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Announcements for the week of January 3, 2022

TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU

“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”



The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, January 2, 2021

Announcements for Week of Jan. 3/22




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 note:

Please call the Church Office at (705)738-5135 or email at trinityprovidence1@gmail.com to receive confirmation of your booking. All functions in the church such as Committee and Council Meetings, must be booked ahead of date with the Office Administrator. It is imperative to book your rooms ahead of time because Covid protocols need be observed and numbers must be kept. We are only allowed 10 people at one time in the entire building during the week except for church services.


Special Activities this Week at Trinity


We sincerely thank all of those participating in activities and meetings for following the Covid 19 Protocols established by the Ontario Government and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. We all need to do our part to keep our church as safe as possible!


Mon. 03 OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

Mon. 03 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 05 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 05 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Fri. 07 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 09 Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Please Remember in your Prayers Those at home, in nursing homes and in hospital who are facing illness, bereavement and other life challenges. If you need prayer or would like to be part of a prayer group, please contact the Prayer Circle in confidence at (705)738-5135 (church office). This week please pray for Kanata United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECOR).


LET US KEEP IN OUR PRAYERS...

Marion MacKenzie and family in the passing of Lorne MacKenzie on December 24th. A private family service took place on Dec. 29th at 1:00 p.m. and Lorne’s “Celebration of Life” will take place in the spring.


Let us also keep the Knox Family in our thoughts and prayers as Betty Knox passed away on Monday December 27th with a family viewing having taken place on Dec. 29th. Interment will be held in the Knox family plot at Fenelon Falls Cemetery later in the spring.

Recent news regarding the Omicron Covid Variant …

is being monitored carefully and the situation seems to change daily. This is a time for members of our community of faith to make personal decisions to protect their own health and safety during these difficult times. Trinity will remain open for Sunday services and livestreaming will continue Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Having options will allow individuals to chose what is best for them.

Until the number of cases of the Omicron Covid Variant subsides, we will have a self check in process in place in the Narthex on Sunday mornings. We will not be asking for volunteers at this time as we wish to keep everyone as safe as possible. The screening questions will be posted for you to read; individuals/families will personally sign the contact sheets (with sanitized pens); and you will then proceed into the sanctuary. We will have a committee member in the Narthex to assist you if necessary. Please remember to wear your masks, maintain a social distance of at least six feet and use hand sanitizer. Once again, thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to work through this situation together.

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

PLEASE NOTE: The Kawartha Mission in Lindsay are no longer collecting the plastic milk bags, therefore, please Do Not send in any more into the church.


A Big THANK-YOU!

Bob, Benjamin and Nicholas Murray would like to extend their thanks to everyone who participated at Susan’s “Celebration of Life”, which took place on Tuesday, December 21st. Your help and attendance were greatly appreciated.


A BIG THANK YOU!

A big thank you to Rev. Andrew and the Trinity church family for the prayer support that I experienced over the past months.

Thanks for the cards and phone calls which I received from the members of the Prayer Circle and Pastoral Care Committee. I now have a new heart valve thanks to the doctors at Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket.

Many thanks to all, Joyce Jones

THANK YOU TO …

Those who supported the U.C.W.’s M.S. fund by purchasing Rev. Ed Bentley’s book “A Legacy of Unwavering Love”. We made $400.00 for M.S. as Rev. Ed Bentley donated the books. If you missed the opportunity to purchase a book, you can borrow and read the copy that he donated to our library. Thanks for supporting our U.C.W.

Book Club – “The Heart of Christianity” …

Is finished for this year and the next we meeting will be next year on Thurs. Feb 3, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. All are welcome to join in!

SOLOMON’S PORCH BIBLE STUDY

Solomon’s Porch Bible Study is finished meeting for this year but will start meeting again every Thursday in the Fellowship Room starting on February 3, 2022! Everyone is welcome to participate!


A “Heads-up” in regards to our Annual Report submission

For any Committee Chairperson/ please submit your annual report from your committee before January 16, 2022, so that I can submit a completed report for our Annual General Meeting two weeks before our AGM and complete the report to our United Church General Council. Thank-you, Sue Zilke Ward


U.C.W. Meat Update

It looks like pie making is on hold for a little while but stay tuned and I will let you know when it is safe to make pies again. So sorry. Sincerely, Olive Macoomb, UCW


You Tube services and music at Trinity & Providence

Please see the You Tube channel for all services and special music. The below will always be the Sunday service link as well as what is sent out every week on our “Friday’s File”. This link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCceVbNDq7eytAaPZ9IMmaFw

When you click on this link, click on the "video" tab at the top of the page and all of the Trinity YouTube music & services will pop up and then click on the one you wish to watch.

INFORMATION FROM OUR ENVELOPE STEWARD

The 2022 envelopes are ready for pick up at the church. If you do not see a box with your name on it and would like to receive a box for your Giving's, please contact me at: kim.draper.tuc@gmail.com

Donations can also be offered through monthly preauthorized remittance (PAR) or E-transfers.


News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group has returned to Trinity! New members are welcome as projects are created for shut-ins and various people in need. The Knitting Group will meet every second Tuesday and the dates will be posted under “Special Activities This Week at Trinity”. Covid Protocols must be followed (signing the contact sheet upon entry, hand sanitizing, wearing masks and maintaining proper social distance). For further information about the Knitting Group, contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279. Next meeting January 4, 2022@ 2 p.m.

Please note: A little charm was found upfront by the church piano, if anyone lost it, please contact the church office at (705)738-5135.


ENVELOPE STEWARD

With the new year coming shortly, I’ll be preparing the 2022 envelope boxes which will be ready for pick up soon. I wanted to inquire whether you still would like to receive the offering boxes as usual.

Some have decided to continue with their offerings via e-transfer, some have decided to continue using their regular envelopes and some still are preparing monthly cheques. (PAR is always the preferred option.)


If you usually donate using offering envelopes and you would NOT like to receive a box of envelopes for 2022, please let me know, so that you may donate to the church using the method best suited to you.

Only those who would like to change their status, please contact me at: kim.draper.tuc@gmail.com.


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 or you may call Rev. Walter Murray for pastoral emergencies while Rev. Andrew Macpherson is away.

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