Public Service Announcements
GriefShare, a support group for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one is on at Grace Baptist Church Alliston beginning October 15 til December. 1pm-3pm. $15. (705-435-5686)
Communitty Wholeness Centre's Open House in Barrie Nov 26 and Nov 27. The free event is meant to showcase what the Communitty Wholeness Centre does in Downtown Barrie 10-5pm. 705-220-0568
Christmas Concert being hosted by the The Salvation Army in Lindsay. There will be a freewill offering as they are looking to raise funds for the local food bank on Nov 27 starting at 7:30. 705-324-9511
Barrie's Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf Annual Christmas Bazaar to raise funds for Resident Council and Programs Department. Many vendors to see and all your Christmas shopping under one roof! Free parking and admission. Baked goods and raffle table. Nov 28 from 8-2pm. (705) 719-6700 ext 314
The Ladies of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch, which includes soup, sandwich, dessert and tea or coffee – can be purchased for just $7.00! Emmanuel Presbyterian Church is located at 3521 County Road 124, 3 km. south of Nottawa.
Bethel House India's Celebration Breakfast at 1033 Mississaga St. W. Living for Jesus in Orillia Nov 28. Unveiling the plight of many women and girls in India with guest speaker Mr. Greg Constable, Global Outreach Mission. Event begins at 7:30 a.m. RSVP by Nov 25 705-327-7482
Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle's Christmas play is on Nov 27-29 in Orillia. Check with the church for ticket info and show times. (705-325-2146)
St. Giles Anglican Church in Barrie is hosting their Annual Snowflake Tea & Bazaar will be held on Saturday Nov 28 from 10-2pm featuring Tea Room, Delicious Fresh Baked Goods, Raffle, Handmade items and More. All are welcome! 705-726-8336
Take a Bite Out of Hunger at the 7th Annual Event for the Newmarket Food Pantry. Free breakfast sandwich with every food donation. Live Festive Music. Hosted by Valley View Alliance Church Nov 28 at the Newmarket No Frills on Leslie from 9-11:30am. 905-830-9619
Mission of God Conference 2015 at Westminister Chapel in High Park Nov 28. 8:45-5:00pm. 416 466 8819 ext. 309
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lindsay will be hosting the Living Christmas Tree Nov 28 at 4:30pm, Nov 29 at 4:30pm, Nov 30 at 7:00pm, Dec 4 at 7:00pm, Dec 5 at 7:00pm, Dec 6 at 4:30pm. The Living Christmas Tree at St. Andrew's presents the cantata "Changed By A Baby Boy." Event is Free, but tickets are available beginning Saturday, Nov 7 between 9AM-12PM.
The Muskoka Advent Choir is performing at Emmanuel Orillia to raise funds for the Orillia Pregnancy Resource Centre. It'll be a Christmas Canata, Community Choir. Sunday, November 29, 6:30pm. Free-will offering. (705.326.8228)
Christmas Cantata at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Mansfield Nov 29. There will be a freewill offering, and the show begins at 2:30pm. 705-435-5081
Walk of Witness in Alliston Nov 29 starting at 1:30pm. The walk will begin at the old Alliston Arena as the group will be going though the community to remind people about what Christmas is all about. www.allistonalliance.org
The Muskoka Advent Choir 2015 Concert Schedule Fri. Nov. 27~7:00 p.m. Ch. Of the Holy Spirit, Rd. 520, Burke's Falls Sun. Nov. 29~6:30 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Ch., 300 ColdWater Rd. W., Orillia Sun. Dec. 6~7:00 p.m. St. Paul's R.C. Church, 235 John St., Gravenhurst Fri. Dec. 11~7:00 p.m. First Congregational Chr. Church, Muskoka Rd. 169, Glen Orchard Sun. Dec. 13~7:00 p.m. Pinegrove Baptist Church, 295 Taylor Rd., Bracebridge Fri. Dec. 18~7:00 p.m. St. Andrew's Presbyt. Church, 1 High St., Huntsville The 80+ voice non---denominational Muskoka Advent Choir is composed of volunteers who come together in the fall of each year to learn and present a Christmas Cantata to communities throughout Muskoka. Admission is free, and refreshments are served after each performance. Free will offerings are taken to support the Muskoka Chaplaincy program and the Orillia Pregnancy Resource Centre. The Muskoka Advent Choir is sponsored by the Gravenhurst Ministerial Association.
Winterfest - one stop christmas shop Dec 4 and Dec 5 at Alliston Community Christian School. This is a fundraising event for the school, but we would love for this event to allow people in the community to come and visit and to get to know the school better. 705-434-2227
Spice Arts and Crafts Show at Unity Christian High School in Barrie. There will be two shows, Dec 4 5-9pm and Dec 5 10-4pm. https://www.facebook.com/spiceandbloom/?fref=ts
Fundraise now for the York Region Santa Shuffle on Dec 5! 930am. Benefits the Salvation Army. (289 383 4484)
The Town of Bala is presenting its annual Trek to Bethlehem on Saturday, Dec. 5th, a family-friendly event meant to share the true spirit of Christmas. The Bala Community Centre will be open after 5:30 p.m. for Christmas carols, with small group tours starting at 6 pm, led by costumed guides. The groups re-create the journey that Joseph made to Bethlehem, meeting Roman soldiers, shepherds and the Three Wise Men along the way. The climax is the manger scene, followed by cocoa and nourishment at the Bala Sports Arena It is totally free, Bala's Christmas gift to you. Information at 705-762-3405
Country Christmas Fair Dec 5 at Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church in Baxter. It's a fundraising event for church missions and will run from 9-2pm. 7054580562
Bake and Craft Sale at Edgar Community Hall, 1167 Old Barrie Road W. Dec 5 from 10-2pm. Baking, crafts, books and white elephant vendors well. 705-739-7579
A Christmas celebration of music, singing by the OPP chorus and music by The Salvation Army Barrie Brass Band on Dec 6. Celebrate Christmas and raise funds for The Salvation Army at 151 Lillian Crescent in Barrie starting at 7:00pm. 705-737-3102
Christmas Cantata at Knox Presbyterian Church in Alliston Dec 6. There will be a freewill offering, and the show begins at 7:30pm. 705-435-5081
Divorce Care is being hosted at Mapleview Community Church in Barrie starting till Dec 7. 7pm-9pm.
$20. (705 735-6423)
Come and enjoy a wonderful holiday production put on by a cast of community children at Bethel Church in Barrie. There is no charge, however a new unwrapped toy for Christmas Cheer would be appreciated. Shows will take place Dec. 5th @ 2pm; Dec. 6th @ 6 pm & Dec. 9th @ 7pm
Barrie Women's Connection Coffee Monring Dec 9. The event is being held at the Lions Gate Banquet Centre from 10-12pm. 705-739-3575
It's a Wonderful Christmas, a new Christmas Musical for the Whole Family being held at the CPA Centre Dec 12 and Dec 13. General Admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased online. Church on the Queensway will offer free nursery service and parking at all performances. 416-505-2647
Christmas Carol Sing-A-Longwith Collier Street United Church Choirfeaturing members of Toronto's Metropolitan Silver Band and organist Sarah SvendsenSaturday December 19 at 3 pmCollier Street United Church, 112 Collier Street, Barrie. Free will offering. Festive refreshments following the event. 705-726-1511
Friday Night Ski Season Worship Service at Blue Mountain Community Church from Jan 8 to Feb 26 at 8pm. Givining an alternate service for those that work in the ski industry, shift workers, weekenders and skiiers that are involved in Ski Programs on Sunday's. SkiSeasonServices@gmail.com or 519-599-5570
There's a Kid's Closet Children's clothing Exchange every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Keswick. 11am-Noon. (905 476-3491)
Come to The Landing Thursdays at Newmarket Community Church in partnership with Celebrate Recovery. A weekly outreach program which aims to equip teens with the tools needed to overcome life's struggles. 3:45-5:30pm.(905-836-7251)
Barrie Healing Rooms is inviting all every Wednesday from 130-330pm to recieve healing and prayer. 80 Bradford Street. (705 431-8575)
Praise and Worship Songs will be presented by Vision of Love Ministry during the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the Month, during the 5pm Mass at St.Aidan's Church Scarborough. (647-977-7403, email@example.com)
Join the Peas in a Pod Mom & Tots Group at First Baptist and Redeemer City Church in Orillia. $2 per month or $24 per year. 930am-11am.(705-326-3800)
Can't make it to church on Sunday morning? Join us for mid-week service! Bradford Community Church at 7pm on Thursdays. (firstname.lastname@example.org / Pastor Shane & Becky Fitch ,
905 775-9268 )
Omemee Christian Outreach Welcomes all to join them for dinner, praise and worship and enlightening speakers each Monday evening at Coronation Hall Omemee beginning at 6pm. Free. (Harry Peeters 705-799 -7335)
Come to the St. Giles Thrift Store at St. Giles Presbyterian Church Peterborough every 1st Saturday of the month. All items $2 each. 9am-noon. (705 742 1883 or contact Diana Houghton at email@example.com)
Come to the Community Free Supper at Dundalk Wesleyan Church, presented by Southgate Community Connection, every 3rd Monday Night of the Month. 530-730pm. (519-923-2374 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
There's a Free 5pm Supper and Worship Service at The Country Gospel Church in Dundalk on the last Sunday of every month. (519-923-3523)
The Chaverim Christian Youthband is in need of singers and musicians. Ages 11-18. Email email@example.com or call 705-721-9017
Come to Friday Night Singles Bible Study at Bethel Community Church Barrie. 7:15pm. (705-321-0863 ; Scott Pearson ; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bethel Community Church is also hosting a "Caring Ear" support group for Folks living with Mental Illness every Wednesday. 6:30pm. (Contact Christopher Macinnis email@example.com)
Join Celebrate Recovery 12 step program at Klages Mill in Chesley every Monday. $2 supper every 2nd Monday of the month. 7-9pm. (519-363-5414 or 519-363-5709)
Speak French? You're invited to a French Evangelical Christian Assembly Service on Saturdays at 11am on the 2nd floor of Mapleview Community Church in Barrie. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Come to the Encounter Center in Peterborough's Prayer room from 10am-2pm Tues-Fri. 191 Sherbrooke Street. Free. (705-874-5608)
The Bible for Missions Thrift Store in Barrie is now open at their new location on Big Bay Point Road and are looking for volunteers. If you have a few hours per week to help please contact them at 705-797-1587. Donations of lightly used clothing, household items and furniture are also welcomed.
Free Stuff for Daily Needs in Gravenhurst is fundraising to buy a 6 thousand dollar shipping container to hold and process donations of household items.
They assist over a thousand families in Muskoka/Parry Sound.
( crowdaroundmuskokaparrysound.ca. or 705-687-4309 )
The Canadian Cancer Society Holland River Unit is looking for volunteer drivers to take part in a program that drives York Region cancer patients from the hospital in Newmarket, to other medical facilities, for example, in Toronto. They serve not only Newmarket Cancer patients, but also those in Georgina, Bradford, East Gwillimbury, Aurora, Richmond Hill, and King. (905-830-0447 ext 3836)
The Salvation Army Food Bank in Huntsville is in need of the following items: healthy snacks for kid's lunches, cereal, peanut butter and jam. Donations can be dropped off at Salvation Army Family Services or Church on Mary Street. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12p, and 1-2:35pm. (705-789-3398)
BEREAVEMENT GROUP - Collier Street United Church in Orillia is offering support and hope in a group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The program runs for 10-12 weeks, dates and times to be arranged, and it is free of charge. For more information, please contact Collier Street United Church at 705-726-1511.