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"EVERY Life Is Worth Touching."

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in ANY affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God" II Corinthians 1:3-4 (RSV)

In the spirit of II Corinthians 1: 3-4 and in obedience to Jesus' example of touching those who are hurting, the mission of the Touch Ministry is to serve as a channel through which God's compassion, healing, love and comfort can flow to the brokenhearted, captive and bruised who are living with HIV/AIDS as well as to those who are the family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with HIV/AIDS. We also seek to educate youth, adults and seasoned citizens within our congregation as well as within our community about HIV/AIDS so as to continually heighten the awareness of as well as to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS as we believe "Knowledge Is Power" and knowledge empowers us to make wise decisions.

Touch Ministry works through several programs:

Counseling and Prayer - Confidential one-on-one Christian counseling as well as prayer

Information Meetings - Learning the facts about HIV/AIDS (testing, transmission, prevention, treatment, etc.) through open forums

Inreach and Outreach Services - Linking directly with those in our congregation and community who are impacted by HIV/AIDS

Referral Assistance - Connecting you with HIV/AIDS agencies and organizations that provide case management, transportation, treatment options, support groups

In the first half of the 2003, Touch Ministry has:

Discussion on Hurts and Healings from Having Lost Someone to HIV/AIDS January 31, 2003 Calvary Baptist Church
Fun Night at Eric Johnson House February 28, 2003 Eric Johnson House Morristown, NJ
Week of Prayer for Healing of AIDS
- Corporate Prayer Service
- Confidential Prayer Service
March 4, 2003March 7, 2003 Calvary Baptist Church Calvary Baptist Church
Presentation to High School Students on HIV/AIDS and Reasons for Waiting to Have Sex April 28, 2003 Rosa L. Parks High School Paterson, NJ
Morris County Annual AIDS Walk-a-thon(benefiting the Eric Johnson House) May 4, 2003 Morristown, NJ
Fun Night at Eric Johnson House June 7, 2003 Eric Johnson House Morristown, NJ
HIV Testing Workshop June 27, 2003 Calvary Baptist Church
Youth Event - Skits by P.O.W.E.R. Kids(Touch and Project Faith) July 18, 2003 Calvary Baptist Church

In the next quarter, these are the activities planned by Touch Ministry:

HIV/AIDS Workshop for our Deacons and Deaconesses(Touch and Project Faith) TBD (Sept/Oct) Calvary Baptist Church
Fun Night at Eric Johnson House TBD (Oct/Nov) Eric Johnson House Morristown, NJ
World AIDS Day December 1, 2003    TBD

Touch Ministry meets the 1st Tuesday evening of each month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join us, pray with and for us.

Feel free to contact Touch Ministry directly at 973-267-9079, ext 413 for assistance. You may also send an e-mail to us at

All calls and correspondences are held in the strictest confidentiality.

Please contact Touch Ministry for:
�    Help finding an HIV/AIDS agency that provides services that you need
�    Prayer
�    Confidential Christian counseling
�    Information about HIV/AIDS

1st Tuesdays - 7:00pm

Contact - George Small or Rhonda Newton

copyright@2003 Calvary Baptist Church