THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.04.21
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THURSDAY LUNCH? EFC WEBINAR ON EUTHANASIA
EFC webinars are short midday meetings that anyone can connect via computer, telephone or mobile device. The first webinar in this new series features EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger on the topic of euthanasia. Participants will be able to submit live questions for a live question-and-answer session. It will be held this Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Register now at theEFC.ca/webinars.
COURT CONSIDERS LIMITS OF PUBLIC PRAYER
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision last week in the Saguenay case. The EFC intervened in the case which asks whether there is a place for religious observance in state-sponsored events and gatherings. The EFC’s responses are at theEFC.ca/Saguenay, including a new link to a recent interview on the decision with EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger.
FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE: YOUTH IN CARE
Local congregations can directly and positively impact local children and youth in government care, says EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger. He will be speaking on this topic at an Elevate Sudbury event April 25 (email to register). For more information on how the Christian community can address this issue, see AdoptionSunday.com and the EFC Declaration of Human Life. Request a speaker for your event or church at theEFC.ca/speakers.
EFC PRESIDENT THIS WEEK: SYRIA MEETING, PRAYER BREAKFAST, MORE
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger travels to meet you or on your behalf:
→April 21, National Prayer Breakfast, Ottawa. Apologist Ravi Zacharias addresses politicians and staff
→April 21, meeting with a delegation of EFC denominational leaders and with Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander to discuss the refugee crisis in Syria and Iraq and the desire of churches in Canada to settle refugees from these war-torn countries.
→April 22, presentation at a meeting of the Evangelical Ministerial of Kitchener-Waterloo on the latest Supreme Court decisions and social changes in Canada
→April 23, EFC webinar on euthanasia (register to join at theEFC.ca/webinars)
→April 25, speaking on youth in care, Sudbury, Ont. (email to register)
→April 26, speaking in the morning service, Glad Tidings church, Sudbury, Ont.
THE HOUSE REDEMPTION BUILT
Canada was shocked by the murders of five university students in an ordinary Calgary house last April. But the house, now bought by a Christian, is ordinary no longer, writes Alex Newman in the latest issue of Faith Today. Buy a print subscription now to receive the complete issue. We’re currently offering our best prices ever – only $2.99 per issue at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions – but only for nine more days!
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→The Shudder of the Miracle: Art as Conversion and Conversation, By Carolyn Weber
→Miracles. Why Not? James Beverley Encourages us to Believe
→James Beverley Explores Our Concern With Terrorism
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Business for Life conference, Toronto, April 23
→Apologetics Canada conference, Barrie, April 24-25
→Imagine Youth Ministry conference, Gander, April 24-25
→Good Seed Sunday, April 26
→Cruxifusion conference, Burlington, April 27-29
WOW … I’M GETTING OLD!
Unlike the world that dreads aging and isolates the aged, Christians can age in hope and community, writes Johan D. Tangelder at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.