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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 …

A resolution changing the official date for the Golden Cross Sunday offering to the second Sunday in September passed by a majority vote at the 53rd session of the Tennessee Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church held September 19. In past years, the offering was taken on the second Sunday in May. “While churches can observe Golden Cross Sunday …

Feeling Lonely or Isolated During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Guest Contributor

Are you feeling lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone. Many people are feeling lonely and isolated. But, feeling lonely or being isolated can be bad for your health. Loneliness and social isolation have been associated with higher rates of depression, a weakened immune system, heart disease, dementia, and early death. Are You at Risk? Try to stay active …

The Golden Cross Foundation (GCF) board of directors this year added the Strategic Initiatives Grant to offer funding for ministry and other initiatives that serve older adults. During these uncertain times of crisis for everyone, especially older adults, the board searched for additional ways to offer support and assistance to churches and communities as they seek to serve the needs …

In 2018, Open Table Nashville (OTN) received a Golden Cross Foundation grant for $60,000. Money from the grant is being used to build two of the 24 micro homes at The Village of Glencliff located on the grounds of Glencliff United Methodist Church in Nashville. When complete, these two micro homes will house older adults experiencing homelessness. While the pandemic …

Dear Tennessee Conference Pastors and Congregations, Together we are continuing to face an unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all — our families, our churches, our communities, and our way of life. 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 …

Golden Cross Supports Safer Worship Grant

By Kent McNish

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Golden Cross Foundation, By now you may have heard that churches in the Nashville Episcopal Area may return to in-person worship once local health officials deem it safe to gather. To ensure proper safety protocols are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the episcopal office of Bishop Bill McAlilly has developed Guidelines …