BECAUSE WE CARE: Reopening Guidelines
Please click here to read the guidelines TFBC will be following to reopen in-person services on May 31.
Pickin' for the Master
Meet in the Worship Center at 7pm on May 29 to hear some great bluegrass music!! This month we will not be having concessions or the closing Jam.
Hi Folks, We will be doing more with this devotional spot in weeks to come but let me share a quick word of encouragement. The book of James in the New Testament tells us to count it all joy when we are faced with various trials. Hard to do, right? Actually impossible is more like it, except for Jesus living in us. He can do through us what we can't do ourselves. Our job is to let him. Maybe you need to pray this prayer along with me right now- Lord, in my own strength i will fail, but today I'm choosing to allow you through the power of the Holy Spirit to live through me. Help me count it all joy when I face hardship. In Jesus Name, Amen!
Hi Dearest Trading Ford Family,
By the time you read this we may have had our first Sunday worship service since the Corona virus shut down the world as we knew it(May 31st). Yes things are slowly opening up but if you thought that things would simply “get back to normal” I fear you are sadly mistaken. What we are moving to is to be sure a “new normal”. What will change? I’m not prophet but I do see shifts coming. People will reconsider travel- cruise ships and airliners have lost some of their attraction. People will have a different view of being in large mass gatherings. I’m not talking about the number we have our worship service; I’m talking about venues where people gather by the multiple thousands at races, concerts, and ball games. Many may be ready to go back, but just as many may be hesitant. In person the value of family and close friends will increase, and online virtual relationships will continue to rise. Face masks and gloves will hang around and social distancing may be the new norm for the foreseeable future. We might not like it, but facts are all of a sudden we are living in a new world, and I think it’s very unlikely that we will return to the old. I have said for years (even decades) that God is a master in bringing good things out of bad situations. What good may come of all this bad? 1) We have learned that the value of a church family is not just in theory but in reality and does not have to be connected with a building. 2) Online ministry presence is a tool God has given us to us to the best of our ability, and we will. 3) As people who don’t know the peace that Jesus brings it provides us with an opportunity to witness, with our life as well as our words. In a couple of short months the world as we knew it has changed, but let me leave you with some really good news…. God and his word have not!
With a Shepherds Love, Pastor Mike
PS- Be sure and check out the Because We Care Link to note our safety measures as we come back together.