HIV/AIDS Ministry in the US
Approximately 900,000 persons are living with AIDS in the US according to UNAIDS. United Methodists are actively engaged in ending the spread of this disease primarily through the work of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. The Fund raises monies and provides resources for education, prevention, treatment and care in the worldwide struggle against HIV/AIDS.
The UM Global AIDS fund collaborates with each annual conference to do the work. Many annual conferences have a task force and/or AIDS Ambassadors to educate and advocate for education and programming in the local church.
Twenty-five percent of funds contributed to the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund at the local conference are retained by the conference to be used in programs combating HIV/AIDS in their region, whether it is community education, caring for persons infected with HIV/AIDS or supporting a local clinic that treats the disease.
Funding is available for US United Methodist church grants for programs that support education, prevention, testing and counseling, and funding of support groups and retreats.
Become a UM Global AIDS Fund Ambassador
Ambassadors for the UM Global AIDS Fund agree to do the following:
- Provide a monetary gift to the UM Global AIDS Fund
- Promote the work of the UM Global AIDS Fund in his or her local church, District and Conference.
- Pray daily for the work of the UM Global AIDS Fund
If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please contact us to complete the Contact Form.