THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.11.25
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SUPPORT FOSTERING IN YOUR CHURCH
Foster homes are urgently needed in Canada. About 80,000 Canadian children and youth are now in foster care. You can help make your congregation aware of this important issue with a new EFC video, ”Quality Fostering Matters.“ It’s free, six minutes long and designed for use in churches and small groups. Read more about the issue and the video. Canada can do better than hotel placements and overcrowded fostering homes, especially if the Church takes action.
PRESIDENTS DAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The annual gathering of leaders of EFC affiliate denominations, ministry organizations and higher education institutions is being held this week. Presidents Day discussions will focus on the impact of various trends on the church and the development of strategic implications for its mission. The EFC’s 50th anniversary will also be celebrated. Please pray for God to strengthen His Church in Canada through this gathering. Pictures and other snippets from the day will be shared over EFC Facebook and EFC Twitter near the end of the week.
EFC BOARD MEETS: PRAYER WELCOME
This week the board of directors of the EFC holds one of its semi-annual face-to-face board meetings. The board includes members from across the country who possess a range of skills and expertise relevant to governing the EFC and seeing that the mission, vision and strategic ends are pursued effectively. Please pray for their work to ensure the EFC is strong and effective in its unique ministry in Canada and around the world.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→More Than Gold PanAm Outreach Planning, Toronto, Nov. 25
→Preaching Jesus and His Gospel: With Paul, Vancouver, Nov. 26
→Sanctuary: Myths, Movement, Momentum, webcast, Nov. 28
→Whole Hearted Men’s Conf., Red Deer, Nov. 28-29
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→What are we doing about hunger in Canada? by A. Chapman
→Why I don’t call myself a Christian artist, by Albert Mueller
SALVATION AT THE AIR CANADA CENTRE
The Nov/Dec issue of the EFC magazine Faith Today is now available, including editor Karen Stiller’s frank depiction of her experience at a huge evangelistic event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Buy a print subscription to the all-new Faith Today for only $4.99 per issue at faithtoday.ca/subscription or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362. Special Christmas offer: buy a gift subscription for a loved one, get a second subscription for a different address for free.
ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH NOTED
Adoption awareness was mentioned in the House of Commons yesterday, but only by one MP. More attention is needed to such justice issues for Canadian children. Each November, the EFC encourages supporters to download free videos, pray together on key themes and discover great ideas on how your congregation can connect nationally and locally on the plight of Canada’s 30,000 adoptable children and youth. Get free EFC resources for pastors, congregations and families at AdoptionSunday.com. Please encourage your leadership team to pray, preach and connect.