Support the Peacemaking Offering
In 2007 the 217th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expanded the Peacemaking Offering causes to include the fight against HIV and AIDS. This action encourages congregations and presbyteries to use their 25 percent of the Peacemaking Offering toward addressing HIV and AIDS issues nationally and globally. A new HIV and AIDS and Peacemaking Offering Extra Commitment Opportunity, #E053504, has been created to support the PC(USA) as it works with partner churches to address both the causes and impact of HIV and AIDS by empowering women, reducing poverty through income-generating activities and providing orphan care and support, home-based care and AIDS education in seminaries.
Find worship resources
HIV and AIDS Worship packet
For assistance in preparation for a service lifting up HIV and AIDS. These worship resources can be used for World AIDS Day (December 1), or any time throughout the year. AIDS is an important issue that impacts people in your congregation, community and around the world. The resource packet includes:
- Calls to worship
- Calls to confession
- Suggestions for preparing an HIV/AIDS sermon and service
- Suggested scripture passages
- Suggested music
The beaded AIDS pins, made by people infected or affected by HIV and AIDS, raises awareness about this ongoing pandemic and provides a small income for people such as a grandmother, new caregiver or the older sibling taking care of the younger children. Order the pins for members of the congregation especially for Presbyterian HIV/AIDS Awareness Sunday (2nd Sunday in October) or World AIDS Day.
$50 for a packs of 25
“Delivering Hope” bulletin insert
This bulletin insert describes the practical tools PC(USA) African church partners use in the fight against AIDS. On the back side of the bulletin, there is a list of the most recent HIV/AIDS facts concerning sub-Saharan Africa. Inserted into the church bulletin, this is a great way to get the current information about HIV/AIDS into the pews on Sunday morning.
“Delivering Hope” poster
This 17” x 22” poster promotes the work of the PC(USA) and its African church partners in the fight against AIDS. With every tool our partners use to fight AIDS, they also deliver hope to the people. These posters are nice for bulletin boards, classrooms and displays.
“It’s A Matter of Faith” booklet
This eight-page booklet provides an overview of the AIDS ministry in Africa starting with the scope and severity of the AIDS issue and ending with the response of our African church partners to this crisis through prevention, home-based care and care for children.
“It’s A Matter of Faith” bulletin insert
This bulletin insert describes how PC(USA) African church partners bring a faith perspective to the battle against AIDS. On the back side of the bulletin there is a list of the most recent HIV/AIDS facts concerning sub-Saharan Africa. Inserted into the church bulletin, this is a great way to get the current information about HIV/AIDS into the pews on Sunday morning.
“It’s A Matter of Faith” congregational packet
This packet contains resources to help congregations interpret PC(USA) international AIDS ministries and to raise awareness about the AIDS issue. It includes bulletin inserts, posters, a minute for mission and a resource booklet that can be used for worship, mission committees, adult education classes and Sunday school classes.
“It’s A Matter of Faith” pew envelope
It’s a Matter of Faith is a response to a 2004 General Assembly action that directed the Worldwide Ministries Division (WMD) to “make a concerted effort to lift up and publicize” giving opportunities that address the HIV/AIDS issue in Africa and around the world.
“It’s a Matter of Faith” poster
This 17” x 22” poster highlights the work of our African church partners in training home-based care volunteers to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the people. The PC(USA) supports our African church partners by helping provide the resources needed for prevention efforts, home-based care and care for children. These posters are nice for bulletin boards, classrooms and displays.
A DVD by the Presbyterian AIDS Network (PAN)
In the United States, the face of HIV and AIDS has changed dramatically in the 30 years since the start of the pandemic. Communities are living with increased rates of infection and more and more Americans are affected by HIV.
This DVD in six 3- minute segments explores “The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS,” telling the story of ministries of compassion and support as the church and our communities respond. The segment, “What People of Faith Need to Know about HIV/AIDS” offers a basic primer for the church living in an HIV Positive world. By discussing the facts about HIV and AIDS, the video empowers the viewer to make faithful decisions and the church to take faithful actions, as well as helping to reduce the stigma attached to this devastating illness.
The Presbyterian AIDS Network (PAN), a Network of the Presbyterian Health, Education & Welfare Association (PHEWA), is available to assist a congregation in becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church.
A memorial to Jack Deckard, this DVD was made possible through the generosity of the Jack Deckard Memorial Advised Fund, Presbyterian Foundation.
- Part 1 - AIDs Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckian: Louisville, Ky. - Watch | Download
- Part 2 - The Granny Connection: Columbus, IN - Watch | Download
- Part 3 - Camp Heart to Heart: Lebanon Junction, Ky. - Watch | Download
- Part 4 - The Women’s Collective: Washington, D.C. - Watch | Download
- Part 5 - HopeSprings: Baltimore, Md. - Watch | Download
- Part 6 - What People of Faith Need to Know About HIV/AIDS - Watch | Download