Perfect for Sunday school classes and other adult groups and gatherings, this 16-minute webinar highlights the history, mission, and ministry of the Golden Cross Foundation and ENCORE Ministry.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 serves as a call-to-action for individuals, churches, and communities to bring attention to the issue of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. It’s a day set aside to raise awareness and to better understand the abuse and exploitation older adults may experience. Although elder abuse is a tough topic, it’s certainly one that deserves our attention. Abuse and exploitation against older adults can happen in many different ways. For example, financial exploitation can occur in the form of scams targeting older adults or stolen identity to access banking information. Neglect can stem from caregivers denying basic necessities like assistance with hygiene, nutritious food, medications, or safety.

According to a May 16, 2021, posting on the Center for Disease Control’s website if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.

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 also are livestreamed and posted on YouTube. “Our …

June brings us several recognized holidays as spring turns to summer. I think of June 6—the anniversary of the D-Day invasion that changed the tide of the war and the world. Yes, I am the daughter of a World War II veteran who served in the ETO. Flag Day and Father’s Day also come to mind. I have a very personal holiday in June—two birthdays, mine and my late father’s, both of which are June 7.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has posted a warning that scammers are calling people and offering to register them for funeral assistance for a fee. FEMA DOES NOT call people prior to registration, WILL NOT ask for personal information, or charge you a fee for applying.

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 …

IMPORTANT UPDATE: From now until December 31, 2021, an anonymous donor will match donations made to the Golden Cross Foundation up to $25,000. Donations made during Golden Cross Sunday are included in this match.                      ********************************************** Together we continue to face the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the Golden Cross Foundation, with the …