Thank you for taking time to discover more about the Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund, a service of the Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation.

Contributing to the Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund provides the resources to enhance the quality of daily living and well-being of the elderly residents of Wesley Living communities. Golden Cross and you, transforming lives one need at a time!

***Need a speaker for your Church service, Sunday School class, UMW or UMM meeting? Let us know, the stories of how you have helped transform lives are truly inspirational!

Wesley Living Line Dancing contest!

Wesley Living communities composed, created and submitted entries into the Wesley Living Line Dancing contest. The entries were judged on creativity, resident participation and effort. The winning community will have the chance to perform their routine at the Memphis Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Memphis Botanical Gardens on Saturday October 10th.

Congratulations to the winning community…Wesley Park Meadows in Halls, TN.

“Why I love Wesley” community video contest

Wesley Living communities participated in a resident only video contest. The goal was for the communities to capture the essence of what makes living in a Wesley community so enjoyable. A panel of judges deliberated for over an hour and selected the video submitted by Wesley Highland Meadows as the winning entry. Congratulations to Highland Meadows!

Highland Meadows will receive the highly coveted “Wesley” trophy and a Foundation sponsored viewing party for their efforts.

Why I Love Wesley winning entry

Kroger Community Awards Program

Link your Kroger Plus Card to the Foundation.

Be sure and re-register your card each year!

You can link your Kroger Plus Card to the Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation. Then every time you shop like normal and use your Plus Card the Foundation receives credit. Once a quarter, Kroger tallies all the purchases from Kroger Plus Cards linked to the foundation and issues a check. And, you don’t lose any of your points!

Here is all you have to do:

Go to, sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account and register your Kroger Plus Card. Enter the Foundation’s NPO #81374.

Then just shop like you would normally do and please remember to swipe your Kroger Plus Card each time you make a purchase. It is that easy!

“We Believe in Memphis” interview

Many thanks to Maxie Dunnam and Shane Stanford from Christ UMC for the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed on their television program, “We Believe in Memphis”.

“Gifts for Jesus”

Since becoming parents to their two young daughters, the Phelps Family from Collierville UMC wanted to teach their children how to give back to others.  Dustin and Allison recently celebrated their youngest daughter, Molly Kate’s, 2nd birthday. Instead of invited guest bringing presents for the birthday girl, they were asked to bring “Gifts for Jesus” for Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund.

“Gifts for Jesus” is the name the couple came up to help their young children (Georgianne- turning 4 in January and Molly Kate-2) better understand the family tradition of giving back to the community.  Both lifelong Methodist, growing up in the Memphis and Dyersburg Districts, Dustin and Allison wanted to instill in their children the lessons their parents taught them growing up.

“By starting at a young age teaching the girls to give back to others within the community, they will continue to grow in what they already know as they get older”, Allison says.  This year, the family chose Golden Cross as the recipients of the “Gifts for Jesus”.  Party goers were asked to bring paper towels, napkins, toilet paper and Kleenex for the nearly 2,000 senior residents living in 29 Wesley Living communities.  “My heart was overjoyed when the family gave me the donations to give to the residents”, said Kristi Henson Owens, Executive Director of Golden Cross Senior Residents Fund “What a beautiful and powerful message for a family to share with others”.

The family has given “Gifts for Jesus” to many local missions including Bread of Life at Covington First UMC where Dustin’s mother Rev. Grace Phelps is the Minister of Program and Outreach. “We cannot wait until the day that the girls are old enough to deliver the gifts themselves. This is our way of witnessing to others and spreading the word about giving”, Dustin adds.

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