You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, Say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."

 

"And the king will answer them, truly I tell you, just as you did it to the least of these who are my family, you did it to me."Matthew25:40

Service to Others

Service is a major component of who we are as a Church and members of the Thermal Belt Community. We truly believe we are called to make God’s Kingdom a reality here on earth.

 

Helping Hands

A group of individuals who work on housing needs and problems throughout the Thermal Belt region. Winterizing, basic repairs, handicap access ramps are just a few of the projects they have completed in our community 

 

Feed a Family


This program began as an extension to the Feed a Kid Back – Pack program offered by the local food bank (Thermal Belt Outreach) which provides components for a weekly meal for needy families distributed through the schools to families during the school year.

The Feed a Family program provides a meal each week to those same families throughout the summer months. 

 

 

Hands of Change Youth Service Group 

Each Wednesday afternoon youth grades 6-12 are picked up by adult volunteers given a snack and transported to a service site then back to the church for parent pick up. This is an ecumenical program focuses entirely on helping others. Youth experience the joy of serving others. Check out our facebook page.

Past Service Sites:  

Red Cross, Thermal Belt Outreach food bank, Pacolet Nature Conservancy, Polk County Agricultural Center, Pearson Falls,Tryon Depot Garden, Autumn Care and White Oak Assisted Living Centers, Miracle Hill Thrift Shop, and Hospice House Thrift Barn.

Each year the HOC Group  raises funds to take a spring break trip combing Service/ Educational/ Fellowship. Past trips have included: Atlanta, Charleston, Washington DC

 

WOW – Women of Worship

The women of our congregation come together to do service projects and fund raising here in the Thermal Belt as well as around the world. Fundraising and hands on projects make our world a better place. WOW supports, Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries, a Children’s Hospital in India as well as providing several scholarships for local youth and adults to continue their educational journey. Under the auspices of WOW there are two Reading/ Discussion/ Service circles each supports a service project of its own.

 

White Oak Singers

Each Tuesday morning 10am, for over 20 yrs, men, women and children from our church have headed up a singing group that travels to assisted living, hospice and adult day care centers to provide a sing along time for residents. This group is open and welcomes people from all over the region to come share the love.

 

Care Givers

Meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month, Care Givers is an afternoon of sharing and support for spouses and care givers of people who are struggling to cope with day to day living. Care Givers offers resources, respite and support for those dealing with friends or family members suffering from physical and mental disabilities or handicaps.

OGHS- One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing, the refugee, relief and development offering of the United Church of Christ transforms lives through health, education, agricultural, and emergency relief initiatives in 138 countries.

 

Foothills CROP Walk Against Hunger

Each year the Foothills CROP Walk, draws hundreds of walkers to Harmon Field the first Sunday in November at 2pm, who are making a statement against world hunger. Each year we have a walk which raises funds and awareness to the issues of hunger here in the Foothills as well as 88 countries throughout the planet. CROP stands for Communities, Responding to Overcome Poverty. Our Church provides walkers and sponsorships to make this walk a success.To Check out the Foothills CROP Walk Facebook page click the foot:

 

 

 

Other Community Support

The Congregational Church is proud to provide space for the following activities.

Tuesday School Parent Co-Op Preschool

A program for children 2-5years old. Tuesday School though independent from the church, has had a close connection and provides space for the program at the Congregational Church. Our members  were instrumental in the start of this program. Tuesday School has had the Congregational Church as its home for many generations.

Other Activities:

Scouting- The Congregational Church of Tryon is proud to hold the charter of

Boy Scout Troop #150 for over 70 years

Kiwanis- Tryon Kiwanis Club meets each Wednesday 12pm in our Fellowship Hall