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June 20, 2018
Lodging at Yearly Meeting - Book Today!
All lodging accommodations will be available through group rates at hotels near the Evangelical Friends Headquarters. Enjoy some rest and relaxation at one of the local hotels with amenities including free hot breakfasts, pools, fitness centers, and more! Details available at  www.efcer.org/ym18/lodging .

You must reserve your room by TODAY (June 20) to receive the group rates.
Note: The deadline for Home2 has been extended to June 29.

Click on the links below to book your hotel room:

Home2 * - $102 per night (King studio - one bed and one queen-sized sofa bed) 
*EFC-ER preferred hotel

Residence Inn (call 330-493-0004 to book) - $118 per night (two-bedroom suites), $93 per night (one-bedroom), or $93 per night (studio)

Comfort Inn  - $80 per night (King or Queen standard) or $85 per night (King or Queen standard with fridge)
For the next two weeks, calls for Julie Jenkins will be directed to Marie Hagin's voicemail. Please leave your voicemail message for Julie in Marie's mailbox. 
World Refugee Day  is June 20 and is designed to draw attention to the millions of  refugees  and  Internally displaced persons  worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict, and  persecution . Pray for Pastor Norbu who has planted two churches to reach the 40,000+ Bhutanese and Nepalese refugees in Columbus, OH. Pray for Pastor Dieudonne and his Burundian/Ugandan congregation at Stone Mountain EFC in Atlanta. Pray for Pastor Mathias and his Burundian/Congolese congregation at EFC of Louisville, KY (Exodus 22:21).

Babir Gautam - Please pray for Babir Gautam as he recovers from a motor bike accident resulting in a hair-line fracture of his right ankle. We thank God for his protection and minimal injuries (Psalm 34:7).
Hospitality Team at Yearly Meeting
We are looking for friendly people with a heart to serve others to be part of a hospitality team at Yearly Meeting. You have the opportunity to help with one or all of the following areas:

- Drinks: Maintain a clean area, refill water containers, restock cups, and make coffee. (There will be a brief training session Friday afternoon.) 
- Dessert Reception: Help set up for and clean up after the dessert reception.
- Set-Up: Set out materials for Business Sessions.

Various time slots and positions are available. View complete details and sign-up at www.efcer.org/ym18/volunteer .


Congratulations to Pastor Andrew (West Park Friends) and Mica Fouts on the birth of their daughter, Esther Margaret on June 15!
Evangelism and Discipleship Seminar
Presented by Reverend Art Hallett
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 8:30am – 11:30am
Multi-Ministry Area at First Friends Church, Canton

Please RSVP by July 6th so we can order the appropriate number of workbooks.

"This is an important event. I encourage every pastor and pastoral staff member to participate. Being able to share the Gospel is vital to effective ministry. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss." - Tom Crawford, Executive Director

Using the five fingers on your hand, Share Your Faith Workshops from Evangelism Explosion International (EE) introduce a Gospel presentation that’s easy to learn and hard to forget. There is an accompanying workbook for this seminar (one per couple). 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:

June 20 - Book hotel rooms to receive group rates
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
* 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

"I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His great might that He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come." - Ephesians 1:16-21 (ESV)
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