TC Update/Announcements- October 2015

Hello Friends,
September has been an exciting month here at Tamarindo Church.  With the school year beginning, we kicked off our Youth Group and Kidz Club programs, and had a great turn out with many new kids involved.  In addition, we hosted a Comedy Night Fundraiser at the church last month, and it was a big success.  We had great food, great people, and great laughs together… and at the same time we were able to make a difference in the lives of people in need.  All income for the event was given to support the Las Playas Food Bank run by Valerie Eschuck, and toward the Mercies of God Men’s rehabilitation center near Santa Cruz.  Our goal was to raise $800, and we exceeded that amount by raising over $1,100.  Thank you to all who participated in the event to make it a success!!!  And a special thanks to those who served behind the scenes.
We’d like to bring to your attention a couple of important upcoming events that we think you won’t want to miss.
Marriage Getaway Weekend
Tamarindo Church is hosting a Marriage Getaway weekend on November 13th & 14th.  Being that  we don’t get many opportunities for enhancing our marriages down here in Costa Rica… we think this a great chance for couples to take advantage of.  One thing we can promise…. this event is going to be top notch! Don’t miss it!  There is limited space… so be sure to sign up soon.  You can read more on the event below, or to go straight to the website for info and registration, CLICK HERE 
Nicaragua Mission Trip
  In addition, we have our dates set for our upcoming annual Mission Trip to Nicaragua which will be January 25th-29th.  There is limited space on this trip… and these trips fill up fast. So be sure to register soon.  You can find more info about our trip by reading below.
Tamarindo Church Pledge Drive for 2016
We are at the time of year again where Tamarindo Church asks folks to partner with our ministry here in tamarindo by pledging financial support (or renewing support) for the upcoming year.    Our church is still in the process of being planted, and we still depend much on support that comes from past visitors and part time residents who don’t live here full time.  This seems to be the nature of living in a transient/resort community.   In the coming weeks, you will receive an email with information about our fundraising efforts for 2016, but for the time being, we ask that you prayerfully consider committing to financial support of Tamarindo Church in 2016.  We’ll be in touch soon.
Again, we thank all of you for the ways you participate in the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church.   Thank you for giving of your time, talents, resources… and thank you for your prayers. We couldn’t do this without you.
Colossians 4:3
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…


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.
During the weekend, couples will discover effective and practical ways to enhance communication, regulate conflict, and grow closer in intimacy the way God intended. Opportunities for one-on-one time are intentionally designed to promote the much needed alone time for couples – away from the busy and hurried rush of life.
There is limited capacity for the event,
so be sure to register soon!!!
go to our even website by clicking the following link.
Sunday, October 25th- Pizza n’ Hanging Out
Join us on Sunday the 25th 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, October 25th- Beach Baptism
Baptism is an act of obedience to God’s word that believers through the ages have followed.  Baptism symbolizes a person’s new life as a follower of Jesus Christ.
At Tamarindo Church, we do not perform infant baptisms, but “believer’s baptism”, as we see this as the pattern for baptism found in the scriptures.  In the early church that we see attested to in the book of Acts, when individuals came to believe, their belief was always followed by the act of being baptized.  This is what is meant by “believer’s baptism”.
If you are interested in being baptized, please contact pastor Lyle to let him know of your interest.  Also please plan to be at church on Sunday, October 18th as Pastor Lyle will be sharing a message on the significance of baptism.  Following the service on the 18th, there will be a brief meeting with those interested in being baptized… and for those who have questions.  The beach baptism event will be held on October 25th after our church service.  The baptism will be followed by gathering at Best Western, Monkey bar for fellowship and pizza.
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 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 September will be as follows
  • Sunday, Oct 4 – 5:30-7:30pm @ Tamarindo Church
  • Sunday, Oct 25 – 5:30-7:30pm @ Tamarindo Church
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
Kidz Club Tamarindo– 
NOTE:  No Kidz Club October 4th & 11th
Kidz Club meets on Friday nights from 5:45-7:30, Kidz Club rocks it for kids ages 5-12. Come join in the fun, games, activities, snacks, music and learn about how much God loves them. Great date night opportunity for the parents too!!! All kids are welcome:)
To stay up-to-date on the latest, please

Click Here

and “like” us on the Kidz Club FB page 
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!

~ WOMEN’S GROUP– Note- cancelled Oct 6th.

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

~ MEN’S GROUP–  Note- cancelled Oct 7th.

  • 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 doesn’t have the funds, but we do have the vision for buying a property to build a future church on.  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.