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May 2, 2018
National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 3, 2018
Jackson Friends Church in Massillon, OH invites you to join them on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 5-8pm for the National Day of Prayer. Join in prayer for our families, churches, businesses, schools, and nation.

You are invited to join East Richland Evangelical Friends Church in St. Clairsville, OH at the Belmont County Courthouse Plaza on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 11:30am for the National Day of Prayer Observance.This event will feature Pastor Jerry Wenger as the speaker. Download complete details here.
Ben and Charity Kibbe are initiating a new 2-year program to train volunteer pastors in Thailand. They will teach discipleship and leadership principles, and how to provide a sustainable income for their families. Please pray for 12 qualified candidates to apply and for wisdom in the selection process (Matthew 9:37-38).
EFC-ER Pastor's Conference  - Please pray for the many pastors who gather May 7-10 that they may relax and be refreshed and recharged for ministry. We thank God for our men and women who serve EFC-ER and His kingdom as our shepherds and leaders (Mark 6:31-32).
Open Churches:  Alum Creek (Full-time Lead Pastor), Ypsilanti (Full-time Lead Pastor), and Putnam, NC (Full-time Lead Pastor). Contact Randy Heckert (rheckert@efcer.org) for more information.

Congratulations to Orange Friends Church and Zach and Kelsey Bohler, who will be installed as Lead Pastor on Sunday, May 6th.
Camp Gideon Work Day
You are invited to join the Camp Gideon staff on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for a work day to help prepare the camp grounds for the 2018 summer camp season. Contact Camp Gideon at (330) 247-2474 for more information. Please RSVP if you plan to participate so they can plan lunch accordingly. 
Upcoming Events
* May 4 - Malone University Baccalaureate. Find out more at www.malone.edu .
* May 5 - Malone University Commencement Ceremony at Faith Family Church in Canton, OH. Details available at www.malone.edu/graduation .
* May 5 - Camp Gideon Work Day. Call (330) 247-2474 for more information and to RSVP.
* May 7-11 - Pastors Conference in Pipestem, WV. Download the brochure here .
* May 11-12 - Malone University Board of Trustees Meetings
* May 22-24 - Oversight Board Meetings at the EF HQ
* June & July - Camp Gideon Summer Camp. Dates available at www.campgideon.org .
* June 10-13 - "Celebrating 40 Years of Celebration of Discipline: Empowering Spiritual Transformation in the Local Church" at George Fox University. Details available at www.renovare.org/40/fox .
* June 11-15 - "Mission: Possible" Word & Work Retreat at Indian Cave Youth Camp in Sutherlin, VA (sponsored by New Life Community Church).
* July 21-24 - Yearly Meeting 2018 at First Friends Church in Canton, OH. Brochures and information coming soon!
* July 22-27 - Friends Youth United at Camp Muskingum in Carrolton, OH. Download the poster here .
* July 27-30 - PDJC (Piedmont District Junior Camp) 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. Save the date!
* September 28-30 - Southern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat. Watch the promo video here .
* October 12-14 - Northern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat. Save the date!
* December 28-January 1 - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at www.friendssummit.com .
EFC-MAYM Leach Scholarship Endowment
The purpose of the Leach Scholarship Endowment is to assist students who are members of the Friends Church and who are involved in graduate studies in preparation for ministry. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, pastoral ministry, missionary service, Christian education, and youth ministry. Enrollment is not limited to specific institutions; however, those with an evangelical orientation will be given priority when reviewing applications for scholarships. The application deadline is June 1. Additional information on the Leach Scholarship, including an online application, can be found on the EFC-MAYM website:  http://www.efcmaym.or g/leach-graduate-scholarship/ .
Director of Finance Position
Applications are being received for the Director of Finance and Development for Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church. Significant accounting experience is required, including fixed assets, fund accounting, experience with financial reviews, budgeting, and financial reporting. A job description is available at www.nwfriends.org. Please send resumes to Retha McCutchen (retha@nwfriends.org. For more information, contact Retha at (503) 810-3710.
Quote for the Week

"Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
- Ephesians 4:3 (NIV)
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