November 12, 2020

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
Both Services will be simulcast in the Indoor Worship Center (Masks Required)

Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Outdoor Pavilion
Children and Youth Ministries Available

Join the TCF family from wherever you're at!
Sunday 11am and Wednesday 6:30pm are Livestreamed

From Our Pastors
Voice of the Voiceless

Do you feel like you have a voice in our culture? Does anything you or I say or do bring about real change? Although I am quite sure making a profit is the primary reason for their existence; another, perhaps even a byproduct of the existence of social media platforms is the false sense of having a voice in our culture. I would include all iterations of these platforms in the statement, whether speaking of standalone platforms like Facebook or simple comment sections powered by Discus, Redit, or any number of platforms. All these venues seemingly provide a space for us to let our voice be heard. But, is it?

Having our voices heard requires someone to be listening. Someone needs to be listening and thinking critically about what is being said. No one is listening! The vast majority of people engaging these platforms are there so their voice can be heard. Quite literally everyone is talking and very few, if any, are interested in listening, especially to an opinion that does not support their own. This reality is exploited either ignorantly or maliciously by the purveyors of these platforms and the result for the end-user is often frustration and disenfranchisement.

I’m not an excessive user of these platforms, however, I have experienced the frustration of feeling voiceless and powerless in our culture. Even one of the most fundamental expressions of our voice, our vote, has been experiencing a barrage of attacks for several years. We need a new platform! Or perhaps we need to remind each other of a better platform.

“I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!” Psalm 66:17-20

This Psalm is a beautiful reminder of the greatest platform that has and ever will exist: Prayer.

“I cried to Him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.” – reminding us prayer is a real conversation with the creator of all things. We use our voice to speak, to cry out, bringing praise to the one that is worthy of our praise.

“If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened”– reminding us of the exclusive nature of this platform; God listens to those in a relationship with Him. This relationship includes all that have repented from their hearts of iniquity and trusted in God to give them clean hearts.

“he has attended to the voice of my prayer.” – reminding us God not only listened but He acted upon our prayer. God always engages in our conversations with Him. We may not always hear or like His response, but He does answer.

“Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!” – reminding us God has not rejected us because of our opinion. He has not rejected our prayer and more importantly, He has not stopped loving us no matter what we have asked or shared in prayer.

We do have a voice! Prayer is the greatest platform for change in existence. R.C. Sproul said, “Though our prayers do not change God's mind, He ordains prayer as a means to accomplish His will.” James 5:16 says, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” God indeed uses prayer to change things. Often, it is our perspective that changes through prayer and no App is required.

“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21


Pastor Kelly

A side note and a caution: More information about prayer as the greatest platform ever can be found in the greatest selling book of all time; “The Holy Bible.” Two interesting resources are available from people that were part of the start-up process and streamlining of many social media platforms “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix or the book “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” by Jaron Lanier. If you pursue the last two listed keep in mind they may contain offensive language and are not coming from a Christian perspective.

Take Note
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During this time you will not be able to log-in to your MyTCF account, the Church Life app or register for events.
If you are a homeowner and need help, or if you want to volunteer...
Please join the disaster relief efforts of Samaritan's Purse
Contact Samaritan's Purse if you are:
In need of assistance 541.690.9259
Desiring to volunteer in the crucial weeks/months to come 458.658.4548
Coming Up
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drive

Items and boxes must be turned in to the Youth Center no later than Sunday, November 15.
You can drop off your boxes at the table near the Youth Center Courtyard door.

Debbie: 541.878.3501 or
Wednesday, November 18
Please note time and day change!

This is a 13-week series on grief recovery that occurs Wednesday afternoons from 1-3pm. Topics include: grief's journeys, challenges, coping, heaven and more. No child care and cost is $25. You're welcome to attend a class before paying to see if it's a good fit for you, but please contact the leaders first.

Leaders: Dave & Leslie Pfeifle: 541.878.2363 or
GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays
Saturday, November 21

Surviving the Holidays is a half day class designed to help those in the grief phase of loss to cope and embrace the holiday season with Biblical hope along with encouragement from others going through a similar process. 

Lunch and refreshments. No charge. No child care.
Registration required at by November 19.
Dave and Leslie Pfeifle 541.878.2363
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Thursday, November 25

Worship, Communion and a special teaching.

Children's ministry provided for nursery through 5th grade.
Trail Teens (MS and HS) will join us in the Service.
Men's Ministry
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.
Children's Ministry
Wednesdays through May 26, 2021

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 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 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
Thursday, November 19 from 6:30-8pm 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, November 19 from 6:30-8pm 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 
  • For more details about the American Heritage Girls organization, click HERE.
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 Fireside Room every Tuesday at 6:30pm (masks required).
Come at 6pm for a meal (no cost, donations accepted).

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 You can also keep up with Celebrate Recovery on our Facebook page.
Thank you for visiting TCFinTouch 
the weekly e-newsletter of
Trail Christian Fellowship
18881 Hwy 62
Eagle Point OR 97524
Church Office Hours:
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