Activities

Various events and activities we're involved in

CMDA WNY Conf 2021

Posted by on Aug 20, 2021 in Members, Missions, Teaching | 0 comments

CMDA WNY Conf 2021

Postponed due to Covid! Faith in Healthcare 2021 Feet in the Wilderness, Eyes on the Promised Land Originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm as noted below. We will repost when alternative arrangements have been made. We’ve enlisted two inspiring plenary speakers with more than a dozen seminar speakers and break-out sessions all focused on faith and various aspects of healthcare, so this year’s in-person (with Covid precautions) conference promises to be very encouraging. Topics Some of the topics include...

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FMHF 2021 Conference

Posted by on Aug 16, 2021 in Members, Teaching | 0 comments

FMHF 2021 Conference

Coronavirus: Lament and Recovery for Ourselves and Those We Serve Free Methodist Healthcare Fellowship September 18, 2021  (Virtual Only) The current pandemic has challenged us all in different ways. Grief, acute stress, and PTSD have been all too real. As Christians, we are instructed to weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn. For us to be able to fulfill this scripture we need to be aware of our own grief and emotional wellbeing. Unresolved grief often blocks us from being able to live out this calling. Intentionally giving...

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Missions Updates

Posted by on Aug 2, 2021 in Missions | 0 comments

Missions Updates

Two Missionary Updates The  Millers in Africa After a 14-hour flight, Chase and Jimmy Miller arrived in Nairobi, Kenya with their son Isaiah on July 25 and passed through customs without any hold up. They’ve been very busy at Kenwek since then. Check out the details on their blog here and their final report here! Clara Pak going to Ethiopia Clara has just finished her 3rd year at URMC and is planning to take a year off before her last year in medical school to do missionary work in Addis Ababa with a seasoned missionary ophthalmologist,...

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Millers to Kenya

Posted by on Jul 6, 2021 in Members, Missions | 0 comments

Millers to Kenya

Dear Colleagues, Jimmy and I are heading back to Tenwek Hospital with our son Isaiah on July 23. Despite many obstacles, including a surge of COVID in the region, the door remains open to serve the Kipsigis and Maasai people. We are hearing that the western part of Kenya is seeing high rates of COVID. Specifically, Bomet County where Tenwek Hospital is located has restricted movement in and out as well as curfews in place. Vaccination rates in Kenya remain lower than 1%. We will be moving back in time as we travel to serve and covet your...

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Fusion Talk 5-8-21

Posted by on Apr 15, 2021 in Advocacy, Interesting, Teaching | 0 comments

Fusion Talk 5-8-21

You’re Invited! Join us and our Buffalo CMDA of Western NY colleagues at a virtual conference online on Saturday, May 8 for our next Fusion Talk on Understanding Racism in Healthcare, Part II. May Fusion Talk: Understanding Racism in Healthcare, Part 2 Saturday, May 8 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Zoom Event Details Register Here (zoom link is in registration confirmation) Further Information Website Event See Flyer attached Recordings of Past Fusion Talks The Pandemic Goes to Church: COVID-19 & the Vaccine Who Goes First?: COVID-19 &...

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2021 Missions Zoom success

Posted by on Jan 23, 2021 in Interesting, Members, Missions | 0 comments

2021 Missions Zoom success

Around the World! We had an excellent turnout at our first COVID-19 Missions Zoom “Breakfast” on Saturday morning, January 23 from 9-11 with very edifying live reports, complete with PowerPoints, from five missionaries from Cambodia and several African nations on our panel, all of whom have family and/or training ties to the Greater Rochester area. There are both long-term and short-term opportunities overseas for any who are interested. Click here for a PDF with map locations, contact information, and prayer requests from our missionaries....

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Who Goes First?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2021 in Interesting, Medical Center, Teaching | 0 comments

Who Goes First?

Covid-19 & the Vaccine Event by CMDA of WNY cosponsored by MCCF Online ZOOM Meeting Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 7 – 8:30 pm As the world waits for the COVID-19 vaccine, there are a flood of questions. Who will the vaccine be available to first? Was it ethically developed? Is it safe? Will it end COVID-19? Can we trust the information? Come hear Ed Bednarczyk, PharmD, John Crane, MD, PhD and Rev. Julian Cook respond to these and many other questions related to the vaccine from a Christian worldview. Format for Event 7:00...

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2021 Winter Missions Virtual Breakfast

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020 in Breakfasts, Missions | 0 comments

2021 Winter Missions Virtual Breakfast

Focus On Missions Christian Health Professionals Zoom Saturday, January 23, 9-11 am Please set aside the date and then follow our direct link on January 23 at 9:00 am to log into our upcoming Winter Missions Virtual Breakfast Zoom Meeting. Our Speakers Dr. Chase and Jim Miller (ENT and Pure Water) – Tenwyk Hospital, Kenya (Africa) Drs. Ethan and Elizabeth Helm (Family Medicine) – Cambodia Drs. Warren and Lindsey Cooper (Surgery/Peds) – Nyankunde Hospital, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo Drs. Daniel and Priscila...

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2020 Fall Non-Breakfast

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in Breakfasts, Interesting | 0 comments

2020 Fall Non-Breakfast

“United in God’s Love” Our MCCF Fall Non-Breakfast will be Saturday, November 7, 9-11 am Changed to Zoom on 10/3* Feel free to invite and bring others. Click here for a PDF flyer you can distribute. *** Various Speakers will be sharing words of testimony, insight, encouragement, prayer, or amusing or uplifting anecdotes with us about how to live in victorious faith in the midst of the pandemic, polarization, and general tumult of our times. *** *10/3 Update! MCCF Gathering Changed to Zoom! Due to a very low signup so far, we’ve...

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Miller’s Prayer Letter

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020 in Members, Missions | 0 comments

Miller’s Prayer Letter

Psalm 138:8 The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love O Lord endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands. Dear Colleagues, We are heading back to Kenya 10/16 through 11/15. The call of God to continue to walk in His purposes weighs heavy upon us. He has assured us of His angelic protection during this time of pestilence and unrest. COVID has reached the rural hospital of Tenwek but the numbers are small and manageable. The mortality is high because the missionary physicians have chosen not to use respirators on these...

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