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HIV & AIDS

The West Ohio Conference is committed to ministry with and for those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Here is how to engage with this work.

  • Attend the Breaking Barriers HIV/AIDS Ministry Conference, Thursday, October 25 to Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dynamic speakers, immersive pre-conference mission experiences, diverse workshop presentations and powerful worship services will offer attendees an opportunity to learn, share and connect.  Participants can expect to return home feeling inspired, empowered and prepared to strengthen HIV/AIDS ministry initiatives in their communities. Speakers include Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx, AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, Bishop Tracy Smith Malone, Bishop Julius C. Trimble and many more. Scholarships are available to attendees.
  • Save the date: The West Ohio Conference World AIDS Day Advent Worship Serviceis Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Stonybrook United Methodist Church in Gahanna, Ohio. The Worship service time will be finalized in Fall 2018. All are welcome for this special Advent worship experience. Bishop Palmer will be preaching.
  • Attend a Healing Day event in Summer 2019. A Healing Event will be offered to those impacted by HIV/AIDS. The event location will be posted in early 2019, and registration will open April 1, 2019.

Globally, The United Methodist Church works to mobilize and appropriate funding to support projects that prevent the spread of HIV, provide care to those living with HIV/AIDS, and improve access to testing and treatment. Our work also helps increase the capacity of communities to respond to HIV/AIDS and combat stigma around the world. We work in partnership with the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund