Dear Coastal,

I just wanted to give you an exciting update on our Christmas Offering and remind you that this Sunday, January 8th, is the last day to give towards it.  Our B.H.A.G. (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is $50,000.  Honestly, the last couple of years that we set our goal at $50,000 we’ve always had at least one person make a very large donation – up to $25,000.  We haven’t had that this year (yet – haha).  Instead, it’s just been the generous giving of so many people!  And right now, we have collectively given just over $41,000!  I’m already so excited and so proud of our church!  And you never know where it might end up.  We still have 4 days remaining to give.  If you text (843-277-8337), give online, use our app, or send a check, just make sure you designate it with the word, “Christmas.”  Like I said on Sunday, at Coastal we always “work (or give) like it all depends on us, pray like it all depends on God, walk by faith, trust God with the results, and celebrate the outcome!”  Truthfully, I’m already celebrating!

A couple of other quick things:

Don’t miss this Sunday!  I’m sharing (literally revealing – you’ll see) an exciting year long goal for our church for 2017!  Christmas & New Years has come and gone, kids are all back in school, everyone is back in town – so, make every effort to start the new year off right and be in church this Sunday.  You won’t want to miss it!

– And speaking of this Sunday, we’re having an OYSTER ROAST & Chili Supper (4-6:30pm) for everyone on our 1st Impressions Team and anyone looking to serve on our 1st Impressions Team.  Our 1st Impressions Team are the folks who greet, hand out bulletins, open doors, drive the Golf Carts, work in the Parking Lot, usher, check the restrooms, take up the offering, and so much more!  They help to create warm, welcoming environment for our guests.  Love for you to join the Team!

– Everyone has 1 week (by the end of next week) to finalize plans to lead, assist, or host a LIFE Group.  We are sending out email reminders and making phone calls, but you could help us out so much by simply responding to this email or calling the office (843-571-1777) and speaking with Julie Kelly directly.  LIFE Group Training is Saturday, January 28th.  LIFE Group Sunday is January 29th and the new LIFE Group Semester will start the week of February 12th.


Pastor Chris

P.S.  Did I already mention not to miss this Sunday?  DON’T MISS THIS SUNDAY!