10:01 am. 170 STEEL STREET, BARRIE

March 25

On March 25th we’ll gather at 10:01am to worship the living and true God. It will be Palm Sunday — the Sunday just prior to Easter when we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and was hailed as King by the people. There are many great Palm Sunday hymns and songs.

Everyone will be given a palm branch when they come in.

We will sing, pray, learn and encourage one another as God’s people together. And during the message the pastor will share a message that challenges us to think about what kind of Saviour we follow. Many years ago as Jesus entered Jerusalem, many people shouted words of praise. There was a huge crowd! But when he was at the cross he was virtually alone. Part of the reason for that was because he didn’t end up being the kind of King they wanted. So the question for us is, What kind of a King is Jesus, really? Because the kind of King he is influences the kind of people we should strive to be.

The nursery and Sunday School will both be open. And we’ll also continue our Easter food drive for the Barrie Food Bank. (It’s called the Food Drive Overdrive!) When we give food, we’re not just doing it for others, we’re doing it for Jesus himself. So bring in food! Lots of food!

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.

Service Times

Sunday Worship

Sunday 10:01 a.m.

How do I get there?

We’re on Steel Street in Barrie, between Johnson and Duckworth. If you’re coming from the 400 highway, take the Duckworth exit, head east, and turn left on Steel when you see the sign. You may want to click on the ‘Get directions via Google Maps’ link above and type in your address for exact coordinates.

Where We meet

Westminster Church

170 Steel Street, Barrie, ON L4M 2G4

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What should I wear?

Different people wear different things. Some wear golf shirts, some wear shirts and ties. A good approach is to come comfortably but respectably dressed.

Sunday School

After a time with the pastor called “kids time” (about 15 minutes into the service), the children go downstairs for Sunday School.

First, there is a Toddler Group. This group sings songs, makes crafts and plays games in a way that is fun and sensitive to their age.

The older children divide into two groups.

The Junior Group (children roughly 4 years old to Grade 3) follow a curriculum called Gospel Light. The children participate in discussion, Bible stories and crafts as they learn about Jesus’ love. During Sunday School they are welcomed as integral members of God’s family.

Recently children have also been encouraged to bring a small financial offering (perhaps some change or a few dollars) to put toward some self-chosen mission projects. This encourages in the children a sense of stewardship and concern for people who need our help.

The Senior Group (children roughly Grade 4 to 8) also follow the Gospel Light curriculum and engage in many of the same activities as the younger group. However, because of the age difference, there is more discussion and the activities are geared to a more mature age level.

Westminster is dedicated to providing a loving and safe environment for all of the children in our congregation. To help us in this regard we are in the process of implementing the Presbyterian Church’s nation-wide Leading With Care policy.


nursery church 2015 10We have a nursery available for kids up to 3 years old (roughly) and you can feel free to drop them off before the service begins. Just ask the greeter at the door where to go.

Our nursery helpers are there at 9:45am and are a friendly and loving group. It’s a bright, inviting space located down the stairs at the back of the sanctuary.

A Few Thoughts

  • "What I was looking for was a biblically based church with some liturgy; and evidence that the Holy Spirit was active."

    Mom, nurse, prayer warrior, music lover
  • The Spirit is definitely at work in this place. Westminster is a great place for families with children of all ages to feel welcome and to grow.

    Dad, husband, teacher
  • “As soon as I came I felt the warmth. And what happens during the service always encourages me and somehow speaks to me for the coming week.”

    Mom, volunteer
  • Westminster - Where we welcomed the Holy Spirit into our lives, were given peace, and also the strength to cope with illness.

    Dave & Val
  • As for me and my house, Westminster has become a place of peace, a place of learning, and a place of development

    Dad, husband, financial guru

From The Blog

“A pulse doesn’t mean you’re alive.” Here are a few of the latest blogs by our pastor, Matthew Ruttan.