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Announcements for the week of September 27, 2021


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, September 26, 2021

18th after Pentecost

Orange Shirt Sunday

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. 28 Truth & Reconciliation Bobcaygeon (TRC) meeting,

4:00 – 6 p.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 29 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Thurs. 30 Bible Study, 9:30, Sanctuary

Sun. Oct. 3 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 Norwood-Westwood United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

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

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.


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

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!

Note: The Bible Study and Book Club will be rotating every other week. The Bible Study will take place again this Thurs. Sept. 30th@ 9:30.

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!


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


ALL who helped with making 220 beef meat pies! You are greatly appreciated. It has also been amazing to hear such excitement, chatter and laughing in our church building once again!

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

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

Events are:

· 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.

Truth and Reconciliation Bobcaygeon meeting

There will be a TRC meeting held in Trinity Hall on Tuesday, September 28th from 4 – 6:00 p.m. for members and Covid protocols will be observed. September 28th is a meeting to discuss the book Five Little Indians. Come prepared to discuss the book. This is an opportunity for people interested in joining TRC Bobcaygeon to get to know what we are about. National Day for Truth & Reconciliation is on Thursday, Sept. 30th. Please see the following link for more information at: where Mayor Letham and Council acknowledge Truth and Reconciliation Day.

At this Sunday’s service at Trinity, we will have a special service for “Every Child Matters” in support of the Indigenous Children who went missing and were taken away against their will and are asking people to wear orange to the service.

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