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Announcements for the week of December 13, 2021

TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU

“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”



The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, December 12, 2021

3rd of Advent (Joy) Sunday




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.


We extend a warm, friendly welcome to all!

Please note:

Please call the Church Office at (705)738-5135 or email at trinityprovidence1@gmail.com 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 and numbers must be kept. We are only allowed 25 people at one time in the entire building during the week except for church services.


Special Activities this Week at Trinity

We sincerely thank all of those participating in activities and meetings for following the Covid 19 Protocols established by the Ontario Government and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. We all need to do our part to keep our church as safe as possible!


Mon. 13 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Tues. 14 Knitting Group, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 15 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Fri. 17 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 19 Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

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 Bishops-Oxford, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).


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


A BIG THANK YOU TO ANNA & SOFIA …

for creating the beautiful Christmas sign to go along with our Christmas Manger Scene!


NOTE NEWSLETTER COURIERS:

If you have not done so yet, please pick-up your Newsletters on the Narthex table on Sunday or during the week, office hrs 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Book Club – “The Heart of Christianity” …

Is finished for this year and the next we meeting will be next year on Thurs. Jan. 20, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. All are welcome to join in!

SOLOMON’S PORCH BIBLE STUDY

Solomon’s Porch Bible Study is finished meeting for this year but will start meeting again every Thursday in the Fellowship Room starting on January 20, 2022! Everyone is welcome to participate!


The 22nd Annual Bobcaygeon Community Christmas Dinner

will be held again this year on December 25th as a “Pickup Option #1” go to https://tinyurl.com/Pick-Up-Option or “Delivery Option #2https://tinyurl.com/Deliver-Option (if you or a friend can not pick it up and you live within the village of Bobcaygeon, a delivery can be arranged). Please call Sigrid at 705-731-0844 to place your order. Please see the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information or call Knox Presbyterian Church. Pick-up will be between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Knox Presbyterian parking lot at 6 Joseph St., Bobcaygeon.


INFORMATION FROM OUR ENVELOPE STEWARD

The 2022 envelopes are ready for pick up at the church. If you do not see a box with your name on it and would like to receive a box for your Givings, please contact me at: kim.draper.tuc@gmail.com

Donations can also be offered through monthly preauthorized remittance (PAR) or E-transfers.

THE BOBCAYGEON FOOD BANK

For the second year, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be walking up and down Bolton St. collecting food for Bobcaygeon Helps. If you care to visit with them or donate, this is their schedule:

Sat. Dec. 11- 2-3pm

Sat. Dec. 18- 2-3pm

Fri. Dec. 24- 12-1pm

Let's show our support and appreciation!

A “Heads-up” in regards to our Annual Report submission

For any Committee Chairperson/s going away over the winter months, please submit your annual report from your committee before going away, so that I can submit a completed report for our Annual General Meeting and complete the report to our United Church General Council. Thank-you, Sue Zilke Ward


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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCceVbNDq7eytAaPZ9IMmaFw

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.

U.C.W. Meat Pie Sales update

Our meat pie sale last Sunday went fantastically well. We have now sold all of the meat pies!


At this time, I would like to thank all the ladies who helped make this pie making event and sale such a huge success. Without all the help, I could not do this. A huge round of applause to everyone!!!!!


Just to let you know, the group plans on making pies again in January, February & March of 2022. Sorry to say though, due to the higher costs for everything, the price is going to be $6.00 per pie in the New Year. I hope you understand.

Sincerely, Olive Macoomb, UCW


NEW: News from Trinity's Reopening Committee

We sincerely thank the members of our congregation for following the protocols that have been put in place so that we can successfully have Sunday Church Services again. We also thank the many volunteers who have helped with screening, recording contact information, ushering and running the technology equipment. The sense of teamwork is so appreciated!


An update from the Reopening Committee from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit:

1.) If the paper being handed out at a church service is a single use item and will be taken away at the end of the service, that is allowed. (We would not want “Order of Service” bulletins left in the sanctuary for someone else to have to pick up.)

2.) Only a service can be held in the sanctuary with over 25 people in attendance, with masks worn and social distancing maintained. If a meeting was to be held in the sanctuary, it cannot exceed 25 people.


News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group has returned to Trinity! New members are welcome as projects are created for shut-ins and various people in need. The Knitting Group will meet every second Tuesday and the dates will be posted under “Special Activities This Week at Trinity”. Covid Protocols must be followed (signing the contact sheet upon entry, hand sanitizing, wearing masks and maintaining proper social distance). For further information about the Knitting Group, contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279. Next meeting December 14th @ 2 p.m.


ENVELOPE STEWARD

With the new year coming shortly, I’ll be preparing the 2022 envelope boxes which will be ready for pick up soon. I wanted to inquire whether you still would like to receive the offering boxes as usual.

Some have decided to continue with their offerings via e-transfer, some have decided to continue using their regular envelopes and some still are preparing monthly cheques. (PAR is always the preferred option.)


If you usually donate using offering envelopes and you would NOT like to receive a box of envelopes for 2022, please let me know, so that you may donate to the church using the method best suited to you.

Only those who would like to change their status, please contact me at: kim.draper.tuc@gmail.com.


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.

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