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.

 

Upcoming Events

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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April Update 2020

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Jesus Is Alive!

We just celebrated Jesus’ resurrection on Easter, but I hope everyday is a celebration of our Lord being alive and in control of life itself! On Easter, I recorded me singing the song He’s Alive! CLICK HERE and hear the story of Peter as he witnesses Jesus being alive from the dead. I hope you are encouraged!

This is a very unique season with the COVID19 pandemic. Of course, we’re doing everything from home. I’m glad we’ve had some family at our home for a month playing games, watching movies, and eating well. May you stay healthy and spiritually strong!

On April 26, 5:00pm, I’ll be leading an informal worship hour from my home. This will be my first time offering an online music/worship experience! Join me in lifting up Jesus and giving glory to God’s character and presence. My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

Facebook LIVE Worship 4/26/20

April 26 (Sunday) – 5:00pm-6:00pm
Online music/worship experience with Facebook Live. This will be my first time offering an online music/worship experience! Join me in lifting up Jesus. My Facebook account is at https://www.facebook.com/reggie.coates.1

Training and Streaming Services

I’ve been producing a worship band training video using the Gilroy Presbyterian Church Worship Team. I also was involved with the Facebook LIVE streaming of our GPC Sunday services.

Online Lessons with Zoom

I’m teaching private lessons and classes with Valley Christian School through Zoom, which is going very well. If you are interested in private guitar lessons, email me at info@heartfeltmusic.org.

December Update 2019

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Merry Christmas!

I hope this Christmas and New Year celebration is filled with meaningful moments with family and friends as you let the incarnation of Christ bring joy and peace to your heart.  As the Christmas carol Joy to the World exhorts, “Let every heart prepare Him room!”  Though sometimes life gets tough and we wish things could be different, let’s turn to the One who is in control of all things and worship Him. This Christmas season, may you lift up Christ and thank Him for the abundant life He brings (John 10:10).

 

Christmas Eve at Gilroy Pres.

Accenting the birth of Jesus, there will be a special Christmas Eve service on December 24th, at Gilroy Presbyterian Church. I will be leading the music for all of them. There will be our choir, a high school brass group, our praise band, with lots of Christmas carols and a beautiful candle lighting experience. Jesus deserves all the glory, honor and praise!  You are welcome to join us.

 

Ways to Support Heartfelt Music

For year-end giving, you can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal. Part of your purchase is donated to us when buying on Amazon.com through Amazon Smile. Also, Heartfelt Music is a registered Charity through eBay GivingWorks. When purchasing anything on eBay, if you list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a portion of your purchase without costing you anything extra.

 

Valley Christian High School Students at Gilroy Pres.

The Valley Christian School high school Worship Team led worship at Gilroy Presbyterian Church this Fall one Sunday and did a wonderful job. The team has faithfully been leading worship at most of the chapels at Valley Christian. God has been using them greatly and it has been a joy for me to work with them!

 

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April Update 2019

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Jesus is alive!

This is the season to celebrate what followers of Jesus enjoy everyday: The resurrected presence of Christ. May this Easter be filled with fun family times and rich reflection on the resurrection.

Heartfelt Music® has been equipping and training both young and old over the past months with the BASS Convention; one-on-one coaching in music, guitar, and voice; leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church; teaching high school music at Valley Christian Schools – worship leading, guitar, recording (ProTools) and writing out music (Sibelius). This weekend I’ll be leading singing at Mount Hermon’s Easter Sunrise Service at the Ponderosa Lodge Cross and then celebrating Easter with choir, brass and band at Gilroy Presbyterian Church. Heartfelt Music® is also preparing “to lead others toward intimacy with God and excellence in artistry” at the National Worship Leader Conference in Nashville on May 20-21 and gearing up for the Mount Hermon Summer Concert Series.

Thank you for your encouragement, prayers, and support, which inspires me and reinforces our ministry efforts.
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Upcoming Events

April 21 (Sunday)
I’ll be leading worship for the Mount Hermon Easter Sunrise Service at the Ponderosa Lodge cross, 6:30am.

April 21, 28, (Sundays)
I’ll be regularly leading worship at the main service on Sundays, 10:00am.  Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. Easter Sunday is a special celebration with the choir, brass, and band.

May 20 & 21 (Monday & Tuesday)
I’ll be teaching workshops at the National Worship Leader Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Use the code FRIENDS25 when registering to get a 25% discount

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March Update 2019

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BASS Convention 2019

The BASS Convention

March 9, I led 2 training sessions for the BASS Convention. The training workshops I taught were Dynamic Guitar in Worship (both acoustic and electric), and Dynamic Bass Guitar in Worship (both acoustic and electric). The sessions were hands-on, so people brought your instrument! There were three general sessions and over 300 workshops for everyone involved in ministry at churches, both professionally and voluntarily.

National Worship Leader Conference

Worship leaders, musicians, songwriters, movers and shakers, theologians and scholars, all connected at the National Worship Leader Conference in Nashville, TN, May 20-21. This will be the fourth year I’ll be leading workshops for NWLC. I’ll be teaching on How to Record Your Own Music (ProTools), How to Write Out Your Music (Sibelius), and How to Read Music (MusicTheory.net). If you would like to come, you can come as my friend and use my 25% discount code: FRIENDS25.

Thank you for your support!

I really appreciate your prayers and support! There’s been so many significant aspects of ministry that would not have been the same without your uplifting prayers and encouragement. You empower us to fulfill our Mission Statement to Lead others toward intimacy with God and toward excellence in artistry. If you would like to help Heartfelt Music® financially, go to our website for more information by clicking HERE. Thank you so much!

January Update 2019

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The first three days of 2019 bring great guidance from the Bible APP YouVersion.com!

What’s In Your Treasure Box

I hope you are enjoying this new year and fostering your love for God to be more passionate than ever. May this Treasure Box concept encourages you throughout 2019!

There’s a Treasure Box in your heart.  You can only have one thing in it at a time, but whatever is in it is the most important thing in your life.  You have to have something in that box, whatever is most important to you, but it can change often.   One minute, you can have God in this Treasure Box and the next minute you can put another relationship in there, maybe even a certain car you’ve been dreaming of.  You can only have one thing in that box at a time for there is only one thing that is most important.  Yet, whatever is in there will shape your life and decisions.  God has created us to live life with Him in the Treasure Box at all times.  This can be thought of as a lifestyle of worship, a continued relationship of love, respect, honor and loyalty, a moment-by-moment giving the highest worth to God.

What we need is a worship infusion!  Infusing a love for God that supersedes all those little gods vying for the Treasure Box.  We need a worship renewal or awakening to give us this lifestyle of worship toward God.  Worship renewal is when a Christian realizes he or she is not giving God first place in his or her life and begins valuing Him above everything else.  Worship awakening is when someone who doesn’t believe in Jesus turns to Him, takes Jesus as their Savior and Lord, and gives Him His rightful place in their Treasure Box.  Both renewal and awakening mean that we humble ourselves, rely on the Holy Spirit for constant quickening of our spirit to love God with all our heart, cling to Jesus through all of life’s experiences, pray at all times, and anticipate the moment we’ll see Him face to face.  Worship infusion is turning from idolatry to worshiping God above all else.

Praise Night in Gilroy

I’ll be leading a Praise Night at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020, this Sunday, January 27, at 6:00pm. An informal gathering to sing our praise to God as one church body. “Sing to the Lord a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy!” (Psalm 33:3). We will be singing familiar songs that inspires faith and new songs that reveal our God in meaningful splendor.

Private Lessons Through Skype

I just started teaching private guitar lessons through Skype! Now lessons are not limited to location. I do a lot of traveling and I’m trying to minimize my time away from home. It’s been going well, and I’m meeting once a month with students in person to be able to play together and have that “in person” feel. If you are interested in lessons through Skype, email me and let’s set up a time! reggie@heartfeltmusic.org

Thank you for your support!

We appreciate your support throughout this last year! There’s been so many significant aspects of ministry that would not have been the same without your prayers and encouragement. We have plans to expand this coming year with a new website, new training in music and worship, and new songs and products. Please, pray the Lord will clearly direct our steps throughout 2019.

Events

January 27 (Sunday)
Praise Night with Reggie and the praise band at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 6:00pm.

January 27 (Sunday)
I’ll be regularly leading worship at the main service on Sundays, 10:00am.  Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020.

March 9 (Saturday)
I’ll be teaching workshops on guitar (acoustic & electric), and bass guitar (acoustic & electric) at the BASS Convention. Redwood Chapel, 19300 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley, CA.

December Ministry Update

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Valley Christian Hosts Foto Sisters
On Wednesday, the Foto Sisters performed at the last VCHS chapel for 2018. They were fantastic, inspiring and entertaining. They performed at Mount Hermon last weekend. Our Worship Team gave them a tour of the Conservatory.

Gilroy High School Choir at GPS
There has been a celebration of the arts the past few weeks at Gilroy Presbyterian Church. Gilroy High School Choir performed last week on Sunday and two full concerts midweek. Our Choir sings this Sunday.

MHC Christmas Dinner Party
At the beginning of December, the Mount Hermon Community enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and great Christmas carol singing led by Dave Burns and Elizabeth Hunnicutt Summers.

Products & Giving

I hope your December is full of meaningful relationships and memorable faith building as you celebrate the birth of Jesus. Thank you for your prayers for me and Heartfelt Music® and I pray your Christmas season will be filled with Christ’s love, joy, and peace!

December has been full of ministry with Valley Christian School teaching and chapels; Gilroy Presbyterian Church with Advent, worship teams and choir performances; a Mount Hermon Community dinner; and private lessons in Los Altos. It’s so fulfilling to touch so many lives in a powerful way.

If you would like to purchase any of my albums or books, either the digital versions or the physical versions, there are a variety of websites to check out. Nine digital products are available for download at Gumroadhttps://gumroad.com/reggie#. Three of my albums are available both as physical CDs and digital downloads at CD Babyhttps://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/ReggieCoates1. The individual songs on three of my albums can be downloaded at iTunes (Apple Music)https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/reggie-coates/id20167651.

If you would like a portion of all your purchases on Amazon to go to Heartfelt Music®, use Amazon Smilehttps://smile.amazon.com/. Also, you can donate directly to Heartfelt Music® with non-profit tax deductions at PayPal Giving Fundpaypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1271967. We appreciate any donations to our ongoing ministry.

Heartfelt Music® Ministry is subsidized by private donations. Your tax deductible contribution to Heartfelt Music® Ministry will help make it possible for us to maximize our Mission Statement to lead others toward excellence in artistry and intimacy with God. Here’s some suggestions on how you can help:

  • Make a monthly gift of any amount to help with expenses and opportunities.
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May Ministry & Personal Update

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Relationships & Worship Matters

The book Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin covers many relevant issues on worship. On the Heartfelt Music website, under the category of Worship Matters book, I summarize the book in four parts. In Part 4, Bob reminds us that worship ministry is always about people. It is very important to keep in mind at all times that people are so important! God is all about relationships. Because of His deep love for us, God sent His Son to die for people, to heal relationships, and draw us all closer to Him. Relationships are messy and there are so many variables which make it hard to have a “cookie cutter” answer in solving problems. “But I know this,” says Bob, “the church doesn’t need leaders who love to lead people in worship but don’t love the people they’re serving.” It’s not just selecting the right songs that pleases God, but God is more interested in how we treat others. Take stock of your relationships and love them like Jesus would.

 

Phil Keaggy is Coming!

Saturday, June 23, guitar master and concert artist Phil Keaggy will be coming to Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center, which begins the Summer Concert Series. Invite every guitar player you know!

 

Austin Coates is Getting Married!

Austin, my youngest son, is getting married this month to Lindsey Doran. Sherri and I are so excited for them and are full of joy in the midst of all the preparations. They met at George Fox University in Oregon.

 

Brandon Coates is Getting Married!

Brandon, my oldest son, is getting married in September to Kristin Campbell. Sherri and I are so blessed to know both Austin and Brandon have found wonderful and beautiful soul-mates. They also met at college, San Jose State University.

 

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