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Announcements for the week of October 10, 2022


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

October 9, 2022


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 Anishinaabe Nation. We acknowledge their stewardship of the land throughout the ages.

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 Stittsville United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity


Tues. 11 Settlers Quilters, 1:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

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

Wed. 12 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 12 Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 13 Pastoral Care, 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Room

Thurs. 13 Outdoor clean-up, 10:00 a.m., Outside Trinity

Thurs. 13 Providence UCW, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Fri. 14 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 16 UCW Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.,

Sanctuary and livestreaming.

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.

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

Congratulations Trinity & Providence!

In 2021 the Bobcaygeon-Providence Pastoral Charge raised $24,591.00 for Mission & Service fund of The United Church of Canada. A “Certificate of Thanksgiving” was sent to us as well as a letter of thanks.

An Advent Request

Advent, a time of spiritual preparation, will soon be upon us. We would like to prepare a special aide for each person in our church community of faith to use as part of his/her journey through this special time. To make it truly special, we are asking each of you to make one or more contributions to it. It can be in the form of a poem, a short personal reflection, a photo – really, just about anything that has special meaning to you and reflects the thoughts of hope, peace, joy, or love. (Please indicate whether it is original or give credit to the originator.) Submissions can be made digitally. Please submit them to Sue in the church office (include email address for you please) by NOVEMBER 10. Don’t delay – if you’ve already thought of something, please send it now! Thank-you, Rev. Bob Root

Autumn Clean-up Day at Trinity

There will be a church yard clean-up day being held on Thursday, October 13th starting at 10:00 a.m. If you can come out and help and maybe bring a rake, that would be fantastic! Many hands make light work.


Sunday, October 16 is WORLD FOOD SUNDAY. Please bring food for the Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank on that day.

News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group meet every second Tuesday and will begin meeting as of October 18, 2022. For further information about the Knitting Group, contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279.

All Saints Day Sunday

On October 30th we will be celebrating “All Saints Sunday. Part of the service will include a time of remembering those from our church family who have died during the pandemic.

DRUMMERS: Please meet Rev. Bob on Oct. 23rd at 9:50 a.m.


The Fall Edition of the Carillon is now being planned. SUNDAY,NOVEMBER 6 is the deadline for your submissions. Distribution will be Friday November 18. What is your group or committee doing? Did you make some memorable memories? Send them to me at Pictures are welcome too! Sue Pepper

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.

VIP Cash/Gift Cards

We will be ordering GIFT CARDS ON November 20th for the 2022 Christmas Time. We cannot have COD orders at this time and your cheques should be payable to “TRINITY UNITED CHURCH”.

Pick up your order form from the Church Office or from the clip boards by the washrooms and put them in my mailbox.

Thank-you, Bud Justice


Good quality Christmas decoration to sell at our Trinity/Providence Church Bazaar, which is taking place on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

ALSO: Ross Memorial is looking for good quality magazines for their Spiritual Care Department. If you have some, you may bring them into the church and put them in the brown box which is located on the Narthex table in by the front doors.


Starting in November we will be returning to having Greeters at our doors. Please phone Audrey Mackay if you would be interested in helping out in this way.

Big Drum Social on October 8th

at Purple Woods Conservation Area in Oshawa from 11:00a.m – 3:00 p.m. Please view the poster on our website at Big Drum Social - East Central Ontario Regional Council of the United Church of Canada ( An invitation from Reverend Rodney Smith-Merkley: I'd like to invite people on Oct. 8th who would like to attend the Big Drum Social to first meet at Westminster United Church in Whitby at 10am for a sharing circle and to see their Land Acknowledgement plaque which will have been dedicated on Oct. 2nd. The idea is people may bring their questions, or feel more comfortable attending with others.

Anti-Racism, Interfaith and Intercultural Forum:

Save the Date: October 26 - November 23, 2022 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM Wednesdays (on Zoom):

ECORC'S Anti-racism, Interfaith and Intercultural Forum, invites you to learn about our world, our communities, and our neighbours through an exploration of some of the world's religions. In exploring our neighbour’s religion, we will learn about ourselves. Join us for an exploration, both outward and inward.

Tuesday November 8, 2022, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (in person) Location: Trinity United Church, Cobourg Clergy and LLWL Training - Interpretation of Scriptures through the Art of a Lens of Anti-racism. To be facilitated by: Dr. Dorcas Gordon, former Director, Toronto School of Theology, Professor, and Principal of Knox College, U of T. Offered by The ECORC Anti-Racism, Interfaith and Intercultural Forum. More details to follow later this month for both of these events.

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