10:01 am. 170 STEEL STREET, BARRIE
10:01 am. 170 STEEL STREET, BARRIE
You’re invited to join us on Sunday, June 16th at 10:01 am as we worship God as his people together.
We’ll gather together to joyfully sing, pray and marvel at God’s power and goodness. The service itself is about an hour long.
This coming Sunday is Part 2 in the Help When It Hurts series. Hurts. They happen. To all of us. In fact, the only people who haven’t experienced some kind of hurt in their lives are those who have yet to be born! And even though none of us are offered a free pass in life, God does promise his presence and help through the pain.
That’s what our current teaching series is all about: “Help When It Hurts.” In Part 1 on June 9 we explored how walking with God and walking with God’s people can help us through our difficulties. [If you missed it, click here to listen.] In Part 2 we’ll explore something else that helps us when we’re hurting. We will be focusing on having a purpose in the midst of our hurts and the big difference that makes — i.e. having a godly purpose in your life offsets the pain in your life.
Have you experienced hurt? Are you hurting now? Or could you possibly experience hurt at some point in the future? If so, this series is for you. Let’s learn and worship together.
There will be nursery care, and our full Sunday School will be in operation: pre-school to high school. And it’s Father’s Day so our Ladies Chorus will sing!
Hope to see you there.
Sunday 10:01 a.m.
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
170 Steel Street, Barrie, ON L4M 2G4
Different people wear different things. Some wear golf shirts, some wear shirts and ties. A good approach is to come comfortably but respectably dressed.
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 in the bulletin) about 15 minutes into the start of the service. Then they head downstairs.
What Happens Downstairs?
As soon as the children and youth venture downstairs, they gather together and Laura Ruttan (Sunday School Coordinator), leads everyone in “The Vital Verse” (a.k.a. the verse of the month). Beginning September 9th, we will be memorizing John 14:15. Ask your child to teach it to you!
After this short time, we break into 4 classes:
1. Pre-K to SK
2. Grade 1 to Grade 3
3. Grade 4 to Grade 6
4. “Connect” – Grade 7 to Grade 12
What Do They Do?
Each class focuses on a bible story, and/or a verse from scripture.
All children and youth are welcome and encouraged to join us downstairs for some faith, fun and friendship!
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.
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.
"What I was looking for was a biblically based church with some liturgy; and evidence that the Holy Spirit was active."
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.
“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.”
Westminster - Where we welcomed the Holy Spirit into our lives, were given peace, and also the strength to cope with illness.
As for me and my house, Westminster has become a place of peace, a place of learning, and a place of development
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