Friday’s 5 – 8-16-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daring to Step Out In Faith With You!

Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

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

    P.S.Many of you have watched our services LIVE Online!  But have you tried giving online?  Your consistent, faithful, generous giving enables our church to make its IMPACT!  It’s easy, safe, and secure!  You can give through our website, our App (yes, we have a FREE App), or TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337!  Try it today!

Friday’s 5 – 8-9-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daring to Step Out In Faith With You!

Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

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

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

Friday’s 5 – 8-2-19

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

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

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

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

Friday’s 5 – 7-19-19

WOW!  What an AMAZING week of VBS we’ve had this week – so much fun, so much energy, and so much excitement!  And yes, so many children!  We’ve seen 205 children this week – our largest VBS ever!  And most importantly all of those children have learned that “life is wild – but GOD IS GOOD!

And it’s not over yet!  Tonight we’d love to invite everyone out to our VBS Closing Program & Party!  From 6pm-7pm we’ll be outside with Hotdogs, Jump Castles, Kona Ice, Climbing Wall, and a Petting Zoo!  Everything is FREE!  And then at 7pm we’ll all move inside for our VBS wrap up with songs, a magic show, & a slide show of the week!  Don’t miss it!  It’s going to be AWESOME!

I can’t thank our AWESOME DREAM TEAM of Volunteers enough for everything they’ve done this week!  We could not make the IMPACT we make as a church without you!  You ARE the heroes of this church!  We are looking for volunteers immediately after the VBS closing program tonight to help take down everything, put out our chairs, and get everything ready for Sunday.  Many hands make for light/quick work!

Don’t miss this Sunday (I know, I say that every week)!  I’m in week 2 of our “Summer Reading” series and the book I’m using this Sunday is “Glory Days” by Max Lucado.  But I’m also going to be sharing some exciting stuff about the Fall!  In fact, if you’re out of town, make sure you catch it live online or watch the service again at 6pm!  I’ve got some important/exciting things to share!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. We are in the process right now of planning and preparing for our Fall Semester of LIFE Groups!  LIFE Groups (starting the week of September 22nd) will be a little bit different this Fall in that all of our Groups will be a part of our church-wide Spiritual Growth/Giving Campaign called “Daring Faith.”  All of our Groups will be studying the same material – a “Daring Faith” DVD with a workbook/daily devotional that we will provide.  We’ll also be encouraging smaller groups that meet in homes all over Charleston.  This will help create unity and momentum as we all step out in faith together.  These “Daring Faith” groups will only last 8 weeks.  In other words, you will only be signing up for a group based on time/location, not the study or activity.  Our goal is to get as many people who consider Coastal their home into a group!  You can do anything for 8 weeks!  So if you are interested in facilitating/hosting a Group (pushing play on a DVD and then lead through the questions), please respond to this email or sign up on Sunday on your Connect Card.
  2. Saturday, August 3rd is our next Saturday Serve!  If you haven’t come to a Saturday Serve yet, do so this month!  I promise you, you’ll be glad you came and that you will receive so much more than you give.  We meet in the Coastal Café at 8:30am. After a few minutes of getting to know one another, leaders of multiple projects will brief you on the particulars of the projects they are leading. Afterwards, you’ll choose the project that’s of interest to you and off you’ll go!  All projects are typically finished before lunchtime, so it’s not a sacrifice of your entire Saturday.  Come out and help us tangibly share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with our community!
  3. As a part of our “Daring Faith” Campaign, we want to provide a Coloring Book, so we are looking for some artists from our church who would be willing to sketch a page or two for the coloring book.  We’ll provide several themes and subjects that go along with the campaign and then leave the rest up to you.  If you are interested in helping with the coloring book, please respond to this email and let us know NOW. We will contact you and give you all the details.  We did this for the “All In” Campaign and it was a great sucess!  Again, this will be just another great way to involve our entire church, even our children, in what we will all look back on as a great period of unity and growth here at Coastal.
  4. New to Coastal?  Join us THIS Sunday, July 21st 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.
  5. We have another Beach Baptism scheduled for Sunday, August 4th, 4pm out at Folly Beach County Park!  Baptism is a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. We call it “going public” at Coastal. It’s an important next step after salvation.  And there is something very powerful about getting Baptized in the ocean!  Bring your whole family out to the Beach after church on that Sunday, and then we’ll gather together for the Baptism Service at 4pm (look for the Coastal flag)!  You can sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email to sign up today!

P.S. Don’t forget that we’re taking everyone to see the new “Lion King” movieon Wednesday morning, 10am (doors open at 9:30am), July 24th (this coming Wednesday)!   Spread the word, invite and bring friends!  For “Toy Story 4” they gave us 3 theaters.  For “Lion King” they’re giving us at least 5!  You can sign up to come to the movie on your Connect Card starting this Sunday or by simply responding to this email.  YES – invite and bring your friends (just let us know they’re coming)!  That’s why we do this! 

Friday’s 5 – 7-12-19

IT’S FINALLY HERE!!  VBS starts this coming Monday night!  Monday, July 15th – Friday, July 19th, 6pm-8pm, 4 year olds – 5th Grade!  It really is the best week of the Summer!  And now more than ever before, I am convinced that the earlier we can plant seeds of God’s love and His word in the hearts of children, the better.  Not only is it an awesome week for our kids, it’s an awesome week for all the volunteers.  Exhausting – yes.  Holy Spirit controlled chaos – definitely.  But. . . exhilarating, rewarding, and life-changing – you better believe it!

So, what do we need you to do?  First and most importantly, PRAY!  Pray for the children that the message of “Life is Wild, God is Good” (this year’s theme) will make a life changing eternal impact!  Pray for strength and energy for all of our volunteers.  And pray for the positive IMPACT on our community.  I also need you to GIVE.  We plan for VBS every year.  Part of our Christmas Offering helps to pay for VBS.  However, the money all comes from the same place and everything costs – supplies, food, crafts, games, advertising, jump castles, Kona Ice, etc.  So just know that your consistent, generous giving pays for VBS, and it is an investment in the Kingdom worth making.  REGISTER.  Even if you’re a member  or regular attender of Coastal, please go ahead and pre-register your children NOW!ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT AT 6PM!  It really makes the first couple of days of VBS go so much smoother.  Right now we have 209 children registered – our largest pre-registration ever!  SHARE any of our posts about VBS on your social media – especially in parent/mom/community group pages.  Reach out to the families you know with children and encourage them to sign up!  Be that mom or that dad in your neighborhood, in your circle of influence who picks up a car load of children and brings them to VBS.  That child could very easily be someone just like me!  VOLUNTEER.  And finally, if you haven’t yet volunteered to serve the week of VBS, there are still plenty of opportunities – simply email Janet at janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org or call her directly at 843-442-8299.

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. We are in the process right now of planning and preparing for our Fall Semester of LIFE Groups!  LIFE Groups (starting the week of September 22nd) will be a little bit different this Fall in that all of our Groups will be a part of our church-wide Spiritual Growth/Giving Campaign called “Daring Faith.”  All of our Groups will be studying the same material – a “Daring Faith” DVD with a workbook/daily devotional that we will provide.  We’ll also be encouraging smaller groups that meet in homes all over Charleston.  This will help create unity and momentum as we all step our in faith together.  These “Daring Faith” groups will only last 8 weeks.  In other words, you will only be signing up for a group based on time/location, not the study or activity.  Our goal is to get as many people who consider Coastal their home into a group!  You can do anything for 8 weeks!  So if you are interested in facilitating/hosting a Group (pushing play on a DVD and then lead through the questions), please respond to this email or sign up on Sunday on your Connect Card.
  2. Our next sermon series (another favorite Coastal Summer tradition) starts THIS Sunday, July 14th called “Summer Reading.”  Each week of the series we’ll be using the subject matter from 6 great books as the basis for that week’s sermon.  At Coastal we believe that “Leaders are READERS!”  This week Pastor Chris will be using the book  “A Trip Around the Sun” by Mark Batterson to talk about living a life of passion!  Don’t miss it!
  3. As a part of our “Daring Faith” Campaign, we want to provide a Coloring Book, so we are looking for some artists from our church who would be willing to sketch a page or two for the coloring book.  We’ll provide several themes and subjects that go along with the campaign and then leave the rest up to you.  If you are interested in helping with the coloring book, please respond to this email and let us know NOW. We will contact you and give you all the details.  We did this for the “All In” Campaign and it was a great sucess!  Again, this will be just another great way to involve our entire church, even our children, in what we will all look back on as a great period of unity and growth here at Coastal.
  4. New to Coastal?  Join us Sunday, July 21st 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.
  5. In case you missed our Beach Baptism on Sunday, June 9th – don’t fret!  We have another one scheduled to close out the Summer on Sunday, August 4th, 4pm out at Folly Beach County Park.  Baptism is a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. We call it “going public” at Coastal. It’s an important next step after salvation.  And there is something very powerful about getting Baptized in the ocean!  Bring your whole family out to the Beach after church on that Sunday, and then we’ll gather together for the Baptism Service at 4pm (Look for the Coastal flag)!  You can sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email to sign up today!

P.S. Don’t forget that we’re taking everyone to see the new “Lion King” movieon Wednesday morning, 10am (doors open at 9:30am), July 24th!   Spread the word, invite and bring friends!  For “Toy Story 4” they gave us 3 theaters.  For “Lion King” they’re giving us at least 5!  You can sign up to come to the movie on your Connect Card starting this Sunday or by simply responding to this email.  YES – invite and bring your friends (just let us know they’re coming)!  That’s why we do this! 

Friday’s 5 – 7-5-19

I hope everyone had a safe & wonderful 4th of July!  I realize we are facing a lot of problems in our country today and that the divisions seem to be greater and deeper than ever before, but I believe we still have much to be grateful for in our great country.  I am so thankful to God for the birth of America and the privilege that was mine to be born in the land of the free and home of the brave. As we celebrate our independence may we as individuals, families and as a church recognize our dependence on God. He alone is our source of blessing, and let us prayerfully humble ourselves in obedience to God and His Holy Word.  Ultimately, the hope of the world is not and never has been a President, a Political Party or a Platform – it’s in the person of Jesus Christ.  And it’s our mission to share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with Charleston and the world!  Maybe it’s time we spent less time complaining on social media and more time praying and being the light of the world that Jesus talked about in Matthew 5:14: “You are the light of the world—like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see.”  The truth is, the darker this world gets, the greater our opportunity.

And one of those opportunities that we have at Coastal to be the light of the world and make a real IMPACT is through SATURDAY SERVE!  The next Saturday Serve is tomorrow morning at 8:30am. We meet in the Welcome Center of the church and after a few minutes of getting to know one another, leaders of that month’s projects will brief you on the particulars of their projects.  Afterwards, you’ll choose the project that’s of interest to you and off you’ll go!  All projects are typically finished before lunchtime, so it’s not a sacrifice of your entire Saturday.  If you haven’t come to a Saturday Serve yet, do so this month!  I promise you, you’ll be glad you came and that you will receive so much more than you give.  Come out and help us tangibly share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with our community!

We wrap up “At the Movies” this Sunday.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the series as much as we have.  And most importantly, I hope you continue to look for ways to engage the culture and point people to Jesus, His church, and to the truth of God’s word.  This Sunday I’ll be using the new “Spider-Man: Far From Home” movie to talk about our struggle with inadequacy.  I realize that there are a lot of people out of town this weekend, but if you’re in Charleston don’t miss it.  But as always, even if you’re out of town, you can catch our services live online at 9:30am & 11:15am.  And now if you miss those morning services you can watch a rebroadcast of our entire service online on Sunday evenings at 6pm.  

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We’re in the process right now of planning out the Fall here at Coastal.  I truly believe that this Fall and the remaining school year is going to usher in one of the greatest periods of growth in the history of our church.  It’s so real to me it’s as though I can reach out and touch it!  On Sunday morning, September 22nd our church is going to kick-off a church-wide Spiritual Growth Campaign called, “Daring Faith.”

It’s church-wide in the sense that we want to involve everyone at our church:  everyone hearing the same Sunday morning messages, all of our LIFE Groups studying the same material, a daily devotional for individuals and families, a coloring book for our children, and times of prayer and fasting all leading up to our “Daring Faith” Commitment Sunday, November 10th.  Not only are we going to give money and commitments to build Phase 2 on our campus, but more importantly, it’s going to be one of those turning point moments in the life of our church – a time of everyone pulling together and stepping out in faith.

Three weeks prior to the kick-off (September 3-20) we will have a series of 13 different “Daring Faith Meetings” where we will hand out the “Daring Faith” Campaign Packets, explain the entire campaign, show you exactly what we’re going to build, how much it will cost, and answer any questions.  We’re asking our entire church to pick a date and attend just one of those meetings.  We’ll have a sign up for those meetings soon.

We are also looking for “Daring Faith” LIFE Group Leaders.  LIFE Groups (starting the week of September 22nd) will be a little bit different this Fall in that all of our Groups will be studying the same material – a “Daring Faith” DVD with a workbook/daily devotional that we will provide.  We’ll also be encouraging smaller groups that meet in homes all over Charleston.  This will help create unity and momentum as we all step our in faith together.  These “Daring Faith” groups will only last 8 weeks.  In other words, you will only be signing up for a group based on time/location, not the study or activity.  Our goal is to get as many people who consider Coastal their home into a group!  You can do anything for 8 weeks!  So if you are interested in facilitating (push play on a DVD and then lead through the questions) or hosting (opening your home) a group this semester, please respond to this email or sign up on Sunday on your Connect Card.  If you have ever led a group in the past – we need you leading one this semester! 

I love you Coastal!  And I love what we get to step out in faith and accomplish together! 

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. There is one final VBS Crew Leader Meeting (all crew leaders, assistants, and group managers) on Monday July 8, 7:00 – 8:00PM, @ Coastal in the 1st – 5th grade auditorium in the Coastal Kidz building. Hopefully it will make you more prepared for the week and answer any questions you may have.  Please let Janet know if you need childcare.
  2. We now have over 150 children pre-registered for VBS!!   Spread the word – Coastal’s VBS this year is Monday, July 15th – Friday, July 19th, 6pm-8pm, 4 year olds – 5th Grade.  If you haven’t done so yet, please register your kids today!  If you have any questions about VBS please contact Janet Rollins at 843-442-8299 or janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org. Don’t forget, we’re taking everyone to see the new “Lion King” movieon Wednesday morning, 10am (doors open at 9:30am), July 24th at the Citadel Mall Theater!  Reserve your seats (and those of your friends) on your Connect Card on Sunday morning or simply by responding too this email.  Our next sermon series (another Coastal Summer tradition) starts next Sunday, July 14th called “Summer Reading.”  Each week of the series we’ll be using the subject matter from 6 great books that we’re encouraging you to read, as the basis for that week’s sermon.  At Coastal we believe that “Leaders are READERS!”  So get reading!  We still have a few copies of the books available for purchase (at a great price) at Coastal on Sunday morning.  Here are the books, author, dates, and link to purchase them on your own at Amazon:  “A Trip Around the Sun” by Mark Batterson – July 14th, “Glory Days” by Max Lucado – July 21st, “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff – July 28th, “I Declare War” by Levi Lusko – August 4th, “The Daniel Dilemma” by Chris Hodges – August 11th, “Strengthening Your Grip” by Charles Swindoll – August 18th. 
  3. Our Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade) is heading to Carowinds on Friday, July 12th.  Please be at the church no later than 8am!  They will return to the church at 8pm.  The cost for the trip is $30 and includes ticket and transportation.  Please bring money for food.  Contact Ryan Spell for more information – ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8985.
  4. New to Coastal?  Join us Sunday, July 21st 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.
  5. In case you missed our Beach Baptism on Sunday, June 9th – don’t fret!  We have another one scheduled to close out the Summer on Sunday, August 4th, 4pm out at Folly Beach County Park.  Baptism is a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. We call it “going public” at Coastal. It’s an important next step after salvation.  And there is something very powerful about getting Baptized in the ocean!  Bring your whole family out to the Beach after church on that Sunday, and then we’ll gather together for the Baptism Service at 4pm (Look for the Coastal flag)!  You can sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email to sign up today!

P.S. Many of you have watched our services LIVE Online!  But have you tried giving online?  Your consistent (especially over the Summer), faithful, generous giving enables our church to make its IMPACT!  It’s easy, safe, and secure!  You can give through our website, our App (yes, we have a FREE App), or TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337!  Try it today!

Friday’s 5 – 6-28-19

That’s right – our next sermon series (another Coastal Summer tradition) is “Summer Reading.”  Each week of the series we’ll be using the subject matter from 6 great books as the basis for that week’s sermon.  At Coastal we believe that “Leaders are READERS!”  So get reading!  You can still pick up a copy of the books (at a great price) at Coastal on Sunday morning.  Here are the books, author, dates, and link to purchase them at Amazon:  “A Trip Around the Sun” by Mark Batterson – July 14th, “Glory Days” by Max Lucado – July 21st, “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff – July 28th, “I Declare War” by Levi Lusko – August 4th, “The Daniel Dilemma” by Chris Hodges – August 11th, “Strengthening Your Grip” by Charles Swindoll – August 18th.  

This Sunday at Coastal we’re in week 5 of “At the Movies” and I’ll be using the movie “Toy Story 4” to talk about one of my favorite stories in the entire Bible and one of the foundational passages for our church.  DON’T MISS IT!!  And speaking of “Toy Story 4”, on Wednesday morning of this week we took 280 people to see the movie on us!  It was so much fun!  And since this is our 10th Anniversary of “At the Movies,” and a Disney theme, AND our VBS theme this year is ROAR, we’ll also be taking everyone to see the new “Lion King” on Wednesday morning, 10am (doors open at 9:30am), July 24th!   Spread the word, invite and bring friends!  For “Toy Story 4” they gave us 3 theaters.  For “Lion King” they’re giving us at least 5!  You can sign up to come to the movie on your Connect Card starting this Sunday or by simply responding to this email. 

It’s hard to believe that “Summer of IMPACT” is coming to a close this weekend.  Our last project is tomorrow morning, 9am-11am, helping out at St. Vincent’s Furniture Outreach, 3941 Saint John’s Avenue, in North Charleston.  This outreach provides donated furniture for those in need in the community. St. Vincent’s partners with organizations such as My Sister’s House, S.C. Strong and 180Place. Clients who complete these programs are given assistance with housing and St. Vincent’s provides the furniture. Volunteers will assist with the loading of donated furniture into other volunteers’ trucks for distribution to those in need.  If you’d like to volunteer to serve, go to our website TODAY and sign up and then show up tomorrow morning in North Charleston.  

I really can’t say enough good things about the IMPACT that’s been made this Summer through our church.  Over the course of this past month we had approximately 350 Volunteers and over 1000 Volunteer Hours!  Here’s an overview of what was accomplished:

  • Fed the homeless 140 hamburgers and hotdogs and provided clothing to the struggling in North Charleston.
  • Served in two nursing homes.
  • Sewed nearly 200 pillowcases for MUSC Children’s Hospital.
  • Opened the doors of the church for two school graduations.
  • Prepared meals for up to 60 people, each night, across three nights at the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Prepared care packages for children in crisis at Lowcountry Orphan Relief.
  • Constructed 5 Community Blessing Boxes to be placed and serviced by Coastal.
  • Sorted through thousands of pounds of food at the Lowcountry Food Bank here in Charleston and in Myrtle Beach (thanks to our Students during their week of Camp).
  • We packed 100 bag lunches for struggling veterans through the Soldier’s Angels Program (all through donations).
  • We packed 65 Blessing Bags and distributed them on the street (all through donations).
  • Coastal worked with St. Vinny’s Furniture Outreach in organizing their donations and warehouse.

I want to specifically thank the Leaders of the different projects:

  • Steve and Tonia Gibbs – Lowcountry Orphan Relief
  • Evelyn Wallingford and Kim Jones – Ryan’s Case for Smiles
  • Rachel and Dustin Speer – Ronald McDonald House
  • Toby Wessell and Phil Votaw – Project Blessing Boxes
  • Jen Johnson – Lowcountry Food Bank
  • Ken Bartlett – Soldier’s Angels
  • Chris Crosby – Weekly Help at the Summer of IMPACT Tent
  • Rudy Polito – St. Vinny’s Furniture Outreach

And of course, I also want to thank Chris Jones, our Missions & Outreach Director.  Not only does Chris have a HUGE heart for serving and outreach, but he is a Logistics Mastermind!  Feel free to shoot him an email or text to thank him for his efforts and let him know what IMPACT this Summer has had on your life.  Chris Jones – 843-870-4613 or jonescg73@gmail.com.

I love you Coastal!  And I love what we get to do together!  Most importantly, thanks be to God who makes all of this possible!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. VBS Crew Leader Meeting – TOMORROW, Saturday, June 29, 10:00-11:30 am.  All crew leaders, assistants, and group managers, even if you’ve done it before, need to attend ONE Orientation Meeting either Saturday, June 29, from 10:00 – 11:30 AM OR Monday July 8, 7:00 – 8:30PM, @ Coastal in the 1st – 5th grade auditorium in the Coastal Kidz building. Hopefully it will make you more prepared for the week and answer any questions you may have.  Please let Janet know if you need childcare for either meeting.  We now have over 150 children pre-registered for VBS!!  Coastal’s VBS this year is Monday, July 15th – Friday, July 19th, 6pm-8pm, 4 year olds – 5th Grade.  If you haven’t done so yet, please register your kids today!  If you have any questions about VBS please contact Janet Rollins at 843-442-8299 or janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org
  2. Saturday, July 6th is our next Saturday Serve!  If you haven’t come to a Saturday Serve yet, do so this month!  I promise you, you’ll be glad you came and that you will receive so much more than you give.  We meet in the Coastal Café at 8:30am. After a few minutes of getting to know one another, leaders of multiple projects will brief you on the particulars of the projects they are leading. Afterwards, you’ll choose the project that’s of interest to you and off you’ll go!  All projects are typically finished before lunchtime, so it’s not a sacrifice of your entire Saturday.  Come out and help us tangibly share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with our community!
  3. Our Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade) is heading to Carowinds on Friday, July 12th.  Please by at the church no later than 8am!  They will return to the church at 8pm.  The cost for the trip is $30 and includes ticket and transportation.  Please bring money for food.  Contact Ryan Spell for more information – ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8985.
  4. New to Coastal?  Join us Sunday, July 21st 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.
  5. In case you missed our Beach Baptism on Sunday, June 9th – don’t fret!  We have another one scheduled to close out the Summer on Sunday, August 4th, 4pm out at Folly Beach County Park.  Baptism is a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. We call it “going public” at Coastal. It’s an important next step after salvation.  And there is something very powerful about getting Baptized in the ocean!  Bring your whole family out to Beach after church on that Sunday and then we’ll gather together for the Baptism Service at 4pm (Look for the Coastal flag)!  You can sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email to sign up today!

P.S. Don’t forget you can now catch a rebroadcast of our entire live service here at Coastal Community Church on Sunday nights at 6pm!  If you join the service online feel free to login and chat with us. We will have a Pastor or Staff member available throughout the entire service each week in the chat room for live prayer as well as to answer any questions. Just like on Sunday morning, make sure you get a chance to fill out our Online Connect Card. And just like Sunday morning you’ll be able to give your tithes and offering and help support the ministry here at Coastal. We regularly now have close to 200 (sometimes more) unique viewing devices from around the country watching our morning services. That could easily represent hundreds of people. This will simply add another opportunity for us to share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with Charleston and world!! 

Friday’s 5 – 6-21-19

We had such an AWESOME Father’s Day at Coastal this past Sunday!  But the best part of the day was that 4 more people gave their life to Jesus and 4 more people expressed a desire to be Baptized!  Coastal, I am telling you – what you and I are a part of is not normal!  Don’t ever take it for granted that new guests come to church each and every week, that people are excited to come and worship, that kids want to go to church, that people are out in our community serving, making an IMPACT, that every Sunday people make decisions and give their life to Jesus!  We are a part of a move of God!  You see, God is moving all around us, all the time.  He’s just looking for faithful, wiling people to use!  So make it your prayer to God, “Look no further, use me!  Use our church!”

I can’t say enough great things about “Summer of IMPACT” this year – so many people loving and serving our community, making an IMPACT for Jesus!  And what we’re hearing over and over again from our volunteers is the IMPACT it’s having in their own lives!  In fact, if you have a story to share about what a difference “Summer of IMPACT” has made in your life, I’d love to hear it!  Shoot me an email.  

Although Saturday Serve (1st Saturday of every month) & loving and serving our community never stops here at Coastal, this concentrated, all out effort is only for the month of June.  So basically, you’ve got 1 week left to join in the adventure!  Go to our website and sign up for multiple opportunities to IMPACT our community with the LIFE & LOVE of Jesus! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!  For example, tonight here at Coastal a group will be packing lunches for veterans in the community (Soldier’s Angels and VA Medical Center).  And tomorrow (Saturday morning) we’ll be meeting here at Coastal and then off to the tailgating location for Project Bags of Blessings.  All the details for these and next week’s opportunities are on the website.  If you have any questions at all, please contact Chris Jones at 843-870-4613 or jonescg73@gmail.com.  Go to our website, check out the times and dates, and sign up today!

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. Our next Summer Sermon Series (another Coastal tradition) starts Sunday, July 14th – “Summer Reading.”  At Coastal we believe that “Leaders are Readers!”  Each week Pastor Chris will use the subject matter from one of six books as the basis for that Sunday’s message.  You can pick up a book list, description, and dates from your bulletin.  We even have a small number of the books for purchase on Sunday morning.
  2. In case you missed our Beach Baptism on Sunday, June 9th – don’t fret!  We have another one scheduled to close out the Summer on Sunday, August 9th, 4pm out at Folly Beach County Park.  Baptism is a public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. We call it “going public” at Coastal. It’s an important next step after salvation.  And there is something very powerful about getting Baptized in the ocean!  Bring your whole family out to Beach after church on that Sunday and then we’ll gather together for the Baptism Service at 4pm (look for the Coastal flag)!  You can sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday or respond to this email to sign up today!
  3. VBS Crew Leader Meeting – Sat., June 29, 10:00-11:30 am.  All crew leaders, assistants, and group managers, even if you’ve done it before, need to attend ONEOrientation Meeting either Saturday, June 29, from 10:00 – 11:30 AM OR Monday July 8, 7:00 – 8:30PM, @ Coastal in the 1st – 5th grade auditorium in the Coastal Kidz building. Hopefully it will make you more prepared for the week, and answer any questions you may have.  Please let Janet know if you need childcare for either meeting.  We now have over 100 children pre-registered for VBS!!  Coastal’s VBS this year is Monday, July 15th – Friday, July 19th, 6pm-8pm, 4 year olds – 5th Grade.  If you haven’t done so yet, please register your kids today!  If you have any questions about VBS please contact Janet Rollins at 843-442-8299 or janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org
  4. One of our “At the Movies” traditions has been to take everyone to a new release morning matinee at Citadel Mall Theater – on us!  So go ahead and mark this Wednesday morning, 10am, June 26th on your calendar!  We’re taking everyone (you, your kids, and your friends) to see Toy Story 4!  The theater will be open at 9:30am.  Just show up and we’ll be outside for a head count.  (And since this is our 10th Anniversary of “At the Movies” and a Disney theme, we’ll also be taking everyone to see “The Lion King” on Wednesday morning, July 24th!)
  5. New to Coastal?  Join us Sunday, July 21st 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.

P.S. If you weren’t in church this past Sunday, then you might have missed the exciting news – Scott Huff will be joining our Staff here at Coastal as an Associate Pastor in August!  7 years ago, Scott and Lori Huff moved to Charleston for Lori to complete a Fellowship at MUSC.  Scott was our Youth Pastor for those 3 years.  When Lori’s Fellowship was complete they moved back to Lexington, KY.  Lori has accepted a position at East Cooper Hospital and they will be moving back to Charleston and back to Coastal!  Coming out of a long and fruitful Student Ministry, Scott will be a great resource to Ryan and our entire Student Ministry Team.  Among other things at Coastal, Scott will focus on College/Young Adult Ministry.  Feel free to send Scott an email and welcome them home!

Friday’s 5 – 6-14-19

I told you the weather was going to be great out at Folly on Sunday afternoon . . . AND IT WAS!  It was another AWESOME experience as 23 more people were buried with Jesus in Baptism and raised to walk in new LIFE!  We actually have another Beach Baptism already scheduled to close out the Summer on Sunday, August 4th, 4pm at Folly Beach County Park.  So if you are interested in participating, simply respond to this email or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday!

DON’T MISS FATHER’S DAY AT COASTAL THIS SUNDAY & INVITE AND BRING SOMEONE WITH YOU!!  There is a Baby/Child Dedication, a great gift for all the men present, fun giveaways, FREE Kona Ice, jump castles, and our Annual WING FEST (all you can eat wings after both services)!  Make plans to bring Dad and the whole family!  I’ve got a great message that we all need to hear – especially our men!  We’re in week 3 of “At the Movies” and I’m going to be using “The Lion King” to talk about leaving a legacy to our children.

LIFE & LOVE!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. It’s hard to believe that Summer of IMPACT is already half way over.  Although Saturday Serve & loving and serving our community is a constant and ongoing part of our church, this concentrated, all out effort is only for the month of June.  So basically, you’ve got 2 weeks left to join in the adventure! Go to our website and sign up for multiple opportunities to IMPACT our community with the LIFE & LOVE of Jesus! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!   If you have any questions at all, please contact Chris Jones at 843-870-4613 or jonescg73@gmail.com.   Go to our website, check out the times and dates, and sign up today! 
  2. Starting this Sunday, June 16th (we promise we’re ready to go) we are launching a NEW ONLINE SERVICE at 6pm!  We are still offering the same live streaming of our morning services, but we will rebroadcast one of our live services at 6pm complete with worship!  We’ll also have a Staff Member/Pastor each week watching live, leading/responding to the comments, prayer requests and interactions.  We regularly now have close to 200 (sometimes more) unique viewing devices from around the country watching our morning services.  That could easily represent several hundred people.  This will simply add another opportunity for us to share the Good News of the Gospel with the world around us.  It also makes it easier for the people in our church community to catch a service if they miss it on Sunday morning!
  3. On Saturday morning (tomorrow), June 15th, at 8am WE NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS to come help unload, clean out, and organize one of our storage containers behind our building.  One of the constant needs of a growing church is storage space.  We have the space, it just needs to be better utilized.  This project will make a huge impact on multiple ministries at our church.  Once the container is cleaned out, we’ll be installing shelves.  If you are available and willing to help, please respond to this email.  The more volunteers we have, the faster this project will get done.  If you have any questions about the project please contact Ricky Spell at 843-442-3320 or rickyspell@aol.com.
  4. Please pray for all of our Students (6th-12th Grade), Volunteers, and Ryan Spell as they (around 50 people) head to Summer Camp this coming week in Myrtle Beach!  This is definitely one of the highlights of the year for our Student Ministry.  Each year, many of our Students either give their life to Christ or recommit their life to Christ during this week.  They are leaving from the church on Monday morning at 11am.  Please be at the church with your Student, all forms, and any remaining money no later than 10:30am ready to go!
  5. Guess what?  We already have close to 100 children pre-registered for VBS!!  Coastal’s VBS this year is Monday, July 15th – Friday, July 19th, 6pm-8pm, 4 year olds – 5th Grade.  The theme this year is ROAR!  Life is Wild – God is Good!  Sign up your kids today!  And make sure you check out all the VBS Volunteer opportunities and sign up to serve (see bulletin insert).  Our greatest need is Crew Leaders!  VBS is our biggest outreach of the year for children!  If you have any questions about VBS please contact Janet Rollins at 843-442-8299 or janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org

P.S. One “At the Movies” tradition has been to take everyone to a new release morning matinee at Citadel Mall Theater – on us!  So go ahead and mark Wednesday morning (time to be announced later), June 26thon your calendar!  We’re taking everyone (you, your kids, and your friends) to see Toy Story 4!  And since this is our 10th Anniversary of “At the Movies” and a Disney theme, we’ll also be taking everyone to see “The Lion King” on Wednesday morning, July 24th!

Friday’s 5 – 5-31-19

Well tomorrow officially marks the beginning of Summer – June 1st!  And if this past week has been any indication, it’s going to be a HOT one (insert any of the Charleston heat jokes you’ve seen this week)!  But I am seriously excited about all the awesome things happening at Coastal this Summer and in particular the month of June!  It all begins TOMORROW, June 1st, at 8:30am here at Coastal with Saturday Serve and Summer of IMPACT!     If you and your family haven’t yet signed up for multiple projects, it’s time to do so!  And I seriously encourage you to spread the word with your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers, especially those people in your life who don’t have a church or who aren’t even believers.  Why?  Because God created everyone with the desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself and to make a difference.  And believe it or not, most churches don’t have a very good reputation for serving and loving their communities unconditionally.  So leverage Summer of IMPACT as way to include those who might not darken the door of a church yet, but would be willing to volunteer at the Orphan Relief Center or feed the hungry.  Don’t you see?  Not only is Summer of IMPACT an opportunity to serve and bless our community and you, but it is also an opportunity for outreach!  If you have any questions or if you would be willing to help lead one of the events, please contact Chris Jones at 843-870-4613 or jonescg73@gmail.com.

And then hopefully you’ve heard by now, but this Sunday, June 2nd, we kick off we kick off one of our favorite sermon series traditions here at Coastal – “AT THE MOVIES”!  It’s where we take current or popular movies and use them as a hook to talk about spiritual truth.  ALL 1st Time Guests will receive FREE Movie Tickets to Citadel Mall Theater (and the person who invited them – YOU) throughout the entire series.  This Sunday there will be fresh popcorn, cotton candy, fun decorations, FREE Kona Ice (to help with the heat), a special character appearance, and cool giveaways (we are giving away a DISNEY VACATION PACKAGE)!  Start praying and inviting now!  Let’s show Charleston what “the most joyful place on earth” really looks like!   This Sunday’s movie is “Avengers: Endgame” and I’ll be talking about living life on purpose! 

And then there is our Beach Baptism the following Sunday, June 9th, 4pm out at Folly Beach County Park!  Come out early (traffic might be an issue) and make it a fun day for your entire family!  Right now we have over 30 people getting Baptized!  It doesn’t get any better than that!  That’s why we do what we do!  Come out and celebrate with them!  If you are interested in participating, simply respond to this email or sign on your Connect Card on Sunday.

Check out the P.S.S. below!  This Sunday we begin offering a new online service at 6pm on Sundays! 

I LOVE YOU & WHAT WE GET TO DO TOGETHER!
Pastor Chris

Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

  1. On Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th our church is hosting the Graduation Ceremony for Oakland Elementary School & Orange Grove Middle School.  Our auditorium will be standing room only!  If you are available, we need volunteers to help make this a wonderful experience for all of our guests!  We need people to work the cafe, run golf carts, open doors, take pictures at a selfie/photo booth, and greet all of our guests.  Tuesday’s Graduation (Oakland) is at 9:30am and we need volunteers in place at 8:30am.  Wednesday’s Graduation (Orange Grove) is at 10am and we need volunteers in place at 9am.  If you are interested in serving either or both Graduations and haven’t already signed up through Summer of IMPACT, please respond to this email.  These Graduations are a great opportunity to make a huge IMPACT in our community.
  2. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and officially making our church, your church family? Our next Membership Class is this coming Monday night, June 3rd, 6pm-9pm.  Childcare and light refreshments are provided.  You can sign up for the class on our websiteyour Connect Card,or byresponding to this email.
  3. On Saturday, June 8th, 8am we need some volunteers to come help unload, clean out, and organize one of our storage containers behind our building.  One of the constant needs of a growing church is storage space.  We have the space, it just need to be better utilized.  This project will make a huge impact on multiple ministries at our church.  Once the container is cleaned out, we’ll be installing shelves.  If you are available and willing to help, please respond to this email.  The more volunteers we have, the faster this project will get done.  If you have any questions about the project please contact Ricky Spell at 843-442-3320 or rickyspell@aol.com.
  4. Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th is going to be AWESOME at Coastal!  There is a Baby/Child Dedication (email us if you’re interested in participating and haven’t already signed up), a great gift for all the men present, fun giveaways, FREE Kona Ice, jump castles, and our Annual WING FEST (all you can eat wings after both services)!  Make plans to bring Dad and the whole family!
  5. Attention all parents and volunteers, as you start to make your Summer plans, mark your calendars and save this date – Coastal’s VBS this year is Monday, July 15th – Friday, July 19th, 6pm-8pm, 4 year olds – 5th Grade.  The theme this year is ROAR!  Life is Wild – God is Good!  Registration is now open on our website.  Sign up your kids today!  Make sure you check out all the VBS Volunteer opportunities and sign up to serve (see bulletin insert).  VBS is our biggest outreach of the year for children!

P.S. On Saturday, June 8th, 9am-1pm, Coastal is hosting a FREE CPR Certification Class in the 1st-5th Grade auditorium in Coastal Kidz.  If you are interested in signing up, simply respond to this email.  If you have any questions about the class or certification, please contact Louis Camblor at 843-708-1041 or louis@camblor.net.

P.S.S. This Sunday, June 2nd we are launching a NEW ONLINE SERVICE at 6pm!  We are still offering the same live streaming of our morning services, but we will rebroadcast one our live services at 6pm complete with worship!  We’ll also have a Staff Member/Pastor each week watching live, leading/responding the comments, prayer requests and interactions.  We regularly now have close to 200 (sometimes more) unique viewing devices from around the country watching our morning services.  That could easily represent several hundred people.  This will simply add another opportunity for us to share the Good News of the Gospel with the world around us.  It all also make it easier for the people in our church community to catch a service if they miss it on Sunday morning!

Online Connect Card