February 25, 2021

Welcome to TCFinTouch!
The e-newsletter of
Trail Christian Fellowship

Service Times

Sundays at 9am and 11am in the Outdoor Pavilion

  • Children and Youth Ministries Available at both Services
  • Services are Simulcast to the Indoor Worship Center*
  • Services are Livestreamed on trail.org, YouTube, and Facebook

Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Outdoor Pavilion

  • Awana, Children and Youth Ministries Available
  • Service is Simulcast to the Indoor Fireside Room*
  • Service is Livestreamed on trail.org, YouTube, and Facebook

*Masks are required for indoor venues

*Please join the TCF family online if you are not feeling well*

*Winter Weather is Here!*
3 ways to stay informed on how winter
weather conditions affect TCF!

Check trail.org for updates, "Like" us on Facebook to see TCF posts in your timeline, or if you have a MyTCF account, download the Church Life phone app to receive push notifications directly to your cell phone.

Take Note:
MyTCF and the Church Life app will be down for maintenance tonight
Thursday, February 25th from 8pm – 1am
(Times may Vary)

Bear with us!
TCF is installing a new campus-wide telephone system. Thank you for your patience as we work through the inevitable bugs, kinks, and hiccups. Any message will be returned as soon as possible!
From Our Pastors
Where Has God Placed You?

“You sold me here, but you didn’t send me here” (Genesis 45:5-8)
               
What is your placement or lot in life? Where has the Lord led you and where have you ended up? Are you at the spiritual or geographical place that you ever expected to find yourself? What is God doing and why has He brought you to these specific circumstances in life?

In the above verses, it sounds like Joseph is talking out of both sides of his mouth when he disclosed his identity to his brothers. What does he mean? It sounds like it should be “either/or.” Did his brothers send him to Egypt or did God send him there? How could it be both?

How could Joseph interpret the violent hands of his murderous brothers and God's hands who would lead him to Egypt as the same?

In Genesis 37, we see clearly that Joseph’s 10 half-brothers who “hated him and couldn’t speak a kind word to him”, threw him down a desert cistern to die, then decided to sell him as a slave to traveling merchants enroute to Egypt.

His brothers show no mercy as he begs and pleads with them for his life. Instead, they “sit down and eat lunch” as if it were simply just another mealtime in the wilderness (Genesis 42:21).
If there were ever an account in the Old Testament that shows God’s hand working behind the hidden curtains of Providence, it is this one. When I think of how the Lord works in Josephs life, the word mystery comes to mind.

The hymn composer William Cowper penned these words…”God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm”.
It is hard to wrap our minds around the Lord using harsh circumstances in our life to accomplish His divine will and placement for us. However, as we see with Joseph and his brothers, God's Providence and control can overrule another’s evil and selfishness towards us so it becomes God’s will!

Theologian George Lawson states, “God was the first cause; the brothers were but instruments overruled by Him for the accomplishments of His own purposes. It was God’s will that Joseph be brought to Egypt, but it was also his will to use his brothers as a means to get him there”.

It is critically important for us as believers to discern God's hand at work in our lives even through the most unjust of circumstances. If we can’t get there we will either live in bitterness and blame towards those who have been the perpetrators of our hard life, or we will live in the fear of the present and future as a result that God is not in control of our lives after all.

Has there possibly been someone that has changed the course of your life through the crushing blow of disappointment? Do we still blame them and hold them accountable for our placement in life? Or was it God ultimately working through the people and circumstances along the way (like Joseph’s brothers), that was designed by His perfect Hands for our betterment and his glory?
Joseph finally learned it when he said ”You sold me here, but God sent me here”!

Pastor Bill Gallagher
Take Note
MyTCF Account 

If you consider yourself a part of the TCF family, then stay connected with a MyTCF account! You can manage your contact information, easily register for events and give securely online. Members can view the directory.

Visit trail.org and click "MyTCF Login" from the top menu bar. Need a login? CLICK HERE then follow the instructions.

Questions? jacki@trail.org | 541.878.3501 ext709
OUR DAILY BREAD
Pick up the new Daily Bread at the Information Counter or contact the Church Office. You can also view this and other devotionals and studies at https://odb.org/.
Coming Up
BAPTISM
If you have yet to be baptized and you are ready to take this important step of faith, please listen to “The Obedience of Faith: Baptism“ mp3 by Pastor Rick, or pick up an audio CD from the Information Counter in the outdoor Pavilion following any Sunday service. Following a brief conversation with a TCF Pastor, you may register for the next Baptism HERE.
DEDICATION CEREMONY
The next Dedication Ceremony is on Sunday, March 7 at both the 9am and 11am services in the outdoor Pavilion.

There are two openings for each service, so register now!

Click HERE to register and for additional information
GLOBAL PRAYER MEETING

Monday, March 1, 2021 // 6:30pm // Adult Classroom

*Join together to pray for TCF supported partners and outreaches*

Open to all
(No childcare provided)

Contact: 541.878.3501 // outreach@trail.org
MEN'S MINISTRY
Men's Prayer Gathering
Friday Mornings
6:30-7:30am

Join us in the outdoor Pavilion for our traditional weekly time of nourishment in the Word, a preview of what's to come on Sunday morning, and devotional prayer time led by one of our Pastors or Elders.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
AWANA
Wednesdays through May 26, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm

A club with a goal to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. At TCF it's designed for kids 4 years up to 5th grade. Check schedule for theme nights and breaks. Visit trail.org to download a Parent Letter and schedule. There is a suggested donation to cover costs of materials but it's not mandatory to participate.

Nursery and Children's Program for 0-3 years old.

Awana registration is at capacity and is now closed.
If your child is currently enrolled, please check the schedule for theme nights.

Debbie Conley: 541.261.2605
We need you!! 

Awana volunteers make a difference because “Kids matter to God”

Each Wednesday night from 6pm – 8pm, you could help a child learn scripture verses, be a Game Director, or help with check-In! 

Kids need you to be part of their team 😊

Contact Aaron Bradley 541-538-9601 or Debbie Conley 541-261-2605
PRAYER MINISTRY
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 TEENS
Middle School & High School
Dinner and a Movie!
Saturday, March 13 // 6:00pm

The Case for Christ
COST $5
PIZZA // SODA // POPCORN

Register at trail.org
Must fill out permission slip - Download HERE
For questions contact Rob Milton: 541.821.7261 // robert@trail.org
YOUTH CLUBS
Trail Life USA
Thursday, March 4, 6:30-8:00pm at TCF

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 twice a month on Thursdays 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
American Heritage Girls
Thursday, March 4, 6:30-8:00pm at TCF

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 twice a month on Thursdays from 6:30-8pm during the school year.
 
  • For Trail Christian Fellowship Troop information and to confirm meeting times, please call call Karrie Hovis at 541.951.3135 or email ahgroguevalley@yahoo.com. 
  • For more details about the American Heritage Girls organization, click HERE.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY
 Celebrate Recovery

A Christian 12 step program for those struggling with any addiction, abuse or other hurts, habits or hang-ups. We meet every Tuesday at 6:30pm (masks required).
You're welcome to come early at 6pm.

No nursery or child care program available at this time.

If you have questions call the Paige Winfrey 541.821.0459 or send an email to celebraterecovery@trail.org. You can also keep up with Celebrate Recovery on our Facebook page.
GLOBAL OUTREACH
Great Commission Festival 2021
Join us for our annual Mission focused conference
February 26th, 27th, and 28th

The weekend will start with a missional movie Friday night in the Worship Center at 6:30. Saturday evening we will share soup and bread for dinner at 5:00pm in the Fireside Room, after which we will gather in the Worship Center to hear updates from a few of our current partners in Global Outreach. Sunday will provide another opportunity to visit with a few of our partners after both the 9:00am and 11:00am services near the Pavilion or in the Worship Center Foyer. (Location will be weather dependent.) All three events will offer an opportunity to learn about the Biblical mandate to make disciples in every people group, how TCF participates in that mandate and how you can be involved.

*Important details*

No signup or registration required

Masks required for indoor venues

The Friday night film screening contains real world adult events involving injuries and mature life challenges.

If you need childcare for Friday night or Saturday evening’s dinner and presentations you MUST connect with Debbie Conley NO LATER than Thursday, 2/25 (541)-261-2605

Any other questions? Contact outreach@trail.org or call 541-878-3501

Dancing in the Fire:
The True Story of Malou Faublas
Dancing in the Fire: The true story of Malou Faublas, a single woman missionary in Haiti & Dominican Republic
 
Follow along with her as she journeys back to Haiti, the county of her birth, to share the Word of God. From there the Lord moves Malou into her own ministry next door in the Dominican Republic where she discovers Haitian people clustered in tiny immigrant villages known as bateys. These field workers are known as Haitians or Dominico-Haitians who fled Haiti for a better life in the Dominican Republic. They arrive with little hope, poor health, the voodoo religion, and a distrust of outsiders. Malou has spent several decades helping these immigrants find a better life and eternal hope. See how a single woman, called by the Lord and with help from others, has helped transform an entire area.
Available now at Trail Christian Fellowship for a suggested donation of $15
A portion of the proceeds go to Malou's continuing work

Also available at Amazon.com

Questions? (541) 878-3501 ext 704 or outreach@trail.org
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