Are you interested in leading a Community Group next fall? Join us Saturday, June 22rd at our east-end campus (426 Winnie) from 9:00 - 11:00 pm for basic training. Childcare is provided. Sign up at the Next Step table or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Treasured is a 3-week-long, interactive bible study for girls and their moms that will meet on July 2, July 9 and July 16 from 6:30-8:00 pm at our East End Campus located at 426 Winnie. We will talk about issues that pre-teen girls are facing as they grow—their relationships with themselves, their peers, their families and God. Cost is $15 per mom and daughter. Each additional daughter is $12. The price includes a take-home journal, snacks and tons of quality time with your daughter! E-mail Joanie at email@example.com for more information. Register online at http://form.jotform.com/91574185141154.
Join us this summer for a fun-filled three days as we take current 1st – 3rd Graders to Camp Jellystone in Waller, Texas. Students will enjoy fun with friends, team building, crafts, games, an opportunity to grow spiritually and much more!
When: July 23rd – 25th
Where: Camp Jellystone, Waller, Texas
Register online at https://form.jotform.com/91055547284158.
Contact Joanie Flores, Director of Children’s Ministry, for camp details and fundraising information.
Join us this summer for a fun-filled four days as we take current 4th – 7th Graders to Lake Tomahawk in Livingston, Texas. Students will enjoy fun with friends, great outdoor activities, an opportunity to grow spiritually and much more!
When: August 5th – 8th
Where: Lake Tomahawk Christian Retreat Center, Livingston, TX
Cost: $250 ($50 deposit holds your spot)
Register online at https://form.jotform.com/90895344157163.
Contact Jeff Johnson, Student Pastor, for more information.
Join single moms from all over Texas on June 15th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at Houston’s First Baptist Church for a day of fun, worship, speakers, and empowering breakout sessions! Cost is $29 with an additional $5/per child for childcare. Contact Amy Wheeler or register at www.thelifeofasinglemom.com
Go public with your faith in Jesus through baptism! The next baptism will take place on Sunday, June 9th at 6:00 pm at Stewart Beach. Come out and celebrate baptism and enjoy and evening at the beach! Sign up at the Next Step Table on Sundays or contact Amy Wheeler if you are interested in being baptized.
Parents of Kindergarteners, 4th graders, and 8th graders: it’s time to level up! Kindergarten will graduate to the Reef, 4th Grade will graduate to the Wave, and 8th Grade will graduate to the regular worship service. Come check out your child’s new environment at an Open House in the Reef (cafeteria) and the Wave (Room 156) on Sunday, June 9th at 10:15 am (between worship services).
The Cove: Birth—Kindergarten
The Reef: 1st—4th Grades
The Wave: 5th—8th Grades
High School: 9th—12th Grades
Parent/Child Dedication is special time in our worship services for parents to commit themselves to raising their kids to know and follow Jesus. It’s also an opportunity for the church to affirm our commitment to the next generation. Parents of kids age 3 and under can sign up at the Coastal Kids Check-in Table or contact Joanie Flores, Director of Coastal Kids' Ministries, for more information.
A COMMUNITY REVOLUTION THROUGH SERVING
On May 5th, Coastal and more than 20 local churches will partner together for an incredible volunteer experience called Servolution Sunday. Instead of our normal schedule, we will have a short rally at 8:30 am before starting projects at 9:00 am. We'll move from our seats to the streets to engage and serve our community!
How do I sign up?
Everyone involved in a Youth, College, or Adult C-Group will be registered automatically for a project through their group. C-Group participants DO NOT need to register separately. If you are not in a C-Group, you can register individually or as a family beginning Sunday, April 21 at the Servolution Table. Servolution T-shirts are available for $5. Contact Jay Blackburn for more information.
What type of projects are available?
Most projects involve light construction, landscaping, or cleaning. They are designed to be completed by 12:00 pm.
Where do my kids go?
Children (birth through 3rd grade) are invited to participate in KidsServe2. Volunteers will be on hand to help them work on fun, age-appropriate projects at Scott Middle School (4116 Avenue N 1/2) from 8:30 am – 12:15 pm. Older kids and teenagers are encouraged to serve alongside their parents. Kids 1st – 3rd grade also have the option of serving with their parents. Register your child at the Coastal Kids check-in area by April 29th.
Servolution Weekend Events
May 2: National Day of Prayer Rally @ Galveston County Justice Center
May 3: United Worship @ 6:30 pm
May 4: Servolution Serve Day 1 (for churches who can't do Sunday projects)
May 5: Servolution Serve Day 2 (Coastal Servolution) & Celebration Meal
One way the International Mission Board sends missionaries is by training people already going for a different purpose. If you are planning to go overseas for work, school, or travel, and are interested on how you could be a part of an IMB Missionary team for a mid-term period (2 months - 3 years), Brazos Pointe Fellowship in Lake Jackson, TX will be hosting a Team Associate training for the IMB on May 3-4. Cost is $199/individual or $299/couple. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Secret Church is an intense 6-hour Bible study and prayer event modeled after the secret gatherings of persecuted Christians around the world. Author David Platt will explore “Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God.” Join us Friday night, April 26th from 6:00 - midnight at our East End Campus (426 Winnie). Cost is $10 and includes materials and snacks. Childcare is not provided.
FASTING, AND THE PURSUIT OF GOD
We were created to know and enjoy God, and to depend on Him for our every need. Sadly, though, we often look to the things of this world to satisfy us, and we are constantly tempted to rely on ourselves rather than on God's wisdom and power.
In Secret Church 19, we'll see that all of Scripture invites us to pursue God, and we'll see how crucial the role of prayer and fasting is in this pursuit. Beginning in Genesis and moving all the way through Revelation, David Platt shows us that God has designed prayer and fasting not only to meet our daily needs but more importantly so that we might find greater intimacy and satisfaction in Him. We'll also see the critical role of prayer and fasting in carrying out the mission Christ gave to His church—to make disciples of all nations.
Other questions covered in this study include . . .
How does prayer work?
What does biblical fasting look like?
Why pray if God knows what I need and what will happen in the future?
What do I do when it feels like I'm praying into thin air?
How do I know what God is leading me to do with my life?
God has designed prayer and fasting for His glory and for our good. So let your life be an all-consuming quest to know, enjoy, worship, and love Him.
Join us Saturday, April 20th, immediately following the service, at the Scott Middle School Field (43rd and N 1/2) for a community wide Easter Egg Hunt and tons of family fun! Kids (12 and under) are invited to hunt for eggs, play games, and enjoy fun in the park with music, snacks, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny!
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us Saturday, April 20, immediately after the worship service, at the Scott Middle School field (43rd and N 1/2) for a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt and tons of other family fun! Kids (12 and under) are invited to hunt for eggs, play games, and enjoy fun in the park.
Sunrise Beach Baptism
Join us at 6:30 am for an Easter Sunrise Beach Baptism. Meet at 22nd and Seawall near Murdoch’s. Sign up at the Next Step Table or contact Amy Wheeler at email@example.com.
Sunday Morning Worship Services
In addition to our regularly scheduled services (Sunday @ 9:00 and 10:30 am), we will host a service on Saturday night @ 5:00 pm. Children and student ministry will be available as follows:
Saturday (4/20) @ 5:00 pm: Birth to 4th Grade
Sunday (4/21) @ 9:00 am: Birth to Kindergarten
Sunday (4/21) @ 10:30 am: Birth to 8th Grade
Anniversary Missions Offering
Coastal turns seven this Easter and to celebrate we’re giving 100% of our Easter offering to help start new churches! Beneficiaries include The International Mission Board, The North American Mission Board, The Galveston Baptist Association, and Riverpoint Church in Fort Worth.
How Can You Help?
If you are a regular attender of Coastal, please consider supporting our Easter guests and ministry by:
PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
Personally invite someone to attend with you.
Share publicity on social media.
Volunteer – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sit up front and in the middle of your row.
The BEYOND Initiative is a capital campaign that drives our church into the future. If you are new to Coastal and would like to learn more about our plans, join us for an informative lunch on April 14th at 12:30 pm in the Scott Middle School cafeteria. Stop by the Next Step Table to sign up.
Chick Night is a fun way to connect with other women and with God. Ladies of all ages are invited to come together for a night of worship, teaching, and friendship.
Cost is $15 per person and includes dinner. Childcare is available for birth - 4th grade and costs an additional $5 per child. Register at the Next Step Table on Sundays or online at https://form.jotform.com/90324225408147.
Get ready to fall in love with the Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa, from Kenya and Uganda, as they lead worship on March 24th! Their joy in sharing their love of God through song is both captivating and contagious. To learn more, visit Daraja Children's Choir of Africa. With Daraja's passion for igniting hearts to worship and connecting lives to serve, this is definitely an event you don't want to miss!
Coastal is proud to partner with the Opened Bible Academy to present, “Living By the Book,” a one day seminar with Dr. Bob Stephens designed to give participants the skills needed to study, understand, and apply the Bible. The seminar will take place on Sat, Mar 23rd from 9am-4pm. Lunch included. Cost is $20 per person. Register at the Next Step Table.
Every Christian is called to be a disciple-maker, but the reality is that very few Christians ever become spiritual parents. This cohort is designed to create systems of accountability, training, and encouragement for anyone who wants to grow as a disciple-maker. Sign up at the Next Step Table or contact Aaron Sanders.
Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!
Financial Peace University is designed to help you get out of debt and effectively manage the resources God has given you. This 9-week class will meet on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 pm at Coastal's East End Campus (426 Winnie).
The course cost is $100, which covers the FPU membership kit that includes workbooks, audio CDs of the nine lessons, and other tools to help you manage your finances. Scholarships are available. Registration is required. Snacks and childcare are provided. Sign up at the Next Step Table or contact Toby Smith for more information.
Other FPU Resources:
What is FPU?
Class Info & Registration
Life’s Healing Choices is a class designed to help women deal with their hurts, habits, and hang-ups from a Christ-centered perspective. It will be offered on Wednesday nights at our East End Campus (426 Winnie) from 6:30-8:00 pm beginning February 20th. Cost is just $10 per person and includes child-care. Sign up at the Next Step Table today or contact Amy Wheeler.
Want to help Coastal make a good first impression? Sign up to be a greeter, help with setup and tear down, sell books at the Resource Table, or serve coffee and donut holes. We have a role for everyone. Register at the Next Step Table or contact Jay Blackburn.
Community Groups are small group Bible studies that meet in homes around the island. In a group, you’ll have the chance to build friendships, engage in conversational Bible study, and share prayer requests. We have groups available for all life stages and on multiple nights of the week. Stop by the Next Step table or contact Amy Wheeler to learn how you can get involved. Most groups will begin meeting the week of January 6th.
Join us Sunday morning, December 23rd for Christmas @ Coastal, with hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and a message from Lead Pastor Aaron Sanders. We will have services at 9:00 & 10:30 am. The Reef (1st—4th) and The Wave (5th—8th) will not meet, but the Cove (Birth—K) will still be offered.
Jingle Jam is a Christmas party for the whole family! Kickoff the season with live music, games, ornament decorating, and learning about the greatest gift ever given. The family-friendly event will take place at the Sea Star Base (7509 Broadway) on December 16th from 5pm-7pm. Invite a friend and register at the Coastal Kids Check-in Table. Contact Joanie Flores for more information.
On Sunday, December 9th, members of Coastal will vote on the 2019 budget, a change to the church bylaws, and elect new members to the Advisory Team. Copies of these documents are available at the Resource Table. Contact Toby Smith with questions or for more information.
Parents, bring your kids (birth—5th grade) to Parent’s Night Out at our East End Campus (426 Winnie) on Friday night, November 30th from 5:30 - 9:00 pm. Cost is $5 per child and includes pizza for the kids. Register on Sunday at the Coastal Kids Check-in Table or contact Joanie Flores.
Coastal is a member of The 4B Disaster Response Network, a group of area churches working to help families recover from Hurricane Harvey. 4B refers to the ministry’s geographic boundaries, the Beltway to the Beach, Brazoria County to Galveston Bay.
Similar to the big project last March, we will be working with 8 Days of Hope in a massive coordinated push to help our community. We are asking local volunteers to commit 3 days during the Oct 13-20th window. The days do not have to be consecutive and you can sleep at home. Meals, projects, and a T-shirt are provided. There is no cost to volunteer, but you must register by Oct 7th. Visit www.eightdaysofhope.com.