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Bulletin Inserts

Liturgy Resources from Balm in Gilead - downloadable pdf files from Balm in Gilead. Resources include For the Healing of AIDS: 52 Week Church Bulletin Meditation and We Will Break The Silence! Prayer Book - A collection of Liturgical Resources for the Healing of AIDS.

Lutheran World Relief AIDS Quiz a learning activity, which can be used with an internet connection or printed and is suitable for use with youth or adults. It would be a good introduction to a lesson or presentation or could be used as a bulletin insert. Cites 2005 information.

Inspiring Stories of People Living with AIDS links to moving and thought-provoking short stories about the experience of living with AIDS from the perspective of friends, parents, partners, missionaries, and children in both American and international contexts. Many of these stories, provided by Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, would be effective discussion starters, bulletin inserts, or central readings for more in-depth study sessions.

 

Sermon Preparation

Developing Sermons on HIV and AIDS - a resource from Balm in Gilead providing guidance for those preparing sermons on HIV/AIDS.

Be a Force for Change - a United Methodist Church resource contains scriptures, hymns, prayers, and sermon resources on the theme Be a Force for Change.

God Cares About AIDS - a United Methodist Church resource containing scriptures, hymns, prayers, and sermon resources on the theme God Cares About AIDS.

Jesus, A Man who Made a Difference- a United Methodist Church resource containing scriptures, hymns, prayers, and sermon resources on the theme Jesus, A Man who Made a Difference.

 

Prayers and Orders of Service

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance Worship Resources I links to ecumenical worship resources addressing HIV/AIDS and stigma. Several resources are available in French and Spanish as well as English. Downloadable files in pdf or Word formats.

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance Worship Resources II a list of worship services, homilies, and children's talks from around the world, downloadable in Word or PDF formats.

Prayers for Women and HIV a pdf file from Church World Service containing a brief background and prayers for women with HIV/AIDS, trust in the Lord, gender injustice, and gender violence.

General HIV Prayers - a pdf file from Church World Service containing prayers intended for the observation of World AIDS Day. Includes prayers

of Healing for People Living With and Affected by HIV/AIDS

of Hope for People Living With and Affected by HIV/AIDS

to Combat Stigma and Discrimination

for Social and Economic Justice in the HIV/AIDS era

to Support People Caring for Those With and Affected by HIV/AIDS.

Prayers for Children and HIV - a pdf file from Church World Service containing prayers for children affected by HIV/AIDS. Includes prayers of protection and hope for all children and a specific prayer for the protection of girls.

Liturgy Resources from Balm in Gilead - downloadable pdf files from Balm in Gilead. Resources include For the Healing of AIDS: 52 Week Church Bulletin Meditation and We Will Break The Silence! Prayer Book - A collection of Liturgical Resources for the Healing of AIDS.

Flesh of our Flesh a worship service written for World AIDS Day by leading liturgist John L. Bell of the Iona Community. It includes music, readings, reflections, and prayers and can be used in conjunction with the Flesh of our Flesh teaching resource. Provided by Christian Aid.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America HIV/AIDS prayers - a collection of prayers addressing HIV/AIDS, with foci on hope, healing, solidarity, children, and girls.

United Methodist Church Worship Resources links to poems, prayers, sermons, stories, and World AIDS Day worship resources.

Prayers from Who Will Break The Silence, Liturgical Resources for The Healing of AIDS originally published in 1995 by The Balm in Gilead, these resources include Bible passages, responsories, and prayers.

Be a Force for Change - a United Methodist Church resource contains scriptures, hymns, prayers, and sermon resources on the theme Be a Force for Change.

God Cares About AIDS a United Methodist Church resource containing scriptures, hymns, prayers, and sermon resources on the theme God Cares About AIDS.

Jesus, A Man who Made a Difference a United Methodist Church resource containing scriptures, hymns, prayers, and sermon resources on the thewe Jesus, A Man Who Made a Difference.

 


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