Dedicated volunteer Louise Cunningham is stepping down from her 10-year stint as Sunday School leader at Camelot Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. On Sunday, Feb. 26th Louise turned her role over to Katie Hahn, a volunteer she recruited to fill the ministry. Katie Hahn was warmly welcomed and is greatly appreciated for carrying on the ministry.
Louise began her mission at Camelot following a request from Sharon Elders, and said she has always taught the Bible somewhere and greatly enjoys this type of ministry. Cunningham also presents Bible study at Brookside Manor on Wednesdays, and will continue her visits there for awhile.
Residents, staff and guests gathered in the dining room every Sunday morning at 9:15 to be led by Louise in Bible lessons, and to enjoy music with David Ballard as Song Leader and Sharon Sloan, pianist. Sharon has been the pianist for the past 17 years, earning the title as the Volunteer with the longest record of service to Camelot.
Bringing God’s word to nursing centers isn’t Cunningham’s only passion. A Registered Nurse since 1972, she enjoys gardening, yard work, flowers, sewing and cooking. Widowed, her three sons’ and their families (including 11 grandchildren) often reap the bounty of her handiwork along with her friends and extended family at the nursing centers.
A devout Christian, she has been a member of the Crossroads Church of God for the past two years, and attended the Assembly of God Church for many years prior.
She leaves her many friends at Camelot who have attended her Sunday morning services over the years with the promise that she will return from time to time. In leaving, she said, “My concentration in Sunday School has always been to encourage and help people pick up their Bible’s and get “The Word” in their hearts.”
Louise Cunningham’s warm spirit will be greatly missed. She has been a wonderful role model in faith for countless people.