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Announcements for Week of November 21, 2021


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, November 21, 2021

26th after Pentecost & Reign of Christ 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 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!

Mon. 22 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Tues. 23 Worship Decorating, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Wed. 24 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Wed. 24 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 24 Healing Ministry, 1:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Thurs. 25 Pie Making (Beef), 9:00 a.m., Kitchen & Trinity Hall

Fri. 26 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 28 Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary

Sun. 28 After the service selling meat pies, Trinity Hall

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

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 Roslin-Thomasburg United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

SIM (Spirit In Motion) House Church will be meeting at…

Jean’s place located at 200 East St S, apt 404, on Wed., November 24th at 10:00 a.m. (Mill Line Road entrance to Edgewater). Could you please let me know if you are coming- tel: 705-731-0537. (fully vaccinated please.) Jean

Book Club – “The Heart of Christianity” …

will be taking place every Thursday! Our next is December 2nd at 9:30 a.m. meeting in the Fellowship Room. All are welcome to join in!


Solomon’s Porch Bible Study has started up again and will be every Thursday! Our next one will be on December 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. Everyone is welcome to participate!

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

“A Legacy of Unwavering Love” UCW Fundraiser

Rev. Ed Bentley’s book “A Legacy of Unwavering Love” book will be available for a $25.00 donation to U.C.W. Mission & Service to help meet their 2021 goal for giving. Please sign the sign-up sheet in the Narthex if you are interested. The deadline date is Sunday, Nov. 28th to sign-up.

News from Trinity's Reopening Committee

We sincerely thank the members of our congregation for following the protocols that have been put in place so that we can successfully have Sunday Church Services again. Worshiping together is wonderful! We also thank the many volunteers who have helped with screening, recording contact information, ushering and running the technology equipment. The sense of teamwork is so appreciated!

With cooler and more inclement weather approaching, we will modify our entry procedures. When necessary, we will ask people to enter by Trinity Hall where you will be met by the screeners, then proceed to the narthex. Hopefully, this change eliminates anyone having to wait outside in the cold. Families, who have someone with mobility issues, will continue to be welcomed at the front door.

Stay tuned as the Reopening Committee reviews recent documents from the Government of Ontario and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

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. Next meeting November 30th @ 2 p.m.

A Request from our UCW – Meat Pie Ladies!

Would anyone have a fairly large (5 cubic foot) freezer that they no longer need, perhaps in somebody's basement or garage? The UCW ladies are looking to replace one of our freezer's that recently stopped working, that stores the chicken and beef pies. Please contact Olive Macoomb at 705-738-9984.

Pies will be made available for sale to the congregation after worship service on Sunday, November 28th, 2021.

Thanks, Olive and the UCW.

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.

Affirming Ministry Education - Affirming Voting Postponed

We will wait until the Covid restrictions have been lifted and can experience an in-person Sunday service with the vote. This will take place in the near future and hopefully will be well attended.

A “Heads-up” in regards to our Annual Report submission

For any Committee Chairperson/s going away over the winter months, please submit your annual report from your committee before going away, so that I can submit a completed report for our Annual General Meeting and complete the report to our United Church General Council.

Thank-you, Sue Zilke Ward


Dear Friends,

The healing Ministry is being organized to resume on Wednesday, November 3rd and will be open every Wednesday for 6 weeks. We just have two practitioners at the moment, Beth Halliday and myself, and we will need to take extra time between clients to disinfect our tables, etc. Therefore, we have spots for only 6 clients each week. We will book appointments for you to attend every other Wednesday. That way, we can accommodate more people in a 2-week period.

We are only able to accept registration for those who have been fully vaccinated and we will need to see proof of that at your first appointment. This is for our safety and for that of the clients.

Please call Carol Wells-Gordon at 705-731-0455 to book an appointment. Beth and I are very excited to be able to offer Reiki once again. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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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