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April 11, 2018
Women’s Medical Missions Trip -  First Friends of Canton will be hosting a women’s clinic in Barahona, Dominican Republic from April 14-21. Pray that the light of Christ will shine as these women demonstrate the gospel in word and in deed. (I Thess. 2:7-8)

Dave Aufrance - Please continue to pray for Dave Aufrance as he adjusts to heart medications and awaits a test scheduled in August. Please pray for Cindy, Pastor Tommy, and the other church leaders serving in Hong Kong as they compensate for Dave's reduced work hours during his recovery. 
Guest Speaker Opportunity
Dan Cammack, Director of Evangelical Friends Mission (EFM), is coming to EFC-ER and is available to speak in our Ohio churches, bringing EFC world-wide mission updates.

Dan has limited times available May 4-14, for a worship service, small group Bible study, or in-home dinner. Contact Julie Jenkins at jjenkins@efcer.org.org. 
Radiant Women's Conference
Ladies, you are invited to the Radiance 2018 Women's Conference on Saturday, April 14th at East Richland Evangelical Friends Church in St. Clairsville, OH.

Guest Speaker Marie Monville, Author of  One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting  will be sharing. The cost $25 per person.Childcare will be available upon request.

Click here  to register and pay online. More information available here .
1) Pastors, a friendly reminder that  the deadline to apply for a ministers license is April 13, 2018 . This license is for all pastors who are serving in a local church and have not been recorded yet. Please note: you will need to complete and submit an application even if you submitted one last year. Please complete the  application  and email it to Julia McDonald at jmcdonald@efcer.org or mail it to the Evangelical Friends Headquarters at 5350 Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton, OH 44709. Note: any applications received after April 13 may not be considered for licensure in 2018.

2) Churches, as we prepare to print and send brochures and bulletin inserts to your church for  Yearly Meeting 2018, please take one minute to fill out the two questions at this link:    https://goo.gl/forms/0b5AGCeB6sG1wsKi2 . This information will help us to update our records and send the appropriate amount of materials to your church. Please submit your response ASAP. 

3)  Pastor/ Staff Openings  : Cleveland Community Friends (Part-time Pastor), Canton First Friends (Sports Ministries Director), Putnam Friends (Part-time Pastor), North Olmsted EFC (Adult Discipleship Pastor), Ypsilanti (Pastor). Contact Randy Heckert ( rheckert@efcer.org  ) for more information about these positions.
Camp Gideon Work Day
You are invited to join the Camp Gideon staff on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for a work day to help prepare the camp grounds for the 2018 summer camp season. Contact Camp Gideon at (330) 247-2474 for more information. Please RSVP if you plan to participate so they can plan lunch accordingly. 
National Day of Prayer
Jackson Friends Church in Massillon, OH invites you to join them on Thursday, May 5, 2018, from 5-8pm for the National Day of Prayer. Join in prayer for our families, churches, businesses, schools, and nation.
Upcoming Events
* April 15 - Concert of Prayer (online) at 8pm. Join the Facebook Live event here .
* April 16-18 - Church Health Team Meetings at the EF HQ
* April 18-20 - Multiplication Team Meetings at the EF HQ
* April 23-25 - Leadership Development Team Meetings at the EF HQ
* April 26-27 - Finance & Administration Team Meetings at the EF HQ
* April 27-29 - Soul Blast 2018 in Battle Creek, MI. More info at www.soulblast.org .
* May 4 - Malone University Baccalaureate. Find out more at www.malone.edu .
* May 5 - Malone University Commencement Ceremony at Faith Family Church in Canton, OH. Details available at www.malone.edu/graduation .
* May 5 - Camp Gideon Work Day. Call (330) 247-2474 for more information and to RSVP.
* May 7-11 - Pastors Conference in Pipestem, WV. Download the brochure here .
* May 11-12 - Malone University Board of Trustees Meetings
* May 22-24 - Oversight Board Meetings at the EF HQ
* June & July - Camp Gideon Summer Camp. Dates available at www.campgideon.org .
* June 10-13 - "Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline: Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church" at George Fox University. Details available at www.renovare.org/40/fox .
* June 11-15 - "Mission: Possible" Word & Work Retreat at Indian Cave Youth Camp in Sutherlin, VA (sponsored by New Life Community Church).
* July 21-24 - Yearly Meeting 2018 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH. Brochures and information coming soon!
* July 22-27 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrolton, OH. Download the poster here .
* July 27-30 - PDJC (Piedmont District Junior Camp) at Indian Cave Youth Camp in Sutherlin, VA. Contact: Zonya Ledyard  276-521-3711
* August 1-3 - National Friends Multiplication Conference at Barclay College. Download more info here .
* September 14-16 - Men's Retreat. Save the date!
* December 28-January 1 - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at www.friendssummit.com .
Quotes for the Week
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you." - John 14:26 (ESV)

"You might as well try to hear without ears or breathe without lungs, as to try to live a Christian life without the Spirit of God in your heart." - Dwight L. Moody
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