THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.04.01
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EFC ENDORSES PALLIATIVE CARE MOTION IN PARLIAMENT
The EFC endorses and supports a private member’s motion in the House of Commons aimed at improving palliative care in Canada. M-456, Establishing a Pan-Canadian Palliative Care and End-of-life Strategy, was introduced by NDP MP Charlie Angus and jointly seconded by nine MPs from the NDP, Liberal and Conservative parties. M-456 has its first hour of debate on April 1.
EFC PRESIDENT SPEAKING AT MISSIONFEST TORONTO
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger will be speaking at MissionFest Toronto this weekend. MissionFest is one of the largest missions conferences in Canada. Make sure to visit the EFC booth at the conference.
LEARN ABOUT PROSTITUTION REFORM IN BRAMALEA
The EFC’s Julia Beazley will be speaking on prostitution at a Defend Dignity event in Bramalea, Ont., this Saturday, April 5. This information forum will feature Katarina MacLeod, who will share her story of exploitation and redemption. Defend Dignity is an initiative of the Christian and Missionary Alliance which seeks the abolition of prostitution in Canada. Julia Beazley was also featured last week in a CBC interview by Judy Trinh on the future of Canada’s prostitution laws.
HAS TEXTING CHANGED HOW WE BELIEVE?
The EFC’s Rick Hiemstra spoke last Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Cornwall, Ont., on how texting and other cultural shifts affect the church and our beliefs. To have an EFC representative speak at your church please contact Anita Kwan at kwana@theEFC.ca.
GET A FREE E-BOOK: GROWING IN CHRIST BY J. I. PACKER
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Visit theEFC.ca/calendar to learn about worthwhile events near you and to add your events for free. Among the events coming soon are homeschooling conventions in Kanata, Kitchener and Red Deer as well as a Defend Dignity forum in Swift Current, Sask. New events are added every few days.
PRAYER AND MAKING DISCIPLES
Follow-up on evangelism must include prayer. Prayer support of new believers is vitally important, whether at home or abroad. Learn more at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.