During Lent we are offering a weekly blog written by Pullen members about their passions. The phrase “Passion of Jesus” has been used in Christian history to refer to the suffering of Jesus from his entrance into Jerusalem until his crucifixion. This makes sense because one definition of the word “passion” is to suffer. Yet another meaning of the term in English is strength of feeling.
So each Monday in Lent, a Pullen person is sharing in blog form something about which she or he is passionate. It is our hope that reading about the deep commitments of other Pullenites will enrich our own passions and our experience of this holy season.
-The Education Council
Why I’m Passionate about Visiting Older Adults
by: Steve Edwards
One of my passions at Pullen is the opportunity to visit senior members. Most have histories filled with stories of fascinating, trailblazing lives. For more than ten years I have visited members who, for primarily physical reasons, are unable to attend Pullen. I recommend this as an uplifting activity for you. The Congregational Care Council, chaired by Jeanne Sumpter and staffed by Cathy Tamsberg, coordinates visitation with the goal of having at least one contact for every member who can’t attend.
Coverage is very thin, so we would welcome additional volunteers. I assure you that becoming a Pullen visitor will be a very positive experience. Please consider. Also, if you know of anyone who fits the disabled criteria, but you don’t think receives regular visits, please let Cathy, Jeanne, or me know about their situation. Thank you.
Member, Congregational Care Committee