Dear Coastal,

Woohoo!  It’s almost time to PARTY!  Saturday, July 1st is my actual birthday, but TONIGHT, 7-9pm at the church is my Birthday Party!  And yes, YOU ARE INVITED!  I’m not exactly sure of the details, but I know there’s going to be A LOT of food, cake and music!  Bring the whole family!  If you’re in town, I would be honored by your presence!

I know the Summer isn’t even half-way over yet, but our Staff is already in the process of planning out the Fall Semester of LIFE Groups.  With the growth of our church, this is shaping up to be one of our biggest semesters ever!  If you are interested in leading, assisting, or hosting a LIFE Group, please let us know now.  LIFE Group Training will be (pick one) Tuesday night, August 22nd, 7-9pm or Saturday morning, August 26th, 10am-12noon.  LIFE Group Sunday is August 27th and the Fall Semester starts the week of September 10th.

I hope you’re enjoying our “At the Movies” series this year – “Chick Flicks & Date Nights.”  From week to week over the Summer there are always a lot of people out of town, but in the last 3 weeks we’ve had 60 1st & 2nd Time Guest Connect Cards filled out, and we’ve given away over 20 Movie Tickets each week to 1st Time Guests!  Wow!  Keep it up Coastal!  Keep inviting!  Keep reaching out!  The Fall is going to be CRAZY!

Friday’s 5:

  1. Weren’t able to make our last Membership Class?  Our next 2 classes (pick one) are – Saturday mornings, August 19th & September 9th, 9am-12noon.  Childcare and refreshments provided. You can sign up online, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or respond to this email.

  2. After our “At the Movies!” series, we’ll be in another Coastal Summer Sermon Series tradition called, “Summer Reading.”  Each week I’ll be using the subject matter from one of 6 different books as the subject matter for that Sunday’s message.  All 6 of the books are books that I recommend and are definitely worth reading.  The 6 Books this Summer are:  “The Prodigal God” by Tim Keller, “Accidental Pharisees” by Larry Osborne, “The Greatness Principle” by Nelson Searcy, “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel, “Grave Robber” by Mark Batterson, and “God Will Use This For Good” by Max Lucado.  Happy Reading!  Remember, “Leaders are Readers!”

  3. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for this Summer’s VBS!  This year’s theme is “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God – Built for a Purpose.”  The Dates for VBS are July 17-21, 6-8pm for children 4 years old – 5th Grade.  Register today and help us spread the word! There will be a volunteer insert in this Sunday’s bulletin.  VBS is “all hands on deck” at Coastal!  We need everyone to volunteer in some way to help make VBS a success.  Make sure you fill out and turn in the VBS Voluteer Insert in your Sunday Program.

  4. There is a VBS Crew Leader Volunteer Meeting July 10th, 7pm-8:30pm!

  5. Our Food Pantry that helps feed our community is running low.  Next Sunday, July 9th there will be a table in the back off the auditorium to drop off food.  Please bring in non-perishable items:  canned meats and pasta, PB&J, cereal, soups, etc.

Fit & Fifty (my new mantra this year),

Pastor Chris

P.S.  The Summer is a great time to take advantage of all the digital ways to give to Coastal and automate your giving:

  • TEXTing (843-277-8337)
  • Our App (did you know Coastal has an App?  Look for our FREE App in your App Store – Coastal Community Church of Charleston)
  • Or our website.