Congregational Church’s Lydia Circle visits center for the arts

Published 3:32 pm Wednesday, August 9, 2017

From Chihuly’s exquisite chandeliers to Sir Winston Churchill’s “Passion for Painting” to Tunisian artists Ben Saad, Khadar, and Chehibi’s “Resistance and Renewal” contemporary artwork, these are the exhibits that members of the Lydia Circle enjoyed at the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts at Wofford College on August 3.  And that was after a delicious al fresco lunch of crepes and salads at Mon Amie restaurant.

Photo by Doug Lyon

With Janet Joens at the helm, the Lydia Circle of the Congregational Church of Tryon (UCC), named after Lydia who was a strong supporter of the Apostle Paul, has met every month for more than five years for fellowship and to learn more about issues that affect them all as women, as a church, as a nation, and to aid its church and members and its community as the need arises.  There’s been a theme every year. This was the 63rd Lydia Circle meeting, and this year’s theme is “The Changing Church in the 21st Century.”

As of this summer, Rev. Meghan D. Young is the Congregational Church of Tryon’s new pastor.  For more information about the church, you can visit their website at or their Facebook page.

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Should you be interested in future Lydia Circle gatherings, call the church office at 828-894-9414. All women of all churches are welcome.

– article submitted by Ellen Harvey Zipf