Encore Ministry

Provides consultation, training and support, resources, and networking opportunities to equip church leaders in the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church for intentional ministry by, with, and for  older adults. Funded by a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, there is no cost to Tennessee Conference congregations or districts for its service.


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From the Director: Rethinking and Reframing Aging

The legendary late great pitcher Satchel Paige is credited with asking, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” In your own mind, what age are you? Be honest. If you’re like me, your answer depends on the time of day and how you’re feeling at that particular moment! Our traditional idea of aging is ...

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2021 SAGE Award Recipients Have Ties to UMC

Three of the 2021 SAGE Awards recipients — Ernie Bacon and Dr. James & Mrs. Phyllis Hildreth — are active United Methodists in the Tennessee Conference. Sponsored by AgeWell Middle Tennessee, the awards honor older adults who have improved the quality of life in communities and organizations that have made a significant and positive impact on the lives of older ...

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Scam of the Month (October) Medicare Scam Awareness

October 15 begins open enrollment for Medicare. As you consider the many options, don't forget to keep an eye out for scams.

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