Golden Cross Sunday 2021

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

IMPORTANT UPDATE: From now until December 31, 2021, an anonymous donor will match donations made to the Golden Cross Foundation up to $25,000. Donations made during Golden Cross Sunday are included in this match.


Together we continue to face the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the Golden Cross Foundation, with the aid of all things electronic, continues its mission of funding Tennessee Conference ministries and projects benefiting and serving older adults such as:

  • feeding ministries
  • housing ministries
  • transportation ministries
  • equipping and retrofitting church facilities to increase accessibility and use
  • medical and health services, including counseling

The Golden Cross Foundation receives no apportionments from Tennessee Conference churches. Instead, we are funded by private donations and endowments. We also depend upon your church’s Golden Cross Sunday special offering.

In 2020, the official date to observe Golden Cross Sunday was officially changed to the second Sunday in September. This is known secularly as Grandparents Day. What better way to honor these special people than by supporting the Golden Cross Sunday offering?

This year, Golden Cross Sunday is September 12, 2021, but you can observe Golden Cross Sunday any time. Whenever you choose to observe Golden Cross Sunday, we thank you. We also give thanks for  generous past supporters.

Please send your Golden Cross Sunday offering to the conference treasurer. For more information, visit A bulletin insert template promoting Golden Cross Sunday is now available.