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Announcements for the week of September 26, 2022


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

September 25, 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.

(This is a scent sensitive environment)

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 Elgin-Portland United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

Special Activities this Week at Trinity

Mon. 26 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Mon. 26 Otters, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 28 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 28 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 28 Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall

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

Sun. 01 World Wide Communion 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.


Thank-you to all the ladies who helped with the chili sauce. We had 2 successful sessions and made 157 jars in total. I also wish to thank everyone who contributed the jars towards this fund-raising project and to all the ladies who helped make the Beef pies.

Sincere thanks, Olive Macoomb

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

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. Bobcagyeon Helps is now set up for e-transfer. The contact information is: Bobcaygeon Food Bank. The email address is: Method of payment through: email.

News from the Knitting Group

The Knitting Group meet every second Tuesday and will begin meeting as of October 4, 2022. For further information about the Knitting Group, contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279.


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

“Celebrating First Peoples”

Join TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Committee) Bobcaygeon this September for the following activities:

Sept. 2 to 30 Celebrating Indigenous Artists, Gallery at the

Boyd Museum.

Sept. 30, 5:00 p.m. Guest Speaker, Artist David Beaucage

Johnson, and Peterborough’s First Poet Laureate, Sarah

Lewis-Nogojiwanong, at the Boyd Museum Grounds

More information is posted on the Community Bulletin Board at Trinity United Church.

Big Drum Social on October 8th

at Purple Woods Conservation Area in Oshawa from 11am - 3pm. 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.

Seeking Transformation:

A Retreat for Christian Settlers:

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2 - Beginning on Orange Shirt Day (National Day of Truth and Reconciliation), Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre is hosting Seeking Transformation, a retreat program in response to TRC Calls to Action 59 and 60 (to churches and church agencies). The program will feature content from Prof. Derek Suderman (Religious and Theological Studies, Conrad Grebel College), who is energetic, people-oriented, and invitational in his approach. As Derek puts it, "If we don't do this work, no one else will."

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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