THE EFC UPDATE - 2016.010.25
Uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus
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DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
A network of Quebec Evangelicals sponsored by the EFC is holding a day of prayer and fasting for Canada on Oct. 29, including a bilingual event at a Montreal church. The organizing team (including the EFC’s Pierre Bergeron) intends to make this an annual national event, although for this first year they are focusing on participation in Quebec. Learn more at AltitudeCanada.org. Site web aussi disponible en français.
THE PITFALLS OF ENDORSING CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
Should Christian leaders endorse American presidential candidates or other politicians? EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger reflects at TheEFC.ca/Blog.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Get free resources to observe this annual event, held this year on Nov. 13. The event is co-ordinated by IDOP Canada, a partnership of ministries including the EFC which raises awareness and encourages prayer for those who are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ.
WEBINAR RECORDING: FREEDOM OF OTHER RELIGIONS
Last week’s webinar is now available to watch online at TheEFC.ca/WebinarArchives. Why should Christians care about the religious freedom of other religions? Bruce Clemenger, President of the EFC, took questions and explained the Ktunaxa Nation case.
VISITING IN MONCTON
Don McNiven, the EFC’s director of affiliate and donor relations, will be visiting in the Moncton area the week of November 7-10. He’d be delighted to visit with supporters to discuss the programs of the EFC and current research initiatives. Email him or call 416-902-9110.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ Disabilities: Life to the Full, Niagara Falls, Oct.28-30
→ MentorLink North America, Brampton, Oct. 28-29
→ Day of Prayer and Fasting for Canada, Oct. 29
→ Resisting Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Windsor, Oct. 29
→ Awana/CEF Children’s Ministry Conference, Pierrefonds, Oct. 29
→ Adoption and Fostering Awareness Month, November
→ Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims, Richmond Hill, Nov. 3-5
→ Burnout in Ministry: Lunch and Learn, Saskatoon, Nov. 3
→ Children’s Ministry Conference, Toronto, Nov. 5
→ Human Trafficking. Prostitution. & Pornography. Crandall University Auditorium, Moncton, Nov. 9
→ International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Nov. 13
→ EFC Webinar: Is pornography a public health issue? Nov. 16
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HELPING CHARITIES DO THINGS RIGHT
John Pellowe is chief executive officer of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. In a recent interview he shares leadership advice and tells how the “four C’s” helps Christian ministries fulfil their missions. Read a Q&A with him in the Sep/Oct issue of Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine.
THREE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
Limited-time offer! Canada’s Christian magazine lets you give two gift subscriptions free if you buy a third subscription for yourself or someone else! Get details online or by calling 1-866-302-3362. EFC magazine subscriptions are great for all ages, since they include both Faith Today and our youth magazine, Love Is Moving.
RECENT POSTS AT FAITHTODAY.CA/BLOG
→ Why show up with a pie, and other ways to help hurting people
→ Online guide to church responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
→ What we teach when we teach our kids about being grateful
→ What it’s like to have a sister in the Olympics
→ What we might not know about the Amazon
→ How is God at work in Vancouver?
HELPING YOUTH TRANSITION AFTER HIGH SCHOOL; MISSIONS RESEARCH
The latest EFC newsletter, now available at TheEFC.ca/CanadaWatch, introduces two new research projects. The first will look at the transition after high school and how churches and ministry leaders can help young adults stay connected to church and faith. The second project will study what Canadian congregations think and practise in terms of missions.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
→ EFC Blog post: Three Parliamentary Initiatives for Prayer
→ Doctors in Ontario are being required to provide referrals for assisted death even if it’s against their beliefs. Sample letter on conscience protection in Ontario you can send to your MPP.