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June 6, 2018
Evangelism and Discipleship Seminar
Presented by Reverend Art Hallett
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 8:30am – 11:30am
Multi-Ministry Area at First Friends Church, Canton

"This is an important event. I encourage every pastor and pastoral staff member to participate. Being able to share the Gospel is vital to effective ministry. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss." - Tom Crawford, Executive Director

Using the five fingers on your hand, Share Your Faith Workshops from Evangelism Explosion International (EE) introduces a Gospel presentation that’s easy to learn and hard to forget.

One of the main reasons believers don’t share their faith is that they feel ill-prepared. Through a Share Your Faith Workshop, the hand becomes a simple memory tool you use to share a Gospel presentation that has proven effective in every nation of the world. Each finger represents a key point of the Gospel. Share Your Faith Workshops also help you discern where God is working and show you how to join Him in it. You’ll learn how to engage people spiritually and pleasantly. No more arguments, and no more pressure. 

There is an accompanying workbook for this seminar (one per couple). Please RSVP by July 6th so we can order the appropriate number of workbooks. There is no required cost, but donations will be accepted at the door.
Drivers Needed for Yearly Meeting
We need a couple more drivers to help shuttle our Yearly Meeting guests flying in from out of town. Please sign up at www.efcer.org/ym18/volunteer . Have any questions before volunteering? Call Julie Jenkins for more info at (330) 493-1660.
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Concert Featuring Dr. Adlan Cruz
You are invited to a piano concert featuring Dr. Adlan Cruz on Monday, July 23 at 7:00pm at First Friends Church​. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event is free and all are welcome!

Pianist, director, musical producer and philanthropist, Dr. Adlan Cruz has demonstrated how the fusion of innate talent, a solid education, strong discipline, and determination can transcend all possible obstacles. A career that spans three decades, more than 30 musical productions, concerts in over 60 countries, plus more than 15 years teaching and making dreams come true through the foundation that bears his name, make him one of the most successful representatives of music and social commitment that the island of Puerto Rico has given the world.

Find out more about Dr. Adlan Cruz at his website: www.adlancruz.com . You can also find out about other Yearly Meeting events at www.efcer.org/ym18
Babir and Lalita Gautam - Please pray for Babir Gautam as he travels extensively throughout Bihar and Jharkhand to encourage the pastors and believers (Acts 14:21b-22). Pray for physical strength (as temperatures exceed 110 degrees) and spiritual renewal to God’s church in Bihar. Below are pictures from the VBS held in a school as a summer camp. 
Guatemala - Please pray for relief efforts in Guatemala. There were many deaths due to the eruption of the Fuego volcano. Several of our EFC-ER Hispanic churches have family members in Guatemala.
Yearly Meeting 2018
Have you checked out the schedule and information for Yearly Meeting at www.efcer.org/ym18?

Here are a few important deadlines to remember:

June 20 - Book hotel rooms to receive group rates
July 6 - RSVP to receive a " Share Your Faith" workbook
July 6 - Children's Program Counselor applications
July 13 - RSVP for All Pastors Luncheon
July 13 - Pre-register your child/children for the Children's Program
* 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. Information available at www.efcer.org/ym18 .
* July 22-27 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrolton, OH. Download the poster here .
* 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 .
* 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 .
Quote for the Week

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love; where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born into eternal life.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen."
- Excerpt from Midday Worship in Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
Julia McDonald, Editor | 1-800-334-8863 | jmcdonald@efcer.org | www.efcer.org
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