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Announcements for the week of December 18, 2023


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”


The Life and Work of the Church

December 17, 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 First, Ottawa United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECOR).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

Mon.    18       Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon.    18       Otters, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Mon.    18       Scouts, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Tues.    19       Bereavement Group, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Wed.    20      Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed.    20      Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

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

Wed.    20      Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Fri.       22      Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun.     24      Christmas Church Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

  Livestreaming during the service.


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



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.


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.


White Christmas this Sunday!

White Christmas Sunday is this Sunday Dec. 17th. Please bring a food item or a money offering (you received the “White Gift” envelope in you bulletin last week).  If you did not receive and envelope, there will be extras on the Narthex table. The Bobcaygeon Food Bank will be the recipients. Thank you for your gift.


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.


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. restarting Monday, January 8th.  Drums and Friendship provided. Thank-you, Debbie


Ukulele Practice

The next Ukulele Practice will be held on Monday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room.  Happy practicing until then!


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 by this Monday, December 18th.


Knitter and Crocheters – Thank you!

Thank you so very much to the people who knit or crochet mitten, scarves and hats or donated these items for our Mitten Tree. The items are distributed to our community here in Bobcagyeon and Curve Lake, Boys & Girls Club, A Place Called Home etc. before Christmas. Once again, thank-you so very much for helping out your community!



After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, our UCW is again sponsoring our annual retreat weekend at Fair Havens.  The dates are April 5 to April 7, 2024. Our leader of the retreat will be Alanna Mitchell. Total cost for the weekend for accommodation and meals is $325.00.  Book now with a $75.00 deposit.  (Women from Trinity and Providence only until Dec. 31st and open to others on January 1, 2024).  A little information about Alanna Mitchell. In the year 2000 she was named the best environmental reporter in the world by the World Conservation Union and Reuters Foundation. She has written 5 books, 1 play and is the recipient of 2 honorary doctorates and many more additional plaudits. This year she was added to the editorial staff of Broadview, the only Canadian magazine focused on national and international issues of spirituality, justice, and ethical living as well as news and perspectives of the United Church of Canada. How blessed are we that she has generously accepted our invitation to lead our retreat! The clock is ticking - climate change is here! The planet is warming. What an enviable opportunity has opened to us! The chance to learn from Alana's expertise, experience and insights will help us all better recognize and understand the crisis. Ca

Knitting & Crocheters!

Our Trinity Knitting Group has completed the scheduled sessions for 2023. The first get together for 2024 will be Wed., January 24th and then every two weeks on a Wednesday. If you enjoy some pleasant socializing, a cup of tea with some sweets and of course a little knitting or crocheting. Please join us at Karin Kingman’s house. For her address, please phone the church office or Karin @ (705)738-1662.


Council Members – Annual Report

If you are going away for the winter or not, 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: Or call Ted at 705-928-1650 cell, for more info. Many Thanks, Ted Sturman


Candlelight & Carols at Wesley United Church

Taking place on Sunday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. With Special Guest Celtic Harpist Debbie Northey & Friends. Light a candle, share a memory, sing favourite carols. Admission: food or monetary donation for Trent Lakes Outreach.


KNOX CHOIR & FRIENDS presents… 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.


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.



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.


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.




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