Local Opportunities to Pray.Give.Go

Is your time limited but your heart full with the need to serve the people around you? Are you interested in finding a way to serve our community all at one, single impactful time?

Then we have some opportunities for you coming up this summer!

crop_blood_driveJune: UCHealth Blood Drive

The weekend of June 8th/9th, UCHealth will park their blood donation bus in front of Timberline Church (Timberline Fort Collins campus) during all the services to make it easier for us to donate blood. This is a unique way in which Timberline lives out the mission to Pray, Give, Go. For every one blood donation they receive, UCHealth can treat, heal and often save the lives of up to three different donor recipients. Not bad for a 15 minute volunteer spot!

To participate, sign up yourself or your team here:

June 8: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548a4a82fa1fc1-blood435

June 9: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548a4a82fa1fc1-blood436

But don’t forget: before you go, remember to pack your photo ID, eat a good meal and hydrate!

July: Serve Day

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Saturday, July 13th, Timberline Church will join with churches and groups all over the world to share the love of Jesus through practical acts of kindness to our community. What we need most, though, is for the people of Timberline to be our eyes and ears within the community. Look around you and discover a neighbor who might need an extra hand with yard work or painting. Or maybe you know of a local nursing home that could use a little sunshine. Then, once you have targeted a service need, submit your ideas here:

https://timberlinechurch.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/1281/responses/new

Timberline’s Missions Office Team would be happy to help you bring this serving opportunity to a reality on Serve Day July 13, 2019.

If you would like to know more about Serve Day on an international scale, please visit:  https://serveday.com

Missions Focus ’19 Recap

Another proof that the Spirit of God is alive and working in all Christ followers is the presence of a single message that crosses culture, area, age, gender and any other boundaries humans may have. During Missions Focus weekend at all Timberline campuses, we had speakers come from regions all over the world to talk to us about what it means to live “Beyond Me”.

Living beyond ourselves means to realize that Christ followers live to advance God’s agenda and Christ’s cause. As a matter of fact, from Genesis to Revelation, we learn that God’s master plan is to redeem man to God, and His primary way to achieve this is through the work of His people. This means that all of us are called to pray. All of us are called to give. And all of us are called to go. Somewhere.

There are 3 billion people in the world who have no access to the Gospel. Now, in America, if a person is unreached but has questions of some sort, he or she can jump in a car, drive down the street and ask information of someone who has demonstrated Christ in his or her life. But, in a place of “no access”, people can find no place to discuss the calling of God in their lives. In both situations, we must have people who are mobilized to assist unreached people to find God. To do this, we must always pray for the unreached and those who will reach them. We must give to help with all the needs of local, national and global missions. And we need to be ready to move our feet to the place God sends us individually.

The people of Timberline have already demonstrated a healthy understanding of what it means to live “Beyond Me”. Last year, our church supported 109 missionaries around the world. This year, we now support 130! In a restricted access region, we have been helping to produce a Bible in their native language for years. We have already given $50,000 to that end, and we aim to gather another $25,000 to continue to move it forward. Through Business As Missions, we have partnered with a cafe in Eurasia to help them develop positive business experiences representative of Christ’s values. Here at home, we are partnering with Redeemer Lutheran to raise up a house for local people through Habitat for Humanity.

The point from Missions Focus weekend is that we can help unreached people wherever we are in our life. Sometimes we feel we should pray more, and sometimes we give more—of our time, of our lives. But no matter what, it’s time to invite people to meet Jesus.

What can you do?

Pray:

If you would like to pray for missions, please join us Wednesdays at noon at the Timberline Road campus for a brief prayer session over local, national and global areas. If you can’t be present at Timberline, you can also follow us live at noon Wednesdays on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timberlinechurch/

Give:

If you would like to give to help support our 130 missionaries and our local, national and global areas, you can:

Text: “Give” to 970-670-7863

Or visit: https://www.timberlinechurch.org/give

Go:

To find out more about all of our missions, including upcoming trips, visit: https://www.timberlinechurch.org/peaks/wego

Missions Focus 2019- Beyond Me

MissionsFocus_slide_1920x1080_WindsorThe Missions philosophy at Timberline Church is to assist our people in fulfilling their God-given responsibility to spread the Gospel locally, nationally and globally. Since missions is such an integral part of our church, all Timberline campuses will dedicate April 6-10th to Missions Focus activities.

We invite you to hear from some of our missionaries, learn about available mission opportunities and even enter for a chance to win a $1,000 voucher toward a short-term mission trip for yourself.

Check out the Missions Focus activities nearest to you:

Timberline Road campus:

  • April 6th/7th (Saturday or Sunday)
    • All service times: hear from a guest missionary from a restricted access region
  • April 7th (Sunday)
    • 6:00-8:00 pm: Missions Focus catered dinner highlighting Unreached People Groups (tickets $10; childcare provided for infants-5th grade with registration)

Timberline Windsor:

  • April 7th (Sunday)
    • All service times: hear from a guest missionary from a restricted access region
    • 11:30 am: catered lunch focused on Business as Missions and Unreached People Groups. (tickets $10; childcare provided for infants-5th grade with registration)
  • April 8th (Monday)
    • 11:30 am: bring a side dish to share for the Primetimers’ Lunch with missionary guests- Primetimers from all campuses invited!

Timberline Old Town:

  • April 7th (Sunday)
    • 9:30 am: hear guest missionaries Tim & Eve Austin
    • 11:30 am: catered lunch in which guest missionaries will share and participate in a Q & A session.

Also look for missionary visits to various life stage and small groups on April 8th, 9th & 10th!

For more information or to register for a ticketed event &/or childcare, please go to: https://www.timberlinechurch.org/peaks/wego. 

Mercy Ships: Bringing Hope & Healing

MS_Logo-Blue_PMS_NoTagMercy Ships informational meeting Sunday, April 7, 11:30-1:00 pm at the Timberline Road campus, room 205!

With only 2.5 physicians per 10,000 people in Africa (compared to 25 per 10,000 in the U.S.), Mercy Ships medical teams and mobile operating rooms are a literal Godsend to a hopeless people along the 1800 miles of seacoast on the western side of Africa. Mercy Ships maintains a crew of 450, which includes doctors, nurses, seamen, teachers, accountants, agriculture managers, dietitians, bakers, equipment personnel, engineers, counselors, chaplains, and all sorts of other opportunities. In short, the ship is a finely-tuned population of volunteers intent on returning value to people who have been told they are valueless due to simply-resolved health issues.volunteer-nurse-with-young-African-boy

Since 1978, over 92,000 patients have received life-altering surgeries for everything from cataract removals, which almost instantly cure blindness, to cleft palate surgeries, which almost instantly open breathing passages. Valued at more than $1 billion worth of surgeries in their 40 years, Mercy Ships does all of this at no cost to their patients through generous donors, volunteers and praying people like you.

If you are interested to learn more about Mercy Ships, Timberline has an opportunity for you to ask some good questions and get to know a representative for the organization. Come join us Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 11:30-1:00 pm in room 205 at the Timberline Road campus.

If you would like more information about this Christ-centered organization outside of the meeting, please visit https://www.mercyships.org

“60 Minutes” also highlights some key stories from Mercy Ships here: https://youtu.be/H4rmbcU9Jxo

Photo Credit Katie Keegan - Hospital Crew in front of the AF<

Photo Credit Katie Keegan – Hospital Crew in front of the AF<

 

U COUNT Spotlight Weekend ’19

crop_sm_UCOUNT_logo_CircleWorldwide, over 20 million people still live in slavery to the $150 billion human trafficking industry. When faced by such overwhelming numbers, it is easy to become paralyzed by the sheer force of the atrocities. How can one person matter in a fight against millions? In 2007, U COUNT set out to answer that question. As a matter of fact, U COUNT’s very fight mirrors Jesus’ path to changed lives: we take it one person at a time. That’s because every person counts in this world. He counts, she counts, U COUNT.

Over the past decade, U COUNT has brought needed awareness to government leaders in countries traditionally known to close an eye to human trafficking. U COUNT has also partnered with local anti-trafficking organizations in five different counties to support survivors and children of the trafficking trade by giving them a new way to support themselves. They developed an online marketplace that sells their handcrafted items. Since its creation, the U COUNT marketplace has sold $500,000 worth of products for its clients and has sent an additional $1.7 million through its generous donors.

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During the January 26/27th weekend, Timberline Church highlighted U COUNT and the fight against human trafficking with the theme: Change Their Story. We all have a chance to help someone in the world “Change Their Story”, whether it’s helping to redeem one of the 123 Colorado minors who were released locally or helping release one of the 20 million people globally, each one of us can make a difference in their stories. Here’s how:

#1 Please pray against the human trafficking industry and pray for organizations such as U COUNT who are on the front-lines of the battle.

#2 Encourage women all over the world in a new, hopeful business opportunity by shopping at the marketplace for handmade clothing, bags, jewelry, quilts and stationary: http://ucountcampaign.org/marketplace/

#3 See where you can volunteer your time, talent or treasure at http://ucountcampaign.org

 

The Sweet Shoppe

Over 10 years ago, the Timberline Women’s IMG_2104Ministry began hosting a bake sale for the Christmas season. We call it The Sweet Shoppe. This year, the goal was to raise funds to
support Royal Family KIDS camp, a weeklong summer camp for kids in the Larimer County foster care system. With each camper costing $500, it’s a big undertaking to fund those royal moments that demonstrate the power of love to as many of these kids as possible.

IMG_2102This year, at our Timberline Fort Collins campus, over 300 bakers, sellers and packagers came together the weekend of December 15thand 16thto produce and sell 2,000 cookies and 4,000 other sweets, including cakes, pies, cinnamon rolls, breads and snack mixes. Did you get a chance to buy any of your favorites? If so, you were part of an undertaking that netted nearly $5,000 for the cause! Talk about a sweet reward.IMG_2103

If you are interested in learning more about the Larimer County Royal Family KIDS
camp, please visit RFK website. But, equally as important, please pray with us that the families and kids who will receive these Sweet Shoppe scholarships can experience a life-changing week at camp.

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

 

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!