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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. 

Visit www.efcer.org/ym2015 to download all of the YM materials. 

We still need:
- a woman fluent in Spanish to stay on campus and help with registrations Friday afternoon through Wednesday morning. 
- a nurse to serve our YM attendees on campus Saturday morning through Tuesday evening.
- a couple drivers to help transport guests to and from the airport and Malone's campus. 

Contact Julie Jenkins jjenkins@efcer.org i f you are available.

We are in need of 
counselors for the Children's Program at Yearly Meeting. The
 application may be downloaded here and sent to Kris Lackey at Canton First Friends (5455 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44714). Adults are welcome to apply as well. 
Room and board at Malone and meals are provided. For more information about the Children's Program visit: 

Housing and Lodging: Due to insurance and Malone University policies as well as safety during emergencies, we must provide Malone Safety a list of ALL individuals staying in the dormitories EACH night. Therefore, it is very important that individuals who register are very clear with the names of family members staying with them as well as the exact nights lodging will be needed.  Last minute changes can still be made, but please be considerate by contacting Connie Bancroft if arrival will be different than originally made.

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 - Please pray for Pastor John Downs (Achilles Friends Church) who will go to the hospital early Wednesday morning for heart procedures. John and Judy are optimistic about this and we all trust the Lord for good results.
2 - Remember our pastors, staff, and delegates in prayer as we prepare for Yearly Meeting in the next week. 
News from the Office:
* Pension Plan Participants: Cornerstone Capital Advisors will be present to meet with participants at Yearly Meeting. For more information, download the letter  here. To schedule a time to meet with an advisor, call Megan Nall at 1-800-448-5319 or email mnall@ccadvisors.com by July 18th.

Upcoming Events:
* July 14-17 - Aliquippa Missions Trip  in Aliquippa, PA. 
* July 17 - Friends Heritage Symposium at 6:30pm in the Brehme Conference Center at Malone University. 
* July 18 
- Mission Encounter 
at Malone University in the Hoover Dining Commons from 5-7pm.  Tickets are $15. Tickets are required to attend, but tickets will be available for purchase at the door.   Download the registration from the brochure  here . Send registrations to the WOC or call Julia McDonald at (330) 493 - 1660.
* July 18-21 - Yearly Meeting at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Download the materials and brochure at www.efcer.org/ym2015. 
* July 18-21 - Friends Youth United at Malone University (East Campus) in Canton, Ohio. For all students in 6th-12th grade. Download the brochure here. Please send registrations to the EFC-ER c/o Julie Martin. 
* September 25-27 - Focus on Discipleship Conference at East Richland Friends Church. Visit www.focusconference.info for information and registration. The early bird deadline has been extended to July 31st. Use the code EFCER50 to receive a $50 scholarship. 
* 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.

Yearly Meeting - Bring your Yearbook survey!
The Communications Board would really like your input to evaluate the use of our Yearbook. Send your survey to the World Outreach Center or bring it to the Welcome Center during Yearly Meeting to pick up a little, sweet treat. If you have already sent in your survey, visit the Welcome Center during Yearly Meeting for your treat. Thank you for your help! 

Day Camp Update

The Day Campers enjoyed activities such as swimming, archery, and games. The leaders loved the time they were able to spend with the kids. The campers and leaders learned more about what it means to follow God through the unique ministry at camp.

Now campers will be a ble to play on a new swing set thanks to the staff and volunteers who put it together! 
Women's Missionary Fellowship Fall Retreat

Northern Retreat
October 9-11 at the Heartland Retreat Center.
Southern Retreat
October 16-18 at the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks.

For registration information, visit www.efcer.org. Brochures have been mailed and are available at your church.

NOTE: Evelyn Titus's (Northern Retreat registrar) number is (937) 363-2140. Churches, please make a note of this change. 

" Half a century after 
The Spirit of Holiness  was first published, Wayne Evans invites you to revisit the timeless truths Cattell shares. Evans has added at the end of each section notations that stimulate discussion and enhance relevance. As Evans points out, 'This book is about practical everyday Christianity."

If you are interested in a copy of the revised  The Spirit of Holiness , visit: 
www.barclaypressbookstore.com. Lion and Lamb bookstore will have some copies available at Yearly Meeting. 
Morningside Friends Church is seeking two new staff members:

1. Full time student ministry leader for middle and high school youth. 

2. Full time worship and worship arts leader. 

Morningside is a diverse church community and serves the Port St. Lucie community through two campuses. Those inquiring should having training and experience in the appropriate field. Bachelor's degree required.  Contact the church at 772-335-5166 if you are interested. 
World Outreach Center
5350 Broadmoor Cir., NW
Canton, OH 44709
Julia McDonald, Editor
A Little Extra.... QUOTE  FOR THE WEEK:

"Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. 
But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, 
our prayers do make a difference." - Max Lucado

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 .