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October 3, 2018
EFC-ER Missions Materials
We are in the process of creating resources for your church to use to share about EFC-ER mission work. Over the next few weeks you will receive four different files that can be used as bulletin inserts, hand-outs, etc.

Pastors, be sure to check your emails for a new insert each week. You can always find missions materials and information about our missionaries at www.efcer.org/missions .

Thank you for partnering with us to support our missionaries who are the sharing the Gospel of Christ around the world!
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
A woman once asked her husband why he never says “I love you." He replied, “I said so on our wedding day, and that if anything changed I’d let you know!"

Make it a point to express your love and appreciation for EFC-ER pastors this month … and throughout the year. They never grow tired of hearing it!

- Randy Heckert, EFC-ER Ministry Director
Deerfield Friends Church hosted their third annual fall festival (pictured below) on Saturday, September 29, 2018. They shared on Facebook: "What an incredible weekend we had! Yesterday we hosted our annual Fall Festival - we had an amazing turnout and were privileged to serve our community. All who came got to enjoy a number of fun fall activities, and a good time was had by everyone who joined us! We were blessed yesterday and today by Tonja Rose and her wonderful music. She encouraged us this morning during service and sang beautifully to her Lord. We’re so grateful for everything we got to experience this weekend and we can’t wait to see what God will keep doing!"
September 30 was Malone Sunday at Jackson Friends Church (pictured below). President Dr. David King gave an update of Malone University. He spoke of partnership, education, spiritual formation & transformation. Pastor Dan Frost, a graduate of Cleveland Bible College was interviewed by Dr. Dave Tebbs, Lead Pastor at JFC. The Boanerges, Malone University, circa 1976, including Paul Anderson, Dave Burch, Watson Cosand, Jeff Nichols, Ron Jenkins, and David Tebbs, were in town for Malone's Homecoming and shared several songs. Finally, Dr. Paul Anderson from George Fox University shared a message about the Spiritually of Jesus.
Friends Adult Ministries Annual Seniors Retreat
Join First Friend Church in Canton, OH for a time of fellowship and enjoy the quartet Jericho Road on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Registration begins at 11:00am and lunch will be served at 11:30am. The cost is $20 (no refunds) and registrations are due October 9, 2018. Download the form here and send it to First Friends Church (5455 Market Avenue N., Canton, OH 44714).

The Jericho Road quartet is a Southern Gospel group based out of Findlay, Ohio. The group, which was started in May 1998, aims to serve the Lord with the talents He has provided them and spread the news of our risen Savior, Jesus Christ, to the lost souls in this world.
Abe and Diane Bible - Please pray that God will burden the 30 men coming to the evangelism conference October 5-6 with a desire to share God’s word with great zeal. Pray for a spiritual awakening in the Ukraine. Pray that Abe and fellow worker Roman will speak to the hearts of these men and that God’s Kingdom will expand (Matthew 6:10).
Ben and Charity Kibbe  - “We have received reports from multiple trusted sources of major persecution of believers in the Wa state in northeast Myanmar (Burma). The Wa army is destroying church buildings, closing other churches, and has “arrested” 92 pastors. They have taken the pastors to another city and allowed them to stay with other believers under a house arrest while they question them. These churches are made up of Wa, Lahu, and Akha people. Please join us on October 7th for a day of fasting and prayer for this situation (Matthew 5:10-12).
* October 12-13 - Malone University Board of Trustees Fall Meetings in Canton, OH.
* October 12-14 - Northern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat in Sugarcreek, OH. Questions? Contact Megan Condo . Download the brochure here .
* October 13 - Friends Adult Ministries Retreat at First Friends, Canton featuring the Jericho Road Quartet. Download the flyer here. Contact Paul Johnson or Kate Harris at 330-966-2800 with questions.
* 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 . You can watch the highlight video here .
* 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 meets at the Evangelical Friends Headquarters (EF HQ).
* January 23-24 - Multiplication Team meets at the EF HQ.
* January 24 - Finance & Administration Team meets at the EF HQ.
* February 12-13 - Oversight Board meets at the EF HQ.
Evangelical Friends Mission (EFM) Updates
EFM has a new website! You can visit www.friendsmission.org for news about EFM's missionaries and mission fields, current prayer needs, and easy ways to partner with EFM.
The 2018 EFM Christmas Catalog will be available in November. The Christmas Catalog provides unique ways to give meaningful gifts on behalf of friends and loved ones this holiday season.
God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally
You are invited to join Bethel Friends Church in Poland, OH as they host author Doug Pollock on December 2, 2018.

Where: Bethel Friends Church, 2771 Spitler Road, Poland, OH 44514
When: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 3:00-7:00pm
Cost: $10 per person

Doug Pollock, author of the book God Space, will serve as our guide to help us cross the us/them divide. His media-driven seminar will help you increase the quantity and quality of your spiritual conversations in fresh, new, irresistible ways.

For more information, contact Bethel Friends Church at (330) 757-1555 or bethel2771@gmail.com. You can download the promotional flyer here.
Quote for the Week

"God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them." - Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)
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