TC Update/Announcements- November 2015

Hello Friends,
As we look back on October, first and foremost I’d like to thank our volunteer team who covered two Sundays of church while Stacey and I were gone celebrating our Ten Year Wedding Anniversary.  We are so thankful to God for blessing our church with such a great team that faithfully serves on Sunday mornings with set up, Children’s church, music, etc.  In addition, special thanks goes out to John Williamson and Mark Wester who both filled in for preaching on Sunday.  They both did a great job encouraging our church in the area of marriage, and in the area of being an authentic Christian community.  Thank you John and Mark!
Later in the month, our church celebrated the baptism of three members of our church.  Congratulations to Fabio Avelino Dossantos and to Margaret & Odin Schaffner!!!  This is a significant milestone in their faith journey, and we pray that God continues to blow them away with his love for them… and with a deeper revelation of his call on their lives.
Be sure to continue reading the announcements below as we have several events coming up on the calendar that you won’t want to miss.  These include our..
  • Marriage Enrichment Weekend- Nov. 13-14
  • Thanksgiving Day Gathering- Nov. 26
  • Annual Sailing Day on the Catamaran-  Dec. 6
  • Nicaragua Mission Trip- Jan. 25-29
Thank you all for the many ways you support the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church.  We hope to see you on Sunday!


Grace and Peace to you,
Lyle  & Stacey

Marriage Getaway Weekend- November 13 &14
Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club
Join us for a Marriage Getaway weekend on November 13th-14th. Marriage Getaway weekends offer an intimate and intentional opportunity for couples to enrich their marriage. Whether it’s a time of renewal that you desire or just some alone time with your spouse, this marriage getaway offers the perfect balance of romance, laughter, and intentionality that will help take your marriage to new heights of intimacy and oneness.
The Deadline for sign ups for the Marriage Course is this Tuesady, November 3rd, so be sure to sign up today!
go to our even website by clicking the following link.
Sunday, November 22nd- Pizza n’ Hanging Out
Join us on Sunday the 22nd after Church for hanging out, pizza, and a swim in the pool at Monkey Bar/Tamarindo Best Western Vista Villas.  This is a great opportunity to connect with others in the church in a way that we just don’t get to do on Sunday’s after church service. Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.  Hope to see you there!
Directions From Church: Drive toward Tamarindo.  You will see Best Western Vista Villas and Monkey Bar on your left.
Sunday, December 6- TC SAILING DAY

Come and join us for a beautiful day of sailing, snorkeling and fellowship aboard the Marlin Del Rey Catamaran.  Our church is getting a super discounted price, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity.   

To reserve your spot, please Pastor Lyle at . 
Date:  Sunday, December 6th
Cost:  $35 adults/ $15 age 12yrs & under/  5yrs and under free.
Includes: sailing, free drinks and food, snorkeling gear, use of sea kayaks, and a beautiful sunset as we sail back into Tamarindo.
Departure: We will leave from Tamarindo Beach 50 meters south of Nogui’s at 1PM.
Return: at Sunset… about 5:30.

Sunday, November 

26th- Thanksgiving Gathering
DATE: Thursday, November 26th
TIME: 5:00pm
PLACE: Tamarindo Church
We will bring the Turkeys… and we ask that everyone please bring a side to share.  Sign up with Stacey at church regarding what sides we need. Let us know your family favorite.
COST: Free!
We would like to have an accurate count of how many people to expect, so PLEASE email us at 
to let us know if you can join us.
Youth Group-

TC Youth -“The Road” 
Youth Group for students Grades 6-12
Being a young adult is not an easy road.  Life is hard, choices are many and challenging, and we want to create a space where teens and pre-teens can come together to encourage and support each other and where we can help point them to the true love of Jesus Christ.  Romans 8:38-39
We usually meet bi-weekly during the traditional north American school year to have fun, play games, eat food and grow together in our knowledge of Christ and his love for us.
Our meetings in November will be as follows
  • Sunday, Nov 8 – 5:30-7:30pm @ Tamarindo Church
  • Sunday, Nov 15 – 5:30-7:30pm @ Tamarindo Church
Also… if you are free, support your fellow youth groupers at the beechnuts play on November 22nd!  And support your friends in the movement dance studio performance on November 29th!
We have dinner together every Sunday that we meet – if you want to volunteer to make something one night, please let us know!
Check our Facebook page TC YOUTH for last minute social outings and other announcements.  Please email Carolyn Herman at
Skate Club- Wednesdays @ 4:30pm

Skate Club meets every Wednesday @ 4:30pm 
Kids 6-10yrs welcome.  Skate session is followed by a
group bible study with the kids.
Location: El Mutante Skate Park, Playa Negra
Cost: $4.00
Schedule:  Contact Mike & Keilyn Krepin to confirm if they are meeting.
We will have extra skate boards, pads, and helmets… but if you have your own, please bring them.  We hope to see you there!
Nicaragua Mission Trip- January 25-29
We are still working out the details, but we do have the dates set for our next mission Trip to Nicaragua.  We will be headed to Nicaragua on Januray 25th-January 29th.
The cost will be $400/person which will include all transportation, food, lodging & boarder crossing fees.  If you are interested in joining us or would like to know more about the trip, please contact Pastor Lyle at    Space is limited, so sign up soon!!
How You Can Help…
If you are not able to go, but would like to contribute toward our efforts, please let us know and we can direct you on how to make your donation.  Our goal is to raise $5,600 to accomplish the following projects.
  • Building 4 houses- $600 each (total $2400)
  • Distributing 350 food bags- $2800
  • Donating 1 month of food for feeding center- $400
                                          Thank you!


  • WHEN? Tuesdays@10am-11:30pm
  • WHERE? Meetings are at the Watson’s home.
  • For more info contact Stacey or call 8706-7479


  • WHEN? Wednesdays @ 8:00am
  • WHERE? Come join us on Wednesdays 8AM at the French Bakery located across from the entrance to Best Western Vista Villas.  If you would like to come early and hang out over breakfast or coffee, several of us meet early at 7:30.
  • For more info contact pastor Lyle at or call 8868-0871

~ HOME GROUP– Playa Negra

  • WHEN? Thursdays @ 1:00pm
  • WHERE? Meets at the home of Mike and Keilyn Krepin.
  • For directions and further info, you can contact them at 2652-9270 or


Did you know that Tamarindo Church has a page where you can share your prayer requests with us.  On this page you have the option to have us keep your requests confidential, or to have us invite others to be praying for you.


CLICK HERE to check out the new page and submit your prayer requests.


Below is a WISH LIST of specific items needed for our ministry.  If you would like to make a donation toward any particular items, please let us know. Thank You!

  • Dreaming Big- Tamarindo Church has a vision for buying a property to build a future church on.  We feel that with a permanent location we are ensuring the longevity  of a church here in Tamarindo. We have a location in mind that is literaly the doorway into town and we would love to be able to put our roots down there. The total we are needing to raise is $80,000 for property and $100,000 to build.  If you feel led to participate in helping our church move forward on this vision, please contact Pastor Lyle.

If you would like to make a donation online, Click here for information on how to do that.  If you would like your donation to go specifically toward a wish list item, please email us to let us know.