March 2 , 2016
Upcoming Events

* March 11-13 - RESCHEDULED Youth Awakening 
youth retreat. Visit  for details. 
* March 18-20 - Reconnect retreat for youth workers at Orange Friends Church in Columbus, OH. Download the brochure here
* April 22-24 - Soul Blast youth retreat for students in 6th-12th grade (especially designed for youth groups) in Battle Creek, MI. Visit for registration and details or watch the  promo video here:
* April 29-May 1 - EFC-ER Men's Retreat at Heartland Retreat Center in Marengo, OH. Visit  for updates. 
* May 10-13 - Spring Pastors' Conference  at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV. Brochures have been mailed.
* July 23-26 - Yearly Meeting  at Malone University in Canton, OH.
* July 23-26 - Friends Youth United  at Malone University in Canton, OH for students in 6th-12th grade. New this year: the group will head to the Alive Music Festival on Saturday night. For updates, photos, videos and more, like Friends Youth United on Facebook Like us on Facebook or download the flyer here and brochures here
* September 23-25 - Southern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat  in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
* October 7-9 - Northern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat  at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek, OH. The guest speaker for both retreats will be Stephanie Fast who will share on the topic of "All Things Are Possible." Check out her website at 
News You Can Use

During tax season, our Treasurer, Debbie Entwistle will have abbreviated hours. She will be in early mornings Monday through Friday.

- Thank you for your regular giving and your special giving at the year's end! The financial gap that we anticipated for the end of 2015 has been closed! Churches worked together to help on that and many board members at the Grand Board Retreat helped with the rest. But we were able to close the books on 2015 in February ... earlier than last year. So that, along with some decisions on money management, we should be in better shape on closing out this year in a more timely fashion. 

Dave and Debby Thomas (EFM missionaries to Rwanda) will be in Eastern Region for just a few days. They have an opening on Sunday evening, April 10, in Ohio. If you would like to book them for your Sunday evening service, please call Julie at the office.

For more information and updates, please visit our website at or contact us at 330-493-1660. We will be glad to assist you.
Praying for Friends

- Eddie Lockwood, 98 and long time pastor/evangelist in the EFC-ER, needs prayer for his declining health as he returned home from the hospital last week with hospice care. 
- Remember Wayne and Regina in your prayers as they head to Thailand and China. We pray for safe travels and good health as they go. Also a praise that our first church in Thailand among the Luhu people just opened late in 2015. 
Orange Friends Church Looking for Director of Administrative Ministries

Help us spread the word! Orange Friends Church is looking for a Director of Administrative Ministries. The position is 20 hours per week, and responsibility is over the church office. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please email a cover letter and resume (with at least 3 references) to Pastor David Mabry at
2016 Women's Missionary Fellowship (WMF) Love Challenge Designees 

Our goal is to raise $4,000 for each of the following mission ministries:

1) Haiti Nutrition Center
2) EFC-ER Mission House
3) Arun and Shobha Massey, India
4) Dr. Samson and Priscilla R., Nepal
5) Bob and Debbie A., Nepal
Quote for the Week

" I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. 
It doesn't change God, it changes me." - C.S. Lewis
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