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April 25, 2018
Tony and Agi Frei - Pray for Tony and Agi as they train leaders in their mission works in Croatia, Serbia, Kolked, and Komio' (pictured below). Praise God for those who recently responded to the Gospel and pray for lasting fruit (John 15:5).
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 Young Adult 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.
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. 
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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 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!
* September 28-30 - Southern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat. Watch the promo video here .
* October 12-14 - Northern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat.
* December 28-January 1 - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at www.friendssummit.com .
EFC-MAYM Leach Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of the Leach Scholarship Endowment is to assist students who are members of the Friends Church and who are involved in graduate studies in preparation for ministry. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, pastoral ministry, missionary service, Christian education, and youth ministry. Enrollment is not limited to specific institutions; however, those with an evangelical orientation will be given priority when reviewing applications for scholarships. The application deadline is June 1. Additional information on the Leach Scholarship, including an online application, can be found on the EFC-MAYM website:  http://www.efcmaym.or g/leach-graduate-scholarship/ .
Friends Summit 2018
Summit 2018 is a great National Friends Gathering that gives our young adults (ages 16 to 26) the chance to be together with others in their generation from Friends Churches around the Country and allows them to seem themselves as part of the larger Friends movement. This conference will include worship experiences, relevant speakers, small group round table discussions, and great social times for groups to be with each other.
Director of Finance Position
Applications are being received for the Director of Finance and Development for Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church. Significant accounting experience is required, including fixed assets, fund accounting, experience with financial reviews, budgeting, and financial reporting. A job description is available at www.nwfriends.org. Please send resumes to Retha McCutchen (retha@nwfriends.org. For more information, contact Retha at (503) 810-3710.
Quotes for the Week

"Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that He may come and rain righteousness upon you."
- Hosea 10:12 (ESV)
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