Coastal Missions Society

Advancing the Gospel on the Coast

Coastal Messenger at Echo Bay float


Coastal Missions in Vancouver January 29-31

Uncle Roy with the CM display in progress.

Come see us at Missions Fest Vancouver BC Booth C10.

Uncle Roy is giving us a sneak preview here of his design. Just a few more details to be fully ready.

Vancouver Convention Centre location map

Vancouver Convention Centre - East Building in Downtown Vancouver - see the map here. Enter through the lobby doors to the west of the Pan Pacific Hotel entrance.

Friday, January 29 - 12pm-10pm
Saturday, January 30 - 9am-10pm
Sunday, January 31 - 10am-5pm

Coastal Missions at Booth C10 in Exhibition Hall B.

Missions Fest Vancouver Booths - Coastal Missions at C10


Crew standing by Coastal Messenger in Kelsey Bay.

2016 Vessel Schedule

Follow the Coastal Messenger schedule through the year either online or in print.

Online Vessel Schedule - follow the links on our website to see places on Google Maps and find out details about which crew is aboard.

PDF Vessel Schedule - save or print for handy reference.

Look for the Coastal Messenger in real time on AIS (Automatic Identification System) following these steps:

  1. Open the Siitech website: Siitech
  2. Click the Guest Login button
  3. Type Coastal Messenger in the Search bar (upper right)
  4. Click the Find button


January Newsletter

Lots is happening at Coastal Missions. 2015 was big and full. 2016 is even more exciting with voyages starting in the San Juans and Puget Sound, Missions Fest, Bible Studies, and a Wedding Celebration. Catch all the details in our most recent newsletter.

Subscribe to receive future quarterly newsletters by email.


Bible study on the deck.

February Bible Study

Basic Bible study weeks for our coastal friends will be held at the Mission Base (not on the Coastal Messenger) in Chemainus in February, May, August, and November—free of charge.

Simple and practical lessons will be shared by team members.

Seats are limited—reserve through the Coastal Missions office or (250) 246-3377


April Wedding Bells

Once upon a time, there was a very dedicated coastal missionary named Petunia. And once upon the same time, there was a man named Frank Getman.

He greatly admired his brother Roy Getman and Coastal Missions.

Frank's admiration grew for the cute crew member named Petunia. He surprised her by proposing in September.

She said yes.

Not wanting to waste any time, the happy couple was wed on November 6, 2015.

They will celebrate their marriage with a Canadian Wedding Celebration in April 2016.


Looking Back on a Great Big 2015

The vessel travelled 2724.5 nautical miles, with 384.6 engine hours. The GPS odometer reads at total of 51353.2 nautical miles since 1998.

Crew waving from Port Hardy float.

1 vessel in excellent condition

10 missionaries working fulltime

235 days away from home port

107 ports of call in two countries

Hundreds of cups of coffee and conversations

Countless lives touched

During the weeks before Christmas we delivered 140 cookie plates to businesses. We appreciate their good service. They appreciate a personal thank you.

One of our coastal friends used his drone to take some photos of the Coastal Messenger underway - thanks Ken Beaubien for sharing this beautiful photo with us.

Coastal Messenger underway as captured by a drone.

Coastal Messenger anchored at Friendly Cove.