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Week of prayer: Healing the living, remembering the lost

Monday, March 4, 2019 by Tai Moses

Many local faith-based entities are observing the national week of prayer for healing AIDS that is taking place around the country this week. The Health Equity Unit of Austin Public Health is sponsoring the 19th annual citywide worship service on Thursday, March 7, in observance of the week of prayer, with activities aimed at promoting greater awareness of AIDS/HIV and other health concerns, particularly among people of color, who have been afflicted by chronic illnesses such as HIV at an alarming rate. The week’s activities are focused on decreasing the impact of these illnesses in the community by mobilizing faith communities to take an even greater role in implementing AIDS education and services. Free HIV/STI testing, blood sugar and blood pressure monitoring, and eye exams will be offered, and a slate of health and medical service providers in the community will be in attendance. The reception is at 6 p.m. and the worship service is at 7 p.m. at Freedom Home Baptist Church, 3405 Oak Springs Road. Additionally there will be a daily noon prayer service Monday-Friday, March 4-8, at Greater Love Baptist Church at 6601 Manor Road.

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