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Announcements for the week of November 29, 2021

TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU

“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”



The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, November 28, 2021

1st of Advent Sunday




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.



We extend a warm, friendly welcome to all!


Please note:

Please call the Church Office at (705)738-5135 or email at trinityprovidence1@gmail.com to receive confirmation of your booking. All functions in the church such as Committee and Council Meetings, must be booked ahead of date with the Office Administrator. It is imperative to book your rooms ahead of time because Covid protocols need be observed and numbers must be kept. We are only allowed 25 people at one time in the entire building during the week except for church services.


Special Activities this Week at Trinity

We sincerely thank all of those participating in activities and meetings for following the Covid 19 Protocols established by the Ontario Government and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. We all need to do our part to keep our church as safe as possible!


Mon. 29 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Tues. 30 Worship Committee, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Tues. 30 Knitting Group, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Tues. 30 TRC, 3:30 p.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 01 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 01 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 01 Healing Ministry, 1:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Thurs. 02 Book Club, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Thurs. 02 Bible Study, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Room

Fri. 03 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 05 Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary



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




Please Remember in your Prayers

Those at home, in nursing homes and in hospital who are facing illness, bereavement and other life challenges. If you need prayer or would like to be part of a prayer group, please contact the Prayer Circle in confidence at (705)738-5135 (church office). This week please pray for Cold Springs United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).


Book Club – “The Heart of Christianity” …

will be taking place every Thursday! Our next is December 2nd at 9:30 a.m. meeting in the Fellowship Room. All are welcome to join in!


SOLOMON’S PORCH BIBLE STUDY

Solomon’s Porch Bible Study has started up again and will be every Thursday! Our next one will be on December 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. Everyone is welcome to participate!

“A Legacy of Unwavering Love” UCW Fundraiser

Rev. Ed Bentley’s book “A Legacy of Unwavering Love” book will be available for a $25.00 donation to U.C.W. Mission & Service to help meet their 2021 goal for giving. Please sign the sign-up sheet in the Narthex if you are interested. The deadline is this Sunday, Nov. 28th.

A “Heads-up” in regards to our Annual Report submission

For any Committee Chairperson/s going away over the winter months, please submit your annual report from your committee before going away, so that I can submit a completed report for our Annual General Meeting and complete the report to our United Church General Council. Thank-you, Sue Zilke Ward


Church made Meat Pies will be made available for sale…

to the congregation after worship service TODAY, Sunday, November 28th, and there will also be 42 jars of chili sauce for sale at $5.00 per jar. Please take your coats with you when purchasing.

Thanks, Olive and the UCW.

News from Trinity's Reopening Committee

We sincerely thank the members of our congregation for following the protocols that have been put in place so that we can successfully have Sunday Church Services again. Worshiping together is wonderful! We also thank the many volunteers who have helped with screening, recording contact information, ushering and running the technology equipment. The sense of teamwork is so appreciated!


With cooler and more inclement weather approaching, we will modify our entry procedures. When necessary, we will ask people to enter by Trinity Hall where you will be met by the screeners, then proceed to the narthex. Hopefully, this change eliminates anyone having to wait outside in the cold. Families, who have someone with mobility issues, will continue to be welcomed at the front door.


Stay tuned as the Reopening Committee reviews recent documents from the Government of Ontario and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group has returned to Trinity! New members are welcome as projects are created for shut-ins and various people in need. The Knitting Group will meet every second Tuesday and the dates will be posted under “Special Activities This Week at Trinity”. Covid Protocols must be followed (signing the contact sheet upon entry, hand sanitizing, wearing masks and maintaining proper social distance). For further information about the Knitting Group, contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279. Next meeting November 30th @ 2 p.m.


THE HEALING MINISTRY IS BACK!!!

Dear Friends,


The healing Ministry is being organized to resume on Wednesday, November 3rd and will be open every Wednesday for 6 weeks. We just have two practitioners at the moment, Beth Halliday and myself, and we will need to take extra time between clients to disinfect our tables, etc. Therefore, we have spots for only 6 clients each week. We will book appointments for you to attend every other Wednesday. That way, we can accommodate more people in a 2-week period.


We are only able to accept registration for those who have been fully vaccinated and we will need to see proof of that at your first appointment. This is for our safety and for that of the clients.


Please call Carol Wells-Gordon at 705-731-0455 to book an appointment. Beth and I are very excited to be able to offer Reiki once again. We look forward to seeing you soon.

You Tube services and music at Trinity & Providence

Please see the You Tube channel for all services and special music. The below will always be the Sunday service link as well as what is sent out every week on our “Friday’s File”. This link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCceVbNDq7eytAaPZ9IMmaFw

When you click on this link, click on the "video" tab at the top of the page and all of the Trinity YouTube music & services will pop up and then click on the one you wish to watch.


NOTE NEWSLETTER COURIERS:

Please pick-up your Newsletters for distribution on Fri., Dec. 3rd.


ENVELOPE STEWARD

With the new year coming shortly, I’ll be preparing the 2022 envelope boxes which will be ready for pick up soon. I wanted to inquire whether you still would like to receive the offering boxes as usual.

Some have decided to continue with their offerings via e-transfer, some have decided to continue using their regular envelopes and some still are preparing monthly cheques. (PAR is always the preferred option.)


If you usually donate using offering envelopes and you would NOT like to receive a box of envelopes for 2022, please let me know, so that you may donate to the church using the method best suited to you.

Only those who would like to change their status, please contact me at: kim.draper.tuc@gmail.com.


Procedure For E-Transfer:

1. Senders must sign-in to their bank account.

2. Click on the e-transfer icon.

3. The recipient is Trinity United Church.

4. The email address is:

5. Enter the total amount of the donation.

6. In the memo field, enter the specific designations of the

donation. E.g., For a $100 donation, general $70, M&S

$10, property $10, world development $5.

7. For the security question, use “church name”.

(do not enter quotation marks)

8. Answer “Trinity”. (Do not enter quotation marks but use

capital T)

9. Send.

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