Evening Star is a series of 16 liturgies designed specifically for people living with dementia in an aged care setting. The liturgies are developed from start to finish, so you can use them 'off the shelf' or make adjustments as needed depending on your setting. It focuses on how God keeps His promises to us all the time and that we are loved - no matter what.
Could be adapted for use in general aged care settings or other places where a short & simple (but not watered down) church service is required.
Assistant Chaplain & Worship Team member Margaret Bennett has developed a PowerPoint based on the Lessons and Carols format traditional at Christmas time for use in Aged Care venues. Download it for use on a data projector and screen or HDMI cable straight to TV. Permission has been given to adapt as necessary.
Sermon and Church Service Planning:
Got a church service coming up or need to write a sermon or message? Try these websites for help...
Nathan Drake of Reawaken Hymns has created a resource of old/well-known hymns and put them to elegantly simple guitar chords. This makes it easy to select well-known, much loved and easily remembered hymns without the complicated chording that often comes with these hymns.
You can purchase the entire catalogue in e-copy or hard-copy, or download the handful of hymns you may need as you go.
Great for: aged care church services, small church congregations or acoustic style worship services.
More interesting things...
Some Do It Yourself training modules for congregations and small church teams...
The Uniting Church Synod of VicTas - Centre For Theology & Ministry (CTM) has a range of free - yes, free!() - resources on their website under the heading DIY "Do-It-Yourself" Modules. Mainly for congregational life, but Modules E11, E12 & E13 look at Pastoral Care of Older People, Dementia and Pastoral Care & Dementia Friendly Congregations.
You will need to go through the CTM check-out process, but the resources are absolutely free.
Need some resources for your church ministries, Small Group or Bible Study?
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