Dementia-friendly church service: Beauty

This week's updated nondenominational worship service examines the concept of beauty. What makes something beautiful? In frequent contrast to our culture, what does God deem beautiful? As always, this service is suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Watch the 45-minute church service for seniors on beauty here. And here is the written … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Beauty

Dementia-friendly church service: Treasure (Chinese New Year)

This week, I've updated my previously posted dementia-friendly worship service for Chinese New Year to briefly mention the Year of the Rabbit, which starts on January 22, 2023. (If you're looking for decorations or activities, you can use rabbits as a theme 🐇) The worship service is again tied to the theme of treasure, and … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Treasure (Chinese New Year)

Dementia-friendly church service: Justice (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this week's updated nondenominational worship service video focuses on justice. The service is suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias. And, as with last year, the message remains: We are called to partner with each other, to be lights in the darkness and ambassadors of … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Justice (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

2 Dementia-friendly Church Options for Jan. 8: Gifts or Baptism

On Sunday, January 8, you have a choice of two worship services. (See my 2023 suggested lineup and explanation here, in case you missed it last week.) Epiphany, the final celebration of Advent, is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after New Year's but it fell on Sunday, January 1, this year. Epiphany remembers the … Continue reading 2 Dementia-friendly Church Options for Jan. 8: Gifts or Baptism

2023 Calendar for Dementia-friendly Church Services

Earlier this week, a reader asked if I had a suggested lineup of dementia-friendly worship service themes for 2023. As a matter of fact, I do! Here's a printable (PDF) list of suggested Sunday services for 2023. It follows the liturgical calendar for major seasons like Lent and Advent. I also incorporate timely themes for … Continue reading 2023 Calendar for Dementia-friendly Church Services