First of all, Happy Easter and Happy 30th Anniversary! Make sure you catch one of our 9 online services to today.
Today’s service times are:
7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm
On Facebook make sure you checkin, share the post, start a watch party, etc. – it’s a great way to advertise our church! However, the best place to watch the service is still https://coastalcommchurch.churchonline.org. There you’ll be able to easily fill out a Connect Card, interact with Staff and other through the chat, Give, and submit Prayer Requests.
If you didn’t see my Social Media post yesterday about our “Grab & Go Drive-Through”, I wanted to share it with you. Here’s what I wrote:
“WOW! Not only can Jesus multiply loaves and fish, but evidently He can do the same thing to ham, mac’n cheese, potato salad, and green beans! Last week we gave away over 400 meals. I was pretty sure we had enough food today for over 500 (each of the previous 3 weeks we had grown by 100). Today we gave away over 800 meals in a little over an hour!!! That doesn’t count all the toilet paper, candy filled Easter Eggs, and bags and bags and bags of groceries we gave away from our Food Bank!”
“I can’t thank all of our volunteers and the generosity of our church enough! Next week, we’re planning on serving over 1,000 meals (pulled pork barbecue, red rice, coleslaw, bread, chips, and dessert)! If you watch the news today, you’ll see a lot of doom and gloom, hatred, selfishness, and negativity. That’s not what I see! I see love, kindness, generosity, community, and sacrifice. I love you Coastal, I love being your Pastor, and I love what we get to do together! Hold on to your fork, the best is yet to come! Happy Easter and Happy 30th Anniversary Coastal Community Church!”
So many people have asked how they can help. Honestly, at this point the biggest way to help is through your giving. Each week, depending on the meal, we’ll let you know if there are specific food items to be donated. And we do need volunteers each Saturday, but we are limiting the number. So again, with the number of people we’re feeding, the best way to help is through your generous, consistent giving. Believe it or not, we’ll have a few more things we’re going to be doing to serve our community in the weeks ahead and I’ll let you know about those soon.
Don’t forget to send in your short video to Pastor Scott about what a difference the Coastal family has made in your life (see previous email).
Much, Much Love & Gratitude!
P.S. Next Sunday, April 19th we’ll be taking communion together online. If you’re able to pick up some grape juice/wine and bread this week, great. However, they are symbols, and you can use whatever you have available (water and crackers would work just fine).