January 8, 2020
Left: We celebrate with Pastor Josh and Melissa White (East Goshen Friends Church) in the birth of Everett Daniel on Saturday, December 21, 2019.

Middle: Congratulations to Pastor Jacob Hayward (Urbana Friends Church) and Olga Branney who got engaged on December 13, 2019.

Right: Pastor Jon Warner (wife, Lindsay) was installed as the new pastor of Pelham Evangelical Friends Church in Ontario, Canada on Sunday, January 5. Jon has previously served in a number of roles with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. 

Pastor Matt Bradbury and his wife Kerry have served Pelham EFC for 10 years. They are preparing to launch a new missional business as Marketplace Missionaries under the oversight of the Multiplication Team. They are building a discipleship core team to make disciples through a venture to support those Aging In Place and their families in Southern Ontario. They invite your regular prayer support and can be reached by email at  mattbrad@vaxxine.com .
Pastors Conference at Exponential
Pastors, if you purchased tickets directly through the Exponential website, please complete the online RSVP form to let us know that you are coming to Pastors Conference.
Please pray that God would produce great fruit from the recent Christmas outreach at Columbus Community Friends Church (Nepali/Bhutanese). Pastor Bhakta Tamang (pictured below in the red jacket) reports that around 60 individuals from local Hindu families attended the service and heard the Gospel. The gathering included Bhutanese cultural dances and folk songs. At least seven people committed to begin attending the church regularly.
Online Opportunity Class Winter 2020 - Building Systematic Theology
The Leadership Development Team is offering a course for pastors, ministry staff, and anyone who wants to increase their biblical and theological knowledge and understanding. Completion of the course will count for five Equipping Units for those who have received recording of ordination. 

The deadline to register for this opportunity is January 23, 2020. The course will begin January 30. Find out more information and register  here .
Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events .

* January 24-26 - Youth Awakening Retreat at New Life Community Church in Ridgeway, VA. Find out more at  nlccalive.com/youthawakening .
* February 3-4 - Church Health Team and Leadership Development Team meetings at the Evangelical Friends Headquarters.
* February 5-7 - Multiplication Team meetings at the EF HQ.
* February 6 - Finance & Administration Team meeting at the EF HQ.
* February 10-11 - Oversight Board meetings at the EF HQ.
* March 2-5 - Pastors Conference at Exponential 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Details at www.efcer.org/pastorsconference .
Quote for the Week

"Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God,
Teach me true generosity,
Teach me to serve you as you deserve.
To give without counting the cost,
To fight heedless of wounds,
To labor without seeking rest,
To sacrifice myself without thought of any reward
Save the knowledge that I have done your will. Amen."
- St. Ignatius of Loyola