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HIV/AIDS Mission Toolkit: Act

 

HIV testing

Act locally

  • Attend a HopeSprings training. Individuals and congregants will learn how to engage in volunteer opportunities both in their communities and through HopeSprings’ existing partnerships with local HIV/AIDS service organizations.
  • Be a welcoming community for those living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.
  • Seek and share information widely in your community about needle or syringe exchange programs.
  • Provide pastoral care for those living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.
  • Use the “Becoming an HIV/AIDS Competent Church” statement for youth and adult Christian education in your church.
  • Teach a Sunday school class on HIV/AIDS.
  • Use a large red ribbon banner in your congregation on PC(USA) World AIDS Sunday,  June 23. Hand out small red ribbons to congregants. Order free red ribbons here.
  • Participate in the Red Scarf Project to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.

Act Globally

Engage with mission co-workers responding to HIV/AIDS:

Advocate

Give

  • AIDS Crisis Overseas (E862706) — Gifts support church and community-based programs that address poverty, behavior and other root causes of AIDS transmission. Programs include skills training, education, income-generating activities and Biblically based behavior formation and change. A focus is women and families.

Gifts to support the AIDS Crisis Overseas may be made online or by mail.

  • Give securely online, designating your gift to fund E862706.
  • Give by mail: Make your check payable to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), write E862706 in the memo line and mail your check to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700