June 11, 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:
Great News!
New Update
TCF is gathering this Sunday, June 14
View this video by Pastor Travis for details


All services will be combined and in the Worship Center
7:15 I 9:00 I 11:00

We will be live streaming our 11:00 service on Sunday.

Masks are recommended, but not required!
Sunday & Wednesday Service
Viewing Platforms

This Sunday's service will be recorded live at 11:00 Sunday morning. Wednesday service will be recorded live at 6:30pm. Also, you can click the any of the links below to find previous teachings.
Coming Up
Sunday, June 14

We will continue going through the book of Acts. Nursery, Children and Youth Ministries provided during the 9:00 and 11:00 services.
Wednesday, June 17

Join us this coming Wednesday in the Worship Center! We will continue our series in the book of 1 Samuel. The service will be recorded live at 6:30 PM and will be available on the online platforms listed above.   Nursery, Children and Youth Ministries provided.
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
Hiding From Grace

“But the LORD God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’ He answered, ‘I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.’” ~Genesis 3:9-10~

It was December. I had invited my best friend over for an afternoon of fun. However, on the way home from church, the clouds rolled in. By the time we made it up to our driveway, it was pouring rain. Rain was not in the plan for the afternoon of fun I wanted. What were two preteen young men supposed to do trapped in a house that was getting the floors worked on? We tried a little bit of this and a little bit of that but found ourselves with a cup of hot chocolate near our woodstove in an intense game of Monopoly.

My younger sister did not want to play Monopoly. She tried to play what many younger siblings like to play: A.O.S, commonly known as Annoy Older Sibling. This particular version was played by her running through the house, and our game, scattering pieces everywhere.

With my last roll, I had purchased a motel on Boardwalk. My friend’s piece was now lined up perfectly on the board…victory was as good as mine! Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my sister peek around the corner. She was coming in for another round of A.O.S. As I reached for the dice, she made her move. She stepped over my arm to continue through our game, and I tripped her. The satisfying flailing of the arms, the slow-motion of her falling, I knew the outcome. I had tripped my sister and saved my game. The sickening sound of her head meeting a concrete step was not in the plan. I instantly knew I had done wrong and wanted to hide.

I don’t think I need to address the guilt that we feel when we sin, but what about the lasting shame and condemnation of that sin? Let’s take a look at how God relates to Adam and Eve after they sin.

God’s grace is throughout the entire Bible; it is not just a New Testament thing. The same God who showed Adam and Eve grace after they sinned, is the same God of grace and mercy when He deals with you and me today.

Notice God seeks out Adam, “Where are you?” God certainly knew where Adam was, but he wants Adam to realize where Adam is. He is allowing Adam and Eve to admit their sin. Even though Adam and Eve initially blamed others, they did end up confessing, “I ate it” (Genesis 3:12-13). Confession is pouring your heart out in prayer to Him, admitting your failure, and then repenting from your sin. Repentance is turning away from sin. It is changing directions, getting back on the right track, and running from the temptation that ensnared you and running towards Christ, who freed you.

Many of us can admit our sins and can ask for forgiveness and repent. We stumble in believing the Lord gives us grace. What is grace? Grace is God providing for a need caused by our sin. Why would a Holy God pay for our sins? Why does God meet my needs created by my own doing? It is because He loves us unconditionally, with a love that is so contrary to our worldly standards. Do you know what is more complicated than understanding His love? It is accepting His love and His grace. I think a lot of us feel this. Like Adam and Eve, we realize we have sinned, and the best we could do is sew fig leaves and try and hide from God.

“The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:21).

Grace is receiving from the Lord that which we can never do on our own. When we don’t accept His grace and forgiveness, we are saying, “Your death is not sufficient.” Paul states in Romans 4:25, “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”

When we accept His grace, the cross of Christ cancels our debt against us, for as Paul says in Romans 8:1, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Therefore, let’s put on His garment of grace and get out of these silly-looking fig leaves. “…where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:20-21).

Learning to Love,
Garret Harrington
Take Note
MyTCF Account 
If you consider yourself to be a regular attender and member of TCF and want to create a MyTCF account, please go to trail.org and on the top right click, MyTCF login then, Need a login?  CLICK HERE  then follow the instructions. You’ll be able to view the Directory, your activities and donations and easily register for events. 

We'd love for you to upload and/or update your picture!

Questions?  jacki@trail.org /541.878-3501 ext 709
Up Coming at TCF
Family Camp
July 9-12
Camp is for all ages of TCF family and will be held at Willow Lake. For ALL details and to reserve a spot, contact Debbie Conley:
(541) 878-3501 ext. 700 or debbie@trail.org
Child And Baby Dedication Ceremony

If you would like to have your child dedicated, read the dedication brochure and if needed, please speak with Pastor Travis Connick. Register at trail.org (space is limited, deadline is when all spaces are full or July 5).

Questions? Jacki: 878-3501 or jacki@trail.org
Sunday, July 26 After Service

If you are ready to take this important step of faith, please listen to “The Obedience of Faith: Baptism" below, or request a CD. After a brief conversation with a TCF Pastor,
you may register.
To speak with a Pastor, call the Church Office at 541.878.3501
Global Prayer Answered

Thank you for praying for Bill and Ashley and family! They are back in the US from the Sub-Saharan. Continue to pray for:

  • Their future plans.
  • Good health and protection
TPC Baby Bottle Drive Extended

Pick up a bottle at TCF, fill it with your donations (money and/or check) then return it to the Church Office by August 26 or to the TPC Office at 2019 Aero Way #103, Medford, 97504. You may also make a donation at their webpage: https://thepregnancycenter.us/
Green Bag Update

There’s been a 60% increase in the need for food and a 75% decrease in food donations.
If you’d like to continue supporting the Eagle Point Food Project, donate at eaglepointfoodproject.com  or mail a check to: 
Eagle Point Food Project
P.O. Box 706
Eagle Point, OR 97524 
they are a non-profit 501©(3) corporation

For food pantries and updates go to accesshelps.org or call Access
(541) 779-6691 (Mon-Thur). 

Questions? outreach@trail.org/(541)878-3501 ext. 704
Box Tops for Education Update

Thank you for your contributions! TCF donated 6,300 points in 2019 towards school supplies for Navajo Mission Students. The Box Tops program is going all digital. No more clipping, just download the app and choose McKinley Elementary School, 1201 N. Butler Ave. Farmington, NM (hint, search by zip code 87401 ) then scan your store receipts. Check out Boxtops4education.com for details. We’ll still accept unexpired clips at the Church Office/Willingheart Window and mail them to the school. 
Men's Ministry
Men's Outdoor Prayer Breakfast

Guys, join us for a free breakfast and devotional prayer time with anyone of our fine Pastors or Elders. Donations accepted. We will be meeting in under the Pavilion behind the church.
Men's Bible Study

Our topic is usually on the previous Sunday's teaching. You can view/listen to Sunday services at trail.org, TCF Vimeo or Youtube. We meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Please contact Pablito for location!

Pablito (949) 246-9615 or pablito@trail.org
Children's Ministry
Dog Days of Summer
June 17 - August 26, Wednesdays

Wednesday evenings throughout the summer months, “Dog Days of Summer” is TCF’s ministry for children 4 years old through 5 th grade. Food is served at 6:35pm in the Pavilion, followed by Soccer skills training, and finishing with a lesson from God’s word. This all happens thanks to the hard work and dedication of volunteers like you! We need cooks, playground supervisors, and crowd control. Training is provided. Whether you can sign up for just one night or all summer long, we need your help!

Call Debbie at 541.878.3501 (or email debbie@trail.org ) to sign up for your available dates.

Note: Background checks are required for the safety of our children.
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
Celebrate Recovery
 Celebrate Recovery

Brothers and Sisters,
Praying that this finds you well. In cooperation with CDC officials Celebrate Recovery at Trail is closed for now, but we're holding a meeting by video conference, Tuesdays at 7pm.
I know that all of the local CR general meetings are closed until further notice. Please be encouraged that there are video's and testimonies available at the national Celebrate Recovery Facebook page and some on You Tube. We will post words of encouragement here and hope you will do the same.
Remember to call and or meet with your sponsors and accountability partners during this time. They will need it as much as you do and it's scriptural.

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25

Questions? Paige Winfrey 541.821.0459 or email CelebrateRecovery@trail.org

Area Events
Dear PBC Community,                                                                      June 4, 2020

Fall enrollment is open and we are excited to announce the launching of our first Bachelor’s degree – Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. The Fall 2020 offering of a baccalaureate degree is exciting for three reasons:

Future Christian Leaders Educated Here
Students can now stay in the valley and receive an excellent baccalaureate degree while staying engaged in ministry at their church and our community

Academic Value Increases
The academic value increases for PBC credits– both at the Associate level and the Baccalaureate level. PBC as an institution gains value in the higher education marketplace.

Positive Financial Impact
Students will not have to pay university level tuition and can potentially graduate debt free. Upon successful employment their degree increases their earning potential by approximately 40%.

As you can see, the step into four-year degrees will impact our Southern Oregon region for years to come and incrementally increase with each graduating class. Our philosophy is to add marketable programs/degrees as the needs of our region dictate.

We are open for Fall 2020 enrollment and plan to offer online and/or in person classes, maintaining COVID compliance. If you or someone you know may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, call for an academic consultation at 541-776-9942 or go Here to register.

Feel free to contact me or Stuart Boyer, our Chief Academic Officer, if you would like to chat about how Pacific Bible College might fit your higher education goals and needs in this season of your education.


Mike Robinson
President, PBC

The 2020 Golf Challenge , features a four-person scramble with 7:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. shotguns and banquet seating at 6:30 p.m. Be a part of a long tradition while helping thousands of kids throughout the Rogue Valley. Youth 71Five Ministries is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit Christ-Centered organization supported through the generosity of individuals, foundations and businesses like you.
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
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