Events

Oct
27
Sat
West Philadelphia Outreach @ Renewal Presbyterian Church
Oct 27 @ 12:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Medical Campus Outreach is partnering with Renewal Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 27, 2018, to provide health screens and share the gospel through conversation and prayer with those we meet. During the outreach not only do we seek to provide health education to the community (working in teams in neighborhoods near the church), but the health care participants will be appropriately putting into practice how to share Christ’s love in the healthcare context. Teams will each have an experienced student or professional as a team leader, and a brief training will be held the hour before we start. Medical referrals will be given to a local health center and the church will provide a spiritual follow up to those who request it. After the outreach, we’ll have a group debriefing and enjoy fellowship with a potluck meal!

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/bHHpYFCkzpqUHkbj1
Last day for sign up is Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Nov
4
Sun
Reports from the Field @ Tenth Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall
Nov 4 @ 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Please join us at the Fellowship Hall of Tenth Presbyterian Church to hear from MCO alumni serving together in a creative access country and share in their praise of God’s faithfulness to them. A light lunch will be served.

Nov
8
Thu
2018 Global Missions Health Conference @ Southeast Christian Church
Nov 8 @ 1:00 PM – Nov 10 @ 1:00 PM
2018 Global Missions Health Conference @ Southeast Christian Church

Attend the 2018 GMHC Conference with MCO!

MCO will be again be coordinating a group to attend the Global Missions Health Conference in Louisville, KY, from November 8-10, 2018. MCO will be able to help with rides from the greater Philadelphia area and has limited spaces for lodging. If anyone is interested in going please fill out the survey below. Also, individuals need to sign up on the conference website (also linked below) as well.

Nov
30
Fri
CityWide Event: Christian Views on Health Policy News @ University of Pennsylvania, Jordan Medical Education Center - Room 505
Nov 30 @ 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
Please join MCO for Christian Views on Health Policy News, a panel discussion trending topics in health care. UPenn will be hosting us for the evening. Please plan to join our discussion on the hot-button issues in healthcare policy, including panelists from journalism, academia, and healthcare management. There will be a light dinner followed by a lively conversation. And yes, Christians can agree to disagree! Come watch us try!
Sign up here.

 

Jan
6
Sun
MCO Lunch: “Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Christian View of Suffering” with Dr. William Edgar @ Tenth Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall
Jan 6 @ 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Please come for lunch and a talk on a difficult but important topic. Dr. Edgar is a professor of apologetics and ethics (including medical ethics) at Westminster Theological Seminary.

Feb
22
Fri
Taking Death Personally
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Come hear from Pastor Matt McCullough, author of Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope discuss the Biblical view of mortality with the help of several medical panelists familiar with the topic: Dr. Josh Uy (geriatrics), Dr. Yang Ding (pediatric hematology-oncology), and Dr. John Applegate (psychiatry).  This should be a memorable, thought provoking conversation from both physical and spiritual health perspectives. A light dinner will be served. Register here.
For many of us it’s easy to live as if death is something that happens to other people. That’s partly because of where we live, and when. Death in the modern West has been shoved out of sight and banished from polite conversation. But even if you do regularly see death up close, it can be nearly impossible to imagine your own death—to imagine, in other words, the world without yourself at its center.
But we have good reason to push past our personal detachment from death. Better to grapple now with a truth we cannot avoid forever—we are not too important to die.  Because to whatever extent we experience the ugliness of death we’re experiencing the relevance of Jesus. Taking death personally helps us take Jesus personally, too. And this personal connection to the hope of the gospel gives us the strength we need to empathize with the pain death brings to others.