Coast Card June 23rd

Hello CoastEC Family,

God willing, CoastEC will employ a new full time staff member next year to oversee all our ministry teams and music ministry. They will have particular responsibility for all our Sunday gatherings, and will co-ordinate the large and growing number of volunteers who are using their gifts to serve the Lord and His church. This will help us start strong when we kick off another congregation at Hallidays (early 2018?), and stay strong as we maintain and grow our existing ministries. They will basically recruit volunteers, support & train our drivers to build and lead their teams, and oversee our music ministry across all our services.
This position will funded by a combination of 4 things. Firstly, Savings. Over the last few years, we've been able to save some $ towards this because we've had some very generous donors from outside the church give us some money. Secondly, a Grant. We've successfully applied for a grant which will provide roughly a third of the cost for the next 3 years. Thirdly, Staff External Donors. All our pastoral staff are expected to raise about 30% of their own wages from outside the church (eg asking their Christian friends, family, other churches to support them). Fourthly, Local Giving. There will be an increase in our budget for next year, so we'll be seeking to raise some more funds locally. Our hope is that God will use this person to bring significant growth to the church, and that after 3 or 4 years we will be able to fully fund this position ourselves.
We will start advertising the position publicly soon. Please pray for God to raise up the right person for the job, and to give us wisdom as we seek to identify and appoint them.
FAMILY BONFIRE (24th June) - Tomorrow!
Come along and join in the fun at the Garton's for a Bonfire and dinner! 24th June, from 3pm. Please bring a salad/dessert to share, your own drinks, and a chair to sit on! The bonfire will be down the back of the property, please follow the signs and carpool if possible. There aren't any toilets down the back of the property, but we can do car trips back to the house if needed.
If you'd like to support the Scripture ministry in the local primary and high schools, you can
1. Like the "Facebook page" to stay informed
2. Give financially
Account Name: Forster Evangelical Church Scripture fund
Bank: Westpac; BSB: 032 543; Account No: 212938
Donations are Tax deductible. If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, please tag your gift with your surname, and email with the details of your gift (full name, amount, date, and postal address). Tax receipts will be issued in July, but if you need yours earlier, please let the treasurer know.
Dates for your diaries...
  • Kids Mission Week - Monday 9th - Sunday 16th July
  • Weekend Away - 11-13th August
Sermons onlineIf you missed a talk, don't forget you can listen via the CoastEC App or website
CoastEC is running our Marriage Refresh Day again on Sunday, 2nd July! So, whether you've been married for a short time or long time, things are going great or you've hit a hard patch then this day is for you! We only have about 10 spots (5 couples) left - so please get in quick!
Email Dev -
KIDS MISSION WEEK (Mon 9th to Sun 16th July)
Hey Parents, please add these dates to your diary!

Consider doing three things:
  • Pray for the week
  • Invite/bring kids to the different events
  • Offer to help out (Speak to Pete Flower or Sarah Albury)
  • Register HERE for SUPER SALT
Many people in our church and our town struggle financially.
We are able to help some of them because of your donations to our Love Bomb Fund.
Doug Norfolk has volunteered to sell our excess items on Gumtree to raise money for our Love Bomb Fund.
3 simple steps
1. Fill out THIS FORM with the details of your item BEFORE 15th AUGUST so Doug can list it for sale (as Cash on Pick-up only).
2. If it sells, we will give you the buyers info so you can arrange pick up from your place + payment at a time that works for you.
3. Give your cash to the Love Bomb Fund (details will be emailed to you when form is filled out)
Easy Peezy!
If you don't have any excess gear, but you'd still like to make donation head HERE for the details (see #6)
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Phone: (02) 6555 4093
ABN 70752477336
Chris Ekins: 
m: 0434 199 553
Dev Blair:
m: 0433 703 337
Joel Hill:
m: 0433 792 450
Peter Flower:
m: 0419 430 769
Heather Fitzhardinge
m: 0408 200 330
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