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Announcements for the week of March 18, 2024


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

March 17, 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!

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

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

Mon. 18 Making desserts for Presbyterial Meeting, 1:00 a.m.,


Mon. 18 Drumming, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Mon. 18 Otters, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 18 Ukulele, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Mon. 18 BPSA, 7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Tues. 19 Kawartha Highlands Presbyterial Meeting, 9:00 a.m.,

in all rooms except Fellowship Room

Tues. 19 Bereavement Group, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 20 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 20 Cupe #3204, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Bethel Room

Wed. 20 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 20 Knitting Group, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 20 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 21 Lenten Study Group, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Thurs. 21 Harmony UCW, 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Room

Fri. 22 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 24 Church Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary.

Livestreaming during the service.

Sun. 24 Newcomers welcome, 3:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

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


Thank-you to everyone who helped to make P.I.E. Sunday a wonderful Celebration!

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 Team.

Ukulele Practice

There will be a ukulele practice on March 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Happy practicing till then! Thank-you, Sue Pepper

Hand Drumming…

all you need is a heartbeat to join. On Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Next drumming time is Monday, March 18th. Drums and Friendship provided. Thank-you, Debbie.

Lenten Study – “They Followed Jesus”

is a six-week study based on those who followed Jesus. Thursday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. We will be reading Chapters 13, 14, 15 – Nathanael, James and Thaddaeus for March 21st.

Come Out One and All!

Calling all those who love to sing or are musicians, to attend Choir practice on Wed., March 27th 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.

Knitting & Crocheters!

Our Trinity Knitting Group has completed the scheduled sessions for 2023. Our next get together will be Wed., March 20th and then every two weeks on a Wednesday. Enjoy some pleasant socializing, a cup of tea with some sweets and of course a little knitting or crocheting. Please join us at Trinity United Church in the Fellowship Room!

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. You are 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.” It is not too late and you can still participate! You are welcome to join the journey!

Kawartha Highlands Presbyterial UCW Annual Meeting

The theme is “From a Woman’s Point of View”. With guest speaker Gerri Lynn O’Connor, the former Mayor of Uxbridge and Chair of Durham Regional Council taking place on:

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at Trinity-Providence United Church,

44 William St., Bobcaygeon, K0M 1A0

Registration: 9:15 a.m. with program to begin at 10:00 a.m.

Please R.S.V.P. to Lillian Partridge at

or phone #705-488-1735 by March 10th. (See the bulletin board for more information.)

Easter Services

Palm Sunday March 24 @ 10:30 AM

Good Friday March 29 @ 10:30 AM

Easter sunrise March 31 @ 6:30 AM

On Bolton St. by post office, a light breakfast

following in the church kitchen

Easter Sunday March 31 @ 10:30 AM

SIM (Spirit In Motion) House Church

The next house church (SIM) will be held at the home of Dave and Audrey Mackay, 43 Cedartree Lane, 705-731-7266 on March 20 @ 10:00 AM. Please rsvp if you can make it. Thanks

Harmony UCW

Taking place on Thursday, March 21st at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. Come one, come all for a snack and fellowship!


A discussion group on “The Bible Beyond Religion" will meet at Trinity for five Thursday mornings, beginning the first Thursday after Easter, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. The author is Don Murray (brother of Walter) and this is the final of five books he has written to help us find meaning beneath the surface of stories. Some have signed up to attend this group, and some have a copy of the book. All others, with or without the book, are welcome to attend.


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 6 meals is only $325.00. 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 or Carol Young. Please join us. Thank you, Carol Young.


a piece of plywood or waterproof board 68 x 39 that we could use for backing for the poster sign out in front of Trinity Hall, please contact Armand Hachey.

Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank

Our family numbers are still increasing with more children. The following food items would be welcome:

Juice Packs, cereal, Kraft dinner, rice, canned fruit juice, canned vegetables, pasta sauce in jars, peanut butter, canned stews, canned tuna, meat, canned fruit. Our Food Bank box is located in the narthex, or you can drop off items at our grocery store boxes.

Inside Broadview Magazine

Here’s what’s coming up in the April/May issue, which will be arriving this week. Our Last Best Chance - We’re halfway through a 12-year deadline to keep Earth habitable.

Can we get there?

Rooted in Reverence - A spiritual pathway through climate grief.

System Failure - Capitalism is fueling the climate crisis.

Some thinkers are imagining a future without it.

The Broadview focuses on Spirituality, Social Justice & Ethical Living. The articles share United Church news, perspectives and truths that matter from other Church Communities. They recently won the “Best Special Interest Magazine Award”! For an annual cost of $30. (incl. tax) you receive 8 issues delivered in the mail. You can renew your subscription or become a new subscriber by e-transfer to Trinity, a cheque (payable to Trinity United Church) or cash to Susan Hachey or Sue Zilke Ward. Payment deadline is March 31st.

You can find Hope & Inspiration for Today’s World inside The Broadview Magazine!

Seniors Health and Wellness Day

Free entry and refreshments! Come and meet our community partner’s who offer Senior Services for you. Taking place on Wednesday, March 20th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at 60 West Street in Bobcaygeon. Entertainment by Jennifer Doyle. Everyone Welcome! For more information, please see the bulletin board in the hallway between the kitchen and bathroom.

Pasta Dinner at Wesley United Church!

Join us at Wesley United Church County Road 23 on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Take Away at 4 p.m. and Sit Down at 5:15 p.m. Dinner includes Home Made Pasta, Caesar Salad, rolls and dessert. Adults $15.00 each, children (5-12) $6.00 and children 4 and under free. Call for Tickets at (705)738-2827 or (705) 933-9368.

‘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.

Noon Hour Concert at Cambridge St. United Church, Lindsay

Come and enjoy some wonderful music! Concert starts at noon. Freewill offering welcome. Bring your lunch and stay for a social time afterward – tea & coffee provided.

March 20th “The Maple Beats”.

See the various concerts on the poster on the bulletin board.

ECORC Spring Annual Meeting

Planning is underway for our ECORC Spring Annual Meeting and registration will be opening soon! We will be gathering at Cambridge Street United Church in Lindsay on Friday, April 19th beginning at 10 a.m. and on Saturday, April 20th beginning at 9 a.m. We are excited to have Rev. Roger Janes from Stewardship as well as Rev. Tori Mullin, our new Growth Animator joining us in-person! I'd like to share this with you. Teamwork Makes the Stewardship Dream Work: The Rev. Roger Janes writes that a congregation with a stewardship team has significantly higher giving than a congregation without such a team. Read the full blog post: .


Karen Wilson,

Communications and Administrative Support

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