July 23, 2020

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

Important Ministry Update:
Join us Outside This Summer!
Sundays
Outdoor Sanctuary
7:15am | 9:00am
Children & Youth Ministries Provided at 9am only

Wednesdays
Baptism Courtyard
6:30pm
Children & Youth Ministries Provided

Masks required for ages 5 and up when meeting indoors.
Children’s Ministry (Nursery- 5 th  grade) is held in the Youth Center.

The Youth Ministry (6 th  – 12 th  grade) will continue to meet outdoors. We suggest having a mask just in case they move inside or can’t social distance outside.

Join the TCF family from wherever you're at!

Note: Live Streaming is currently not available from outdoor venues, however we will make online content available as soon as possible!

Sunday 9am Service
Available Online by 1pm the same Sunday

Wednesday 6:30pm Service
Available Online by 10am the following Thursday

Miss a service?
Get caught up with previous services on the trail.org archives
Next Week
Sunday, July 26
We continue exploring the depths of the book of Acts in the Outdoor Sanctuary at:
7:15am & 9am
Nursery, Children and Youth Ministries are provided at the 9am Service
Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Wednesday, July 29
Now in the Baptism Courtyard, we're currently going through the book of 1 Samuel on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Nursery, Children and Youth Ministries are provided
Recent Teachings
Missed a message, or just want to hear it again?

Visit the sermon audio archive and catch up on our studies
From Our Pastors
Engage

In John 4, Jesus engages a despised Samaritan woman, and in so doing sets us an example on how we should engage the people we come into contact with. If you want to be a good witness for the Lord Jesus, you might want to consider His example.

  • He accepts the woman as she is, even though He knows every thing about her (v 9). We know very little about people, and sometimes what we do know we don’t like, and so we don’t accept them. We don’t think that the Lord could actually be at work in their soul. You know there are times when we don’t think like the Lord at all. If there’s one thing I could change about me this would be it. To be able to see people as Jesus sees them, and to be able to accept people the way Jesus does here.

  • He actually spoke to the woman (v 7). If you want to evangelize people, if you want to witness to people, you’ll have to speak to someone. Creation is a silent witness, you and I are not. Jesus was very relational; He engaged in conversation, He didn’t pass out Bible tracts. He sat down and had conversations with people. He built relationships with them, and I’ve found it’s more effective to be relational in witnessing, than trying to be the Bible-Answer Man. Build the relationship, tell of what Jesus has done, don’t worry about answering every theological question. If they ask you a question you don't know the answer to, be honest and tell them you don’t know, but that you’ll do some digging and get back with them the next time you meet for coffee.

  • He levels with her about her sin (v 17-18). We try to be so merciful sometimes that we don’t deal with other’s sin. We tell people that their “okay” and God loves them and they think, “Well sure God loves me, I’m a good person, everybody tells me so.” Yet the Good News is not really Good News until you first hear the bad news, and the bad news is apart from faith in Christ, God isn’t all that happy with humanity. By the way, the only way you can deal with another person’s sin is through building a solid enough relationship that you can actually deal with the real issues of life. This is what Jesus does with this woman, and it reminds us that sometimes we have to say the hard things and call sin, sin.

  • He communicates the truth with her (v 21-24). It’s not about where you worship, it’s about how and whom you worship, and it needs to be done through the Son. By the Spirit of God in accordance with the truth He has said in His Son, and in the Scriptures.

  • He introduced Himself to the woman (v 26). "I am He." When you relate to people about God, you must bring up Jesus Christ, and what He has done. Even a simple statement like, “Jesus is Lord” is enough. You must bring up the Name of Jesus Christ. In our pluralistic society, if you say, "I believe in God" without specifically saying Jesus Christ they are left to wonder which God you believe in. Be clear. Introduce them to the Jesus of the Scriptures.

  • He stopped talking (v 27-28). He let her go. He knew when to stop. When you don’t have anything else to say, stop talking. There's nothing worse than a Christian (outside of a Jehovah Witness) who continues to jam the Gospel down somebody's throat when their done listening! You gotta know when to stop. 

Let's pray that our engagement with the people the Lord gives us to speak to will be effective and fruitful for the Kingdom.

Pastor Travis Connick

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. Help each other put a face to the name and please upload a profile picture!

Questions?  jacki@trail.org | 541.878.3501 ext709
Register to Vote
Oregon Voter Registration forms are available for those who haven’t registered,
have moved or need to make an update.
Visit the table in the Pavilion on Sunday or go to 

Don’t miss your opportunity to vote on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Jackson County Elections: 541.774.6148
Coming Events
Baptism
Sunday, July 26 after the 9am Service

If you're ready to take this important step of faith, please listen to “The Obedience of Faith: Baptism" at the link 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
Children's Ministry Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Sunday, August 9, 6-8pm

Current Children’s Ministry volunteers (through 5 th Grade) sign up for a dinner in YOUR honor! Bring your spouse and children and join us in the outdoor pavilion area for food, fellowship, and water games for the kids. Space is limited, so register online at trail.org by Monday, August 3.
Save the Dates!
Divorce Recovery Workshop
September 17-19 at TCF
Details coming soon.
Outreach
TPC Baby Bottle Drive Extended

Pick up a bottle at TCF, fill it with your donations (money and/or check) and return it to the TCF Office by August 26 or to the TPC Office (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 
Eagle Point Food Project is a non-profit 501©(3) corporation
 
For food pantries and updates go to accesshelps.org
or call Access 541.779.6691 (Mon-Thur). 
Questions? email outreach@trail.org or call 541.878.3501 ext. 704
Box Tops for Education Update

Thank you for your contributions! With your help, TCF donated 6,300 points in 2019 towards school supplies for Navajo Mission Students. The Box Tops program is now 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 Annual Pack Trip
Thursday, August 13- Sunday, August 16

Grass Lake in the Sky Lakes Wilderness.
Cost is $50 per person. $25 for boys 12 and under.
Men's Outdoor Prayer Breakfast

Men are invited to join us for a free breakfast and devotional prayer time led by TCF Pastors or Elders. Donations gratefully accepted.

NOTE: We are currently meeting in the outdoor Pavilion.
Youth Ministry
Teen Outing: Rafting the Rogue
Sunday, July 26
12pm-5pm

Cost is $5. Permission slip required. Space is limited. Bring water bottle, sun block, modest swimsuit, and a life jacket.

Note the time and price change!

Rob Milton: 541.878.3501 or  robert@trail.org  
Save the dates!
July 26
Rafting. Leaving the church at 12pm and returning at 5pm. Things to bring: modest swim suit, sunblock, water bottle, and life jacket (optional). $5
 
July 30
Hike up Grizzly Peak. Meeting at the church at 10am and returning at 3pm. Things to bring: lunch, water bottle, hiking shoes, sunblock, and backpack (optional). $5 Registration opens Sunday, July 26.
 
August 6
Lake of The Woods swim area. Meeting at the church at 10am and returning at 4pm. Things to bring: lunch, modest swim suit, towel, sunblock, water bottle, and fishing pole (optional). $5
 
August 20
Hike in the Sky Lakes wilderness. Meeting at the church at 10am and returning at 4pm. Things to bring: lunch, water bottle, hiking shoes, sunblock, modest swim suit (under hiking clothes), towel, and backpack (optional). $5
 
August 30
Rafting. Leaving the church at 1pm and returning at 6pm. Things to bring: modest swim suit, sunblock, water bottle, and life jacket (optional). $15
Children's Ministry
Dog Days of Summer
Wednesdays June 17 - August 26
Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer months, we offer “Dog Days of Summer”; TCF’s Children's Ministry for kids 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. Our missions focus this summer is the Pregnancy Center. Children ages nursery through 3 years old meet in Room 2.

Debbie 541.878.3501 or debbie@trail.org

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
A Christian 12 step program for those struggling with addiction, abuse or other hurts, habits or hang-ups. We meet in the Pavilion every Tuesday at 6:30pm. Come at 6pm and bring your own food if you'd like to share a meal with us.
No nursery or child care program available at this time.
 
If you have questions call 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.

Area Events
June 4, 2020


Dear PBC Community,   
                                                                   
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.

Blessings,

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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Trail Christian Fellowship
18881 Hwy 62
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