“On behalf of the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee, I wish you a very blessed Christmas and a new year filled with opportunities to transform the world! May we celebrate the birth of Christ by committing ourselves to be change agents for peace and well-being of all God’s children” –Bishop Julius Trimble, UMGAC Chair
“May Christ’s love surround you and be a constant reminder of your beloved-ness as we work together to create an AIDS-Free world.”
— The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee (UMGAC)
The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee faithfully works to engage annual conferences and local churches in HIV/AIDS education and advocacy and loving and compassionate outreach by raising awareness and providing faith-based resources and training. By doing this, we aim to eliminate deaths from HIV and AIDS, reduce stigma and advocate for and affirm persons living with and affected by HIV and AIDS around the world.
UMGAC began its ministry in 2004 and is the AIDS-focused initiative in The United Methodist Church. HIV and AIDS are critical global health concerns impacting far too many of God’s men, women and children around the globe!
Join us by becoming an AIDS Ambassador as we educate and advocate to create a world free of HIV!
2019 World AIDS Day Resources Available!
November-December 2019 UMGAC Newsletter is available!
Includes news articles, upcoming events and info about how your donations are saving lives!
Please share with family and friends.
SAVE THE DATE! “Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference: Tackling Stigma” ~ May 4, 2020 ~ Hennepin Ave. UMC, Minneapolis, MN (more info forthcoming!)
“FIVE WAYS TO END THE HIV AND AIDS EPIDEMIC IN THE PHILIPPINES” – speech delivered by Dr. Donald Messer, UMGAC Committee Member. Don delivered this speech at Wesleyan University in the Philippines this past October. It’s relevant for all of us!
Check out the informative web site for the Kaiser Family Foundation! It’s chock full of up to the minute info on HIV & AIDS!
Newly released video by BBC Productions: “HIV Positive and Proud: What’s with Stigma?” For more info, check out our Resources page!
“Stories of Hope and Perseverance” – Testimonies from UMGAC funded projects around the globe!
News Article Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference
Please go to our Resources Page to check out information shared during the Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference, October 25-27, 2018 ~ Indianapolis, Indiana USA!
Newly Released 2018 Report on AIDS Ministries in United Methodist Annual Conferences in the United States and around the globe. Check it out!
CDC has new resources for HIV/Hepatitis C Outbreak – detection and response
Check out upcoming webinars and conferences – (HIV.gov is supported by
Check out our Events page for upcoming opportunities to address HIV and AIDS! And, take action!
World Council of Churches issues Pastoral Letter on AIDS and action steps! Check it out!
…an interview with Dr. Don Messer (UMGAC committee member) and Linda Bales Todd, (UMGAC Consultant)
Let us know what AIDS ministries are happening in your local church! Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love hearing from you!