THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.06.09
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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WEBINAR THURSDAY
Join us this Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific, for a discussion about religious freedom in Canada with Bruce J. Clemenger, President of the EFC. How do we protect religious freedom in our changing culture and political landscape? What do churches, pastors and Christian organizations need to know moving ahead? Participate by phone or computer to add your own questions to this live, interactive discussion. Register now at theEFC.ca/webinars.
LESS TAXES THROUGH ESTATE PLANNING, JUNE 23
On Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. Eastern / noon Pacific, the EFC will host a 45-minute phone seminar on estate and will planning. Lorne Jackson of the organization Advisors with Purpose will be sharing tax-saving financial planning information to help you maximize benefits to your family, reduce your tax burden and continue supporting ministries of your choice. He will also provide updates on changes in the law that may affect you. Register by email at email@example.com.
WHY CHRISTIAN CLASSICS MATTER
With so many new books being published, why read an old one like Pilgrim’s Progress or works by John Calvin, Saint Augustine and Bernard of Clairvaux? An article in the latest Faith Today magazine shares the advice of Canadian Christian leaders. Preview the issue at FaithToday.ca/digital.
EFC SPEAKERS IN TORONTO THIS WEEK
Church and Bible Engagement Trends: What They Mean for Your Church is the title of a presentation by Rick Hiemstra, the EFC’s Director of Research, to be presented in Etobicoke, Ont., on Friday at an assembly of the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. And Bill Fledderus, senior editor at Faith Today, will be speaking the same day at Write Canada, a conference in North York, Ont. Request a speaker for your event or church at theEFC.ca/speakers.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ EFC Webinar on Religious Freedom, June 11
→ Write Canada & The Word Awards, Toronto, June 11-13
→ Men & Abortion conference, Niagara Falls, June 11-13
→ Christian Medical and Dental Society conference, Calgary, June 11-14
CANADIAN EXAMPLES OF EFFECTIVE CHURCHES
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MARITAL STRIFE AND YOUR HEALTH
Being married can mean better health, but being happily married seems to matter most, says current research. Author Rusty Wright summarizes current research and also biblical advice on the topic at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.