News Release

HDHHS Office of Public Affairs

Contact: Kathy Barton at 713-794-9998 or Porfirio Villarreal at 713-794-9021

June 21, 2001


Conference to help Black churches develop AIDS ministry


The Urban AIDS Ministry Task Force will sponsor the second annual Black Church Lights the Way conference and luncheon on Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 12707 Cullen Blvd.

The task force is a coalition of area faith leaders who develop innovative strategies for reaching churches and ministers to better respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Houston.

This year’s conference will focus on assisting churches that are interested in setting up an AIDS ministry. Free HIV testing will be provided at the event.

Registration, free to the first 300 people, begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call the department at 713-794-9397.

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