March 25, 2020
Leadership Development Team Online Course Opportunity - Book of Acts
Are you at home with a little extra time on your hands? Take advantage of this online Bible course with online group interaction, sponsored and led by the Leadership Development Team.

This course is open to pastors, ministry staff, and anyone in the church who would like to increase their knowledge and skill in studying the Scriptures. Find out more and register here by April 13.
Please pray with thanks for the family of Brad and Chelsea Carpenter, EFM missionaries to Rwanda, as they welcomed their new baby boy, Ian Tuyishime Carpenter, on Monday, March 16. Tuyishime (pronounced too-yee-SHEE-may)  is a Kinyarwandan word that means, "let us praise the Lord." Ian joins older siblings, Sarai and Gideon. Brad and Chelsea work with and support the leaders of Evangelical Friends Church - Rwanda with primary focus on Discipling for Development training.
Easter Offering
EFM’s 2020 Easter Offering information is available  here . This year's materials tell the story of Evangelical Friends’ missionary-sending efforts over the last 133 years. They are designed to be used in Sunday school classes, small groups, or even individual use.
 
Any monies sent to the EFM Easter Offering from EFC-ER churches and individuals will help support our works in Haiti, Hungary, Romania, India, and Thailand. Be sure to include the name of your church along with your gift so that it can be directed specifically toward these EFC-ER fields.

May this offering not only inspire you, but also give clarity about the role the Lord of the harvest wants you to have in this still-unfolding story of Evangelical Friends and the Great Commission. LET’S GO TOGETHER TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!
Church resources for COVID-19 are available at https://coronavirusandthechurch.com/.

Credentialing: The information about credentialing applications has been sent out. The deadline to submit applications for Ministry Certificates, Ministry Licenses, and Pastor's Licenses is April 17. Information about applications is available here.

Recorded pastors who complete and submit all 10 Equipping Units by April 17 will receive a $10 gift card. The deadline to submit Equipping Units is July 31.

Sherwood Community Friends Church in Sherwood, Oregon is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor for Family Life Ministries. Find out more information here.
Visit the events calendar on our website at www.efcer.org/events .

* April 27-28 - Church Health Team and Leadership Development Team meetings at the Evangelical Friends Headquarters.
* April 29-30 - Multiplication Team meetings at the EF HQ.
* May 1 - Finance and Administration Team meeting at the EF HQ.
* May 8 - Malone University Baccalaureate in Canton, OH. Information available here.
* May 9 - Malone University Graduation in Canton, OH. More information here.
* May 13-14 - Oversight Board meeting at the EF HQ.
* July 17-20 - Yearly Meeting 2020 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH.
Quote for the Week

"Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." - Philippians 4:5-8 (NIV)