September 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.

LifeGroup Rally, August 2022

Pastor Brad, Lead Pastor

Letter From Brad McMullen

Lead Pastor

It’s nearly fall!  This is the season for football, backyard fire pit gatherings, and pumpkin spice everything (have you tried the new pumpkin spice oil change?).  Kidding!

 

As the seasons change, I am reminded that part of the good news of the gospel is that we serve a God who does not change – God’s power and grace are the same, yesterday, today, and forever.  Amidst the uncertainties of life we can have confidence that the God we worship is steady, constantly loving, and full of peace.  The book of James puts it like this, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).  The sun rises, and the sun sets and the seasons come and go… but our Heavenly Father is forever the same loving Father he has always been.  Thanks be to God!

 

As we come into the fall season, our Timberlake ministry is as strong as ever.  Let me mention a few highlights.

 

Essentialism

The first two Sundays of October will focus on a concept called Essentialism.  Imagine what it would look like if we lived with reckless pursuit of only what is essential in our lives, and let go of our anxieties and fears about everything we feel like we’re “supposed” to do.  This is essentialism, which is the good news of the Bible for all of us who feel stretched thin, overworked, and too busy.  Join us as we talk about how to commit ourselves to the best things of God, and give ourselves permission to let go of everything else.

 

Together Night

Following the success of our first Together Night from September 7, we will gather again on Wednesday, October 5, for another evening of music, friendship, and good food.  Thanks to the many people who are making this ministry a reality.  We look forward to many more first Wednesday gatherings.

 

I Love My Church! Sunday

Every year we set aside time to recommit ourselves to the ministry of Timberlake and the way of Jesus Christ.  This year our commitment Sunday will be October 30.  Make plans now to join us for worship that day as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to us over the past year.

 

Dear friends, may the Lord bless you and keep you, this day and always.

 

With love,
Pastor Brad

 

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YTD New Members

44

YTD Baptisms

13

August Average Attendance 

Per Week - On-campus

390

Per Week - Online

574

Serving

139

PEOPLE SERVED AT TIMBERLAKE

IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

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

63

PEOPLE ATTENDED LIFEGROUPS

IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

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 - $732,321

What we spent - $674,511

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

MISSION SPOTLIGHT

Food for Thought

Timberlake volunteers continued to assist Parkview Community Mission, delivering bags of food to various community sites and schools during the Summer. We are returning to our weekly deliveries of approximately 85 bags to Leesville Road Elementary School, Tomahawk Elementary School, and Brookville Middle School. In addition, seven-pound bags are delivered through school counselors to students from food insecure homes to help provide food over the weekends. 


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Together Night

Wednesday, October 5

5 - 7 PM

 

Join us for Together Night! A hearty meal will be served, and we will have fellowship, music, singing, prayer, and a devotional. The meal service will be from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM. There will be no childcare during our TOGETHER time as this will be a family event. LifeGroups and choir will not meet during this time.

 

Our menu will be baked chicken, gravy, rice, broccoli, corn, salad bar, and desserts.  Chicken nuggets and chips are available for children under age 12.

OTHER EVENTS THIS MONTH

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

TREEHOUSE KIDS
STUDENT MINISTRIES
CONFIRMATION
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
OPEN HOUSE
LAYMAN'S FARMS
OWLS
CHILI COOKOFF
I LOVE MY CHURCH! SUNDAY
TREEHOUSE KIDS

TreeHouse Kids Wednesday Night LifeGroup

BEGINS SEPTEMBER 14, 6:30 - 8 PM, CHILDREN'S WING

Children ages 3 - 5th grade:  Come out to Wednesday Night LifeGroup!  This is a time of fun, friends, Bible study, activities, and missions!  This is something you don't want to miss!

STUDENT MINISTRIES
CONFIRMATION
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
OPEN HOUSE
LAYMAN'S FARMS
OWLS
CHILI COOKOFF
I LOVE MY CHURCH! SUNDAY

Child Development Center

 

Classic Cookie Fundraiser was a success! Thank you for being so supportive. We sold 579 boxes of cookies with $11,748 in sales. Each age group of children will benefit from new classroom and facility items purchased with the $6,000 we made as a center from this fundraiser.

 

Infant and Toddler Cuddlers Relaunch

Do you have extra time on your hands? Have a special place in your heart for infants and toddlers? Then, join us to rock and cuddle our infants. To schedule a "Meet and Greet" and to obtain more information about what is expected, please email Rebecca Jackson, Infant and Toddler Director, rebeccajackson@timberlakeumc.org. All volunteers must complete a background check to care for children.

 

Special THANK YOU from our School-Age children. Any children interested will be learning to crochet during this school year. Their mission is to make hats and other items to donate to needy people. We have had so many folks donate yarn and crochet hooks to help make this possible!

 

Our 4-year-old preschoolers will be headed to Johnson's Apple Orchard this month. We are excited to offer a field trip, our first one for preschoolers since 2019 (due to Covid). These children will learn about caring for apple trees and the process of making apple butter and will get to taste test a few things too! What a fun way to learn about a part of God's creation!

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

Letter From Makayla

Director of Student Ministries

Ready, Steady, Boom! In August, The Mill saw God's direct and divine impact on each area of the ministry and each individual's life. Student Ministries was ready to chase after God's will for our ministry while being steady in patience, and boom, something remarkable happened!

 

At the beginning of August, we had ten individuals come to our first Grindstone Event event at Mission House Coffee; by the end of August, we had forty students walk through our doors to hear the Gospel and have a blast! Student Ministries is excited to continue to be ready and steady for our students so we can boom together in Christ.

 

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