January 2021 Scam of the Month: Tech Support Schemes

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), tech support schemes are on the rise and 66% of all reports from 2020 were from older adults 60+. In this instance, criminals may pose as company’s representatives offering to help with issues regarding your bank account, email, or computer software.

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Crievewood UMC Receives $5K Grant to Improve Online and In-Person Worship

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.

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Money

More than $100K in Grants Awarded to 12 Churches and Organizations in 2021

Dec. 2021 -- The Golden Cross Foundation, now known as ENCORE Ministry, awarded almost $102,500 to 12 churches and organizations in 2021 for a variety of projects that benefitted older adult members. Recipients were throughout the Tennessee Conference, now part of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky (TWK) Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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