Wed lunch mtg, Thurs leadership/planning mtg, Hiking, Conference, and more

Dear PHCF,

I'm sure that you've all seen the news these past couple days. I am saddened for Charlottesville, the mudslide in Sierra Leone, and the unrest, turmoil, blame, and self-seeking so entrenched in people's hearts. Like David in Psalm 52, we cry out to God. We remember that his steadfast love endures forever, and that without Jesus our redeemer, we are poor, needy, lost, and dead in our sins. Praying for you today to be a peacemaker and reconcile-er, at home or work or school (or online), for His precious name's sake - and to be at peace, knowing that He never leaves or forsakes.

Tomorrow, we will meet in Room W2033 in the SPH at 12:15pm -- Sarah will lead us in a study of Mark 1:21-39 (see page 8 of our Flourishing in Graduate School Bible study).

If you're interested in leading this year, please email us at - We will meet at Hampton House cafe on Thursday 8/17 at 12:15pm to plan for the beginning of the year. Shawn and Teresa covet your prayer and company!

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 group | PHCF website | map/list of local churches

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Hiking trip with International Fellowship - Aug 26 (register now!)
  2. Job opportunities (JLI, Young Leaders)
  3. Upcoming concerts/shows
  4. Global missions health conference in Louisville - Nov 9-11 (register now! let Teresa know that you're going!)
1. Hiking trip with International Fellowship - Aug 26
Our friends at the Johns Hopkins International Fellowship invite you to join them for their annual hiking trip to Harpers Ferry, WV, on Saturday August 26. Rides available from JHMI, Homewood, Downtown, and Mount Vernon - departing at 12:30pm (and returning after dinner). Plenty of time for hiking/exploring the great outdoors (and a beautiful historic town), and fellowship and bonding. (This is the weekend between summer and first term, so perfect timing for an adventure!) Register here!

2. Job opportunities
  • The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities has a paid fall internship available: learn more here.
  • If you're interested in advocacy for women's and youth issues (and are between 15-28 years old), apply to Women Deliver's Young Leaders program!
3. Upcoming concerts/shows
4. Global Missions Health Conference - Nov 9-11 (Register now!)
Registration is up and running for this year’s Global Missions Health Conference. (What is GMHC? It's like Urbana, for health care students/professionals, community development workers, public health practitioners, and more!). 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 missions field.
(Email Teresa at if you are going/interested, and we can organize transportation and request free student housing as a group!)

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (Luke 11:9-10)


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