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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A Planning Process for Effective Older Adult Ministry

As Christians, and especially as United Methodists, we are all too often painfully aware of our differences. Our socioeconomic backgrounds, gender, race, sexual orientation, professions, interests, and beliefs may separate us. Even attitudes and beliefs about aging and the elderly can fragment us. We all age differently.

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Christmas at Beersheba Springs 2020 Cancelled, 2021 Dates Set

Beersheba Springs Assembly has announced that the 2020 Christmas at Beersheba Springs for older adults is cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Dates for 2021 have been set.

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Flu Vaccine Matters More This Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging all individuals who are without contraindications to receive the influenza vaccine for the 2020 – 2021 flu season, saying it is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than in normal years.

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