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. 9, 2022

We worship together on Thanksgiving Sunday! As you come into the building you can write down something for which you are thankful and tape it to our Gratitude Wall in the front foyer. You are also invited to bring in items for our second (and final) Sunday for the Barrie Food Bank Drive. We’ll sing and pray together, and share some gift baskets with some youth who have graduated high school and are moving into post-secondary education. We’ll be blessed with Sunday School and nursery care. Pastor Ruttan will share a message on the raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-27) as a part of our journey through John’s Gospel. Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” What is the tangible takeaway for people experiencing fear and uncertainty? Our service is in-person, and also live on YouTube at 10:01am.y