Upcoming Events




Sunday, September 25, 2022 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.




Upcoming Events 


Other Announcements



FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON TODAY! Join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship for a potluck lunch and ice cream.  A brief presentation and time for questions about the 2023 Proposed Budget will be part of our time together.


Stewardship Letters were mailed September 9th to our membership.  Pledge cards were included in the letters and will be in your bulletins each week through October 16th.   A draft of the proposed 2023 budget is now available for your review.  You can pick up a copy outside the office or outside either entrance to the sanctuary.  If you would like us to mail you a copy or email a copy, please contact Savanna in the office.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Linda Robison, chair of the Finance Committee or Pastor Lynnette.  A brief presentation and time for questions will be part of our luncheon and ice cream social after worship on September 25th.


➢  UNITED METHODIST MEN. Monday, September 26. 6:00 p.m. Calvert’s Restaurant. Columbus.



  Page Turners will meet on Wednesday 9/28 at 2:00 p.m. in the church library.  The book for September is The Kurdish Bike by Alesa Lightbourne. Inspired by the incredible true story of an American teacher in northern Iraq, The Kurdish Bike is a gripping, compassionate and often wry tale of adventure set in one of the world’s least understood cultures. It is 2010, and Theresa Turner responds to an online ad for “courageous teachers to help rebuild a war-torn country.” Landing in a repressive school for Kurd elites, she yearns to experience the "real” Kurdistan, buys a bicycle, and explores the nearby villages and countryside. When she is befriended by a local widow, Theresa is embroiled in the joys and agonies of traditional Kurds, especially the women who survived Saddam’s genocide only to be crippled by age-old restrictions, female genital mutilation (FGM), brutality, and honor killings.  Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t read the book!



 ➢Pastor Appreciation Month is coming.  Please see the insert for more details.


 ➢ MOVIE NIGHT WITH THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AND TRYON UMC. Tuesday, October 11.  5:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church/UCC Fellowship Hall, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon.  View and discuss the movie Don’t Look Up! Potluck supper begins at 5:00 p.m. Movie at 5:30 p.m.  This movie is Rated R for language and graphic content.  Political and social topics. 



Italian Dinner Fundraiser:  Saturday October 22, 2022 4:30-5:30 & 6:00-7:00, please see insert.
















Tryon UMC Folks in the Community:


➢ Fish Fry Fundraiser will be held on Friday September 30th at The Meeting Place from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. This fundraiser benefits Meals on Wheels and features special music from James Metcalf & Friends.  Dinner includes:  fried fish, baked potato, cole slaw, hushpuppies, dessert, and tea or lemonade.  Take-out is available.  Call to order:  894-0001.



 ➢  Empty Bowls will be held at Parker Binns on Friday, October 14th from 4-7 p.m.  Please see the insert for more information and how you can help


 Tryon Little Theater will put on their first show of the season, Pump Boys & Dinettes.  Opening show is at the Tryon Fine Arts Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday 9/22, followed by a matinee on Sunday 9/25 at 3:00 p.m.  Our own Pam McNeil & Jennifer Monterisi have been enthusiastically working to put on a great show.  Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.tltinfo.org or by calling 828-859-2466.


Raleigh Ringers Handbells Concert.  Sunday, November 13.  3:00 p.m. Polk County High School.  Sponsored by the Tryon Concert Association.  Ticket Information:  www.tryonconcerts.org


➢If you have a community event you are involved with let us know and we will be glad to include those in our weekly announcements.  All announcements need to be submitted to Savanna by Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in order to be included in the following Sunday’s announcements.*

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➢  Ushers:  We are in need of ushers.  If you would like to volunteer to be an usher on an upcoming Sunday, please contact Savanna at our church office.  September 18th:  We need two ushers.  September 25th:  We need one usher. 



Regular Gatherings


Choir will meet this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.  Come and sing!


➢   Handbell Choir will resume Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.  If you’re interested in becoming a ringer, contact

Pam McNeil. 


Men’s Group meets for Bible study in the library every other Sunday at 9:45 a.m.  Upcoming meetings:  September 11th & 25th.Contact Jim Holly (803-221-4276). (803-221-4276).


Comfort Shawls meets in person every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.  If you don’t know how to knit or loom, someone will be happy to show you.  Contact Jane Armstrong if you have questions.  Upcoming meeting:  September 13th & 27th.


  Qi Gong:  meets Mondays & Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


 Living Clean:  We have a new group meeting at Tryon UMC.  Living Clean began meeting April 21st.  It is a Narcotics Anonymous group that meets on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  We welcome them to Tryon UMC.



 ➢ 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




Upcoming Church Committee Meetings




 Sisters in Service. October 3.  1:00 p.m. Church Library. 


Nominating Committee.  October 9.  1:00 p.m. Church Library. 


Finance Committee. October 17. 1:00 p.m. Church Library.


  Trustees will meet on October 19th at 2:00 p.m.


➢  Blue Ridge District Charge  Conference will hold a zoom meeting on October 30th at 1:00 p.m.  *More information to come.










(online and in person) for Sunday, September 18, 2022:  103







Birthdays & Anniversaries


                   Anniversaries:                                                                                Birthdays:  

                   9/22- Jim Schrader & Kathleen Edberg                                                                                                  



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 Video



  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.


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 through our website at www.tryonumc.org.                                                                                                          

Click on the “giving” link to make your offering.