Announcements for the week of November 20, 2023
TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU
“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”
The Life and Work of the Church
November 19, 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.
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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 North Gower United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECOR).
Special Activities this Week at Trinity
Mon. 20 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Mon. 20 Drumming, 2 – 3 p.m., Sanctuary
Mon. 20 Otters, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Mon. 20 Ukulele Practice, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Mon. 20 EAB Inc., 7:00 p.m., Bethel Room
Mon. 20 Scouts, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Tues. 21 Bereavement Group, 2:00 p.m. Fellowship Room
Wed. 22 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 22 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Wed. 22 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Wed. 22 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Thurs. 23 Baking Pies for Trinity’s Bazaar, morning, kitchen
Thurs 23 Providence UCW, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room
Fri. 24 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall and then at
2:00 p.m. into the Fellowship Room
Fri. 24 Christmas Bazaar set-up, 2:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Sat. 25 Christmas Bazaar, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon, Trinity Hall
Sun. 26 Church Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary Livestreaming
during the service.
Best wishes to all those who have Birthdays and Anniversaries in November!
A BIG THANK-YOU TO…
all who helped out in anyway in making the meat pies. You are all greatly appreciated! We will be selling chicken and beef meat pies at the UCW Christmas Bazaar being held on Saturday, November 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Bill passed away on Sunday, October 29th at Ross Memorial Hospital. Let us keep the Dodwell family and friends in our prayers as go through this difficult time of loss. More information will be coming forth as we receive it.
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.
Calling all Bakers, we need your help!
We need people to make baked goods for our Christmas Bazaar, which is being held on Saturday, November 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. If you are able to help out in this way, please call Karen Foote @ (289)686-8863. The baked goods can be dropped of on Friday, November 24th.
Trinity’s Christmas Schedule
Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 24 (Advent 1, 2, 3, & 4) at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity.
Christmas Eve and Advent 4 will be celebrated on Dec.24 @ 10:30 a.m.
Come Out One and All!
Calling all those who love to sing or are musicians, to attend Choir practice on Wed., November 22nd 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.
all you need is a heartbeat to join. On Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. starting Monday, Nov. 20th. Drums and Friendship provided. Thank-you, Debbie
The next Ukulele Practice will be held on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. Happy practicing until then!
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. Please bring your knitting in by Friday, December 1st.
Make sure that when you leave the church that nothing blocks the fire door exits, as per the Fire Marshall regulations.
A Travelling Library …
with books about Truth and Reconciliation is in the Fellowship Room. Please have a look, borrow and read and return by November 26. There are children's books, novels, and teachings about relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people. Some of the books include: The Inconvenient Indian; 21 Things You Didn't Know About the Indian Act; Keeper and Me; Embers and many more. It's a great opportunity.
THE CARILLON IS COMING!
The newsletters will be ready for distribution on Dec 1. Sadly, we have lost a few of our deliverers. If you can volunteer to deliver 5-10 newsletters to a specific area two times a year, please call (705-738-9633) or email me. Thank you, Sue Pepper
Music Night at Providence
Come one, come all and join us on Friday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy our “Music Night” at Providence United Church located at 1449 County Rd. #8!
A PLACE CALLED HOME
The UCW are collecting items for “A Place Called Home”. The items they are looking for are toiletries, dinner plates, cereal bowls and forks. If you can help in this way, please let Lillian Partridge know or bring them into the church office after our Christmas Bazaar.
Trinity United Church Christmas Bazaar
To be held in Trinity Hall on Saturday, November 25th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Free Admission! Home baking, Christmas Shop, Gift Boutique, silent auction, Frozen beef and chicken pies. Held in Trinity 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! Since it is flue season, please call first to make sure they are not on lockdown.
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, November 29th at 2:00 o'clock 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.
Council Members – Annual Report
If you are going away for the winter, please remember to send in your Annual Report for 2023 by January 20th.
‘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.
Christmas Market @ Christ Church Bobcaygeon
Being held on Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. With Frozen foods, Baking, Crafts, Outdoor Planters. There are tables for rent at $35.00 for you to showcase your items. Contact Chris @ (705)738-6107 or Donna @ (705)731-9539.
Cambridge Street United Church presents:
“The Joys of Christmas”
Taking place in Lindsay on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch for $10.00 is served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cookie Sale, Browser’s Corner and 5” frozen meat pies. Call 705-324-3547 for more information.
BMC – Music Concert Series present – “Boreal”
Taking place on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church for $30.00 per ticket. Boreal is the magical musical collaboration of Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley and Angie Nussey. These three hardworking singer-songwriters, each with their own longstanding, award winning careers, simply love to play music together. Book at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705)731-7497. See bulletin board in the hall by the kitchen for more information.
HEALING PATHWAY MINISTRY
@ Cambridge St. United Church in Lindsay
Phase 1 Training Course - Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., both days. Healing Pathway has been an active ministry at Cambridge Street United Church since 2022. We invite anyone who has an interest in learning the basic concepts of hands-on healing within the Christian tradition to take the Phase 1 Training and become part of our team of practitioners, or start up a ministry at their community of faith.
THEOLOGY/THEOLOGIES: Anti-racism, Interfaith, Intercultural
Please join the Theology (and implementation) Conference being planned by the Anti-Racism, Interfaith, Intercultural Forum in our Region on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. This is a one day in person conference that is being held at Kingsview United Church, Oshawa from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jennifer Janzen-Ball, Executive Minister for Theological Leadership, The United of Canada. The $15 payment for lunch is to be sent to Brian James by November 17th. Payment can be sent by e-transfer to email@example.com, please make sure to include your name. The registration has been extended to Friday, November 17th.
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