World AIDS Day/Civil Forum on Global HealthJoin us this Monday, December 1
Join others in our community this Monday, December 1, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Worship Center for a full rebroadcast of the Civil Forum featuring President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush. The Forum, hosted by Pastor Rick and Kay Warren, will be taped live in Washington D.C. earlier in the day.
Pastor Rick will present President George W. Bush with the first “International Medal of PEACE” from the Global PEACE Coalition in recognition of his contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS and other diseases during the Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health, to be held in Washington, D.C. on World AIDS Day, December 1.
The “International Medal of PEACE” is given on behalf of the Global PEACE Coalition for outstanding contribution toward alleviating the five global giants recognized by the Coalition, including pandemic diseases, extreme poverty, illiteracy, self-centered leadership and spiritual emptiness. The Coalition is a network of churches, businesses and individuals cooperating together to solve humanitarian issues through the PEACE Plan, an effort to mobilize 1 billion Christians to Promote reconciliation, Equip servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick and Educate the next generation.
During the Forum, Pastor Rick will recognize President Bush and his Administration for their implementation and success of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has provided $18.8 billion since 2003 to combat global HIV/AIDS.
Leading representatives from the U.S. Congress; faith- and community-based organizations; non-governmental organizations; the diplomatic community; multilateral groups; foundations; local churches and representatives from other private sector entities are being invited to attend.
The event will be streamed live at http://www.saddlebackcivilforum.com. It will also be rebroadcast in the Worship Center at Saddleback Church from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. that evening. The live forum in DC is an invite-only, ticketed event. No tickets are required for the rebroadcast at Saddleback Church.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day prayer gathering at 6:00 p.m. in the Plaza Room
Service Day: There are people in our community who could use our help on World AIDS Day with yard work, painting, cleaning their homes, putting up Christmas lights, etc. If you or your small group are interested in serving, please contact the HIV/AIDS Initiative at (949) 609-8555.
Adopt a family for Christmas: Create a basket with gifts for a person in our church or community who is HIV/AIDS positive and their family.
*Or donate $50 to buy a basket for a family.
Adopt a caregiver for Christmas: Create a basket with gifts for a caregiver in our community who cares for people who are HIV positive.
*Or donate $20 to buy a basket for a caregiver.
Assembly and/or Distribution Team: Help put together and/or distribute gift baskets and goodies on and following World AIDS Day.
Pray: Pick up a prayer guide at the HIV/AIDS Initiative table on the patio this weekend.
Get Tested: Click here to find a testing center near you.