In 2030, the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church will be home to 600,000+ adults over the age of 65. This is an increase of 24 percent from today's population.

Like no other time in history, this emerging population trend of midlife and mature adults is providing local churches with a unique opportunity to reach out and minister to and through older adults.

Through your financial support, ENCORE Ministry is expanding older adult ministry throughout the conference and creating opportunities for spiritual fellowship. In addition to supporting the spiritual life of older adults in the TWK Conference, ENCORE Ministry maintains a focus on these areas of concern: nutrition, transportation, healthcare, affordable housing, and church building accessibility.


Centertown United Methodist Church

Centertown (Tennessee) United Methodist Church received a second grant for $3,000 from ENCORE Ministry (formerly known as the Golden Cross Foundation), a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church. Money from this grant was used to purchase a storage unit for non-perishable items for the church’s weekly food ministry program.
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Glencliff United methodist church

In south Nashville, Glencliff United Methodist Church is taking steps to address issues of homelessness by building micro homes for adults experiencing homelessness. Thanks to a $60,000 grant from ENCORE Ministry, two of the microhomes are earmarked to house older adults.
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Gordon United methodist church

Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, received a $8,000 grant from ENCORE Ministry (formerly known as the Golden Cross Foundation), a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church. Money from the grant helped supplement programming, meals, transportation, and everyday necessities to senior adults attending the church’s weekly Best Years Club.
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