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Announcements for the week of December 11, 2023


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

December 10, 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 St. Andrew’s, Westmeath United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECOR).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

Mon. 11 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 11 Drumming, 2 – 3 p.m., Sanctuary

Mon. 11 Otters, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 11 Ukulele Practice, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Mon. 11 Scouts, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Tues. 12 Settler Quilters, 1:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 13 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 13 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 13 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 13 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Fri. 15 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 17 Church Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary Livestreaming

during the service. We welcome back Tanna Edwards!

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

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.

Arnott Matthews

Arnott Matthews passed away on November 21, 2023. He and his wife Ruth Ann came to Trinity for a number of years. Arnott’s funeral service was Monday, November 27, 2023 at Jardine Funeral Home. Let us keep the Matthews family in our prayers as they go through this difficult time of loss.

Eleanor Staples

Eleanor Staples passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2/23. A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Dec. 16th, 2023 at The Hendren Funeral Homes – Monk Chapel. Visitation from 12 pm till 1:30 pm with a service to follow at 2 pm. A time of fellowship and refreshment will be held after the service in Hendren’s lounge. Let us keep Jethro and the Staples family in our prayers as they go through this time of loss.

2024 Offering/Giving Envelopes

If you have offering envelopes, you may pick your 2024 envelopes up in the church Narthex. If you wish get offering envelopes or wish to go on PAR, please let Cathy Bennett know. Thank-you for your financial support.

Trinity’s Christmas Schedule

Dec. 10, 17, and 24 (Advent 2, 3, & 4) at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity.

Christmas Eve and Advent 4 will be celebrated on Dec.24 @ 10:30 a.m.


The newsletters were ready for distribution on Dec 1. If you are a newsletter courier, and have not as of yet picked up your newsletters, please pick them up during the week. Church office hours are from Mon. – Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thank you, Sue Pepper

Come Out One and All!

Calling all those who love to sing or are musicians, to attend Choir practice on Wed., December 13th at 2:00 p.m. If you play a musical instrument and would like to participate during Sunday’s Worship Service, please speak with Debra Northey.

Hand Drumming

all you need is a heartbeat to join. On Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. starting Monday, December 11th. Drums and Friendship provided. Thank-you, Debbie

Ukulele Practice

The next Ukulele Practice will be held on Monday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. Happy practicing until then!

White Christmas Sunday!

White Christmas Sun. will be on Dec. 17th. Please bring a food item or a money offering on that day for the Bobcaygeon food bank. Thank you.


The UCW are collecting items for “A Place Called Home”. The items they are looking for are toiletries, dinner plates, cereal bowls and forks. If you can help in this way, please let Lillian Partridge know or bring them into the church office.

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. Please bring your knitting in by Monday, December 11th.

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, December 13that 2:00 o'clock at 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.

Council Members – Annual Report

If you are going away for the winter, please remember to send in your Annual Report for 2023 by January 20, 2024.

Real Christmas Trees!

Mandy Sturman is trying an entrepreneur idea and selling Christmas trees this season. From our property north of town. Up to 8’ tall Spruce for $40.00 Additional delivery is an option. Anyone interested in supporting her please email: amandasturman@yahoo.comOr call Ted at 705-928-1650 cell, for more info.

Many Thanks, Ted Sturman

Did you know …

that both nursing homes (Case Manor & Pinecrest) are much more accessible these days! You no longer need to set-up appointments. I’m sure the residence would enjoy a visit! Since it is flue season, please call first to make sure they are not on lockdown.

‘After Words’ … is a new Bereavement Support Program

in Bobcaygeon offered by Kawartha Lakes Hospice. The group meets every first and third Tuesday in the month from 2:00 – 3:.00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon in the Fellowship Room. Please call Janice Craig, Hospice Bereavement Co-ordinator at 705-324-7323 x 553 for more information. Also, there is a poster with more information on Trinity’s bulletin board in the back hall.

A Journey to The Parliament of World Religions

An Anti-Racism, Interfaith, Intercultural Forum Zoom Event

Please save the date for this informative event with Guest Speaker: Rev. Sue Genge on January 23, 2024 from 7-9 p.m. on zoom. More information to follow in January.


The Call of Christmas

A Cantata of the birth of our Saviour taking place on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 6 Joseph St. Bobcaygeon. All are welcome! Reception and freewill offering.


The Lions Club has its traditional Christmas Goodies for sale once again... Fruit Cake: In a tin @ $25.00 each, In a box @ $23 each

Shortbread @ $10 per tray & Plum Pudding @ $12 each

Contact David Savournin at or (705) 738- 1892 or Susan Hachey @ (705) 243-9573 to place your order. Delivery is available, if required.

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