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Carthage (Tennessee) United Methodist Church received a $5,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation. The grant helped fund equipment needed to improve online and in-person worship services. Pre-pandemic, the average attendance was 200 people each Sunday. The average number of people attending in person each Sunday now is about 100 but services are livestreamed and posted on YouTube. “Our 191-year-old …

An individual donor has agreed to give the Golden Cross Foundation (GCF) $25,000 in 2021 to further the work supported by the foundation’s grants for older adult ministry. If matched, this gift will be the largest single gift from an individual donor that the foundation has received since its beginning in 2013. “I am happy to announce that the Golden …

Meet Golden Cross Board Member the Rev. Marie C. King

By Guest Contributor

The Golden Cross Foundation is blessed to have a committed, caring, and experienced board. Meet board member the Rev. Marie C. King. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: I am a PK (preacher’s kid and a teacher’s kid). When anyone asks me, “Where are you from?” it is never a short answer. Methodist clergy move/itinerant. I was …

Meet Golden Cross Board Member Michael Lorance

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

The Golden Cross Foundation is blessed to have a committed, caring, and experienced board. Meet board member Michael Lorance. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: I was born in rural Warren County, Tennessee, one of four children. I graduated Centertown High School. I served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1971 and am a Vietnam War veteran. Upon …

The Foundation of Giving

By Kent McNish

Giving is ultimately about our relationship with God and is based on an understanding of what God has done for us. Our giving to the Golden Cross Foundation, therefore, becomes an act of worship — a thank you offering. Giving reflects our spiritual wellbeing and fulfills a basic need in our lives. We all know we should give but sometimes …

McMinnville’s Christ United Methodist Church (UMC) and Clarksville’s Madison Street UMC each received a $5,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. The grants helped fund equipment needed to facilitate livestream worship services during the pandemic. “When Tennessee Conference Bishop William McAlilly requested that churches suspend in-person worship last March …

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 …