Showing posts from December, 2016

Merry Christmas! Winter break, 2017 schedule, and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

Huzzah for the last day of the term! Been praying for those of you taking final exams and preparing final papers and presentations -- it's been a long and I know difficult journey, but hopefully also one that has pushed you closer to our Savior and Sustainer. In the last few days leading up to Christmas, I wanted to share a good reflection on advent!

Some items of note:

1. Winter schedule -- PHCF is not meeting formally over Christmas. But if you're looking for people to spend the holidays with, please reply to this email; we would be overjoyed to connect you with others =)

In 2017... Weekly lunch meetings will be on Thursdays (room E5037 Jan 5 and 12; room E2527 thereafter). You are welcome to join us in small group on Saturdays at 11am in Upper Fells (contact Teresa) or on Mondays at 7:30pm in the 929 Apartments (contact Mary and Esther). We also have Writing Accountability Group (i.e. a study g…

[Belated post] from Dec 19, 2016

Dear PHCF, it's hard to believe it's just a few days til Christmas! Praying for everyone who has final papers, exams, and projects to wrap up before then - for strength and diligence and wisdom and trust in the One who Came to Save! The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

This week, join us for...

Christmas gathering, Mon Dec 19, 6-9pm, 2322 E Fairmount Ave, 21231 -- Potluck dinner, carols, baking/decorating cookies, and reflection on Jesus' coming with the Med Student Christian Fellowship! Come if you can, or let Teresa (4437459250) know if you'd like a special cookie delivery ;)

PHCF gathering, Tues Dec 20, 12:15pm, room E2133 -- We'll have a quiet prayer/sharing time this week =)

Other announcements:

1. Spring 2017 schedule preferences -- Looking forward to third/fourth term and changing schedules, we would like to continue being fa…

MSCF/PHCF Christmas Gathering

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

Hello Friends!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the busiest time of the semester. But soon finals will be over! So when they are, come join in a Christmas party!

-Monday, December 19, 6PM-9PM (come by when you can)
-2322 E Fairmount Ave
-Eat! Potluck
-Sing! Christmas carols
-Bake and decorate! Christmas treats
-Reflect. On the incarnation of our Savior
-RSVP here. Bring family, friends, and classmates, all are welcome!

Main course will be provided (Baked Spaghetti) and other food contributions are encouraged.
We’ll have be a short time to reflect on the birth of Christ and sing a few Christmas hymns.

Then the kitchen will open and we’ll have our annual Christmas baking extravaganza! The more we bake (and the less we eat ourselves), the more that we have to share with…

Paid Internship Position at JLI

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Tuesday mtg, Christmas, JIL internships, & more!

Dear PHCF,

And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11-12) A prayer for all of us this Monday morning: may we, like the shepherds, take the angel's words to heart, laying down our fears (and worries and stress - especially as finals and projects and papers come upon us) and trusting in this good news that Jesus has come! Praying also for diligence, strength, and perseverance in the work he has given us.

Some announcements:

1. Tomorrow (Tuesday) in room E2133 at noon, Jessica Harrington will lead PHCF in a personal values workshop. It will be a good time to identify and define the principles, beliefs, standards, and/or judgments you deem most important - and develop a personal plan putting those values to action. Very helpful to pause for some introspection and goalsetting along your academic, personal, a…

Tuesday lunch meeting, CCIH conference (abstract/scholarship apps), 2017 schedule, and CMDA

[Forgot to post this last week]
Good morning, PHCF! A Scripture for this morning: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) What good news it is that we live renewed, redeemed lives because of Him!

Some announcements:

1. Our weekly meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) in room E2133 at 12:15pm. Amberle will be leading us in an Advent devotional/discussion. And there will likely be cookies. So come, bring your lunch, and join us in fellowship!

2. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) has announced its call for scholarship applications and abstract submissions to its summer conference (July 13-15, 2017 at Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus). This year's theme is Strengthening Global Health: Faith at the Center. Abstract submissions are due Jan 23. Students and professionals from developing countries may also app…