Tryon United Methodist Church

Events and Announcements



Sacred Music Piano Benefit Concert: An Introduction of Alex Watson, Concert Pianist.  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

at the Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, Fundraiser to Benefit St. Luke Parsonage Repair Project.

 Alex Watson will perform a piano benefit concert of sacred music on Sunday, August 25, at 3 p.m.  There is no charge to attend the concert but a love offering will be taken at the concert to help with much needed repairs to the parsonage at St. Luke.

 Alex is gifted pianist based in the Asheville area.  A North Carolina native, he received his undergraduate degree in music from UNC Chapel Hill.  He joined the U. S. Armed Forces as a keyboardist in authorized U. S. Navy Bands, where he performed on many occasions all over the world, including performances for President Barack Obama and the Consulate of Mexico. He has been awarded 5 gold medals at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival for solo piano performance. 


Page Turners on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 2:00 pm

For August, the Page Turners will discuss Slick Rock Creek, a novel by Henry Mitchell, a local author.

When Clara Darner retires from a career illustrating children’s books for a Chicago publisher, she buys a house sight unseen from a magazine ad and returns to her Southern Appalachian roots in the Carolina mountains. Settling into her new home, a small cabin on a mountain overlooking Slick Rock Creek, Clara becomes increasingly intrigued by the previous occupant, Martin Youngblood, who, according to the neighbors, drowned when his pickup plunged into a flood-swollen river eight years before.

 Richard McKee has invited the author to join us at our meeting in the church library.


Celebrate Tryon’s 150th Anniversary

Friday and Saturday, August 30-31, 2019

The Tryon Historical Museum is planning special events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the town of Tryon. Tryon United Methodist Church is part of that history and we are invited to participate in the festivities. 

 You can be part of the fun by volunteering to staff a booth on Trade Street on Saturday.  We’ll be handing out bottled water and sharing information about our church that day.  Please plan to spend a little time at our booth that day.

 Stay tuned for more information on the events scheduled for that weekend. We’ll also let you know about times for each event as soon as that becomes available. 

 To sign up to volunteer at the booth, call the church office and Kathleen will put you on the list.   

Coming Up:

Tuesday, August 20, 10:00 am - Comfort Shawl

Thursday, August 22, 3:00 pm - Finance Committee

Wednesday, August 28, 2:00 pm - Page Turners


Bible Studies at Tryon UMC:

- Sunday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Lynnette. 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. - in the Parlor: OFF FOR THE SUMMER: will resume again on Sunday, September 8, 2019*

- Ladies Study - Fridays - Library, at 9:00-10:30 a.m.


PEAK SUMMIT After School Program in Polk County

Information Meeting and Lunch

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Stearns Administration Building, 125 East Mills Street, Columbus

You are invited to an information session on a new outreach program in our community designed to foster long-term mentor/child relationship in an after-school program.  The time commitment is about one hour per week. The PEAK SUMMIT Program is supported by the Polk County Community Foundation. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by August 26th at 828-894-3051. 

Coming Up

Tuesday, August 27, 9:30 am - Kairos Cookie Bake

Monday, September 2 - Labor Day - Church office closed


New Church Office Hours:  Beginning the week of September 8, the church office hours will be Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. We will be closed on Fridays.