Dementia-friendly church service: Hospitality

This week’s nondenominational worship service, edited and slightly shortened from its original version, is on hospitality. What can we share with others in our day-to-day lives? This is relevant for elders with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, who may mistakenly believe (or, sadly, pick up from others’ attitudes) that they have nothing to give.

Watch the 43-minute church video on hospitality here.

Optional: This service is complete as is, but it also includes a chance to pause and offer communion if you like. If you need guidance with that, I have a separate communion video and communion script you can use.

Peace be with you,

Photo by Gary Bendig on Unsplash

2 thoughts on “Dementia-friendly church service: Hospitality

  1. Theresa Bown says:

    Hello Elisa, Thank you so much for all the love and care and hard work you put into preparing the services and Bible studies for us to use in other settings. I am in Australia and find them a great resource. I find it really helpful when you include an Agenda for the church video as you did for Valentine’s day. The Agenda enables me to quickly scan the content to see if it’s something I could use with our residents – I usually simplify what you’ve prepared even further so as to cater for our residents abilities. Would it be easy for you to include the Agenda in the email along with the weekly video please? Thank you, Theresa

    Theresa Bown Pastoral Care Coordinator Cardiff Care Home, HammondCare E: | M: 0427 354 170 158 Macquarie Road, Cardiff NSW 2285 [HammondCare]

    As an independent Christian charity, HammondCare champions life.


    • Elisa Bosley says:

      Theresa, thanks for your kind words! And yes, I’d be happy to add the written agenda to the weekly email — that’s a great idea. I definitely encourage people to customize the material to better serve the audience, so good for you 🙂 Of course, the written agendas won’t exactly match the videos because I edit out or change a lot of stuff as I go, but you’ll get the gist of it. Thank you so much for providing this care to your dear elders.


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