EMAIL SENT TO CHURCH BODY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH
Greetings Coastline Navarre!! In accordance with recommendations of the CDC & the President of the United States urging organizations to suspend gatherings of greater than 10 people, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspended all church gatherings and activities and have elected to go to a LIVE online broadcast of our weekly services for the next couple of weeks.
Despite a short period of not gathering in larger groups, the lights aren’t out, the doors are not locked and the church doesn’t cease, in fact the opposite is true! Church isn’t a building or a destination, WE ARE THE CHURCH! And we have an amazing opportunity before us to LOVE, CONNECT and be on MISSION in a world that’s kind of shell-shocked, confused and looking for answers – possibly more than ever.
Our staff and pastors are available and engaged and we urge each of you to stay plugged in to our fellowship here at Coastline Navarre. We are praying for your health, safety, and wellness during this time. Please communicate any concerns or needs and if you’d like to be a part of our COASTLINE VOLUNTEER RESPONSE TEAM (to COVID19), see below for more information to get plugged in.
COASTLINE LIVE (NAVARRE)
We will GO LIVE each Sunday morning at 8:30am with our regular Sunday worship service (only staff will be physically present). We will rebroadcast the service at 10am and 11:30am as well. Please gather your families and tune-in to be blessed in worship & the word of God!
We are encouraging group by group decisions about gathering together to pray, connect and get in the word. Some may want to host “Watch Parties” to view Sunday services LIVE, have some further study and Q&A, but others (especially sick or elderly), may want to suspend these gatherings for now. Either way, please stay connected and reach out if you have any needs.
KIDS, TEENS & FAMILIES
What a wonderful opportunity for families to unplug and reconnect with one another. How about a hike or bike ride? A game of Monopoly or Pictionary? A daily family devotion from RightNow Media (see below)? This is a great time to invest in your marriage, in quality time with your kiddos and to slow down the pace of life for a while.
If you are working and have dire childcare needs due to school closures, please reach out by registering for assistance here
Here’s some other ways to redeem the time & be intentional:
· Eat meals around the table
· Go outside on a picnic
· Play a game of hide & seek
· Memorize 1 scripture verse together with whole family per day
· Make phone calls to check in on family members & neighbors
· Take SILLY pics together and post online!
· Simultaneous quiet times inside or outside
· Make a FUN video and post online
· Write letters to elderly in nursing homes
Although we are unable to meet in person, we still want to be able to communicate God’s truth in engaging ways. Orange (our Kids Ministry Curriculum) has created a weekly video presentation that goes along with our current First Look(preschool) and 252 Kids (elementary and preteen) curriculum, which you can find here:
Orange Kids Facebook Group
Check back weekly in those same locations for updated content.
RESOURCES for kids dealing with anxiety, if you are looking for resources to help with talk with your child who may be experiencing some anxiety about the COVID-19 situation please email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to send you a list of resources that will be helpful.
Please have your children continue to work on their Awana books. Praying this pandemonium passes quickly and we can get back to meeting before the end of the semester.
Pastor Matt is going LIVE on Wednesdays at 3:56pm and Sundays after LIVE services air with some fun, devos and more. Be sure to tune in and connect @coastlinenavarreyth
RN Media is like the Netflix of the church from a resource, devo and Bible Study standpoint. Find studies and devos of almost any topic, short and long and plug yourself and your family into something that will impact them for eternity! If you don’t have access, CLICK HERE
How we plan to reach you:
Website – Updated daily with new information
Facebook & Instagram – Daily updates & LIVE videos on FB daily at 12pm
Email – As needed to remind and update throughout the week
Phone calls – We will be calling the elderly within the fellowship to check-in and our Connect Group Leaders will call and text around to check-in on folks in their group.
How you can connect with us:
Facebook – Coastline Calvary Chapel Navarre
Instagram - CoastlineNavarre
Website – Coastlinenavarre.com
Type in the name of staff you are trying to reach, followed by @coastlinelife.com
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WANT TO HELP MINISTER TO OTHERS? CLICK HERE
WHATS HAPPENING @ COASTLINE RECAP – Times & Events
“Coastline Online” Services – 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am
Office Hours remain the same – Monday – Thursday 9-5
Teen Time – Daily @ 3:56pm – Instagram @coastlinenavarreyth
Daily Facebook Live Updates & Encouragement – 12 noon
Connect Groups – connect with your group leader for more info.
TITHES & OFFERINGS
Thank you for your continued faithful giving to support the work God is doing at CCCN and ensure we are able to continue to fully fund all ministries and missions. As a reminder, you can give in the following ways:
Mail (drop box at church office or snail mail):
2834 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566
Via Text, text GIVE to 850-396-4858
CDC HEALTH & SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your mouth when you cough, and be sure to sneeze into a tissue. Be sure to throw your tissue into the trash and wash your hands immediately after.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfectant household cleaning spray or wipes.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
We realize that the spread of this virus has caused a great deal of fear and anxiety.
God's Word is so reassuring! We are reminded that "God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind" (1Timothy 1:7)
We are encouraged to "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).
We pray that you will find peace and comfort as we trust our Heavenly Father for guidance and protection. We will endeavor to work together to serve our church and community in a way that demonstrates our trust in God.
We will continue to provide necessary updates to you via email and on our website at coastlinenavarre.com
Please continue to pray for our community, nation, and our entire world during this crucial time, especially for those who are directly impacted by the virus.
May the LORD Bless and Keep you,
Coastline Calvary Chapel Navarre Leadership Team