April 8, 2020
EFM Easter Offering 2020
EFM’s 2020 Easter Offering information is available  here. Any monies sent to the EFM Easter Offering from EFC-ER churches and individuals will help support our works in Haiti, Hungary, Romania, India, and Thailand. Be sure to include the name of your church along with your gift so that it can be directed specifically toward these EFC-ER fields. May this offering not only inspire you, but also give clarity about the role the Lord of the harvest wants you to have in this still-unfolding story of Evangelical Friends and the Great Commission.
Congratulations to Luc and Conner Bohler with the birth of Haddon Shepherd on March 30! Luc serves as the Associate Pastor at The Friends Church in Broadview Heights, OH. Join us in praying for the Bohlers as Haddon was born early and will need to spend time in the NICU.
Leadership Development Team Online Course Opportunity - Book of Acts
Are you at home with a little extra time on your hands? Take advantage of this online Bible course with online group interaction, sponsored and led by the Leadership Development Team.

This course is open to pastors, ministry staff, and anyone in the church who would like to increase their knowledge and skill in studying the Scriptures.

Find out more and register here. The deadline to register is this Monday, April 13.
COVID-19 Resources
The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act includes loans to churches, a portion of which may be forgivable. Forgivable expenses include 8 weeks of payroll costs, mortgage interest, and certain utilities. A one-hour webinar is available from Injoy Stewardship Services. 

Alliance Benefit Group has prepared a guideline for stock market recovery periods following big declines. ABG has also created four recorded webinars that you can access at any time through these links:

The Everence Sharing Fund provides relief to church and community members in need, including pastor wages and compensation lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic . To utilize this fund, your church must identify a parishioner to serve as a stewardship advocate. Stewardship advocates will receive orientation training to serve in this role .

Additional church resources are available at https://coronavirusandthechurch.com/.
Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events .

* April 10 - Evangelical Friends Headquarters CLOSED
* April 21 - Church Health Team Meeting (WebEx)
* April 27-28 - Leadership Development Team Meetings (WebEx)
* April 29-30 - 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.
Quotes for the Week

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock." - Isaiah 26:3-4 (ESV)

" Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him."
- Psalm 34:8 (NIV)