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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 3 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!



Update on lodging options: The Comfort Inn has very few rooms available during Yearly Meeting.To receive our reduced rate, mention our code"Evangelical Friends group." Call the Comfort Inn (330-492-1331) to make your reservation as quickly as possible. 
Additional area hotels(without discounted rate) include:

Hampton Inn & Suites (330) 491- 4335

La Quinta (330) 492- 0151 

Fairfield Inn (330) 493-7373

<<<DURING YEARLY MEETING - volunteers need>>>
Looking for a way to "plug in" and help during Yearly Meeting? We still need help with:
* Nursery Workers  * Youth Volunteers for Children's Program       
* Drivers willing to shuttle folks to the airport or 
        other destinations during Yearly Meeting. 
* 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)


Attention Pastors! Be watching for details on a Marriage "Prepare/Enrich" Seminar (7/23/14) 

to be held the Wednesday following Yearly Meeting at the WOC. This is the perfect time, while you're in Canton, to take an extra day for certification or refreshment of skills and tools available to help prepare couples for marriage and enrich the marriages of folks in your church.  

Trinity International University Graduate is looking for pastors to participate in research project:
Paige Cunningham, with the Center for Bio Ethics and Human Dignity at Trinity International University, is looking for pastors who are willing to take part in a survey about pastors' awareness of health issues within their congregation.
Interested pastors simply need to take an on-line survey here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SMV2LPP)
The survey will close on Monday, July 14, 2014.

Thank you for continuing to pray for our churches in transitions of leadership...
Next week, we will update the list of churches with pastoral changes. Until then, please pray for all areas of the transition: wisdom & unity in churches as they discern God's leading; peace & provision for pastoral families as they make changes; finally, pray that God's kingdom will grow and that His people will flourish in His love.


Weekly Encourager for June 25, 2014

A Note from EFM (Evangelical Friends Mission)
Attention Mission-minded Friends!

Looking for a project for Sunday School?  VBS? Women's group?  Men's group?  Youth group? Missions emphasis?


Find the EFM Project List at friendsmission.com

  • Orphan scholarships in Bangladesh
  • Adult literacy programs in Nepal
  • Revival meetings in Bhutan
  • Leadership development in Aguascalientes
  • Locally sustaining Discipling for Development (D4D) in Rwanda
  • Blessing "mums" in Ireland

These are a few of the projects that support our missionaries in this united effort called EFM! 

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

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 A Little Extra.... QUOTE FOR THE WEEK:
Keep on holding on. God is faithful
Other men see only a hopeless end, 
but the Christian rejoices in endless hope. 
~ Gilbert Brenken
"He has made everything beautiful in its time." (Ecclesiastes. 3:11)
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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