April 22, 2020
Please pray for Babir Gautam and his co-workers in Bihar Province in India. India is in the midst of a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has made getting food very difficult for many under-resourced people. Babir's team has been working diligently to provide food supplies to those in need. Please pray for safety, health, and the necessary resources as they serve others. 
Resource Library
Looking for something new to read? The Church Health Team compiled a list and descriptions of resources that you and your church can use for discipleship and missional engagement. You can access these resources at  www.efcer.org/resourcelibrary .
COVID-19 Congregational Relief Fund
The COVID-19 Congregational Relief Fund provides grants to help church communities that may not have the means to recover from the unprecedented COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

The fund will accept grant requests of up to $5,000 each. Recipient churches may use the grants to meet their congregational financial needs (such as rent, mortgage, utilities, staff salaries, etc.) or to assist families and individuals in their midst. Priority will be given to racially and ethnically diverse churches serving in historically under-resourced communities, i.e. communities and households that are underbanked, underinsured, and/or uninsured. 

Find out more here (English) and here (Spanish), or visit the Everence website . The application is available here (English and Spanish).
Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events .

* April 27-28 - Leadership Development Team Meetings (WebEx)
* April 30 - Multiplication Team Meetings (WebEx)
* May 1 - Finance and Administration Team Meeting (WebEx)
* May 13-14 - Oversight Board Meetings
* May 25 - Evangelical Friends Headquarters CLOSED
* July 17-20 - Yearly Meeting 2020 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH.
Quote for the Week

" The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?" - Psalm 27:1 (NIV)