So, are you ready for Christmas?  Well, ready or not, it’s ALMOST here!  Which means of course, that we’re having our 3 Christmas Eve Services, TONIGHT – 3pm, 4:30pm & 6pm!  I hope you areready to invite & bring your friends!  Remember, it’s not too late to invite someone.  Make the ask!  What’s the worst thing that could happen?  Better yet – what’s the BEST thing that could happen?  Think through all your contacts – social media, work, neighbors, friends, family – and invite them to come!

Also, Christmas Eve is one of those times where it is “all hands on deck.”  In other words, if you serve in ministry and you’re not out of town, we need you to serve.  Contact your Ministry Leader and let them know which service you are available ASAP.  Every ministry needs plenty of volunteers (and extra volunteers) to pull off Christmas Eve and create a welcoming atmosphere.

Pray for me & my message.  Pray that people give their lives to Jesus and get saved!  Pray for our Worship Team that they would lead people to worship Jesus.  Pray for all our Ministry Volunteers, that they would serve Jesus by serving others.

Here are a few other important reminders:

  • Be helpful, friendly and welcoming to all our guests!
  • Introduce yourself & talk to people you don’t know.
  • This is important – park over at Oakland to make more room for guests.  The further away you park, the better.
  • Fill out your Connect Card.  This encourages others to do the same. 
  • Sit to the front & center of each section of the auditorium.
  • Coastal Kidz (Birth-5th Grade) will be fully operational during all 3 services.  
  • If you are serving during a service, PLEASE COME EARLY.  Our V.I.P. Volunteer meeting will be at 2:30pm in the Gathering Space as usual.

Don’t forget that our entire offering on Christmas Eve (all 3 services) will go toward our Christmas Offering! Prayerfully consider what you and your family can give.  You might also consider making a year end sacrificial gift. 

Well, I think that’s about it.  For those of you who are traveling or out of town – HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Safe travels and please keep us in your prayers!  And remember, if you can’t make it in person, you will be able to watch all of our services live online.  Can’t wait to see the rest of you and your guests tonight!  Also, don’t forget that there are NO IN-PERSON SERVICES on Sunday – ONLINE ONLY (9:30am, 11:15am, 6pm – all online)!

Merry Christmas Eve!
Pastor Chris
Here are this week’s “Friday 5”:

    Saturday Serve –  There will be NO Saturday Serve on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1st.
    Neighbors Together Grocery Distribution –  We will be assisting with their Emergency Grocery Distribution, Wednesday, January 5th, 9:45am-12:30pm.  Meet at: 2105 Cosgrove Ave. North Charleston.
    PINK House –  The PINK House is a community center in the Ardmore subdivision in West Ashley.  We are going to be putting on a community Tailgate Party, Clothing Distribution, on Saturday, January 8th, 10am-1pm.
    Soldier’s Angels – We’ll be helping with the Veteran’s Mobile Food Distribution, Tuesday, January 11th, 8am-1pm.  Meet at 1113 Sam Rittenburg Blvd. (The Elks Lodge).
    Clothing Team –  Our Coastal Clothing Team will be organizing and sorting clothes Friday, January 14th, 9:30am-11:30am.  Meet at 2952 Old Pond Road on Johns Island.
    If you are interested in serving in any of these projects, you can sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday or sign up now on our website.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Chris Jones at 843-870-4613.
  2. Our goal for our 9th Annual Christmas Offering is $125,000!  Now through the second Sunday of the New Year, January 9th (3 more weeks), we are encouraging our entire Coastal family to give above and beyond their regular tithes and offering to this year’s Christmas Offering.  To give, all you have to do is designate your gift “Christmas” on your check, offering envelope, card swiping “description”, online through Paypal, or TEXTing (843-277-8337).  You can give your gift during these 3 weeks at any of our regular Sunday morning services or anytime through TEXTing, our website, or our App.  You might also consider giving it all at once during one of our 3 Christmas Eve Services (Friday, December 24th, 3pm, 4:30pm, & 6pm).  Our entire Christmas Eve offering will go toward our Annual Christmas Offering.  With this year’s offering we are purchasing a second box truck and remodeling our old auditorium (turning it into a Chapel). 
  3. We’re excited to announce that starting January 1st, 2022 we’re going to be reading through the Bible together this year at Coastal!  We’ll be following the One Year Bible reading plan (a daily reading of the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs).  We’ll have a limited number of One Year Bibles for purchase at the church ($10) if you’d like a hard copy, or you can purchase them online.  You can also simply choose the One Year Bible reading plan through the YouVersion app or  You can sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday, and we’ll add you to an email list for regular encouragement and Study notes throughout the year!  If you’ve never read through the Bible, this would be a great way to get started!
  4. SPRING LIFE GROUP LEADERS! If you are interested in Leading, Co-Leading, or Hosting a Spring 2022 LIFE Group in-person or online, sign up on your Connect Card.  For more details or to answer any of your questions, please reach out to Pastor Scott Huff at  There is a LIFE Group Leader Training on Saturday, January 8th at 9am or Monday, January 10th at 6:30pm.
  5. Interested in officially making the Coastal church family, your church family? Our next Membership Class is Monday night, January 24th, 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.

    P.S. We’ll have 3 special Christmas Eve Services TONIGHT, December 24th at 3pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm.  Childcare (Birth-5th Grade) will be provided for all 3 Christmas Eve services with a Christmas Pajama Party for children 2 years old and up.  Sunday, December 26th, there will be NO IN-PERSON SERVICES.  All services will be ONLINE ONLY.  Sunday, January 2nd, there will be one in-person service at 9:30am.  As always, the service will be online live at 9:30am, and rebroadcast online at 11:15am and 6pm.