Golden Cross Key Women gathered with preachers & heard stories of ministry with senior residents

9/17/2018

Sept. 6 lunch meeting included stories about ministries connected to Golden Cross. (Submitted photo)


By Kristi Henson Owens, Executive Director, Golden Cross Senior Ministries

Golden Cross Senior Ministries had a great turnout for its first ever “Bring-Your-Preacher-With-You Day” as part of its recent bi-monthly Golden Cross Key Women lunch meeting.
 
Nearly 50 people, including key women, preachers and Wesley Living staff, gathered at Wesley Stage Park on Battle Creek Drive in Memphis, Tennessee.

Attendees were able to fellowship with others, sharing stories of how they are connected to Golden Cross.
 
Key women from 10 Metro District churches were represented along with preachers from 11 churches and 1 church missions chair.
 
Attendees included Rev. David Weatherly and Dr. Harry Durbin (Covenant), Rev. & Mrs. Ronnie Peck (Millington First), Rev. Harry Matthewson (Atoka), Rev. Linda Gabriel (Emmanuel), Rev. Andy Rambo (First Church Memphis), Ed Tonahill (Collierville), Rev. Brad Thomas (Raleigh/Scenic Hills), Rev. Tonadla Hayward (Longstreet), Rev. Greg Taylor (St. Mark’s), Rev. Don Park (Faith/Oakland), Rev. Charles Pittman (Grimes) and Rev. Scott Alford (Mullins).
 
Preachers and Golden Cross key women heard stories from Wesley Living staff on how their continued dedication and support help transform lives of seniors Golden Cross serves one need at a time. 

Without donations, programs, social events, get-togethers, holiday parties and so much more, Golden Cross ministries would not be possible.

The story of Mr. Harry was told by a service coordinator. who explained that Mr. Harry had a roof over his head, but not a bed or pillow. His shelter was turned into sanctuary through the loving generosity of donors.
 
One preacher noted that he knew about the Golden Cross mission, but hearing it firsthand brought a new light to the powerful work being done.
 
We hope to make this an annual event.