June Update

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Music in the Redwoods

This Saturday begins the Worship in the Redwoods Mount Hermon Christian Conference Summer Concert Series with popular and encouraging artists over six consecutive Saturdays. This Saturday is with Buddy Greene and friends! The concerts are free, but you’ll need to get tickets through iTickets. Each concert is at 6:30pm with indoor and outdoor seating. The Phillips, Craig & Dean concert is sold out, but there is room at all the other concerts. Visit the Mount Hermon concert website for more information. Here’s the line-up:

  • June 22 – Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor, and Dave Dillard
  • June 29 – Steve Green and Dick Tunney
  • July 6 – Doyle Dykes
  • July 13 – Phillips, Craig and Dean
  • July 20 – Nichole Nordeman
  • July 27 – Point of Grace
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Thoughtful Prayers & Support

I am so grateful for your prayers and support for Heartfelt Music. Giving to Heartfelt Music is easy. PayPal Giving Fund will give you tax exemption and not take out any fees. Thank you for your thoughtful donations!

March Update 2024

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MH Easter SunriseBob TharalsonThanks for Giving

God’s Priority

As we approach the wonderful season of refletion on Jesus enduring the cross and raising from the dead…for all of us! In fact, everything Jesus did was because God’s priority is on people. “For God so loved the world (the people) that He sent His only Son..” (John 3:16a).
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I was rehearsing at church before leading worship that morning, and in walked a guy I didn’t recognize at first. I asked if I could help him. He said he was looking for Reggie Coates. When he spoke, I recognized it was Bob Tharalson, the youth pastor who led me to Christ when I was 12 years old. He knew I was going to be leading that morning because of my newsletter and wanted to show up to encourage me. What a surprise…what a blessing! I’m so glad Bob took time to love me when I was in Jr. High. We continue to keep in touch and pray for each other.
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Jesus put an amazing emphasis on loving people. This has been so important to me throughout my life. From the inception of Heartfelt Music Ministry, our Mission Statement has been to lead others toward intimacy with God and toward excellence in artistry. We’re all about encouraging people in Christ. Also, I love my family so much and keep them as a high priority.
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Thank you for your continued support for Heartfelt Music Ministry! May God infuse you with his love and resurrection power!

The Man Who Led Me to Christ

When I was 12 years old, Bob Tharalson was my youth pastor. It’s because of him I gave my life to Christ. I saw Jesus in him and that gave me the faith to ask Jesus into my heart. I received an undeniable joy and my life has never been the same.

Easter Sunrise at Mount Hermon

For those who are local, the annual Easter Sunrise Service is at the summit of Mount Hermon’s 440-acre conference center in Mount Hermon, Sunday, March 31, 6:30am, with inspiring worship and message. Click here for more info.

Your Donations Are Empowering

The Heartfelt Music Ministry Executive Board (John, Mike, Willie, Bryan and I) want to thank those who have graciously given financially to this ministry. Your donations and encouragement have greatly helped us inspire others in Christ.

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February Update 2023

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Designing Ministry for 2023

I hope you are healthy and enjoying the start of a new year. Heartfelt Music Ministry is beginning 2023 with a great sense of anticipation! Ministry is continuing through mentoring young musicians at Valley Christian Schools, teaching private lessons, helping churches with their worship ministries, doing concerts, and organizing summer concerts for Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center. I’m specifically working with San Jose Christian Reformed Church and San Ramon Presbyterian Church in leading worship and encouraging their musicians.

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My new album, Encore, is out with new songs to inspire your faith in Christ. There was a delay in getting the album out because my voice wasn’t very strong in November and December, but finally it’s ready. It is now available to stream through Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, and many more. Check out this page: https://reggiecoates.hearnow.com/encore.

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The music notation and guitar tablature is available for the first song on the album I’ll Worship with My Life. Visit my Gumroad page at https://reggie.gumroad.com/l/worshipwithmylife.

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Heartfelt Music Ministry is looking ahead to do more concerts both live and online, more training both individually and in groups, and more ministry with churches to lead others toward intimacy with God and excellence in artistry.

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Thank you for your encouragement for me to continue creating uplifting music and investing in others. It’s exciting to see how music can touch people’s lives. I appreciate your prayers!

 

Encore is Here!

The new album is out! Relationships are at the center of this new musical expression. It is now available to stream through Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, and many more.

 

Generous Support

A huge “Thank you!” to those who gave so generously to help the new album come to fruition. Your gifts totalled $500, which was the goal! It’s so fulfilling to serve the Lord with you!

 

Music & Tab

My song I’ll Worship with My Life, from the new album Encore is now available digitally to purchase for only $2.99. It’s fully written out in music notation and guitar tablature.Go to my Gumroad.

 

Upcoming Events

  • March 5, 19 (Sundays)
    I’ll be leading worship at San Jose Christian Reformed Church. It is located at 5150 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95124, (408) 266-4412. The service is at 10:00am.
  • March 12 (Sunday)
    I’ll be leading worship at San Ramon Presbyterian Church. It is located at 12700 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583, (925) 543-7772. The service is at 9:00am.
  • April 9 (Sun)
    I’ll be leading worship at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center’s Easter Sunrise Service. It is at 6:30am. It will be located at Mount Hermon, CA 95041. It will not be held at the cross due to Ponderosa being temporarily closed for remodeling, but will be located either at Victory Circle (Conference Center) or the Pavilion (Redwood Camp).

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December Update 2022

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Merry Christmas!

On behalf of me, my family, and the Heartfelt Music® Ministry Board of Directors, we wish you a Merry Christmas and meaningful New Year celebration! May you feel refreshed and de-stressed during this holiday season.

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Two years ago, I did a Home Christmas Concert and created a Christmas album for you to enjoy. This Christmas, may the songs lift you up and remind you of what this season is all about.

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If you would like to watch it, here’s the link – https://youtu.be/MrUfoSszURM

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As some of you know, I wrote a Christmas song with a unique slant, I Wish You a Mary Christmas. The song refers to Martha in Luke 10 who was so busy with her preparations that she missed the most important thing. Her sister Mary understood that worshiping Jesus is more valuable to Him than serving. God’s priority is to be intimate with us in a loving relationship, so let’s slow down and worship Him through all we do, in good times and bad.

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I am almost done creating a new album called Encore, which will be released soon. This is a collection of six new songs and two medleys of my songs on the themes of God’s Love and Jesus in Me. I’ve finished recording all the songs and now I’m mastering them. What a joy to have new songs to share!

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This year has been full of ministry. The first semester of Valley Christian School has come to completion. The Worship Teams, Guitar classes and video classes that I teach have been so fun! I am also leading worship and training twice a month with San Jose Christian Reformed Church. I’m continuing to teach private music lessons (guitar, bass guitar, and voice), some in-person and some through Zoom.

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Thank you to those who generously donated to Heartfelt Music Ministry this last year! We appreciate you so much and definitely couldn’t do this ministry without you! 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 and go through Amazon Smile with Heartfelt Music Ministry as your cherity, we receive a percentage of your purchase without costing you anything extra. Same with eBay.com with eBay GivingWorks (listing Heartfelt Music as your Charity), we receive a contribution at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

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Upcoming Events

Jan 1 & 15 (Sundays)
Leading worship at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Avenue, San Jose Ca 95124. Service begins at 10:00am if you’d like to come. You can enjoy the service at home online at http://www.sjcrc.org/videos.

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November Update 2022

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you are enjoying some vacation and family time with rest and reflection. I am so thankful for Sherri and my family for the joy they bring me. I’m thankful for Valley Christian School where I can mentor youth through music and influence them toward Christ. I’m thankful for Heartfelt Music® Ministry and the opportunity to create and share my music to encourage others as well as train musicians in worship leading and artistic excellence. I’m so grateful for those who helped us reach our goal of $500 to finish the album Encore. I’m also thankful for you! It’s very encouraging to know you and others pray for me and follow what the Lord is doing through Heartfelt Music®. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Upcoming Events

Dec 4 & 18 (Sun)
Leading worship at San Jose Christian Reformed Church, 5150 Camden Avenue, San Jose Ca 95124. Service begins at 10:00am if you’d like to come. You can enjoy the service at home online at http://www.sjcrc.org/videos.

 

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December Update 2021

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Christmas Carol Sing Video

Merry Christmas! It’s the season to focus on the birth of Christ and celebrate God’s deep love for us with family and friends. One meaningful way to relive the coming of Jesus is through Christmas carols. “This, this is Christ the King…” Join me Sunday, December 12, at 5:00pm for a half hour of singing Christmas carols and meaningful songs. It’s a prerecorded video on my YouTube channel. I’ll be there to chat with you if you’d like to make a comment. Even if you can’t make it when it open’s at 5:00pm, you can watch it later and even use it to sing these carols when you gather with family and friends. Take a break from the hectic thrust of December and worship the Lord. We hope you are encouraged and drawn closer to Jesus!

Financial support to Heartfelt Music® Ministry is a wise investment. Our mission of leading others toward intimacy with God and toward excellence in artistry is the thrust of God’s heart. This gives us our compelling vision to use quality music, worship leading, training, and motivational speaking to encourage, inspire, and equip each person to draw closer to God. The effective use of your donation causes timely productivity in bringing this vision to fruition. Please consider a year-end one-time gift or regular contribution to Heartfelt Music® Ministry which is tax-deductible. As Paul said to the Philippians I say to you, “I thank my God for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now (Phil 1:3 & 5).”  Thank you for considering investing financially.

 

Christmas Carol Sing Online

I hope you can be a part of this premiere presentation where you can sing Christmas Carols with me. I recorded a live Christmas concert last year to introduce a number of songs on my just recorded Christmas album I Wish You a Mary Christmas. This year, I took 10 of those songs and included them on this Christmas Carol Sing. I’ll be in the chat room to dialogue during the video.

 

Year-End Giving Options

You can donate to Heartfelt Music through Pay Pal Giving Fund. Also, if you buy anything on Amazon.com, go through Amazon Smile with us as your charity 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.

 

Two Special Product Bundles

There are two special Bundles available: a CD BUNDLE: Get seven physical CDs for $40.00! Also, a WRITTEN MUSIC BUNDLE: Get eleven songs fully written out in music notation and tablature for $20.00! You will get the physical written music for my new song Ruminate on Grace from the new album Instrumental Guitar – Vol. II  and ten other songs from my other albums.

 

Upcoming Events

March 11-13 (Fri-Sun)
Reggie will be leading worship at Hartland Christian Camp’s Men’s Retreat called Man Camp. It is located at 57611 Eshom Valley Drive, Badger, CA 93603

November 2021 Update

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A Positive Perspective

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope this weekend is a relaxing and refreshing respite for you. There’s so much to be thankful for. Though there’s been a tremendous amount of hardships and struggles over this last year, it’s essential to keep a positive perspective. “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.

I was so thankful to lead worship in-person last month and do music for a special memorial service at Saratoga Retirement Community last week. I’m looking forward to doing more events in-person in 2022. I’ve been sharing online with Home Concerts and Worship through Facebook LIVE, which now is on my YouTube channel. I’ll be creating a special Christmas video to show Sunday, December 12th, full of carols from my Christmas album I Wish You a Mary Christmas, and inspirations to focus on Jesus’ incarnation.

Check out below a Grateful Heart Devotional Video, how you can help Heartfelt Music® during Giving Tuesday, November 30th, and Two Special Product Bundles we are offering now.

We appreciate your continued prayers and support for Heartfelt Music Ministry! We continue to influence others toward intimacy with God and toward artistic excellence.

 

A Grateful Heart Devotional Video

I create the weekly online devotional videos for the VCS Conservatory of the Arts. I want to share this week’s video called A Grateful Heart. I hope you are encouraged by the three speakers and an inspiration by Sarah Young from her book Jesus Calling. You can watch previous devotionals by viewing the playlist HERE. Spiritual nourishment is of utmost importance to have a daily positive perspective.

 

November 30th Giving Tuesday

November 30 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.

 

Two Special Product Bundles

There are two special Bundles available starting today: a CD BUNDLE: Get seven physical CDs for $40.00! Also, a WRITTEN MUSIC BUNDLE: Get eleven songs fully written out in music notation and tablature for $20.00! You will get the physical written music for my new song Ruminate on Grace from the new album Instrumental Guitar – Vol. II and ten other songs from my other albums.

 

Upcoming Events

December 12 (Sunday) – 5:00pm
Reggie Coates Online Christmas Special on his YouTube channel. Join him as he shares inspirational stories and music highlighting his Christmas album I Wish You a Mary Christmas. The link will be on the Heartfelt Music YouTube channel and facebook page.

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December 7 (Tuesday) – 7:00pm
The Valley Christian High School Worship Team, led by Reggie, will be singing Christmas carols at a Mount Hermon Community private dinner in Mount Hermon.

 

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
  • Your donation will be made to PayPal Giving Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity.
  • 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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