Clark UMC Receives Grants to Start Older Adult Ministry and Replace Aging Ramp
Sometimes blessings come in twos. This is certainly the case for Clark United Methodist Church in McMinnville, Tennessee, when they recently received two grants from the Golden Cross Foundation: $1,000 to start an older adult ministry and $4,500 to help replace a worn-out accessibility ramp. About 40 percent of Clark UMC’s 91-member congregation is 65 years or older. Read More
Leeville UMC Receives $7,845 Grant to Expand Food Pantry
Leeville United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee, received a grant for $7,845 from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. Money from this grant was used toward adding on to the church’s SALT (Serving at the Lord’s Table) food pantry. Read More
Martin Methodist College’s Health Initiative Keeping Middle Tennessean’s Healthy
In October 2017, the Jeanette M. Travis School of Nursing at Martin Methodist College (MMC) received a $93,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation. Money from the grant helped fund a rural health initiative where MMC nursing faculty and nursing students provide health screenings and wellness information in various rural and urban communities in Middle Tennessee.
To date, faculty and students have completed 943 health screenings at churches, United Methodist laity meetings, a senior center, county fairs/events, and schools. “We’ve encountered all age ranges from seniors over 60 to students from Pre-K through high school,” said Dr. Patricia Catlin, DNP, FNP, assistant professor, Jeanette Travis School of Nursing. “As word spreads, we are finding more open doors and reaching out further for greater impact.” Read More