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December 2017
17December
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Christmas Cantata

On Sunday, December 17th, the Westminster Presbyterian Choir will present “Were You There on That Christmas Night?” This is our anticipated annual Cantata. This is a Christmas musical by Lloyd Larson built around Natalie Sleeth’s popular anthem “Were You There on That Christmas Night”, and also features other traditional and contemporary songs including “All is Well” and “Welcome to our World”. Our choir has welcomed additional singers from the congregation to make this an extra special presentation.  “It was a holy night that first Christmas night; a night like none other before or since.  Come, let us worship and adore the Christ of Christmas.” The main part of our Sunday service will be this musical presentation. It features an expanded Westminster Choir which includes many people from our congregation. Plus, the congregation will be invited to join in on the singing of several Christmas favorites. It is also “White Gift Sunday.” What that means is that you’re invited to bring in donations for the Barrie Food Bank. The name comes from a tradition of bringing your gifts wrapped in white. You can certainly do that if you’d like; but it’s not necessary. We just appreciate your generosity and willingness to bless others at this important time of year. There will be nursery and Sunday School. Ensure to mark this special Sunday on your calendar as we anticipate the birth of Jesus, the Saviour of the World.

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24December
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Service of Lessons and Carols

At 10:01am on Sunday, December 24th we gather to praise the living God! Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, things will be a bit different. It will be a service of lessons and carols. That means we’ll sing some of our favourite carols, read the Christmas story from the Bible, and offer up prayers to God. It is a shorter 45-minute service. There will be nursery care, but no Sunday School. Join in for this heartwarming morning where we will also light the 4th Advent Candle — the candle of love. Are you wondering about our 2 popular evening services on Christmas Eve? Click here to learn more about our 5:30-6:05pm Super Family-Friendly Christmas Eve And here for for our 7-8pm Traditional Candlelit service Join in, worship God, and welcome the newborn King. You’ll be glad you did!

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24December
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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A (Super) Family-Friendly Christmas Eve

This year we’re excited to invite you to A (Super) Family-Friendly Christmas Eve at Westminster. (Scroll down for a video.) It will take place from 5:30pm to 6:05pm. Why? We’re doing this because it’s really hard for people with young children to be at a 7pm service on Christmas Eve, especially with family events and early bedtimes. So we’ll gather at 5:30pm for a 35 minute service for the whole family. Or for anyone! We will sing many of our favorite Christmas Carols and enjoy the message of the meaning of Christmas in the form of a fun puppet show. At Westminster, people love it when we turn down the lights and sing some carols (including Silent Night) in the dark. But since we want to be safe with all the little ones, we’ll do it with battery-powered tea lights instead! (They’ll be handed out as you come in the door.) We’ll also have a financial offering and give 100% of it away. The money will be used to help send kids to church-sponsored summer camps. Our traditional candlelit service remains at 7pm. You can read more about that here. Have you found that it’s tricky to go to church on Christmas Eve with little ones? And you haven’t been able to do it? Well, now you can! Come on out to our not-so Silent Night!

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24December

Traditional Candlelit Service – Christmas Eve

One of the most beautiful nights each year at Westminster is our Christmas Eve Candlelit Service. (Scroll down for a video.) It’s a warm, inviting, joyful evening when we sing our favorite carols, pray, read the story of the birth of Christ, enjoy special music by our choir, and hear a message of hope. We will also pass out candles to everyone as they enter. These represent the light of Christ. Toward the end of the service, we will turn the lights down, and light our candles, while we sing a few carols, including Silent Night, in the dark. We’ll also have a financial offering and give 100% of it away. The money will be used to help send kids to church-sponsored summer camps. You don’t want to miss this night. (Please note that this year we’re also having a second, earlier service: A (Super) Family-Friendly Christmas Eve from 5:30 to 6:05pm. You can read about it here.) These days, Christmas can be a rush. So it’s essential to remember what it’s all about on Christmas Eve, worship, and praise the newborn King! Join in. You’ll be very glad you did.

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31December
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Sunday Service – December 31

On Sunday, December 31st, we gather at 10:01am to worship God, pray, learn and encourage one another. The nursery and Sunday School are in operation. On this Sunday, our pastor, Rev. Ruttan, is away on vacation, but the service will be led by the Rev. Winston Newman. He’ll reflect on what it means to be new in Christ, and how that sets us up for a faithful 2018. Since it’s still the Christmas season, we’ll also be singing some Christmas carols, giving thanks for the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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January 2018
07January
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Sunday Service – January 7

On January 7th we’ll gather at 10:01am to worship the living and true God! A variety of things will be happening: The Sunday School and nursery will be in operation. Julie Cunha (our youth coordinator) and Pastor Ruttan will introduce January’s Orange Idea during the kids’ time. We will ordain and induct our newly elected elders into the formal leadership of the church. And Pastor Ruttan will start a new 3-part series called “Keeping up with the Joneses: Why it ruins your joy, wrecks your priorities (and what to do about it).” Not only will be the subject of his teaching during the next three Sundays, but it will be the subject of discussion in the Vine Groups which resume that same week. Let’s gather to praise God, to pray, to sing, to learn, and to encourage one another in faith!

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12January
Swiss Chalet,
397 Bayfield Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Adult Social Club – January Gathering

All are most welcome to join us and to bring their friends on Friday Jan. 12, at 6:30pm for 2018’s first gathering of the Adult Social Club. The location is: The Swiss Chalet, 397 Bayfield Street, 7057375272. This is a time to enjoy some good food and get to know each other better! The reservation is in the name of ‘Westminster’. Please contact Gayle Atkinson or David or Linda Holloway no later than Wednesday Jan. 10th, if you would like to participate.

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14January
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Sunday Service – January 14

On January 14th we’ll gather at 10:01am to worship the living and true God. We will sing, pray, learn and encourage one another. That’s an essential part of what it means to be followers of Jesus. We will have Sunday School and the nursery will be open. We will thank our three outgoing elders (Don Hickey, Judy Pringle and Rob Adamson). We will continue to build ideas for January’s Orange Idea (talking about “God Sightings”) And Pastor Ruttan will share Part 2 in our new teaching series: “Keeping Up With The Joneses: Why it ruins your joy, wrecks your priorities (and what to do about it).” It’s a biblical message that is designed to liberate your psyche! Join in. Let’s gather to praise God, to pray, to sing, to learn, and to encourage one another in faith! You’ll be glad you did.

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14January
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Jr Youth Group session starts

Along with a new  year comes the winter session of junior youth group! During this winter session we are focusing our thoughts on the Bible and how it relates to us using a program called Echo the Story from Sparkhouse.  It’s an interesting and interactive way to talk about the different stories we hear in the Bible. As always we will also have snack time and recreation time so we can learn, compete and eat together!  Friends are always welcome, and if you’re able to help with snack this week or in future weeks we would love the support! It begins on Sunday afternoons at the church from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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16January
Westminster,
170 Steel Street
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2G4 Canada
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Playgroup Resumes

The Parents and Tots Playgroup is a welcoming collection of people. It’s an opportunity for children to play and socialize while parents supervise and have a chance to connect with other parents. It runs every Tuesday from 10 until 11:30am. We go two months on and then two months off. We have just finished our Christmas break and return on Tuesday, January 16th. We’ll then run every Tuesday in January and February after that, and also into the first week of March. There is usually between 8 and 20 children, along with their caregivers. It’s very informal which means there is no official programming. But you’ll feel right at home as parents sip coffee and have relaxed conversation while overlooking their kids having a great time playing. Parents are asked to bring a healthy nut free snack to share, if possible, however it is absolutely not necessary. Come on by! We look forward to meeting you and your little ones. 

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