Dear Coastal Friends & Family,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Words can not express the deep gratitude I feel for you!  It is an honor to be your Pastor.  Janet and I are in North Georgia, spending a few days with Janet’s mom and family.  It’s our first Thanksgiving since Janet’s Dad passed away in July.

Heavenly Father thank You for loving me and saving me in spite of who I am!  Thank You for Jesus!  Thank You for Your grace and patience.  Thank You for the best life I could ever imagine.  Thank You for my beautiful wife Janet.  She is my best friend.  She is the best wife and mother I could ever imagine.  In her, You gave me more than I could ever ask, dream, or imagine.  Father, thank You for Lydia and Christopher.  Seeing them grow to know and love You and others is the joy of my life.  I am so proud of who they are and who they are becoming.  And this year, thank you for Lizzie, my new daughter-in-law!  Thank you for my health and renewed energy and all those who have encouraged me along this journey.  Thank You for some of the best friends a guy could or should ever have – friends that I could call at 3 in the morning and they would drop everything and be here.  Thank You for Coastal Community Church – my church family!  It has been the adventure of a lifetime and I truly believe the best is yet to come!  Thank You for allowing me to preach Your Word, shepherd Your flock, lead and serve Your people!  I am Your unworthy servant.  Thank You for the hope of heaven.  With each year and loved one passing, it gets sweeter and sweeter.  I can’t wait for the day when You call me home or when the sky splits, the trumpet sounds, I bow my knee, cry out, “Jesus is Lord,” and get to see Jesus face to face!  And thank You that in the meantime You allow me to share Jesus with the world around me!  I am truly a blessed man!

If you and your family are in town, we would love to see you at Coastal on Sunday!  This is a great time of the year to come back to church!  On Sunday, December 4th, we kick off our Christmas series, “Misfits.”  Take advantage of this season and this series and invite your friends to church!

I love you and thank God for you every day!

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Go online, to our App, or TEXT any amount to 843-277-8337 and to our Annual Christmas Offering!  Use the keyword “Christmas.”