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2015 Student Conference - 13-15 Feb Delighting in the Trinity - details & bookings
2015 Student Conference - 13-15 Feb
Delighting in the Trinity - details & bookings
Introducing - The Human Journey Thinking biblically about health
Introducing - The Human Journey
Thinking biblically about health
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Christmas appeal 2014
Supporting students and junior doctors
Help us to raise £75,000
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Ebola - how to help
Ebola - how to help
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Vacancy - Head of Student Ministries
Providing vision and leadership for CMF's ministry amongst medical students
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Saline Solution - Bringing Christ into Healthcare

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events

December 2014

CMF Healthcare Carol Service

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 10 December 2014
Where: All Souls, Langham Place, London
For: Doctors, students and allied professionals
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February 2015

Delighting in the Trinity - Student Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 13-15 February 2015
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: Students, and student nurses
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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April 2015

CMF Paediatric Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Where: The ICC, Birmingham
For: doctors, juniors
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devotional

24th November 2014: One Dish is Enough

Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me. Lk 10:40

The anxious spirit spoils the party. Obviously, it spoiled the party for Martha. What had started out as an act of joyous service had turned sour. Having spoiled the party for herself, Martha spoiled it for everyone else. She spoiled the party for her sister, Mary. When Martha summoned Mary to help, she didn't tap her on the shoulder and gently ask her to come to the kitchen. Instead, she turned the request into a public rebuke, and a sensitive soul like Mary must have shrivelled under the open scolding. Martha spoiled the party for the disciples. We don't know how the dinner ultimately turned out, but we can be confident that the disciples didn't enjoy it. Martha had covered it with the gravy of hostility. In fact, Martha spoiled the party for Jesus. `Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to serve alone?' That's what happens when we push beyond our limits and take on too much. We get angry at God.

`If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well' can drive us over the edge, and we do our loving deeds with an unloving attitude. Jesus rebuked Martha and said, `One dish would have been enough'. In other words, Jesus says, `If a thing is worth doing, it may be worth doing simply'. The disciples needed to be fed, but soup and sandwiches would have been sufficient. In fact, a simple meal would have been much more acceptable if it were served in an atmosphere of love free of anxiety and tension.

Certainly, there are times for excellence and the extra effort, but we have over-committed ourselves if what we do springs from an anxious and troubled spirit. One dish served in love is better than a dinner served in fretfulness and anger. For those of us who tend to take on too much and tell ourselves that we must do it well, we must be reminded that often `one dish is enough'. That is a sensible lesson for spiritual survival: `If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing simple'.

Better a little with the fear of the Lord
than great wealth with turmoil.
Better a meal of vegetables
where there is love
than a fattened calf with hatred.

Pr 15:16-17 (NIV)

Further reading: Lk 10:38-42

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press releases and submissions

Charities unite to express concern about distorted abortion debate (24/10/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship, CARE in Northern Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland have briefed Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) this week that they are deeply concerned by the possibility of a knee-jerk legislative response based on a misunderstanding of anencephaly, abortion and Northern Ireland's abortion law....
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Failure of CPS to prosecute effectively legalises sex selection abortion in Britain, says CMF (5/9/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to take action in recent cases of sex selection abortions and pre-signing of abortion forms raises serious questions about its role in upholding the law. The CPS has this week opted to take no further action in regard to two named doctors who sought to...
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Public Consultation by The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life - 18/11/2014

With the rise of secular humanism and, in particular, the new atheism, there is in British society generally a loss of historically held belief in the existence of a transcendent communicating God incarnate in Jesus Christ, in biblical authority and in biblical ethics. This trend is combined with an active agenda to impose an alternative secular...

Equality and Human Rights Commission - Religion or Belief - 18/11/2014

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a major call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief, or that of other people, may have affected their experiences in the workplace and in using the services and facilities they need in everyday life. Read the full survey response here .

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vacancies at CMF

Head of Student Ministries

We are looking for a new Head of Student Ministries who will provide overall vision and leadership for CMF's ministry amongst medical students. The successful candidate will have a medical qualification; substantial ministry experience relevant to the United Kingdom student context and a commitment to the aims, doctrinal basis, values and culture of CMF.

Full details and an application form are available from Gwen Gowers – email recruitment@cmf.org.uk or phone 02072349663.

The closing date for application is 28 November 2014.