THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.09.08
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ELECTION WEBINAR SEPTEMBER 23
Canada is in the midst of an election campaign, the results of which could shape our country for years to come. Why should Christians be involved? How can we be involved? The EFC webinar on Election 2015 will help equip you as a voter and your church as an organization to participate as effectively as possible within the clear boundaries of electoral rules in Canada. We will explore the hot topics and equip you with questions you can ask your candidates. And we’ll explore your questions as they come during the webinar. Join us live on Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Register now at theEFC.ca/webinars.
ELECTION 2015: KEY ISSUES, CHURCH PARTICIPATION
What are the key issues we should be talking about with the politicians knocking on our doors? Can a church hold an all-candidates’ debate? Find out by downloading the free EFC election kit at theEFC.ca/election. Maintenant disponible en français / Now also available in French!
SUPPORTING REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
David Hearn, President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, recently spoke out about the Syrian refugee crisis. He said, “It is in these dark moments of human history that the Church must take a stand and engage in helping the helpless.” Read more about the EFC’s support of a collaborative approach to refugee resettlement in the latest post at theEFC.ca/blog.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ The CRY, Montreal, Sept. 12
→ Micah Global Consultation, Peru, Sept. 14-18
→ Faith and Politics: Context With L. Dueck, Toronto, Sept. 15
→ Evening of Comedy with Leland Klassen, Kitchener, Sept. 17
→ International Adoption Course, Calgary, Sept. 19
→ Conference Ministere aupres des enfants, Québec, Sept. 19
MINISTRY IN CANADA’S POOREST POSTAL CODE
In the latest issue of Faith Today, writer Julia Cheung takes readers to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to talk with a variety of Christians involved in volunteer ministry in this hard, hard place. Preview the issue at FaithToday.ca/digital.
FAITH TODAY + FREE STACKHOUSE BOOK
Subscribe to Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine, and now for a limited time get a free copy of Can God Be Trusted? Faith and the Challenge of Evil (InterVarsity Press, 2009, 219 pages). This book proposes to both Christians and non-Christians that God can be trusted even when appearances suggest otherwise. Along the way author (and Faith Today columnist) John Stackhouse examines how thinkers across history have responded to evil and suffering. Book retail value $19. Get the national magazine of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada to be better equipped, informed and connected. Details at FaithToday.ca/subscriptions or toll-free 1-866-302-3362.
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→ Why do evangelical churches do better in today’s Canada? By Michael Wilkinson
→ In search of … adequacy: Meeting the challenges of our time with intellectual rigour, By John G. Stackhouse Jr.
→ Why John G. Stackhouse Jr. wants us to think differently