Tamarindo Church Update/Announcements- Dec 2016

Hey Church family & friends,
Here we are at the beginning of December with high-season just around the corner for Tamarindo.  It’s been pretty amazing to see how many folks we’ve had in town in November.  And if this is any indication of what the coming months we be like, we anticipate a lot of new visitors at church this year.

This past month of November was a month of thanks, and of compassion.  It was a month of thanks, as we gathered as a church family to celebrate Thanksgiving together.

As we gathered, we took time acknowledge God’s goodness in our lives over the past year, and to give Him thanks.  We shared some wonderful turkey and sides and desserts brought by our guests.  And we also had some good laughs with games of “Minute to Win It”, and the Family Fued.  Crazy enough, Thanksgiving day was the day that Hurricane Otto hit Costa Rica.  Fortunately we decided to move our Thanksgiving meal to an earlier time in the day,  and we were out of there before any rain or winds came.  Thanks to all who pitched in to make for a delicious Thankgiving meal!

On the other hand… as I mentioned… November was also a month of compassion.  In the days following the Hurricane, we began to hear stories of severe flooding in the mountains of Costa Rica.  In response, we mobilized a team of folks from our church to bring food, rice cookers, shovels and wheel barrows, up to a church in Upala.  Following the flooding, the church had become a relief distribution center for the community.  We were also able to help people clean up their homes after the flood.  Thank you to all who contributed toward and participated in this effort.

2017 Annual Pledge Drive Update
Thank you to all of you who have already made your pledges for 2017.  We are off to a great start with $32,000 already pledged!  Your giving is what allows us to continue serving and reaching the people of our community and those travelling through.  Thank you for your generosity toward Tamarindo Church.
While our Budget for 2017 is $106,000 , our goal is to raise $70,000 in pledges.  With $32,000 already pledged, this means that we are $38,000 away from reaching our goal.  As for the remaining $36,000 that will get us to $106,000 , we estimate that this amount will be met through our Sunday offerings and unforeseen gifts throughout the year.  Please continue to pray with us that God would meet our financial needs for the coming year!
If you are planning to make a pledge but have not yet done so, please let us know your pledge amount by the end of December as this will help us to have a better idea of where we stand financially going into 2017.

Thanks again to all of you for the many ways you contribute to the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church.  Blessings to you and your loved ones as you celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas together.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son,
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

Lyle & Stacey


Re-scheduled for Sunday December 11th

Due to poor weather conditions, our Sailing Day has been postponed to this coming Sunday.  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 contact Steve Page at tamarindochurch@gmail.com
  • Date:  Sunday, December 4th 
  • 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.

Saturday, December 24th.

Come join us for a night of Celebration at Tamrindo Church.
We hope to see you there!
Please note:  There will be no Sunday Worship Services on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th…. or on New Year’s Day, January 1st.
In consideration of people’s time spent together with family on Christmas Day, there will be no worship service held on Sunday, December 25th.  Please join us to Celebrate Christmas the night before… Saturday night on Christmas Eve.

In addition, Pastor Lyle and family, and a number of our staff and volunteers will be out of town on Sunday, January 1st.  Because of this we will not be gathering for worship on New Year’s Day.  We apologize for any inconvenience to those who would like to be at church on New Years Day.  For those who wish to gather for worship, we encourage you to participate in Beach Community Church’s New Year’s Day service.  Click Here to go to the Beach Community Church Facebook Page for more information and directions.

Nicaragua Mission Trip- January 23-27
Yes… we are headed back up to Nicaragua to help local churches and the community in Tipitapa.   The dates are set, and our trip will be from January 23-27.    
The cost will be $425/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 lyletamarindo@gmail.com.    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 $5,800 to accomplish the following projects.  If you’d like to contribute toward these projects, please contact pastor Lyle for information on how you can make your donation.  lyletamarindo@gmail.com

  • Building 4 houses- $650 each (total $2600)
  • 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 staceycostarica@gmail.com
or call 8706-7479
~ MEN’S GROUP–  New Time & Place
WHEN? Wednesdays @ 8:00am
WHERE? Come join us on Wednesdays 8:15 AM at Pastor Lyle’s hom.  If you would like to come early and hang out over breakfast or coffee, several of us meet early at 7:45.
For more info contact pastor Lyle at lyletamarindo@gmail.com 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.

Thanks thanks to God for our staff and volounteers who serve in many roles in the church.  Please pray that God would continue build a sense of unity and family among our core church members.

Please pray to our Father that he would meet our needs in the coming 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 that our church members would be salt and light in the community to those who are not saved.

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 job in real-estate… that she would find balance between family, ministry and work.  And that she would make enough to cover our children’s school tuition.

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

Prayer of spiritual protection over our family and our church Ministry Teams…. guarding us from anything that causes disunity and divisiveness.