10:01 am. 170 STEEL STREET, BARRIE

September 24, 2023

We praise and honour God together on Sunday, September 24th at 10:01am.

We sing, pray, learn, have fellowship and grow. Pastor Ruttan will continue our teaching series on 1st and 2nd Thessalonians called “The beginning is nigh.” Next we look at Paul’s instruction that people be ready for Jesus by living lives of love and holiness. Why is that important and what does it look like?

There will be Sunday School, nursery care, and fellowship.

Also remember that we will have a Soup and a Bun lunch after the service!

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

At Westminster on Sunday Morning there is Kids and Youth Ministry (Sunday School) for those aged pre-school to the end of high school.

Worship and Time with the Pastor

The Children and Youth stay in the sanctuary to worship at the start of the service and then have a time with the Pastor (called Kids’ Time) about 15 minutes into the start of the service. Then they head into two different groups.

What Happens Then?

There is an older group and a younger group. The younger groups begins at age 4. If you’re new, the teachers will tell you which class to be a part of.


This involves a time of learning a biblical story, an age-appropriate discussion and an activity to reinforce the meaning. The classes are over when the service is over. At that time, youth re-connect with their parent(s) or caregivers.

All children and youth are welcome and encouraged to join us downstairs for some faith, fun and friendship! At the same time, if they are old enough and would like to engage with the worship service, they may stay there as well.

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.


We 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.

The Importance of Bible Study

The Importance of Bible Study

On Sunday Aug.6, Pastor Ruttan led us through service, which included this special talk from Michelle Boston, our Small Groups Coordinator.At Westminster we call our Small Groups, Vine Groups. Michelle detailed the importance of Bible...

0 / / August 07, 2023
Helpful Study Bibles

Helpful Study Bibles

Helpful Study BiblesPastor Ruttan In this podcast and blog, I’m going to highlight some helpful Study Bibles. Perhaps you are wondering what makes a Study Bible different from a regular Bible. A regular Bible includes...

0 / / July 27, 2023