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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. 
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Yearly Meeting is only 4 weeks away!

Yearly Meeting Brochures, Posters and more have been mailed to every church... watch for materials and join with Friends for a great time of worship, business and good fellowship!



It has come to our attention that the Comfort Inn has limited rooms available during Yearly Meeting. If you expect to stay there, you will need to use our code"Evangelical Friends group"  in order to ensure a room. Please call the Comfort Inn (330-492-1331) to make your reservation as quickly as possible. 
<<<DURING YEARLY MEETING - volunteers need>>>
Pastors, we have a needs for nursery workers, and drivers during Yearly Meeting. We are also  in need of a bus and driver for our children's program on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  Please call(1-800-334-8863) or email Julie Jenkins (jjenkins@efcer.org) with your recommendations of those she could contact for these specific areas.

Children's Program - Youth Volunteers Needed

(6th grade & older, room & board included)

Volunteers needed to help look after the children attending Yearly Meeting. Room and board provided for volunteers, but youth volunteers must be attending Yearly Meeting with a parent/guardian. Daily field trips and activities are included.


If interested in helping please email Kris Lackey at klackey@firstfriends.org. Volunteers must be in 6th grade or older and will be assigned to work with either preschool age or elementary age children.


5K/ 1 Mile Walk for Missions - Returning this year!

Attention all Pastors!! We want you to get involved in our 5K race/ 1 mile walk this year at Yearly Meeting. There will be a prize awarded for the first pastor to finish the 5K plus we are encouraging all participants to gather sponsors for your racing/walking. All proceeds will go to missions. There will also be a prize for the person who raises the most support. Registration forms available on line by Friday. (http://www.efcer.org/ym2014/5k)

Now is the time to register for summer activities! 
Youth Ministry options
Please keep in mind that we will be needing teen volunteers to help with the Children's Ministry Program during Yearly Meeting. 
If you have teens who have a heart for children, they may want to volunteer during Yearly Meeting dates (July 19-22). 
Details listed above.

An Update on Hungary Prayer Request...
* Our Friends in Hungary report:
Tony Frei communicated his thanks for the prayers. He felt the meeting with Parliament was positive. The government officials will rule on EFC-Hungary's church status within the next few months.
"We are in God's hands.Thank you for your help and for your love! 
God bless you!    Tony Frei, Dir. for EFC-Hungary
 We send our sympathies to husband Chuck and the the family of Shirley Brown, former President of CE for EFC-ER. 
Shirley passed away on June 15, 2014 at the age of 79. A celebration of her life will be held at Byhalia Friends Church at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 19. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
* Please keep retired missionary Mary Evelyn Moore in your prayers as she recovers from an unexpected heart angioplasty procedure on Tuesday, June 10th. 
* Please keep Mark Hartman (Van Wert Friends) as he recovers from knee surgery.
Thank you for continuing to Pray...
Please be in prayer for churches with pastoral transitions.
Weekly Encourager for June 18, 2014

Follow Camp Gideon's Summer on their Web & Facebook pages! Photos from each week are posted on the Website and counselors, events & fun facts are posted several times a week on the Facebook page. Don't miss out on their current news! Thank you for praying for God's blessing and working in the lives of campers & counselors this summer. 

Attention WMF Leaders!

Completed Reading Lists for 2013-14 are due by July 1st.

Pat Varmuzek, our new WMF Reading Coordinator, requests that WMF presidents  contact her by July 1st with their totals for the 2013-2014  Reading Contest.


World Outreach Center
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Canton, OH 44709
Donna Neff, Editor

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 

 A Little Extra.... QUOTE FOR THE WEEK:
Keep on holding on. God is faithful. ~ Kathy Hardee
"You are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now." (Joshua 23:8)
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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