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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-date 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. 

Keeping Prayer a High Priority
We trust that every church is sharing these prayer requests within their local prayer community. Here are this week's requests: 

1 -  Remember Wayne and Regina Evans as they travel to visit our missionaries in Europe this month.  
News from the Office:
* With a  transition  of staff at the World Outreach Center, if you have questions about the following, please contact: 
Internships and Scholarships - Julia McDonald
Pastoral Information and Church Information Sheets - Julie Jenkins
Apportionments - Debbie Entwistle
Camp Gideon - please email Julie Martin at  jmartin@efcer.org
* Church Secretaries, please email your  Monthly Statistic Reports to Julia McDonald at jmcdonald@efcer.org  or  mail them to the WOC to her attention. You can download the form here

Upcoming Events:
* September 12th 
- Beth Moore Simulcast
 available at two of our NEO churches:
* September 25-27 - Focus on Discipleship Conference at East Richland Friends Church. Visit www.focusconference.info or watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX_1fXfXgos for information. Use the code EFCER50 to receive a $50 discount. 
* October 15 
- Adult Ministries Fall Retreat 
from 11am - 3:30pm at the Amish Door in Wilmot, OH. For more information, visit www.efcer.org  or download the brochure here . The cost is $24 before September 9th and $29 after. 

Friends Adult Ministries 20th Annual Fall Retreat in Wilmot, OH.
For more information, visit www.efcer.org or download the brochure here
New Recorded Pastors
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 we recorded 10 new pastors. The Recording Service is a time when we recognize and dedicate those who have completed the requirements to be recorded as ministers by EFC-ER. 
While other denominations "ordain" ministers, the Evangelical Friends Church "records" the belief that God has "ordained" someone for ministerial service. It is our desire to follow God's leading even by the choice of these words.

Above: Jose and Sonia Urrutia (CL), Alex Feldman (NO), Matt McGovern (CL), Scott Crawford (FL), Michael Coats (PDMT), Scott Calhoun (NEO), Mike Dennis (GL), Eric Love (GL), and John Huber (VA). 
Friends Youth United 2015
Friends Youth United 2015
As part of Yearly Meeting, over 250 youth and their leaders came together at Malone University for Friends Youth United. Check out their video! 
Congratulations to Pastor Kevin and Sally Young (Friends Church: Willoughby Hills) on the birth of their son, Matthew Newman,  on Thursday, August 6th! 
Highlights from YM 2015
To watch the services from Yearly Meeting, click here
Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreats

The Northern Retreat will be held
October 9-11 at the Heartland Retreat Center.

 The Southern Retreat will be held
October 16-18 at the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks.

For registration information, visit www.efcer.org. 

NOTE: Evelyn Titus' (Northern registrar) number is (937) 363-2140 and her address is 19607 State Route 292, Ridgeway, OH 43345. 

Congratulations to Amy Black (Salem First Friends Church), the winner of the WMF logo contest! 

September will be Friends Action Month. This year the Friends Action Board is highlighting human trafficking and slavery. For more information about it, you can download the brochure  here .  
If your church has hosted a special event, and would like to share it in the Weekly Encourager, please email a write-up and pictures to Julia McDonald. We'd love to see what you are doing in your area! 
World Outreach Center
5350 Broadmoor Cir., NW
Canton, OH 44709
Julia McDonald, Editor
A Little Extra.... QUOTE  FOR THE WEEK:

" When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, 
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, 
It is well, it is well with my soul."  
- Horatio G. Spafford "It is Well With My Soul

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 Julia ( jmcdonald@efcer.org ) any of your suggestions, quotes,  and/or ideas for weekly encouragement .