A Message from Bishop Julius Trimble, Chair, UMGAC
I suppose many people would expect bishops and pastors to write lengthy, well-crafted, and carefully worded statements that express lament and hope. Careful not to offend or disrespect any parties named or anonymous. If I were to pour out honesty and anger, it will serve little purpose other than to invite you to consider where each of us has ignored one pandemic while being attentive to another.
God is able to do anything but fail. The question for us: What are you willing to say and do to keep us from failing to create a Beloved Community where all lives are equally valued? It is up to you and me.
“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!
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Please share with family and friends. This issue includes information about UMGAC’s works and learnings, COVID-19 and HIV & AIDS, resources and other information!
(This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates!)
“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!
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!
Let us know what AIDS ministries are happening in your local church! Send to: email@example.com
We’d love hearing from you!