March Update 2021

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Nurturing Faith, Hope and Love

God gives us such a positive perspective through His words. 1 Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” We daily need faith, hope and love to give us the strength to overcome our difficulties. Faith is such a strong resolve. It is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen. Faith is believing, without a doubt, what God says is true. Hope is a confidence in God having His way, no matter how bleak it looks right now. The opposite of hope is despair. When we trust God and are filled with hope, there is no room for despair. But, the greatest thing we possess as Christians is God’s love. In fact, it’s because of his deep love for us that we can have faith and hope. God is love and those who know God experience a profound and immeasurable care and commitment unequal to anything else. May you feel His love for you at this moment! May faith, hope and love remain in your heart throughout each day!

 

Valley Christian Worship Team

This school year has been quite a challenge for the VCS Worship Team, which I direct and teach. We have not been able to lead worship at chapels because of COVID19. But, we have been offering worship through recording songs. Fortunately, next week, we are having our first performances for the school year!

 

New Songs & New Albums

Having more time at home means more time to write songs. I’m working on an Instrumental Guitar, Vol. 2 album and hope to get it out early May. Also, I’m working on a new vocal album with new songs. I’m excited, my son, Brandon, is creating the art for the instrumental album and my other son, Austin, will be working on the vocal album.

 

Concert with Reggie on FB Live

This Sunday, March 7 – 5:00pm PST, I’ll be doing another online concert sharing songs and stories to inspire faith, hope and love. I’ll be doing solo songs, worship songs, and taking requests as well. It will be on the Heartfelt Music® Facebook page. You can view my last concert by clicking here.

 

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March 7 (Sunday) – 5:00pm
Online concert. Join me as I share songs, stories and take requests on Facebook LIVE. Click here to check out our Heartfelt Music Page on Facebook.

 

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Encouraging Impact & Productivity

Thank you so much for your prayers, involvement, and support for Heartfelt Music Ministry. We are moving full speed ahead to accomplish our goals. Here’s what we are striving towards:

 

  • Encourage Intimacy with God
  • Empower Excellence in Artistry
  • Express Truth through Positive Music
  • Increase an Optimistic Influence
  • Infuse a Christ-Centered World View

 

A young person who attended my Christmas concert online in December, sent me the most encouraging email. He stressed what an impact one line made for him in my song Mary Christmas, “Be still and know He is Lord,” from Psalm 46:10. In the wake of this global pandemic, national upheaval, crazy weather, and personal concerns, it is so refreshing to stop for a significant amount of time and reflect on how God is still Lord through it all.

 

We just released for worldwide distribution the new album Heartfelt Worship. I remastered 17 songs of mine with full band from the two discontinued albums Heartfelt Praise and Here To Worship. You can hear clips of each song at Heartfelt Worship on HearNow.com. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, and other sites. You can purchase physical CDs at our website. I’ll be doing a home concert this Sunday, on February 21st emphasizing the importance of being intimate with God and caring for others. Join me on Facebook LIVE at our Heartfelt Music Page on Facebook.

 

The New Heartfelt Worship Album

I’ve just released my newest album Heartfelt Worship. I remastered 17 songs of mine with full band from the two discontinued albums Heartfelt Praise and Here To Worship. You can hear clips of each song at Heartfelt Worship on HearNow.com. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, other sites. You can purchase physical CDs at our website.

 

New Instrumental Album

This week is Winter Break at Valley Christian Schools, which has given me time to write completely new guitar instrumental songs. It will be called Instrumental Guitar, Vol. 2. We’re aiming to get it out early May. There are easy listening fingerstyle songs, upbeat songs like Abundant Sunshine, and some jazzy songs. I’ll share one new song this Sunday called Ruminate on Grace.

 

Concert with Reggie Facebook LIVE

This Sunday, February 21 – 5:00pm PST, I’ll be doing another online concert sharing songs from the new Heartfelt Worship album and the re-released Intimacy album. It will be an uplifting hour with songs emphasizing “experiencing intimacy with God and others.” It will be on the Heartfelt Music® Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Heartfelt-Music-and-Ministry-Inc-104539881497468

 

 

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Experiencing Intimacy with God

As all of us have been experiencing tough times this last year, we do have the opportunity to connect with God more and sense His deep love for us and desire to be close to us. This is what gives me peace and joy knowing He loves me in the midst of unprecedented health risks, weather extremities, personal challenges, and national conflict. All these things are not outside of God’s purview and He will have His way. We can trust Him, cling to Him, and love Him with all our hearts. Be encouraged! He is working all things out for good (Romans 8:28).

I re-released for worldwide distribution the album Intimacy, which has 20 songs reflecting on relationships. Check this link for details: Intimacy on HearNow.com. I’ll be doing a home concert on February 21st emphasizing the importance of being intimate with God and caring for others. Join me on Facebook LIVE at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1.

 

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Intimacy – Newly Released

I repackaged for worldwide distribution the album Intimacy, which has 20 songs reflecting on relationships. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, Gumroad, and many other sites. Check this link for details: Intimacy on HearNow.com.

 

Heartfelt Worship – Coming Soon

February 15th will be the release of my newest album Heartfelt Worship. I remastered 17 songs of mine with full band from the two discontinued albums Heartfelt Praise and Here To Worship. You can hear clips of each song at Heartfelt Worship on HearNow.com.

 

Concert with Reggie Facebook LIVE

On February 21 (Sunday) – 5:00pm, I’ll be doing another online concert sharing songs from the Intimacy album that has been re-released) It will be an encouraging time with songs emphasizing “experiencing intimacy with God and others.” It will be at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

 

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December Update 2020

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I Wish You a Mary Christmas

Some years ago, I wrote a Christmas song, Mary Christmas, with a new slant. It refers to Martha in Luke 10 who was so busy with her preparations that she missed the most important thing, which her sister Mary understood: Worshiping Jesus is more valuable than serving Him. God’s priority is to be intimate with us in a loving relationship, so let’s slow down and worship Him through all our responsibilities, heartaches and delights.

Reflecting on 2020, there have been many positive things happening with Heartfelt Music Ministry. We just produced a new Christmas album, which will be released December 16 for worldwide distribution, I Wish You a Mary Christmas. This is a collection of familiar carols and two of my Christmas songs mostly performed simply with acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and voice. We also repackaged for worldwide distribution the album Intimacy, which has 20 songs reflecting on relationships, to be released December 16. We refreshed our website, started our own Hearfelt Music and Ministry, Inc. Facebook Page, and have produced nine free streaming concerts and worship experiences to encourage you during these difficult times. We thank God we’ve been able to accomplish so much!

I’d like to thank the many people who generously donated to Heartfelt Music! Would you consider a year-end gift to enhance the impact or our ministry? You can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal Giving Fund with no fees taken out. If you buy anything on Amazon.com, go through Amazon Smile and we receive a portion of your purchase without costing you anything extra. Same with eBay.com with eBay GivingWorks. If you purchase anything on eBay and list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a contribution at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

 

New Christmas Album Dec. 16

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I recorded my sixteenth album, which will be released December 16th worldwide. It will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Gumroad, and many other sites. Check the Heartfelt Music website or our new Facebook Page for details.

 

Giving to Enhance Our Giving

In order for us to provide our services and resources at a reasonable and affordable cost, we need your help. By partnering with us, you are empowering our goals and gifting exponentially. Easily donate with no fees through Pay Pal Giving Fund.

 

Home Christmas Concert with Reggie

On Sunday, December 13 at 5:00pm, I’ll be giving a Christmas concert and carol sing, celebrating the miracle of Jesus’ incarnation and sharing songs from my new album, familiar carols and two of my own songs. Hope you can make it! My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1.

 

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November Update 2020

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A Time to Be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! I pray this weekend will be a personal refreshment as you reflect on how amazing God is. In the midst of such a difficult time this pandemic is producing, we can look to God’s consistent character, His unfailing understanding of our unique situation, and His powerful presence to transform any circumstance into something meaningful and miraculous.

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Have you noticed that decorating for Christmas has started so early this year? We have our Christmas trees up already. We can also start early focusing our attention on Jesus who invaded this earth to bring us abundant life. As we celebrate family, friends, food, and holiday enjoyment, show hearts of gratitude. We have a lot to be thankful for! May God revitalize your spirit and give you peace as you look to Him in all you do.

Reasons to Give Thanks

“I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1. And from my song Here to Worship, “You deserve our praise. In so many ways we honor You with deep felt devotion. You deserve our love. Can’t stop thinking of your wond’rous grace, Your loving compassion. Thank You, Lord! Praise You, Jesus!”

Giving Tuesday, Amazon & eBay

December 1 is Giving Tuesday. You can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal Giving Fund. If you buy anything on Amazon.com, go through Amazon Smile and we receive a portion of your purchase without costing you anything extra. Same with eBay.com with eBay GivingWorks. If you purchase anything on eBay and list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a portion of it.

Home Concerts with Reggie

I will be offering another online concert and worship experience Sunday, November 29 at 5:00pm. Join me as I share inspirational stories and my music. I’ll be taking requests! Then, on Sunday, December 13 at 5:00pm, I’ll be giving a Christmas concert and carol sing, celebrating the miracle of Jesus’ incarnation. Hope you can make it! My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1.

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July Update 2020

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Enjoy the Music

As the Concert Coordinator for Mount Hermon’s Summer Concert Series, I didn’t want to let COVID19 stop us from enjoying music from incredible artists this summer. Working with Mount Hermon’s leadership and the artists themselves, we’ve put together four Saturday online concerts. I know it’s not the same as being in beautiful Mount Hermon, but you won’t have to worry about travel or traffic. You can enjoy each concert from the comfort of your own home! We will be offering virtual concerts on four Saturdays in July, 7:00pm, through Mount Hermon’s YouTube Channel: Mount Hermon TV. We hope these will encourage you and your family.

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We will begin the series this Saturday, the Fourth of July, with a special program including Veritas, Phil Keaggy, Nichole Nordeman, and Phillips Craig & Dean, giving you a sample of what you’ll experience with them next summer (Click on their names to visit their websites). On Saturday, July 11th, Point of Grace will be leading a worship set and a special concert set with some of their most popular songs. On July 18th, Buddy Greene and Jeff Taylor will share their music from past highlighted concerts. Then, on July 25th, Steve Green and Dick Tunney will share a concert they just recorded a couple of weeks ago. Join us online each Saturday in July at 7:00pm!

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On Sunday, July 12 at 5:00pm, I’ll be streaming another informal worship hour so we can sing and worship God together. My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1. Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Worship with Reggie Online

I will be offering another online worship experience July 12, 5:00pm! I will be singing hymns and spiritual songs to uplift you and your family, songs that are personal and popular, fun and faith-filled. Join me on Facebook LIVE at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1 You can view past times by clicking HERE.

 

Summer Concert Series Online

Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center will share four online concert programs during July, so you can enjoy them in the comfort of your own home! You can watch them every Saturday evening in July at 7:00pm on their YouTube Channel – Mount Hermon TV. Our first one is this Saturday, the Fourth of July.

 

Songs Written Out with Guitar Tabs

I’ve just uploaded nine songs fully written out in music notation and guitar tablature at Gumroad.com! CDs, music books, and free downloadable songs are also available. The songs are: Ain’t Nobody, My Prayer for You, Slow Me Down, I Can’t See the Future, Isaiah 12:2, Morning Come Lately, Windows, Remember, and Mary Christmas.

 

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July 12 (Sunday) – 5:00pm-6:00pm
Online worship experience with me. Join me in worshiping our great God with inspirational music on Facebook LIVE. My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

 

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June Update 2020

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Summer Concerts

On Sunday, June 28 at 5:00pm, I’ll be streaming another informal concert hour from my home. I’ll take you on an inspirational faith journey sharing my life and songs. On Sunday, July 12 at 5:00pm, I’ll be streaming another informal worship hour so we can sing and worship God together. My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1. Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Many of you have enjoyed the Mount Hermon Summer Concert Series every summer. This year, we want to continue bringing you encouraging music through seven amazing artists with our concerts online. I know it’s not the same as being in beautiful Mount Hermon, but you won’t have to worry about travel or traffic…you can enjoy each concert from the comfort of your own home! Because of the pandemic, all of the artists have agreed to move their live concerts to next summer on the same weekend as previously scheduled for this summer. Now this summer, we will be offering virtual concerts on four Saturdays in July, 7:00pm, through Mount Hermon’s YouTube Channel: Mount Hermon TV. We hope these will encourage you and your family.

 

We will begin the series on the Fourth of July with a special program including Veritas, Phil Keaggy, Nichole Nordeman, and Phillips Craig & Dean, giving you a sample of what you’ll experience with them next summer (Click on their names to visit their websites). On Saturday, July 11th, Point of Grace will be leading a worship set and a special concert set with some of their most popular songs. On July 18th, Buddy Greene and Jeff Taylor will share their music from past highlighted concerts, even an outstanding harmonica solo from Carnegie Hall. Then, on July 25th, Steve Green and Dick Tunney will share a concert they just recorded a couple of weeks ago. Join us online each Saturday in July at 7:00pm!

 

Facebook LIVE with Reggie

I will be offering another online concert June 28, 5:00pm, and another online worship experiences July 12, 5:00pm! These will be online music and worship experiences to draw you closer to the Lord! Join me on Facebook LIVE at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

 

Summer Concert Series Online

Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center will share four online concert programs this summer, so you can enjoy them in the comfort of your own home! You can watch them every Saturday evening in July at 7:00pm on their YouTube Channel – Mount Hermon TV.

 

Available Products

There are CDs, music books, and free downloadable songs available at Gumroad.com. Visit our website Product page to get digital or physical products. You can get Reggie’s products through iTunes.com and CDbaby.com. You can also listen on Spotify.

 

Upcoming Events

June 28 (Sunday) – 5:00pm-6:00pm
Online concert experience with me. Simply guitar and voice as I take you on a faith journey through my songs on Facebook LIVE. My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

July 12 (Sunday) – 5:00pm-6:00pm
Online worship experience with me. Join me in worshiping our great God with inspirational music on Facebook LIVE. My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

 

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May Update 2020

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Streaming Concert and Worship

I hope you are weathering well during this crazy COVID19 pandemic. Let’s pray for each other as summer approaches. I appreciate you and your encouragement toward me and Heartfelt Music Ministry. May you stay healthy and spiritually strong!

On Sunday, May 24, 5:00pm, I’ll be streaming an informal concert hour from my home. I’ll be sharing meaningful songs that I’ve written over the years weaving together vocal and guitar tapestry. On Sunday, May 31, 5:00pm, I’ll be streaming an informal worship hour like the one I did a couple of weeks ago where you can sing and worship with me. These will be online music and worship experiences to encourage you in Christ! My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

 

Facebook LIVE with Reggie

I will be offering an online concert (May 24, 5:00pm) and an online worship experiences (May 31, 5:00pm) on the next two Sundays! Join me on Facebook LIVE at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

 

Valley Christian School Has One More Week

Valley Christian School has one more week of school, which has been conducted totally online through Zoom. The Worship Team had a blast creating three songs for Baccalaureate at home, put together by our sound and media staff.

 

Online Lessons This Summer

I’m teaching private lessons through Zoom this summer starting in June. I can help you attain your goals. If you are interested in private guitar lessons, you can email me at info@heartfeltmusic.org.

 

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March Update 2020

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Hope You’re Doing Well!

What a crazy time. We at Heartfelt Music® hope you are doing well amidst this COVID19 pandemic. I was helping stream services at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, but now feel the necessity do something from home. Would you be interested in me streaming a music worship time some evening through Facebook Live? So many musicians are offering this as an option. Email me and let me know what you think would be encouraging for you. Since Heartfelt Music® has a streaming license, I can sing through some current songs and you can sing along at home.

March has been a fulfilling month with the BASS Conference (before the Shelter-in-Place order), performing two live concerts (Gilroy and Los Altos), and learning to teach through Zoom online. Quite a few changes, but we’re doing well.

 

Reggie’s Concert

I sure enjoyed the two live concerts at Gilroy Presbyterian Church and Bridges Community Church in Los Altos. This was before the Shelter-in-Place order was in place.

 

BASS Convention

I had over 75 enthusiastic people for my vocal workshop at the BASS Convention and around 30 for the guitar workshop. Over 1,000 attended the convention!

 

Zoom Lessons

I’m teaching classes with Valley Christian School through Zoom, which is surprisingly going very well. I’m also teaching private lessons through Zoom and have about 10 students.

 

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February Update 2020

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Is There More?

About 10 years ago, I seriously reflected on how God had used me to encourage others throughout the years. It’s not a huge amount of things, but very significant and meaningful to me. I remember leading people to Christ in high school and college; marrying a wonderfully fun and godly wife; organizing the Christian Guitarist Conferences for 15 years; raising two awesome boys (now married men!); recording 16 albums; ministering with Azusa Pacific University’s Mexico Outreach for 10 years; officiating the marriage of 5 couples (including one of my sons); leading worship for conference centers like Hume Lake, Mount Hermon, and Mission Springs; being a youth pastor for 4 years and a worship pastor for many years. I’ve been blessed so much and feel so satisfied to experience it all. I thought, there’s probably not much more.
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It was great to have last week off, so I again reflected on how God has brought more opportunities my way in the past 10 years. He opened the door at Valley Christian Schools, to mentor the high school and junior high students for the last 10 years; opened the door to get a Masters Degree in Entertainment Business and produce the Summer Concert Series at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center for the last 3 years; opened the door to lead worship with the dear people at Gilroy Presbyterian Church; and begin a new season of marriage with me and Sherri as empty-nesters. I am humbled that God has given me such wonderful opportunities, but I can’t help but ask God…Is there more?
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I will be giving two concerts to encourage with music and stories of my journey and God’s faithfulness. I’ll be in Gilroy, Sunday night, March 1, 6:00pm, with Gilroy Presbyterian Church in the Worship Center and in Los Altos, Sunday night, March 8, 6:00pm, with Bridges Community Church in the Family Life Center. On March 7th, I’ll be featuring two workshops at the BASS Convention under the Music Arts track, Improving Your Voice and Acoustic Guitar in Worship. I’m working on three new albums: Encore, which includes drums and bass guitar along with my guitar and voice; Instrumental Guitar – Volume 2; and Heartfelt Worship, a new worship music project. Also, once a month, I’ll be training the worship leaders in the River of Life Community Church children’s program on Sunday afternoons. There is more that God is doing and I’m ready to dig in!
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Thank you so much for your support both financially and prayerfully! God’s work continues because of your generosity. May God richly bless you!.

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Reggie in Concert

Come be encouraged in Christ as I share my life and music journey in a solo concert at two locations. I’d love to see you! I’ll be in Gilroy at Gilroy Presbyterian Church Sunday, March 1, 6:00pm, and Bridges Community Church Sunday, March 8 at 6:00pm

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BASS Convention

Need training as a volunteer leader at church? The BASS Convention is a fantastic resource to improve. I’ll be teaching a guitar workshop and a vocal workshop Saturday morning on March 7. Hope to see you there!

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New Recording

I’m now working on my 17th album called Encore with Robert Rubino at Valley Christian School in their recording studio. It will be a full band sound accompanying my guitar and vocal work. The songs will be some favorites from throughout my life.

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