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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What's New

ENCORE Ministry Committee Welcomes New Member the Rev. Lisa Harper-Baker

The Rev. Lisa Harper-Baker has called the Tennessee Conference home for most of her life. Growing up in a minister’s family has been a cherished blessing. Her parents, the Rev. C. Fred Harper and Patty Sue Harper, served faithfully together in the Tennessee Conference for over 60 years. Since an early age, Lisa has enjoyed sharing in a music ministry with ...

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A Crisis of Faith and Democracy

On October 12, 2020, the Council of Bishops released a statement titled A Crisis of Faith and Democracy. To read the statement, click here.

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Scam of the Month: Medicare Scam Awareness (October 2020)

It’s almost open enrollment time for more than 60 million Medicare participants. As you consider the many options, keep an eye out for scams. Scammers use this time as an opportunity to take advantage of older adults. Here are some common Medicare scams and how to avoid them: You receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from Medicare. They say you need to provide your Medicare number ...

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