THE EFC UPDATE - 2016.07.12
Uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus
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HAS YOUR PASTOR TAKEN THE MISSIONS ENGAGEMENT SURVEY?
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 participate by completing either the English or French version of the survey? Learn more or take the survey.
THE ARTS CAN HELP OUR TRAINING TO FOLLOW JESUS
Carolyn Arends challenges readers with the idea of “Artful Discipleship” and suggests four ways to practise. Her essay is the cover story in the Jul/Aug issue of Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine. Preview it online.
SUBSCRIBE TO FAITH TODAY, 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 you’ll also receive a free copy of 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. Don’t delay, this is a limited-time offer.
UPHOLD YOUR MP IN PRAYER
Summer is a great time to meet your federal Member of Parliament. Take a few minutes at a local festival or barbecue to thank them for their hard work. MPs work long hours and make difficult decisions for our country. We need to uphold them in prayer.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ Christian Ashram Retreat, Abbotsford, July 15-17
→ EFC Speaker at Bethel Pentecostal, Kaladar, Ont., July 31
→ The Trinity: One God, Three Persons, Charlottetown, Aug. 2-4
→ Praise Fest, Surrey, Aug. 7
LATEST POSTS AT THEEFC.CA/BLOG
→ People in our communities are asking for assisted death. What can we do?
MEET YOU IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Don McNiven, the EFC’s director of affiliate and donor relations, is visiting Alberta this week (July 11-15). He will be in Ontario in August, P.E.I. and Nova Scotia in September and Ontario in October. 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.
LATEST POSTS AT FAITHTODAY.CA/BLOG
→ Why colouring matters, by Ann-Margret Hovsepian
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
→ June 29 court decision on TWU disappointing, to be appealed
→ EFC lawyer says the case of the proposed law school at Trinity Western University is “the most important religious freedom case since the Charter has been implemented” (in the June/July issue of Canada Watch, an EFC newsletter)
→ Letter to CBC on term “fundamentalist”
→ Developing a palliative care framework: The EFC supports private member’s Bill C-277
→ EFC interfaith statement on palliative care (aussi disponible en français)
→ EFC resources for responding to legalization of assisted-death: initial one-page response (aussi disponible en français) and nine-page overview of the new legislation and ongoing issues of concern.
→ Recorded EFC webinar on what your church can do to keep this generation of young people