March 30 , 2016
Upcoming Events
 
* April 10 - Virginia District Rally  at 4:45pm at Hampton Friends Church with guest speaker Dr. Wayne Evans, General Superintendent. 
* April 24 - Western Ohio District Rally
* April 24 - Northeastern Ohio District Rally
* April 22-24 - Soul Blast youth retreat for students in 6th-12th grade in Battle Creek, MI. Visit www.soulblast.org for registration or watch the  promo video:  https://vimeo.com/148521620 .
* April 29- May 1 - EFC-ER Men's Retreat at Heartland Retreat Center in Marengo, OH. Details at   www.meninmissions.org.
* May 10-13 - Spring Pastors' Conference  at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV. A $50 late fee will be added if registrations are postmarked after March 28. 
* July 10-15 - Malone University "Youth on the Way" Leadership Academy  at Malone University for high school students.  More information, including application/registration information, is available on Malone's website:  www.malone.edu/youthontheway
* July 23-26 - Friends Youth United  at Malone University in Canton, OH for students in 6th-12th grade. For updates, photos, and videos, like Friends Youth United on Facebook. Download the flyer here and brochures here
* July 23-26 - Yearly Meeting  at Malone University in Canton, OH.
* September 23-25 - Southern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat  at the Hilton Garden Inn 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 women's retreats will be Stephanie Fast who will share on the topic of "All Things Are Possible." Check out her website at www.stephaniefast.org. 
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News You Can Use

We are looking for someone willing to do child care for the Spring Pastors' Conference in May. This would be Tuesday, May 10, morning (for MAB interviews) through Thursday, May 12, night and only during conference session meetings (Tuesday night, Wednesday & Thursday mornings and evenings). All lodging and meal expenses will be covered. Contact Pastor Pete Fowler ( petefowler@salemfirstfriends.org ) or Pastor Rich Bennett ( pastorrich@noefc.org ). 

THANK YOU to Clark Hoopes who, along with his duties as Presiding Clerk, has been volunteering at the Eastern Region office to maintain vehicles, do touchup painting, fix spouting, and more. Many thanks, Clark!

- Dan Cammack (Executive Director of Evangelical Friends Mission, pictured right) will be in Eastern Region the first two Sundays in May. If you would like to schedule him to speak in your church Sunday morning or evening, please call or email Julie (jjenkins@efcer.org) at the office. 

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

1 - Please pray for the Revision Team as they meet again this week. We pray for guidance and wisdom as they seek the Lord's direction for the future in EFC-ER.
2 - Dave Aufrance went to the doctor on Tuesday, March 29. He received word that everything is stable and with blood pressure, blood tests, and with no symptoms in terms of chest discomfort or breathlessness, the surgery would be done in the next 2-3 months. 
3 - Please pray for PK Sams who has been moved to ICU because he has been having trouble eating and breathing.
4 - Vivian Clogg sent the following update for Fred Clogg, "Praise the Lord after 23 days at OSU Fred is coming home."
Malone Intern Thriving at Jackson Friends

The following is a news brief published by Malone University on March 29, 2016. It highlights the relationship between Malone students and EFC-ER's internship program.

Music Ministry Major Levi Hundley '16 is interning this semester at Jackson Friends Church. Family and school connections have made this a transformative semester. "I sing in the choir, play in the orchestra, run the sound booth, and do anything else they need," Hundley said. "I feel more prepared for a job in ministry." Hundley's dad, Rickey '80, grew up with Jackson Friends' lead pastor, David Tebbs '78, and the men went to college at Malone together. Hundley, a member of the Evangelical Friends church in his hometown of Danville, Virginia, feels at home at Jackson Friends. Hundley is also drawing on his experiences at Malone to inform his ministry. "Through Dr. Peterson's classes, I've learned that worship isn't just an event that you go to every week but a constant outpouring of your daily life," Hundley said. After graduation, Hundley plans to return to his hometown church and serve in music ministry, and eventually would like to become a head pastor.

View this story on Malone's website at www.malone.edu/daily.
"The Stump of Jesse" by Former EFC-ER Pastor, Wally White

Wally White served as a pastor at Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church for 13 years and has published another book.

"The Stump of Jesse" is Christian fiction, set sometime in the future after the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a decision that dramatically limits public worship in America, limiting it to at home, with family members only. Pastor Warren Isaac Watts has spent a number of years preaching a weekly message of hope, but to an empty and deteriorating sanctuary. 
Quotes for the Week

" The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I come that they may have life and have it abundantly."
- John 10:10 (ESV)
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