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Announcements for the week of January 29, 2024


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”


The Life and Work of the Church

January 28, 2024




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 Seeley’s Bay United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECOR).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity


Mon.    29      Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon.    20      Respite Care Piano concert, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Mon.    29      Drumming, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Mon.    29      Otters, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Mon.    29      BPSA, 7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Mon.    29      Ukulele Practice, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Tues.    30      Worship Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Wed.    31       Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed.    31       Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed.    31       Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Wed.    31       Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs.  01      Council Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Fri.       02      Respite Care, 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Trinity Hall

Sun.     04      Church Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Livestreaming during the service with a Chili Cook-off following the service.


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


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.

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 29th.  Drums and Friendship provided. Thank-you, Debbie


Ukulele Practice

The next Ukulele Practice will be held on Monday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room.  Happy practicing until then!


Come Out One and All!

Calling all those who love to sing or are musicians, to attend Choir practice on Wed., January 31st 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.


Chili Luncheon at Trinity!

Trinity is planning a Chili Luncheon on Sunday, February 4th, 2024 @ 12 p.m. Everyone is Welcome to come into Trinity Hall, after the Church Service, to enjoy a time of Fellowship, a warm bowl of Chili (different varieties & spice levels), Buns, Dessert, Coffee, Tea & Juice. Sign-Up Sheets for making Chili, Desserts and Volunteering to Set-Up & Clean-Up are posted on an Easel in the Narthex. Any & All Donations are appreciated and will be going towards our Accessibility Washroom. Thankyou to the Congregation for your continued support.


Knitting & Crocheters!

Our Trinity Knitting Group has completed the scheduled sessions for 2023. The first get together for 2024 will be Wed., February 7th 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.


Annual General Meeting for Trinity and Providence

The time has come to hold our Annual General Meeting here at Trinity United Church on February 18th right after the church service.  Please bring a bagged lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.


Praying for Others during Lent

The season of Lent is a journey of prayer with Jesus to Good Friday and beyond.  The Bible asks us to pray for one another.  On February 18, you will be invited to join in praying for others in our church family throughout Lent.  Don’t let it scare you – the prayer can be as simple as, “God, I pray my church family will know your love.”  Details will follow!  Join the journey!


Lenten Study – “They Followed Jesus”

 a six-week study based on those who followed Jesus.  Thursday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 beginning February 15.  Please sign the sheet located on the table in the narthex if you are interested.  We will be reading William Barclay’s “The Master’s Men” and Diana Butler Bass “All the Mary’s”.  Copies will be available at a cost of $5. 


February 11 – we welcome the Cubs and Scouts to worship.  This is also the Sunday closest to Valentine’s Day, so please wear RED and look festive!  There will be a special friendship time after worship.



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. Call the church office at 705-738-5135 for more information. Thankyou, Carol Young.


‘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.


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.


Bobcaygeon Music Council presents “Music Alive”

Concert Series – Dara Schindelka!

The concert will be taking place on February 24, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. Dara Schindelka is a Saskatchewan singer/songwriter who shares her passion for storytelling and long in ways that delight young and old. Taking place at Trinity United Church, 44 William St., Bobcaygeon. Ticket price is $30.00 or select 2 concerts for $50.00!  Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.  Book now email: or call 705-731-7497. Proud sponsor of this concerts is the Strongitharm Family Fund.

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