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LIFE GROUPS  —  Fall 2017       life-groups pic

A key priority for us at Celebration Church is our mid-week Life Groups. Sunday morning is a time for worship and fellowship but it is in the mid-week groups where lasting friendships are made and spiritual growth takes place. It is our goal that every member of Celebration Church would be part of a Life Group. This is where we: make friends, learn with friends, and pray with friends. For more info or to register please contact the group leader, or by email to , or call the Church office at 705-999-2911.  Click here to download the Life Group Schedule


Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 led by  Diane McVitty. Prayer request pic If you have never prayed before this is a good place to learn.  We include worship and times of silence.  We pray through all the requests that are written by the congregation in the Friendship Registers on Sunday morning.  We meet at Inniswood in the classroom.

** WOMAN’S AFTERNOON LIFE GROUP   —  Pastor Kathleen and Gay Welsman will be leading the Woman’s Life Group on Tuesdays  from 12:45 to 3:00 pm. at Inniswood. This group will begin with a Retreat Day at Pastor Kathleen’s farm on Tuesday September 19th from 10:00 to 3:00 pm.  For this Retreat day please register with Gay by Sunday Sept. 10th.  The regular weekly meetings will begin on Tuesday September 26th with a focus on the Book of Romans.  Please speak to Pastor Kathleen or Gay Welsman for more information or to register.

On alternate Tuesday evenings this group meets at Marion O’Brien’s home to prayerfully knit Prayer Shawls which will be given out to those who are sick or in crisis.  As the sick are wrapped in the warmth of the shawls we pray that they will feel the love of the Lord Jesus.  For more information speak to Marion or Peggy Toynton.


 ** MEN IN FOCUS – –
Every Wednesday morning the men of the congregation gather for breakfast at “Andy’s Place Restaurant” (located on Hart Drive) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  We are led in a short devotion by Walter Marshall.  No cost (except for your breakfast).
Men’s Golf is back this fall with a game at Settler’s Ghost on Friday September 15th.  Register with Walter Marshall.

We will be using a teaching series called “The Galilee Retreat”.  Each episode has been filmed beside the Sea of Galilee where Jesus taught.  The DVD’s feature Charles & Hillary Price who give us insights into four of Jesus’ teachings at and on this lake.  Discussion and fellowship will follow. Time: Sept 20 , 27 , Oct 4 , 11  from 7 to 9 pm.  Location : Led by Beth and Terry Heale at 37 Nicklaus Drive Barrie.  Please contact us at 705 728 6773 or . All welcome . No charge.


This Fall we will be looking at the life of David and the “Issues of the Heart”.  This 8 week video series by Charles Price will begin Thursday October 12th at 7:00 P.M. at the home of Paul & Judy Thompson. In this series Charles Price challenges us to carefully examine the deep and real issues of the heart.  They make all the difference in our relationship with Jesus. Welcome all who would like to join us. Please call 705 737 1905 to confirm.


Brothers and Sisters: Many of you have been waiting all summer for one of Barb William’s famous soups and for the warm fraternal fellowship we have enjoyed over the past few years! Well, mark your calendars for Sunday September 10th. Yes, after church we will regroup around the dining room table for lunch then view a short video portion of a new RZM course titled “Everyday Questions.” This is a 9 week course that has 7 presenters and boasts that it will, in an easy to learn manner, equip us to better share our faith confidentially and convincingly. Many of us need the help this course offers to get us the salt (Christians), out of the saltshaker (the Church) into the tasteless and decaying culture around us. The cost is $20.00 per person. Do let either Barb or Pastor Peter know if you plan to attend so we can plan for your participation (materials need to be ordered). We do look forward to welcoming newcomers and hope you will come. Call Barb or Peter