April 4, 2018
Pastors Conference 2018
This year's Pastors Conference will be held May 7-11, 2018, at Pipestem Resort State Park in Pipestem, WV. You can find out more about the park here.

Speakers include Tom Crawford (EFC-ER Executive Director), Ed Walsh (EFC-ER Ministry Director of Finance & Administration and Church Health), and Randy Heckert (EFC-ER Ministry Director of Leadership Development and Multiplication).

The schedule and registration information are available in the brochure and on our website at www.efcer.org/pastorsconference .

Please note that the deadline to register is this Saturday, April 7, 2018 . Contact the Evangelical Headquarters to find out about scholarship funds for Pastors Conference.
Voicu and Ana Marian - Please pray for Voicu and Ana as they provide youth activities and English lessons for community children. Especially pray for two 9th graders, Denis and Lau (Lawrence), that God will open their hearts to His love (Acts 16:14).

Praise - We praise God for many positive responses to the Gospel over Easter weekend in EFC-ER. Please let us know how God worked at your church so we can celebrate together!
Ministers Licenses for 2018
Pastors, a friendly reminder that the deadline to apply for a ministers license is April 13, 2018. This license is for all pastors who are serving in a local church and have not been recorded yet.

Please note: you will need to complete and submit an application even if you submitted one last year.

Please complete the application and email it to Julia McDonald at jmcdonald@efcer.org or mail it to the Evangelical Friends Headquarters at 5350 Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton, OH 44709.

Note: any applications received after April 13 may not be considered for licensure in 2018.
1) Churches, as we prepare to print and send brochures and bulletin inserts to your church for Yearly Meeting 2018, please take one minute to fill out the two questions at this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/0b5AGCeB6sG1wsKi2 . This information will help us to update our records and send the appropriate amount of materials to your church. Please submit your response by April 6th. 

2) Pastor/ Staff Openings : 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.
Phone System Available
The Evangelical Friends Headquarters is offering a good, used, working Toshiba DP 5032-SD phone system for $350. The set includes 7 programmable, multi-line, 40-button phones and 3 programmable, multi-line, 20-button phones, along with a compatible Strata communication module, model CHSU40A2. Information on the system can be viewed here.

Please note: This system will need technical installation. It will be sold as is. The system will need to be picked up from the office in Canton, OH.

If you are interested, please call or email Julie Jenkins at the office.
Upcoming Events
* April 15 - Concert of Prayer (online) at 8pm. Join the Facebook Live event here .
* April 16-18 - Church Health Team Meetings at the EF HQ
* 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
* July 22-27 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrolton, OH
* 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 .
Quote for the Week
"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." - Colossians 4:5-6 (NIV)
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