Announcemenets for the week of December 19, 2022
TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU
“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”
The Life and Work of the Church
December 18, 2022
Ministry Focus Areas for Trinity:
Nurturing the Spirit, the Caring Journey, partnering
for the Community, Funding for Ministry, Sharing Hope Locally and Globally.
We acknowledge that we live on the traditional territory of the Mississauga People of the Anishnaabe Nation. We acknowledge their stewardship of the land throughout the ages.
(This is a scent sensitive environment)
We extend a warm, friendly welcome to all!
Please Remember in your Prayers Those at home, in nursing homes and in hospital who are facing illness, bereavement and other life challenges. This week please pray for Woodroffe United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).
Special Activities this Week at Trinity
Mon. 19 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Mon. 19 Baden Powel Scouts, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 21 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 21 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Wed. 21 Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Fri. 23 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall
Sat. 24 Christmas Eve Service & Communion,
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Sun. 25 PLEASE NOTE: NO CHURCH SERVICE
Best wishes to all those who have Birthdays and Anniversaries in
December & January!
Prayer Request and Pastoral Care
If you have a prayer request, please call the church office at (705)738-5135 and we will pass your request through to our active Prayer Circle and Pastoral Care Teams.
There will not be any Sunday Church Services on December 25th and January 1st, but we have been invited to join Dunsford United Church at 10:00 a.m. Also, the church office will be closed the week of Dec. 26th – Dec. 30th, as approved by Council. Emails will be checked on a regular basis.
Join us for a special Christmas Service
on December 18th
Come celebrate the story and carols of the first Christmas, “Come sing with us the Christmas Story” a cantata by our very own choir this Sunday!
News from the Knitting Group
The Knitting Group meet every second Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. For further information about the Knitting Group, contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279. We will be starting back up on January 10, 2023.
News from Providence
Unfortunately, there will be no Christmas Service at Providence this year.
The 2023 offering envelopes are in the front hall at the church, ready for pick up. If you have any problems, please contact Kim Draper 416-346-602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please recycle any unused 2022 or later envelopes.
To All Committee Chairs and Team Leaders
If you are going away for the winter, please send in your committee reports for the "Annual General Meeting" taking place in February. The Annual Reports will need to be completed by January 22, 2023 and sent into the office @ email@example.com.
In the Fall Carillon 2022, there was a UCW questionnaire (page 8) to fill out. Please remember to fill it out and hand it back to Lillian Partridge or the church office. There will be extra copies on the Narthex table, for anyone who needs one to fill out.
Christmas Dinner @ Knox Presbyterian
The 23rd Annual Bobcaygeon Community Christmas Dinner is taking place. There will be a pick up or delivery option only. On the bulletin board in the Narthex information is posted on registering for either one or you may phone Sigrid at (705)731-0844 to register. Your dinner(s) will be available for pick-up Sunday, December 25th 2022 between 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PARKING LOT. 6 Joseph St. (across from Home Hardware).
Dunsford United Church,
located at 1981 Dunsford Rd., invites you to our Christmas Day service, Sun. Dec. 25th at 10 a.m. This will be a relaxed service with hymns, stories, and readings, led by Evelyn Chambers, LLWL. Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Bobcaygeon Helps Foodbank
The number of clients has greatly increased at the Food Bank.
The Food Bank Box in the narthex is picked up weekly. There are drop off boxes at both of our grocery stores.
Items in need:
Canned fruit, canned vegetables, juices boxes, canned juice, tooth paste, shampoo, deodorant, and toilet tissue. Bobcagyeon Helps is now set up for e-transfer. The contact information is: Bobcaygeon Food Bank. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Method of payment through: email.
‘After Words’ … is a new Bereavement Support Program
in Bobcaygeon offered by Kawartha Lakes Hospice. The group meets every first and third Thursday in the month from 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. at the Lions Club, Market Square, Bobcaygeon. Please call Janice Craig, Hospice Bereavement Co-ordinator at 705-324-7323 x 553 for more information.
The Fall Meeting documents for ECORC’s Annual Fall Meeting are now available on their website at 2022 ECORC Annual Fall Meeting - October 29th - East Central Ontario Regional Council of the United Church of Canada (ecorcuccan.ca). See what your funds are going to support and the latest financials and news for your district!
A Christmas Message from Moderator
In her Christmas message, Moderator Carmen Lansdowne reminds us that when so much seems uncertain and the news amplifies all the hard stories, there is One who came to show us that all the ends of the earth should see the salvation of God―and that through that One, we can come together to achieve the impossible. You may watch he message on the following link: https://youtu.be/EJk922g8JPA .