The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, April 20, 2010

General April 21, 2010

Together for influence, impact and identity

EFC COMMENTS ON GOVERNMENT'S DEBT RELIEF PLAN FOR HAITI
Julia Beazley, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's (EFC) coordinator for poverty and homelessness, comments at ActivateCFPL on the Government of Canada's financial support and debt relief plans for Haiti.

EUTHANASIA BILL: PRAY AND WRITE!
Bill C-384 which seeks to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, will have its second hour of debate on April 20, and go to Second reading vote on April 21. Send this sample letter to your Member of Parliament. The EFC has produced resources to help you learn more and take action. Visit our Euthanasia webpage and view a short, informational video. Learn more about current laws and protecting the vulnerable in the EFC's newly released booklet, How Merciful? Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, second in The [Activate] Series.

EFC ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS ON COERCED ABORTIONS
Last week, Bill C-510, Roxanne's Law, was introduced to the House of Commons. it would make it a criminal offence to coerce a woman into having an unwanted abortion. The EFC stated its support for the bill the following day. Read the commentary at ActivateCFPL about the potential for this Bill to expose the reality of the abortion situation in Canada, about the uniqueness of this bill in Canadian law, and read the EFC's Question and Answer sheet about the Bill.      

YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN GLOBAL CREATION CARE SIMULCAST
Hope for Creation, a global simulcast to connect individuals, small groups, schools, churches, entire denominations and organizations in the largest Church event ever held to consider how we can best care for creation, and connect those who do in common purpose. The World Evangelical Alliance, of which the EFC is a member, is promoting this bridge-building event.

WHERE CAN I FIND CANADIAN YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY RESEARCH?
Youth and young adult ministry in Canada is different than in the United States. So where can you access Canadian resources? The EFC's Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism Student Ministries bibliographies, part of the Canadian Evangelicalism Bibliographies Project (CEBP), connects you to resources that address what is  happening here in our home and native land.

Loving Muslims Together Conference - Ottawa
The Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims Ottawa Chapter will host a half-day conference on May 15, 9:00 am, at the East Gate Alliance Church in Ottawa for anyone active or interested in Muslim ministry. Admission is free, simply pre-register.

EFC MINISTRY ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATE REPORTS AT SYNOD
Paul Hilsden, ministry advancement associate for the EFC, will present an EFC report at the Regional Synod of Canada of the Reformed Church in America on April 22.

Christian Leaders Connection comes right to your desk!
Being Evangelical in a Complex World can get complicated. The EFC can make it easier to learn how to engage with your community. Purchase this new set of DVD presentations taped at CLCs this season on "Understanding Church and Faith Trends," "Evangelicals Engaging in a Secular Canada," and "Canadian Public Policy: Impacting Christian Ministries." Discuss each of these one-hour presentations with your leadership team, small group or your whole congregation. Order online today.

Who are the Gatekeepers in YOUR Neighbourhood?
The Community Research Guide for Church Leaders, a resource produced out of an EFC-Outreach Canada partnership, will help you answer this and other questions about the local community your ministry is trying to reach. Loaded with practical advice and links to web resources, this guide is available in print, CD-ROM and PDF formats.

WATCH THIS VIDEO CLIP!
The EFC affiliate, the Sanctuary in downtown Toronto, is featuring a play written by a homeless writer. Watch this 100 Huntley St video clip about the production.

EFC ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

EFC Facebook Page
- http://www.facebook.com/theefc

EFC Twitter
- http://twitter.com/theefc
Activate CFPL
- Blog - http://activatecfpl.evangelicalfellowship.ca/
- Twitter - http://twitter.com/activatecfpl

CRCE Twitter
- http://twitter.com/efc_crce

 

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is the national association of evangelical Christians, gathered together for influence, impact and identity in ministry and public witness. Since 1964 the EFC has provided a national forum for Evangelicals and a constructive voice for biblical principles in life and society.

Please consider making an online donation to support our ministry. You can also contact us toll-free at 1-866-302-3362, local 905-479-5885 or email [email protected].

It is free to subscribe to this weekly EFC Update email newsletter. Feel free to view our privacy policy first.