Interministry worship night, hiking trip, picnic; Cosmos/creation conference, Christian global health conference (needs volunteers)

Dear PHCF,

Asaph writes, I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. (Ps 77:11-15) 

Can you believe it's the end of the year? God has been SO faithful to us, as we go about work and school and projects and practicums and travels and discerning calling and staying faithful in the small things. For those who are moving on from Baltimore, thank you for being present with us - will be praying for your next steps. For those who are staying, please prayerfully consider stepping into leadership (email!

Praying today for peace in the midst of end-of-the-year busyness, and for being ambassadors for Christ in the way we love one another, speak with honesty and grace, and work with diligence. Please also pray for the church at large, especially for those being persecuted, for those who are lost, and for those who are moving to Baltimore for training/jobs at the SPH soon.

PHCF is going to take a summer break until July, but we do have some upcoming interministry events - please join us!

Inter-Ministry Worship Night (Thurs 5/23)
What: Inter-School Joint Worship Night!
When: Thursday, May 23 from 7-8:30 PM
Where: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Room E9519
What: Come for a time of food, fellowship, and worship together with other believers from SPH and SON

Interested in helping with music or set-up? Contact

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday 5/22 at 11:59 PM so that we can ensure we have enough food for everyone.

Hiking at Sugarloaf Mountain (Sat 5/25)
Departing JHMI, Mount Vernon, Charles Village areas around 10:30 am
Optional cookout in Reisterstown following the hike
For details and to register click HERE

Picnic at Centennial Park (Sat 6/15)
Departing JHMI, Mount Vernon, Charles Village areas around 3:30 pm
For more details click HERE

Also, two upcoming conferences:

Christian Global Health Conference (Thurs-Sat 6/6-8) - volunteers needed!
The Christian Connections for International Health conference will be held June 6-8, 2019 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. It's a unique opportunity for students to meet and network with global health professionals from across the globe. Our theme is Called to Care: A Strong Community for Lasting Health. Promo video here. At our core, faith communities are called to care for themselves and those in need. Paul’s letter in Philippians 2:3-4 urges us to “do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

We will explore questions such as:
  • How are faith-based organizations integrating faith and work in the field?
  • How do we build capacity of local caring communities and organizations?
  • How can faith-based organizations incorporate design that considers the human perspective in all steps of development and problem solving?
  • Are faith-based programs themselves resilient and innovative?
  • Are we working with other faith-based organizations, churches, government agencies, NGOs, and others to ensure our communities are self-sufficient?
If interested in volunteering -- CCIH has 5 student volunteer slots available (registration covered). Volunteers must help in at least three of the following areas:
  • Wednesday, June 5th:
    • Set-up for the conference 11am-2:00pm or 2:00-5:00pm (need to be able to lift up to 30 lbs).
    • Assist with conference registration/check-in/welcome from 5-7pm or 7-9pm.
  • Thursday, June 6th:
    • Assist with conference registration/check-in/welcome from 7-9am or 1:15-4:15pm.
    • Assist with pre-conference sessions (technology, welcome, checking people in). 9am-Noon or 1:15-4:15pm
    • Plenary 1: 5-7pm: Time cards during plenary or walk around with microphone during Q & A after plenary speaker is done
    • Assist with set-up and clean-up for reception: 4:30-5:00pm and 9-9:30pm
  • Friday, June 7th:
    • Assist with conference registration/check-in/welcome from 7-9am
    • Plenary 2: 8:30-10:30am: Time cards during plenary or walk around with microphone during Q & A after plenary speaker is done
    • Plenary 3: 3-4pm: Time cards during plenary or walk around with microphone during Q & A after plenary speaker is done
    • Plenary 4: 4-4:45pm: Time cards during plenary or walk around with microphone during Q & A after plenary speaker is done
  • Saturday, June 8th:
    • Plenary 5: 2-4pm: Time cards during plenary or walk around with microphone during Q & A after plenary speaker is done
    • Clean-up after conference ends: 4-6pm (need to be able to lift up to 30 lbs)
If interested, please email Mona at by May 24 with your name, email, where you are a student/what you are majoring in, why you are interested in volunteering, and at least what 3 dates/times you are willing to help with based on the list above.    

Cosmos and Creation Conference (Fri-Sun 6/14-16)
We are quickly approaching our 37th annual conference (June 14-16, 2019, more details and registration here) and we are looking forward to a robust meeting. Our keynote speaker, Robert Bishop is highly regarded in his studies in the philosophy and history of science, and he will bring us a topical change in pace from our recent conferences. For the first time we have a tag team giving the post-luncheon talk. Steve Godfrey and Chris Smith will examine creationism, biblical interpretation in light of Paleontology. Also, our homilist this year is our own Richard Blum.

Please remember that Cosmos & Creation has some endowment money that we direct toward student participation in the conference. We may be able to defray some of the costs of your current graduate and undergraduate students in the sciences who join us at the conference.
From Richard Blum and Rob Pond, Loyola College of Arts and Sciences
Note from a PHCF faculty member: Even if you do not want to register for the entire conference, the public lectures are still worth attending.

Much love,
Teresa - for PHCF
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Tim 6:12)


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