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October 2017
29October
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Sunday Service – October 29

On Sunday, October 29th we gather to worship, pray, praise, learn and encourage one another! The nursery will be open. And so will the Sunday School. During the message our pastor will offer Part 2 in a two week mini-series called “Rich Man, Poor Man: What makes the rich poor, the poor rich, and how to be wealthy without any money.” Why do many rich people feel like they’re missing something? Why do many poor people seem to have something that others don’t? And how can we live wealthy lives regardless of how much money we have?” Since Jesus talks a lot about the connection between money and the heart, so will we. Our pastor will take us into the Bible to help us think it through. [If you missed Part 1 called “When possessions possess you” you can hear the podcast here.] Toward the end of the service we’ll also have a 5-minute Stewardship Focus. Kim Sanderson will explain the difference between two important groups who bless others — “Presbyterians Sharing” and “Presbyterian World Service and Development.” Let’s honour God together!

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29October
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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“There, Care & Prayer” – Pastoral Care Workshop

Sunday, October 29, 2017, Noon. Bring a bagged lunch, snacks will be provided. This worship is called, “There, Care & Prayer: The Art of Visiting the Sick.” Nobody enjoys being sick, but most of us will be sick at some point in our lives and many will spend time in the hospital. Being sick often brings a sense of fear, loneliness, and isolation; but as Christian visitors we can help soothe those feelings. Whether thinking about visiting the sick makes you nervous, or you are super confidant about visiting, please join us at this afternoon workshop to learn how we can journey alongside those who are sick with compassion. Together, we will explore the goal of visiting, how to prepare for a visit, and how to listen with wisdom, discretion and sensitivity. We’ll cover some practical do’s and don’ts about visiting with grace. And we’ll provide you with a few tools for your visiting toolbox

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29October
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Jr Youth Group – October 29

The Junior Youth Group is for all youth who are interested from Grades 5 – 8. We will meet at the church from 2 – 4 p.m. and be discussing how we are Made to Make a Difference! It’s an engaging, meaningful and faith-based conversation. We will watch a video, have discussion, snack and recreational time.  All are welcome and if you have any questions please contact Julie Cunha (705)828-0474!!

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November 2017
03November

Adult Social Club – November Gathering

All are most welcome to join us and to bring their friends on Friday Nov. 3, at 6:30pm. The location is: Tiff’s Bar & Restaurant, 29 Anne St. S, Barrie ON L4N 2C5. 705.727.9060. The reservation is in the name of ‘Westminster’. Please contact Gayle Atkinson or David or Linda Holloway no later than Wednesday November 1, 2017 if you would like to participate. Please contact the restaurant directly after Wednesday if you decide to join us or have the need to drop out. This is a time to enjoy good food and conversation as we get to know one another better!

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05November
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Jr Youth Group – November 5

The Junior Youth Group is for all youth who are interested from Grades 5 – 8. We will meet at the church from 2 – 4 p.m. and be discussing how we are Made to Make a Difference! It’s an engaging, meaningful and faith-based conversation. We will watch a video, have discussion, snack and recreational time.  All are welcome and if you have any questions please contact Julie Cunha (705)828-0474!!

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19November
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Elder Elections

Background Presbyterian churches are led by elders. In fact, the word “Presbyterian” means “governed by elders” or “of elders.” It is a biblical model for how to organize and oversee churches. Each month, the pastor and 9 elders meet to oversee the direction, mission and well-being of the congregation. Westminster has a system where, every two years, a third of the elders step down from active eldership, and three new elders are elected in their place. (To learn more about how eldership works and what they do, see the white brochure called ‘Elders’ at the church.) It’s also important to note that in our tradition, “elder” doesn’t refer to one’s age—but to a recognized position of leadership and authority in the church. Elders are elected from the congregation by the congregation.   What is the process for electing new elders? When is the nomination period? It stretches over three Sundays (October 15, 22 and 29). There will be small blue nomination ballots on those days. They are to be returned in person to elder Colin Leonard. Who is eligible to be nominated? All professing members of the congregation are eligible to be nominated. “Professing members” are those who have gone to Membership Gatherings with Rev. Ruttan (usually held twice a year) and have professed their Christian faith in front of the congregation, or those who have officially transferred their membership certificate from another congregation. Who can fill out a nomination ballot and nominate someone? Only professing members may nominate someone for eldership. (For a definition of “professing members” see above.) Why can only professing members nominate people? Professing members have met with Rev. Ruttan through the membership process, have learned about Westminster and following Christ, have made a commitment to Westminster as their church home, and professed their faith in…

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