Churches Spread Alzheimer’s AwarenessAugust 7, 2017 |
by Mary Meehan
The church choir in bright blue robes swayed and testified on a hot summer Sunday.
Pastor Anthony Everett, in his own robe of orange and brown, preached to his “saints” of Wesley United Methodist Church and they called back their approval with a staggered chorus of “Amen!”
But this Sunday, Memory Sunday, was different. Half way through the high-energy service was a quiet call to remember families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. From the pulpit came a call for the names of the suffering and after a brief silence, the response rolled through the pews.