Retirement can be a struggle for our United Methodist pastors and their families. After a lifetime of work in which we move into and out of “instant” and often intense community immersion, we are left to our own devices with no strong roots, housing arrangements or support systems. It is quite an adjustment.
Staff from the Preachers’ Aid Society tries to make at least one visit each year in the homes of retirees living in the New England area. These visits allow us to help retirees keep “connected” with the Church and with their lifelong friends.