The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, December 01, 2009

General December 1, 2009

EUTHANASIA BILL VOTE DELAYED AGAIN – TAKE ACTION!
Bill C-384 which seeks to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, will now have its second hour of debate on Feb. 2 and Second Reading vote in the House of Commons on Feb. 3. The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) has produced a number of resources to help you learn more and take action. Visit our Euthanasia webpage view and download our short, informational video or learn more about Bill C-384. We have also produced a sample letter that you can send to your Member of Parliament.

NO CHILD SHOULD LIVE IN POVERTY
Julia Beazley, EFC research & project coordinator, Poverty & Homelessness, comments on the 20th anniversary of the unanimous resolution in the House of Commons to “seek to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000.” Read the webitorial on Christianity.ca or the blog at Activate CFPL.

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THOUSANDS OF BIBLES SEIZED
Please pray for Christians persecuted in Malaysia where thousands of Bibles have been seized. Read this EFC religious liberty alert for more details.

EVERYONE LOVES A HERO – ESPECIALLY AT CHRISTMAS!
From the age of five to 105, we all identify people we admire: family members, friends, colleagues, sports heroes and more. Who doesn’t want to be motivated, stimulated and encouraged by their example? Don Moore and Lorna Dueck went In Search of Hidden Heroes, looking for evidence that God is at work. This Christmas you can give 62 gifts wrapped inside one cover. Order this inspirational book for your friends and family today.

NEW EFC RESOURCE TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE
Not so Ancient: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, a new EFC resource on human trafficking, was featured last week on ChristianWeek.org. It is the first installment in the [Activate] series, a new line of resources for youth and young adults who are seeking practical ways to their faith into action.

LINKING TRENDS WITH FAITH – 2010 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
On-line registration for Christian Leaders Connection is now open for events from Jan. to April in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Belleville, Otterburne and Ottawa. Ministry and marketplace leaders are invited to explore being evangelical in a complex world. Link your understanding of societal trends with your faith in God’s purposes and translate it into action.

is your church interested in international partnerships?
If you are interested in establishing international partnerships between your church and others, consider attending the EFC Global Missions Roundtable's "Best Practice for Church to Church Missions for Partnerships" in sponsorship with the Tyndale University College & Seminary's TIM centre and the Jaffray Centre, on Dec. 2., 12 - 2 p.m. Cost is $10 at Tyndale, Room 2085. Register by email or call 416-226-6308 x. 2708.

Micah Challenge National Coordinator Meets with MPs
Robyn Bright, national coordinator for Micah Challenge, met with Foreign Affairs committee member MP Glen Pearson to encourage the committee to hold cross-country consultations on the G8 and G20 meetings in Canada in 2010. The EFC is a key partner of the Micah Challenge, and hosts the Micah Challenge National Office in its Center for Faith and Public Life.

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