We hope you'll join us at Timberlake Church as we

celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas!

 

Scroll down for ways to celebrate!

 

 Three Christmas Eve Services

 Family Focused

 In-Person or Online

ADVENT SERMON SERIES

THE CHARACTERS OF CHRISTMAS

We hate to admit it, but sometimes the same Christmas story becomes a little too familiar, and we lose some of the awe and wonder we had when we first heard it.  It’s the greatest miracle in history: God becoming human, and yet it comes to us unexpectedly through the lives of regular people.  This Advent we will enter into the stories of these women and men so that we might see the main character – Jesus – with new eyes.  Join us as we discover again, as if for the first time, the good news of the birth of our Savior.

 

November 27 - Joseph

December 4 - The Shepherds

December 11 - Zechariah & Elizabeth

December 18 - Mary

December 24 - The Angels

 

Worship Services

Join us for worship as we celebrate

the birth of Jesus together!

Christmas Eve

3 PM

Join us at 3 PM for family candlelight worship in the Sanctuary. This service uses traditional elements while presenting the Advent story in an engaging and worshipful way.

 

You can worship in-person or online for this service.  Nursery will be available during worship for birth - 2 years of age.

Christmas Eve

5 PM

Join us at 5 PM for family candlelight worship in The Family Life Center.  This service has a more laid-back modern feel with impactful worship music led by our band and an engaging service for the whole family to participate in.

 

You can worship in-person or online for this service.  Nursery will be available during worship for birth - 2 years of age.

Christmas Eve

11 PM

Join us at 11 PM for candlelight worship in the Sanctuary. This late evening service is full of classic hymns and reminders of the coming King Jesus Christ our Lord through a moving and intimate time of worship!

Christmas Day

11 AM

We will have one service at 11 AM that the whole family can enjoy as we celebrate the birth of the King this Christmas!  We will not broadcast Christmas Day worship live. We want to allow our teams to spend time with and worship with their families.

 

Nursery will be available during worship for birth - 2 years of age.

New Years Day

11 AM

This Sunday, we will have one service at 11 AM that will be family focused and remind us of the new life we have in Christ as we celebrate the new year together in worship.  We will not broadcast New Year's Day worship live. We want to allow our teams to spend time with and worship with their families.

 

Nursery will be available during worship for birth - 2 years of age.

CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING

Each year we commit as a church to collect a generous offering on Christmas Eve that will go towards a specific mission of our church. In the past we have contributed to our feeding mission, to Puerto Rico hurricane relief, to community COVID financial relief, and various others.  This year we are excited to once again collect an offering that will go to missions of Timberlake. This year we will be collecting for all of our mission needs, not just to one singular mission. 

 

Here are four that are making an impact locally. 

 

Each of these missions are dear to our hearts as we, the Timberlake Family want to see the impact that the Gospel has in every person Timberlake’s ministries support. These are only a few highlights of the full scale of missions your generosity will impact.  Please bring your financial gift on Christmas Eve, December 24th, to any of our three worship services (3 PM, 5PM, 11 PM) and let’s see what God will do with our collective offering of sacrifice! 

ISAIAH HOUSE 117

LYNCHBURG

This mission provides physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement.

 

 

 

VALOR FARMS

ALTAVISTA

Providing a platform for returning healthy veterans to America through a renewed sense of community and camaraderie. Focusing on providing private housing, faith-based recovery & life skills programs, and meaningful natural outdoor settings is the heart of their mission.

 

THE FILLIN'

STATION

They welcome hungry neighbors while providing top-quality groceries in a friendly and safe environment. In 2022, they have already surpassed giving out over 100,000 lbs. of food to our neighbors.

 

 

 

HOPE FOR

APPALACHIA

Hope For Appalachia ministers to “the least of these” in the Appalachian mountains of KY, WV and VA.  This ministry provides school supplies and hygiene products through the gift of a Hope Box to children living in impoverished counties in the US. 

 

 

 

UNABLE TO ATTEND CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP IN-PERSON?  CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO GIVE NOW.  

Other Mission Opportunities

Here are some opportunities for you to give back this season!

Christmas Blessings

Make A Child's Christmas Today!

The mission of 'Christmas Blessings' was spurred out of the desire to provide Christmas for children that are in need. We know there are many children in our community who are food insecure every week. The opportunity to bless these children and their families with gifts for Christmas is not something we take lightly as a church! This mission has become a beautiful way to extend the love of Jesus and the season's excitement to the families in our community who may not have much to celebrate.

Park View Community

Taking Donations!

Park View Community Missions is accepting donations of toiletry items - deoderant, soap, etc.  You can place all donations in the Park View box located outside of The Mill.

Pecan Sale

Hosted by United Methodist Women

Order your pecans today!  Get that holiday baking ready!  United Methodist Women will be selling bags of half pecans ($12.50) and pecan pieces ($12).  Call Linda Muldrow at 434.221.6080 to place your order.  All proceeds will benefit local missions.

Toy Drive

For The Fillin' Station Neighbors!

We are collecting new or gently used toys for our neighbors at The Fillin' Station.  Deadline to donate is December 19.  You can drop off at the Children's Welcome Area (label it "Toy Drive") or give to Tara Scruggs.  Reach out to Tara Scruggs for more details, at 571.218.0642.

EVENTS

Come and enjoy the season!

Gingerbread Competition

Virtual Program!  Deadline to vote:  December 9

It's the return of our online church-wide gingerbread exhibit and competition!  Please vote for your favorite exhibit.  All money collected will benefit our 'Christmas Blessing' mission, providing Christmas gifts for our surrounding school children.  You can also enter a creation in this competition.  Click button to learn more.

Children's Christmas Program

Sunday, December 4

Come out and support the children of Timberlake!  They will be showing their Christmas program during our Sunday morning worship services! 

Progressive Dinner

Student Ministries, Grades 6 - 12

Sunday, December 4, 5 - 9:00 PM

Students:  Join us for our annual progressive dinner.  The bus will leave Timberlake at 5 PM, and you will arrive back at 9 PM.  Please click the button to register to attend.

Child Development Center

Preschool Age Christmas Program - The Nativity Story

Thursday, December 8, 6 PM & 7 PM

Come out and support our Child Development Center's Preschool-Age Christmas Program. This will be a time of fun, family, and excitement!  We will have two showings, with different ages and each performance.  In addition, you are invited to stop by the coffee bar following the performance for fellowship, Christmas treats and photo opportunities. Doors will not open until 15 minutes before each performance.

Movie Marathon

Friday, December 9, 5 PM - 12 Midnight

Students Grades 6 - 12: It's a Christmas MOVIE MARATHON! Come for a time of movies, fun movie-themed food, friends, and more! So bring your cozy and warm PJs (family-appropriate) and a blanket!

Tacky Sweater Sunday

Sunday, December 11

Pull out those tacky Christmas sweaters, socks, suits, shorts, and shirts!  Come in your worst Christmas garb as we kick off this Christmas season.  For those worshipping at home, please participate and post photos to our Facebook group on December 11.  Let's have some fun!

O.W.L.S. Christmas Lunch

Senior Ministries

Tuesday, December 13, 11:30 AM

OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors):   Let’s celebrate Christmas together!  We will have lunch at Charley’s (707 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502).  You will be responsible for the cost of your lunch.

Traditional Choir Cantata

"A Thrill of Hope"

Sunday, December 18, During 9 AM worship

Come out for a morning of carols, worship choruses, beautiful narration, and Christmas songs that tell the incredible story of hope that came to earth as a baby. By focusing on the beauty of God's word incarnate, our thrill of hope will burn bright again.