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Merry Christmas! Winter break, 2017 schedule, and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

Huzzah for the last day of the term! Been praying for those of you taking final exams and preparing final papers and presentations -- it's been a long and I know difficult journey, but hopefully also one that has pushed you closer to our Savior and Sustainer. In the last few days leading up to Christmas, I wanted to share a good reflection on advent! https://www.crossway.org/blog/2016/11/how-advent-teaches-us-to-wait-well/

Some items of note:

1. Winter schedule -- PHCF is not meeting formally over Christmas. But if you're looking for people to spend the holidays with, please reply to this email; we would be overjoyed to connect you with others =)

In 2017... Weekly lunch meetings will be on Thursdays (room E5037 Jan 5 and 12; room E2527 thereafter). You are welcome to join us in small group on Saturdays at 11am in Upper Fells (contact Teresa) or on Mondays at 7:30pm in the 929 Apartments (contact Mary and Esther). We also have Writing Accountability Group (i.e. a study g…

[Belated post] from Dec 19, 2016

Dear PHCF, it's hard to believe it's just a few days til Christmas! Praying for everyone who has final papers, exams, and projects to wrap up before then - for strength and diligence and wisdom and trust in the One who Came to Save! The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

This week, join us for...

Christmas gathering, Mon Dec 19, 6-9pm, 2322 E Fairmount Ave, 21231 -- Potluck dinner, carols, baking/decorating cookies, and reflection on Jesus' coming with the Med Student Christian Fellowship! Come if you can, or let Teresa (4437459250) know if you'd like a special cookie delivery ;)

PHCF gathering, Tues Dec 20, 12:15pm, room E2133 -- We'll have a quiet prayer/sharing time this week =)

Other announcements:

1. Spring 2017 schedule preferences -- Looking forward to third/fourth term and changing schedules, we would like to continue being fa…

MSCF/PHCF Christmas Gathering

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

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Hello Friends!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the busiest time of the semester. But soon finals will be over! So when they are, come join in a Christmas party!

-Monday, December 19, 6PM-9PM (come by when you can)
-2322 E Fairmount Ave
-Eat! Potluck
-Sing! Christmas carols
-Bake and decorate! Christmas treats
-Reflect. On the incarnation of our Savior
-RSVP here. Bring family, friends, and classmates, all are welcome!

Main course will be provided (Baked Spaghetti) and other food contributions are encouraged.
We’ll have be a short time to reflect on the birth of Christ and sing a few Christmas hymns.

Then the kitchen will open and we’ll have our annual Christmas baking extravaganza! The more we bake (and the less we eat ourselves), the more that we have to share with…

Paid Internship Position at JLI

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Want experience at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities? They have some pretty awesome internship opportunities lined up, starting January 2017! Apply soon! Email Stacy Nam at stacynam@jliflc.com for more details.



Tuesday mtg, Christmas, JIL internships, & more!

Dear PHCF,

And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11-12) A prayer for all of us this Monday morning: may we, like the shepherds, take the angel's words to heart, laying down our fears (and worries and stress - especially as finals and projects and papers come upon us) and trusting in this good news that Jesus has come! Praying also for diligence, strength, and perseverance in the work he has given us.

Some announcements:

1. Tomorrow (Tuesday) in room E2133 at noon, Jessica Harrington will lead PHCF in a personal values workshop. It will be a good time to identify and define the principles, beliefs, standards, and/or judgments you deem most important - and develop a personal plan putting those values to action. Very helpful to pause for some introspection and goalsetting along your academic, personal, a…

Tuesday lunch meeting, CCIH conference (abstract/scholarship apps), 2017 schedule, and CMDA

[Forgot to post this last week]
Good morning, PHCF! A Scripture for this morning: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) What good news it is that we live renewed, redeemed lives because of Him!

Some announcements:

1. Our weekly meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) in room E2133 at 12:15pm. Amberle will be leading us in an Advent devotional/discussion. And there will likely be cookies. So come, bring your lunch, and join us in fellowship!

2. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) has announced its call for scholarship applications and abstract submissions to its summer conference (July 13-15, 2017 at Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus). This year's theme is Strengthening Global Health: Faith at the Center. Abstract submissions are due Jan 23. Students and professionals from developing countries may also app…

Faculty speaker at lunch tomorrow, and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

Welcome back from the Thanksgiving break - hope that you are well rested and refreshed! We have now entered the season of Advent: of looking forward to the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some Christian traditions use these four weeks leading up to Christmas to remember four of the virtues Jesus brings: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. As we anticipate his coming, may we each lean into the tension of both being still before him and working for his kingdom. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3)

Some announcements:

1. Faculty guest at weekly PHCF meetingtomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:15pm in Room E2133 -- Dr. Darrell Gaskin from the Department of Health, Policy, and Management will be speaking. Come, bring your lunch, and join us in fellowship!

2. Advent Concert this weekend -- Faith Christian Fellowship, a church in Pen Lucy (close to Charles Village/Homewood campus), holds an annual Advent concert and baza…

Tuesday lunch meeting (Dr. Perry!), Music, and Thanksgiving

Dear PHCF,

What a blustery start to the week -- phew! And if you're walking outside, I encourage you to pause a moment and be kind to some of the men and women who've been out on the streets in the cold and wind all day. A Scripture I've been mulling on: But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jer 29:7) -- and a prayer for all of us to remember that God has deliberately placed us where we are, though we are citizens of his heavenly kingdom. May he continue revealing to each of us what it means to seek shalom though our attitudes, thoughts, words, and actions.

Some announcements:

1) Our weekly PHCF meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:15pm in Room E2133. Dr. Henry Perry, from the Department of International Health, will speak on “Contributions of medical missionaries and Christian organizations to the global primary health care movement.” Come, bring your lunch, and fe…

NYOLA Inner City Ministry - Saturday brunch and film screening

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Please share this forwarded message with the GCF, "DTW Fellowship" and PHCF mailing list --peradventure someone would be interested.

Francis is a great friend I met and got to know while I served at the Springfield Fellowship House (an Urban inner city ministry as well). Francis' got a passionate heart for the city. He may be reached/contacted directly by anyone interested/would like to know more about this ministry in the neighborhood.

Blessings,
Paul

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: FRANCIS GOVAN <propps@outlook.com>
Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:41 AM
Subject: Inner City Mission event
Blessed greetings Dear Friend,
Let me tell you briefly about a little old local church in east Baltimore. It's called the Temple of God and has history in apostolic faith traditions. However, you would not know that today.

Today it is the only existing building housed in the 1800 block of N. Durham Street. (Yep, right off North Avenue). The City has imploded or knocked do…

Weekly announcements: Tues lunch meeting and Fri/Sat Inter-ministry events

Dear PHCF, in the midst of much turmoil in people's hearts and around the country, we preach to ourselves that in Christ alone our hope is found -- and pray that God continues to reveal to us how he wants us to work for his kingdom right where he has placed us. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Tim 1:5)

Several (inter-)ministry events this week that we wanted to share with you:

PHCF weekly meeting, Tues 11/15, 12:15pm, Room E2133 We will have our usual meeting at lunch tomorrow in the Wolfe St Building room E2133! Come for a time of sharing and prayer in the midst of busy-ness, and some dwelling on the fruit of the Spirit over banana bread =) Looking forward to a time of refreshment!

Johns Hopkins International Fellowship Thanksgiving dinner, Fri 11/18, 6:15pm, Green House Cafe in PCTB (725 N Wolfe St, 21205)JHIF is hosting a Thanksgiving celebration this Friday, with music, drama, food, and fellowship. Some PHCF…

Weekly announcements: Tuesday lunch meeting, Friday WAG, and new Upper Fells small group

Dear PHCFers,

Some verses to meditate on today! Psalm 145:1-9 --

1 I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.


4 One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Some announcements for this week --

1) Weekly meeting: Tuesday 11/8, 12:15pm, E2133 Our weekly PHCF lunch meeting is tomorrow Tuesday Nov 8 at 12:15 in Room E2133 in the main Bloomberg buildi…

Writing Accountability Group starts Friday! 4pm W2300

Dear PHCFers,

For those of you writing journal articles, master's essays, dissertations, or anything else, the Public Health Christian Fellowship is starting our own Writing Accountability Group (WAG). We will meet Fridays 4-5pm in Room W2300. It will be a great way to end the week on a productive note and then be able to head out to enjoy the weekend. Bring your work/laptop and join us!

This first meeting, we will introduce ourselves and share what our goals are through December. Then we will have 30 minutes of individual writing time. When we come back together, we will share our progress and goals for the upcoming week. We will end with prayer.

Questions? Contact Liz at lizc2008@gmail.com

Happy mid-week,
Teresa, for PHCF

P.S. Where is room W2300? It is a small classroom in the doored hallway by the 2nd floor copy machine/atrium/courtyard.

P.P.S. For those of you unfamiliar with Writing Accountability Groups, a brief description is below with link to more information. The PHCF WAG wou…

Faith in Action: Caregiving in the Community (Bayview, tomorrow!)

http://hub.jhu.edu/events/2016/11/02/faith-in-action-caregiving-in-the-community/

Tuesday lunch meeting W3011, CCIH, and housing opportunities

Hi dear ones,

What a gloriously crisp fall morning it is! Hope that you all have had time to be outside, reveling in the wonders that God has put into our world: leaves that change color, clouds that streak the sky white, a slight chill in the dawn. Many things for which to give thanks (and many people too!), but most of all I'm so thankful that we trust in and follow a God who is faithful:

His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love. (Psalm 147: 10-11)


Some announcements for this week:

1) Weekly meeting: Tuesday 11/1, 12:15pm, W3011Our weekly PHCF lunch meeting is tomorrow Tuesday Nov 1 at 12:15 in Room W3011 in the main Bloomberg building. Amberle is leading us in a exploration of how "God is beautiful" -- and to celebrate the beginning of a new term, there'll be LOTS of fruit for us to share (clementines and pink lady apples, yum!…

Essay Contest: Spirituality & Public Health

Special opportunity to participate in an essay contest regarding spirituality and public health!

Dear Public Health graduate students:

We encourage you to consider submitting an essay to the Spirituality and Public Health 2016 Student Essay Contest. This is a newly launched annual national contest organized by faculty from many SPHs that include Berkeley, Hopkins, Maryland, and others. More than 3000 empirical studies have been published on spirituality, religion and health, and you are invited to write about what this might mean for Public Health. Prizes are $1000 (1st), $600 (2nd), and $300 (3rd). Please share with your friends here or at other SPHs via email, Facebook, or other social media, and visit the contest website for more information or to upload your submitted essay: http://www.spirituality-public-health-essay.com/
Contact spheadmin@spirituality-public-health-essay.com for questions or more information.

Good luck!

Doug Oman, PhD
University of California, Berkeley, School o…

Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) Conference Committee PHCF Student Representative Needed

Hi PHCFers,

Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) will be hosting its 31st annual conference on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in summer 2017. PHCF is a member of CCIH, and we like to have a student representative to serve on the annual conference planning committee. We are currently seeking a JHU graduate student to fill this role.

The CCIH conference is a great place to network with Christian leaders in public health including executives from Christian health systems, NGO staff from around the world, and internship and job recruiters who are there to answer any questions you have to let you know about short and long term opportunities in global health. More information on previous conferences can be found here: http://ccih.org/ccih-annual-conference/30th-annual-conference-june-2016.html

CCIH is seeking a PHCF member to serve on the conference planning committee for the upcoming 2017 summer conference. The committee includes monthly conference calls and vo…

Tuesday 12:15pm W3011 lunch meeting: waiting on God

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow (Tuesday) we will meet for lunch and fellowship at 12:15pm in room W3011. I was struck by this article on waiting over the weekend: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-unwelcome-gift-of-waiting and thought it would be great to discuss and pray over the ways that God asks us to follow him to the place he will show us (a la Abram in Genesis 12). And have open time for sharing and prayer. There may also be snacks!

Keeping those of you who have finals this week in our prayers! (And feel free to come after biostats, too! It'll be good to celebrate with you ^_^)

Much love,
Teresa, for PHCF

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find…

Tuesday lunch meeting in room E2133, and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1) As first term draws to a close, praying for all of us (students, faculty, staff, and friends alike) to be finding our strength and our joy in the Lord, the author and perfecter of our faith. Announcements for this week:
Weekly meeting: Tuesday 10/18, 12:15pm, Room E2133 Voice of the Martyrs Advance Conference: Saturday 10/29 Writing accountability groups starting 2nd term: email Liz! (lizc2008@gmail.com) Harvey Fellows scholarship opportunity, deadline 11/1 Job opportunities (2) Housing opportunities (2)  1. Weekly meeting: Tuesday 10/17, 12:15pm, Room E2133
Our weekly PHCF lunch meeting is taking place on Tuesday October 18 at 12:15pm in Room E2133 in the Wolfe Street building. Bring your lunch - we look forward to fellowshipping with you! Room change: E2133 is the glass conference room next to the 2nd floor Daily Grind/elevators on the north side of the building facing Monument St.

Wednesday lunch meeting, WAG, and scholarship/job/housing opportunities

Dear PHCF,

Hope that you all stayed warm this weekend! Please keep our friends, brothers, and sisters in the Caribbean and along the East Coast in your prayers as they wrestle through the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Announcements for this week:
Weekly meeting: Wednesday 10/12, 12:15pm, W3011 - Faculty speaker (Dr. Henry Mosley)Sign up for Writing Accountability Groups: whenisgood.net/ywi7kqaHarvey Fellows scholarship opportunity, deadline 11/1Job opportunity with Lifewater International (2)Housing opportunities (2)1. Weekly meeting: Wednesday 10/12, 12:15pm, W3011 - Faculty speaker (Dr. Henry Mosley)
Our weekly PHCF lunch meeting is taking place on Wednesday Oct 12 at 12:15pm in Room W3011 in the Wolfe Street building. Dr. Henry Mosley, Professor Emeritus from the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, will be sharing. Bring your lunch - we look forward to fellowshipping with you!

2. Sign up for Writing Accountability Groups
For those of you writing journal artic…

Tuesday lunch meeting, WAG, and scholarship/job/housing opportunities

Dear PHCF,

Wow, it's hard to believe it is already October... Autumn is officially here: the fall temperatures, the trees turning colors, an exciting change in seasons. Today I was reading Proverbs 3 and was reminded how it's crucial to not forget the Lord and his immutable nature -- praying for each of you today to remember his love and faithfulness and to let his indwelling spirit work in and through us for his kingdom! Announcements:
Weekly meeting: Tuesday 10/4, 12:15pm, W3011Sign up for Writing Accountability Groups: whenisgood.net/ywi7kqaHarvey Fellows scholarship opportunity, deadline 11/1Job opportunity with Lifewater InternationalHousing opportunities (2)1. Weekly meeting: Tuesday 10/4, 12:15pm, W3011 Our weekly PHCF lunch meeting is taking place tomorrow Tuesday Oct 4 at 12:15pm in Room W3011 in the Wolfe Street building. Liz will be leading us in a study titled "Flourishing in Graduate School." Bring your lunch - we look forward to fellowshipping with you!

Week of Sept 26: Events, job opp, and more!

Dear ones, Many prayers for those of you wrestling through your midterms, projects, and problem sets this week! Items of note:
Weekly meeting: Tuesday 9/27, 12:15pm, W3011Followup on last week's meeting: resource from Pastor DerekJob opportunity with Lifewater InternationalHousing Opportunity at the International House in Charles VillageSign up for Advocacy Day with CCIH by 9/28: goo.gl/EujfdCSign up for Writing Accountability Groups: whenisgood.net/ywi7kqa1. Weekly meeting: Tuesday 9/27, 12:15pm, W3011
Our weekly PHCF lunch meeting is taking place tomorrow Tuesday Sept 27 at 12:15pm in Room W3011 in the Wolfe Street building. Shawn will be leading us in a discussion of God's sovereignty. Bring your lunch - we look forward to fellowshipping with you!

2. Followup on last week's meeting: resource from Pastor Derek
Last week, Pastor Derek led us in through 1 Peter 2:4-10 and reminded us that we, like Jesus, are living stones being built into a spiritual house for a royal priest…

Housing Opportunity

A vacancy opened up last week in the International House Baltimore. If you know any international student or scholar who will be here for a year (more or less), this is a great opportunity to be a part of a living community in a beautiful setting right off the Homewood campus and shuttle. Check out the website http://intl.house or email Karl Dortzbach (KDortzbach [at] mac [dot] com) for more details.

Week of Sept 19: Tuesday lunch meeting, WAGs, and Advocacy day

Dear PHCF,

Our hearts are heavy this weekend as we hear news of the bombing in NYC and other tragedies around the US and the world (Kashmir; Thailand). Please pray for God's peace and grace to cover over all those who are grieving. Lord, have mercy. Help us to see your love that never ends and to point others to you as well.

A couple items of note as we start off this week:
Weekly lunch meeting on Tuesday, room W3011, with Pastor Derek from Gallery Church Patterson ParkSign up for Advocacy Day with CCIH by 9/28: goo.gl/EujfdCSign up for Writing Accountability Groups: whenisgood.net/ywi7kqa1) Weekly meeting Our weekly lunch meeting is this Tuesday 9/20, 12:15-1:15pm in Room W3011! Pastor Derek from Gallery Church in Patterson Park is coming to speak to us. We look forward to a sweet time of fellowship with you!

2) Advocacy Day Please sign up for Advocacy Day by Wednesday, 9/28! This is a special opportunity for professional development, just for PHCF members on Friday, 11/4. It include…

Wednesday lunch meeting: Dr. Anbrasi Edward!

Dear PHCF,

This week we will have our weekly lunch meeting on Wednesday, Sept 14, in Room W2015 from 12:15-1:15pm. Dr. Anbrasi Edward, one of the founding members of PHCF and a professor in the Health Systems program within the Department of International Health, will be sharing.

Looking forward to seeing you!

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. -- 1 Thess 1:3

Potluck lunch / social this Saturday!

Hi all,

You are invited to join us for a potluck lunch social at Teresa's house this Saturday for lunch!

Who -- You!
What -- Start-of-year potluck social for people in or affiliated with the Public Health Christian Fellowship at JHSPH!
Where -- Teresa's house (1526 E Fairmount Ave, 21231), 12 min walk from JHSPH OR street parking available -- contact Teresa at 443 745 9250 if lost
When -- Saturday Sept 10, 11am-1pm
Why -- Meet and make friends, new and old!
RSVP and sign up to bring something here: goo.gl/QYBtk2

Today! Ice cream social meet-and-greet in W2015

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Dear JHSPH'ers,

Welcome (or welcome back) to campus! We would like to invite you to PHCF's first meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year -- come learn, fellowship, and enjoy some ice cream!
When: Tuesday, Sept 6, 12:15-1:15pm
Where: Room W2015
What: Bring your own lunch and we'll provide the dessert!


If you're unable to attend but are interested in learning more or hearing about future events, email us at jhsph.phcf@gmail.com!

Events: Week of Aug 29-Sept 4

Dear PHCF,

Welcome (officially) to the new school year! This summer has blown by... and we are so thankful for the many friends we've made among the new MPH students at the School of Public Health and others from schools/campuses beyond the SPH. Many thanks to those who joined us for prayer this last week/end; all glory to our God who delights in bringing people together - and in supplying us the joy we need and desire in him! Please continue to pray that we not neglect to meet together but rather keep on encouraging one another, and that God has his way among us at JHSPH this year.

This week, we do NOT have our weekly lunch discussion because the MPH'ers have break / new students have orientation.

However, please join us and the Johns Hopkins International Fellowship at a Labor Day Barbeque at our dear friends BJ and Marty's house in Reisterstown on Saturday Sept 3rd, 3:30pm-7:30pm with dinner at 5! It should be a lovely time with new friends and old; plus a pool to splash i…

Events: Week of Aug 22-28 -- meetings and greetings galore!

Weekly Wednesday lunchtime gathering This week, in lieu of our weekly lunch-and-discussion group, we will have an open time to pray and be still before the Lord in the midst of the MPH'ers finals period. Come if you can, and be refreshed in His presence as we sit at his feet.
Wednesday, August 24th, 12:15pm in Room W2300 in the Wolfe Street building (Text Teresa at 443 745 9250 if you're lost!)

Beginning-of-year prayer meeting Please join us for our annual before-the-new-school-year joint prayer meeting with the other fellowships around the Hopkins Medical campus! Especially for those of you who would like to lead/serve in PHCF this year. Two options, both potluck:
Thursday 8/25, 6-930pm -- 1526 E Fairmount Ave, 21231 / Teresa's house 10min walk from JHSPH, cell phone: 443 745 9250Sunday 8/28, 1-430pm -- Bill's house in Reisterstown, cell phone: 410 736 9058 *Please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com if you want to come, so we can send you the official evite/more details!!

Other …

Events: Week of Aug 15-19 (and upcoming)

Please join us for another lunch-and-discussion this Wednesday (tomorrow)!

Weekly Meeting
This week's topic is promoting physical AND spiritual health / the gospel and public health
Wednesday, August 17th
12:15-1:15pm
Room W2300
*Lost? Can't find us? This room is located in the small doored hallway next to the 2nd floor atrium's copy machine in the Wolfe Street building. Text/call Teresa at 443 745 9250 if you can't find us!

Beginning-of-year Med Campus prayer meeting
Be on the lookout for another email about this, but we will have a joint prayer meeting with some of the other fellowships around the Hopkins Medical campus late next week as August comes to a close.

Other events
In addition, some upcoming events with our ministry partner Johns Hopkins International Fellowship to add to your calendar:
1) Harpers Ferry trip -- Sat Aug 27, afternoon/evening. Hike along the Potomac River into Harpers Ferry and then enjoy the rest of the afternoon exploring town and eating dinne…

"Lean In to Your Faith" Webinar series, starting Aug 17

A message from one of the members of the JHU Graduate Christian Fellowship:

One of my friends is putting together a webinar series about faith and work, from a religious women's perspective. I thought it might be of interest to some of you. If so, see below!

"Lean In to Your Faith" Series
Morning!

I wanted to share information on an upcoming online webinar series that my organization is launching in August. The series, “Lean In to Your Faith: Meeting Professional Challenges with Spiritual Resources,” features the wisdom of professional women who have achieved a high level of leadership and have led from the foundation of their faith.

On August 17th at 1 PM EST, my mentor, Dr. Margaret Weber is kicking off the series with a presentation on “The Power of Prayer & Meditation: Utilizing Faith as a Tool for Work/Life Balance.” I would love for Advent-ers to join us for the session! I’m attaching the flyer with RSVP details. Hope you can join us and feel free to pass on to othe…

Events: Week of Aug 8-14

Please join us for another lunch-and-discussion this Wednesday (tomorrow)! And for what it's worth, dessert most likely will be present as well... ^_^

Weekly Discussion
This week's topic is "Strength in Weakness"
Wednesday, August 10th, 12:15-1:15pm
Room W2300
*Lost? Can't find us? This room is located in the small doored hallway next to the 2nd floor atrium's copy machine in the Wolfe Street building. Text/call Teresa at 443 745 9250 if you can't find us!

This is what the Lord says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.” – Isaiah 56:1

Interested in learning about Hopkins history, race relations, and bioethics? Come to the annual Henrietta Lacks memorial lecture!

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Events: Week of Aug 1-7

Dear PHCF,

We hope to see you at one of our events this week!

Weekly Discussion
This week's topic is "How Do You Know?:Thoughts on Being Faithful and Intellectual" Join us for discussion and prayer!
Wednesday, August 3rd, 12:15-1:15pm
Room W2300
*Lost? Can't find us? This room is located in the small doored hallway next to the 2nd floor atrium's copy machine in the Wolfe Street building. Text Teresa (443-745-9250) if you can't find us!

Summer Potluck
We'll bring the tortillas and meat, you bring the toppings and sides! Sign up with what you'll bring (link here) and text or call Amberle (505-553-3508) with any questions!
Saturday, August 6th, 7pm
4021 Falls Rd. / Baltimore, MD / 21211 (Amberle's house in Hampden)

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight." Proverbs 9:10 (ESV)

New to Baltimore? Looking for a church?

To start you off on your search, we put together a (not comprehensive) list of local churches to which current/past members of PHCF belong. Let us know what churches we've missed, and we'll add to this list!

Walking distance (ish) from Hopkins Medical Campus
Gallery Church (closest locations at Downtown and Patterson Park) http://gallerychurchbaltimore.comMultiethnic, diverse socio-economic community of believers who intentionally live to love and serve their neighbors and communities. Contemporary worship style. Easy access from metro or walking distance from med campus.Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church (Highlandtown, close to Patterson Park) http://www.abbottchurch.org/Mount Vernon
Baltimore Catholic Basilica (Mt Vernon) http://americasfirstcathedral.orgLocated at 409 Cathedral St. Baltimore MD 21201 and easily accessible from the Hopkins shuttle stop, it has a vibrant young professionals ministry. Contact Deacon Sean Keller at sean.keller [at] archbalt [dot] orgMount Vernon …

Welcome!

Welcome to the website of the Public Health Christian Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health!

Who we are:
PHCF is a non-denominational Christian community that seeks to encourage believers to grow in their relationship with God, introduce others to Him, and inspire people to glorify God through the training they receive at the School of Public Health.

What we do:
Fellowship -- Walk alongside and support one another as we study and seek out God's calling for our lives. We love to spend time with each other in prayer, in writing/study accountability groups, in service, and in socials.
Mentorship -- Connect with faculty, staff, and fellow students in the JHSPH community who likewise pursue faithfulness to and love for our good God and his people all around the globe.
Engagement -- Stretch yourself spiritually, intellectually, and professionally by partaking in discussion, Bible study, lecture, or advocacy activities throughout the year.

Email us at jhsph.phcf@gma…