 projects in particular could definitely use more Volunteers:  Tricounty Family Ministries-Emergency Grocery Distribution & Project Uplift-Ardmore.  Go to our website and sign up today!  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.  And if you’ve already signed up, the only thing left to do is to show up!

Making An IMPACT With You!
Pastor Chris 

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. UPCOMING OUTREACH PROJECTS:
    Typically, in this section of our Friday 5 we list all the upcoming Outreach Projects.  For the month of June – there really is only ONE thing we want you to focus on:  SUMMER OF IMPACT! Simply click on this link: https://coastalcommunitychurch.org/outreach/.  Take a look at all the opportunities. Find the project(s) right for you and then sign up today! You can sign up for as many opportunities as you want directly from our website.  And by the way, you don’t even have to call Coastal your home to participate!  Spread the word  and invite and bring your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to serve!  If you are looking to Make an IMPACT in our community, this is the way to do it!  Let’s make this the best Summer ever!
    If you have any questions about Summer of IMPACT and the different projects, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.
  2. As a fun way to celebrate the Summer and our “At the Movies”series, we’ll be taking anyone who is available to see the new “Peter Rabbit 2” movie on Tuesday, June 22nd, 10am (doors open at 9:30am) at the Citadel Mall Theater.  And we’re picking up the cost of the ticket!  It’s our way to thank you and bless our community (your friends – yes, please invite and bring friends).  Simply let us know how many people you’ll be bringing to the movie (respond to this email or let us know on your Connect Card). 
  3. We are planning our Annual BEACH BAPTISM out at Folly Beach County Park THIS Sunday, June 13th, at 5pm.  You can sign up for it on our website.  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.  If you’re unable to participate in our Beach Baptism, remember 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
  4. Father’s Day, June 20th, is going to be a lot fun at Coastal!  First of all, we’re having another Baby/Child Dedication.  If you would like your family to participate, sign up on your Connect Card.  Include the child’s full name and the service you will be attending.  There will also be FREE Kona Ice for everyone, a gift for all the guys (I’m real excited about the gift), and some fun giveaways (yes, probably MEAT) at the end of each service!
  5. If you haven’t already seen it, make sure you check out our WAVES Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade) Summer Calendar.  They have a ton of events, activities, and service projects all through June, July, and August!  Go to our website, their Instagram pageor reach out to Ryan Spell for all the details.  This Saturday they are going to Paintball of Charleston and will be leaving the church at 11:30am and returning at 5pm.  Oh and by the way, all the events are FREE!!  Bring your Student and invite a friend!

    P.S. On Tuesday, June 15th, Coastal is hosting Oakland Elementary School’s Kindergarten Graduation at 9am and their 5th Grade Graduation at 11am.  Oakland’s Graduation is Students only, but we would still like a few volunteers to help with doors and gifts.  If you are interested in serving at this Graduation, please respond to this email or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday.  This is a great opportunity to make a huge IMPACT in our community.

At the Movies 2021

I just wanted to personally invite you to a new sermon series that kicks off this Sunday at Coastal Community Church called, “At The Movies!”  I think you’d agree that our world has a love affair with movies – I know I do!  So for the next 6 weeks, we’re going to use 6 different current/popular movies to talk about Biblical truth.  This week I’ll be using the movie, “Cruella.”  Come enjoy great music, a relevant message, and an awesome Children’s Ministry for kids birth to 5th grade.

I would also encourage you to invite and bring a friend with you – we expect guests at Coastal!  In fact, here’s where the FREE MOVIE TICKETS come in.  Not only will we be serving popcorn and giving away several free movie tickets & other fun prizes to people at the end of each service this Sunday, but every 1st time guest during the entire 6 week series will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET to the Citadel Mall movie theater (yes, they’re open again)!  And if you bring a friend with you – you get a ticket too! 

Come a few minutes early and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a treat from our Cafe – all FREE!  It’s going to be a great day and an awesome series!  We have 2 services to make it convenient for you:  9:30am or 11:15am (in-person or online)!

Have a great week!  Hope to see you and your friends on Sunday!

Pastor Chris

P.S. As another fun way to celebrate our “At the Movies”series, we’ll be taking anyone who is available to see the new “Peter Rabbit 2” movie on Tuesday, June 22nd, 10am (doors open at 9:30am) at the Citadel Mall Theater.  And we’re picking up the cost of the ticket!  It’s our way to thank you and bless our community (your friends – yes, please invite and bring friends).  Simply let us know how many people you’ll be bringing to the movie (respond to this email or let us know on your Connect Card this Sunday). 

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