Dear Coastal,

I hope you’re getting pumped up about our new series, “Game On!” that we’re kicking off next Sunday, September 20th!  Pull out all the stops, do whatever it takes and invite and bring your friends to church!  Wear your favorite team jersey/shirt!  There will be a Tailgating Competition on our front lawn during all 3 services (so come early and plan to hang out after the service).  Respond to this email or sign up on your Connect Card if you’d like to partcipate in the Tailgating Competition.  There will be prizes, giveaways, and the Kona Ice Truck!  We even have real tickets for you to use as invite cards for your friends!  It’s going to be an awesome day you won’t want to miss!

I can’t thank everyone enough for committing to pay for ALL 400 chairs we need for our new worship space so quickly!  Simply pay for your chair/chairs by the beginning of October.  Several people have asked me if there is anything else that isn’t covered in our loan that we need to pay for in the new building.  Yes, there is, mainly our kitchen appliances/supplies and the remodeling of our Coastal Kidz room/new Child-Check-In area.  We will price these needs out and hopefully have a pretty accurate figure next week.  Every dollar given to the new building, the All In Campaign, and these specific needs helps us to make a smooth transition and continue to grow and reach as many people as possible with the good news of the Gospel.

Here are 5 other things to remember:

  1. Most of our LIFE Groups begin the week of September 20th!  It’s not too late to sign up.  There are 3 ways to sign up for a LIFE Group, but you only have to sign up 1 time/1 way.  You can sign up on your Connect Card, on the LIFE Group Table in the Welcome Center, or online.  Sign up today!
  2. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal and officially becoming a Member of our church family?  Our next Membership Class is Monday night, September 14, 6pm-9pm.  Childcare and refreshments provided.  Respond to this email, sign up on your Connect Card, or sign up online.
  3. Our last Beach Baptism Service of the year will be on Saturday, September 26th at 11am at Folly Beach County Park.  Respond to this email, sign up on your Connect Card, or sign up online.  Maybe you don’t want to wait until September 26 and you don’t want to get baptized at the beach, well I’ve got GREAT news for you!  We’re actually having a Baptism this Sunday!  We have a couple of students who wanted to get baptized now, so we’re doing it on Sunday.  Love for you to join us!  If you want to get baptized this Sunday, please respond to this email.
  4. We are helping to support Touching Lives Ministry and their goal to bring a child from Kenya to MUSC for care.  Please place used shoes or purses/pocket books in the container in the Welcome Center.  See Gracie Beechler for more information.
  5. New to Coastal?  Sign up for our next Newcomer’s Lunch – Sunday, October 4th, immediately after the 11:45am service (approx. 1pm).  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Coastal, meet other new people and our staff, enjoy a great meal, and discover possible next steps.  Repsond to this email, sign up online, or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday.

All In!

Pastor Chris