July Update 2021

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God Is Doing Exciting Things

There are some amazing things that God is doing this summer through Heartfelt Music® Ministry! Encouraging people through music and drawing their hearts closer to Jesus is at the forefront.

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My new Instrumental Guitar – Vol. 2 album is here and is available on all the streaming platforms (like Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, YouTube, etc.) The physical CDs are available on our website. I’m so excited how it turned out! You can hear how each song sounds at a special page with HearNow.com. This page will point you to a number of streaming platforms that carry my albums.

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The Summer Concerts at Mount Hermon are going great! This Saturday is Nichole Nordeman followed by Point of Grace the next week, Steve Green and Dick Tunney July 24th, and Phillips Craig and Dean July 31st. Phil Keaggy, Veritas, and Buddy Greene went very well with a good turn out for each. The series is called Worship in the Redwoods and is totally free. You will need to have a ticket because the seating is limited, but the tickets are free. Go to the Mount Hermon site and get a ticket.

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Thank you for your prayers and continuing support. It’s been fun seeing many of you at the concerts! Definitely catch me and say hi if you attend. Besides doing the new album and producing the Mount Hermon concerts, I’ve been teaching private guitar lessons and getting back into kickboxing. It has also been a joy getting more time with family this summer. May God richly bless you and give you His joy in the coming weeks.

 

Instrumental Guitar Vol. 2 Is Here

You can get the new album by going to the Heartfelt Music website. Hear excerpts of each song at HearNow.com. Watch four videos on our YouTube channel that explain fun facts about the album and each song:

 

Part 1 – Song Stories
Part 2 – Styles & Guitars
Part 3 – Keys & Capos
Part 4 – Art & Production

 

Enjoy the Free Concerts at Mount Hermon

Nichole Nordeman will be in concert at Mount Hermon this Saturday, July 10, at 6:30pm. Mark your calendar for the rest of this month as well: Point of Grace the next week, Steve Green and Dick Tunney July 24th, and Phillips Craig and Dean July 31st. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Private Guitar Lessons this Summer

This summer I have ten private guitar students strumming new vibrations into their musical journey. We’re having fun through Zoom and starting back up with a few in-person lessons too. I will be open for new students in the fall. More info can be found at the COACHING page.

 

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June Update 2021

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New Instrumental Album

My new Instrumental Guitar – Vol. 2 album has been shipped and the new CD release date will be July 1st, next week! My son Brandon Coates is a professional illustrator and concept artist. He created the artwork for the front cover, back cover and the CD itself. I’ve included a picture of the album cover below. I will be explaining more about this album on our website in the next few days in order to give some history and fun facts about the project.

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This summer, I’m organizing the live 2021 Summer Concerts at Mount Hermon with Phil Keaggy coming tomorrow, Saturday, June 26, at 6:30pm. The series is called Worship in the Redwoods and is totally free. You will need to have a ticket because the seating is limited, but the tickets are free through iTickets and there is seating inside the auditorium and outside (you’ll have to specify which one you’d like).

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I will be introducing this album with four videos on the Heartfelt Music website this week. Make sure you press the RSS tab at the top right of the website page in order to view these videos when they come out. I will share the stories behind each song, the variety of styles and guitars used, the capos and keys used, and a look behind the art and production of the album.

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I really appreciate your encouragement and support for our ministry of leading others toward intimacy with God and excellence in artistry.

 

Phil Keaggy Performing at Mount Hermon

Phil Keaggy will be in concert at Mount Hermon this Saturday, June 26, at 6:30pm. As one of the best guitar players in the world, Phil’s dazzling abilities will leave you stunned! He is a multi-Dove Award winner. This will be his third year with us in person. You will be amazed and encouraged by his beautiful and creative musical tapestry. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Music to Uplift and Encourage You

There are digital albums, music books, and free downloadable songs available at Gumroad.com. Visit our website Product page to get digital or physical products. You can also get my music through HearNow.com and listen on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and other music platforms. Heartfelt Worship is the latest album out and Instrumental Guitar Vol. 2 will be available July 1st.

 

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2020 Year End Giving

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Giving in 2020 to Launch 2021

Dear Heartfelt Music® Friends,
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We really appreciate you and your support in this ministry.
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We are in the final hours of 2020! This year has been long and difficult, and yet it has been filled with glimpses of God’s grace and provision. Seeing the love and generosity of the Heartfelt Music friends throughout the year has made us hopeful as we move into the new year. Your prayers and support are making a huge impact on what we do and the efficacy of this ministry.  Thank you!  For more information,  visit our website.
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To those who have given: THANK YOU! This year would have been much harder without you.
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If you still intend to send a year-end gift for 2020, today is the final day to do so. You can send a check to Heartfelt Music MInistry, PO Box 3, Mount Hermon, CA 95041. You can give a one time gift through PayPal Giving Fund at:
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paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1271967

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  • PayPal covers all fees
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  • We typically will receive the funds within 15-45 days of your original donation.
  • After you donate, they’ll email you a PayPal Giving Fund tax receipt.

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Don’t miss an opportunity to enhance God’s work through us, no matter the size of the gift. Be an answer to prayer, and close out 2020 with a gift to launch 2021.
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With Gratitude,
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~ Reggie & the Heartfelt Music® Team
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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 2019

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July Update

I hope you are having an enjoyable Fouth of July weekend! It’s been great for me to work on new songs for new albums, writing out music for new music books, and organize songs for a new video series called Songs & Techniques. I’ll explain more in August. Personally, Sherri and I have been designing a new deck off the back of our house. The old one is falling apart and we need to fix it by the end of the summer.

Producing the seven concerts at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center is the biggest thing for me this summer. This Saturday, we’ll have Buddy Greene in concert at 7:30pm. Jeff Taylor will be joining him. Don’t miss the next four free concerts and come early to enjoy an amazing buffet dinner. See below for more details.

Your gracious prayers and support are so much appreciated! Thank you for being involved in bringing positive progress and eternal results for every event and effort. May you have a wonderful rest-of-the-summer. Hope to see you at the concerts.

 

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Phil Keaggy in Concert

As a part of the Mount Hermon Summer Concert Series, Phil Keaggy will be in concert Saturday, July 13, at 7:30pm in the main auditorium at the Mount Hermon Conference Center (37 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon. CA 95041). Phil Keaggy is one of the best guitar players in the world and perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. A master of both electric rock and acoustic finger style, he has been honing his craft for over 50 years. He continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions. He won his very first Dove award in 1988 for his instrumental album, “The Wind and the Wheat. Phil’s second Dove Award came in 1992 for his Celtic-influenced, “Beyond Nature”. Phil has won the “Instrumental Record” category at the Doves for many years with sons like, “Acoustic Sketches” and “Lights of Madrid”.

 

Aaron Shust in Concert

Aaron Shust will be in concert Saturday, July 20, at 7:30pm in the main auditorium at the Mount Hermon Conference Center (37 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon. CA 95041). Over the past decade, Aaron Shust has earned a reputation as one of Christian music’s most compelling songwriters and a vocalist of considerable depth and passion. He was named both New Artist and Songwriter of the Year at the 2007 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and the impact of his song, “My Savior My God” was recognized with the Song of the Year honor. He is well known for such hits as “My Hope is in You,” which spent 14 weeks at No. 1, “No One Higher,” which hit the summit on the Inspirational chart and “Ever Be,” which made its way to No. 3 on the NCA chart. “O Come O Come Emmanuel” has become a perennial holiday favorite, earning acclaim as the most played song each December for 10 years in a row.

 

Point of Grace in Concert

Point of Grace will be in concert Saturday, July 27, at 7:30pm in the main auditorium at the Mount Hermon Conference Center (37 Conference Drive, Mount Hermon. CA 95041). The multi-platinum trio Point of Grace will bring you to a heart of gratitude as they share their journey. With faith filled, and passionate lyrics, their memorable melodies and soaring harmonies have inspired generations to live boldly and keep Gods love as the foundation of their lives. Shelley Breen, Denise Jones and Leigh Cappillino, share stories about home and heaven with countless individuals around the world. As a group, it’s a journey that’s 21 years in and 13 albums deep, punctuated with 27 #1 songs, 13 Dove Awards, two GRAMMY nominations, career album sales in excess of 7 million with multiple Platinum and Gold certifications, making them one of the Top 10 best-selling artists in the history of Contemporary Christian music.

 

Upcoming Events

July 11, 18, 25 (Thursdays)
Summer private lessons in Los Altos, Mount Hermon, and through Skype.

July 7, 14, 21 (Sundays)
I’ll be regularly leading worship at the Gilroy Presbyterian Church services on Sundays, 10:00am. 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020.

July 8-12 (Mon-Fri)
I’ll be leading worship at the Joni & Friends Retreat at Mission Springs in Scotts Valley, Monday through Friday. It’s a retreat for Special Needs families through Joni Erickson-Tada’s ministry. Visit their website for more information.

August Ministry Update

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An Awesome Summer

I hope you have had a wonderful summer! My summer has been awesome! Now, it’s full speed ahead into the fall with ministry at every corner. Valley Christian School has started, Gilroy Presbyterian Church has even more of my involvement, and Heartfelt Music will be taking on Mount Hermon’s Summer Concert Series for next summer (more information in the next eNewsletter).

Heartfelt Music is now registered with Pay Pal Giving Fund and is a Charity through eBay GivingWorks. When purchasing anything on eBay, if you list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a small donation. Every little bit helps. You can also donate through Pay Pal and now 100% goes to us. CLICK HERE to find out more. You can also donate when buying on Amazon.com by going through Amazon Smile.

Again, I want to express my appreciation for your generosity in contributions and prayers for Heartfelt Music Ministry. God is doing amazing things and continues to transform lives through us.

Back at Valley Christian Schools

It’s been a couple of weeks since Valley Christian Schools have started up for the fall. My classes are going well: Guitar I, Guitar II, Guitar III, HS Worship Team, JH Worship Team, and Music Technology. The Conservatory of the Arts began with a special alumni concert to kick-off the year.

 

Leading Worship in Gilroy

At Gilroy Presbyterian Church, I will be continuing this fall to lead Sunday worship and lead the choir. I have enjoyed working with this group so much, I will be ministering more long term with them as their Worship Director. This gives me weekly experience. If you’re in the area, come on by and say hi.

 

Sequoia Ropes Course

At Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center, I did the Sequoia Ropes Course during Fun Day, August 19th. The Mount Hermon Community was invited to celebrate a day for the community to enjoy a BBQ lunch and many of the activities available at Mount Hermon.

 

Coming Events

September 3, 10, 17, 24 (Sundays)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

September 2, 3, 4 (Sat., Sun., & Mon.)
Playing and singing for Mount Hermon’s Labor Day Weekend Family Camp Pancake Breakfasts, 37 Conference Dr., Mount Hermon, CA 95041. From 7:45am to 8:30am, for Family Camp guests only.

 

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Summer Ministry

.I hope you are having a wonderful summer. It’s been such a blessing for me with a break from Valley Christian School. Sleeping in a little and spending extra time with family has been so refreshing. We didn’t have any huge trip for vacation, just day trips to Carmel and San Fransisco. I’m keeping in shape by doing Kick Boxing twice a week with Lightspeed Martial Arts Academy.

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I’ve also been working on Heartfelt Music, writing out my songs (fully transcribed through Sibelius music writing software), recording a new album, video recording a new training DVD in the Songs & Techniques series, which has the same songs as the new album. I’ve been playing music for Mount Hermon Family Camps’ Pancake Breakfast in the mornings and leading worship every Sunday at Gilroy Presbyterian Church.

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Heartfelt Music is now registered with Pay Pal Giving Fund and is a Charity through eBay GivingWorks. When purchasing anything on eBay, if you list Heartfelt Music as your Charity, we receive a small donation. Every little bit helps. You can also donate through Pay Pal and now 100% goes to us. CLICK HERE to find out more. You can also donate when buying on Amazon.com by going through Amazon Smile.

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Thank you so much for your prayers and support for Heartfelt Music Ministry and effectively leading others toward intimacy with God. Though this month has been somewhat of a break, August will include a full schedule of creating instructional materials, mentoring students, leading worship with various churches, and joining hands with other non-profit organizations to enliven God’s work in the Bay Area.

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July Events

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July 23 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

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July 25, 27, 28 (Tue, Thu, Fri)
Playing and singing for Mount Hermon’s Family Camp 6 Pancake Breakfast, 37 Conference Dr., Mount Hermon, CA 95041. From 7:45am to 8:30am, for Family Camp guests only.

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July 30 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

November Update

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In Everything Give Thanks

Heartfelt Music and I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you get time to give thanks for the many blessings god graciously brings our way. “Rejoice always, pray continually, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:16-18).

As you think about gifts for loved ones, consider my encouraging music. Three of my albums are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby: Heartfelt Celebration, Here & Now, and Instrumental Guitar-Volume I. Four other albums, my music book, free songs, and a worship report are available at Gumroad.com. Physical CDs can be purchased through CD Baby.

 

Guitar Training Workshop

I led a training workshop for the guitarists at River of Life Church in Santa Clara. Their ministry is refreshingly relevant and influential.

 

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If you buy anything at Amazon through smile.amazon.com, amazon will donate part of what you pay to Heartfelt Music.

 

Upcoming Events

November 27 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am.

December 4 & 18 (Sun)
Leading worship with Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020. The service begins at 10:00am. I will be directing the choir both Sundays.

 

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Merry Christmas!

The Heartfelt Music Ministry board and I wish you the best of holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a meaningful New Year celebration! This past year has been filled with inspirational ministry opportunities and I’m looking forward to 2016 with even more ministry endeavors designed by God specifically for Heartfelt Music Ministry.

If you are thinking of gifts, I have a number of albums available for download at Gumroad.com and iTunes.com; plus physical CDs at cdbaby.com and our website at HeartfeltMusic.org (Gift certificates available). Look me up on Spotify.

 

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Support Heartfelt through any purchase on AmazonSmile

Many of you order products on Amazon. Amazon Smile is the same as Amazon only a percentage of what you buy goes toward Heartfelt Music Ministry. Most products purchased through Amazon can be purchased at the same discounted price through Amazon Smile, but you are also supporting us. CLICK HERE and try it out!

 

Financial Support

We would be honored and so grateful for you to choose us as your ministry/missions organization in giving an end-of-the-year gift or monthly financial support. Since we are a nonprofit 501(c)3 ministry, your tax-deductible gifts propel this ministry and open doors for us to give, local, national, and international support of other missions organizations. Thank you for your support!

 

Special Christmas Eve Service

Accenting the birth of Jesus, there will be a special Christmas Eve service on December 24th, 6:00pm, at San Jose Christian Reformed Church. I will be leading the music. We will be taking a look at the whole story of our history with a special look at Jesus’ birth. Culminate your Christmas advent with worship, singing carols, candle lighting and celebrating our Lord. He deserves all the glory, honor and praise!  You are welcome to join us.

 

Coming Events

December 13, 20, 27 (Sun), 10:00am
Leading worship with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124.

December 24 (Thu), 6:00pm

Leading worship for a special Christmas Eve service with San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124.

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