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Faculty speaker at lunch tomorrow, and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

Welcome back from the Thanksgiving break - hope that you are well rested and refreshed! We have now entered the season of Advent: of looking forward to the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some Christian traditions use these four weeks leading up to Christmas to remember four of the virtues Jesus brings: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. As we anticipate his coming, may we each lean into the tension of both being still before him and working for his kingdom. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3)

Some announcements:

1. Faculty guest at weekly PHCF meetingtomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:15pm in Room E2133 -- Dr. Darrell Gaskin from the Department of Health, Policy, and Management will be speaking. Come, bring your lunch, and join us in fellowship!

2. Advent Concert this weekend -- Faith Christian Fellowship, a church in Pen Lucy (close to Charles Village/Homewood campus), holds an annual Advent concert and baza…

Tuesday lunch meeting (Dr. Perry!), Music, and Thanksgiving

Dear PHCF,

What a blustery start to the week -- phew! And if you're walking outside, I encourage you to pause a moment and be kind to some of the men and women who've been out on the streets in the cold and wind all day. A Scripture I've been mulling on: But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jer 29:7) -- and a prayer for all of us to remember that God has deliberately placed us where we are, though we are citizens of his heavenly kingdom. May he continue revealing to each of us what it means to seek shalom though our attitudes, thoughts, words, and actions.

Some announcements:

1) Our weekly PHCF meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:15pm in Room E2133. Dr. Henry Perry, from the Department of International Health, will speak on “Contributions of medical missionaries and Christian organizations to the global primary health care movement.” Come, bring your lunch, and fe…

NYOLA Inner City Ministry - Saturday brunch and film screening

Please share this forwarded message with the GCF, "DTW Fellowship" and PHCF mailing list --peradventure someone would be interested.

Francis is a great friend I met and got to know while I served at the Springfield Fellowship House (an Urban inner city ministry as well). Francis' got a passionate heart for the city. He may be reached/contacted directly by anyone interested/would like to know more about this ministry in the neighborhood.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:41 AM
Subject: Inner City Mission event
Blessed greetings Dear Friend,
Let me tell you briefly about a little old local church in east Baltimore. It's called the Temple of God and has history in apostolic faith traditions. However, you would not know that today.

Today it is the only existing building housed in the 1800 block of N. Durham Street. (Yep, right off North Avenue). The City has imploded or knocked do…

Weekly announcements: Tues lunch meeting and Fri/Sat Inter-ministry events

Dear PHCF, in the midst of much turmoil in people's hearts and around the country, we preach to ourselves that in Christ alone our hope is found -- and pray that God continues to reveal to us how he wants us to work for his kingdom right where he has placed us. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Tim 1:5)

Several (inter-)ministry events this week that we wanted to share with you:

PHCF weekly meeting, Tues 11/15, 12:15pm, Room E2133 We will have our usual meeting at lunch tomorrow in the Wolfe St Building room E2133! Come for a time of sharing and prayer in the midst of busy-ness, and some dwelling on the fruit of the Spirit over banana bread =) Looking forward to a time of refreshment!

Johns Hopkins International Fellowship Thanksgiving dinner, Fri 11/18, 6:15pm, Green House Cafe in PCTB (725 N Wolfe St, 21205)JHIF is hosting a Thanksgiving celebration this Friday, with music, drama, food, and fellowship. Some PHCF…

Weekly announcements: Tuesday lunch meeting, Friday WAG, and new Upper Fells small group

Dear PHCFers,

Some verses to meditate on today! Psalm 145:1-9 --

1 I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.

4 One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Some announcements for this week --

1) Weekly meeting: Tuesday 11/8, 12:15pm, E2133 Our weekly PHCF lunch meeting is tomorrow Tuesday Nov 8 at 12:15 in Room E2133 in the main Bloomberg buildi…

Writing Accountability Group starts Friday! 4pm W2300

Dear PHCFers,

For those of you writing journal articles, master's essays, dissertations, or anything else, the Public Health Christian Fellowship is starting our own Writing Accountability Group (WAG). We will meet Fridays 4-5pm in Room W2300. It will be a great way to end the week on a productive note and then be able to head out to enjoy the weekend. Bring your work/laptop and join us!

This first meeting, we will introduce ourselves and share what our goals are through December. Then we will have 30 minutes of individual writing time. When we come back together, we will share our progress and goals for the upcoming week. We will end with prayer.

Questions? Contact Liz at

Happy mid-week,
Teresa, for PHCF

P.S. Where is room W2300? It is a small classroom in the doored hallway by the 2nd floor copy machine/atrium/courtyard.

P.P.S. For those of you unfamiliar with Writing Accountability Groups, a brief description is below with link to more information. The PHCF WAG wou…

Faith in Action: Caregiving in the Community (Bayview, tomorrow!)