Upcoming Events




Sunday, November 26, 2023 Service



 Tryon UMC is no longer live streaming its Sunday morning worship service, but will record and upload each week’s worship service to our church’s website as well as to Facebook.  Online viewers can watch each Sunday worship service anytime they wish during the week. Every effort will be made to have each Sunday’s worship service video available to view online no later than Monday at 6:00 PM.

On our church website, www.tryonumc.org, use the dropdown menu and select “Worship Video”. On our church’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/tumctryon, click on the menu item “Video”.



 We continue to encourage you to make your offerings to the church so that we can continue to operate and take care of the essential day-to-day things to keep us functioning as a church.  You can mail in your offering or come by and drop it in our locked mailbox.  You can also give on-line with your credit card.  Click on the link on our website under Giving.




Other Annoucment

  Advent Bible Study Begins Sunday, November 26th


❖   Decorating for Advent.  TODAY after worship.  Stay for lunch and help decorate. 


Comfort Shawl. November 28th. 10:00 a.m. Comfort Shawl Room.


Advent Devotions and Lunch Wednesdays.  December 6, 13 & 20 at 11:30 a.m. Devotions in the Sanctuary. 

Lunch in the Comfort Shawl Room.  Bring a friend!


Tryon Christmas Parade. Wednesday, December 13th. 

 Holiday Concert featuring pianist Wade Morgan.  Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m


➢ Please check the Prayer List each week for those who have asked for our prayers.  And please help us keep our list up-to-date. 

If there are names that need to be added or taken off the list, please contact the office at 828-859-9218 or send an email to tumc1@tryonumc.net


Upcoming Events 




Sunday Morning Coffee and Conversations .  No Bible Study November 12th.  Conversations resume

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 9:45 a.m. Parlor.  


Learning and Lunch: Food for Thought and Lunch with Friends. November 15, 2023.  11:00 a.m.








Upcoming Church Committee Meetings




Staff/Parish Committee Meeting. November 13, 2023. 10:00 a.m.










   Comfort Shawl. November 28. Comfort Shawl Room.


If you have an announcement about something you are involved with in the community,

please share that with us and we will share that with the congregation.  Announcements

should be received by 12:00 p.m. each Wednesday in order to be printed in the announcements

for Sunday.













Regular Gatherings


  Chancel Choir. Practice resumes on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 p.m. in the Choir Room.



➢  Handbell Choir.   Practice resumes on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Handbell Room.


Comfort Shawls.  Every second and fourth Tuesday. 10:00 a.m.  Comfort Shawl Room.


➢ Qi Gong. Monday’s and Fridays.  10:00—11:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall



AA Meetings:  Meets on Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


➢ Girl Scouts: Thursday. 4:30 p.m.  Education Rooms, 2nd Floor (Not meeting during the summer.)


➢ Living Clean. Thursday.  6:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall.


  Men’s Group.  Resuming of meetings this fall. 













Giving for November 19, 2023                                                   $1,880.00       Weekly Goal                       $3,758.90                 

Total Giving for November                                                          $8,285.00       Monthly Goal                  $16,288.58  

Total Pledges and Gifts thru November 12, 2023          $149,972.58  2023 Budget                  $195,463.00











Birthdays & Anniversaries


Anniversaries:                                                                                                         Birthdays                                                                                          (No anniversaries to celebrate this month.)                                                      11/10--Carol McCall

                                                                                                                                    11/17--Sparrow C.

                                                                                                                                    11/25--Mark Dacey

                                                                                                                                    11/30--Charlotte Holly




Offering given during worship services. 

Drop off offerings in the locked mailbox outside the church office. 

Give on-line with your credit card. See our website at www.tryonumc.org Click on “Giving” link.  




Here’s how you can join us for worship at Tryon UMC:



➢In-person worship is held each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in our Sanctuary. 


➢View our recorded worship service on our website at www.tryonumc.org.  Use the dropdown menu and select “Worship Vide


  Recorded services are available on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tumctryon Click the menu item “video”.



Support the Ministries at Tryon UMC


Your offering and gifts to Tryon UMC make it possible for us to do the work and ministry

God calls us to do in our community, as well as continue the day-to-day operations of the church



Your Giving Matters

Inserted in your announcements this week is information on giving for the first four months of 2023.  In our Gathering Meeting on April 23rd, some of you mentioned you would like to see more information about giving and how we are doing regarding making our budget for the year.

The insert includes weekly and monthly giving for January through April and what we need each week and month to meet our budget.  Going forward, you will get a summary each week in the bulletin to let you track how we are doing. 

If you have any questions about this information, please contact Lynn Montgomery, our church treasurer, or Pastor Lynnette. 


Here’s how you can give:



➢in-person during Sunday worship services.

➢Drop off your offering in our locked mailbox outside the church office.

➢  Give on-line with your credit card. See our website at www.tryonumc.org Click on “Giving” link.  NOTE:  Make sure you identify our church as Tryon UMC in Tryon, NC in the Blue Ridge District (there is a Tryon Methodist Church in Charlotte in the Metro District. Sometimes we get confused with them).


On behalf of our staff, thank you to everyone for the cards, gifts, and contributions

during the holiday season.  They were very much appreciated.


Thank you, especially to all of those who have helped in this process





Bulletin Announcement Deadlines:  If you would like to have an announcement placed in the bulletin, please send it to Pastor Lynnette by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. each week.  Bulletins are printed by 2:00 p.m. each Wednesday. 

Send to tumc1@tryonumc.net or lrj.sills52@gmail.com














Advent Bible Study Begins on Sunday, November 26th  at 9:45 a.m.

The first Sunday of Advent this year is not until December 3rd, but we will begin a new Sunday morning study one Sunday earlier as we being the new liturgical year and prepare for the birth of Jesus.  Our study will be based on Will Willemon’s book Heaven and Earth: Advent and the Incarnation. 











Decorating for Advent and Christmas                                                                                                                

November 26th at 12:30 p.m.

You are invited to help decorate the church as we prepare for the holidays.  All are welcomed to stay and help out.  Lunch will be served in the Prayer Shawl Room before we begin.  We’ll share the meal and then work on decorating until 2:30 p.m.



Tryon Christmas Parade                    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

·      Tryon UMC will have a float!  Join us in the TUMC parking lot for the parade line-up at 4:00 p.m.

·      Parade begins at 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Concert: An Afternoon of Peace

                                with Pianist Wade Morgan






Tryon United Methodist Church

Sunday, December 17, 2023

    3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary



Join us for beautiful music offered by an accomplished local performer.  Wade Morgan is currently studying collaborative

piano at Arizona State University.  He is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a degree in Keyboard Performance.

Wade is grateful for and attributes his successful studies to his private piano teachers which include Amye Ranck,

Dr. Elizabeth Child, Dr. Peter Davis and Mr. David Lehman.  He has performed several recitals in the Tryon,

Greenville and Spartanburg areas and competed in competitions in South Carolina. 

Please join us for a reception and dessert following the concert.

50th Anniversary Community Chorus Concert.  Sunday,

December 10th at 3:00 p.m. Polk County High School.  Join Pam McNeil, Nancy Hiley,

Judy Banks and many of your friends and neighbors for this wonderful time of celebrating the holidays. 

Tickets are $10 and proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Tryon Scholarship Fund.