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Go Purple
Spotlight on Congregations
Faith Initiatives Program


Go Purple

Your congregation can Go Purple every year in June in honor of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month!

Special thanks to the participating congregations for helping raise awareness within their communities!

If your congregation participated and is not listed, we would like to hear from you! Please email or call Jocelyn Damper at, 314.801.0451. 

If you participated and have photos, please send them to Lindy Noel, Marketing & Communication Coordinator at


Go Purple Materials

2015 Talking Points
Faith Outreach Powerpoint Presentation (download and display during services)
Suggested Go Purple Activities

Facts & Figures

Consumer Education
Caring for Your Spiritual Health
10 Ways to Love Your Brain

A Letter to Clergy from Pastor J. Sims, Ed.D., Alzheimer’s Association Faith Outreach Task Force Member .

A Letter to Clergy from Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Congregation Shaare Emeth.

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Spotlight on Congregations

Highland Hope United Methodist Church-Stacey Howard, Alzheimer’s Supporter and Pastor Bev Wills-Null

"Participating in Go Purple allowed me to share my personal story of the journey I took with my dad as he lived with Alzheimer's. I think it is important to talk more openly about these experiences, so that others will realize that they are not alone. More importantly, sharing our stories allows others to learn about the resources and support offered through the Alzheimer's Association, which can make a tremendous difference in the lives of those living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's." -Stacey Howard

Donate to Stacey's Walk to End Alzheimer's team here!

St. Mark United Church of Christ-Reverend Kim Brinkmann, Pastor and Alzheimer's Faith Ambassador

Reverend Kim Brinkmann, Pastor and Alzheimer's Faith Ambassador, led her congregation in a special Go Purple Awareness Service. Congregants wore purple or were given a purple Walk To End Alzheimer's sticker to wear during the worship service. Pastor Brinkmann said the highlight of the worship service was the Healing Prayer Service; parishioners impacted the disease, were invited to come forward for a special blessing. Pastor Brinkmann delivered a special sermon; incorporating the Go Purple Alzheimer's Association Facts & Figures and Talking Points.

Faith leaders are invited to attend a faith leader luncheon hosted by Reverend Kim Brinkmann on Oct. 29. See flyer for details.

Ferguson Heights Church of Christ-Gloria McGill, Faith Outreach Ambassador and Pastor Conley
Gibbs, Jr.

With the help of Gloria and Pastor Gibbs, Jr., 300 people were reached at this year’s event. Gloria felt the most beneficial part was the supply of resource material to be handed out to congregants.  She thought the most rewarding thing was the congregation’s response to the event; she said more than 90% of participants wore purple.

Shaare Emeth – Marsha Grazman, Faith Outreach Ambassador and Rabbi Jim Bennett

Marsha and Rabbi Bennett participated as a way to educate their congregants about the disease and how they can make a difference. Marsha liked the timing of the event before the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as a way to promote that as well. 

St. James AME-Brenda Simpson, Faith Outreach Ambassador and Rev. Willie Marshall

Brenda said the most rewarding parts were the suggestions and awareness the event brought forward and being able to be a part of the larger picture while still keeping it related to her congregation. The church is sponsoring a Walk team and signed up over 20 people to participate on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team.



Faith Initiatives Program

Become a Faith Outreach Ambassador! Join our Faith Outreach Initiative today!


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