McCormick hosts AIDS summit

Rev. Reginald W. Williams Jr., senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of University Park, was the guest preacher at last year’s HIV/AIDS Clergy and Lay Leadership Summit at McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Ave. - Photo courtesy of McCormick Theological Seminary
Rev. Reginald W. Williams Jr., senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of University Park, was the guest preacher at last year’s HIV/AIDS Clergy and Lay Leadership Summit at McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Ave. – Photo courtesy of McCormick Theological Seminary

By ALLISON MATYUS
Staff Writer

The McCormick Theological Seminary’s Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies is hosting its 12th annual HIV/AIDS Clergy and Lay Leadership Summit on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The summit, titled, “Body Sacredness: Sexuality and the Church in 35 Years of HIV/AIDS,” will take place at the McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Ave., starting at 9 a.m.

This year’s program includes a worship service and a panel discussion hosted by the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III.

During the summit, two exhibits will be on display, “The Faces of AIDS: Living in the Heartland,” a photography project launched in 1991 and “Black Dolls of Hope,” which were created by HIV positive women in workshops across the country.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required and can be made at www.mccormick.edu.

a.matyus@hpherald.com