Since its inception in 2013, ENCORE Ministry has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 130 congregations and organizations in the TWK Conference. Grant money has helped fund a variety of projects benefitting older adults throughout the conference.

Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Brotherton and Lieutenant/AEMT Daron Standifird from the Nolensville Fire Department trained Ebenezer UMC members on how to perform CPR and correctly use a defibrillator. Part of the defibrillator cost was offset by an Older Adult Community Service grant from ENCORE Ministry. 

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.

ENCORE Ministry, the official older adult ministry of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church (TWK), awarded $205,502 to 26 churches and organizations in 2022.

The program, We Remember You, provides holistic and all-encompassing support to family caregivers of persons living with dementia. It also supports community education programs.

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.