PrintBishop Sally Dyck has chosen the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund UMGAF (as the 2017 Bishop's Appeal recipient.

Each congregation is asked to take a special offering or to do some type of special fundraising to help support the appeal and bring it to Annual Conference in June.

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 Committee–

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The World Health Organization, WHO, reports that 36.7 million people are infected with HIV. Nearly half of those who are infected are women. The UMGAF assists 287 projects in 44 countries. The goals of the UMGAF are: the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; the prevention of HIV in young people and high-risk populations; increased access to HIV counseling, testing, and treatment services; stigma reduction and psychosocial support to people living with HIV.

Please make sure to indicate UMGAF’s Advance Special number #982345 on your contributions.

For more information and resources see below.

News and Updates

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World AIDS Day Event

The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is sponsoring a “Service of Remembrance and Celebration” to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017. Approximately 11 percent of the global population is infected with HIV. In the United States, the infection rate is highest among communities of color, particularly black and Hispanic/Latino communities, and communities…

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Bishop designates Global AIDS Fund for AC offering

The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is deeply grateful that Bishop Sally Dyck chose the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) as the recipient of the Bishop’s Appeal for 2017. Each congregation is asked to take a special offering or to do some type of special fundraising to help support the appeal. In years…

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Lora Zink and Daniel Diss - Bishop's Appeal and Charles Straight - Bishop's Appeal from Northern Illinois Conference on Vimeo.

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund 2012 from Global Ministries on Vimeo.

Other Literature

AIDS goal: Ending the public health threat-By Linda Bloom

Read about the pledge made by participants in an interfaith prayer service at the United Methodist-owned Church Center for the United Nations to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.  

Churches Recommit to Accelerate HIV Response

"As the World Council of Churches, with our ecumenical partners and all people of good will, we are compelled to contribute to “End AIDS by 2030”. For us this means accompanying people and communities living with, or vulnerable to HIV every day, every month, every year until AIDS has been overcome."  

Faith Meets AIDS-by Paul Jeffrey

The International AIDS Conference helps the church understand its crucial role in the continuing work to end aids.    

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

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