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Wounded Healers

By / Jan 13

It is an understatement to say that 2020 was a challenge— while patients battled physical and emotional illness our frontline workers often suffered in silence. What emotional trauma does working in healthcare bring, what are its signs and symptoms, and what might be done about it? Join Medical Campus Outreach and a panel of clinicians—Joyce David MD, Adam O’Neill PA, and Kristin Welch CRNP—for an enlightening and possibly therapeutic panel discussion.

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Mental Health & The Gospel

By / Aug 26

Christians and non-Christians need help with their mental health. This event aims to provide biblically rooted and culturally relevant teaching on how to approach mental health and the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will ask the speakers to especially speak to how those who work in industries focused on helping others. (Medical professionals, people in ministry, etc.)

Join us in-person or online. Register here.



North Philadelphia Thanksgiving Healthcare Outreach

By / May 13

Groups of 3-4 students and professionals will go door-to-door in the community providing blood pressure and glucose screens and sharing the Gospel through conversation and prayer with those they meet. Medical referrals will be given to Esperanza Health Center and spiritual follow up to a local church. Church members will be joining us on the outreach and are kindly providing a meal for the whole group. Please register by clicking the registration button below if you plan to attend.

Schedule:

12:30-1:30 medical and evangelism training (45 minutes for medical, 15 for evangelism)
1:30-4:30 medical outreach
4:30-5:15 regroup and debrief
5:15-6:15 dinner/worship

Please visit Medical Campus Outreach for more information about this ministry.



Intermed: Suffering & the Love of God

By / May 13

This year's Intermed will be an exciting evening of a panel discussion, fellowship, and outreach. Invite friends and colleagues to this night focused on reconciling the suffering in the world—particularly suffering we see first hand in medicine—with the love of God. The panel will include Dr. Ray Barfield, pediatric oncologist and professor of pediatrics and philosophy at Duke University, and Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen, Medical Director at University of Pennsylvania Lung Center and Paul F. Harron, Jr. Family Professor.

Walk-ins welcome; no registration required.



Door-to-Door Neighborhood Health Screenings

By / May 13

Sponsored by Medical Campus Outreach (MCO), healthcare students and professionals will be going door-to-door offering blood pressure and blood glucose screenings as well as prayer and church referrals to those they meet. We are partnering with One Hope Community Church for this outreach.

Please register below if you plan to attend.



Door-to-Door Neighborhood Health Screenings

By / May 13

MCO will be going door-to-door in the community providing blood pressure and glucose screens, and sharing the gospel through conversation and prayer with those we meet. Medical referrals will be given to Esperanza Health Center if needed, and church follow up will be provided by both Tenth Presbyterian Church and Grace and Peace Church since we will be reaching out to the diverse urban communities near them.

Please register below to let us know you are coming.



Summer Medical Institute Day of Outreach

By / May 13

We're holding a medical outreach in North Philly open to all Christian healthcare students, clinicians, and those who have a burden to share God's love in the urban neighborhoods of this beautiful city.  We'll be working alongside the SMI student participants and faculty as we provide door-to-door blood sugar and blood pressure screens, sharing the Gospel through conversation and prayer with those we meet.  As usual, we'll conclude the day with a debriefing, a meal and worship. 



City-Wide Christmas Party (Jefferson Christian Fellowship & MCO)

By / May 13

After ice skating fun, medical students from across the city are welcome to join us back at Tenth for fellowship, fun, and food!



Biblical Approach to Healthcare Issues, Adult Bible School

By / May 13

Questions Christian healthcare workers might consider

  • Do you know how to pray and worship in the context of a disease or terminal illness?
  • If you’re an older adult and have lost abilities, have you learned that to be served is an aspect of grace?
  • Medical decisions should be viewed through a spiritual lens. For example, when facing depression, do you view the illness with a spiritual mindset but also welcome the efficacy of medicine?

These and other critical question are being explored from a biblical world view in the Adult Bible School class, Biblical Approach to Healthcare Issues, supported by Medical Campus Outreach and the Healthcare Vocational Group for the general congregation and for all who are interested in what the Bible says about medical issues.

Classes will be led by healthcare workers, professors, or pastors.

We meet 9–10:15 AM in Fellowship Hall East. Please watch the bulletin, E-mail blasts, and social media for speaker and topic updates.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics

  • 11/22: We'll continue our discussion lead by Karen Hess from Alpha Pregnancy Services.
  • 11/29: Dr. Phil Scribano will focus on child abuse, domestic abuse, and sexual abuse. 


CityWide: A Medical Campus Outreach Event

By / May 13

 

Dr. Lance Plyler of Samaritan’s Purse orchestrated the care and evacuation of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, RN, to Emory University Hospital, which escalated the world’s attention to the lethal impact of Ebola.

Join Medical Campus Outreach at our CityWide in the Catacombs on Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 PM, to hear Dr. Plyler speak.

We’ll have dinner and worship, followed by Dr. Plyler speaking and some time to fellowship.

Email mco.smi.tenth@gmail.com to RSVP.