TC Update/Announcements- December 2015

Hello Friends,
November was a busy month here at Tamarindo Church.  This is the time of year that many of our seasonal residents and church visitors come down… so church has been pretty packed lately.  It’s alway great having you all here to worship with us.   Thanks for dropping in to say hi and to catch up with us.
Marriage Getaway Weekend
One of the big events in November was our first ever Marriage Getaway Weekend, which was a great success.  We had over 20 couples in attendance, and a fun and meaningful time was had by all.  There were delicious meals, fun activities, and the teachings were very practical for enhancing our marriages.  A special thank you to David and Terri Sumlin and to Connie & Kevin Bailey for blessing our community and our marriages.
Thanksgiving Gathering
In addition to the Marriage Weekend, Tamarindo Church also celebrated our annual Thanksgiving Gathering at the church.  Everyone pitched in by bringing many tasty desserts and side dishes…. and MAN was that some good turkey!  A special thanks to Alex, the Smith family, and the Page family for the extra help with set up.
2016 Pledge Drive
Thank you to all of you who have already responded with your pledges for 2016.  From our Stateside Partners, $25,700 has already been pledged toward our goal of $52,000.  We are half way there!  If you haven’t made your pledge already, please let us know in December.
From our local giving goal of $35,000, we have had $6,000 pledged.  We know that much of the local giving comes from weekly offerings at church that are un-pledged amounts… but if you are able to pledge a specific amount, this would helpful for us to know what we are working with financially for the coming year.  Thank you!!
Be sure to continue reading the announcements below as we have a couple of events coming up on the calendar that you won’t want to miss.  These include our..
  • Annual Sailing Day on the Catamaran-  Dec. 6
  • Christmas Eve Service- Dec. 24th
Thank you everyone for all of the ways you contribute to the life of Tamarindo Church.  We hope you enjoy a fun and meaningful Christmas season with family and friends.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
Matthew 1:23
Grace and Peace to you,
Lyle  & Stacey

Sunday, December 6- TC SAILING DAY
Get ready for a fun day aboard the Mariln Del Rey Catamaran.  There are only a few spots left, so if you are thinking of going, contact pastor Lyle to reserve your spot.   As it is every year, it will be a great time of fun & fellowship out in God’s creation.  Please make payment after Church this Sunday, or on the beach before boarding the boat.
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 Restaurant at 1PM.
Return: at Sunset… about 5:30.

Thursday, December 

24th- Christmas Eve Service
 Come Join us for a night of Song & Celebration.
All are Welcome
DATE: Thursday, December 24th
TIME: 5:30pm
PLACE: Tamarindo Church
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 December will be as follows
  • Sunday, Dec 13 – 5:30-7:30pm @ Tamarindo Church
  • Stay Posted on the TC Youth Facebook page for other impromptu gatherings in December.   
  • TC YOUTH Facebook
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

Due to municipality closing of the park, skate club is postponed.  Stay tuned for updates or contact Mike & Keilyn for details.
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!

Due to Christmas Holidays… 

weekly gatherings may be cancelled or changed.  

Stay tuned for weekly updates.



  • 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.