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Announcements for the week of May 8, 2023


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

May 7, 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 Barrhaven United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

Mon. 01 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

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

Mon. 08 Otters & B.P.S.A, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Tues. 09 Settlers Quilters, 1:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 10 Respite Care, CANCELLED FOR TODAY

Wed. 10 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 10 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 11 Pastoral Care Meeting, 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Room

Thurs. 11 Worship Committee Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Thurs. 11 Council Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 11 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Fri. 12 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 14 Christian Family Sunday & Baptism

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

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

If you are doing a Spring clean-up …

at your house and could donate any 500 ml Mason Jars for the upcoming Chili Sauce making in September, it would be very much appreciated. Please just put the jars on the counter in the church kitchen and I will periodically pick them up.

Many thanks,

Olive Macoomb


Trinity’s Affirming Education Team for all the work done so far to help Trinity be a place of radical welcome and hospitality. Our team consisted of: Kim Draper, Carol Young, Susan Hachey, Susan Murray, John Knox, John Carson, Mary Justice, and Mary Watson and the work continues on, so that we stay P.I.E. (Public, Intentional Explicit) in our Faith Community and Community at large.

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.

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 Bobcagyeon and Lindsay to places like our public schools, Curve Lake, Boys & Girls Club, Ross Memorial Hospital, A Place Called Home etc. before Christmas.

Choir Practices …

takes place on Thursdays from 2:00 -3:30 p.m. If you love to sing, please come out and if you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Brenda Shield at the following email address:


If there are any questions or concerns regarding your 2022 Tax Receipts, please forward any inquiries to Kim Draper @ 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:

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, May 17that 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.


Dear Friends,

We have not spoken about Prayer Shawls for some time and I would like to bring them to your attention this morning. We have 6 sweet baby blankets and 15 beautiful adult shawls that have been blessed and are ready to be shared. Please give some thought to anyone you know who might benefit from receiving a prayer shawl. The recipient does not need to be a member or adherent of Trinity/Providence churches: just someone you know who is experiencing a difficult time, either due to a loss of a loved one, an illness, loneliness, etc.

The Prayer Shawls are kept upstairs in the St. David’s room where you will find them stored in labeled bins. Please feel free to choose any appropriate shawl and fill in the form listing the date, your name and the recipient’s name.

I also want to pay tribute to the members of the Knitting Group who give so generously of their time and talent to create these wonderful shawls and lap blankets. We are very grateful for your commitment to this ministry.

With appreciation,

Carol Wells-Gordon

Co-chair, Pastoral Care Team

We have a Search Team …

to help find a new part-time or shared minister. Its’ members are:

Ted Sturman, Carol Wells-Gordon, Nicolette Thomas, Barb Carnegie, Doug Pepper, Cathy Bennett, and Marion Mackenzie.

Please remember these folk in your prayers as they engage in this good work on the Church’s behalf.

S.I.M (Spirit In Motion) HOUSE CHURCH

Will be held on Wednesday, May 17th @ 10:00 a.m. at Juanita and Walter Murray’s home located at 17 Lakewood Cr. Unit #13, Bobcaygeon. Please RSVP if you are able to attend at 705-738-5556.

Providence & Harmony UCW

Providence UCW has invited Harmony UCW and all ladies of the church, to join them on May 25, 2023 at Trinity United Church in the Fellowship room at 2:00 p.m. A Police Officer will be our special guest speaker talking about present day scams and how to avoid them.


I’d like to thank the Affirm Education Team for stepping up and exceeding in the preparation for the Affirm Celebration held April 30th, 2023. It would never have happened without any of you. My deepest apology for not being there to help with any of the arrangements that was so beautifully done.

· Susan Hachey

· Elizabeth Hull

· Carol Young

· Mary Justice

· Mary Watson

· John Carson

· John Knox

Thank you to the Decorating Team (Elizabeth Hull, Connie Picken, Cathy Bennett) for decorating the front hall and the sanctuary. It was beautiful, colourful, and imaginative.

The Property Brothers (Armand Hachey and Jim Telford) were very busy getting the new Affirming bench painted and ready for display, revising the washroom signage to reflect the Affirming values and setting up and tearing down the luncheon tables for the day. A big thank you.

And lastly, my gratitude to Rev. Bob Root for taking all the little pieces that made up this celebration and creating such a fabulous day.

I owe you one!!

Kim Draper

Kawartha Male Chorus and Special Guests presents…

“We’re The Men” concert taking place on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 40 William St., N, Linday. Admission: Freewill Offering and come and visit our Silent Auction Table!

Mental Health First Aid Training …

At Cambridge Street United on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Brown bag lunch event – refreshments provided. Cost is $40.00 for the workbook. Registration deadline is Friday, May 12, 2023 by contacting the church office @ 705-324-03547 or (See bulletin board by kitchen.)

We’re Hiring at Cambridge Street United Church!

We are looking to hire a permanent part-time Coordinator for Children, Youth and Young Families. This position will begin with an average of 8 hrs/week or 35 hrs/month. (See the bulletin board by the kitchen for more detail.)

National Prayer Breakfast & Leadership Dinner in Ottawa

Each year the breakfast and/or dinner are held as a non-partisan, Inter-denominational gathering of leaders from across Canada to unite in prayer and fellowship. Participants will include Members of Parliament, Senators, Canadian International faith leaders. You are invited to attend. National Prayer Breakfast: May 30th @ the Shaw Centre @ 7:30 a.m. sharp, Leadership Dinner: May 29th at the Shaw Center @ 7:00 a.m. sharp and Young Leaders Summit: May 28th – 30th on the Parliamentary Precinct. For registration and full details including event updates, please visit the National Pray Breakfast website. (See bulletin board for more info.)

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