June 12, 2019
Hospitality Team and Childcare Workers Needed for Yearly Meeting
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We need your help to make Yearly Meeting happen! We are looking for people to serve on a Hospitality Team (options include serving coffee, setting out materials, and/or greeting delegates) and provide childcare (especially infants and toddlers).

Visit www.efcer.org/ym19/volunteer for the list of sign-ups. There are many short time slots, so feel free to sign up for as many or as few as you can. Contact Julia McDonald if you have any questions.

If you are interested in helping with childcare, please contact Julie Jenkins directly.
All Pastors Luncheon
All pastors, ministry staff, and spouses are invited to a complimentary luncheon on Monday, July 22 at 11:30am in the Malone University Johnson Center Dining Room. Childcare will be available at First Friends Church. Please indicate that you need childcare when you RSVP for the luncheon. This event is free, but pre-registration is required by July 12. RSVP at www.efcer.org/ym19/allpastorsluncheon.
Cultivating Generous Congregations
A one-day training event, Cultivating Generous Congregations (CGC) will be offered for pastors and stewardship leaders on Friday, July 19, from 9:00-4:00 in rooms L-41,42,43 at First Friends, Canton. The cost is $35 per church and includes lunch and the book Bounty.

The deadline to register is July 1. Register at www.efcer.org/ym19/cgc Payment from each church will be collected at the door. 
Ben and Charity Kibbe - Pray for the Kibbe family as they are in the U.S. for the next two months. Pray that this will be a time of physical, emotional, and spiritual renewal and reconnection with family and friends (I Thessalonians 5:23). Learn more from Ben and Charity at EFC-ER's Yearly Meeting next month.
Lodging & Meals for Yearly Meeting
Have you made your reservations for lodging for Yearly Meeting? Please note the cut-off dates to receive the group rates for the hotels: Home2 (July 4) and Comfort Inn (July 4). All rooms at Malone University must be reserved by July 1. Book your rooms today at www.efcer.org/ym19/lodging .

Meals will be available at the Malone University Dining Commons by pre-payment only. You will need to pay in advance for meals you wish to eat at Malone University at www.efcer.org/ym19/meals . You will also find a list of local favorites if you prefer to have meals on your own or with a group. 
We extend our prayers and sympathy to the family of Charles (Chuck) Brown, who passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019. Chuck attended Byhalia Friends Church and Fulton Creek Friends Church, and served as the chairman of the EFC-ER Executive Committee in addition to various other boards. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Fulton Creek Friends Church. The obituary is available here.
We join the Zinn family in celebrating Russell and Esther Zinn's 65th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2019! Their son shared: " I think that is something to be proud of. They still love each other and take care of each other. I do not hear them say anything negative about each other. They are a great example of what a marriage should be." Russell and Esther are former EFC-ER international missionaries, and they continue to minister at Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church in Delaware, OH.
Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events .
Camp Gideon summer events are available here .

* June 9-14 - Malone University Youth on the Way Leadership Academy. Info here .
* June 10-14 - Mission Possible: Word & Work Retreat at Indian Cave Youth Camp, Sutherlin, VA. Contact: Jacelyn Jones (336-908-6084).
* June 24-27 - Malone University Academic Summer Camps Find out more here .
* July 19 - Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar at First Friends, Canton from 9:00am-4:00pm. Register by July 1 at www.efcer.org/ym19/cgc .
* July 20-22 - Yearly Meeting at First Friends Church in Canton, OH. Details available in the brochure and at www.efcer.org/ym19 .
* July 22-26 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, OH. Download the brochure and flyer here. Contact Justin Hendershott with questions.
* July 26-29 - Junior Camp at Indian Cave Youth Camp. Contact: Zonya Ledyard (276-521-3711).
* September 13-15 - Men's Retreat at Camp Gideon in Mechanicstown, OH. Info here .
* September 20-22 - Southern Women's Retreat in Kitty Hawk, NC. Info here .
* October 11-13 - Northern Women's Retreat in Sugarcreek, OH. Info here .
Quotes for the Week

"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. But If you look at Christ, you'll be at rest." -Corrie Ten Boom

"Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith." - Hebrews 12:1-2a (CSB)