Morton Memorial United Methodist Church in Monteagle received a $2,500 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. The grant helped purchase equipment needed for outdoor and online worship services. In the early months of the pandemic, congregation members formed a COVID Task Force, staying up to date on pandemic-related numbers …

Miriam’s Promise, an independent not-for-profit adoption agency in Nashville, received a $1,250 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. The grant helps fund a webinar series to prepare grandparents for an adopted grandchild. During the pandemic, Miriam’s Promise has moved training to a virtual setting. After researching possible topics, grandparent/extended …

Kay Bowers Joins Golden Cross Foundation Board

By Cindy Solomon

Kay Bowers, a member of Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville, has been named to the Golden Cross Foundation board. She is the first member to be named to the board’s class of 2023. Bowers has more than 25 years of executive experience with affordable housing organizations. She recently retired as the executive director of Nashville’s New Level Community Development Corporation, …

Tennessee Ridge United Methodist Church received a $10,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation. Money from the grant was used toward repairing and resurfacing an aging parking lot to increase safety and accessibility for all who attend. Comprised primarily of older congregants, the small-membership church is on a charge with three additional churches forming the Tennessee River Charge of the …

The Golden Cross Foundation 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. January 2021’s profile features one of the foundation’s inaugural board members, Tom Adkinson. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: After about six years when father progressed through …

First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee, received a $10,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. The grant is being used to help fund a community soup kitchen. The Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen (SCSK) was started in February 2016 by the Bedford County Ministerial Association on a six-week trial …

The Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC), awarded more than $125,000 to churches and organizations throughout the conference in 2020. Money from the grants has been used toward retrofitting a parsonage to house low-income older adults to establishing food pantries to retrofitting churches with lifts or repaving parking lots making them …