TC Update/Announcements- September, 2015

Hello Friends,

Looking back on August, we had a great month here at Tamarindo Church.  One of the big highlights of the month was the Men’s Retreat that we took last week up in Nicaragua.


Men’s Retreat

The drive up was filled with adventures… like getting the full treatment from customs agents for bringing spearguns across the border (for fishing), and then an interesting checkpoint stop with the police.  But after a 12 hour trip that should have taken seven, we finally got to our destination.  But as road trips go, the time was well spent having great conversations about life and faith   … and that continued to set the tone for the rest of our time together.  Over the next three days that we were there, we watched several video talks from the men’s No Regrets Conference… which led us into time of discussion about what it means to be Christian fathers and husbands… and what it means to be faithful followers of Christ.  Thank you to those of you who were praying for us.  I (Lyle) couldn’t have hoped for a more meaningful trip for our men.  God showed up in our times together, we caught some fun surf, we all returned home in one piece… in less than 7 hours!!



Another highlight of this past month has been the influx of new families and individuals who have been coming to church.  So we’d just like to say an official “Welcome” to you all, and we hope that you find Tamarindo Church to be a welcoming spiritual home for however long you spend here in Costa Rica.  And for those of you who have been here in Costa Rica for a while, as you remember what it was like as you first settled into life in Costa Rica…. be sure to extend a welcome to the new faces you see at church.


Coming Up…

Be sure to read below for details on a few events coming up this month… particularly the Comedy Night Fundraiser to be held this Friday, our Kidz Club Kick-Off on the 11th, and our Pizza Fellowship which will be on the 20th this month.


Thank you all for all of the ways you support the life of Tamarindo Church.  Your prayers, generosity, and service are what keep Tamarindo Church alive as we continue to make an impact in our community.  Thank you!


You are the salt of the earth….

You are the light of the world. 




Grace and Peace to you,
Lyle  & Stacey

Comedy Night Fundriser- This Friday Night!
Laughter is good for the soul.
Itailan Dinner
& Family Friendly Comedy.
Date: Friday, Sept 4th
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Tamarindo Church
Cost: $15/adult, $5/child ages 5-11
Cost includes salad, dinner, dessert & child care for kids 5-10.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot!
All proceeds go to support Las Playas Food Bank that helps to feed 40 local families… and toward The Mercies of God Men’s Rehabilitation Center near Santa Cruz. 
This Sunday, Sept. 20th- Pizza Fellowship
Join us this Sunday after Church for hanging out, pizza, and a swim in the pool at Monkey Bar/Tamarindo Best Western Vista Villas.  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.
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, 9/6 – 5:30-7:30pm at Tamarindo Church
  • Sunday, 9/20- 5:30-7:30pm at 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– 
Kicks-off on September 11th!!!!
Welcome back everyone!!!  We will be meeting every Friday night 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
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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
More info:  Contact Mike & Keilyn Krepin
We will have extra skate boards, pads, and helmets… but if you have your own, please bring them.  We hope to see you there!


  • 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 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.