Be The Church, #406
Worship in the SANCTUARY & ONLINE at 10:00 AM

Dear Friends in Christ,

Join us this morning for music, word, and fellowship. This Sunday is Racial Justice Sunday in the United Church of Christ, and so as we join with churches from across our denomination, we'll be continuing a 3-week worship series that will engage in Sacred Conversations on Faith and Race. We'll be reflecting on what it means to be in right relationship with one another.

We will be worshipping in our Sanctuary and via livestream on Facebook, YouTube, or our website. Livestream links and a bulletin for those worshiping from home. You also are invited to take a moment to fill out our Weekly Worship Response card.

Pastor Meghan

Information for Worship:
Sunday Bulletin: February 12, 2023
- Weekly Worship Response Card: Please complete
- Livestream LinksParticipating In Worship From Home
- Special Offering: Disaster Response
- Give to Support the Church
- Children's Worship
- Call to Community: Church T-Shirt Design
- Prayer List & Submit A Prayer Request
- Directions for Worshiping in the Sanctuary
Sunday Bulletin
Click the picture to download the bulletin for this Sunday, February 12, 2023. If you are worshipping from the comfort and safety of your home, we invite you to prepare a candle with something to light it prior to our service beginning. Pray the prayers with us, sing out, and let the spirit reach you. 
Weekly Worship Response Card

Please take a moment to complete the weekly Worship Response Card online. This helps us to track attendance, keep contact information up to date, and connect. Additionally, prayer requests may be submitted on your Worship Response Card or directly to the Pastor.
Complete the Weekly Worship Response card
Livestream Links
Participate in worship from home

Our Sunday Morning Worship service will be livestreamed starting at 10:00 AM, and you can access it later in the day as well. Click the buttons below to join on the platform of your choosing. 
Worship on Our Website
Worship on YouTube
Worship on Facebook
Special Offering: Disaster Response
Our Justice team is making a donation through the United Church of Christ’s Global Ministries to help aid the disaster response following the earthquake in Turkey & Syria. The United Church of Christ has a long history of working with locally vetted partners, with which we have established relationships. Our denomination also tends to focus on long-term recovery efforts, which typically aids those on the margins who are most impacted. You can contribute to the gift our Justice team will make on behalf our congregation by giving to the church and designating “international emergency” on your gift, or you can give directly through the United Church of Christ using the link below.
Learn more about the UCC's response
Give to the UCC - designate "International Emergency"
Give Online to Support the Church
You may give online at or you can always mail in your pledge to: 210 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 28782. Please help us to ensure that we can continue offering our ministries to the church and wider community.
Give Online
Children's Worship
For kids pre-K through 5th. Children will start out in Children's Worship at 10 AM, then join their families during the service at the offertory and participate in the remainder of the worship service with their families. 
Call to Community
This Week's Announcements.

Call to Community
Check out the bulletin for announcements about our life and ministry together, and an overview for the week. We will also include updates and more information in the "Be The Church" emails.

Church T-Shirt Design Contest
Share your ideas.
Now that we have a church logo, we'd love to have a church t-shirt that we can wear at community events, Church Beyond The Walls Sunday, and more. Please submit your ideas for a church t-shirt design using our logo and name, as well as any phrases or slogans you think we should use, to We'd love to get t-shirts made by our March 4th event with Doug Tallamy.

Hearing From God
Saturday, February 18, 10 AM—12 PM, Fellowship Hall
Join Linda Eiserloh and David Riddle as they present experiences of hearing from God, spiritual writing, and sharing those experiences. This event is sponsored by the interdenominational Order of St. Luke, a group focusing on studying Jesus’ healing ministry and the call to pray for people’s healing.

Living the Questions
Sunday, February 19 after worship in the Fellowship Hall
Topic: "Social Justice: Realizing God's Vision"
Being a person of faith demands balancing spiritual pursuits with action. In a society which is often unjust, inequitable, and whose very structures are responsible for generating untold suffering and poverty, we are compelled to pursue social justice as an expression of hope in realizing a better world. Download the reflection here

Fat Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper
Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 - 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall
After a 2 year hiatus, it's back! Fat (Shrove) Tuesday + Ash Wednesday. Join us for a Pancake Supper and pancake games. Followed by a short Service of Ashes to help us transition into Lent. Sign up here. 

Kudzu Eradication
February 25, 10 AM, Back Parking Lot
Join us to rework the area from last year and remove any debris possible. Were identifying natives and restoring our historic woodlands. Invite all  you know to help.  It is a wonderful donation to God's world. Contact Carol Meeske for more information.

Youth Group
Sunday, February 26 at 11:30 AM
We will meet at the church and watch the movie, Puss n Boots: Last Wish, and discuss mental health issues addressed in the movie. Lunch will be provided. 

The Very First Annual Church Variety Show: 
The Congregational Church Follies
Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 3 PM in the Sanctuary

Join us for our variety show featuring our amazingly talented congregation. There will be readings, song, music, hidden talents and more. We still have 1 or 2 slots left for “acts”. Please let Susan Lyle or Patty Short know of your interest and your idea. All ages are welcome. 
How are you serving the church and telling our story?
Members, associate members, and friends, of all ages, of the church are invited to join a ministry team.
Join a Ministry Team, and help us live out the mission and ministry of our church. Serve where you are called! Click on the "passion led us here" picture to sign up today.
Submit A Prayer Request & Prayer List
Share your joys and concerns. We will hold you in prayer, and list your request on our printed prayer list. Do you know the benefits of prayer? There’s no better time to learn about those benefits and put them into practice.

Joys: February birthdays and anniversaries.
Ongoing Concerns: Sheila Jackson, Jerry Soderquist, Melissa Cox (cancer), Barney Eiserloh, The Mullin Family, Corie Watkin (cancer), Brett Serrett, Buddy & Quanita Williams, Matt Brown, Cathy Berlin, Students and their teachers, Sonja Karlsen, Baby Eloise, Marge Short, those killed and hurt by gun violence, our military and deployed personnel, Ginger Leavitt, Judith Cloud, for our country, all those in need of healing from Covid-19, Ruth Foy. All the CAREGIVERS among us who affect and touch so many lives.
Grieving: The Family and Friends of Julien Besnard. The Family and Friends of Leah Justice. The Family and Friends of Joe Boals. The Family and Friends of Ann Harvey Morgan.
United Church of Christ: The ongoing work of our Southern Conference minister The Rev. Dr. Edward Davis, our Interim Western North Carolina Association Associate Conference Minister, The Rev. Warren Casiday, and of our partner churches in the Western North Carolina Association, Eastern North Carolina Association, and Eastern Virginia Association.
Global Ministries: The ongoing work of our partners in Global Ministries Mission personnel serving in Ghana.
Those Who Serve: For teachers, health care workers, first responders, poll workers, essential workers and all who sacrifice and serve. For the families that support those who serve through deployments, trainings, and each shift. For veterans and their families, who have given and sacrificed so much.
Our Neighbors:  Those impacted by the evils of gun violence. The people of the Ukraine. For those impacted by climate disasters. All seeking refuge, peace, and justice. Those lacking adequate shelter, food, safety, and assistance in Polk County and beyond.
Prayer requests are submitted by filling out the weekly worship response card or notifying the Pastor. We'll hold you in prayer, and list it in our printed prayer list. Each prayer request will remain on the prayer list as long as it is updated.  If the request remains unchanged for four weeks, it will be removed until it is requested again.
Directions for Worshipping in the Sanctuary
Help us provide a safe worshipping environment. Please do not attend this morning's worship if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19. Click the button below to download our protocols and read more about frequently asked questions.
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