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.
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..
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).
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
We have dinner together every Sunday that we meet – if you want to volunteer to make something one night, please let us know!
Skate Club- Wednesdays @ 4:30pm
***SKATE CLUB POSTPONED***
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
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 email@example.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 $5,600 to accomplish the following projects.
Due to Christmas Holidays…
weekly gatherings may be cancelled or changed.
Stay tuned for weekly updates.
~ WOMEN’S GROUP–
~ MEN’S GROUP–
~ HOME GROUP– Playa Negra
~ PRAYER REQUESTS
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.
~ WISH LIST ~
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. firstname.lastname@example.org