Before and after photos of a hallway at Glendale UMC in Nashville. Thanks to a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, new flooring installed in the hallway and classrooms at Glendale make the building more welcome, safe, and accessible for all who attend. Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville received a $4,325 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit …

During the Golden Cross Foundation Dinner at the Tennessee Annual Conference session on June 13, five (5) churches and one (1) individual were presented with the ENCORE Ministry Award for 2019.  The awards were presented by the ENCORE Ministry Committee for exemplary ministry by, with, and for older adults in the Tennessee Conference.  One church from each of the five …

Travisville UMC music directors Phyllis Roysden, Lyllis Byrd, and Danny Byrd prepare to lead Gospel singings this year. Made possible by a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, the singings and other older adult ministries such as Bible studies, outreach, and holiday meals will benefit both congregation and community members in Pall Mall, Tennessee. Travisville United Methodist Church in Pall …

Thanks in part to a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, construction is underway on the new Christian Life Center at Dickson (Tennessee) First United Methodist Church. When complete, the center’s elevator will provide persons with limited mobility easier access to the sanctuary in the original building. Dickson (Tennessee) First United Methodist Church received a $10,000 grant from the Golden …

Members of Seasoned Shepherds love the new mini bus at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Made possible in part by a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, the bus safely and comfortably transports a variety of groups from youth to senior adults to Room in the Inn guests. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, received …

A protective railing was installed between an overflow room and sanctuary at Monterey United Methodist Church. Thanks to a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, this retrofitting project makes the church safer and more welcoming for all who attend. Monterey United Methodist Church received a $1,300 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the …

Members and volunteers of Nashville’s Hillcrest United Methodist Church’s Sunny Day Club® enjoy a variety of activities each Wednesday. Money from a Golden Cross Foundation grant was used toward retrofitting the church’s 20-year-old Christian life center and fellowship hall in preparation for this ministry for persons in early stages of memory loss. Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, received …

A ramp with a handrail is being installed at East United Methodist Church in Savannah, Tennessee. Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, this and other retrofitting projects such as a covered walkway and updated restrooms with fixtures and handrails will make the church more welcoming, accessible, and safe for all who attend. East End United Methodist …

Gainesboro First UMC member Irene Hawkins enjoys new pew cushions in the sanctuary. The handmade pews (circa 1924)—while beautiful and ornate—were uncomfortable. Money from a Golden Cross Foundation grant helped pay for the cushions. Gainesboro (Tennessee) First United Methodist Church received a grant for $7,000 from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference …

Open Table staff and interns break ground for The Village of Glencliff in Nashville. When completed, The Village will provide micro homes for up to 24 adults experiencing homelessness. Money from a Golden Cross Foundation grant is being used to build two units that will be earmarked for older adults. Open Table Nashville (OTN) received a grant for $60,000 from …