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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Senior Living Community Offers Blessings and Ministry Opportunities

Editor’s note: Shirley Vaughn, a member of the ENCORE Ministry Committee, received an ENCORE Ministry Award for her exemplary leadership in older adult ministry. Prior to the formation of the ENCORE Ministry Committee, Vaughn served as leader for the Tennessee Conference Committee on Older Adult Ministry. As you will read, her excellent leadership continues in her new life setting.

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Dr. Rick Gentzler

Caregiving and the Church

Caregiving can be both an opportunity and a burden. It’s often a long journey with no end in sight. Few people face more daily challenges or overcome more obstacles than caregivers. During the COVID pandemic, the challenges of caregiving have been exacerbated for many who receive care and those who provide it.

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Scam of the Month (November 2021): Holiday Scams

While we shop and cook and hang holiday lights, scammers are busy looking for their next targets. The Better Business Bureau has issued a list of scams to be on the lookout for during the holiday season and tips on how to keep yourself from being the next victim.  Keep your holidays safe and jolly by not falling for these follies!

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