March 13, 2019
More information is available at Download the brochure here. T he deadline to register is March 24, 2019.
One-Day Equipping Workshops
The EFC-ER Church Health Team hosted one-day equipping workshops at New Life Community Friends Church on March 2 (pictured above) and Shiloh Chapel Friends Church on March 9 (pictured below). There were 21 churches and over 20 leadership positions represented between the two workshops. Participants enjoyed worship, teaching, and break-out sessions on how to live missionally where they worship, work, and play.
Ben and Charity Kibbe - Pray for Ben as he trains pastors in Thailand in a two-year program. The pastors will be taught discipleship and leadership principles, and how to provide a sustainable income for their families. Pray for the faithful proclamation of the gospel that brings forth fruit among the Lahu people (Romans 10:14-15).
Upright Piano Available
Urbana Friends Church in Urbana, Ohio is giving away an upright piano to anyone who is willing to pick it up from the church. Contact Pastor Fred Kensler at (937) 935-8319 if you are interested.
1) You are invited to the annual Camp Gideon Work Day on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 9:00am. This is an opportunity to get the Camp ready for the upcoming season and enjoy fellowship and a good lunch. Please RSVP no later than March 22 by calling Cheryl Libb at 330-247-2472

2) We are still looking for several end-of-year statistical reports for 2018 . Please send those to Marie Hagin ( It is important that you send these reports in ASAP because they determine the Fair Share / percentage giving amounts for next year.

3) Pastors, if you are downsizing  or "tidying up," consider donating your sermons in any form (paper, digital, tapes, etc.) to the Malone University Archives . Bring joy to Archivist Amy Yuncker ( by sending your "career collection" as well as important letters from church leadership or other prominent figures.
Visit the events calendar on our website at .

* March 23 - Camp Gideon Work Day. Contact Cheryl Libb at (330) 247-2472 to sign up by March 22.
* March 24 - DEADLINE to register for Pastors Conference.
* April 8-9 - Church Health Team and Multiplication Team meetings at the EF HQ.
* April 10-11 - Leadership Development Team and Finance & Administration Team meetings at the EF HQ.
* May 6-10 - Pastors Conference at the Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center in Gatlinburg, TN. Info available at .
* June 9-14 - Malone University Youth on the Way Leadership Academy. More info here .
* July 20-23 - Yearly Meeting at First Friends Church in Canton, OH.
* July 22-26 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, OH.
Quote for the Week

"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple."
- Psalm 27:4 (ESV)