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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 need a woman fluent in Spanish to stay on campus and help with registrations Friday evening through Wednesday morning. Lodging and meals will be provided. Please call the World Outreach Center at 1-800-334-8863 if you are interested. 

Are you a school 
on summer break? Our thanks to Crystal Marx for her years of service as our nurse during Yearly Meeting. Due to family responsibilities, Crystal is taking a break this summer. If you would like to serve our YM attendees on campus Monday and Tuesday of Yearly Meeting, please contact Julie Jenkins at (330) 493 - 1660 or jjenkins@efcer.org. Lodging and meals at Malone are provided.

The Yearly Meeting brochures and delegate forms have been mailed. You may download the letter here and delegate form here. Please return your delegate forms to Julia McDonald at jmcdonald@efcer.org or mail them, to her attention, to the WOC. 

We are in need of 
counselors for the Children's Program at Yearly Meeting. T
he application may be downloaded here and sent to Kris Lackey at Canton First Friends (5444 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44714). Adults are welcome to apply as well. 
Room and board at Malone and meals are provided.
Mission Encounter
Saturday, July 18th 5-7pm 
at the Malone Hoover Dining Commons

Join us to celebrate the answers to your prayers and the fruit of your giving during the past year. God is using Friends in missions work around the world! Come for the conversation and leave encouraged. We will have the  the Tovars as our guest speakers. 
Additional missionaries include: Bob and Debbie (Nepal), Cindy Aufrance (Hong Kong), Dan Cammack (EFM), Tele Moraes (Brazil), and Gary Wright (World Renewal). 
Tickets are $15. New this year: tickets are required to attend, but tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Please make reservations in advance so we can accurately prepare to accommodate all. 

Download the registration from the brochure here. Send registrations to the WOC or call Julia McDonald at (330) 493 - 1660. 

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 keep Victor and Lori Tovar in your prayers with the passing of Victor's mother last Wednesday, June 10. If you are interested in sending money to help the Tovars, personal checks may be sent to 705 - 12th Street NW, Canton, OH 44703.
2 - Pray for Sangi V. (Nepal) wh o was admitted to the hospital for an infection in her chest, fever, high blood sugar, stones in her kidney, and a urinal infection, due to diabetes and complications during the earthquake. 
3 - Hannah Lowe is making gradual and promising steps to recovery. She will have physical rehab for the next three weeks to strengthen her left side. Thanks to everyone for the prayer support! 
4 - Craig Henry has been readmitted to the Cleveland Clinic. Please keep him in your prayers as well. 
News from the Office:
  * We are pleased to announce that the Michigan District has been renamed the Great Lakes District
* The Burundi Evangelical Friends Church of Louisville (Kentucky) will hold their first service on July 12, 2015 at 1:30pm. 
* The National Association of Evangelicals has launched their new brand and website, which you can visit at  www.NAE.net.

Upcoming Events to Keep in Your Prayers:
* July 14-17 - Aliquippa Missions Trip  in Aliquippa, PA. The Aliquippa Mission Team 2015 is a God-centered experience for youth. You may find the brochure  here or visit  www.efcer.org. Contact Battle Creek Friends (269) 968 - 9376 for more information and to register. Early registration (by June 24) is $100 and after June 24, the cost is $115.
* July 17 - Friends Heritage Symposium at 6:30pm in the Brehme Conference Center at Malone University. 
* July 18-21 - Yearly Meeting at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Download the materials and brochure at www.efcer.org/ym2015. 
* September 25-27 - Focus on Discipleship Conference at East Richland Friends Church. Visit www.focusconference.info for information and registration. 
* 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.

Planning for 2016:
* January 23-25, 2016 - Youth Awakening
* July 23-26, 2016  - Yearly Meeting
* October 9-11, 2016
 - Northern Women's Retreat
* October 16-18, 2016 - Southern Women's Retreat
* November 11-13, 201 6  - Youth Explosion
Caring Hands - Save Our Dream Home
Caring Hands works to reach women and children trapped by the Devidasi system and gives families better futures through the power of Christ Jesus. You can learn more about their ministry at www.caringhandsindia.com  and view their current project at: 
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1083476031667392&pnref=story. Note: you will need to friend request Caring Hands on Facebook to view the video. 
Friends Youth United 2015
at Yearly Meeting
July 18-21, 2015 
at the East Campus 
(corner of 25th and Harvard)
at  Malone University
For all students in 6th-12th grade. 
Download the brochure here. Please send registrations to the EFC-ER c/o Julie Martin.
Cultivate Community at Malone University

Global Leadership Summit August 6 and 7
Friends Church, Willoughby Hills would like you to know they will be host satellite location #370 for this year's Global Leadership Summit. It will be broadcast from 9:30am-5:30pm. Information and registration may be found at www.whfriends.org/gls.
Help WMF celebrate 40 years of retreats by submitting your entry for our t-shirt logo contest! Please keep in mind:
- it is our 40th anniversary
- we would like WMF or Women's Missionary Fellowship in the design
- to reduce cost, please design in black and white
- the deadline is July 1st

Submit entries to Amy Breazeal at 148 Fawcett Ct. NW, Canton, OH 44708 or mrskooth@gmail.com. 

Everyone will get the chance to vote at the WMF table at Yearly Meeting. The winner will be announced at the WMF luncheon on July 20th. 
World Outreach Center
5350 Broadmoor Cir., NW
Canton, OH 44709
Julia McDonald, Editor
A Little Extra.... QUOTE  FOR THE WEEK:

" Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.
- Elisabeth Elliot

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 .