Congratulations graduates! Wed lunch mtg W2300, and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

Good morning! Psalm 146 proclaims:

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry. (vv5-7)

Congratulations to all those who are graduating today! We are so proud of you and give praise to the Lord who has sustained and grown you this year - to him be the glory, honor, and praise! We pray that the joy of the Lord is your strength, for those who are now jobseeking (or preparing for comprehensive exams, or oral exams, or proposal/thesis defenses, or continuing work! so everyone!). Wherever you go and whatever you do, may you be hungry for Him - and be salt and light for His sake. Please also keep in prayer the incoming class of MPHers (many of whom are arriving in the next few weeks) for their transition to Baltimore, for rootedness and spiritual community.

For the summer, we will continue our weekly Wednesday lunch prayer meetings in W2300 (and please feel free to check out the small groups at 929 and upper fells, or the writing/study group on Friday afternoons). Details/contact info in the signature line at the end.

Love,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Job opportunity at World Vision: apply by May 26
  2. Picnic at Centennial Park: June 10, 4pm
  3. Housing opportunities
  4. CCIH May prayer calendar: May 24-31
  5. CCIH conference - 7/13-15 (Register now!) (FREE if you can help setup/teardown - email Teresa at jhsph.phcf@gmail.com)
  6. Switchfoot/Lifehouse concert - 8/15
  7. Global Missions Health Conference - 11/9-11 (Register now!)
1. Job opportunity at World Vision: apply by May 26
A great opportunity shared by Stacy Nam, MPH '16, who has worked with this team quite a bit: https://www.devex.com/jobs/knowledge-management-specialist-faith-external-engagement-487672

2. Picnic at Centennial Park: June 10, 4pm
Join friends in the late afternoon to enjoy the beautiful lake, boating, nature trails, barbecue supper, badminton, sand volleyball, and other fun at Centennial Park located in nearby Ellicott City, MD. We will meet at the park around 4:10 pm. Rides departing at 3:30 pm available from multiple locations including JHU, JHMI, and Carey Business School. Register here. More information at http://www.jhif.org/index.php/latest-events

3. Housing opportunities:
  • Lynn, a research data analyst at JHSPH / MSPH student, is looking for one roommate: https://baltimore.craigslist.org/roo/6114243921.html -- They would have their own bathroom and deck. Some of the pictures in the craigslist post are from when the landlord lived there with her family. None of the baby/kid stuff is in the house anymore. 
  • Michelle, a PHCF'er and Hopkins MPH '16, is returning to Baltimore for residency and looking for two female housemates in Upper Fells. Details here: https://baltimore.craigslist.org/apa/6131566293.html
4. CCIH May prayer calendar: May 24-31
World Menstrual Hygiene Day is May 28 | 2017's theme is Education About Menstruation Changes Everything. In Tanzania and Ethiopia, only 1 out of 4 girls know about menstruation before their first period. Pray that girls are informed and can stay in school. About Menstrual Hygiene Day
Prayers of thanks for the work of CCIH member It's Our Mission! Period working to keep girls in school, eliminate stigma surrounding menstruation and provide supplies for women and girls to manage menstruation. About It's Our Mission! Period and their work

5. CCIH conference - 7/13-15 (Register now!) (FREE if you can help setup/teardown - email Teresa at jhsph.phcf@gmail.com)
CCIH's annual conference is taking place here in Baltimore (Hopkins Homewood campus) this year! Join us July 13-15 to explore the theme:.Strengthening Global Health: Faith at the Center PHCF is a CCIH affiliate, so you are automatically a student member. View the schedule and register now!

Note: registration will be comped for TWO people willing to help with setup/teardown. You MUST be available on Wednesday 7/13 and Saturday 7/15 in the early evening post-conference. You will be moving boxes and supplies from the World Relief offices into cars, and from cars into the Charles Commons building, and other physical-labor tasks. Please email Teresa at jhsph.phcf@gmail.com if you are interested and available!

6. Switchfoot/Lifehouse concert - 8/15
The bands Switchfoot and Lifehouse are touring together! They will be in Baltimore on August 15 at Pier Six - tickets and more information available here: http://lookingforsummertour.com/

7. Global Missions Health Conference - 11/9-11 (Register now!)
Registration is up and running for this year’s Global Missions Health Conference. (What is GMHC? It's Urbana, for health care professionals, community development workers, public health practitioners, and more!). Register HERE and join us in Louisvile, KY, on November 9-11 for a time of learning, growing, and being encouraged by others in the healthcare missions field.

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[e] to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Galatians 1:9-14)--------------------------------------------------------------------
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 7:30pm 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

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