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August 6, 2019

06 August 2019

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 is coming soon, and covers how a bill is passed and ways to be involved in the process.

Refugee and good neighbour resource needs your stories

The EFC, along with its partners in the Refugees Resettlement Initiative, are 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. 

News links for Canadian Christians

Do you ever find it hard to find news relevant to Canadian Christians or the church in Canada? Did you know we curate news links from all 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 give a gift subscription to a loved one? 

New podcast: The rich history and profitability of church cookbooks

Church cookbooks are memory and method, full of recipes and often church history. This podcast of a Faith Today article by Alex Newman uncovers both.

Essay and video contest for young adults

Love Is Moving, Canada's Christian youth magazine, is sponsoring an exciting contest with some great prizes. It invites Canadians age 18 to 35 to write an article (500-1500 words) or create a video (5 minutes or less) and submit it by Sept. 20. Grand prize is $500 and a trip to Montreal Oct. 24 to attend EFC’s Presidents Day to present the winning piece. Several other cash awards range from $250 to $150. The contest aims to re-introduce the evangelical movement to Canadians who don’t use the word “evangelical” much or know a lot about it. Details at LoveIsMoving.ca/Contest.

Being there: Considering the church as chaplain

An airport chaplain told EFC Vice-President David Guretzki “chaplaincy is a ministry of being there.” This "ministry of presence" is increasingly important for Christians in a post-Christian nation, writes Guretzki in his latest Faith Today column. But, he asks, do our commuinties know we are there? 

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Coming Events at TheEFC.ca/Calendar 

Publicize your event for free.
→ Gospel Impact Conference, Toronto, Aug. 8-10
→ New Brunswick Christian Ashram, Browns Flat, Aug. 8-11
→ No Greater Love Music Festival, Cochrane, Aug. 10-11
→ 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 
→ EFC Speaker in Kitchener, Aug. 25
→ Pentecostal World Conference, Calgary, Aug. 27-30
→ To Give an Answer (for young adults), Grimsby, Aug. 29-30
→ Spiritual Survival in the Tribulation, Parry Sound, Aug. 30-Sept. 1
→ Biblical Hebrew online course, Sept. 3

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

New Canada Watch highlights EFC-led research (Faith Today article)
Five reviews from Jul/Aug 2019 (Faith Today article)
Our Roman Catholic Neighbours (new EFC resource)
Pourquoi des gens cessent de croire (new French translation from Faith Today)