Welcome to the website of the Thermal Belt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  We are a growing religious community currently meeting in Tryon, NC and also  serving the communities of  Columbus, Lynn, Saluda, and Landrum, SC.   

Wondering just what is meant by “Thermal Belt”?   It’s a meteorological phenomenon that happens when there is a zone of air that is warmer than would be expected from the altitude and climate zone.  Our Thermal Belt is one of several in North Carolina that have formed because of our mountain geography. These belts of moderated climate create an environment favorable for fruit growing, particularly apples and grapes, not to mention comfortable temperatures most of the year.