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September 26, 2018
1) Please pray for Linda Z. as she recovers from knee surgery on September 25 and for Diane Bible who had knee surgery on September 20.  
Tele and Heather Moraes - Please pray for San Antonio Evangelical Friends Church, the new church plant in Brazil (pictured bottom left). The initial impact was made in recent months as students and families responded positively to marital arts classes offered in this high-risk community. Pray for the leadership and for this church to be established (Matthew 16:18).

Ed and Linda - Pray for personal renewal, refreshment, and wisdom (Colossians 1:9-12) for Ed and Linda during their time in the U.S. this fall. Pray that God's heart for the world will be shared as they visit our churches.

Haiti - Friends from Battlecreek and Morningside Friends churches partnered to re-roof a church and school facility in Haiti last week (pictured bottom right). Please pray for Pastor William Bertrand, the church leaders, and teachers as the minister in the name of Christ (Isaiah 60:1-2).
The Finance and Administration Team created a " Recommended Policies and Procedures" document to help guide financial practices in churches. Questions can be directed to team member Tim Keen (330) 817-0183 or Ministry Director Ed Walsh (ewalsh@efcer.org).
NAE Christian Student Leadership Conference
January 28 - February 1, 2019
The Christian Student Leadership Conference is a place where college students who care deeply about today’s pressing issues come to learn and consider how to engage in public policy.

If you are a college student who wants to see justice, mercy and humility in today’s politics, then this conference is for you.
At the Christian Student Leadership Conference, you’ll be inspired and empowered as you:
  • Interact with today’s top public policy issues;
  • Hear from elected officials, public policy leaders and thinkers;
  • Express your values in a civil and biblical way; and
  • Speak on behalf of those who have no voice.
Consider your calling as you experience power-packed briefings, dialogue, and reflection — all while taking in our nation’s bustling capital city.

Find out more information and register at www.NAE.net/cslc .
Healthy Living Seminar
Ed is trained in healthy weight-loss education, and he is proof of its benefits. He is enthusiastic about sharing with your small group or midweek meeting what he has learned. Email Julie at  jjenkins@efcer.org  to schedule Dr. Ed.
* September 28-29 - Malone University Homecoming. Details available at https://www.malone.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/.
* 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 .
* 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.
Quotes for the Week

"Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest." - Hebrews 3:1 (NIV)

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great could of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."
- Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)
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