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Announcements for Week of October 10, 2021

Updated: Oct 13, 2021


“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”

The Life and Work of the Church

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Thanksgiving 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. 11 Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving

Tues. 12 Respite Staff to prepare for re-opening, 9:00 a.m.

Fellowship Closet and Trinity Hall.

Wed. 13 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Wed. 13 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Thurs. 14 Meat pie making, 9:00a.m., Kitchen & Trinity Hall

Thurs. 14 Bible Study, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Room

Fri. 15 Respite Care, 8:30 a.m., Trinity Hall

Sun. 17 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 Glenburnie United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).

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

Affirming Ministry Education - Affirming Voting on October 24th

Mission Statements


As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to:

· spread God’s liberating love and respect God’s creation, functioning as a caring faith community

· encourage everyone to participate in all aspects of the life and work of the community of faith

· further our spiritual growth through worship, study of the scriptures and deepening relationships

As an affirming congregation, we celebrate God’s love:

· as expressed through diversity in ability, age, appearance, beliefs, capacity, ethnicity, family configuration, gender identity, personality, racial identity, sexual orientation, social status

We commit to God’s vision of wholeness for all creation.

Come, share this journey.

On Sunday October 24th, an Affirming Vote will be taken at the end of the Service. The following procedure will follow:

The following Motions will be by show of hands

1. MOTION: ‘To allow Adherents to vote on temporal matters’

2. MOTION: ‘To allow children over 12 to vote on temporal matters’

The following Motions will be by secret ballots

1. MOTION: ‘To approve Trinity United Church – Bobcaygeon’s Mission Statement as presented by Council’

2. MOTION: ‘To become a member of Affirm United with an annual membership fee of $100.00/year

****Please see the notice at the end of these Announcements for further information.****

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.


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! It is all paid off now. Again, thanks so very much. Olive Macoomb


has started up again and the next meeting will be on Oct. 14, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Book Club – “The Heart of Christianity”…

will be starting up on Thursday, October 21st at 9:30 a.m. meeting in the Fellowship Room. All are welcome to join in!


Susan and Armand Hachey and everyone who donated for the beautiful Fall display at the front of our church. Also, to Anna & Sophia for the awesome Fall “Welcome Back” sign they created!

A HUGE THANK-YOU to our Worship Committee…

For the beautiful Thanks-giving displays on the inside of the church sanctuary and narthex!

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.

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

SIM (Spirit In Motion)House Church

You are invited to the next house church at the home of Dave and Audrey Mackay on Oct. 13 @ 10 A.M, 43 Cedartree Ln. PLEASE RSVP as we can only accommodate 14 people max., 705-731-0099. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you. Audrey Mackay

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.

Yearly Yard Clean-up at Trinity…

taking place on Wednesday, October 27th at 10:00 a.m.

Volunteers needed!

Please meet at the front of the Church.

If you can bring a pair of gloves and a rake,

that would be great!


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.

Please Note this Important Additional Information from the


Sunday October 24th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Please note the change of date for the Affirm Vote

This change is to accommodate as many concerns as possible and to insure that as many people as possible can vote on the Affirming issue.

Rev. Andrew has also set up a Zoom meeting to cast your vote confidentially. This can be done by computer or phone. The information is listed below:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 1166 7182

One tap mobile

+15873281099,,82111667182# Canada

+16473744685,,82111667182# Canada

Or dial this phone number

+1 647 374 4685 Canada

All votes are confidential with Rev. Andrew and a scrutineer to ensure procedure and privacy is upheld.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Kim Draper at:

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