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Announcements for the week of March 6, 2023


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

March 12 , 2023


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 Carleton Place: Zion-Memorial United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

Mon. 06 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 06 Baden Powel Scouts, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 06 EAB Inc., 7:00 p.m., Bethel Room

Tues. 07 Arlene Gray, 9:00 a.m., tuning piano in Trinity Hall

Wed. 08 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 08 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 08 Knitters, 2:00 p.m., Karin Kinsman’s House

Wed. 08 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 09 Bobcaygeon Music Council Exec. Meeting, 9:30 a.m.,

Bethel Room

Thurs. 09 Pastoral Care, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary

Thurs. 09 Lenten Study, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Thurs. 09 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Thurs. 09 Council Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Fri. 10 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sat. 11 Bobcaygeon Music Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Refreshments after concert in Trinity Hall

Sun. 12 Church service & livestreaming, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Sun. 12 After church Pie and ice-cream in Trinity Hall

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

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.

Bob Francis

Bob Francis passed away on Friday, February 24th. A private family funeral will be held. A celebration of Bob's life to follow at a later date. Let us keep Bev and the Francis family in our prayers as they go through this difficult time of loss.

Frozen beef and chicken pies…

will be available for sale at $6.00 each after worship service on TODAY, March 5th. I hope to see you then.

Thank-you, Olive Macoomb

Letting Go

When we celebrated Jesus' baptism, we used stones as symbols of things we need to let go of, and as signs of our commitment to walk with God. Lose yours? Gave it away? There are more on the table in the narthex. Please enjoy and share!

With thanks, Rev. Dr. Bob Root

Lenten Study Group – Book “Good Courage”

There is a Lenten Study Group on Thursdays, which began on February 23 for six weeks, at 10:30 a.m. “Good Courage” aims to inspire with honest testimonies from people who have had the courage to follow their hearts, to hope against hope, and to faithfully work towards a better world. In these pages, find comfort with examples of practical and courageous hope in the midst of despair, and accept the challenge to deepen your theological understanding of hope, resurrection, and new life.

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

New Year, New Music, New Time

Choir Practices on Thursdays 2-3:30 pm If you are interested let Brenda Shield know at :

40-40 Challenge!

Instead of giving up something for Lent – why not try the 40-40 Challenge? Each day of Lent, remove one item from your cupboard or closet that you no longer wear or use, and donate the items to a local charity/thrift shop OR take an item of food from your cupboard every day for the Food Bank, OR set aside a loonie or toonie every day of Lent for your favourite charity.


If there are any questions or concerns regarding your 2022 Tax Receipts, please forward any inquiries to All donations in the year 2023 will be the responsibility of Cathy Bennett, as she will be the new Envelope Steward and all inquiries can be directed to her:

Broadview Magazine Renewal

The Broadview focuses on a wide variety of Cultures & Views, life experiences from many perspectives and a unifying voice in these times of change. For the low cost of $25.00 for 8 issues, you can renew your subscription or become a new subscriber. You can give or mail your cheque or cash to Sue in the office, or you can speak to me after church in Trinity Hall. We need to send the information and payment in by April 3rd. Your new subscription will begin in June.

Thank-you, Susan Hachey

Are you a Knitter or Crocheter?

We need people to knit or crochet mitten, scarves, hats for our Mitten Tree. The items are distributed to our community here in Bobcaygeon and Lindsay to places like our public schools, Curve Lake, Boys & Girls Club, Ross Memorial Hospital, A Place Called Home etc. before Christmas.

News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group meet every second Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8th at the home of Karin Kinsman. We knit Prayer Shawls adults and children who need comfort, peace, and love as they go through personal loss, sickness, and grief. For further information about the Knitting Group, please contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279 or the church office for Karin’s address if you wish to join them.


Please remember to fill out UCW questionnaire and hand it back to Lillian Partridge or the church office. There will be copies on the Narthex table, for anyone who needs one to fill out.

Bobcaygeon Helps Foodbank

The number of clients has greatly increased at the Food Bank.

The Food Bank Box in the narthex is picked up weekly. There are drop off boxes at both of our grocery stores.

Items in need:

Canned fruit, canned vegetables, juices boxes, canned juice, tooth paste, shampoo, deodorant, and toilet tissue. Bobcaygeon Helps is now set up for e-transfer. The contact information is: Bobcaygeon Food Bank. The email address is: Method of payment through: email.


‘After Words’ … is a new Bereavement Support Program

in Bobcaygeon offered by Kawartha Lakes Hospice. The group meets every first and third Thursday in the month from 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. at the Lions Club, Market Square, Bobcaygeon. Please call Janice Craig, Hospice Bereavement Co-ordinator at 705-324-7323 x 553 for more information.

Donations for Turkey and Syria

On Monday, February 6, a series of powerful earthquakes struck southern Türkiye (Turkey) near the border with Syria. The quakes caused extensive damage and loss of lives. At time of writing, the death toll has surpassed 20,000 people, and thousands more are missing.

The winter weather makes the situation even more dire for people who are without shelter, warm clothes, blankets, water, and food. Some of the people affected by the earthquake were already displaced by conflict.

Today, people need emergency shelter, blankets, mattresses, clean water, food, and hygiene items.

We join Mission & Service partners the Middle East Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, the Canadian Food grains Bank, and the Humanitarian Coalition to show tangible support for the people of Türkiye and Syria.

You can be a part of these efforts by donating now. Thank you for your generosity.

If you wish to donate to people who were affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, please mark "Turkey/Syria" on your envelope, cheque or E-transfer if donating through Trinity United Church.


Concerts start at noon and a Freewill offering welcome at Cambridge Street United Church on 61 Cambridge St. North in Lindsay. Concerts taking place on Wednesday from March 1 to March 29, 2023. Bring your lunch and stay for a social time afterwards with tea and coffee provided. See the bulletin board in the hall by the kitchen for musicians and type of music being presented.

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