Golden Cross Foundation Launches Updated Website

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The Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church, launched an updated website this month. The new site features videos of people impacted by programs and ministries funded in part by foundation grants, stories about past and present grant recipients, and downloadable grant application information.

Golden Cross Foundation Executive Director Kent McNish said, “The updated site is cleaner, easier to navigate, and provides grant applicants with ideas and inspiration to make their churches more welcoming and accessible to current and prospective older adult members.”

Since 2013, the Golden Cross Foundation has been serving, supporting, empowering, and informing older adults within the Tennessee Conference. More than $487,000 in grant money has been awarded to 48 United Methodist churches and organizations within the conference.

Each grant awarded helps to create opportunities for spiritual fellowship and/or access to quality nutrition, healthcare, housing, and transportation for older adults.

McNish said, “Grant money has been used toward everything from retrofitting a church with an elevator to providing iPads and training to older adults so they can stay connected with their church to remodeling an unused parsonage for lower-income senior adults.

“Please visit today and see for yourself what the foundation has accomplished over the last seven years. I look forward to hearing from prospective applicants regarding future grants.”

About the Golden Cross Foundation

The Golden Cross Foundation is a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. It provides funding assistance for new and ongoing ministries and services with older adults in the Tennessee Conference and provides expertise and strategic planning to the conference for the expansion of innovative and effective ministries with older adults. For more information visit or contact Kent McNish, executive director of The Golden Cross Foundation at or 615-479-6175.