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Announcements for the Week of September 12, 2021


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, September 12, 2021

16th 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 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 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.

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!

Wed. 15 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary or Fellowship Room

Sun. 19 Reopening 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 Whitby, St. Mark’s, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

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

Providence is open on Sunday’s at 10:00 a.m.

Providence United Church Sunday services will be held outdoors and this Sunday’s guest speaker will be Rev. Andrew Macpherson and John Knox will be providing the special music along with Betty Knox on the keyboard. We ask that you bring along a lawn chair, a bottle of water for hydration and a mask for yourself. We will be following Covid protocols of social distancing and masks when singing. If it rains, services will be canceled.


Olive Macoomb for cleaning the entire kitchen, utensils, fridges etc. to make ready for our chili sauce making, which took place on Wednesday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 7th. Also, a big THANKYOU to ALL who helped with the chili sauce making. You are greatly appreciated! It has also been amazing to hear such excitement, chatter and laughing in our church building once again!

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.


will be starting up again on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday’s Virtual Coffee Time News…

Trinity and Providence United Church has enjoyed Virtual Coffee Time for over a year. We thank Rev. Andrew and Steve Oliver for facilitating these special meeting times. However, with the opening of Church services, Virtual Coffee Time will no longer occur and fellowship, in person, can take place outside after Sunday services. Masks are to be worn and social distancing protocols must be followed. At this time, refreshments will not be served, but how wonderful it will be to see dear friends in person!

A Message from our Chairperson, Cathy Bennett

Trinity Church Family:

It has been a very long year and a half since we have been able to gather together at Trinity.

I want to thank you all so very much for continuing to support Trinity during this difficult and trying time.

As you have heard Trinity’s doors will be open for in-house service starting September 19th at 10:30 a.m. I want to thank the re-opening committee for working hard to make this happen.

Some of you may still not feel comfortable coming into the church. That is understandable given all that we have been through. The service will be live streamed and also will be available on You-Tube shortly after the service.

For those who are okay coming back you will notice many changes in the church that have been set in place based on the guidelines set forth by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and the Provincial Government.

The sanctuary has been set up with chairs 2 meters apart. There are single, double, three and four chairs together spaced as per the guidelines. Masks MUST be worn at all times. There will be someone at the door to sign you in asking you for your name and phone number. There will be ushers who will escort you to your seat. If you have a coat, it must be taken with you to your seat. Name tags will not be available. In order to limit contact, bulletins will not be available.

Everything will be on the power point screen and through email. If you are feeling sick, we ask that you do not attend, just to be on the safe side.

I know this sounds like a lot of rules, but trust me, once you are seated

it will feel so great to be back together. Of course, if things change and the Covid numbers start to go back up and the province is shut down we will not be able to open. That is why it is so important that we ALL get our Covid-19 vaccine, not only for our own sake but also for everyone around us including friends and family.

Looking forward to better days ahead!


Cathy Bennett, Chair of Council

Connie Picken/Dave Mackay, Co-chairs of the Re-opening Committee


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.

Bobcaygeon Agricultural Society Fall Fair Events

Create a scarecrow to welcome Autumn to Bobcaygeon & our surrounding area! To find out how to participate in the Scarecrow Competition go onto the website The deadline for this competition is September 10th. Other events are:

· Scavenger Hunt on Aug. 21st, Sept. 11th & 18th. Two new routes!

· Drive Thru Fair Event on Oct. 2nd & 3rd from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

· Home crafts – knitting sewing, baking, preserves etc.

· Junior Homecrafts – crafts, painting & photography

· Bale Decorating Competition – deadline to Aug. 20th

· Virtual Horse Show and virtual Dog Show

· There will also be the 2021 Bobcaygeon Agricultural Society Car Tour with a South Route and North Route.

Vist for more details on how to participate. If you have any questions, please send them to

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Another earthquake hit Haiti with devastating results! They have suffered one emergency after another. The United Church makes our emergency response possible. Our support brings effective relief as we partner with the Haitian Methodist Church and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank already on the scene. Right now our response will bring needed shelter, food, water, first aid and medical supplies. The United Church made an immediate response of $10,000 from a Mission & Service emergency reserve. By phoning 1-416-231-5931 (with credit card in hand) you may make your response to add to this urgently needed relief. Thank you.

Reopening Service at Trinity United Church

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

After a long time being closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Trinity United Church is opening its doors for Sunday services beginning Sunday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m. In her letter to Trinity’s church family (in these announcements), Cathy Bennett has outlined the procedures to follow in detail. We reinforce that Protocols, as mandated by the Ontario Government and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, will be followed. Procedures include screening, collection of contact information, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. Greeters and ushers will guide you into and out from the sanctuary which has been set up to maintain the correct social distance. Services will be live-streamed on YouTube and will also be available shortly after the service ends.

Also, some activities and committees are slowly beginning to meet at the church, again following proper protocols. Contact the church office if you wish to book a group. The excitement grows as we go through the reopening process!

News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group is returning to Trinity as the church reopens. New members are welcome as projects are created for shut-ins and various people in need. The Knitting Group will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. 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.

Survey Regarding Off Road Vehicles

Attached is a link where residents of Bobcaygeon can add their input on a future Kawartha Lakes Council decision regarding off road vehicles using some town roads. People living in our neighbourhood may want to add their input on a future council decision. Right Click on the link below, then click on Open Hyperlink and the short survey of two questions will appear.

ECORC NEWS - Save the date: Sept. 22nd 7-9 pm on Zoom

• Our 2021 VIBE team is inviting all leaders involved in youth programs to share how they are reaching youth during Covid. The VIBE team will share the challenges of offering a virtual camp and have tips to offer.

• Even if you cannot attend, please consider sharing your stories, both the successes and the challenges so that we can share tips in our region. All who register will receive a zoom link the Monday before the session. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Sharon Hull at if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you!


Mary-Margaret Boone

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