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 call the Church Office at (705)738-5135 if you need to pick-up something up in the church, to arrange an appropriate time.
All functions such as Committee and Council Meetings may be done by Zoom, as the church is closed due to the lockdown.
Please Remember in your PrayersThose 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 Maxville-Moose Creek, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).
EVERY CHILD MATTERS
At a former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, amass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found. The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978. Let us keep the families and communities of these children in our prayers.
AFFIRM EDUCATION TEAM
To start off Pride Month, I’ve attached a YouTube video from Toronto Public Library for young children. So have a sit with your grandchildren or any young person and enjoy some singing and a little story time. I hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/uY-zP9i5uj8
Also, check out sites closer to home.
Facebook – Kawartha Lakes Pride
Facebook – Peterborough Pride
Facebook – Minden Pride
Birthdays for June!
For the month of June, the following people are celebrating: Lidy Fraser (10th), Ruth Schultz (15th), Vern Walborn (16th), Susan Hachey (20th), Ron Flett (24th), Jan MacInroy (26th), Yvonne Gibson (26th) and Ruth MacIver (28th). May God bless you this coming year!
Anniversaries for June!
Congratulations to: Rev. Rodney & Suzanne Smith-Merkley (9th), Ruth & Jim Schultz (11th), Jan & John Carson (14th), Nicolette & Erich Thomas (22nd), Joan & Morris Wesley (22nd), Connie & Al Picken (23rd), Anneke & Karel Beck (23rd 65 yrs.), Lorna & Andy Harris (24th) and Liz & John Dragstra (25th).
We would be pleased if you would…
provide us with your birthday and/or Wedding Anniversary date, so that we can acknowledge and celebrate with you your momentous day!
A request from our UCW ladies!
UCW ladies would like to make chili sauce again on Sept. 1st and Sept. 7th, 2021 --- IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO and hopefully by then, everybody will have had their 2nd vaccination. In anticipation of this, I am asking for donations of 500 ml Mason jars for this project. If you have any in your basement or garage that you can donate, please leave them outside the church and I will periodically pick them up.
National Indigenous Dayis on Monday, June 21 this year. For the June 20 service, Pam Hart will be speaking about an Indigenous quilt which was made in part by Murray Whetung. She will also be on our Zoom Coffee Hour on Sunday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. so that we can discuss this further with her and ask questions. Please join us as you are able for this special service and coffee hour.
Book Club – “The Jesus Sutras”
June 4th will be the next day for our Lenten Study, book entitled “The Jesus Sutras” written by Martin Palmer. The Chapters to be discussed will be pages 239-250. This will take place on “Zoom” every Friday .
TrinityProvidence United Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: TrinityProvidence UC Book Club
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime on Zoom:
Zoom in and meet the Author Martin Palmer, on June 12th – at 12 noon. He will be zooming in with us from London, England!All are invited to attend!
FEASTING ON THE WORK BIBLE STUDY…
will be starting up again on Friday, September 17, 2021 via Zoom.
It was cancelled because Rev. Andrew Macpherson needed every Friday left to complete the “Jesus Sutras” for the book club, before Zooming with the author, Martin Palmer, on June 12th at 12 noon for a question answer period.
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”.
Tune in on Sunday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m. for a special Father’s Day livestream! This will be about a 15-minute livestream with special music provided by Katie and John Knox! A “link” will be sent out in the near future.
Trinity Reopening Update
A Reopening Committee was formed some months ago to study the feasibility of getting back into the church for regular services. We have been challenged by many changing factors such as: government regulations; the challenges of constant cleaning of all surfaces in the church; the people who would do this cleaning; distance seating as per current regulations, screening procedures, etc. At this time, especially because of the new provincial restrictions, it is impossible to project when we might all get together again. As a Chaplin in the Scarborough Health network, our Minister, Rev. Andrew, has seen first-hand the devastating effects of Covid 19. We must keep the health and safety of our church family as our main priority. We are most fortunate that Rev. Andrew has the technical background to provide our Sunday services on You Tube, our website and Facebook. We know that many closed churches are unable to record services and we are thankful. The Reopening Committee will continue with discussions as we develop a plan and are ready to reopen when it is safe to do so and “that date is in God’s hands”.
Respectfully submitted: Dave Mackay and Connie Picken
Perhaps now is the time to think about joining the United Church of Canada’s PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) monthly program to ensure your contribution to the churches ongoing expenses are met. With the continuance of COVID-19 protocols, eagerly awaiting vaccine shots and the reopening of Bobcaygeon’s Trinity/Providence United Church, the church’s expenses go on. If PAR is something you’d like to join, please contact Kim Draper at - firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 416-346-6902. The church accepts cash or cheques payable to ‘Trinity United Church”, sent to P.O. Box #426, Bobcaygeon, ON,