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Announcements for the week of September 20, 2021


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, September 19, 2021

17th after Pentecost!

Welcome to Trinity’s Re-opening!

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 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. 21 Meat Pie Making, UCW, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Tues. 21 Knitting Group, 2:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 22 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary or Fellowship Room

Thurs. 23 “Feasting on the Word” Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Sun. 26 Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary – Orange Shirt Day to Support the Indigenous Children who went missing.

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

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

Providence UC – Last Summer Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Providence United Church Sunday has held very successful outdoor services during the months of August and September. The weather has been kind! This Sunday, September 19th, our guest speaker will be Rev. John Patterson and the Providence Road Band 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, the service will be canceled.

A Trinity Reopening Welcome Back!

We are so thrilled to have our first Service in the Sanctuary this Sunday; September 19th and the excitement has been building! Please follow Covid 19 Protocols carefully as we work together to keep everyone safe. At this time, the Sunday Service will not be livestreamed, but will be available on YouTube as soon as possible.

Get Ready for Meat Pies!

We welcome Olive Macoomb and an amazing group of ladies who begin making meat pies on Tuesday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. in the morning. The fellowship will be fantastic and the baking aromas enticing. It is with great anticipation that we wait for the availability of the meat pies!

Patricia Burley (Past UCW President)

Patricia was very involved with UCW Presbyterial and was involved with UCW at all levels. Let us keep her family in our prayers as they go through this difficult loss.


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


to Connie Picken who looked after the church office so capably while I was away on holidays for the past two weeks. You and your skills are greatly appreciated!

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.

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!

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.

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 Other events are:

· Scavenger Hunt on September18th. 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.

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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