Wed lunch mtg and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Mt 11:28). In remembrance of Lent starting tomorrow (for those of you who observe), our Wednesday lunchtime gathering will be a prayer meeting -- time to reflect and share, and to lift up our adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplications up to the Most High. Hope to see you there!

Blessings,
Teresa and Shawn

Other announcements:
  1. Law and Morality speaker series at Homewood: March 7, April 4 - 7pm
  2. Samaritan's Purse Ebola documentary - 3/30 (movie outing!)
  3. CCIH March Prayer Calendar (pdf version)
1. Law and Morality speaker series at Homewood: 3/7 and 4/4 - 7pmThe Hopkins Thomistic Institute and the Hopkins Dialectic are thrilled to announce a two-part speaker series on the topic of "Law and Morality," to be held in March and April at the Homewood campus! Dr. V. Bradley Lewis, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, will kick off the series with a talk titled "It's My Right: What are Natural Rights and What Rights Do We Have?" Please see Facebook for more details!

Where:
Charles Commons Barber Conference Room at the JHU Homewood campus (3301 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218)
When: 7 - 8:30 PM on Tuesday, March 7 (social half-hours before and after!)

Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here, and bring a friend!

2. Samaritan's Purse Ebola documentary - 3/30 (movie outing!)Samaritan's Purse has produced a documentary on the Ebola outbreak last year -- Facing Darkness. (See the trailer here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-u8BPOrsPQ) Dr. Brantly spoke at JHSPH last year and will also be the key speaker at CCIH this July.

There is a limited release screening at Arundel Mills Mall's Cinemark on Thurs, 3/30 (7pm) - we're thinking of watching together as a group! If interested, please email teresa.yeh@jhu.edu

3. CCIH March Prayer Calendar (pdf version)
  • March 1-8 | International Women's Day
    • International Women's Day is March 8, 2017 and the theme is #BeBoldforChange. Pray faith communities use their influence to end practices harming women and girls.
    • "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27
    • Prayers of thanks for Heal Africa in the DRC empowering women, providing care after rape, confronting gender inequality, and promoting safe motherhood. About their work with women
  • March 9-16 | CCIH Conference Supporters
    • Praise for the support of sponsors, planning committee members and speakers helping make the CCIH conference possible. Watch a video about the conference. More about sponsors
    • Prayers of thanks for the participation of Dr. Kent Brantly, who will share his faith journey and extraordinary experience as physician and patient during the 2014 Ebola outbreak at the conference. Praise for the work of Samaritan's Purse in areas of crisis. 
  • March 17-24 | Famine and Malnutrition
    • Pray for relief as UN agencies have declared a famine in parts of South Sudan and for the estimated 3 million Kenyans in need of aid from the current extreme drought.
    • Prayers of thanks for hunger advocates and for support of the Eleanor Crook Foundation for CCIH's work with students at Liberty University to equip the next generation of advocates.
  • March 25-31 | Infectious Disease Researchers and Students
    • Pray for researchers and public health practitioners preparing for the possibility of future pandemics. About Three Deadly Viruses
    • Pray for students studying epidemiology and integrating their interest with their faith and Christian calling to serve at Loma Linda University and other Christian schools

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