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Churchwide funds support HIV/AIDS ministries

 


Churchwide funds support HIV/AIDS ministries

Dec. 1, 2004       

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church ministers in many ways to people living with HIV/AIDS around the world — especially in Africa, where the disease has become a pandemic.

Those ministries are supported through the churchwide giving program, the Advance for Christ and His Church. 

Here are five programs serving people with AIDS:

  • AIDS Campaign, Vehicle, Cameroon (#14333S)—Supports the transportation of materials for workshops on AIDS prevention and control.
  • AIDS Awareness, Nigeria (#13712A)—Pays for workshops, travel expenses and teaching resources to minister with people who already have AIDS and to prevent AIDS through education.
  • AIDS Awareness and Children Impacted by HIV/AIDS, Africa (#101218)—Provides education about AIDS control and prevention; care for children with AIDS.
  • AIDS Orphans Trust, Global (#982842)—Provides daily necessities, school fees, and moral and spiritual support.
  • AIDS Orphans Project, Uganda (#187000)—Focuses on enabling AIDS orphans to live with their extended families.

Donations can be placed in local church offering plates or sent to Advance GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, GPO, New York, NY 10087-9068. All checks should have the Advance project and number designated. Checks placed in offering plates should be made out to the local church, while those sent to New York should be made out to “Advance GCFA.” Credit-card contributions can be made by calling (888) 252-6174.

Other HIV/AIDS-related ministries can be found in “Partnership in Missions: Catalog of General Advance Specials.” Free copies can be ordered by calling (888) 346-3862 and asking for item 100082. Additional information is also available at the Advance Web site, http://gbgm-umc.org/advance.

This information was provided by Barbara Dunlap-Berg, a United Methodist Communications staff executive in charge of promoting the Advance for Christ and His Church.

News media contact: Tim Tanton, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5470 or newsdesk@umcom.org.

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