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June 27, 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 .
Lodging for Yearly Meeting
It's not too late to book your hotel room for Yearly Meeting! Home2 has extended the deadline for group rates to this Friday, June 29. You can also book your room at Comfort Inn until July 6. Book today by clicking on the links above or visiting www.efcer.org/ym18/lodging .
Tony and Agi Frei  - Pray for Tony and Agi as they train leaders in their mission works in Croatia and Serbia. Praise God for those recently baptized in their profession of faith. Come and meet Tony at Yearly Meeting (Acts 16:33-34).
Get to Know Ed and Linda
Ed and Linda (East Asia) will be in EFC-ER August through December this year. Along with Sunday services, consider meeting with Ed and Linda outside of the church walls. In addition to Sundays, they would enjoy  weekday  times in small groups, home Bible studies, and meeting individually over a cup of coffee or meal as an opportunity to get to know their brothers and sisters in Christ from EFC-ER. Contact Julie Jenkins ( jjenkins@efcer.org ) for more information or to schedule Ed and Linda.
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 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 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:

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

"If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire. If you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them." - C.S. Lewis
Julia McDonald, Editor | 1-800-334-8863 | jmcdonald@efcer.org | www.efcer.org
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