October 24, 2018
Arun and Shobha Massey  - Please pray for Arun and Shobha as they visit churches this month in the U.S. (Romans 15:24b). Pray for their daughter, Melissa, as she begins classes at Barclay College. Pray for Arun as he makes plans to host an International Young Adult Conference in the summer of 2019.

On the mend… Please pray for Linda Z. as she recovers from a total knee replacement, Diane Bible for recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery, and Dave Aufrance for continued healing from heart issues this past spring.
Missions Focus Videos
Check out these brief videos to learn more about the work of these missionaries! You can download the videos from www.efcer.org/missions to share them with your church service, missions team, or small group.

A huge thank you to Tim Labrado, Director of Worship Arts at North Olmsted Evangelical Friends Church, for filming and editing the videos!
Pastors, Treasurers, and Finance/Stewardship Elders: Did you receive a copy of the Information to Assist in Budget Preparation packet? If not, you can download it here. Be sure to contact Marie Hagin (mhagin@efcer.org) to update your contact information to ensure that you get future correspondences.
October 31 - November 4  - EFC-NA/ EFM Fall Meetings in Wichita, Kansas.
November 9-11  - Youth Explosion 2018. Find out more at  www.yecle.com .
* November 22-23  - Evangelical Friends Headquarters CLOSED.
December 24-26  - Evangelical Friends Headquarters CLOSED.
December 28 - January 1  - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at  www.friendssummit.com .
* January 1 - Evangelical Friends Headquarters CLOSED.
* January 28 - February 1  - NAE Christian Student Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Find out more and register at  www.NAE.net/cslc .
* January 21-22 -  Church Health Team and Leadership Development Team meetings at the Evangelical Friends Headquarters (EF HQ).
* January 23-24 -  Multiplication Team meetings at the EF HQ.
* January 24 -  Finance & Administration Team meeting at the EF HQ.
* January 25-27 -  Youth Awakening Retreat at New Life Community Church in Ridgeway, VA. Find out more at www.facebook.com/NLCCYouthAwakening .
* February 12-13 -  Oversight Board meeting at the EF HQ.
Raisin Valley Friends Church and Raisin Center Friends Church hosted a women's retreat at Raisin Valley Friends Church on October 19-20, 2018. Thirty-one women gathered for a time of encouragement and fellowship. Christine Woolf from Alliance Friends Church spoke on the theme "Radiance" based on Psalm 34:5. The women also enjoyed painting their own unique, beautiful sunset.

Is your church hosting a fall festival or outreach event? We would love to hear about it! Please send pictures and stories to Julia McDonald at  jmcdonald@efcer.org so we can celebrate how God is using your church to reach your community!
Quote for the Week
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through your experience of faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises." - Romans 15:13 (AMP)
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