On Sunday, November 9, we gathered to tell our story.

The Transition Team asked Randy and me to lead us in developing a congregational timeline, which we did over the course of two Sundays.  This activity involved lots of stories, laughter, sticky-notes and jogged memories.  The summation report is available in pdf format :  TCMF Timeline Report.  If you’d like to hear the stories and watch the interactions, Bob created a video which is available in the church library.  Thank you Bob!  What a wonderful congregation we have.  Blessings to you all, Carie

Screen Shot small groups

We met in small groups to share our personal stories

Screen shot getting started

Randy records everything!

Screen Shot early years closeup

Just getting started

Screen Shot group in process

Many good memories are shared

timelie 1

Completed Timeline 1960’s

timeline 2

Completed Timeline 1970s

timeline 3

Completed Timelie 1980s

timeline 4

Completed Timeline 1990s

Completed Timeline 2000-1010

Completed Timeline 2000-1010

Completed Timeline 2010-2015

Completed Timeline 2010-2015

On an annual basis, usually in January, we at Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship have the opportunity to reconfirm our commitment to Jesus Christ and to renew our covenant of membership together.   It is a time to confess together what we believe, and what we do about what we believe.  It is also the way in which we include anyone new to faith in Jesus Christ, or to membership at Taftsville.  We invite you to read and consider your personal response.

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 We believe God is the Creator and Master of all things.

 We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and displayed all the fullness of God in human form.

 We believe that Christ’s coming announced the Kingdom of God; His death on the cross paid the penalty for our sin; and His resurrection makes sure both our present freedom and our future hope.

 We believe each individual must personally accept the salvation offered by Christ, and show that decision by repentance and baptism.

 We believe God’s Holy Spirit gives life, direction and wholeness to everyone who receives salvation.

 We believe the life of the Lord Jesus and the Word of God (the Bible) reveal the truth of God, and are our guides for daily living.

 We believe that the Church is the Family of God with Christ as the head, where all members are called to share their love, time, possessions and spiritual gifts.

 We believe Christ will come again to fulfill the Kingdom and bring his people into eternal joy in the world to come.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP COVENANT

As members of Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship
We covenant to:

 Live a life of simple obedience to the will of God.

 Open ourselves to the guidance, direction, instruction and encouragement of the Holy Spirit to conform us to the image of Jesus Christ.

 Be willing to be used for the strengthening of the Body of Christ, including the willingness to boldly tell others of salvation in Christ.

 Labor together in understanding and meeting human needs in our local community and in our world.

 Refrain from the use of violence, and be peacemakers in our time.

 Regularly meet together for worship, study, prayer and encouragement.

 Give systematically and generously of our financial resources, our time and our spiritual gifts.

 Annually renew our commitment to Jesus Christ and affirm our covenant with one another.