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Announcements for the week of October 4, 2021


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, October 3, 2021

19th after Pentecost

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 note:

Please call the Church Office at (705)738-5135 or email at 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!

Tues. 05 Worship Committee, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Tues. 05 Dyson Alarm testing, 11:30 a.m., Entire Church

Tues. 05 Knitting Group, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 06 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 06 Council Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 07 Book Club, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Fri. 08 Piano Tuning (Arlene Gray), 11:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

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

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

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

Affirming Ministry Education - Affirming Voting on October 17th

Proposed Mission Statement:

Mission Statements


As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to:

· spread God’s liberating love and respect God’s creation, functioning as a caring faith community

· encourage everyone to participate in all aspects of the life and work of the community of faith

· further our spiritual growth through worship, study of the scriptures and deepening relationships

As an affirming congregation, we celebrate God’s love:

· as expressed through diversity in ability, age, appearance, beliefs, capacity, ethnicity, family configuration, gender identity, personality, racial identity, sexual orientation, social status

We commit to God’s vision of wholeness for all creation.

Come, share this journey.

On Sunday October 17th, an Affirming Vote will be taken after the Service. The following procedure will follow:

The following Motions will be by show of hands

1. MOTION: ‘To allow Adherents to vote on temporal matters’

2. MOTION: ‘To allow children over 12 to vote on temporal matters’

The following Motions will be by secret ballots

1. MOTION: ‘To approve Trinity United Church – Bobcaygeon’s Mission Statement as presented by Council’

2. MOTION: ‘To become a member of Affirm United with an annual membership fee of $100.00/year

****Please see the attachments for further information about Affirming on Friday’s News Blast****

Trinity Is Open and are looking for volunteers!

We were so thrilled to have had our first Service in the Sanctuary on Sunday; September 19th and it was an exciting time! Please continue to follow Covid 19 Protocols carefully as we work together to keep everyone safe. We still need 6 volunteers each Sunday while we are following Covid procedures. Connie will be outside after church if anyone wishes to sign up or please contact her at 705-738-2863.


A big thank-you to everyone who made a donation towards the new freezer in Trinity Hall to hold all the pies. What a wonderful surprise! Again, thanks so very much. Olive Macoomb

Book Club – “The Heart of Christianity”…

will be starting up on Thursday, October 7th at 9:30 a.m. meeting in the Fellowship Room. All are welcome to join in!


has started up again and the next meeting will be on Oct. 14, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. Everyone is welcome to participate!


Susan and Armand Hachey and everyone who donated for the beautiful Fall display at the front of our church. Also, to Anna & Sophia for the awesome Fall “Welcome Back” sign they created!

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:

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.

Cash Cards for Christmas

Our next order date will be, Nov. 26th, for a Christmas order. Please make your cheque payable to “Trinity United Church”. If you haven’t tried shopping with Cash Cards, now would be a great time to start. Thank you,

Bud Justice

SIM (Spirit In Motion)House Church

You are invited to the next house church at the home of Dave and Audrey Mackay on Oct. 13 @ 10 A.M, 43 Cedartree Ln. PLEASE RSVP as we can only accommodate 14 people max., 705-731-0099. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you. Audrey Mackay

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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.

Memorial Service for Betty Bentley

As we let you know in the bulletin dated May 9, 2021 (Mother’s Day), that Betty Bentley had passed away on April 28th. Ed and the family are now holding a memorial service for Betty on Oct. 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Maranatha Church located at 100 College St. W. in Belleville. The Rev. Dr. David McMaster will be officiating. ALL COVID PROTOCOLS WILL APPLY. You can pre-register by emailing: with your name and phone number. If you do not pre-register, you may still attend and your name and phone number will be taken at the door. The service may be livestreamed.

Thanking you in advance, Ed Bentley


Perhaps now is the time to think about joining the United Church of Canada’s PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) monthly program to ensure your contribution to the churches ongoing expenses are met. With the continuance of COVID-19 protocols, eagerly awaiting vaccine shots and the reopening of Bobcaygeon’s Trinity/Providence United Church, the church’s expenses go on. If PAR is something you’d like to join, please contact Kim Draper at - or call her at 416-346-6902. The church accepts cash or cheques payable to ‘Trinity United Church”, sent to P.O. Box #426, Bobcaygeon, ON, K0M 1A0 and e-transfers as follows:

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.

Another way is by PAR, which stands for Pre-authorized Remittance.

It is a monthly donation program. You may contact Kim Draper @ or call her at 416-346-6902.

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