February 24, 2016
Upcoming Events

* March 11-13 - RESCHEDULED Youth Awakening 
youth retreat. Visit www.nlccalive.org  for details. 
* March 18-20 - Reconnect retreat for youth workers at Orange Friends Church in Columbus, OH. Download the brochure here
* April 22-24 - Soul Blast youth retreat for students in 6th-12th grade (especially designed for youth groups) in Battle Creek, MI. Visit www.soulblast.org for registration and details or watch the  promo video:  https://vimeo.com/148521620 .
* April 29-May 1 - EFC-ER Men's Retreat at Heartland Retreat Center in Marengo, OH. Visit www.meninmissions.org  for updates. Brochures will be mailed to churches soon. Note: If your church brings 10 men, your pastor gets to come free! 
* May 10-13 - Spring Pastors' Conference  at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV. Brochures are coming in the mail and will be available online soon! 
* July 23-26 - Yearly Meeting  at Malone University in Canton, OH.
* July 23-26 - Friends Youth United  at Malone University in Canton, OH for students in 6th-12th grade. New this year: the group will head to the Alive Music Festival on Saturday night. For updates, photos, videos and more, like Friends Youth United on Facebook Like us on Facebook or download the flyer here
* September 23-25 - Southern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat  in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
* October 7-9 - Northern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat  at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek, OH. The guest speaker for both retreats will be Stephanie Fast who will share on the topic of "All Things Are Possible." Check out her website at www.stephaniefast.org. 
Celebrate with Friends

Arun and Shoba Massey have become owners of the Joyful Children's Home (pictured left) in India through the Caring Hands organization. They celebrated the new home on February 7, with a special meal for everyone. We join Arun and Shoba in celebrating God's faithfulness and the generosity of His people! To find out more about Caring Hands, visit  http://caringhandsindia.com.
News You Can Use

During tax season, our Treasurer, Debbie Entwistle will have abbreviated hours. She will be in early mornings Monday through Friday. 

- Last call for end-of-year statistical reports! We are not publishing the individual statistics in the Yearbook this year, but we do need your church's report to publish an up-to-date summary of Eastern Region. Download the form here.

- If you have any monthly statistics reports from 2015, please send those to Julia as well. A digital form is available here. Thank you! 

- Treasurers: To provide clarity when paying dental or voluntary life insurance, please be sure to list the names of the people who the payment is for on the check. 

For more information and updates, please visit our website at www.efcer.org or contact us at 330-493-1660. We will be glad to assist you.
Quotes for the Week

If you're not confident in the authority of the scriptures, 
you will be a slave to what sounds right.
- Matt Chandler
Julia McDonald, Editor | 1-800-334-8863 | jmcdonald@efcer.org | www.efcer.org
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