Dementia-friendly church service: Advent 2, Love (2021)

For the second week of Advent, the nondenominational worship service is on love. (Some traditions flip the second week of love and the fourth week of peace.) The service is designed for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias -- but really, don't we all need love lessons on a regular basis? Watch the 47-minute … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Advent 2, Love (2021)

My gift to you: dementia-friendly Advent devotions and activities

I'm excited to post this gift for you: a brand-new Advent Devotions and Activities booklet. The weekly devotions and corresponding activities are short and sweet, and are especially designed to meet the spiritual needs of older adults with dementia. The goal is to help elders in your care to engage with the Advent season – … Continue reading My gift to you: dementia-friendly Advent devotions and activities

Dementia-friendly church service: Advent 1, Hope (2021)

This week's nondenominational worship service celebrates the first week of Advent and hope. As always, this video church service is suitable for elders with Alzheimer's and other dementias. After a tough year (can I get an amen?), I'm more glad than ever to focus on Advent: a time of waiting in expectation, looking back to … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Advent 1, Hope (2021)

Dementia-friendly worship service: Epiphany (Gifts)

For the final service of the Advent season, this week's nondenominational worship service video celebrates the Feast of Epiphany. Epiphany is a remembrance of the three wise men who followed the star to find the newborn Jesus and present him with their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. In this 47-minute video church service, suitable … Continue reading Dementia-friendly worship service: Epiphany (Gifts)

Two dementia-friendly worship services! Advent #4 (Peace) and Christmas Eve

For the fourth week of Advent, the theme is Peace ... something humanity always needs, inside and out. Here is my nondenominational church service video on Peace. Watch the 47-minute Advent service on Peace here. By the way: In this service, I read part of the beautiful poem "Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem," by Maya … Continue reading Two dementia-friendly worship services! Advent #4 (Peace) and Christmas Eve