Currently, Clarkrange UMC members and guests have to navigate stairs to access the church’s Fellowship Hall. Thanks in part to a to a Golden Cross Foundation grant, a stair lift will be installed, increasing accessibility for older adults and anyone with mobility issues. Clarkrange United Methodist Church received a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee …

Barry Howard CHC Coach Church looks and feels very different right now. For the past six to seven weeks, as a proactive expression of love for our people and our communities, most of our churches have been gathering online for worship, Bible study, and committee meetings rather than assembling in person. Pastors are learning to preach to cameras. Staff members …

by Charles Hewgley, Chair, Golden Cross Foundation The Golden Cross Foundation (GCF) was chartered in 2013 to support the creation and development of older adult ministries in local churches of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. Part of that work involves the GCF board approving grant money to give away each quarter. Grant programs focus on health, transportation, …

Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, received a $7,500 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation. Money from this grant was used to start an iPad pilot project for older adults. “Older adults have become isolated because many church communications – newsletters, schedules, and other church information – are now distributed electronically,” said Aleeta Christian, chair of the church’s …

by Dr. Harry Smith My Methodism has been revived. “Revived from what?” you may ask. “Revived from being very dormant between the ages of 14 and 64,” I would say. During those years I thought other things were more important. You now may be thinking, “And just what was more important than your religion and your faith?” In response, I …

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have issued reports that older adults are being targeted by scammers using the COVID-19 health situation. It is important for us to be cautious during this time because scams are coming through all forms of communication. Several different types of scams have been reported. Some are using the economic …