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May 30, 2018
EFM - Please pray for Evangelical Friends Mission’s leadership and board members as they discern God’s direction and leading for future ministry at their semi-annual meeting on May 31-June 1. EFM’s  passion is to fuel a worldwide movement of people who seek first the kingdom of God, planting churches that live and die to carry out the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment.  (Matthew 6:33, 28:18-20)
Abe and Diane Bible - Praise God for His hand of blessing this spring through the church planting conference. For more information, watch a video from Abe here .
Evangelism and Discipleship Seminar
Presented by Reverend Art Hallett
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 8:30am – 11:30am

"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) introduces a Gospel presentation that’s easy to learn and hard to forget.

One of the main reasons believers don’t share their faith is that they feel ill-prepared. Through a Share Your Faith Workshop, the hand becomes a simple memory tool you use to share a Gospel presentation that has proven effective in every nation of the world. Each finger represents a key point of the Gospel. Share Your Faith Workshops also help you discern where God is working and show you how to join Him in it. You’ll learn how to engage people spiritually and pleasantly. No more arguments, and no more pressure. 

There is an accompanying workbook for this seminar (one per couple). Please RSVP by July 6th so we can order the appropriate number of workbooks. There is no required cost, but donations will be accepted at the door.
Concert Featuring Dr. Adlan Cruz
You are invited to a piano concert featuring Dr. Adlan Cruz on Monday, July 23 at 7:00pm at First Friends Church​. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event is free and all are welcome!

Pianist, director, musical producer and philanthropist, Dr. Adlan Cruz has demonstrated how the fusion of innate talent, a solid education, strong discipline, and determination can transcend all possible obstacles. A career that spans three decades, more than 30 musical productions, concerts in over 60 countries, plus more than 15 years teaching and making dreams come true through the foundation that bears his name, make him one of the most successful representatives of music and social commitment that the island of Puerto Rico has given the world.

Find out more about Dr. Adlan Cruz at his website: www.adlancruz.com . You can also find out about other Yearly Meeting events at www.efcer.org/ym18
All Pastors Luncheon at Yearly Meeting
All pastors, pastoral staff, and spouses are invited to a complimentary luncheon at Yearly Meeting in recognition of your service and partnership in ministry. We hope you will join us for conversations and updates.

This luncheon will be held on Monday, July 23, at 12:15pm in the Johnson Center Dining Room at Malone University. Childcare, including lunch, will be provided as part of the Children's Program at First Friends, Canton. This event is free, but registration is required so we can adequately accommodate everyone.

Please RSVP by July 13, 2018, at www.efcer.org/ym18/allpastorsluncheon.
Volunteer at Yearly Meeting
Wondering how you can be a part of Yearly Meeting? We are looking for friendly people to use their gifts and time to help volunteer at Yearly Meeting July 21-24, 2018.

Sign up for one of our volunteer spots here !
* 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. 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 .
* 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

"Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer to each person." - Colossians 4:5-6 (ESV)
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