Golden Cross began in 1908 with the commitment of Methodists in Dallas, Texas to provide health care to persons who could not afford it. They began to receive offerings for the expenses of the poor patients at Methodist Hospital in that city. By 1930, the concept was officially adopted throughout the predecessor denominations of The United Methodist Church.
Today Golden Cross is a ministry that reaches out in love to the laity in our Annual Conference who are experiencing financial difficulty due to excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross, United Methodists care for members of our local churches in time of financial need.
The North Georgia Conference has designated the third Sunday of August to be the Sunday to receive a special offering for Golden Cross. In 2023, Golden Cross Sunday is August 20. Each church is asked to observe Golden Cross Sunday to receive an offering.
Golden Cross is North Georgia Conference Fund #1170.
To apply for a Gold Cross Grant, please use the Golden Cross Fund Grant Application:
To learn more about additional Conference grant opportunities, visit our Grants page.