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Announcements for the week of February 13, 2023


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

February 5, 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 Anishinaabe Nation. We acknowledge their stewardship of the land throughout the ages.

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 Lyn: Christ Church Unit United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

Mon. 06 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 06 BPSA, 7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Tues. 07 Cooking Chicken, 9:00 a.m., Kitchen

Wed. 08 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 08 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 08 Knitters, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 08 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 09 Meat Pie Making, 8:30 a.m., Kitchen & Trinity Hall

Thurs. 09 Pastoral Care, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary

Thurs. 09 Council Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 09 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Fri. 10 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall20Sun.

Sun. 12 Church service, & livestreaming, 10:30 a.m.,


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


We received the following thank-you card from Bobcaygeon Helps:

“Trinity United Church Congregation; We wanted to thankyou so much for your generous donation to the Food Bank! This will be a wonderful help to those in our community who are in need at this time. Sincerely, Board of Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank.”


to all who knitted mittens, hats, and scarves for the “Mitten Tree”.

They went out to various community partners e.g. Dunsford, Bobcaygeon, & Curve lake schools, Ross memorial nursery, A Place Called Home, Women’s Resources, Boys & Girls Club.

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.

Letting Go

When we celebrated Jesus' baptism, we used stones as symbols of things we need to let go of, and as signs of our commitment to walk with God. Lose yours? Gave it away? There are more on the table in the narthex. Please enjoy and share!

With thanks, Rev. Dr. Bob Root

Lenten Study Group – Book “Good Courage”

There will be a Lenten Study Group on Thursdays, beginning February 23 for six weeks, at 10.30 a.m. Please call the church office to register. There is a possibility of an online option as well - please indicate interest.

“Good Courage” aims to inspire with honest testimonies from people who have had the courage to follow their hearts, to hope against hope, and to faithfully work towards a better world. In these pages, find comfort with examples of practical and courageous hope in the midst of despair, and accept the challenge to deepen your theological understanding of hope, resurrection, and new life. Cost is $20.00. Please sign the order sheet in the narthex by TODAY, February 5th. The book is also available as an e-book ($7.95 - order individually).

New Year

New Music

New Time

Choir Practices Thursdays 2-3:30 pm

Frozen beef and chicken pies…

will be available for sale at $6.00 each after worship service on Sunday, March 5th. I hope to see you then.

Thank-you, Olive Macoomb


Please be advised that all 2022 Tax Receipts will be in the front office for pick up from January 20th to February 17th, 2023.

If there are any questions or concerns regarding your 2022 Tax Receipts, please forward any inquiries to 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:


In the Fall Carillon 2022, there was a UCW questionnaire (page 8) to fill out. Please remember to fill it out and hand it back to Lillian Partridge or the church office. There will be extra copies on the Narthex table, for anyone who needs one to fill out.

Please Note:

We will be having our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 19, 2023 right after church. Please bring a bagged lunch. The Annual Report for 2022 has been sent out electronically as well as there being copies available on the Narthex table (one per family).

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 Bobcagyeon and Lindsay to places like our public schools, Curve Lake, Boys & Girls Club, Ross Memorial Hospital, A Place Called Home etc. before Christmas.

News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group meet every second Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. 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.

Bobcaygeon Helps Foodbank

The number of clients has greatly increased at the Food Bank.

The Food Bank Box in the narthex is picked up weekly. There are drop off boxes at both of our grocery stores.

Items in need:

Canned fruit, canned vegetables, juices boxes, canned juice, tooth paste, shampoo, deodorant, and toilet tissue. Bobcagyeon Helps is now set up for e-transfer. The contact information is: Bobcaygeon Food Bank. The email address is: Method of payment through: email.

‘After Words’ … is a new Bereavement Support Program

in Bobcaygeon offered by Kawartha Lakes Hospice. The group meets every first and third Thursday in the month from 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. at the Lions Club, Market Square, Bobcaygeon. Please call Janice Craig, Hospice Bereavement Co-ordinator at 705-324-7323 x 553 for more information.

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