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Announcements for the week of December 26, 2022


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

December 24, 2022


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 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 Carleton Memorial & Pakenham United Churches, East Central Ontario Region (ECOR).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity


Mon. 26 Respite Care, CLOSED



Wed. 28 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall



Fri. 30 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Trinity Hall


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


There will not be any Sunday Church Services on December 25th and January 1st, but we have been invited to join Dunsford United Church at 10:00 a.m. Also, the church office will be closed the week of Dec. 26th – Dec. 30th, as approved by Council. Emails will be checked on a regular basis.

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.

William J. “Bill” Maitland

Ruth husband Bill, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022. A visitation was held on December 20, 2022 from 4pm till 7pm at Hendren Funeral Home – Monk Chapel. Another visitation was held on December 21, 2022 from 11am till 12pm and a service followed at 12pm at Hendren Funeral Home – Monk Chapel followed by a private burial at Verulam Cemetery. Let us keep Ruth and the Maitland family in our thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time of loss.


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.

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 10, 2023.


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.

To All Committee Chairs and Team Leaders

If you are going away for the winter, 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 @


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.

Christmas Dinner @ Knox Presbyterian

The 23rd Annual Bobcaygeon Community Christmas Dinner is taking place. There will be a pick up or delivery option only. On the bulletin board in the Narthex information is posted on registering for either one or you may phone Sigrid at (705)731-0844 to register. Your dinner(s) will be available for pick-up Sunday, December 25th 2022 between 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PARKING LOT. 6 Joseph St. (across from Home Hardware).

Dunsford United Church,

located at 1981 Dunsford Rd., invites you to our Christmas Day service, Sun. Dec. 25th at 10 a.m. This will be a relaxed service with hymns, stories, and readings, led by Evelyn Chambers, LLWL. Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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!

A Christmas Message from Moderator

Carmen Lansdowne

In her Christmas message, Moderator Carmen Lansdowne reminds us that when so much seems uncertain and the news amplifies all the hard stories, there is One who came to show us that all the ends of the earth should see the salvation of God―and that through that One, we can come together to achieve the impossible. You may watch he message on the following link: .

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