Wed 12:15 W2033 guest speaker (Dr. Edward), Thurs noon John Bible study, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

In one of his great I AM statements, Jesus preached to the people, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life." (John 8:12) Brothers and sisters in the School of Public Health, will you trust in the Lord to be the light that leads to life, following Jesus with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength? Will you trust him to set your feet on the solid rock, leading you in a path that may seem twisty turny in the midst of it but when you look back you can say that truly he has made your paths straight (Prov 3:6)?

This week's events in the SPH:
  • Wednesday 12:15pm, Room W2033: join us for our first meeting of second term! PHCF's dear faculty adviser Anbrasi Edward (Department of International Health - Health Systems) will share about the leading of the Holy Spirit, and we will have time for Q&A and sharing and prayer. 
  • Thursday 12noon John Bible study, room TBD. See point 3 below.
New PHCF whatsapp group: we've heard some interest in a whatsapp group for easier communication/support/sharing/prayer during the week outside of our meetings / beyond emails. Please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com with your name and phone number if you're interested in joining.

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 jhsph.phcf@gmail.com!

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF
Helpful links: PHCF website | map/list of local churches

Other announcements:
  1. Praises and prayers
  2. Job and scholarship opportunities
  3. John Study - Schedule for the rest of the year and Biblical Theology Study Questions
  4. Global Missions Health Conference - Louisville KY - Nov 8-10
  5. JHIF Thanksgiving celebration outreach - (music help needed!) Nov 17
1. Praises and prayers:
  • Pray for the persecuted church around the world. Pray for those enduring through natural disaster and famine. Pray for the leaders of the nations around the world, and of our state and city. Pray for midterm elections this coming week around the US, for the people of the US and for our elected leaders.
  • Pray for Christian Faculty at the SPH as we start gathering for sharing and prayer on the last Tuesday of the month - contact Teresa for more details if interested in joining!
  • Pray for new students as they settle down in Baltimore, start classes, and find spiritual community at the SPH and in local churches.
  • Pray for our PHCF brothers and sisters who are currently afar for work/practicum/missions/dissertation research, for favor in their work and traveling mercies.
  • Pray for our PHCF brothers and sisters who recently graduated (or are graduating soon), finishing their capstones/theses/dissertations, and/or who are seeking God's direction/calling for jobs and career. May we trust in God's plans more than our own, for his ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts than our thoughts (Is 55:9)
  • Pray for the leaders (and leaders-in-training, and advisors, and members) of the various ministries around Hopkins - for unity, wisdom, and a big vision for God's work on campus this academic year.
2. Job and scholarship opportunities
  • For alumni - an epidemiology faculty position has opened at Wheaton College! Link Here for more information.
  • The Harvey Fellows Program provides scholarships ($16k) to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. Applications due Nov 1. More information here.
3. John Bible study
For the past few months, a few of us have been gathering together Tuesday afternoons to discuss the Gospel of John. While we're still figuring out the best day to meet for the remainder of the semester, I've put together a tentative schedule for what chapters and verses we'll be covering throughout the rest of the year. Please note the dates are indicative of the week we'll be meeting, not the specific day (which may change term-to-term). Also here is a document of biblical theology study questions that we'll be using to guide our discussion. Biblical theology is exactly what it sounds like - a way of studying the bible that focuses on understanding each passage, chapter, or book within the context of the overarching Biblical narrative.

Feel free to email me at traviswmroberts@gmail.com, or 202-468-4361 if you have any questions!

Best,
Travis Roberts

Schedule:
10/29: The Authority of the Son: John 4:43-5:47
11/5: The Bread of Life: John 6:1-71
11/12: The Feast of Booths: John 7:1-52
11/26: The Son of Man: John 8:12-59
12/3: The Kindness of Christ: John 9:1-10:21
12/10: The Festival of Dedication: John 10:22-42
1/28: The Death of Lazarus: John 11:1-12:11
2/4: The King of Israel: John 12:12-50
2/11: The Way of Christ: John 13:1-14:31
2/18: The Hope of Christ: John 15:1-16:33
2/25: The Prayer of Christ: John 17:1-26
3/4: The Betrayals of Christ: John 18:1-19:19
3/25: The Death of Christ: John 19:20-42
4/1: The Resurrection of Christ: John 20:1-29
4/8: The Gospel of John: John 20:30-31

4. Global Missions Health Conference - Louisville KY - Nov 8-10
Registration ($110 for students) is currently ongoing for the global missions health conference! GMHC is a weekend of encouragement, networking, learning, and much more. Free housing available for students. This year will also have a special emphasis on human trafficking. Learn more here - Talk with Teresa (this week!) if you are interested in going as a group.

5. JHIF Thanksgiving celebration outreach - (help needed!) Nov 17
JHIF invites PHCF and our international friends to a Thanksgiving celebration outreach event on Saturday, November 17th, from  6-9pm at the large fellowship hall at the University Baptist Church (Homewood campus). The tentative program includes: praise/worship, dinner, Thanksgiving story, and dessert.

We organize the Thanksgiving celebration as an event to not only share the holiday of Thanksgiving, which is unique to the American culture but to also use it as an opportunity to share Christ to our international friends.

In light of this, we are planning to put together a multi-ethnic music team that will be able to share songs from different cultures and has some testimonies and thanksgivings along the way. If you have musical talent and would like to help with the worship team, please contact Lionel at lionel.ctw@gmail.com

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