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May 9, 2018
Yearly Meeting 2018
Yearly Meeting 2018 information is now available on our website at www.efcer.org/ym18!

You can download the brochure here and the Children's Program brochure here. Materials will be mailed to your church during the next couple weeks.

Thank you to Amy Black for the logo and brochure design!
Abe and Diane Bible - Pray for Abe as he leads a church planting conference May 11-12. The conference includes a training for the wives to assist in ministry and be trained for evangelism and outreach. Pray for Diane as she speaks at a local church’s women’s retreat May 11-13 (Titus 2:1-5).

The Persecuted Church - Continued   persecution in Nigeria escalated on April 24 when 18 parishioners were murdered while attending Mass. Please pray for those experiencing  religious violence in Nigeria including the burning of churches and the killing and persecution of Christians (Hebrews 11:35b-36).
EFC-ER Pastors 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).
Get to Know Ed & Linda
Ed and Linda (East Asia) will be in EFC-ER August through December this year. Along with Sunday services, consider meeting with Ed and Linda outside of the church walls. They would enjoy time in small groups, home Bible studies, and meeting individually over a cup of coffee or meal as an opportunity to get to know their brothers and sisters in Christ from EFC-ER.

Call or email Julie Jenkins (jjenkins@efcer.org) for more information or to schedule.
Upcoming Events
* May 7-11 - Pastors Conference in Pipestem, WV.
* 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 .
Quote for the Week

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
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