Dear Coastal,

What a great start to the New Year this past Sunday as we Baptized 5 people!  It was such an awesome day!  My message was called, “The Year in Review,” as we took a look back at 2014.  This Sunday, my message is entitled, “The Year Ahead.”  We’re going to talk about what God has in store for us in 2015.  Don’t miss it!

Oh Coastal, we are soooo close to starting the construction of our new building!  In fact, I’m told that silt fencing, tree protection, the retention pond, and the construction entrance will all begin next week.  Here’s what that practically means for all of us:  we will temporarily lose all of the parking in the field and on that side of our campus.  So here’s what I need you to do.  Start parking in the old Oakland Elementary School parking lot directly across the street from our field.  We want to save our parking at the first entrance side for guests and new people.  I am specically asking that NO VOLUNTEERS park on that first entrance side.  We all need to get healthy in 2015, so the extra steps will do us good!

Here are 5 Things I want you to make note of:

  1. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and becoming a Member?  Our next Membership Class is Monday night, January 19, 6-9pm.  Childcare and light refreshments provided.  RSVP on your Connect Card or on our website.
  2. If you are interested in leading, assisting, or hosting a LIFE Group in this next semester, we need to hear from you – NOW!  We need all different types of Groups – Study Groups, Service Groups, Social Groups!!  Please respond to this email or give us a call.
  3. If you are leading, assisting or hosting a LIFE Group, please make plans to attend the LIFE Group Training Class on Saturday, January 24th from 9am-11am.  LIFE Group Sunday is January 25th!
  4. Interested in sponsoring a Student (6th-12th Grade) for this year’s Winter Retreat?  The cost of the retreat per student is $175.  We have several students who could use financial assistance.  Any amount donated would be greatly appreciated.  Please see Pastor Scott for more information.
  5. Join me (Pastor Chris & our Staff) as we read through the Bible in 2015.  Pick up a One Year Bible or follow along in exactly the same reading plan at Youversion’s site.  Go to – Reading Plans – Whole Bible – and it’s the trademarked plan entitled, “The One Year Bible” Reading Plan.  We also have a facebook group entitled, “Coastal’s One Year Bible Reading Group.”


Pastor Chris (friend me on facebook if we’re not already friends)

Coastal exists to share & experience LIFE – the life of Jesus!