Currently, Clarkrange UMC members and guests have to navigate stairs to access the church’s Fellowship Hall. Thanks in part to a to a Golden Cross Foundation grant, a stair lift will be installed, increasing accessibility for older adults and anyone with mobility issues. Clarkrange United Methodist Church received a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee …

The Art and Joy of Giving Money Away

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by Charles Hewgley, Chair, Golden Cross Foundation The Golden Cross Foundation (GCF) was chartered in 2013 to support the creation and development of older adult ministries in local churches of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. Part of that work involves the GCF board approving grant money to give away each quarter. Grant programs focus on health, transportation, …

Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, received a $7,500 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation. Money from this grant was used to start an iPad pilot project for older adults. “Older adults have become isolated because many church communications – newsletters, schedules, and other church information – are now distributed electronically,” said Aleeta Christian, chair of the church’s …

Reviving my Methodism

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by Dr. Harry Smith My Methodism has been revived. “Revived from what?” you may ask. “Revived from being very dormant between the ages of 14 and 64,” I would say. During those years I thought other things were more important. You now may be thinking, “And just what was more important than your religion and your faith?” In response, I …