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September 12, 2018
1) We lift up the Ministry Teams, Oversight Board, and EFC-ER staff as they prepare to meet in Canton, OH on September 18-20, 2018.

  • Church Health Team - Terry Knighten, Bruce Bell, Dan Cale, Steve Steer, Ed Vinson, Mark Winner, Laurel Notturno, Pete Fowler
  • Finance & Administration Team - Geoff Schultz, Scott Crawford, Pam Rice, Clark Hoopes, Tim Keen, Phil Cleaver
  • Leadership Development Team - Debbie Noble, Matt Close, Kolbi Shartzer, Marva Hoopes, Dennis Seaver, Liz Brainard
  • Multiplication Team - Mathew Bradbury, Paul Hoffman, Samuel Huang, Mike Dennis, Brian Donahue, Norbu Tamang, Rusty Savage, Judy Bell, Zach Bohler
  • Oversight Board - Tom Crawford, Matt Chesnes, David King, John Ryser, Mia Waldron, Geoff Schultz, Paul Hoffman, Terry Knighten, Liz Brainard, Dennis Seaver, Debbie Noble
  • EFC-ER Executive Director - Tom Crawford
  • EFC-ER Ministry Directors - Randy Heckert (Leadership Development and Multiplication) and Ed Walsh (Church Health, Finance & Administration, and missionary liaison)
  • New Church Specialties (NCS) Consultant - Lonnie Bullock

2) Our love and prayers for Pastor Brian Donahue (Pastor of Worship and Young Families at Jackson Friends Church) and his family with the passing of his grandmother, Norma Rae Raymont, on Saturday, September 9, 2018.
Benson Sam   Please continue to pray for Pastor Benson Sam and our churches in southern India impacted by massive flooding. Benson Sam reports, “Many of our church members are in shelter homes. Many are homeless; they are in deep poverty due to continued rain.” Pictures: Pastors visit the area impacted by the flood (top). Helping hands package food to take to the relief camps (right). Volunteers pass out food at a relief camp (bottom). Special gifts may be sent to the Evangelical Friends Headquarters or given online at  www.efcer.org/donate . Please identify as “India Flood”.

Abe and Diane Bible - The Bibles have been teaching Financial Freedom classes but recognize that nation-wide corruption and dishonesty contributes to an unhealthy economy. The government is now investigating the implementation of a computerized tax system to introduce standards and transparency to the tax collection process. Abe asks us to pray for the acceptance of an improved tax system that would honor God and enhance honesty and righteousness on a national basis (Romans 13:1).
Guest Speaker Opportunities
Arun and Shobha Massey are scheduling dates in EFC-ER during October. Contact Julie Jenkins ( jjenkins@efcer.org ) to schedule them in your church service, Bible study, prayer meeting, or other small group. A conversation over a meal is a good way to hear updates about their restructured children's ministry.
Ed and Linda are in EFC-ER through December.  In addition to Sunday services, Ed and Linda would enjoy time in small groups, home Bible studies, and meeting individually over a cup of coffee or meal.

Contact Julie Jenkins (jjenkins@efcer.org)
to schedule a guest speaker.
* September 14-16 - Men's Retreat at Camp Gideon. Information available at www.meninmissions.org. Contact Ryan Camp at (614) 746-5310 with questions.
* September 28-29 - Malone University Homecoming. Details available at https://www.malone.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/ .
* September 18-20 - Ministry Teams and Oversight Board Meetings at the Evangelical Friends Headquarters.
* September 28-30 - Southern Women's Missionary Fellowship Retreat in Kitty Hawk, NC. Watch the promo video here and d ownload the brochure here .
* 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 28 - January 1 - Friends Summit 2018 in Denver, CO. More information available at www.friendssummit.com . You can watch the highlight video here .
Quotes for the Week

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." - John 1:14 (ESV)

"For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." - John 1:16 (ESV)
Julia McDonald, Editor | 1-800-334-8863 | jmcdonald@efcer.org | www.efcer.org
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