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August 13, 2019

13 August 2019

Refugee and good neighbour resource needs your stories

The EFC, along with its partners in the Refugee Resettlement Initiative, is hard at work on a practical resource to help private sponsors welcome and settle individuals and families into a new life in Canada. The team welcomes your tips, stories and insights to ensure the resource is as practical and helpful as possible. Please contact Anita Levesque at [email protected] to share your story. 

New civic engagement resource

The EFC is releasing a new resource to help equip involvement in public life. Two sections are online now, including why and how to get involved and tips for contacting an MP. Section three will cover how a bill is passed and ways to be involved in the process.

News links for Canadian Christians

Do you ever find it hard to sift the news for articles relevant to Canadian Christians or the church in Canada? Did you know we curate news links from across the web for our Canadian Christian audience and share them in our Faith Today newsletter? Subscribe now! Our biweekly FT Update newsletter is a free bonus for all our subscribers. Or why not buy a gift subscription (magazine plus newsletter) for a loved one?  

Evangelical essay and video contest for young adults

The Evangelical Essay and Video Contest is designed to create awareness, spark conversations, inspire creative expression and academic dialogue around the topic of Canadian Evangelicalism. The contest is open to Evangelicals 18-35 years of age. Write an essay or create a video about evangelicalism and win great prizes! Full contest details are available at LoveIsMoving.ca/Contest. Deadline is Sept. 20.

ACTS Seminaries stretches boundaries

Now students anywhere in the world can take seminary courses from a partnership of Canadian seminaries. “ACTS Seminaries is a multidenominational partnership between Trinity Western Seminary, MB Seminary, Northwest Baptist Seminary and Canadian Baptist Seminary. In January the schools expanded their reach with the launch of ACTS World Campus, a distance education program with plans to offer an extensive seminary experience anywhere in the world.” Read more in Faith Today.

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Coming Events at TheEFC.ca/Calendar

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→ International Conference on the Turin Shroud, Hamilton, Aug. 14-17
→ Praise in the Park, Kincardine, Aug. 17
→ Freedom Fest, Perth, Aug. 17-18
 → EFC Speaker in Chelsey, Ont, Aug. 18
→ Jesus at Work: Marketplace and Mission, Vancouver, Aug. 18
→ Worldview Leadership Camp (Highschoolers), Grimsby, Aug. 18-24
→  International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, Aug. 22
→ EFC Speaker in Kitchener, Aug. 25
→ Pentecostal World Conference, Calgary, Aug. 27-30
→ To Give an Answer (for young adults), Grimsby, Aug. 29-30
→ Biblical Hebrew online course, Sept. 3
→ Perspectives on the WCM Discipleship Course, Cambridge, Tuesday evenings starting Sept. 10
→ Refocus Writers Retreat, Guelph, Sept. 12-14
→ Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival, Toronto, Sept. 13-15
 → MCC Festival for World Relief, Abbotsford, Sept. 13-14

Federal Election 2019 Resources 

The EFC’s federal election 2019 resources are now available online in English and French. Get our:

→ Issue questions for candidates
→ What churches can and cannot do
→ Brochure on faith, voting and political engagement
→ And more!

Feel free to reproduce and distribute copies of these resources in your group or church: www.TheEFC.ca/Election2019.

In Case You Missed It

The rich history and profitability of church cookbooks (EFC podcast)
 → Being there: Considering the church as chaplain (Faith Today article)
Comment communiquer quand votre église a de mauvaises nouvelles (French translation from Faith Today)