Money from an ENCORE Ministry grant was used to transform two small restrooms and an unused Sunday school classroom into an updated and accessible family restroom.

ENCORE Ministry grant helps rebuild four homes for low-Income senior adults in Waverly, Tennessee.

There is still money – and time – to apply for a grant in 2023! Matching grants are available to TWK churches and agencies.

ENCORE Ministry grant helps make Beersheba Springs Assembly personal retreat lodging more accessible for older adults and guests with mobility issues.

While summer 2022’s sizzle is just a steamy memory, members of Epworth UMC in Franklin, Tennessee, still feel grateful for the $8,000 ENCORE Ministry grant that helped them update the HVAC system for the sanctuary.

For more than 45 years, Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project) has offered home repair and day camp programs to individuals and families experiencing persistent poverty in Cumberland Mountain counties. As in many rural places, fewer resources exist for older adults and community-wide issues such as food insecurity and health-related emergencies tend to overshadow older adults’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.  
A $20,000 grant from ENCORE Ministry this year helped increase services to that older population.

Nashville’s Crievewood United Methodist Church received a $5,000 grant to help purchase equipment needed to improve online and in-person worship services. Pre-pandemic, Crievewood did not have an online worship service. When COVID shut down in-person gatherings in early 2020, church members scrambled to find a solution.

Several years ago, Madison Street UMC (Clarksville) member Aleeta Christian applied for a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation (GCF). Money from the $7,500 grant helped fund iPads, accessories, Wi-Fi connections, and a TV and conference tables used during training. The iPads and training were provided to 12 interested older adults in the congregation. The idea for the iPad project …

Glencliff United Methodist Church members and staff, local leaders, neighbors, and The Village at Glencliff (TVG) board members gathered July 19 for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of 12 micro homes — Phase 1 — on the church’s campus. Once the interiors are complete, the homes will house adults experiencing homelessness. Blending two residential models — bridge …

Centertown (Tennessee) United Methodist Church received a $10,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation. Money from this grant was used to help fund a storage building for non-perishable items used in the church’s weekly food ministry program. The program started in 2012 after church members learned about area children who were going to school hungry. Initially two volunteers prepared 20 …