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Managing memory loss in worship
Be inspired and informed to help you make worship memory loss friendly.
Led by Mal Breeze, a URC Church Related Community Worker, and Jane Burgess.
Jane and Mal explain why they're doing this. Jane said, ‘Dementia gate crashed our lives when my husband Bill was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer's disease at the age of 63, five years ago. Most people continued to see him as a part of the congregation but a very few dismissed his capabilities and sidelined him to the pews. His memory may be poor but he loves Jesus and he loves the word of God. Nobody should be excluded from active worship, whatever their limitations. There needs to be an awareness of all peoples needs and a right to inclusiveness within the body of Christ. My reason for being involved is to raise awareness of memory loss within those living with dementia.’
Mal explained, 'There are various reasons why people have memory loss and I want to show that they still have a valuable role to play and can be included rather than excluded if we incorporate their particular needs when planning worship. My experience is born out of involvement in running the Memory Cafe at one of my churches, which we started four years ago in response to having several members of the congregation with memory loss.'
Monday 13 July 10.30am — noon
Monday 27 July 7pm — 8.30pm
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Making disciples in the midst of a
global pandemic, with Cris Rogers
Weds 15 July 6.45pm - 7.45pm
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Exploring how St David's URC started to worship outside their church building.
Tues 21 July 7pm
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