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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!!

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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…