Tryon United Methodist Church








Five things God uses to

GROW your faith

By Andy Stanley

Beginning Sunday, January 27 at 4:00 PM

in the church library/conference room

 Your faith matters to God! Imagine how differently you would respond to life if you knew with unshakeable confidence that God was with you. Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith is an exciting 6-session DVD study from Andy Stanley that establishes the biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith.  Participant Guide Book: $8


ALL are welcome!



Beginning Friday, January 18, from 9:00 - 10:00 AM


All ladies are invited to attend this 6 week study led by Carole McEntire that will meet in the church library. 

Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More is a 6-week study comparing our own dissatisfaction with our life circumstances to the grumbling of the Israelites as God leads them out of slavery.

By exploring Numbers we can come to identify the reasons for our complaining, learn contentment while being authentic about the difficulties of life, accept short-term hardship in light of the greater good of God's ultimate deliverance, recognize the relationship between complaining and worry, and discover how to realign with God's character and promises.


Study Guide (optional): $13.00


Please contact the church office to sign up.


Steve Dalton Funeral Service

A service to celebrate the life of Steve Dalton will be held today, Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Tryon United Methodist Church.  Steve was a beloved member of our congregation and was also a longtime member of a Sunday School class at Tryon First Baptist Church.  Both churches will be gathering together to remember Steve today.


Memorial gifts can be made to UM Men at Tryon United Methodist Church. Also, please bring a can of food for Operation Hope Food Bank in Landrum, SC.


Souper Sunday

Today is Souper Sunday! Our goal is to provide 100 cans of soup for Thermal Belt Outreach.  Please bring your cans of soup and place them in the bins which are placed near the back entrance of the church, in Fellowship Hall, in the church foyer and by the office.  Today, February 3, 2019, is our final collection day. 


Hurricane Relief Work through UMCOR, Feb. 14-16

Central Methodist Church has invited us to partner with them for hurricane relief work in Lumberton, NC.  Pastor Lynnette will be leading a group leaving on the evening of Thursday, February 14th and coming back on Saturday, February 16th.  Please call the church office at 828-859-9218 by February 8, 2019t to confirm if you are interested in joining the group.


Girl Scout Cookie Sale - Sunday, February 17

The Girl Scouts will be selling cookies before and after the 11:00 AM service in the area near the Church office.


A Time to Talk - Part 4 - Sunday, February 17, 12:15-2:00 PM

At our next gathering, drafts of the new mission/vision statements and the related goals for our church will be offered and reviewed.  Everyone is invited to attend and we encourage you to be part of this important time of decision making for our church.  Lunch will be served. Childcare will be provided upon request.  Please call or sign up at eh church office to let us know you are planning to attend do we can make arrangements for food.


A Way Forward: Information Session:

     Sunday, Feb. 24 3:00-4:30 PM

Please join us for a time of learning and information gathering as we hear about the proposals that will be discussed and considered for a vote at the General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.  That meeting will be taking place February 23-26, 2019, and our time for gathering will be happening in the midst of that so that we can have a better understanding of what the delegates are considering.  Summary sheets are available outside the office.  For more information, see the website at: .


Please Contribute to HUNGER POTS

It’s easy.  Please drop your donations in the Hunger Pots as you enter the church or Fellowship Hall. Your donations will contribute to the food pantry at Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Our monthly goal is $166 in order to reach our commitment of $2,000 annually.


Bible Studies at Tryon UMC

         Sunday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Lynnette.

 9:45 a.m.—10:45 a.m. -*in the Parlor. *(new location).

         Same Study-New Time: Sunday Afternoon Bible Study with Alan and Cyndi Blanchard.
4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.  Library and Conference Room.

         Sunday Morning Children’s Bible Time with Adam Palmer. 
9:45 a.m.—10:45 a.m.  Fellowship Hall/Classrooms.

         Ladies Study - Fridays - Library and Conference Room.  Friday, at 9:00 am


Fresh Start Service 5:30 PM

Reminder, our new contemporary praise and worship fellowship led by Pastor Lynnette and TUMC’s praise band, Broken Bread, is at 5:30 p.m. every Sunday, preceded at 5:00 p.m. by snacks, desserts, and casual fellowship.  Please join us.


Mission Committee Announcement - Clara Biswas

‘Tis the season of giving and gathering.  Treasuring old memories and making new ones with our family and friends near and far.  While we are all contemplating our future priorities, please also contemplate our covenant relationship with Clara Biswas and the Street Children’s Mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  This is a special relationship that depends, in part, on our pledges to it throughout the year.  Please look for Clara’s special letter to us that will be in this month’s Circuit Writer.  Thank you for all your continuing prayers and support. You will find a pledge form in this bulletin for you to contribute to Clara Biswas’ Children’s Mission today