Coast Card 9th November 2018

Hey family - we need your help!

CoastEC exists to make more and better disciples of Jesus! And disciple-making ministry costs money.
This year's budgeted expenses were $430,000. To help cover that we used about two thirds of our Savings ($137,000). This enabled us to employ additional staff and start a new service at Hallidays (which is what we'd saved up for).
If we're going to run the same ministries next year (and employ a Kids Pastor to replace Pete), we'll need to raise an extra $100,000.
To help us with our budgeting and planning, we're asking all who call CoastEC their church to do 2 things
  1. Prayerfully consider how much you will give next year
  2. Let us know your best estimate before the 25th Nov
Our ministries are funded solely by the generosity of God's people who want to partner with us in our mission.
In the Old Testament, God's people were commanded to give a tithe to God (the first 10% of the income), to support the work of the temple.
In the New Testament, we are no longer under the law of the tithe, although some people still find the tithe a helpful guide. God's still calls us to serve Him with our money by supporting gospel work, but now the principle is generosity that reflects His character and purposes. In light of the gospel, we are to give generously, joyfully and sacrificially, with Jesus as our model (see Matt 6:19-24, 1 Cor 9, 2 Cor 8-9). Giving regularly will also help our church manage our resources.
Our goal is to hit $280,000 in Estimated Giving Pledges for 2019 (and we'll seek to raise another $150,000 from other sources)
We're asking our people to give their 'best guess' about their 2019 giving, so we can make our 'best guess' about what we can do as a church in 2019.
So will you partner with us next year?
To help you work it out, you can think through the following:
  • My total income is:
  • Ten percent is:
  • My current giving in 2018 is:
  • My generous giving goal for 2019 will be:
  • My estimated giving to CoastEC in 2019 will be:
Once you've prayerfully worked it out, please fill out THIS FORM (click here) before 25th Nov so we can plan responsibly.
Thanks brothers and sisters!
Let's pray that God will continue to grow in our our generosity, and our effectiveness as we seek to be wise stewards of the resources he has entrusted to us.
Note: Only our church treasurer, secretary and lead pastor will see the details.
Gingerbread House Decorating Night (Wednesday 12th December)
Ladies, it's nearly that time of year!
Come and join us for a night of fun as we build and decorate Gingerbread Houses!
Wednesday 12th December 2017, 7:30pm, Tuncurry Memorial Hall.
Tickets $15, register here.
This year we are opening the night up to girls from year three and up who want to come and decorate a house with their mum/aunty/grandma etc. Please let us know how many people are coming and how many kits you want. (eg 2 people coming but only 1 kit between them or 2 people and 2 kits).
Q & A (20th & 27th November)
Questions and Doubts are normal for both believers and people investigating Christianity.
If you've got questions, or friends who do, bring them along for some open Q and A.
2 Tuesday nights  (20 & 27 November) - 7-9pm at the church office.
If you're able to help provide some light snacks, please let Joel know.
Dates for your diaries...

24th December - Christmas Eve Service
Sermons onlineIf you missed a talk, don't forget you can listen via the CoastEC App or website
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Phone: (02) 6555 4093
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Dev Blair:
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Joel Hill:
m: 0433 792 450
Marty Lofberg
m: 0403 803 455
Peter Flower:
m: 0419 430 769
Heather Fitzhardinge
m: 0408 200 330
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