Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Barrie Food Bank

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

October is upon us, as is Thanksgiving. It’s always a time of great need for the Barrie Food Bank. Over 3000 individuals required assistance last month. “Sadly, the need in our community has never been greater. The number of households served at the food bank in August was up 60 per cent over last August,” Barrie Food Bank says. You are invited to bring in items on October 2 and 9, 2022. Thank you for your help and faith-in-action. If you're unable to donate in person, you can donate directly to the Barrie Food Bank here, or you can send an etransfer to or mark your check and we will pass it on to them. You can also donate through our online giving form with tithely here or through the church app.

Sunday Service – Oct.2, 2022

There are several things happening this Sunday at Westminster: -We share the Sacrament of Communion near the start of the service when we are all together as a church family. (See resource below for youth.) Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). -We will have a special financial offering for the Deacon’s Fund. This is something we do everytime we celebrate Communion; it is a fund which provides financial support for people who are struggling either inside or outside of the congregation. There are application forms and a committee who oversees it. Feel free to mark ‘Deacon’s Fund’ on a portion of your offering or with your online gift. -You can bring in items for the Barrie Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Appeal. (See separate announcement.) -We will be blessed in singing, prayer, Sunday School, nursery care, fellowship… and each other! -Pastor Ruttan will teach on John 10:22-42 and how we hear Jesus’ voice as the Good Shepherd when we can’t physically hear it. It has to do with how we discern the voice of God. He will share four Scriptural steps.