Resources

Alzheimer’s Videos Now Available

By Guest Contributor

Funded by the Golden Cross Foundation, the following videos from Alzheimer’s Tennessee can help adult Sunday school classes and other groups start or continue conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease. Caregivers and Faith Alzheimer’s caregivers share how their faith helped them while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Click here to view the video. Running time: 2 minutes, 45 seconds. What …

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 …

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 …

Meet Golden Cross Board Member Charles Hewgley

By Cindy Solomon

The Golden Cross Foundation (GCF) 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. To start the series, we begin at the top with Charles Hewgley, chair of the Golden Cross Foundation’s board. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: I …

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 …

An Age of Opportunity

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

A companion to Designing an Older Adult Ministry, this book provides new information and outlines ways to develop and strengthen ministries by, with, and for older adults that can, and will, enhance the spiritual growth and well-being of people of all ages.

Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

The church is in the hands of its elders. While the popular perception is that the aged are needy and infirm, Rick Gentzler affirms that the majority of older adults have plenty to give. The church needs to tap into their wisdom, energy, experience, and talents.

Since its launch in 2017, the Counseling Center at Nashville’s Belle Meade United Methodist Church has served more than 30 individuals and couples aged 65 and over, about 15 percent of all clients served, in 240 counseling sessions. The center was created to provide a place on the west side of Nashville—Belle Meade, West Meade, Bellevue—for professional pastoral counseling. “Our …