Ice cream social this Friday

Dear new Public Health Christian Fellowship members,

Hope that you have had a great first week of school! Just wanted to invite you to the first official Public Health Christian Fellowship gathering of the summer - an ice cream social / meet-and-greet, this Friday 7/12 at 6:30pm at the Green House Cafe (in the Pre-Clinical Teaching Building across E Monument Street from the School of Public Health - brown brick building kinda behind Welch Library).
We will enjoy ice cream and toppings, discuss what you guys would like to do this year as a fellowship (and what we've done historically), and share stories / get to know each other. Friends/colleagues are welcome too! We will be joined our friends from the Johns Hopkins International Fellowship. Our fellowships (and the ones from the School of Nursing and School of Medicine) do joint activities every so often - like outreach activities (hiking trips! pool party/cookout!) and interministry worship/prayer nights.
Looking forward to seein…

Interministry worship night, hiking trip, picnic; Cosmos/creation conference, Christian global health conference (needs volunteers)

Dear PHCF,

Asaph writes, I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. (Ps 77:11-15) 

Can you believe it's the end of the year? God has been SO faithful to us, as we go about work and school and projects and practicums and travels and discerning calling and staying faithful in the small things. For those who are moving on from Baltimore, thank you for being present with us - will be praying for your next steps. For those who are staying, please prayerfully consider stepping into leadership (email!
Praying today for peace in the midst of end-of-the-year busyness, and for being ambassadors for Christ in the way we love one another, speak with honesty a…

Last Wed Bible study lunch mtg W2033, help needed for interministry worship night, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. (Psalm 23:1-2) Dear ones, congratulations to those of you who submitted final capstones/theses/essays this week - it's hard to believe that the end of the year is coming upon us. Praise God for his faithfulness in all circumstances. This week, will you again place your trust, your identity, your hope in the Good Shepherd, who knows each of his sheep by name (John 10:27)?

Join us for the final PHCF Bible study lunch meeting tomorrow (Wednesday May 1) in SPH Room W2033 - Travis will be leading a study on John chapter 21. We will take a break from official meetings until the end of the year.
We are planning an interministry worship night with the Christian Fellowships at the SOM, SON, and Homewood (Thurs May 23)... If you can help out (with music, …

Wed Bible study lunch mtg W2033, help needed for interministry worship night, and more!

Dear PHCF,
What an Easter - such joy as we celebrated a beautiful Resurrection Sunday here in Baltimore, and yet such sorrow for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the bombing. Lord, we pray that you "teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom" (Ps 90:12). Help us to lean on your grace and strength and provision anew this week, in the midst of end-of-the-year busy-ness.
Join us for PHCF Bible study lunch meeting tomorrow in SPH Room W2033 - John chapter 20. Teresa will lead (and probably will have snacks).
*Note: we are planning an interministry worship night with the Christian Fellowships at the SOM, SON, and Homewood... If you can help out (with music, slides, food, logistics, etc.), please email!
If you have prayers, reflections, songs, or announcements you'd like to share with the rest of PHCF (or individual questions/comments for the PHCF leaders), please email!
Grace and peace,

Wed noon Interfaith panel W1214, Easter, and other events!

Dear PHCF,
It is Holy Week - a special time to rest on Jesus. We remember his path to the cross, his suffering and death, the silence and confusion of Saturday, and the wonder of resurrection - new life! Praying that his week, you can "be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." (Eph 4:32). (Cool resource - a timeline of Holy Week)
This week for PHCF, we would like to invite you to the Humanitarian Health Interfaith panel discussion - Wed 12noon in Sheldon Hall (Room W1214). Please pray for Dr. Anbrasi Edward, our faculty advisor and one of the panelists, for wisdom and grace in sharing and dialoguing.
Several churches are doing Maundy Thursday and/or Good Friday Services, and there is a Baltimore-wide Sunrise service at the Inner Harbor on Easter Sunday (6am, McKeldin Square at the Pratt/Light intersection), and of course many Easter Sunday celebration services. Please contact us if you would like to be connected with…

Wed lunch mtg W2033, Easter celebration, Conference volunteers needed, and more!

Dear PHCF,
The Lord promises to the nation of Israel in Ezekiel 36, "It is not for your sake that I will act, O house of Israel, but for My holy name... I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes and to carefully observe My ordinances." Dear ones, in the midst of all your very important to-do's at the end of the year, will you make space for the Spirit to do its work within you? Praying that your hearts may be softened to receive Jesus' grace in a fresh way this week. Here's a song for meditation.

PHCF events this week: Wednesday April 10, at 12:15pm in Room W2033, Allyse will lead us in a study of John 19. (There will be cookies!) PHCF whatsapp group: we've created a whatsapp group for easier communication/support/sharing/prayer during the week outside of our meetings. Please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.comwith y…

Wed lunch Bible study W2033, Easter celebrations, and CCIH Conference scholarship for student volunteers

Dear PHCF,

Isaiah writes -- All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever (Is 40:6-8). Sometimes you may feel caught up in the cycle of too much work, too few (healthy) boundaries, competing obligations, desires to please people, a "chasing after the wind"... Dear ones, praying that you take to heart the words of comfort given to Jesus from the Father via the Holy Spirit when he was baptised -- "This is my Son, whom I love; in him I am well pleased" (Mt 3:17) -- even before Jesus started his ministry, before marvelous miracles or passionate preaching. And God loves you too, with an everlasting and steadfast love. Believe and trust anew today. 
PHCF events this week: Wednesday April 3, at 12:15pm in Room W2033, Travis will lead us in a …