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Announcements for the week of January 16, 2023


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

January 15, 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 Dominion-Chalmers MemorialUnited Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

Mon. 16 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 16 BPSA, 7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

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

Wed. 18 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 18 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 19 Harmony UCW, 1:30 p.m., Fellowship Room

Fri. 20 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall20Sun.

Sun. 22 Church service livestreaming, 10:30 a.m.,


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

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.

To All Committee Chairs and Team Leaders

Please send in your committee reports for the "Annual General Meeting" taking place in February. The Annual Reports will need to be completed by January 22, 2023 and sent into the office @ We also need those reports for our Stats and Annual Reports for our United Church Head Office.


Merry Christmas and a great big THANK YOU to all my Trinity friends for all your prayers, good wishes, cards, and plants. I think I am finally on the mend and I am looking forward to seeing you in the New Year. With love, Mary Fedy

To Trinity UCW

I want to thank the UCW women for their generous gift to our housing development that is in the planning stages. When I shared the news with our Board members, words like Amazing, Wonderful, Thoughtful, Beautiful were used…but the number one word used was of Gratitude. We know how much work goes into fundraising and we really appreciate your gift.

We are hoping to have re-zoning of the land we own on Duke Street completed by spring 2023. Then we will be moving into the site planning and budget planning. Ideally, we would like to have a shovel in the ground in the spring of 2024 with occupancy in the spring of 2025.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to say Thank you. Every dollar counts. We want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Healthy 2023!

Sincerely, Steve Oliver, Pres.

Market Square Non-Profit Housing Corp.


The 2023 offering envelopes are in the front hall at the church, ready for pick up. If you have any problems, please contact Kim Draper 416-346-602 or Please recycle any unused 2022 or later envelopes.


The screen on my laptop has ceased to work and I will require some time to fix or replace it. Therefore, please be patient with me until I can print out the 2022 Tax Receipts.

Faithfully, Kim Draper

Just a Reminder

There will be a meeting right after church this Sunday, January 15th for all those who signed up for the “Ministry In Changing Times” subway lunch and conversations.

News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group meet every second Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. For further information about the Knitting Group, contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279. We will be starting back up on January 24, 2023.


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.

Harmony UCW

Harmony UCW will be meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. All are welcome to attend!

Providence UCW

Providence UCW will be meeting at Trinity United Church on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room.

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 February 5th. The book is also available as an e-book ($7.95 - order individually).

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. Bobcaygeon 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.

Please Note:

The Fall Meeting documents for ECORC’s Annual Fall Meeting are now available on their website at 2022 ECORC Annual Fall Meeting - October 29th - East Central Ontario Regional Council of the United Church of Canada ( See what your funds are going to support and the latest financials and news for your district!

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