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)


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.


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


The Music of Christmas - A musical drama of the Christmas Story for the whole family. The show will be held at Barrie Free Methodist Church on December 13, with two performancs at 10am and 7pm. Everyone is welcome, and there is free admission. or 705-737-2113


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


Traditional Christmas Day Community Banquet Dec 25 at 1pm at Faith Evangelical Missionary Church 1355 River Road West, Wasaga Beach and is sponsored by the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank.  There will be a meal and carol singing. 7054296464 


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. 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,


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. ( / 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


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 )


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 or call 705-721-9017


Come to Friday Night Singles Bible Study at Bethel Community Church Barrie. 7:15pm. (705-321-0863 ; Scott Pearson ;


Bethel Community Church is also hosting a "Caring Ear" support group for Folks living with Mental Illness every Wednesday.  6:30pm. (Contact Christopher Macinnis


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. (


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.
( 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.

 November 21, 2015
1. Lift Your Head Weary Sinner - Crowder
2. At The Cross (Love Ran Red) - Chris Tomlin
3. Through All Of It - Colton Dixon


 November 21, 2015
1. Good News - Manic Drive
2. Set The World On Fire - Soulfire Revolution
3. All Burns Down - V. Rose