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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-the minute 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. 
New this week!
1 Congratulations to WOC team member, Julia Barber, now Julia McDonald! 
   Julia married TJ McDonald on Saturday, Aug. 9th.

2 - Hungry for Chicken? Don't Miss this Saturday's BBQ 


3 - Friends Adult Ministry Retreat Oct. 9th register now!

Harry Mosher with Adult Friends Ministry wishes to remind everyone that registrations for the 

19th Annual Fall Retreat on October 9th 

postmarked by September 9th will save $5.00 per person!

Download the promo flyer here.


Reminders from last week:

1 - Letter of support for Iraqi Christians has been sent. 

Dr. Wayne has sent a letter to President Obama expressing his concern about the persecution of Christians in Iraq by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

Click here to read a copy or request one from the WOC office by phone: 1-800-334-8863.


2.    From the Office:

There will be no August mission bulletin insert.  

Look for one in September. 

Ickes Discipleship & Evangelism Scholarships
Pastors and Outreach Elders:
There are funds available for discipleship training through the 
Ickes Discipleship & Evangelism Scholarship offered by East Richland Friends Church.  If you would like to apply, the download the application   here.

We're still collecting stories from our churches!
Has your church experienced a great mission trip, VBS, outreach project or hosted a memorable event lately?
We'd like to hear about it and share it with our wider Friends family via website, print or other media venues as they are developed. 
Please send your pictures and stories of Mission Trips, church events, etc. to Julia (Barber) McDonald: jbarber@efcer.org.
Missionary Speakers Available
We are pleased to announce that the following missionaries 
will be with us this fall:
* Flavio Travassos and Tele Moraes (Brazil) in September
* Arun and Shobha Massey (India) in September
* Dan Cammack (EFM) in October
* Todd James (EFM / CSRM) in October
For scheduling, email Julie Jenkins (jjenkins@efcer.org)
We ask that you provide a  meal before or after their time with you and overnight lodging if necessary.  

Please consider mid-week Bible studies, coffee get-togethers, and home dinners, as well as church services, when thinking of connecting your congregation with our missionaries. Available dates are limited.  
Weekly Encourager for August 13, 2014

Still an URGENT NEED for Volunteers for the WMF's Northern Retreat:
Kathy Johnson 
is in need of two women willing to lead teams:
1 - Hospitality Team
Responsibilities include greeting ladies as they come to the retreat and directing them to cabins, along with ushering for both Saturday and Sunday morning offerings.
2 - Decorating Team
Responsibilities would include table decorations 
for Saturday evening banquet and stage decorations for weekend. 
For more information in these areas, please contact Kathy Johnson
directly via e-mail:
or cell phone: 330-853-5288. 


WMF President, Heather Graham


Sisters in the Harvest trip to Jamaica: January 10-17, 2015 


Women join us for a time of ministry to our sisters in

Jamaica. We will be holding one day conferences around the island of Jamaica, for Friends sisters in Jamaica.  At this time we will be presenting these ladies with the  totes we have been collecting.  


If you would like more information 

or an application contact 

Heather Graham at heather.livingbranch@hotmail.com 

or by phone at:

(330) 933-1200 or  

Ruth Harsh at rhrash@northwood.com 

or  by phone at (330) 853-5795


 Click here

for complete brochure.


World Outreach Center
5350 Broadmoor Cir., NW
Canton, OH 44709
Donna Neff, Editor

 A Little Extra.... QUOTE FOR THE WEEK:


This week's quote comes from Kay Wilson, coordinator for the prayer team 
that was organized for the Friends Church Multiplication Seminar 
last weekend in Haviland, Kansas. 

"The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity

If we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure, and disappointment, let us answer God's standing, "Call unto me, 

and I will answer thee, and show thee great and might things which tour knowest not!" 

- J. Hudson Taylor


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 Donna any of your suggestions and/or ideas for this weekly encouragement.

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