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Announcements for the week of August 30, 2021


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, August 29, 2021

14th after Pentecost!

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 Anishinaabe Nation. We acknowledge their stewardship of the land throughout the ages.

We extend a warm, friendly welcome to all!

Please note:

Please call the Church Office at (705)738-5135 or email at to receive confirmation of your booking. All functions in the church such as Committee and Council Meetings, must be booked ahead of date with the Office Administrator. It is imperative to book your rooms ahead of time because Covid protocols need be observed.

Please Remember in your Prayers Those at home, in nursing homes and in hospital who are facing illness, bereavement and other life challenges. If you need prayer or would like to be part of a prayer group, please contact the Prayer Circle in confidence at (705)738-5135 (church office). This week please pray for Cedar Dale United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

Providence is open on Sunday’s at 10:00 a.m.

Providence United Church Sunday services will be held outdoors and this Sunday’s guest speaker will be Pastor Yvonne Kendrick and she will also be providing the special music along with Betty Knox. We ask that you bring along a lawn chair, a bottle of water for hydration and a mask for yourself. We will be following Covid protocols of social distancing and masks when singing. If it rains, services will be canceled.

PLEASE NOTE: That this Sunday’s Virtual Coffee Time on August 29th is cancelled.


A big THANK YOU to all our friends who sent good wishes for our golden Wedding Anniversary. We had a wonderful time with our family, playing games and spending time together.

Mary and Richard Fedy

Dear Friends,

I would like to remind you of the opportunity you have to come in to the sanctuary at Trinity Church. Although the church is not officially open, it is open for the following, with all protocols in place:

Thursday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for quiet prayer and reflection.

Thursday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. to be the congregation for the recording of the worship services.

These Thursdays are available from August 11 until September 9. The official reopening of the church will be on Sunday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m.

I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities. Please call me, Carol Wells-Gordon to register for the afternoon services. My number is 705-731-0455.

You Tube services and music at Trinity & Providence

Please see the You Tube channel for all services and special music. The below will always be the Sunday service link as well as what is sent out every week on our “Friday’s File”. This link is:

When you click on this link, click on the "video" tab at the top of the page and all of the Trinity YouTube music & services will pop up and then click on the one you wish to watch.

UCW ladies – making Chili Sauce!

UCW ladies are making chili sauce in the kitchen on Wed., Sept. 1st & Tues., Sept. 7th starting at 9:00 a.m. Lots of chopping and good fellowship. Bring your favourite knife and come and help. I am still needing 500 ml. Mason Jars so if you have any to contribute that would be great. Thank-you to all who contributed jars so far. Hope to see you on Sept.1st and/or Sept. 7th. Olive Macoomb


will be starting up again on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

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

A Message from our Chairperson, Cathy Bennett

Trinity Church Family:

It has been a very long year and a half since we have been able to gather together at Trinity.

I want to thank you all so very much for continuing to support Trinity during this difficult and trying time.

As you have heard Trinity’s doors will be open for in-house service starting September 19th.

I want to thank the re-opening committee for working hard to make this happen.

Some of you may still not feel comfortable coming into the church. That is understandable given all that we have been through. The service will be live streamed and also will be available on You-Tube shortly after the service.

For those who are okay coming back you will notice many changes in the church that have been set in place based on the guidelines set forth by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and the Provincial Government.

The sanctuary has been set up with chairs 2 meters apart. There are single, double, three and four chairs together spaced as per the guidelines. Masks MUST be worn at all times. There will be someone at the door to sign you in asking you for your name and phone number. There will be ushers who will escort you to your seat. If you have a coat, it must be taken with you to your seat. Name tags will not be available. In order to limit contact, bulletins will not be available.

Everything will be on the power point screen and through email. If you are feeling sick, we ask that you do not attend, just to be on the safe side.

I know this sounds like a lot of rules, but trust me, once you are seated

it will feel so great to be back together. Of course, if things change and the Covid numbers start to go back up and the province is shut down we will not be able to open. That is why it is so important that we ALL get our Covid-19 vaccine, not only for our own sake but also for everyone around us including friends and family.

Looking forward to better days ahead!


Cathy Bennett, Chair of Council

Connie Picken/Dave Mackay, Co-chairs of the Re-opening Committee

Bobcaygeon Agricultural Society Fall Fair Events

Create a scarecrow to welcome Autumn to Bobcaygeon & our surrounding area! To find out how to participate in the Scarecrow Competition go onto the website The deadline for this competition is September 10th. Other events are:

· Scavenger Hunt on Aug. 21st, Sept. 11th & 18th. Two new routes!

· Drive Thru Fair Event on Oct. 2nd & 3rd from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

· Home crafts – knitting sewing, baking, preserves etc.

· Junior Homecrafts – crafts, painting & photography

· Bale Decorating Competition – deadline to Aug. 20th

· Virtual Horse Show and virtual Dog Show

· There will also be the 2021 Bobcaygeon Agricultural Society Car Tour with a South Route and North Route.

Vist for more details on how to participate. If you have any questions, please send them to


Perhaps now is the time to think about joining the United Church of Canada’s PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) monthly program to ensure your contribution to the churches ongoing expenses are met. With the continuance of COVID-19 protocols, eagerly awaiting vaccine shots and the reopening of Bobcaygeon’s Trinity/Providence United Church, the church’s expenses go on. If PAR is something you’d like to join, please contact Kim Draper at - or call her at 416-346-6902. The church accepts cash or cheques payable to ‘Trinity United Church”, sent to P.O. Box #426, Bobcaygeon, ON, K0M 1A0and e-transfers as follows:

Procedure For E-Transfer:

1. Senders must sign-in to their bank account.

2. Click on the e-transfer icon.

3. The recipient is Trinity United Church.

4. The email address is:

5. Enter the total amount of the donation.

6. In the memo field, enter the specific designations of the

donation. E.g., For a $100 donation, general $70, M&S

$10, property $10, world development $5.

7. For the security question, use “church name”.

(do not enter quotation marks)

8. Answer “Trinity”. (Do not enter quotation marks but use

capital T)

9. Send.

Another way is by PAR, which stands for Pre-authorized Remittance.

It is a monthly donation program. You may contact Kim Draper @ or call her at 416-346-6902.

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