This week we began the initial planning for a dementia friendly church service to be held in one of our church centres. To begin with, it will be monthly, on a weekday, hopefully commencing mid next year. We’ll put the word out to a number of retirement homes and aged care facilities in the area. There is growing demand for this kind of service.
I was reminded of the significance of this type of ministry, for our heavenly Father is a God who is sovereign and providential. It is Him who elects us to eternal life by gifting His Holy Spirit. We may never know that a dementia affected human has been moved by the Holy Spirit to accept Jesus! It should also give us great comfort, if we ever exhibit the early stages of dementia, for we know that God will hold onto us—even with a broken and forgetful mind.
Reverend Michael Turner.