The Hem of Christ is a pending 501 (c) (3) non-profit seeking to accompany those on their journey of dementia and faith. To learn about the mission of this ministry visit hemofchrist.org
We are all like the woman reaching out to touch the Hem of Christ. Through our prayers, our interactions with our faith community, and our church attendance, we seek healing from the many things that ail us in this world. We seek healing for physical, mental, emotional, financial, relational, and spiritual pain. We cry out to God to be merciful and bring us peace. We pray for miracles and angels. We search for meaning in our pain and pray for healing, not knowing how long our pain might last or if it will end. We are all like the woman reaching out, believing that we will be healed, if only we touch a thread of Christ’s garment.
While we are all seekers in need of healing, we are also the hands and feet of Christ. Because of us, He can answer the prayers of others. As individuals living with dementia, as care partners, family and friends, and as community members, we become the hem of Christ for those seeking healing in this life and those walking with us on the dementia journey.
Over the years, people have reached out to me, and I have long since dreamt of finding a way to reach back out to these individuals in a new way. It will take a visionary and creative approach to shift the current narrative of dementia and faith to reach out and to help heal, but it can be done.
The Hem of Christ Ministry, originally the St. Dymphna Dementia Ministry, started in 2013, it has evolved and changed to meet the needs of current clients and community members.