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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 - 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 -Friends in Northeastern Ohio will want to support 

the ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ to raise funds for E.F.D.S. (Evangelical Friends Disaster Service)


Saturday, August 16  -  - -  4:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: Salem First Friends Church

1028 Jennings Ave. Salem, OH 44460

COST: $10.00

1/2 BBQ Chicken, potatoes, baked beans, salad & pie

Hot Dog meal for kids $4.00

Live entertainment & Silent Auction


3.    From the Office:

There will be no August mission bulletin insert.  

Look for one in September. 

Points for Prayer:
* We extend our love and sympathies to pastor Denny and Debra Seaver and family on the passing of Debra's father, Douglas Kirby. He was 89 years old.

* We extend our love and sympathies to missionaries Victor and Lori Tovar on the sudden passing of Lori's mother, Carole, who passed away on Aug. 5th. The Tovar family will be flying to Arizona to help with all the arrangements. 
A website has been set up for those wishing to help with airefare.

* This Thursday (Aug. 7), Friends leaders from across EFC-NA are gathering in Haviland, Kansas for a "National Friends Mulitplication Conference" at Barclay College. 
EFC-ER has 10 leaders attending. Pray for safety in travels, positive sharing of ideas and Holy Spirit-inspired enthusiasm, vision, and endurance to fulfill Christ's Great Commission.  May we strive to be "In Pursuit" of Christ with passion!

We're looking for 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! Please send your pictures and stories of Mission Trips, church events, etc. to Julia Barber: jbarber@efcer.org.
Repeating A few follow-up points to Yearly Meeting

1 - If you'd like to watch the complete videos of the 

     Yearly Meeting sessions, 

      everything is posted on-line. 


2 -The completed copy of the Delegate Packet (including the Outgoing Epistle) is available in digital format through the following link:
2014 EFC-ER YM Delegate Packet

3 - The 3 minute video shared during the closing service is available through the following link:

Weekly Encourager for August 6, 2014

Clarification of 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 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.


LET'S MOVE INTO THE DIGITAL AGE... but not leave behind those without digital skills.
Please be sure to print out copies of this newsletter for those without access to a digital copy. Printable pdf versions of this are available at our website:

Moving into the 
Digital Age... means keeping current with the EFC-ER website. 
* Invite your church to go to the website, bookmark it, and sign up for the Weekly Encourager. www.efcer.org 

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

 A Little Extra.... QUOTE FOR THE WEEK:
What a great time at the EFC-ER's Yearly Meeting
Here's a quote from Monday morning's General Superintendent Report: 
"Churches and ministries come to life when we bring people alive in Christ."

 "But I [Jesus], when I am lifted up from the earth, 
will draw all men to myself." (John 12:32)
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.
Stay tuned.... we've just begun!

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