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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.
2 - Please keep the family of Jim Meyers in your prayers, who passed away Wednesday morning. Jim was a life-long member and elder at Portsmouth First Friends in Virginia and worked at Hampton First Friends. 
News from the Office:
* Wit h 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
Attention Pastors : If you did not pick up your license at Yearly Meeting, it will be mailed to you. Look for it in your mailbox within the next several days.
* Church Secretaries, please email your Monthly Statistic Reports to Julia McDonald at jmcdonald@efcer.org  or mail them to the WOC at her attention. 

Upcoming Events:
* August 6 and 7 - Global Leadership Summit will be broadcast at Friends Church, Willoughby Hills from 9:30am-5:30pm. Th ey will be host satellite location #370 for this year's Global Leadership Summit. Information and registration may be found at  www.whfriends.org/gls.
* September 12th - Beth Moore Simulcast  will at Damascus Friends Church from 10am - 5pm. Visit http://www.dfcnow.com/events/beth-moore-simulcastt for more information and registration. The cost is $10 and includes lunch. 
* 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. 

Thank you, Julie Martin!
Julie Martin joined the EFC-ER staff early in 2014, serving as secretary for Chris Jackson.  Julie was a vital part of our staff with a willingness to go the extra mile and serve as needed.  As of August, Julie is returning home full-time and will no longer be at the World Outreach Center.  She and husband Jim are expecting their third daughter in November.  Thank you, Julie, and may our Lord bless you and your growing family as you continue in His service.  We will miss you. 
{Philippians 1:3}
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! 

On June 22nd - June 24th, Orange Friends Church in Lewis Center, Ohio, hosted the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Sports Power Camp. It was a great week! They had 85 in attendance, and the best part was that at least 17 children raised their hands to accept Christ as their Savior!
You can watch the camp highlight video at: 

Mini Camp Update

Mini Camp campers played Capture the Flag and went canoeing.  They practiced their archery skills, and learned to rely on one another by doing trust falls.

Campers also enjoyed playing water games to cool off.

Continue to pray for the Camp Gideon leadership and staff as they head home and reflect on what God has done.
Highlights from YM 2015
To watch the services from Yearly Meeting, click here

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.... QUOTES  FOR THE WEEK:

"The circumstances we ask God to change are often the circumstances that God is using to change us.
- Max Lucado

"God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. 
He's working on you too." - Rick Warren

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 .