THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.11.10
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EUTHANASIA DECLARATION: ADD YOUR SIGNATURE
Last week’s joint statement on euthanasia and assisted suicide has been upgraded with a new add-your-signature function. This 900-word declaration, released by the EFC and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, says “any action intended to end human life is morally and ethically wrong” and calls our new federal government to improve palliative care. So far it has about 300 signatures.
CURRICULUM FOR YOUR YOUTH GROUP
The EFC is launching an innovative youth initiative called Love Movement, which offers a free video and written curriculum that encourages putting faith into action. Participating youth learn about expressing God’s love in Canada. The curriculum is regularly revised in collaboration with experts and teens. Find out more at theEFC.ca/LoveMovementLaunch and pass the news along to a youth pastor or teen you know.
DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED
Get free Canadian resources to observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Join thousands worldwide in a day of prayer on a Sunday in November. These resources are also useful for continued prayer on this issue anytime. The EFC is part of a group of ministries that creates these free resources each year.
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger explains the EFC’s new mission statement, “uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus,” in the latest issue of the Canada Watch newsletter. There’s also “Your Gifts Help Churches Deal With the Syrian Refugee Crisis,” our regular update from Parliament Hill and more. Read the four short pages at theEFC.ca/CanadaWatch.
EFC PRESIDENT IN KINGSTON
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger will be speaking at Bethel Church in Kingston this coming Sunday, Nov. 15. Consider an EFC speaker for your group or church at theEFC.ca/speakers.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ Adoption Awareness Month, nationwide, Nov. 1-30
→ Carters church and charity law seminar, Mississauga, Nov. 12
→ NHOP’s G1 Prayer Summit, Ottawa, Nov. 12-14
→ Celebration of Hope With Will Graham, Fort McMurray, Nov. 14-15
→ Dynamic Kids Ministry: Top 10 Must Do’s for Any Church, Kitchener, Nov. 14
→ Henri Nouwen Lecture by Jim Wallis, Toronto, Nov. 14
→ International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Nov. 15
POVERTY IN CANADA – LET’S DO BETTER
The Nov/Dec issue of Faith Today is now online, and print issues are in the mail! Preview the cover story, featuring Canadian experts on poverty, at FaithToday.ca/digital.
3-FOR-1 GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS!
Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine, has an amazing Christmas offer to make your gift shopping easier. Give a gift that will help your loved ones be better connected, informed and equipped by giving them a subscription to the national magazine of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Details at FaithToday.ca/subscriptions or toll-free 1-866-302-3362.
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→ Why we force our kids, almost without fail, to go to church, by Karen Stiller
IS YOUR CONGREGATION AN EFC AFFILIATE YET?
Congregations that affiliate with The EFC take a public stand for religious freedom, collaboration for ministry effectiveness, and the importance of bringing biblical principles to issues of Canadian law and public policy. Join hundreds of other congregations from more than 40 denominations at work in “uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus” at theEFC.ca/affiliate.