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Welcome to EFC-ER's Weekly Encourager. We trust that this will become a bright spot each week in your emails. The purpose of the Weekly Encourager is to provide up-to-the minute information about region-wide events, prayer requests and helpful resources from the local churches. We will close each email with a quick quote and/or survey to gather helpful resources from leaders to share with our wider Friends family. 
Hey Pastors! There's still room for you at the Pastor's Retreat. You won't want to miss this special time as, together, our leaders explore "New Beginnings."
Some scholarships available.
Spring Retreat Brochures have been mailed to churches. 

Pastor's Conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee - May 6-9, 2014, Although discounted rates were concluded on March 31st, rooms are still available. Brochures have been mailed to every pastor. More details and brochure available on-line.

Men in Missions Retreat will feature Preston Sprinkle - May 2-4, 2014, More details available on-line.
We extend sympathies to the following Friends leaders, as they deal with the loss of a family member.
* Pastor Matt & Beth Smith of Battle Creek, MI on the recent passing of Beth's father, Wayne Robenstine.
* Our sympathies to Meg Carpenter and family on the passing of her husband, Robert "Bob" James Carpenter, retired Friends pastor. Bob entered heaven on January 21, 2014 at the age of 80.  

Spring means transitions for some church leadership. Please be in prayer for these churches with pastoral openings this spring.
* Penn Friends Church (Michigan District) *
* Raisin Valley Friends (Michigan District)
* Goshen Friends (Western Ohio District)
* Mt. Carmel (Western Ohio District)
* Salem Southeast Friends (Northeastern Ohio District)
* Portsmouth, RI (Colonial District)
      (*Penn Friends is a new affiliate, pending delegate approval.)
It's not too late to promote EFM's Easter Offering!
EFM's 2014 Easter Offering materials are now available on-line. Bulletins, posters, helpful summaries of ministry and photos from the Philippines are available through EFM or our website.
2014 EFM Easter Offering
http://www.efcer.org/missions-easter 2014
Staying connected with Friends, April 4, 2014
Have you noticed the new look of our Logo?
Evangelical Friends around the cross, around the world.  
A complete media kit with suggested guidelines, images and fonts are available.
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Donna Neff
 A Little Extra.... QUOTE FOR THE WEEK:
"We may think God wants actions of a certain kind, 
but God wants people of a certain kind." (C.S. Lewis)

We hope you've enjoyed catching up with news from the EFC-ER office.
More information and news will be coming each week.
Please send Donna any of your suggestions and/or ideas for this weekly encouragement.
Stay tuned.... we've just begun!

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