Welcome

  “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 Fund (UMGAF) Committee–

UMGAF 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! 

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A Call to Faith Organizations!

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the United States is “calling on communities of faith—which are a healing presence in areas affected by gender-based violence—to once again stand with us, and support the campaign to protect girls and women from sexual assault.”  The latest issue of Foreign Service Journal includes an article written by Ambassador Deborah Brix, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, titled “PEPFAR: Making the Impossible Possible”.  Well worth the reading! 

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Meharry Medical Center Making Inroads with Local Congregations and HIV Prevention! 

Believing churches can make a difference in eradicating HIV, Meharry Medical Center in Nashville, TN has launched a big push to engage congregations in AIDS ministries.  We are grateful for the dedication of Dr. James Hildreth, President of Meharry Medical Center and his vision for an AIDS-free world!

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UMGAF March-April 2017 Newsletter is Available for Reading!  

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World Council of Churches issues Pastoral Letter on AIDS and action steps!  Check it out!

 

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AIDS Goal: Ending the Public Health Threat! 

…an interview with Dr. Don Messer (UMGAF committee member) and Linda Bales Todd, (UMGAF Consultant)

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United Methodist Women and AIDS!

The 2016 December issue of Response magazine, a publication of United Methodist Women, features an article by Paul Jeffrey about the 2016 International AIDS Conference held in July in Durban, South Africa.  One of the participants was Jennifer Feraiza Meneses, Executive Secretary of the Board of Women’s Work of the UMC in the Philippines.  The Board was a recipient of 2015 funds from UMGAF and is making a difference in the lives of women in the Philippines.  We invite you to read Jennifer’s words on how she was impacted by the experience in Durban. Click here. 

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Let us know what AIDS ministries are happening in your local church!  Send to: umgafund@gmail.com

  We’d love hearing from you!

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 Thanks for your ongoing, generous support to create an AIDS-Free World! 

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2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Get to know that the servants of God will walk with Him in faith, He will give power to their message. They will enabled so to present His love and the danger of rejecting the grace of God that men will be constrained to accept the gospel, Christ will perform wonderful miracles if men will but do their God- given part. I thank you all for the work that is a head of us and your organization as a whole, i hope that as time comes it will give you an image to share with everybody may God bless you.

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  2. iam still in the ship cruising along the coastline of development with those who have not known their status up to now we are few one that have been able to be tested Hiv/aids i would wish all our church leaders to open the hiv centers in East Africa

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