[belated] Wed lunch mtg W2033 (prayer/bible study), upcoming talks, Global Health Missions Conference

Dear PHCF,

A verse for today: But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor 12:9-10) Brothers and sisters, may God's grace be sufficient for you today! Praying for those of you who have midterms (like biostats today!) and papers due this week - for strength, clarity, and peace.

Tomorrow, we meet in room W2033 in the SPH at 12:15pm - we will pray and study Exodus 16, with the theme Trust & Obey, i.e. Rest (see page 10 of our Flourishing in Grad School Bible study).

You are welcome to join us at any/all of our recurring gatherings:
- Lunch meetings on Wednesdays at 12:15pm in Room W2033 (contact PHCF)
- Small group on Mondays at 7:30pm in the 929 Apartments (contact Esther)
- Writing Accountability Group (i.e. study group) on Fridays at 4pm (contact Teresa)
Helpful links: PHCF facebook page | PHCF website | map/list of local churches

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Special Lunch Seminar (RH/GBV): Mon Sept 25 - RSVP required
  2. History of Science talk: Tues Sept 19, 7pm
  3. The Global Church and Family Planning Webinar: Thurs Sept 28, 9am EST
  4. Job opportunities (Young Leaders)
  5. Voice of the Martyrs - International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov 5
  6. Global missions health conference in Louisville: Nov 9-11 (register now! let Teresa know that you're going!)
1. Special Lunch Seminar (RH/GBV): Mon Sept 25 - RSVP required
Ms. Ntahuba Parfaite, an ordained pastor in a Burundian Quaker community, is coming to JHSPH! Her talk is titled: faith-based community action and reproductive health clinic outreach for women and adolescents in Bujumbura, Burundi. Lunch provided - but must RSVP to Jean Sack ahead of time (limited seating). There will also be opportunity to talk more deeply with her after lunch, for those interested in community-based clinical outreach and gender-based violence recovery.

2. History of Science talk: Tues Sept 19, 7pmThe Thomistic Institute at Johns Hopkins would like to invite you to a talk titled, Myths and Realities: Reason and Faith in the History of Science, by Dr. Lawrence Principe (a professor of Chemistry and the History of Science at Hopkins - a very engaging speaker). It will be at Mountcastle Auditorium in PCTB (brick building behind Welch Library), with refreshments. More details and RSVP here.

3. The Global Church and Family Planning Webinar: Thurs Sept 28, 9am EST
Christian Connections in International Health and the Christian Journal for Global Health are hosting a webinar on family planning, featuring programs from Uganda, Nepal, and India. The seminar is 9/28, 9-10am EST. Register here - organization name PHCF / how did you find out about the webinar CCIH.

4. Job opportunities
5. Voice of the Martyrs - International Day of Prayer: Nov 5
Our persecuted brothers and sisters consistently make one major request of American Christians: Pray for Us! Churches across the United States and around the world will honor their request this Nov. 5 as they “Remember those in bonds” (Heb. 13:3) on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). More information at VOM's website.

6. Global Missions Health Conference: Nov 9-11 (Register now!)
Registration is up and running for this year’s Global Missions Health Conference. Register HERE and join us in Louisville, KY, on November 9-11 for a time of learning, growing, and being encouraged by others in the healthcare/public health/community development missions field.
(Email Teresa at jhsph.phcf@gmail.com if you are going, and we can organize transportation and request free student housing as a group!)

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21)

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