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July 3, 2018
Pension Plan Consultations at Yearly Meeting
Pastors, a representative from Cornerstone Capital Advisors will be available on Monday, July 23 at Yearly Meeting to discuss your pension plan. Thirty-minute consultations are available from 8:30am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm. Advanced sign-up is required to allow the consultants enough time to review your plan. Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4aaaae2aaafd0-efcer .
Volunteers Needed for Yearly Meeting
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We are still looking for friendly volunteers to help with Yearly Meeting. Specific areas include:

  • Hospitality Team: drinks, set-up, and dessert reception
  • Children's Program Interpreter
  • Drivers
  • Tear-Down Crew
  • On-site First Responders

You can view time slots and sign up to help at www.efcer.org/ym18/volunteer .
William and Marie Bertrand - The Haitian Yearly Meeting is July 5-8. Pray for unity and that the pastors and leaders are physically renewed, emotionally recharged, and spiritually refreshed to carry out the Lord’s work (I Thessalonians 5:23). Pray for Pastor Denny Peters (Fulton Creek) as he delivers God’s word. Be sure to connect with Pastor William this month at Yearly Meeting.
Display Tables at Yearly Meeting
We will have display tables at Yearly Meeting again this year. The displays are to provide helpful information and resources, and should:

  • represent a ministry that can be taught and duplicated by our churches, 
  • be representative of one of our churches or organizations within EFC-ER, and
  • be in alignment with the mission and vision of EFC-ER. 

All display table requests must be submitted by THIS THURSDAY, July 5. All displays must be pre-approved and fees are to be paid at Yearly Meeting. Call or email Julie Jenkins (jjenkins@efcer.org) with requests and questions by July 5. 
All Pastors Luncheon
All pastors, pastoral staff, and spouses are invited to a complimentary luncheon on Monday, July 23 at 12:15pm in the Malone University Johnson Center Dining Room. We are pleased to offer childcare (including lunch) at First Friends, Canton.

Please RSVP as soon as possible (no later than July 13) so we can plan accordingly.
Evangelism and Discipleship "Share Your Faith" Seminar
One of the main reasons believers don’t share their faith is that they feel ill-prepared. Through a Share Your Faith Workshop, the hand becomes a simple memory tool you use to share a Gospel presentation that has proven effective in every nation of the world. Each finger represents a key point of the Gospel.

Presented by Reverend Art Hallett
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 8:30am – 11:30am
Multi-Ministry Area | First Friends Church, Canton

There is an accompanying workbook for this seminar (one per couple). Please RSVP by July 6th if you would like a workbook so we can order the appropriate number. There is no required cost, but donations will be accepted at the door.
Yearly Meeting 2018
Have you checked out the schedule and information for Yearly Meeting at www.efcer.org/ym18?

Here are a few important deadlines to remember:

July 6 - RSVP to receive a " Share Your Faith" workbook
July 6 - Children's Program Counselor applications
July 13 - RSVP for All Pastors Luncheon
July 13 - Pre-register your child/children for the Children's Program
¿Hablas español?
We are looking for bilingual (English and Spanish) volunteers who are are available to help with registrations and check-ins for the Children's Program at Yearly Meeting. You can visit www.efcer.org/ym18/volunteer for the schedule and to sign up. Please contact Julie Jenkins (jjenkins@efcer.org) for more information or if you have questions.
* June & July - Camp Gideon Summer Camp. Dates available at www.campgideon.org .
* July 21-24 - Yearly Meeting 2018 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH. Information available at www.efcer.org/ym18 .
* July 22-27 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrolton, OH. Download the poster here .
* July 27-30 - Piedmont District Junior Camp (PDJC) 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. Updates will be available at www.meninmissions.org .
* 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 .
* December 28-January 1 - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at www.friendssummit.com .
Quote for the Week

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners." - Isaiah 61:1 (NIV)
Julia McDonald, Editor | 1-800-334-8863 | jmcdonald@efcer.org | www.efcer.org
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