THE EFC UPDATE - 2013.11.19
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ADOPTION SUNDAY AT YOUR CHURCH?
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Consider having an Adoption Sunday emphasis this month. The EFC website AdoptionSunday.com is designed to make it easy with free downloadable videos as well as sermon ideas and a prayer guide. In New Brunswick the government is advertising the 181 New Brunswick children and youth in need of a forever home. If you are in Edmonton, the Adoption Council of Canada is bringing a Heart Gallery to the Art Gallery of Alberta (Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon), featuring portraits and profiles of children needing forever homes. In whatever part of the country you live, there are children in need of a permanent and loving home. Can you, or some family you know, respond?
PORN AND YOUTH
The EFC’s Julia Beazley will be a featured panelist at a Parliament Hill presentation on the impact of pornography on youth, Nov. 19. “Porn & Youth: Research Reveals the Harmful Effect of Porn on Children” is hosted by MP Joy Smith and alongside Beazley will include Dr. Gail Dines, Mark Hecht and Casandra Diamond.
HOW TO PRAY FOR THE PHILIPPINES
We know we should be praying for the Philippines, but how should we pray? The World Evangelical Alliance has provided some direction for how we can pray for those affected by the typhoon.
MORE THAN NARNIA
Few authors have influenced Evangelicals as much as C. S. Lewis. While he is known for his children’s series Chronicles of Narnia, he has much more to offer. Discover five books by Lewis that you should read in the latest Faith Today. The entire Nov/Dec issue is free at faithtoday.ca/digital. Subscribe to Faith Today at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362. There is a buy one, get one free subscription offer available until Dec. 31 to help you with your Christmas shopping.
Visit theEFC.ca/calendar to learn about worthwhile events near you and to add your events for free. Among the events coming soon is the Momentum Church Planting Conference in Oakville, focused on how to effectively plant churches in our current context. New events are added every few days.
A GENTLE ADVOCATE FOR THE DAMNED
Ron Nikkel spends his time and energy visiting people in the worst prisons in the world. Learn more at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.