Meet Golden Cross Board Member Charles Hewgley

By Cindy Solomon

The Golden Cross Foundation (GCF) is blessed to have a committed, caring, and experienced board. We thought you might like to know a little bit about each of these talented individuals. To start the series, we begin at the top with Charles Hewgley, chair of the Golden Cross Foundation’s board. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: I …

Elder’s Chapel UMC Receives Grant for Food Pantry

By Cindy Solomon

Elder’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Smyrna, Tennessee, received a $1,600 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. The grant helped buy food for a food pantry ministry. Spearheading the ministry is Elder’s Chapel member Shelia Howse. After being challenged by a discipleship course to step out of her “boat” …

Scott’s UMC Receives Grant to Start Food Ministry

By Cindy Solomon

Scott’s United Methodist Church in Shelbyville received a $1,200 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. The grant helped launch the church’s Seasoned with a Touch of Salt food ministry, a lifelong vision of Scott’s UMC member Barbara Draine. Recognizing area seniors’ need for additional food, Draine and other Scott’s …

Any dictionary will tell you the “pay it forward” expression describes when the recipient of an act of kindness does something kind for someone else rather than simply accepting or repaying the original good deed. In other words, you pay it forward when you don’t repay the person who did something nice for you but rather you do something nice …

Glencliff United Methodist Church in Nashville received a $10,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. The grant funds a variety of retrofitting projects. “While our congregation is faithful and giving, many members are also aging and vulnerable,” said the Rev. Ingrid McIntyre, pastor of Glencliff UMC and executive director …