UP COMING EVENTS

  AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, May 26, 2024 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 ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

  Church office will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day Holiday.  

 

 ❖  Comfort Shawl. Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. Comfort Shawl Room.

 

  Weekday Bible Study. Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.   May Bible Study.  May 28th .. We will continue our study on Ruth and Esther.  We will be taking a break for the summer, so this will be our last Bible Study until September.  

 

❖  Sign up to Volunteer for Feed-A-Kid

 

  Church Leadership Team Meeting.  Tuesday, May 28th. 1:00 p.m. Library.

 

 Update on the Wollin Family and their ministry in Albania

 

➢  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

❖  We Are the Church: A Conversation about Our Future.  TODAY AFTER WORSHIP.  

(See information below)

UPCOMING  CHURCH  COMMITTEE  MEETING

❖  Church Leadership Team Meeting.  Tuesday, May 28th. 1:00 p.m. Library.

 

➢  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. SUMMER CHOIR WILL PRACTICE EACH SUNDAY AT 10:30 A.M. BEFORE WORSHIP.  NO WEDNESDAY PRACTICES DURING THE SUMMER.

➢  Handbell Choir.   NO WEDNESDAY PRACTICES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.  PRACTICE RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER.

➢  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.

TRYON UMC GIVING DASHBOARD 2024

 

OPERATIONS BUDGET

 

 

Giving for May 12, 2024$1,159.00Weekly Goal$3,709.37

Total Giving for May, 2024$5,225.00Monthly Goal $16,073.92

Total Pledges and Giving for 2024 (As of May 12, 2024): $71,446.08

 

ATTENDANCE

May 12, 2024IN PERSON: 37ON-LINE: 89TOTAL: 126

Stewardship for the 2024 Budget

Amount Pledged to date:  $104,672,672Total Budget for 2024: $192,887.00

HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR GIFTS TO TRYON UMC MINISTRIES:

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”.

 

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

May  Birthdays                                                                                           

5/2--Gordon Davidson       

5/2--Lynnette Sills 

5/4--Jolie McKinney

5/14--Eilidh Coull

5/27--Alice Palmer

    

 

 

 

 

May Anniversaries

5/10--Wallace & Pat Patrick

5/24--Mike & Sherry Justiss

 

 

YOUR GIVING MATTERS

Inserted in your announcements this week is information on giving for the first four months of 2024. 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.

PAGE TURNERS SELECTIONS FOR 2024

Page Turners Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

January 15 - Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal by Tim Hayes

February 19 - Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

March 18 - Breakfast with Buddha by Ron Merullo

April 15 - Midnight Library by Matt Haig

May 20 - Of Time and Turtles by Sy Montgomery

June 17 - Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd

July 15 - Long Man by Amy Greene

August 19 -The White Lady by Jacqueline Winspear

September 16 - In My Grandmother’s House by Yolanda Pierce

October 21 - The Comfort of Crows by Margaret Renkl

November 18 - Killer of the Flower Moon by David Grann

December 16 - The Last Exchange by Charles Martin

AUDIO/VIDEO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you would like to be part of worship in a very important way, consider volunteering to be in the rotation of our Audio/Video ministry.  We are looking for an additional person to monitor the soundboard and an additional person to monitor the camera.  NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. Training is easy.  If you are interested, please contact Pam Monterisi. 

 

 

 

COATS FOR CHILDREN--A LENTEN MISSION FOCUS

This year, our mission focus for the season of Lent is something different, but very much needed in our community.  This past Christmas, Tryon UMC donated new coats to Outreach, who distributed those to children during their Holiday Gift Program.  Along with gift cards, toys, and other items, we contributed more than 20 new coats for children.  Parents and caregivers were delighted to have the chance to choose a new coat for their child as part of their Christmas present.

This year, we would like to contribute at least 40 coats to the holiday gift program. (More would be great!) This is perfect time of year to purchase them because they will be on sale.  Here’s how you can participate:

 

·      Check your favorite store or on-line shopping site NOW for deals on coats. 

·      Make a designated monetary donation now. (Pastor Lynnette will shop for you if you if you would like). 

·      Invite a friend, neighbor or relative to participate in this effort. 

·      Drop off your coats outside the office.  A coat rack will be there and you can hang your coat there. 

Donations will be kept here until November when we will send them over to Outreach for distribution. 

 

 

Page Turners Book Discussion for May.

May 20th. 12:00 p.m. Library

 

When acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery and wildlife artist Matt Patterson arrive at Turtle Rescue League, they are greeted by hundreds of turtles recovering from injury and illness. Endangered by cars and highways, pollution and poachers, these turtles—with wounds so severe that even veterinarians would have dismissed them as fatal—are given a second chance at life. The League’s founders, Natasha and Alexxia, live by one creed. Never give up on a turtle. Hopeful and optimistic,  Of Time and Turtles  is an antidote to the instability of our frenzied world. Elegantly blending science, memoir, philosophy, and drawing on cultures from across the globe, this compassionate portrait of injured turtles and their determined rescuers invites us all to slow down and slip into turtle time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Bible Study       The Books of Ruth & Esther                     

11:00 a.m.      Library

In the Month of May we will dive into the only two books in the Bible named for women--Ruth and Esther.  Each story has much to teach us about trust and faith, courage and commitment. Join us for learning, laughter, and conversations (and lunch at a local restaurant if you have time).  We will meet May 7, 14, 21 & 28.

         

 

 

 

Special Offering for Feed-A-Kid Summer Food Program

Sunday, May 12th

Please plan to make a special donation to support Tryon UMC’s commitment to contribute $1,500 toward providing packages of food each week during the summer for children and families in Polk County.  This year we estimate providing packages to about 200 children. 

Sisters in Service will contribute $500 toward this effort.  The congregation is asked to contribute the remaining $1,000.  Please consider that gift on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12th.

 

Polk County Summer Food Program
“Feed-A-Kid”

This program is a partnership between Outreach and area churches in Polk County that seeks to provide nutritional food and easy to make meals to children and families who may be in need during the months when school is not in session.

Polk County Summer Food Program is driven by the values of service, true generosity, and the desire to eliminate hunger and food insecurity in Polk County.

The Lead Church for 2024 is Tryon First Baptist Church. The program will provide food between June 3 – August 9, 2024. Our goal this year is to serve 200 children.

Additional Churches participating this year are below. Each church is responsible for contributing financially and providing volunteers to pack and deliver food.

                        The Congregational Church
                        Tryon United Methodist Church
                        Holy Cross Episcopal Church
                        Unitarian Universalists
                        The Church of the Transfiguration
                        Tryon Presbyterian Church

Registration began on April 1st and is well underway.
 

Coordination at Tryon UMC for 2024 is Judy Banks.
We are responsible for providing volunteers to pack and deliver bags of food for the weeks of June 17-21 and July 22-26.
    * 8 volunteers to pack food at Outreach on Wednesdays 6/19 & 7/24
    * 8 teams of drivers + navigators to deliver food on Thursdays 6/20 & 7/25

Members and friends of Tryon United Methodist Church are invited to support this program financially. 
Please mark your contribution for Feed-A-Kid

For more information contact Judy Banks at 828-817-1960 or jbchinook@gmail.com

  We Are the Church: A Conversation about Our Future 

   Sunday, May 19, 2024 

   Lunch and Conversation after Worship

The Tryon UMC Leadership Team invites you to attend this important gathering as we discuss some of the issues our church is facing in the coming year. We will begin with lunch and then be guided through a conversation on these topics:

·       Updates on the 2024 Budget, Giving and Finances

·       Update on the results of the UMC General Conference

·       Planning for Reaching Out to Our Neighbors

·       Pastor and Administrative Assistant: What these roles will look like going                  forward.

 

 

YOUR ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION ARE IMPORTANT ON THIS DAY. PLEASE PLAN TO BE HERE AND GIVE THOUGHT AND INPUT TO WHAT THE FUTURE OF OUR CHURCH CAN LOOK LIKE AND HOW WE WILL SERVE OUR NEIGHBORS. 

 

 

The Dementia/Alzheimers group is looking for volunteers to

train to provide in-home short term respite for caregivers. 

For further information call Peggy Wyllie. 828-859-6339.