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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. 

News from the office:
* EFC-ER now has a YouTube channel! You can view a video of our work in Haiti in the current video.  More videos are coming!  These videos can be used during offerings, as part of sermons in October, or in small groups.  Other videos from EFC-ER are also on the channel.You can access our YouTube Channel here.

Upcoming Events:

*Oct. 17-19 - Northern Women's Retreat at Heartland Conference Center in Marengo, Ohio.  More details available on the WMF webpage. 

*Oct. 25 - Malone University is hosting a one-day training at Malone for ministries leaders.  Workshops for all kinds of ministries within the church will be offered. Equip2Serve Ministry Conference at Malone University.

*Nov. 14 - Malone University will begin their first annual Wesleyan Scholars Lecture entitled, "Holiness and Meditation: A Wesleyan Recipe for Renewal"
Dr. Jason Vickers will deliver the first lecture. Dr. Vickers is a well respected Wesleyan scholar and author. Registrations and details available online here.

*Nov. 14-15 - Youth Explosion, Friends Church, Willoughby Hills, OH
Details are here

Thinking of attending the Northern WMF Retreat?  

There's still room for ladies who would like to attend! 


A Grand Board Meeting
is being planned for all EFC-ER board members on all boards February 11-12, 2015.  Tentative plan is...
  • All-day at Jackson Friends Church in Massillon
  • Lunch will be served
  • Meeting together for worship, instruction, and fellowship
  • Meeting as individual boards for business

More details will be sent out when the date is confirmed. 


Now would be a good time to update your email with the office.  If you are a new board member or will begin your term in 2015, please email Julie Jenkins with your correct board and email address.  Thank you!  jjenkins@efcer.org.  


Keep the stories coming! We'll continue to post links.

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: jmcdonald@efcer.org.
Weekly Encourager for October 8, 2014
Please keep the John Williams family in prayer.
Our sympathies to retired pastor, Dr John Williams, Sr. on the passing of his wife, Geraldine (Gerry). 
She is also the mother of and Dr. John & Carol Williams, Jr. 
Calling hours and funeral will be this Saturday, Oct. 11th at Damascus Friends Church in Damascus, OH.  Calling hours will be from 12 to 1:00 PM with the funeral following at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to EFCI and sent to the W.O.C.

 * A Homecoming service was held last week at Ferry Rd. EFC. 
* Homecoming celebrations will be held this week at both Longview EFC and Rescue EFC on Oct 12.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month
Here are a few links with scriptures and helpful ideas to encourage your pastor:
Pastors, next week watch for details about Lion & Lamb's "2014 Pastor's Coffee" coming November 11 & 12th.

Prayers Requested
Pastor Johnny Glenn has surgery for prostate cancer scheduled for October 30th. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
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Donna Neff, Editor
 A Little Extra.... QUOTE FOR THE WEEK:


"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
~ John Wooden

Scripture Quote:
Phil. 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

 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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