ENCORE Ministry Awards 2019

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 […]

Golden Cross Offering | May 12

Traditionally this Tennessee Conference Special Sunday with Offering is observed on Mother’s Day—May 12, 2019. Local churches may take this offering on another Sunday if more convenient. Some local churches use a Communion Sunday offering for this purpose. Please use the link to print out a bulletin insert for use in worship. For more information, […]

Bethlehem Players Presents “War of the Words: The Panic Broadcast”

Franklin, TNRecreating the infamous and historical radio evening of Halloween night 1938, “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” is being presented by the community theatre troupe the Bethlehem Players, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in the Grassland area of Franklin, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, selected dates and times March 8 – 16. Written by […]

2019 PrimeTimers Events and Scholarships

Global Ministries and the Mission Volunteers Office are pleased to offer twogreat educational and mission service events, one in the Czech Republic and one in Paducah, Kentucky. Both events are designed with less strenuous activities than the traditional UMVIM team. The events will continue to focus on peace and poverty, history and sustainability of resources, […]

Gainesboro First UMC Receives $7,000 Grant to Retro Fit Church

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 of The United Methodist Church. Money from this grant was used toward installing pew cushions and an upgraded sound and projection system in the sanctuary. “Gainesboro First UMC is […]

2019 ENCORE Ministry Award Nomination Application

Each year at the Tennessee Annual Conference, Encore Ministry recognizes individuals and congregations that are engaged in exemplary ministry by, with, and for older adults.  You are invited to nominate a United Methodist church and/or a church leader in the Tennessee Conference for the 2019 Encore Ministry Award. The deadline for these nominations is January […]

Gordon Memorial UMC Receives $8,000 Grant for Older Adult Ministry Program

Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, received an $8,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a non-profit corporation and extension ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. Money from the grant is used to supplement programming, meals, transportation, and everyday necessities to senior adults attending the church’s weekly Best Years […]

ENCORE Awards 2018

The first annual Encore Ministry Awards were presented to seven churches in the Tennessee Conference.  The Awards ceremony was held during the dinner sponsored by the Golden Cross Foundation and Martin Methodist College on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Tennessee Annual Conference at Brentwood United Methodist Church.  Each church received a framed Certificate of […]