TC Update/Announcements- August 2016

Hey friends,
As we approach the end of the summer months, it is great to have everyone coming back to Costa Rica and back at church.  While it is great to travel and visit with friends and family… we are so thankful for church family we have here!   As we look ahead to the next couple of months, there are a lot of announcements… so be sure to read below and mark your calendars.  But before we do that, here are couple of highlights from the past month….La Cumbre Camp-
La Cumbre Camp is a youth camp located high in the mountains of Costa Rica where it actually gets surprisingly cold for being in Central America.  This was Tamarindo Church’s first time attending the camp, and due to conflicting summer schedules, we only had three youth from Tamarindo Church attend.  But regardless, the trip was awesome… and it gave us a great chance to check out what the camp was about.  During our time there we heard messages on Humility, Truth, Faith and Love, and I (Lyle) had the responsibility of leading a group eleven teenagers in bible studies and discussion groups during the three days we were there.  The camp was awesome… and we are hoping to return again next summer with a group of our TC kids.  For those of you who are early planners… the camp is for kids 9-18 yrs old, and it will be held on the first or second week of July 2017.Farewell to the Smiths

Last Sunday, we said farewell to Smith family who have been with us for the past three years at Tamarindo Church.  Derrick, Angeline, John, Miriam & Samuel have been a great blessing to us during their time in Costa Rica.  In addition to being good friends to many, this family has served behind the scenes in our church in many, many ways.   We will miss your kindness, generosity, hospitality and friendship.  Blessings to you in your new adventure!!

Thank you again to all of you who contribute to the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church in so many ways. We hope to see you next Sunday!

Lyle & Stacey


 Sunday, August 21st

Join us on Sunday the 21st 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.

Friday, Sept 2nd
is good for the soul.
Itailan Dinner
& Family Friendly Comedy.

Come join us for a night of dinner and a lot of laughs as we raise funds for two great ministries in our area.  Contact us soon to reserve your spot, and feel fee to bring along a friend.

Date: Friday, Sept 2nd
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Tamarindo Church
Cost: $20/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 over 60 local families… and toward The Mercies of God Men’s Rehabilitation Center near Santa Cruz. 
September 5-8th
Next month we will be headed to Corcovado, Playa Matapalo for our 2016 men’s retreat. The dates for the trip are September 5-8.  During our time there, we will be using video conferences from the 2016 No Regret’s men’s conference for our learning and discussion times together.  In addition… we will be getting plenty of “bro-time” in the surf, snorkeling, spearfishing and hiking.  Cost to attend is $225/person which includes all meals and transportation.  If you are interested in joining the guys for this trip, be sure to sign up soon as there are only three spots left.  Contact:  

Begins September 22nd

Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn how to make even the happiest family better.

Dates:  Thursday nights from Sept 22nd through Oct 20.

Time:  6-8pm

Cost:  $30 per adult ($60/couple) includes five sessions + dinner at each session.  If you need childcare, cost will be and additional $15 per child which covers child care & a meal for all five sessions

Payment: Payment may be made directly to Lyle or Stacey Watson.  Lyle’s contact is and phone is 8868-0871,and Stacey’s is, 8706-7479

Location:  Tamarindo ChurchLocation

Frequently Asked Questions: CLICK HERE

For more information about the course, please click the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link above.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Lyle or Stacey Watson.

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 meetiing. 2652-9270/
We will have extra skate boards, pads, and helmets… but if you have your own, please bring them.  We hope to see you there!
Starts again on August 16th 
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

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.


Tamarindo Church Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for……

that God would guide us in our vision and strategy for reaching and serving our community.MINISTRY TEAM
Thanks to God for raising up more people to lead and serve on our ministry teams.  Please pray that God would continue build a sense of unity and family  among our core church members.FINANCES
Thank you Father for meeting our needs this year through pledges and regular supporters!

That God would create a spiritual hunger in our community, and that we would see many come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Please pray for our Comedy Night Fundraiser, that we would meet our goal of raising $1000 dollars to support the local food bank and a local rehab center.

Special prayers for our Parenting Course in September that we hope will not only bless families, but also reach unchurched people in our community.

Please pray for safety during our trip, and that God would grow us in our devotion to him, our fellowship with each other, and in our roles as husbands, fathers and as Christian men.

We are VERY grateful for the donations that have been made so toward the property purchase and construction of a church and children’s ministry area.  Please continue in prayer with us:  1.  In thanks to God that he has given us an opportunity to secure a lot for a great price at a great location.  2. That the property would be freed from the lien against it.  3. If for some reason this is not the property God would have for us, that he would direct us to another property.  4.  God would continue to meet our financial needs for this project.

For spiritual wisdom and direction as we lead the church.
– For Stacey’s new job in real-estate… that she would find balance between family, ministry and work.

For meaningful times together and healthy balance between family and ministry.

Payer over our family and our Ministry Team.