Playing Their Song – Part 1

“One year we went on a cruise for our anniversary. After dinner one night we went down to listen to the band that was playing in the room below the dining room. In that moment as they started playing our special song, a feeling of completeness and peace just settled over us enough that I dared to dance for the first time in what felt like a thousand years.

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In the same way, music is an essential part of any nursing home ministry because just the right song at just the right time can make a connection to people‚Äôs hearts. This chapter will help you to see how you can do that through worship as a part of your outreach. If you have just started visiting a new facility it may have been a long time since the there have heard their favorite hymns. They may have even forgotten the melody and some of the words so our first order of business is to help them start singing again. ” excerpt from New Beginnings in Care Ministry

More to come tomorrow. As always I would invite anyone to share their experiences of any kind bringing music into long term care facilities. Blessings and have a great day

Music Matters in Nursing Home 2

This second section of our seminar includes helps on how to present your music in the best way possible for the nursing home setting. We have found our youth group to be the most motivated volunteers in our church. Listen in or add your own suggestions. This ministry exists as an encouragement to anyone wishing to volunteer at your local nursing home. Be blessed!

Nursing Home Music Ministry Part 1

This is the first in a short seminar on Music Ministry in nursing homes. We filmed this live at a youth meeting last week and have broken it into three parts: Structure (the songs that go into the service) Presentation, and relationship. To put this in computer terms we have the hardware, software and operating system. There are a lot of practical insights that will help anyone either already involved or wanting to get started in nursing home outreach. With the holidays nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to begin planning aYouth at Allied 8-3-16t least one visit to a nursing home in your community. We are hoping to go to our home once for Thanksgiving and once for Christmas. God bless you as you commit to this needed ministry!