National Day of Prayer 2018

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The theme of the 2018 National Day of Prayer is Pray for America – UNITY, based upon Ephesians 4:3, which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

The following requests are from the National Day of Prayer Web site. Following these requests is a list of prayer points specifically developed to intercede for the U.S. Alliance church family.

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Send Bison Christian Fellowship To Taipei This Summer!

Twilight in Taipei, Taiwan

The Table Church is partnering with Bison Christian Fellowship at Gallaudet University and Envision Deaf Ministry to go on a mission trip to Taipei, Taiwan this summer from July 16 – 25, 2018! We will be serving alongside The Aroma, a local coffeehouse church, while also reaching out to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Taipei with the Gospel. It is our prayer that we will encourage The Aroma and empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing believers to plant a new church in Taipei.

8 students from Gallaudet University will be going on this mission trip! They are currently raising money to pay for trip expenses (they need to raise $3,000/person), and you can help them out by making a tax-deductible donation of any amount online!

Taiwan Donation Instructions

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First week of Spring 2018 & Movie Night

Chaplain Bruce (far L) with a group of BCF students standing inside the movie theater.

The first week of Spring semester just wrapped up this week at Gallaudet! Instead of BCF’s weekly Thursday Night Live event, a group of undergraduate and graduate students decided to go to an Open Captioned movie screening of The Greatest Showman near Gallaudet University.

Before the group went to the movies, BCF-ers gathered in Rathskellar and the food court of JSAC for social time with other BCF students who could not go to the movies. It was so good to see, share life with, and encourage students. This semester is already off to a great start!

Next Thursday, we will launch our weekly Thursday Night Live gatherings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm! Meet at 7:30 pm in Rathskellar for social and game time. Go to JSAC-1010 by 8:00 pm for worship, teaching, and small group time. Theme for the semester will be announced soon on Facebook.

Bison Christian Fellowship is a C&MA campus ministry group founded in August 2016. It is a Christian movement of students, alumni, and community members aims to know God and make Him known at Gallaudet University and around the world. It is affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance and the Mid-Atlantic District.

Be sure to like Bison Christian Fellowship on Facebook today!

Want to partner with us in impacting the Deaf World at Gallaudet? You can donate today by clicking here.

2018 Mission Trip: Taipei, Taiwan

Twilight in Taipei, Taiwan

The Table Church will be partnering with Bison Christian Fellowship and Envision to go on a mission trip to Taipei, Taiwan this summer from July 16 – 28, 2018 (this date has been modified as of 4/15/18)! We will be working with Aroma, a local coffeehouse church, and also reaching out to the Deaf community.

Interested in joining our mission trip to Taipei, Taiwan? Please download the following documents to read more details and fill out the application. Please turn in $100 deposit to secure your spot for the trip.

Informational Letter
Team Member Application
Background Check Authorization Form

Have questions about this trip? Please contact the church office at info@thetablecma.org.

5 Spiritual Resolutions for 2018


New Year, Fresh Start!
Many of us have already made a resolution for various areas in our life such as exercising more, eating better, or even reading one book every week! While all of this is great for us, have you considered making a spiritual resolution to strengthen your relationship with Jesus in 2018?

There are many easy things you can do to start your year off right with Jesus. I wanted to suggest five different ways you could do this in 2018 and offer some resources you can use.

1. Add 5 More Minutes of Prayer Every Day

Prayer is the lifeblood of every Christian, and it is the best way we can have a thriving relationship with God. Things also do change when we pray regularly. If prayer is not a regular part of your daily routine, set up a time that works the best for you.

Don’t know how to pray? Here’s a few tips from Crossway…

What should I pray for? Here’s how to set up a personal prayer plan… also check out a sample weekly schedule from Focus On The Family!

2. Join or Start a Weekly Small Group

Small groups are the best way which we can grow closer to Jesus and encourage each other. The Table Church is BIG on small groups for this reason!

We are always looking to start new small groups in our communities. Small groups is a place where we can gather to worship Jesus, study the Bible, encourage each other in our journey, and intentionally reach our communities for Jesus. At The Table Church, we provide discussion questions for small groups following our current sermon series to make things easier for you to facilitate discussions.

Not part of a small group? Contact The Table Church today to join an existing group or start a new group in your community!

3. Read a Spiritual Book

I love to make New Year’s Resolutions but I often forget to include spiritual readings in them! Books are like close friends to me; it is hard for me to separate from the books I have read.

There are so many options which to choose from, including readings from Christian missionaries, autobiographies of great Christian men and women, and even theological books.

Here is a resource you could use to develop this reading plan: 2018 Christian Reading Challenge.

4. Add a Daily Devotion

We are always on the go, and we have a lot of resources available on our mobile phones. On our The Table Church App (available for download on Apple and Android phones and tablets), we plan to add Deaf-centric daily devotions so you can easily read it while on the go.

Also, consider downloading another app called YouVersion which gives you different plans and daily readings on various topics.

Or you could do a year-long Bible reading plan such as McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan (this is what I use) or one of several possible Bible Reading Plans.

5. Add One More Spiritual Activity To Your Monthly Schedule

Bible reading and prayers is not the only way you can have a relationship with Jesus. There are various kinds of Biblical spiritual disciplines you can incorporate each month to deepen your walk with Jesus – take a look at the abbreviated list here.

You could also get your whole family involved in serving those in need in your local community or even go on a mission trip overseas!

 

Have you made a spiritual resolution this year? If so, please comment below!

#GivingTuesday: Impact the Deaf World for Jesus!

Today is #GivingTuesday. Many of you would consider making a charitable gift today. Please consider supporting The Table Church C&MA and Bison Christian Fellowship today.

Did you know…
– There are about 500,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in America, most of them fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), their “heart language”?

– Only 2-4% of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (this is the same percentage for Muslims and Hindus)? The need is urgent for them to know about Jesus…

– Frederick, MD and Washington, DC is home to one of the largest concentrations of Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations in America? What an opportunity God has given us…

– The Table Church is strategically located in the cities of Frederick and Washington DC to impact the world, currently reaching about 300 people on a weekly basis? But more can still be done…

– Bison Christian Fellowship, the first C&MA campus ministry focused exclusively on Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, is located at Gallaudet University, home to 1,500+ Deaf and Hard of Hearing students from all over the world and also widely viewed as the place of hope and future for the Deaf World? About 60 students (a huge number of Deaf people at Gallaudet) are ministered to on a weekly basis…

– Our weekly ASL Worship Services in Frederick are live-streamed online via Facebook and viewed by approximately 1,000 people all over the world? The Gospel message is reaching the ends of the earth…

God has given The Table Church a great opportunity, vision, and mission to impact the Deaf World for Jesus. We are passionate to tell people about Jesus and impact the Deaf World for God’s glory, but we need help from like-minded partners and world-impacters like you to make this possible!

Will you please consider making a donation of any amount to us so we can continue spreading the Gospel message in order to continue impacting Deaf and Hard of Hearing people for Jesus?

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Your donations are tax-deductible and will be greatly appreciated!