Operation Christmas Child 2018 is coming to a close.

It’s time to pack your boxes!

Operation Christmas Child is underway. For 25 years, Samaritan’s Purse has joined with people like you to help spread the Gospel by providing shoeboxes filled with useful and fun items for children in need.

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Want to help?

1. Go to: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/ to learn how to pack and label a shoebox.

2. Pick up a shoebox at Timberline Church (Timberline Road campus) or use a box of your choice.

3. Fill your shoebox.

4. Drop off your shoebox at Timberline Church (Timberline Road campus) by this Sunday, November 18th at the table in the mall.

5. Pray for the child who will receive your gift.

What happens once your shoebox is delivered?

You can follow your shoebox after you register your label online. Samaritan’s Purse volunteers will inspect the shoeboxes and deliver them to children in more than 100 countries. Once the boxes arrive, National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders on how to share the message of the Gospel through child-friendly outreach events. After the shoebox events, these leaders will also go on to implement “The Greatest Journey” follow-up discipleship program. As a result of your generosity coupled with these on-site leaders, boys and girls all over the world can grow in Christ and eventually share that hope with their friends and families.

For more information, please visit: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Orphan Care Weekend 2018

Wayne Tech

On Orphan Care weekend November 2014; Wayne Tesch, founder of Royal Family KIDS Camp spoke to Timberline and invited us all to participate in a very powerful mission to serve children in the foster care system.

We responded with a resounding yes, and over 500 of you stepped forward to be involved! Since then we have conducted 6 RFK camps that have served 220 children and included over 500 volunteers!

Well we’re excited to tell you Wayne is coming back! He is our guest speaker for our upcoming Orphan Care Weekend November 17th & 18th.RFK

Wayne will be sharing an encouraging message of thanks for all God has done to bless our Northern Colorado community with this powerful outreach to abused, abandoned and neglected children – you won’t want to miss it!

Second Timberline Team Georgia Bound

 

Timberline is sending a team to the country of Georgia to help remodel a permanent place for the local church to meet. The team of four men will focus on construction over a ten-day trip in which they will bring bathrooms up to code and set up other things, such as a stage, to help create more of a church building environment for the believers.

In light of the differences between our faith-friendly culture and theirs, our team can only learn more from the locals as they must be cautious in expressions of faith and simple gestures Americans have the liberty to take for granted. From our Georgian brothers, they hope to learn the power of relationship in spreading the Gospel, and they sit back in awe and watch how the nationals diligently and consistently follow the Holy Spirit into whatever place He may lead them.

Please pray for the mission team as they travel. They ask for protection and openness to life change. As well, they ask for strength for the pastors and families on site. They are excited to help with this new development in the lives of the believers there. They will return during the first week of August.

Quick Facts about Georgia:

  • Population: 4,928,052
  • Religion: Orthodox 83.4%, Muslim 10.7%
  • Language: Georgian 87.6%, Azeri 6.2%, Armenian 3.9% and Russian 1.2%
  • Ethnic groups: Georgians 86.8%, Azeri 6.3%, Armenian 4.5%, and other area countries 2.3%
  • Currency: Georgian lari
  • Population below poverty line:2%
  • Average temperature: 27- 91 degrees
  • Time change: 11 hours ahead of Colorado

Our Next Team is Arkansas Bound

Hillcrest Children’s Home, located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is a 45-acre campus filled with homey cottages set apart to redeem the fatherless and family through compassion in action. At Hillcrest, children ages 5-18, as well as graduates of Hillcrest and students in the court system aged 18 and over, receive balanced diets, proper clothes and medical attention to minister to their physical needs. Further, they receive a loving home environment, daily devotions, Bible-based counseling and regular church attendance to minister to their spiritual needs. They also have a college fund to help graduates pursue higher education after high school, if they so desire.

From July 2nd-8th, Timberline Church will send a team of 19 people, ages 10-80 years old, to serve in a variety of ways on the campus. First, they will assist the staff with light construction projects, such as painting and help with the basement remodel of a cottage for incoming interns. The team will also focus on building relationships. They plan to go to the local amusement and water parks with the staff, teens and kids for a couple of afternoons. And they also look forward to evening activities including individual time with each cottage to play games, tell stories, and share in arts and snacks. As an annual highlight for this trip, the entire campus will journey together to Little Rock, Arkansas, for a 4th of July celebration with BBQ, minor league baseball and, of course, a fireworks display. Finally, the team will round out the trip by hosting a “Minute to Win It” game for the entire campus, followed by an ice cream social on their final night there.

Please pray for our team while they are in Hot Springs. The kids at the Children’s Home often come from rough backgrounds, which can affect them at deep levels. Pray that our team can see the best way to show them love, direction and fun.

If you are interested in learning more about Hillcrest Children’s Home, please visit: http://agfamilyservices.org/ministries/hillcrest-childrens-home

What Can I Do?

Often when we see the great need to spread the message of Jesus, plus when we add in the vast size of the world, we can get overwhelmed into inaction. At Timberline Church, we are dedicated to take the Gospel to all the world and make disciples of all nations. We also believe that there is a place for everyone in the Gospel opportunity. From home-bound adults to brawny teens, from your local people-person to the one more confident behind a computer screen, we have a place for you in Missions.

Here are examples of current and upcoming needs on the Mission field, both locally and internationally:

Maybe Social Media and Computers are your thing:

Timberline Love Reaches needs a Director for Storytellers.

  • Storytellers is already staffed by volunteers who write blogs about all the missions—local and global—Timberline participates in. We need someone who can organize the writers and match them up with the individual mission events. Knowledge of social media would be a plus. Love Reaches has bi-monthly meetings.
  • If you are interested, please email lovereaches@timberlinechurch.org.

Perspectives needs help with marketing the January 2018 Class.

  • Perspectives is a joint venture between several local churches for the purpose of training mission-minded individuals during a 15-week course that will educate about missions—both the history and current events within.
  • If you are interested, please contact Nathan Hrouda at Summitview Church: hrouda@gmail.com.

Do you have a heart for people of special needs? Do you plan parties?

Night to Shine is looking for planning committee members.Night to Shine and the Tim Tebow Foundation will sponsor a prom for local teenagers with special needs.

Do you want to serve locally, but you only have a day to spare, or maybe you can serve sporadically?

SERVE Day is July 15th

  • SERVE Day is a worldwide movement of churches going outside building walls to serve their community in one day. Timberline Church, Serve 6.8, and 21 other local churches will participate in the Fort Collins area this year. Offered: bounce houses, music, food, health & wellness services, haircuts & a teen shopping spree.
  • If you are interested in helping with this event, you can find more information at http://serve68.org/serveday/

Serve 6.8

  • Extra help is needed since they expanded services to Sundays 12-2pm for handing out food boxes.  They are now located on Drake and LeMay, Serve 6.8 gives out food boxes stocked from donations by individuals and local establishments, such as Sprouts.
  • If you would like to help in this or any other way, please visit: http://serve68.org/

U-COUNT is always active and always needs volunteers in various areas.

  • U-COUNT works to increase awareness of global sex trafficking crimes as well as support victims and survivors of trafficking through global projects, domestic efforts and hand-craft-based marketplaces.
  • If you would like to help out, please find more information here: http://ucountcampaign.org/

Are you ready for a Missions Trip?

The weekend of July 15th-16th, the Timberline main campus will have a Short-Term Mission Trips mall table with information on all our 2017 Fall Trips.  Upcoming trips include:

  • Sept: Guatemala (still open for missionaries for this family-friendly trip)
  • Oct: Haiti and East Asia
  • If you’d like more information about any of these opportunities, please explore all our trips at http://www.lovereaches.org.

If you have a heart for missions, we have a place for you here at Timberline. Feel free to stay current on all that happens through Timberline by visiting www,lovereaches.org.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timberlinechurch.missions/

Twitter: @Love_Reaches

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/LoveReaches/

 

 

 

FREEDOM TOUR ’17 HITS THE ROAD

After months of training and preparing, FREEDOM TOUR ’17 is underway.

On June 4, eight cyclists sporting our spiffy new jerseys joined 7,000 of their friends at the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival in Castle Rock. They cranked a metric century (62 miles) through absolutely stunning–and difficult–terrain in the unofficial start of Colorado’s cycling season.

Elephant Rock was Act I. On June 10 an army of generous, smiling volunteers in bright yellow shirts sent 65 cyclists off on the One-day FREEDOM TOUR Prologue. Some cranked 60 miles around Horsetooth Reservoir, over Carter Lake, and back through Loveland. Others cruised 30 miles through the Fort Collins trails, along scenic Boyd Lake, and back through the urban beauty of the Fossil Creek Wetlands.

Sunshine, great company, good food at the end of the ride. Long lines of riders, laughter as old friends reunited and new friends became acquainted, and the general sense of mission in this amazing gathering.

And it all happens to support a group of precious children rescued from human trafficking.

We’re just getting started. FRONT RANGE FREEDOM TOUR blasted off on Saturday from Cheyenne. Cranking 500 miles in a week will be a great opportunity to come together, learn our stories, and get a little closer to God.

And then there’s the COLORADO MOUNTAIN TOUR. July 28 – 31 another team will climb more than 14,500 feet through Colorado’s most scenic terrain from Gunnison to Steamboat.

The FREEDOM TOUR is more than a bike ride. The people, the jerseys, the excitement, the cause…it can all be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we always begin with HELMETS UP, a reminder that it’s not our thing and we’re not in charge.

It’s a lot of fun, though. We invite you to follow along and experience some of the beauty and joy.

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Timberline’s First Trip to Georgia is Underway

In America, converting a house into a local church would be a basic construction job. As a matter of fact, on TV, a crew could come in, change things around and have the place revived, landscaped and redecorated over a weekend. However, in the country of Georgia, it’s not that simple. For one thing, the only Home Depot-type store is a 2-½ hour drive away. For another, hiring a construction company is an exorbitant amount of money for a 100-member congregation. Further, the local Orthodox church not only refuses to recognize Evangelical Christian churches, but it also condemns those who they consider a threat to their beliefs.

From May 29th-June 11th, Timberline Church sent its first mission team to Georgia, to assist a congregation and turn a local house into a functioning meeting area. With a goal of placing studs and sheetrock on the walls after insulating the traditional stone structure, the team will leave the area having given the local body a place to pray and worship all together.

Please pray for our team.  Anyone who has ever endured a construction job knows the importance of timing and will understand the necessity of having the correct materials. While Timberline’s team is on location, timing and accuracy will be even more important—a lack of screws means a 5-hour drive time to solve the problem; a delay of one thing before they arrive can mean an inability to complete anything in the short two weeks they are in town. Further, pray for protection over the team as they travel, and pray for protection over the entire congregation now and into the future.