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August 1, 2018
Yearly Meeting 2018
We enjoyed seeing pastors, delegates, and Friends at Yearly Meeting 2018!

If you were unable to attend, all of the Yearly Meeting sessions (except the concert) are available at www.efcer.org/ym18.

We would love to hear about your experience at YM. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey here to help us plan for next year.

Below are a few highlights of Yearly Meeting. If you have pictures or stories to share, please send them to Julia McDonald at jmcdonald@efcer.org.
Reverend Art Hallett encouraged and challenged leaders to share the Good News of Christ.
Friends gathered for fellowship and conversations between sessions.
The children enjoyed a puppet show from Mustardville Puppet Group.
The Celebrate Our Diversity service was a very special highlight. We closed by singing each verse of the hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy!" in a different language.
We celebrated with Pastor Samuel and Sharon Huang and Kent Chinese Friends Church as they were brought into full church status in EFC-ER.
Pastors and ministry leaders gathered for lunch together at Malone University on Monday.
Thank you for your ministry!
Pastors and leaders enjoyed Equipping Workshops on Monday afternoon. Presenters spoke on a variety of relevant topics.
A sign of God's faithfulness: a double rainbow over the church on Monday evening.
Dr. Adlan Cruz shared an amazing piano concert on Monday evening featuring classics, hymns, and well-loved songs.
India - Please pray for Pastor Gorakhnath who works with Babir Gautam. He was arrested during a Sunday service, beaten, and jailed for two days under Indian anti-conversion laws. Pray for fellow believers around the world who are persecuted for following Jesus.
1) Ministers License (blue) cards will be mailed soon. If you are a recorded pastor and did not pick up your (tan) card at Yearly Meeting, please contact Julie Jenkins (jjenkins@efcer.org).

2) RiverGrace Fellowship (Hong Kong) has a new website: https://rivergrace.org/ .

3) We found a pair of prescription eyeglasses at Yearly Meeting. Contact Julie Jenkins (330-493-1660 ext. 1) if you lost your glasses.
Guest Speaker Opportunities
Ed and Linda (East Asia) will be in EFC-ER August through December this year. In addition to Sunday services, Ed and Linda would enjoy time in small groups, home Bible studies, and meeting individually over a cup of coffee or meal. Contact Julie Jenkins ( jjenkins@efcer.org) for availability.
Arun and Shobha Massey (India) will be in EFC-ER in October. Contact Julie Jenkins ( jjenkins@efcer.org ) to schedule them in your church service, Bible study, prayer meeting, or other small group.
* August 1-3 - National Friends Multiplication Conference at Barclay College.
* September 3 - Labor Day. Evangelical Friends Headquarters CLOSED.
* September 14-16 - Men's Retreat. Updates will be available at www.meninmissions.org .
* September 28-29 - Malone University Homecoming. Details available at https://www.malone.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/ .
* September 28-30 - Southern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat. Watch the promo video here . Download the brochure here .
* October 12-14 - Northern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat. Save the date! Questions? Contact Megan Condo . Download the brochure here .
* October 13 - Friends Adult Ministries Retreat at First Friends, Canton featuring Jericho Road Quartet. Download the flyer here . Contact Paul Johnson or Kate Harris at 330-966-2800 with questions.
* October 31 - November 4 - EFC-NA/ EFM Fall Meetings in Wichita, Kansas.
* November 9-11 - Youth Explosion 2018. Find out more at www.yecle.com .
* December 28 - January 1 - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at www.friendssummit.com . You can watch the highlight video here .
Quote for the Week

"May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and the steadfastness of Christ."
 - 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (ESV)
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