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July 11, 2018
Missions Champions Gathering 
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Do you have a heart for promoting EFC-ER missions in your church? Then join us at Yearly Meeting on Monday, July 23 from 5:00-6:15pm to dialogue over pizza on how EFC-ER can better resource your church in this vital ministry. A donation of $5 requested. Please note: no childcare will be provided during this time.

Please RSVP here ASAP so we can make adequate arrangements.
Pension Plan Consultations at Yearly Meeting
Pastors, a representative from Cornerstone Capital Advisors will be available on Monday, July 23 at Yearly Meeting to discuss your pension plan. Thirty-minute consultations are available from 8:30am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm. Advanced sign-up is required to allow the consultants enough time to review your plan. Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4aaaae2aaafd0-efcer .
Volunteers Needed for Yearly Meeting
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We are still looking for friendly volunteers to help with Yearly Meeting. Specific areas include:

  • Hospitality Team: drinks, set-up, and dessert reception
  • Children's Program Interpreter
  • Drivers
  • Tear-Down Crew
  • On-site First Responders

You can view time slots and sign up to help at www.efcer.org/ym18/volunteer .

We also need a couple volunteers to help in the nursery. Contact Julie Jenkins (jjenkins@efcer.org) if you are available to help.
Dave and Cindy Aufrance - Pray for RiverGrace Church and their new Spanish-speaking service. Pray for Dave as he mentors Pastor Tommy who will assume leadership. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and for Dave's CT scan in August (Exodus 15:26). Pray for Cindy's current visit in the United States. We hope you come to hear her at Yearly Meeting.

Abe and Diane Bible - Please pray for the Bibles as Diane’s mother’s health needs require a change in her facility care. This has resulted in an unanticipated trip to the Canton area, allowing them to attend YM. We hope you can come to hear them.   
All Pastors Luncheon - RSVP by Friday
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All pastors, pastoral staff, and spouses are invited to a complimentary luncheon on Monday, July 23 at 12:15pm in the Malone University Johnson Center Dining Room. We are pleased to offer childcare (including lunch) at First Friends, Canton. Please RSVP by THIS Friday, July 13. We appreciate your attention to this deadline so that we can plan childcare and meals accordingly. 
National Friends Multiplication Conference
August 1-3, 2018
Barclay College | Haviland, KS

The National Friends Church Multiplication Conference is a gathering of evangelically-minded Friends leaders, students, and others who have a heart for church planting and who want to be faithful to do our part to fulfill the Great Commission through the Friends Church.

Find out more information and watch a special invitation from main speaker Dave Ferguson here!
Camp Gideon on the Go
Sixty-five adults and teens (pictured right) from Friends churches in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Kansas partnered with Camp Gideon to serve in Salineville, OH on June 10-14, 2018. You can watch a brief highlight video here.
* June & July - Camp Gideon Summer Camp. Dates available at www.campgideon.org .
* July 21-24 - Yearly Meeting 2018 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH. Information available at www.efcer.org/ym18 .
* July 22-27 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrolton, OH. Download the poster here .
* July 25-27 - Evangelical Friends Headquarters CLOSED.
* July 27-30 - Piedmont District Junior Camp (PDJC) 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. Updates will be available at www.meninmissions.org .
* September 28-30 - Southern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat. Watch the promo video here . Download the brochure here .
* October 12-14 - Northern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat. Save the date! Questions? Contact Megan Condo .
* December 28-January 1 - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at www.friendssummit.com .
Quotes for the Week

"We say things like, 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,' and 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart.' Then we live and plan like we don't believe God even exists. We try to set up our lives so everything will be fine even if God doesn't come through. But true faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God's fidelity to His promises." - Francis Chan

"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." - John 15:5 (ESV)
Julia McDonald, Editor | 1-800-334-8863 | jmcdonald@efcer.org | www.efcer.org
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