Thanksgiving/other announcements

Good morning, PHCF! In the midst of midterm or perhaps other work/family stress (ah life!), I love the exhortation Paul writes to the church in Thessalonica: give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thess 5:18). Can you see Jesus as more than enough when you feel overwhelmed? Can you see him as all-sufficient when you feel like you have everything "under control"? Dear ones, Ps 95:6-7 says:

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.

This week, remember to look to God and give thanks - for his provision and presence, and for the very precious gift of his Son who came to seek and save the lost. (A good song to meditate on:

Please note: we do not have our regular lunch meeting this week! You are welcome to use W2033 tomorrow at lunch as a prayer room, though.
*Would anyone be interested in a game night before the end of the year?

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

If you have prayers, reflections, or announcements you'd like to share with the rest of PHCF, please email!

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Job and scholarship opportunities
  2. CMDA retreat - MLK weekend (Jan 12-14)
1. Job and scholarship opportunities
  • Christian WASH NGO Lifewater has a job opening - courtesy of PHCF alumnus Lindsay Lange -
  • Student essay content on Religion/Spirituality and Public Health (cash prize) - We encourage you to consider submitting an essay to the 2nd annual Spirituality and Public Health 2017 Student Essay Contest. First held in last year -- see Fall 2016 contest winners (link) -- this annual national contest is organized by faculty from many SPHs that include Berkeley, Hopkins, Maryland, and others. More than 3000 empirical studies have been published on spirituality, religion and health, and you are invited to write about what this might mean for Public Health. Separate divisions exist for graduate students and undergraduates. Prizes are $1000 (1st), $600 (2nd), and $300 (3rd) in each division (6 total prizes). Please share with your friends here or at other SPHs via email, Facebook, or other social media, and visit the contest website for more information or to upload your submitted essay: (deadline: Jan 3, 2018)
2. CMDA retreat - MLK weekend (Jan 12-14)
Our friends at the Christian Medical and Dental Association (including MSCF at the Hopkins school of Medicine) would like to invite you to the CMDA Northeast Regional Conference, held Fri-Sun, Jan 12-14, 2018 at Sandy Cove Ministries in North East, Maryland (1hr drive from JHMI campus). This is a key opportunity during your winter intersession to meet with like-minded health-interested professionals and trainees, recenter yourself on God's mission and specific calling for you, and spend sweet time with the Lord at a lovely retreat location. Conference theme is Gods@war: discovering gospel-centered living in an idol-rich world. More information and registration here:

Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised! (1 Chron 16:23-25)


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