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Announcements for the week of April 17, 2023


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

April 16, 2023


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 Morrisburg: Lakeshore DriveUnited Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

Mon. 17 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 17 Otters & B.P.S.A, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 19 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 19 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 19 Knitting Group, 2:00 p.m., Karin Kinsman’s House

Wed. 19 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 20 Harmony UCW, 1:30 p.m., Fellowship Room

Thurs. 20 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Fri. 21 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Fri. 21 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides sleepover, 6:00 p.m., Trinity

Hall to Saturday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Sun. 23 Church service & livestreaming, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Best wishes to all those who have Birthdays and Anniversaries in April!

If you are doing a Spring clean-up …

at your house and could donate any 500 ml Mason Jars for the upcoming Chili Sauce making in September, it would be very much appreciated. Please just put the jars on the counter in the church kitchen and I will periodically pick them up.

Many thanks,

Olive Macoomb

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.

Are you a Knitter or Crocheter?

We need people to knit or crochet mitten, scarves, hats for our Mitten Tree. The items are distributed to our community here in Bobcaygeon and Lindsay to places like our public schools, Curve Lake, Boys & Girls Club, Ross Memorial Hospital, A Place Called Home etc. before Christmas.

New Year, New Music, New Time

Choir Practices on Thursdays 2-3:30 pm contact Brenda Shield at email: if interested and you love to sing!


If there are any questions or concerns regarding your 2022 Tax Receipts, please forward any inquiries to Kim Draper @ All donations in the year 2023 will be the responsibility of Cathy Bennett, as she will be the new Envelope Steward and all inquiries can be directed to her:

News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group meet every second Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19that the home of Karin Kinsman. We knit Prayer Shawls adults and children who need comfort, peace, and love as they go through personal loss, sickness, and grief. For further information about the Knitting Group, please contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279 or the church office for Karin’s address if you wish to join them.


Dear Friends,

We have not spoken about Prayer Shawls for some time and I would like to bring them to your attention this morning. We have 6 sweet baby blankets and 15 beautiful adult shawls that have been blessed and are ready to be shared. Please give some thought to anyone you know who might benefit from receiving a prayer shawl. The recipient does not need to be a member or adherent of Trinity/Providence churches: just someone you know who is experiencing a difficult time, either due to a loss of a loved one, an illness, loneliness, etc.

The Prayer Shawls are kept upstairs in the St. David’s room where you will find them stored in labeled bins. Please feel free to choose any appropriate shawl and fill in the form listing the date, your name and the recipient’s name. I also want to pay tribute to the members of the Knitting Group who give so generously of their time and talent to create these wonderful shawls and lap blankets. We are very grateful for your commitment to this ministry.

With appreciation,

Carol Wells-Gordon

Co-chair, Pastoral Care Team

Harmony UCW

Harmony UCW will be meeting on Thursday, April 20th at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. We will be having a “potluck” program … bring something interesting to share.

Providence UCW

Providence UCW will be meeting on April 27, 2023 at Trinity United Church in the Fellowship room at 2:00 p.m.

We have a Search Team …

to help find a new part-time or shared minister. Its’ members are:

Ted Sturman

Carol Wells-Gordon

Nicolette Thomas

Barb Carnegie

Doug Pepper

Cathy Bennett

Marion Mackenzie

Please remember these folk in your prayers as they engage in this good work on the Church’s behalf.

SIM (Spirit In Motion) House Church

The next house church will be on April 19, @10:00 a.m. at the home of Dave and Audrey Mackay, 43 Cedartree lane, phone 705-731-0099. Please let us know if you can make it. Looking forward to seeing you all. Thanks, Audrey Mackay

PLEASE NOTE: There is a “We miss you Sam” card on the Narthex table for you to sign, which will be given to Sam Mouradian. A special man who kept us all fed after church with hummus, cheesy bread etc.

Bobcaygeon Helps Foodbank

We are still experiencing an increase in client numbers and food costs. From December 1, 2022 to February 23, 2023, we have experienced a 100% increase from the same period the year before. This is our wish list: canned vegetables, green beans, peas, corn niblets, juice boxes for children, 1 liter apple juice, canned fruit, cereal, instant coffee, peanut butter, macaroni, mac & cheese, sugar, toilet paper … THANK YOU

Trinity United Church – Bobcaygeon is inviting you to help celebrate our new status as an Affirming Church. The festivities will be:

Trinity United Church – Bobcaygeon

44 William Street, Bobcaygeon

10:30 service

11:30 potluck luncheon (mains only please)

April 30th, 2023

As an affirming congregation, we celebrate God’s love

as expressed through diversity in ability, age, appearance, beliefs, capacity, ethnicity, family configuration, gender identity, personality, racial identity, sexual orientation, social status

We commit to God’s vision of wholeness for all creation.

Come, share this journey.

Art Show, Sale & Pasta Dinner

Taking place at Wesley United Church, County Rd. 23 on Saturday, April 22nd at 5:00 p.m. (doors open) and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Adults $15.00, Children (5-12) $6.00 and Children 4 and under free. See bulletin board by kitchen for more information or phone (705)738-2827 or (705)933-9368 to purchase tickets.

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