January 16, 2020
Welcome to this week's edition of TCFinTouch
The e-newsletter of Trail Christian Fellowship

As followers of Jesus, we meet throughout the week for worship, prayer, Communion, Bible study and fellowship. Our overall mission can be summed up as:
Coming Up
Sunday, January 19
Come worship with us this Sunday at 10am. Pastor Rick Booye will continue our series on The Light of the World. Children's and Youth ministries meet at the same time in their respective locations.
Wednesday, January 22
Join Pastor Travis in the Fireside Room next Wednesday evening as we continue our series through Galatians. 
Service begins with worship at 6:30pm.
Children's ministries are at the same time. 
Youth Programs
Our Sunday morning service has programs for
children and youth through 12th grade.

AWANA is for kids age 3 through 6th grade.
We meet in the Youth Center on Wednesday nights from 6:15-8pm
Nursery and Children's Program for 0-2 years old.
Middle School and High School students meet in their respective locations.

Debbie Conley (Nursery-grade 5): 541.878.3501
Nate Bailey (High School): 541.951.6952
Recent Teachings
Missed a message, or just want to hear it again? Visit the sermon audio archive and catch up on our studies, with the most recent sermons at the top.
From Our Pastors
God’s Navigation System 2020 

“When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God... you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have not been this way before.” Joshua 3:4  

I had just returned from a whirlwind trip to Portland where I did some training, and as with any trip to an unfamiliar place, I depended heavily on my google maps and navigation system to get me to the right destination. 

When travelling to the unfamiliar in traffic, on one-way streets, among manic drivers and crowds of pedestrians, it is a relief to know that the navigation system can predict and see that which you cannot. Most times it will lead you to your destination at the very minute it foretold. 

Just a sidebar, on a rare occasion google maps does get it wrong! 

I was traveling in another unfamiliar area in Oregon where there was a maze of country roads punctuated with twists, turns, pastures, vineyards and bridges. 

I had been to that particular destination once before and the terrain wasn’t recognizable from my last trip, but I blindly followed the instructions from my faceless co-pilot (who I affectionately call “Schwaneeka”). To my shock I was led to an abandoned boat ramp staring at a river, not a soul in sight. 

When the Israelites finally ended up facing the raging Jordan River after wandering around the wilderness for forty years, their leader Joshua (the Hebrew name for Jesus) had very specific instructions for them to follow:  “…As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it… in order that you may know the way you shall go, for you have not passed this way before”   Joshua 3:3-4.

Not bad advice coming from the voice of their commander Joshua who represents our Lord and Savior Jesus. Consider also that the ark housed the stone tablets of God’s commands which specified His will, and a jar of manna which highlighted His provision. 

This is God’s navigation system for his people when they travel to unknown regions where there are intimidating giants, temptations, warfare, and foreigners who not only don’t want you there but will do anything to destroy you and your faith (if it were possible). 

I love the phrase “ in order that you may know the way you shall go, for you have not passed this way before." I mean, how practical can you get? We, in our one-dimensional finite state, don’t even know what’s around the next bend of our life.  

But like the satellites above that detect every detail on the planet then transmit that data to our navigation system, our omnipotent and omnipresent God sees everything and is everywhere. 

How foolish would we be to enter a new year, new relationship, new experience or new anything without fixating our eyes on His Word, ability to provide and Lordship over our lives? 

We have never been this way before, but He not only knows what’s going to happen, He is the one who has specifically carved out our route, destination, estimate arrival time and knows everything that is going to happen between now and then. 

What is there to figure out or worry about concerning our tomorrows? 

All we have to do is keep our eyes on Him, devour His map of truth, and trust that He knows where He is taking us. And like Schwaneeka, He NEVER misleads us or makes mistakes! 

Happy New Year 

Bill Gallagher

Thank you from the Pastors and Staff!
We appreciate all your kind words of encouragement, notes, prayers, gifts, meals and goodies. May the Lord continue to provide you and your family with much insight and joy as you study His Word with us. 
Take Note

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Lost and Found
Lost and Found items will be donated at the end of January. Most found items are kept at the Information Counter. Lost Bibles are put on the wall rack in the Worship Center. Kids items are located in the Children’s Ministry Office in the Youth Center. Unclaimed items are donated frequently. Jacki: 541.878.3501 or jacki@trail.org

Praying the Scriptures

We meet Sundays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Adult Classroom. Anyone is welcome to attend, come regularly or when you can. We read a selected passage, discuss how it teaches us to pray and then spend time praying through that selected scripture for those in need, for our community and the for the nations.

Prayer Ministry Director, Darrel Wiltrout: 541 . 865.7716 or wiltrout@trail.org
Galatians: Paul's Manifesto
Wednesday, January 22

Join Pastor Travis on Wednesday evenings for a series through the book of Galatians.
6:30-8pm in the Fireside Room.
Vertical Marriage
January 30 - February 27

Practically work towards a vibrant marriage built on a foundation of active faith. Sessions consist of a video, discussion and workbook. Held Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm in the Fireside Room. Cost is $20 per couple. Child care available.

Ben and Teresa Wewerka: 541.826.7489
Evening Worship
Sunday, February 2

One hour of worship and Communion at 6:30pm in the Fireside Room. Child care available.
Global Outreach Prayer
Monday, February 3 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Meet to pray for TCF supported partners and outreaches.
Adult Classroom. All are welcome. No child care.
Sunday, February 9 at 12pm

Trail Christian Fellowship hosts several Baptisms each year. The next one is Sunday, February 9th. If you are ready to take this important step of faith, please listen to “The Obedience of Faith: Baptism, or pick up an audio CD from the Willingheart window in the foyer following any Sunday service. After a brief conversation with a TCF Pastor, you may register.
To speak with a Pastor, call the Church Office at 541.878.3501
TCF's 40th Birthday Celebration
Sunday, February 23 at 6:30 in the Worship Center

You're invited to a birthday party! TCF is turning 40 and we're celebrating with food and fellowship as we reflect on God's faithfulness through stories from lives touched by His work through 40 years of Trail Christian Fellowship history.

There is no charge, but please register.
Child care up to 5 years old with advanced registration.
Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway at Sunriver
March 6-8

This getaway is a fabulous weekend at beautiful Sunriver resort. It'll provide encouragement, hope and practical tools to help build and grow your marriage. Hotel cost is separate.

Register at weekendtoremember.com

Half-price off conference ONLY when you register Jan. 6-27 and use group name: TCFMarriageMinistry

$100 discount Jan. 27 and AFTER if you use the same group name.

Ben or Theresa Wewerka: 541.826.7489
Green Bag Day

Bring your bag to the food pantry box in the foyer near the Information Counter on or before Sunday, February 2.

The Green Bag Drive collected about 1,025 lbs. of food with donations from TCF in 2019. Thank you to everyone for helping us to provide food to local families.

Pastor Kellen: 541.878.3501 or outreach@trail.org
Men's Ministry
Women's Ministry
Single Ladies' Dinner
Monday, January 27

The Single Ladies monthly dinner is a great time to come together with our sisters in Christ and share a home cooked meal. It's a wonderful time sharing food, fun and fellowship. Held in the Fireside Room from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. No sign-up, just show up! All ladies are welcome.
Church Office: 541.878.3501
Mom's Group
Tuesday, January 28

Moms and moms-to-be are invited to connect with other moms and children that are in the same phase of young family life. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the school year,*
9-11am in the Youth Center Great Room. We share a brunch breakfast, teaching, and great fellowship. Children are welcome to participate, and childcare is available. Pick up a calendar in the Nursing Mom's Room.
Contact Debbie Conley for more information: 541.261.2605
 *During the summer months, the Mom's group still meets at private homes.
Women’s Bible Study
For our Spring study, Janis Rubus will teach through the Gospel of John chapters 13-21. We will meet Friday mornings February 7 - March 27 from 9-11:30am in the Fireside Room. Cost is $10. If you’re paying with cash or check, please still register. Child care available for nursery – 6th grade.
Church Office: 541.878.3501
Children's Ministry

AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love, and serve Him. AWANA is for kids age 3 through 6th grade. Register in the Sunday School foyer Sunday through Thursday, or click the link below to download documents to fill out and bring in to the Children's Ministry Office. Let us help your kids and grand-kids hide God's Word in their hearts, Wednesdays at 6:15pm. 

Debbie at 541.261.2605 or debbie@trail.org
Prayer Warriors by Email
If you would like to be a regular part of praying for the Children's Ministry and receive an email prayer letter periodically to keep up with what God is doing with the next generation, email debbie@trail.org to get on the list. This will be a blind copy email and your email address will not be shared with others.
Debbie Conley: 541.878.3501
Trail Life USA

Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program for boys and young men ages 5-17. TCF’s Trail Life troop meets every other Thursday from
6:30-8pm during the school year. For more information about the Trail Life USA organization, click  HERE .
  • For TCF’s Troop Information, and to confirm meeting times, contact Matthew Paradela: 541.625.0359

Our next meeting is Thursday, January 23 from 6:30-8pm at TCF.
American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is a faith-based character building program for girls ages 5-18. Girls learn leadership and team building skills while growing spiritually. TCF’s AHG troop meets every other Thursday from 6:30-8pm during the school year.
  • For Trail Christian Fellowship Troop information and to confirm meeting times, please call Karrie Hovis at 541.951.3135 or email ahgroguevalley@yahoo.com 
  • For more details about the American Heritage Girls organization, click HERE.

Our next meeting is Thursday, January 23 from 6:30-8pm at TCF.
Celebrate Recovery
 Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-Step program that helps participants live fuller lives by breaking the chains of addiction. Join us at 6pm every Tuesday for dinner and fellowship, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Celebrate Recovery is for any and all who struggle with addiction, abuse, hurts, habits, or hangups.
If you have questions or need child care, call Paige Winfrey 541.878.3501 or send an email to  celebraterecovery@trail.org . You can also keep up with Celebrate Recovery on our  Facebook  page.

Area Events
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Pacific Bible College is looking for a Spanish teacher.
Redemption Ridge is looking for Care Specialists to work directly with the girls at Grace House. This is an amazing opportunity to affect the lives of hurting teenage girls. The job is located in the upper Rogue area. For more information please call Redemption Ridge 541.816.4415 or email kirsten@redemptionridge.org .
March for Life 2020
Sunday, January 26

You are welcome to join Josephine County Right to Life in their annual March for Life
to commemorate the Roe v. Wade ruling for abortion in 1973 and the over 60 million
child victims.

January 26, 2020
Josephine County Courthouse - 6th and B Streets
Gather at 1pm - March starts at 1:30pm
The Rally is at 2:15pm at Riverside Park in the main pavilion after the march

No RSVP necessary

Allison Williams: 541.787.0727
Connecting with the Community
2019 was a year of amazing growth and ministry here at The Pregnancy Center and we are so excited for what God is doing in our community and the place He has called us to rise up and meet the needs of women in crisis. We find ourselves in need of fellow sisters and brothers in Christ who feel a calling to step into ministry to these same women and we have three volunteer opportunities that need to be filled as quickly as possible.

First, we are in need of women who would be willing to be trained to be mentors in our office. This position is a once a week commitment for a minimum of 3 hours on the same day each week. We would provide training for you to learn how to take your assigned clients through the Earn While You Learn program. This education program covers everything from pregnancy related information, through parenting infants and life skills. This program is an invaluable tool for our clients as they learn to create healthy lives and healthy families.

Second, we are in need of women to be mentors on our Mobile Medical Unit. This position would also be a once a week commitment for 3 or 4 hours. We would train you to assist the nurse with greeting clients as they enter the van for medical services, helping with the intake process and being the “observer” during ultrasound procedures. This is a vital position that allows the nurses the freedom to focus on the tests, procedures and interventions.

Third, we are looking for people (men or women) who are willing to be trained as Sidewalk Advocates. Sidewalk Advocates are instrumental in directing clients to the Mobile Medical Unit and the life-affirming services of The Pregnancy Center in a peaceful, prayerful and legal way. Clients who might otherwise choose abortion at our local abortion provider. This 5 hour training will happen on Saturday, February 1 st from 9am – 3pm and will give you all the tools you need to reach the hearts of women so they can confidently choose life.

If you feel an interest or calling to be involved in this pro-life, pro-woman, pro-family work please give our office a call to learn how to get started right away. 541.772.1921

Beth Sheets
Executive Director
If you've been hunting for small group fellowship and Bible study, check our website. There's no better opportunity to reach out and connect with brothers and sisters. Pastor Travis: 541.878.3501 or travis@trail.org
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