Wednesday lunch mtg W2300 & other events

Dear PHCF,

It's the second week of term and everyone seems to be getting used to the rhythm of school again, but let us not forget to pray without ceasing for our community and our country. Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:19) Yes, this verse is specific to Israel thousands of years ago, but it still speaks to us with great spiritual power today, and in turn, informs our understanding of how to treat those different from us. Even now, Christians are sojourners on earth until we arrive to our ultimate home with Christ in heaven. So, while we are still alive on earth, let us find ways to love the sojourner so as to reflect God's incredible love for us. Worldrelief has issued a statement here: https://www.worldrelief.org/blog/a-call-to-prayer

Some announcements:
  1. General PHCF spring schedule [put this in your calendar!]
  2. Conference on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation 2/18 at Homewood campus
  3. CCIH: scholarship deadline Feb 6 / registration open
  4. If you like to ponder how Christianity impacts various spheres of life, contribute to the new journal The Hopkins Dialectic by writing/editing an article!
  5. DC Dip: service learning with graduate InterVarsity
1. General PHCF spring schedule
Please join us at any/all of our recurring gatherings:
- Lunch meetings on Wednesdays at 12:15pm in Room W2300*
*W2300 is in the hidden hallway of 2nd floor: go to the atrium next to W2008; the hallway with W2300 is next to the copy machine
- Small group on Mondays at 7pm in the 929 Apartments (contact Mary and Esther)
- Small group on Saturdays at 11am in Upper Fells (contact Teresa)
- Writing Accountability Group (i.e. study group) on Fridays at 4pm in Room W2303
[For all events, you can access our Google Calendar here!]

2. Conference on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation Feb 18 at Homewood
Join us at the inaugural conference on Christian faith, reason, and vocation at the Homewood campus on Saturday Feb 18, 10am-4pm - breakfast and lunch provided. We have a great group of speakers coming! Find more information and please RSVP here: http://832society.com/symposium -- We would love to see you there! You can also support the conference financially. Email Teresa at jhsph.phcf@gmail.com if interested in helping out!

3. CCIH: deadline for scholarships Feb 6; register now
CCIH is hosting its annual conference here in Baltimore (Homewood campus), July 13-15. Its theme is Strengthening Global Health: Faith at the Center, a concept closely linked to their core focus area of Integrating Faith and Health. It is a great opportunity to learn and network with people who do amazing work for the Lord all around the globe. PHCF is a member organization of CCIH, so please feel free to apply to scholarships (general if you're interested in global health, or MCH-specific if you focus on maternal/child health) to attend the conference. Scholarship applications are due Feb 6. Registration is now open.

4. Do you like writing/editing? Contribute to the Hopkins Dialectic
The Dialectic, a journal of Christian thought at JHU, is seeking grad student editors/writers for its spring 2017 issue. Please see attached for a list of abstracts. Some more details:
  • If you'd like to edit, please sign up on the attached google doc with your name and email address below the respective piece. Your role: look through the piece at least once before the final draft is due on March 26th (if you'd like to be more involved, the full writing schedule is at the bottom of the document for your reference). We will connect you with the writer so a timeline can be mutually agreed upon. 
  • If you'd like to submit writing (1500-4000 words for essays, anywhere up to 1500 words for poetry), please email your piece to jhu.dialectic@gmail.com by March 18th. We will get back to you within the week concerning whether your piece has been selected or if additional edits need to be made. Unfortunately, due to printing constraints these pieces will not appear in print this issue, but they will be uploaded online and posted on our Facebook account (our FB account has nearly 400 likes and last year--when our account had only ~200 likes--pieces got on average 50-100 hits). In the coming semesters we hope to open up our print edition to grad students as well. 
  • Any questions? Please email Karl Johnson: kjohn198@jhu.edu
5. Interested in service learning in DC? Upcoming DIP DC trip with InterVarsity
There is an upcoming weekend for graduate students to experience Washington, D.C. and to learn, from a Christian perspective, about the problems and prospects of the city.

You can learn a little more about this weekend here: http://www.gfmma.org/dip/ And you can learn a few other things about this weekend, and InterVarsity’s involvement in Washington, D.C., here: Washington DC Urban Program

To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. (Colossians 1:27-29)

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