October 2022

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Your Mid-Month Timberlake Update

We are so thankful for a church sold out for the mission that God has laid before us! To Reach, Feed, & Release people to be the hands of Jesus. We have spent the past month gathering with one another and in mission for the community around us.

 

Scroll down to check out how God has been at work through the hands and feet of our people.

Together Night, October 2022

Pastor Brad, Lead Pastor

Letter From Brad McMullen

Lead Pastor


Do you know the story of the Exodus? We are studying it this month in my Bible Study Lifegroup. The Israelites were strangers in a strange land. Although they had lived there long, Egypt was not their home. So they prayed for God’s help, and God delivered them. God sent ten plagues to persuade Pharaoh to release God’s people from captivity and let them worship God in peace.

 

Although Pharaoh refused to release the people even after nine plagues, the final plague was the Passover. First, every Israelite household sacrificed a lamb (spotless and without blemish) and marked their doorposts with its blood. Then, when the Spirit of God came through the land of Egypt, every firstborn Egyptian was struck down, except for the Israelite households – the ones marked with the blood of the lamb – the Spirit passed over them and spared their lives.

 

Every year, even to this day, the Israelites eat the Passover feast in remembrance of God’s mighty acts of salvation. Near the end of his earthly ministry, Jesus gathered with his friends in Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. But this time, when Jesus took the bread and gave thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is given for you.”  The disciples must have been confused. He’d never said that before. What could he possibly mean?

 

Then after the supper, he took the cup and gave thanks, saying, “This is my blood, which is shed for you.” But wait. Wasn’t this the Passover celebration? What was Jesus talking about?

 

Maybe then it dawned on them… the disciples slowly made the connection. Jesus is the Passover lamb! A lamb without blemish, just like the law says… he is pure and loving and without sin. And the blood of the lamb will save God’s people. Because Jesus, the Lamb of God, will not only die, but he will rise again.

 

This is what we celebrate and give thanks for every time we gather at the communion table: Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

 

We are in a season where our denominational home feels a bit like Egypt. We have lived with United Methodism a long time – some of us our whole lives – yet it no longer gives life as it once did. The United Methodist denomination is dying, and it is splitting. But there is reason to hope! Join me in praying that God will deliver us, even as God delivered his people Israel, and that through the grace of Jesus Christ, we will discover the new life that the Lord has for Timberlake.

 

Trust in the Lord, for he never forgets his promises. And even as we work to feed our neighbors, in body and soul, God will feed us with the grace of his Son, Jesus Christ. In Christ, our future is bright!

 

Many blessings,
Pastor Brad

 

Mark Coleman at Together Night

Letter From Mark Coleman

Executive Director

Friends and Family of Timberlake, THANK YOU!

Thank you for coming to Timberlake.

Thank you for singing in the choir and band.

Thank you to our musicians who play each week.

Thank you for leading us in worship, reading our scripture text, and for your prayers.

Thank you for setting up and taking down chairs and tables.

Thank you for knitting gifts for those grieving.

Thank you for writing cards and notes to those sick and homebound.

Thank you for distributing meals.

Thank you for cooking, cleaning, and serving delicious meals.

Thank you for teaching and ministering to our children.

Thank you for operating our cameras and soundboards.

Thank you for giving sacrificially in tithes and offerings to support the ministries.

Thank you for loving your neighbor and greeting our visitors with smiles and friendliness.

Thank you for serving on committees and helping lead our church.

Thank you for keeping our computers working.

Thank you for serving communion and reminding us of Christ’s body and blood given for our salvation.

Thank you for cutting the grass and making our landscaping look beautiful.

Thank you for painting, building, running pipes and wires, and making things work.

Thank you for leading LifeGroups and Bible studies.

Thank you for living out your faith as ministers to others here at Timberlake.

For all you do, Thank you!

To God be the glory, great things He is doing – at Timberlake, through you.

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YTD New Members

70

YTD Baptisms

18

Pastor Brad, Baptism Sunday, Summer 2022

September Avg. 

Attendance 

Per Week - On-campus

437

Per Week - Online

541

Serving

176

PEOPLE SERVED AT TIMBERLAKE

IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Jesus told us to "Go into the world and preach the gospel to all creation". We do this by our mission: to reach, feed, and release people to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

LifeGroups

203

PEOPLE ATTENDED LIFEGROUPS

IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

At Timberlake, we understand that community with other like-minded believers is of the utmost importance. You’re invited to find a LifeGroup that fits your schedule and where you are in your walk with God. We are better together!

2022 Financial Impact

Year To Date

Annual Operating Budget - $1,100,00

What we received - $812,426

What we spent - $752,958

Students and Children 22%
Missions 26%
Worship 19%
Serve 16%
Congregational Care, Connections, LifeGroups 17%

Click the button below for our Timberlake Budget vs Actual Summary Report Through September 2022.

 

"We are having a great year of serving God in ministry and mission. God is bringing more and more people to Timberlake..." Click the button to learn more about Commitment '23 and how you can make your commitment!

MISSION SPOTLIGHT

United Methodist Men

During September, Timberlake's United Methodist Men (UMM) cooked and served over 100 meals for Park View Community Mission. This was a time of fellowship and helping those in the Lynchburg Community. Way to go, men!

 

The UMM meets a couple of Thursday mornings a month for a time of fellowship, breakfast, devotionals, and small chores around the Timberlake campus. If you'd like to be a part of this group, contact us at tumc@timberlakeumc.org, and we will get you connected!


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PEAKSVIEW HOLIDAY MARKET

Saturday, November 12

9 AM - 2 PM

 

Join us for our first ever PEAKSVIEW HOLIDAY MARKET!  This will be a time of shopping, food, and Christmas fun!  There will be handmade, vintage, baked, and upcycled items for sale.  Bring friends, or meet new ones, and enjoy a great morning together!

OTHER EVENTS THIS MONTH

Click the buttons below to learn more about other events happening this month!

OWLS
TOWN HALL MEETING
CHILI COOK-OFF
I LOVE MY CHURCH! SUNDAY
TOGETHER NIGHT
STARTING POINT
TREEHOUSE KIDS
STUDENT MINISTRIES
GRIEF HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
THANKSGIVING DINNER
CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
ADVENT - HANGING OF THE GREENS
OWLS

OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors)

OCTOBER 17 - 20  |  MISSION TRIP TO PENNSYLVANIA

Pray for our OWLS as they head to PA for a mission trip working at UNTO Mission Warehouse, packing food kits, school supplies, clothes, etc., and visiting the Sight and Sound Theater  to see “David."  

 

NOVEMBER 8, 11 AM  |  VETERANS DAY LUNCH

Calling all Veterans!  Come out and let's celebrate you!  This monthly lunch will have entertainment by our Child Development Center, and a great lunch.  All seniors are invited as we honor our Veterans.  Veterans, please dress in patriotic colors, your uniform, or a piece of your uniform. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

 

TOWN HALL MEETING
CHILI COOK-OFF
I LOVE MY CHURCH! SUNDAY
TOGETHER NIGHT
STARTING POINT
TREEHOUSE KIDS
STUDENT MINISTRIES
GRIEF HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
THANKSGIVING DINNER
CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
ADVENT - HANGING OF THE GREENS

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR ON NOVEMBER 6 AT 2 AM!

Letter From Makayla

Director of Student Ministries

As the season changes, so do many aspects of life; however, one thing always remains the same: The power of prayer. During the month of September, Student Ministries not only saw the impact of prayer, but we felt it in every section of our ministry. From student bodies joining hands at school flag poles across the nation to a local high school theater company bowing heads before their theatrical performance, there was a stance of boldness in Christ, and our students are hungry for more. That is truly the power of prayer!
 

This month, the Student Ministries calendar was packed! First, the return of Wednesday night and Confirmation class hit the ground running with the addition of our 9 AM LifeGroup where we are taking a deep dive into the book of Exodus. Next, Student Ministries had our Student Service Project Day, where students and leaders alike visited people in our community and helped package take-home care packages which were handed out on a Sunday morning. Lastly, Student Ministries had our first annual Fall Lock-In, and to say that it was a blast would be an understatement.

 

We can’t wait for October, and we cannot wait to see what God will continue to do in this ministry!

 

FROM OUR OFFICE MANAGER

JEN DAVENPORT

 

Happy Fall, church!

 

My name is Jen Davenport, and I am your Office Manager. The cool mornings, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes are all signs that Fall is officially upon us. Just as sure as the calendar switches to a new season, so, too, a new year of ministry begins. We are busy in the front office with phone calls, reservation requests, and scheduling ministries and events on campus. Here are a few things from the office that may be helpful to you: 

 

- Our facility use policy has some updates, so please be sure you read the full reservation policy and associated fees, which can be found on our website (timberlakeumc.org/request-event/)

- All room reservations for LifeGroups, parties, and events must be submitted online. 

- Office hours are 9 AM-12 PM, Monday - Thursday. Someone in the office will be able to take your call and assist you during these hours. 

- If you are interested in serving in the front office, please contact me. I’m looking for someone to help answer phones, receive guests, and do some light office work. So much happens behind the scenes, and if you are looking for a way to fill your day, I’d love to serve along side you. 

- Take a look at the Staff Bulletin board in the hallway next to the Conference Room. You’ll see photos , bios, and a few fun facts of staff members. Our staff works hard, and we want to ensure YOU know they we are. 

- We have an open bulletin board next to the staff board in the hallway. This will be a Ministry Spotlight area. If your church-sponsored ministry or LifeGroup would like to highlight your activities or an event, please reach out to me, and I can coordinate with you and your ministry.  Ministry is just not the busy front office, ministry is ALL of us working and serving together to glorify God. So in all we do, serve Him with your whole heart. 

 

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. 1 Corinthians 15:58

 

Serving with Joy -

Jen

Child Development Center

Here are a few updates on what is happening in our Child Development Center

 

Our preschool-age and school-age children will provide patriotic entertainment and an art show during the "Thank You For Your Service" event on November 8, hosted by Timberlake's Senior Ministry, O.W.L.S.  This will be an opportunity to appreciate and thank our active and inactive servicemen and women for Veterans Day. 

 

In November, we will support The Fillin' Station with Helping Hands Bags food collection. We are thankful and blessed to help others. Items collected benefit the Christmas Meal distribution.

 

Our 4-year-old plus class will visit the residents at The Summit on October 28 for some holiday fun!

 

We offer all-day-care to our Bedford and Campbell County school-age students during a scheduled school closing (FUN DAYS). Upcoming dates will be October 17, 18, 21, and 24. Students that attend these FUN DAYS participate in seasonal crafts, play games, and will go on a field trip.

 

The preschool's annual Costume Parade will be held on Monday, October 31. Family Members are invited to come to watch our infants, toddlers, and preschoolers have a parade wearing their Halloween Costumes.

Our mission is to reach, feed, and release people to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

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