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April 18, 2018

Brazil - God is doing exciting work through our Friends efforts in Brazil. Watch Maria das Gracas' video (to the left) and pray for SBU, not SSS Christians in Brazil and in the US! (Romans 12:1-2)

Guest Speaker Opportunity
Dan Cammack, Director of Evangelical Friends Mission (EFM), is coming to EFC-ER and is available to speak in our Ohio churches, bringing EFC world-wide mission updates.

Dan has limited times available May 4-14, for a worship service, small group Bible studies, or in-home dinners. Contact Julie Jenkins at jjenkins@efcer.org.org for more information.
Pastor/ Staff Openings : Alliance Friends Church (Lead Pastor and Youth Assistant. Info available here ), Cleveland Community Friends (Part-time Pastor), Canton First Friends (Sports Ministries Director), Putnam Friends (Part-time Pastor), North Olmsted EFC (Adult Discipleship Pastor), Ypsilanti (Pastor). Contact Randy Heckert ( rheckert@efcer.org ) for more information about these positions.
Bellefontaine Friends Pastor Matthew and Stacey Sandlin welcomed Levi Allen Sandlin on April 6th @ 8:07am weighing 7.6 lbs at 20.5”. Stacey & Levi are both doing great!
Camp Gideon Work Day
You are invited to join the Camp Gideon staff on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for a work day to help prepare the camp grounds for the 2018 summer camp season. Contact Camp Gideon at (330) 247-2474 for more information. Please RSVP if you plan to participate so they can plan lunch accordingly. 
A Note of Appreciation
During the past 14 years, Joyce Sams has coordinated the management of our mission houses. Joyce has arranged the scheduling and oversight of volunteer housekeepers from Alliance Friends, and provided many various services to make sure our missionaries were welcomed to their home-away-from-home. Thank you, Joyce, and may God continue to bless you for your unselfish service to others for Christ’s sake.  
National Day of Prayer Events
Jackson Friends Church in Massillon, OH invites you to join them on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 5-8pm for the National Day of Prayer. Join in prayer for our families, churches, businesses, schools, and nation.

You are invited to join East Richland Evangelical Friends Church in St. Clairsville, OH at the Belmont County Courthouse Plaza on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 11:30am for the National Day of Prayer Observance.This event will feature Pastor Jerry Wenger as the speaker. Download complete details here .
Where Are You?
Thank you to our churches who have submitted their information so that we could update our database.

We are still looking for several of our churches to submit their information so that we can keep communicating with our churches region-wide. Please take time  this week  to send us your:

  1. Church information
  2. Leadership contacts
  3. Membership/ regular attenders information

Thanks for your help!
Upcoming Events
* April 18-20 - Multiplication Team Meetings at the EF HQ
* April 23-25 - Leadership Development Team Meetings at the EF HQ
* April 26-27 - Finance & Administration Team Meetings at the EF HQ
* April 27-29 - Soul Blast 2018 in Battle Creek, MI. More info at www.soulblast.org .
* May 4 - Malone University Baccalaureate. Find out more at www.malone.edu .
* May 5 - Malone University Commencement Ceremony at Faith Family Church in Canton, OH. Details available at www.malone.edu/graduation .
* May 5 - Camp Gideon Work Day. Call (330) 247-2474 for more information and to RSVP.
* May 7-11 - Pastors Conference in Pipestem, WV. Download the brochure here .
* May 11-12 - Malone University Board of Trustees Meetings
* May 22-24 - Oversight Board Meetings at the EF HQ
* June & July - Camp Gideon Summer Camp. Dates available at www.campgideon.org .
* June 10-13 - "Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline: Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church" at George Fox University. Details available at www.renovare.org/40/fox .
* June 11-15 - "Mission: Possible" Word & Work Retreat at Indian Cave Youth Camp in Sutherlin, VA (sponsored by New Life Community Church).
* July 21-24 - Yearly Meeting 2018 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH. Brochures and information coming soon!
* July 22-27 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrolton, OH. Download the poster here .
* July 27-30 - PDJC (Piedmont District Junior Camp) at Indian Cave Youth Camp in Sutherlin, VA. Contact: Zonya Ledyard  276-521-3711
* August 1-3 - National Friends Multiplication Conference at Barclay College. Download more info here .
* September 14-16 - Men's Retreat. Save the date!
* December 28-January 1 - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at www.friendssummit.com .
Quotes for the Week

"We must allow the Word of God to correct us in the same way we allow it to encourage us." - A.W. Tozer

"For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." - Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
Julia McDonald, Editor | 1-800-334-8863 | jmcdonald@efcer.org | www.efcer.org
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