February 4, 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.

From Our Pastors
The Great Reversal of Fortunes

“Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach…” Luke 1:25

The account of Zechariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1 is truly a remarkable story. Zechariah and Elizabeth are an older couple; he’s a priest, she comes from a priestly family. Luke says, “They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.” So, these are two God honoring people. Their lives were lived for God’s glory. They weren’t perfect, but they sought to live a life that honors the Lord. But Zechariah and Elizabeth didn’t have any children. Elizabeth was barren, which was a terrible disgrace in those days. Today many women decide with good reasons not to have children, but in Jerusalem in those days you wouldn’t choose not to have kids. In fact, many people taught that if you could not have kids you were under God’s discipline, or worse, under God’s curse (which is completely false). So being barren for Elizabeth was extremely difficult.

Do you have a deep disappointment or a deep emotional scar because of something that has happened to you, or something that hasn’t happened to you, but has happened to the vast majority of your friends? If you do you can identify with Elizabeth. If you carry with you deep disappointment or shame, imitate Elizabeth because she didn’t allow her disappointment to turn into bitterness against God. She trusted God to do for them what was right and good.

God sends the Angel Gabriel to tell Zechariah that Elizabeth in her old age will conceive and bear him a son, and they’re to name him John! Luke tells us, “Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, “Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people” (Lk. 1:24-25).

This account starts with sadness over Elizabeth’s barren state and ends with great joy and gladness over what God has done for them. And what’s even more beautiful is knowing that what the Lord did for Elizabeth is what Jesus does for His people! Elizabeth rejoices by saying, “Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach…” This is what God does for you in Christ! He takes away your disgrace, your shame that’s connected with your sin, and replaces it with joy and gladness. It’s the great reversal of fortunes.

At the Cross, Jesus took upon Himself your disgrace, your shame and your sin, therefore, when you place your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, all your shame, all your disgrace that accompanied your sin is wiped away and paid for by God Himself, so that you, like Elizabeth can worship, you can celebrate, and you can enjoy God forever.

Pastor Travis
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
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
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
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
YOUTH CLUBS
Trail Life USA
Thursday, February 4 from 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, February 4 from 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.
LOCAL OUTREACH
THE PREGNANCY CENTER
Looking for a place you can have Great Impact?

Is God calling you to serve those in need this year?
The Pregnancy Center has openings for some of their vital community services.
  • Earn While You Learn Mentorhelping clients to learn essential pregnancy, parenting and life skills
  • Patient Intake Specialistwitness ultrasounds, explore feelings regarding pregnancy (if needed), and provide information about other TPC services and other necessary referrals.
  • Parent Pantry Organizer - sort and display baby items and keep the pantry beautiful and easy to use for clients.  
  • Sidewalk Advocates - Working alongside the mobile medical unit, being a presence out on the sidewalks in downtown Medford or Ashland to help guide women toward the services on the MMU or at the clinic.
  • Mobile Medical Unit Assistantsprovide witness for ultrasound services provided on the MMU.
  • Brochure & Flyer deliveryrestocking specific locations with brochures or flyers occasionally – helping people stay informed of the services offered.
  • Newsletter and Mailings Helpers preparing newsletters and other mailers for the post office

All necessary training and materials are provided
Contact Ronda today at 541-772-1921
GLOBAL OUTREACH
Great Commission Festival 2021
Save the Dates!
February 26-28
Details to be announced

Join us and be both encouraged and inspired during our annual event that outlines how the Lord uses His people to reach the unreached around the globe.
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
Links
Thank you for visiting TCFinTouch 
the weekly e-newsletter of
Trail Christian Fellowship
18881 Hwy 62
Eagle Point OR 97524
Church Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
[541.878.3501] [information@trail.org] [www.trail.org ]