Sunday Service – February 18

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

On February 18th we’ll gather at 10:01am to worship the living and true God. We will sing, pray, learn and encourage one another. That's significant. The nursery and Sunday School will both be open. During the message, our pastor will continue with a teaching series called “Christian Atheism: Saying you believe in a life-changing God but living like it doesn’t make a difference.” It’s meant to help clarify some basic-yet-powerful points which will help make your faith more robust (and true to the one we claim to follow). To see a short YouTube video which explains what it’s all about go here. Part 3 will explore what it means when we say we believe in a life-changing God... but don't ever talk to or about him. Then we'll explore Scripture for some practical advice about what to do about it. After the service, you can continue to access the paper copy registration forms for the March Break Camp. Plus, the youth group will have a table set up where you can sponsor them in their Coldest Night walk -- a project to raise awareness and fund for Youth Haven. 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.

Sunday Service – February 25

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

On February 25th we’ll gather at 10:01am to worship the living and true God. We will sing, pray, learn and encourage one another. That’s really significant. The nursery and Sunday School will both be open. And during the message, our pastor will continue with a teaching series called “Christian Atheism: Saying you believe in a life-changing God but living like it doesn’t make a difference.” It’s meant to help clarify some basic-yet-powerful points which will help make your faith more robust (and true to the one we claim to follow). To see a short YouTube video which explains what it’s all about go here. Part 4 will explore what it means when we say we believe in a life-changing God… but think life is all about us. In our modern world, the quiet creed you often hear is that life is all about your own personal health and happiness. But think this way can actually bring harm and distraction to your life. Plus, it's now what Scripture teaches. What if life wasn't all about your own personal health and happiness, and what if the alternative was so much better? After the service, you can continue to access the paper copy registration forms for the March Break Camp. 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.

Sunday Service – March 4

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

On March 5th we’ll gather at 10:01am to worship the living and true God. We will sing, pray, learn and encourage one another as God’s people… together. The nursery and Sunday School will both be open. The message will be delivered by Cathy Clark, a Master of Divinity graduate (and one of our elders and the coordinator of our Pastoral Care Team). She’ll talk about what it means to be free in Christ. Rev. Ruttan will preside over the Lord’s Supper. Plus, we’ll have a coffee and sugar drive for the David Busby Street Centre. And there will also be a special financial offering for the Deacon’s Fund, a fund which helps those who are struggling financially both inside and outside the congregation. We do this every time we celebrate The Lord’s Supper. 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.

Sunday Service – March 11

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

On March 11th we’ll gather at 10:01am to worship the living and true God. We will sing, pray, learn and encourage one another as God’s people together. The nursery and Sunday School will both be open. And we’ll also continue our Easter food drive for the Barrie Food Bank. When we give food, we’re not just doing it for others, we’re doing it for Jesus himself. For the message, our pastor will respond to a question that many people have asked him: “How do I respond more effectively when someone questions my faith?” Quite often, if we haven’t thought through why we believe what we believe, we fail to articulate the reasons for our faith, or we do it in an unhelpful, stammering way! So this message will offer biblical and practical help for those wanting to more effectively explain (or defend) their faith. Plus, there will be a take-home that will help you think it all through. 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.

Sunday Service – March 18

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

On March 18th we’ll gather at 10:01am to worship the living and true God. It will be the 5th Sunday of Lent -- the period of 40 days (excluding Sundays) of preparation leading up to Easter. We will sing, pray, learn and encourage one another as God's people together. 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. Our pastor, Rev. Ruttan, will lead the service, but the message will be by a special guest, Jeff Walthers. He is a part of the Westminster congregation, and has an extensive history in communications, radio and teaching. He'll share a message about what it means to love God and love others in a very real and practical way. 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.

Palm Sunday Service

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

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. 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. 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.

Easter Sunday!

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

Easter Sunday is when we celebrate the resurrection of Christ! At 10:01am we’ll gather together to joyfully sing, pray and marvel at God’s power and goodness. The service itself is an hour long. No matter who you are, you'll feel welcome and uplifted. There will be nursery and Sunday School. The Sunday School children start the service with the wider group, and then leave for Sunday School classes (divided by age) about 20 minutes into the service. (And after the service there may be a few surprises too! -- including a few live rabbits to meet, and a chocolaty treat for the kids.) During the service we’ll be uplifted by special music, and will be encouraged to think about how the resurrection transforms our perspective on life: It can turn us into people of tangible hope in the midst of difficult lives and a troubled world. In other words, the resurrection isn't just about life after death; it's about life before life after death! It's about life beyond a pulse. Plus, since Easter is extra special, and since we like to do things that help us remember that fact, after the service we've invited Brieh from Georgia Brieh Photography to have a set up and take pictures of anyone who would like a (free) photo on Easter morning! Easter is the main event of the Christian faith. Join in. It will be a morning of hope and celebration. You’ll be glad you did. Click here to learn about our Good Friday 10am service.

Sunday Service – April 8

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

On April 8th at 10:01am we’ll gather together to joyfully sing, pray and marvel at God’s power and goodness. The service itself is about an hour long. No matter who you are, you’ll feel welcome and uplifted. There will be nursery and Sunday School. The Sunday School children start the service with the wider group, and then leave for Sunday School classes (divided by age) about 20 minutes into the service. During the service our pastor will ask and respond to this question: “Is there evidence for the resurrection?” After all, it’s a pretty wild claim — that someone actually came back to life after they died. So is there evidence for it? You might be surprised by the answers he shares — and you’ll most certainly have your beliefs strengthened. Easter is the main event of the Christian faith. So on this first Sunday after Easter we invite you to join in. It will be a morning of hope and worship. You’ll be glad you did.

Christmas Pageant

This year's Christmas Pageant by the Westminster Presbyterian Church Sunday School will be held on Sunday, December 16th! It's called The Tale of the Three Trees, and is a creative, engaging, and inspirational telling not only of the nativity story, but of the significance of Jesus' life in general. This is an annual highlight at Westminster so be sure to be there. Not only will the congregation experience the production itself, but will get to join in with the singing of many favourite and meaningful carols. December 16th is also Mitten Tree Sunday -- this is a day when you are invited to bring in hats, mittens/gloves and scarves for the clients of the David Busby Street Centre. Let's worship God together on this celebratory and uplifting Sunday!

Sunday Service – January 20

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

(Here is our location via Google Maps.) You’re invited to join us on Sunday, January 20 at 10:01 am as we worship our amazing God! We will sing songs to God, pray, learn, and encourage one another through the journey of life. There will be nursery care, and our full Sunday School will be in operation — pre-school to high school. Recently, our pastor started a new 5-part Sunday teaching series called “Heaven & Hell – What does the Bible teach about what is true? (Instead of what we want to be true.)” On January 20th we’ll continue this important series. (If you want to see a short YouTube video introduction to the series, or catch up on Parts 1 and 2, click here.) The topic will be a difficult but important one: Hell. Let’s worship and be a part of something bigger together! https://youtu.be/Ic7mmwLc1sc