July 22, 2020
Yearly Meeting 2020
We enjoyed connecting with everyone who participated online for Yearly Meeting this year. We trust that you were encouraged and inspired through the times of worship, messages, and reports. If you missed any of the sessions, you can watch the recorded stream here.

Calling All Poets: Ed Walsh offering a $50 prize for the most creative use of "VIRTUALYM" as an acrostic poem to describe Yearly Meeting this year. Submissions may be sent to Julia McDonald by Tuesday, July 28.

Save the date: Yearly Meeting 2021 is scheduled for July 16-19, 2021.
Yearly Meeting Equipping Workshops
The Ministry Teams and Directors put together workshops on a variety of helpful topics. Be sure to check them out on our YouTube channel!

Recorded Pastors, remember that you can receive Equipping Units for Yearly Meeting sessions and Equipping Workshops.
Glorious Finish Conference: Seeking God's Glory Through Pastoral Integrity and Endurance
October 12-14, 2020
The Chapel in Akron
135 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44304

Join Daniel Henderson and leaders from across North America for the Glorious Finish Conference on October 12-14, 2020. Daniel Henderson, president of Strategic Renewal, was the speaker at Pastors Conference in 2019.

Use the code “EFCER” for $25 off the early bird rate (July 30 deadline) and regular registration. Find out more and register at  www.gloriousfinish.co.
Equipping Units for Recorded Pastors
Recorded Pastors: The deadline for  Equipping Units is next Friday, July 31. Please submit your units at  www.efcer.org/equippingunits.

If you anticipate not being able to finish your Equipping Units for this year, please contact Randy Heckert, EFC-ER Leadership Development Director to make arrangements.
Staff Update
As announced during Yearly Meeting, Julia McDonald will be leaving EFC-ER this month after serving as Executive Secretary/ Administrative Assistant for 6.5 years. She recently completed her MA.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will be transitioning toward a new career. Julia's last day in the office will be July 30.

Please direct future correspondences to Marie Hagin at mhagin@efcer.org.




Congratulations to Pastor Matt and Stacey Sandlin (Bellefontaine First Friends Church) with the birth of Emmy Louise Sandlin on July 2, 2020!
NAE Bless Your Pastor Program
At Yearly Meeting, we introduced the NAE Bless Your Pastor Program. Find out more about these valuable resources in this Equipping Workshop and online.
Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events .

* August 29 - Malone University Commencement.  Details will be added  here .
* September 21-22 - Church Health and Leadership Development Team Meetings
* September 23-24 - Multiplication Team Meetings
* September 24 - Finance & Administration Team Meeting
* October 8-9 - Oversight Board Meetings
* October 8-10 - Malone University Board of Trustees Meetings
* October 12-14 - Glorious Finish 2020 National Conference at The Chapel in Akron, OH. Info available here . Use code "EFCER" for $25 off registration.
Quote for the Week

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!"
- Psalm 34:8 (ESV)