HIV and the Church

Every year the HIV&AIDS Initiative and Saddleback Church rallies around the cause of World AIDS Day to reaffirm our commitment to helping the Church serve the 37 million people living with HIV around the world, eliminate stigma, prevent new infections, and – ultimately – end AIDS. While there has been amazing progress around the world - new infections and AIDS-related deaths are the lowest they've ever been - this is also a critical time when proposed funding cuts could mean the difference of millions of lives. This year is shaping up to be an exciting line-up of World AIDS Day events, and whether you are in Southern California, or part of a church anywhere in the world, you can get involved!

Volunteers needed - Join us at Santa Ana Art Walk on Dec. 2!

The HIV&AIDS Initiative is heading to the Santa Ana Art Walk to raise awareness and offer HIV testing to the community from 6-10pm on Dec. 2nd – and there’s a spot for you! In partnership with Saddleback’s hip hop and visual arts ministry and Emmaus Church in Santa Ana, it will be an awesome time of reaching a new community with a message of hope, love and prevention. 

Serve for 30 minutes at your Saddleback campus Nov. 25/26

World AIDS Day weekend at Saddleback is the time when every Saddleback campus pauses to talk about how we can care for people living with HIV. We will have a table ready at every service to help answer questions and get people connected to how they can serve. If you would be willing to serve for 30 minutes after serve at your campus, reply to this email ( with your campus and service(s) of choice. We’ll tell you everything you need to know!


Love on the community in Laguna Beach - Dec. 1st 5pm

Every year, a group of community members come together on Laguna Beach main beach to have a World AIDS Day time of remembrance. If you would like to join members of our ministry in showing up to support the community at this event, reply to and let us know.

Be a social media champion 

Getting the word out through social media is a simple way you can make an impact this World AIDS Day! Keep an eye out for our World AIDS Day posts on FacebookTwitter, and Instagramand be sure to like and share! If you want to be on the team to help create and promote our social content, hit reply or email

Start something at your church!

Are you part of a church that doesn't have a HIV ministry or doesn't recognize World AIDS Day? We have simple things any church can do to take the first steps to get involved. Email or call us at 949-609-8555 for more info!

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