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Announcements for the week of March 25, 2024

TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU

“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

March 24, 2024

Announcements




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. 25 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 25 Drumming, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Mon. 25 Otters, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 25 Ukulele, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Mon. 25 BPSA, 7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 25 EAB Inc., 700 p.m., Bethel Room upstairs

Tues. 26 Truth & Reconciliation, 7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 27 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 27 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 27 Choir, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 27 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 27 Providence UCW, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Fri. 29 Church Office Closed for Good Friday

Fri. 29 Good Friday Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Sun. 31 Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 p.m., at Post Office

Sun. 31 Easter Church Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary.

Livestreaming during the service.


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


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


A HUGE THANK-YOU

Thank-you so very much for all who helped in any and all ways with the Kawartha Highland Presbyterial UCW, AGM meeting which took place here this past Tuesday, March 19th! Without your help, we would not have been able to accommodate them and had a successful meeting. Once again, your help was very much appreciated!


Ukulele Practice

There will be a ukulele practice on March 25th 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 25th. Drums and Friendship provided. Thank-you, Debbie


Providence UCW

Providence UCW will be meeting on Thursday, March 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room for fellowship and snack.


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.


Our Trinity Knitting Group

Our next get together will be Wed., April 3rd 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 by praying for our congregation. You are welcome to join the journey!


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


DISCUSSION GROUP: "THE BIBLE BEYOND RELIGION"

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.


LOOKING FOR …

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.


Inside Broadview Magazine

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!


DO NOT MISS THIS YEAR’S WOMEN’S RETREAT!

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.


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.


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.


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: https://ow.ly/HKqH50QN79c .

Blessings,

Karen Wilson, Communications and Administrative Support


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