Dear Coastal,

So who are you inviting & bringing to church this Sunday, September 18th for the kick-off of “UNSHAKABLE”?  Who are you giving the “Unshakable” book to?  Make a commitment to attend the entire series and bring someone with you (and keep inviting during the entire series).  Pray for everyone that will be invited, for our mailing that went out to all of West Ashley, James Island, and Johns Island, and for all of our guests.  Let’s invite people like it all depends on us, pray like it all depends on God, walk by faith, and then trust God with the results!

Wow!  I can not say enough good things about this first week of LIFE Groups!  From all reports this has been one of the biggest and best kick-off weeks we’ve ever had in LIFE Groups!  And it’s still not too late to join a Group.  You can sign up on your Connect Card during one of our services, at the LIFE Group Tables at the back of the auditorium, or at any time directly from our website.

Friday’s 5:

  1. Interested in formalizing your commitment to Coastal as your church family?  Climbing up the Leadership Ladder here at Coastal and need to become a Member?  Sign up for our next Membership Class, Saturday, September 17th, 9am-12noon (tomorrow).  If you haven’t already done so, sign up online now, and let us know you’re coming.
  2. We had so much fun last year, we’re doing it again – our 2nd Annual Tailgate Party & Competition – Sunday, October 2nd – 9am-1pm (before, during, and after church)!  If you are interested in participating, representing your team, sharing your favorite grub, possibly winning some cool prizes, and having a whole lot of fun, simply respond to this email and let us know.  Sign up to participate on your Connect Card.
  3. On Friday night, October 7th, our WAVES Student Ministry is having a Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction.  This will be their one big fundraiser for the Fall.  Students are selling tickets for $5.  All proceeds go directly to pay for the Winter Retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN, January 13th-16th.  Let Ryan Spell know if you are willing to help with the dinner (provide spaghetti noodles, sauce, bread, salad).  If you:  own a business, work for a generous company, have any connections, have some cool (and valuable) stuff you are willing to part with, or can donate any goods and services, please contact Ryan Spell at or sign up on your Connect Card and he will contact you.
  4. Interested in going public with your faith through Baptism?  Never been Baptized by immersion?  Our next Baptism Service is Sunday, October 16th.  Sign up on your Connect Card, respond to this email, or sign up today online.
  5. Mark your calendar now and make sure you don’t miss Children’s Day, Sunday, October 30th at Coastal.  4 year olds and up will be in the service, our kids will be singing a couple of songs, there will be a Baby Dedication (sign up on your Connect Card), Games, Food, a Petting Zoo, and even a World Champion Christian Juggler!  You, your kids, and their friends won’t want to miss it!

Standing Strong With You!

Pastor Chris

P.S. Chair set up is back on the normal schedule – tomorrow morning, Saturday at 9am!