What's Happining

Capture a Moment:
The pastor's weekly update

(a weekly update by Marlin, our Sr. Pastor, regarding
church announcements and highlights from his daily life)

Church Office: 717.687.5118


2020 Timberline Bible Quiz Team:

All teens who are 7th grade through age 20 are invited to join the Timberline Bible Quizzing team! During the months of January-March, we hold weekly practices and travel to churches around the county on Sundays to have matches against other teams. This year we are studying the stories of Joseph and Esther! If you would like to be involved, please contact Liesl Knauer by December 8th.


2020 Marriage Retreat:
Save the date for the 2020 Marriage Retreat on March 6-8 in Ocean City, MD. The cost is $300 and a payment of $100 due by December 8th. There is a signup sheet at the information table.  The contact people are Justin & Meggan Tekely, Paul & Lydia Lantz, and Sean and Krista McDowell.


Guatemala gift bags & Tshirts:
The Guatemala Team is collecting t-shirts to make jump ropes with during their January trip. They can be old, stained, torn, holey, printed and any color in sizes child's large and up (the bigger the better). There will be a collection laundry basket inside the main doors for collecting t-shirts from now until the middle of January. Talk to Michele Jones if you have any questions.


 We're also making gift bags for them including a bar of soap, bandanna, comb, hair ties, and a dishcloth. We're still in need of 5 such gift bags! If you would like to help, please get the list of items and Ziploc bag to put them in from Phoebe on Sunday.


Christmas Bucket Offering: 

We'll be doing a special bucket offering on December 22 where we'll be collecting medications for the clinic in our village in Guatemala. The following medications would be appreciated (large bottles are fine, must be not expired):

- Tylenol and Ibuprofen (generic is fine) for adults and children

- Vitamins for adults and children

- Pepto Bismol, Tums

- Cough syrup for adults or children

- Antibiotic cream, Hydrocortisone cream

- Zip-loc snack bags.  

*Please note: Ranitidine is under a global recall. Please do not bring any for our bucket offering December 22. Instead you may purchase generic Tagamet, Prilosec or Pepsid. We will also accept maalox and rolaids.


Blankets of Love:

We will be collecting blankets and warm winter clothing for the Blankets of Love drive again this year from now until Dec 13th. The box for collection is inside the front door by the Communication Table. There will also be a chance to help with the distribution on December 21, 1:00-8:00 pm at City Gate Columbia. If you have any questions about the project, contact Steve Slaugh at 717-572-9296 / steveslaugh467@gmail.com.


Winter Baptism:
Everyone is invited to a TL baptism on Sunday afternoon January 12 at 4:30 pm. The baptism will be at the pool at the wellness center at Garden Spot Village. We encourage you to come out and hear their stories of faith and changed lives.  Light refreshments will follow in the Forge and Foundry Conference Rooms.


Kingdom Men Rising:
All men are invited to a viewing of' Kingdom Men Rising' by Tony Evens, on Sunday evening February 9. The movie will begin at 4 pm and pizza and table games will follow.


Shop with Scrip' Christmas Orders: 
If you are looking to buy gift cards this holiday season, consider getting them from the church's Shop with Scrip program! You can purchase gift cards from hundreds of popular stores in everyday categories including clothing, groceries, gas, restaurants and more. A percentage of each gift card purchased goes directly to TL. To browse the giftcards available, go to shop.shopwithscrip.com/Shop/Product/Browse. Contact Sherry Donnell at 717.725.4780 or Phoebe Nafziger at 717.951.9992 for details, or to place an order.


Connection Groups:

Connection Groups have started again for the fall! For information about the groups, you can check out the brochure here.  You can join any group at any time by contacting the Connection Group leader.


Bible Memory Challege:

Our new Bible Memory challenge has started and we're memorizing verses from Philippians 4! If you memorize the verses by Sunday, Dec 8, you can join the Ice Cream Party at 5:00 pm that day. You can find the verses and details here





8 – Bible Memory ice cream party at TL, 5:00 pm
8 – Marriage Retreat deposit due
8 – Fun Food and Fellowship CG after church
10 – Volunteering at OCC center, 7:30-2:30 pm
13 – Game Night Connection Group, 7-9 pm
22 – Christmas Sunday, cookies between services



12 - Baptism at Garden Spot Village at 4:30 pm



9 - Kingdom Men Rising showing at 4:00 pm, followed by pizza and table games



Elders' Prayer

The Elders meet monthly for a time of intercessory prayer for Timberline. If you have a special need or if you desire to be anointed, please contact one of our pastors and we will arrange a time for you to meet with us.

If you would like prayer, there will be a time at the end of each service where someone will pray with you.  The prayer box is open any time for you to write out your prayer requests and answers to prayer.


Announcements Deadline
Please have all announcements to Lindsay Putney
by Wednesday evening. You may email her at: info@timberlinechurchpa.com or leave a message at the church office, 717.687.5118 (voice mailbox #2).



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Strasburg, PA 17579


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