May 13, 2020
A Night of Powerful Testimonies
You are invited to join Friends from other EFC-ER churches for a night of powerful testimonies. Six speakers from across the country will share their testimonies of God's faithfulness in the midst of their struggles. This virtual gathering will take place Sunday, May 17, at 7:00 pm. Look for the Facebook Live link on our Facebook page the night of the event to join.
Please pray for Mihalovics Joseph, a pastor who serves with Tony and Agi Frei in Hungary. Pastor Joseph recently suffered a heart attack and remains hospitalized. He was the first Gypsy man to come to Christ under Tony and Agi's ministry and was an essential part of the founding of the Serbia Gypsy Mission.
COVID-19 Resources
Injoy Stewardship Solutions has provided a Basic Restart Plan for Churches written by one of their partner churches that addresses which ministry departments might open in each of the four phases recommended by the White House COVID-19 Task Force. They have also shared a Returning to your Church Building document written by Linda Wilkins at Georgia Baptist. It addresses how to prepare and execute safety measures for multiple areas of your ministry once you re-open for worship.

The Christian Law Association has provided a document with Suggested Guidelines for Reopening Churches .
Alliance Friends Church is seeking a full-time Children's Pastor for ages birth through fifth grade. Responsibilities include Sunday morning worship, Wednesday night activities, outreach opportunities, and recruiting and training volunteers. The following are a must: a four-year, ministry-related degree, ability to work with a team, high energy, self-starter, loves kids, ability to connect with parents, good communicator, and up to date on safety standards and current ministry trends. Contact Pastor Russ Gumm to apply.

ABG (Alliance Benefit Group) is now  EPIC Retirement Plan Services (RPS) . EPIC RPS receives and manages our pension funds and tracks information on your individual pension account through EFC-ER. 

Mount Pleasant Evangelical Friends Church is seeking a lead pastor . Contact Ed Walsh for more information about this position.
CAPTRUST Individual Pension Plan Consultations
CAPTRUST Financial Advisors (formerly Cornerstone Capital), the independent financial advisory firm that works with the EFC-ER pension plan, will be conducting virtual consultations via Microsoft Teams. Topics covered in the 40-minute individual advisory sessions include retirement and general financial planning and investment education and advice. These sessions will be offered May 4 - 29, 2020. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Visit the events calendar on our website at .

* May 13-14 - Oversight Board Meetings (WebEx)
* May 25 - Evangelical Friends Headquarters CLOSED
* July 17-20 - Yearly Meeting 2020 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH.
* August 29 - Malone University Commencement.  Details will be added  here .
Quote for the Week

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV)