THE EFC UPDATE - 2016.07.26
Uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus
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NOVA SCOTIA APPEAL FAVOURABLE TO TRINITY WESTERN
The EFC is welcoming today’s Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decision. The appeal court agreed with the lower court ruling that the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society does not have the statutory authority to reject Trinity Western University’s proposed law school based on the university’s Community Covenant. See today’s EFC media release.
PASTOR SURVEY ON MISSIONS CLOSES AUG. 6
The EFC is partnering with the Canadian Missions Research Forum on a first-of-its-kind, national study of how Canadian Evangelicals engage with missions. Would you ask your pastor to help your congregation and the Church across Canada by completing either the English or French version of the survey this summer? Learn more or take the survey / Remplissez le sondage.
STORIES OF YOUTH AT YOUR CHURCH
Are youth or young adults in your church involved in mission trips, service projects or worship events this summer? The EFC youth magazine Love is Moving is looking to highlight more stories about youth putting God’s love into action. Share what your young leaders, teachers and artists are doing to help build God’s Kingdom at email@example.com.
IN ONTARIO, P.E.I. AND NOVA SCOTIA
Don McNiven, the EFC’s director of affiliate and donor relations, will be visiting in Ontario in August and October with additional trips to P.E.I. and Nova Scotia later this fall. He would 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
→ Skylight Festival, Paris, Ont., July 29-31
→ EFC Speaker at Bethel Pentecostal, Kaladar, Ont., July 31
→ The Trinity: One God, Three Persons, Charlottetown, Aug. 2-4
→ Voices of the Nations Festival, Toronto, Aug. 6
→ Praise Fest, Surrey, Aug. 7
→ Global Leadership Summit simulcast from Willow Creek, Aug. 11-12
→ No Greater Love Music Fest, near Calgary, Aug. 13-15
→ Inspire Hope Conference, Huntsville, Ont., Aug. 13-19
BATTLE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM HEATS UP
Trinity Western University has been forced into a series of court cases to ensure accreditation for its proposed law school. Experts say the Supreme Court’s final decision will affect religious freedom for all Canadians. Learn more in the Jul/Aug issue of Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine. Preview it online.
SUBSCRIBE AND GET A FREE COLOURING DEVOTIONAL
Now is a great time to subscribe or give a gift subscription to Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine, because it comes with a free copy Restore My Soul: A Coloring Book Devotional Journey. Get details online or by calling 1-866-302-3362. Each issue of Faith Today also includes our youth magazine, Love is Moving, at no extra cost. This is a limited-time offer, so act now.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
→ Letter to the Ontario Ministry of Health on conscientious objection (July 19)
→ Blog posts: Church planting report reveals differences between Canadian and American plants (July 20). How we can respond to assisted death (July 12).
→ Palliative care: The EFC's Interfaith statement (aussi disponible en français) and support for private member’s Bill C-277
→ Assisted-death law: The EFC's initial one-page response (aussi disponible en français) and nine-page overview including ongoing issues of concern.