Prayer Update (Feb/Mar 18)

Hey friends of CoastEC!

Family News
It's been great catching up with our families over the Summer. My brothers came up to Forster for a fish; we headed down to Sydney for some Christmas family gatherings; and Sharon's family also came to Forster. The kids have been loving cousin time too.

We're also entering a new season this year!
Chloe is starting big school at Forster Public (with Caleb going into year 4 and Hannah into year 2). Sharon is starting a new job teaching for 3 days a week at Bungwahl primary!



And I am trying to get fit (just gotta lay off the noodles)


Anyway, I hope 2018 has kicked off well for you! Here's a quick update on some church things. Thanks for your prayers and ongoing support!
Chris
 
What's happening?
NEW LIFE IN JESUS!
God has been consistently drawing people to Himself and we've had the privilege of baptising some new members of the family recently. Thanks for praying for our LIFE series and Q&A sessions! Please pray for new believers to keep growing solid in their faith. Please also pray for our Christianity Explored Course starting on 15 Feb.

Christmas Services
We had our biggest service ever this year. The school hall was packed to overflowing, and we even ran out of chairs! It was such a great time to celebrate the amazing gift of our Saviour.


 

Coming Up....

NEW CHURCH SERVICE(S)!
Our desire has always been to plant a church-planting church, to reach as many as we can, as quick as we can.
Over the next year, we hope to start a new congregation of CoastEC 20 mins to the north in Hallidays Point, and then in 2019, we hope to send Joel Hill (our church planter apprentice) to plant Manning Bible Church in Taree.
Some great news!
We have a Venue for our new service! We'll be meeting at Hallidays Point Public School.
We have a Launch date too! We'll be kicking off our new Sunday Service on 4th March
Please thank God for the venue and the hard work of our launch team.
Thank God for Joel Hill, who has been heading up the team.
Please pray for the Hallidays congregation to grow to God's glory - that many new people would come to know Jesus, and that all who call CoastEC home to grow in their spiritual maturity.
If you know anyone living in Hallidays or Taree, please let them know!

Also....

  • 11 Feb - AC Meeting, Newish BBQ, Baptism Info session
  • 25 Feb - AGM, Baptisms
  • 6 Mar - CAP$
  • 9-11 Mar - Man Up Camp
  • 30 Mar - Good Friday

BUILDING PROJECT

Please pray for our Design Team as we seek to work out the best features for a ministry facility. God willing we will have some draft plans by the end of Feb to present to church at our AGM. Please also pray for wisdom for our Admin Committee as we seek to engage an architect and work out the financing.

 

Can I ask you to do something bold to help us? Employing staff, training leaders, starting congregations, moving towns, planting churches and building facilities means a whole lot of sacrifice! Please consider sacrificing with us. Move to Taree to partner with Joel (he's a great guy with a big heart for Jesus and lost people). Give a bold and costly donation toward our building project. Or choose to become a regular donor to our ministries.

 

We thank God for His amazing provision. And we thank you, brothers and sisters, for partnering with us so generously.

If you'd like to set up direct giving to the church account, details are HEREPhilippians 1:3-7
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart"
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