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Community Events

Guitar & Ukulele Lessons

Join us on Wednesday evenings for free guitar and ukulele lessons at St. Margaret between 5:00-6:00 p.m. For more information please get in touch with Rev. Simon

Chair Yoga

Please feel free to join us at St. Margaret each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for chair yoga. This is free to all, but donations to the foodbank are gratefully accepted.

Full Bellies = Happy Hearts Campaign

The Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission Centre provides the community homecooked lunch and dinner meals every day of the week, every week of the year. This program is critical in meeting the needs of our community members who are faced daily with food insecurity. In 2022, The Mission provided 156,379 meals to the City of Barrie and the surrounding communities. With the skyrocketing cost of food and everyday essentials, the number of people turning to them for meals is rapidly increasing. Providing a hot meal to a member of our community that is struggling with this basic need, warms our heart and it can warm your heart as well. Currently we are preparing an average of 150 lunches and 400 dinners every day. We are asking businesses, individuals and organizations to please consider taking part in this sponsorship initiative. We ask you to consider sponsoring a meal or several meals. 1 meal = $5; 150 meals (average lunch) = $750; 400 meals (average dinner) = $2,000. Let’s show love to many in our community by helping us to fill bellies with warm, healthy meals. Contact Kelli Kane at 705-728-3737 x259 or kelli.kane@salvationarmy.ca about sponsoring meals today.

Book Club

Third Thursday of each month

St. Margaret’s Book club will meet November 16th at 1:30 pm.  We will have a discussion on Made for Goodness by Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu (plus any other book you would like to discuss).

I really enjoyed our author visit in September (Forgotten Followers from Broken to Bold), thank you all for your support. If you have any questions please get in touch with Michelle by phone: 705-737-9895 or by email: michelle_e_sinclair@yahoo.ca

All are welcome.

Please feel welcome to join us even if you have not read the book.

Toy Library

Monday Mornings

After much planning and some bumps along the way we are ready to launch the Toy Library and Drop-In on Monday mornings between 9:30-11:30 a.m. The first two dates are Monday August 14th and Monday August 28th. The dates for fall begin on Monday Sept. 11th and each Monday following (excluding Thanksgiving Monday, October 9 th).

The drop-in is open to all caregivers and the young children in their care. Each drop-in will include play time for the children as well as social time for caregivers. Refreshments will be provided. Toys can be borrowed for a two week period. If you have any questions please contact Rev. Susan.

Messy Church

What is Messy Church at St. Margaret’s? It is an enriched children and family program of Christian Education. It is an introduction to the greatest parables and stories of Jesus and the Bible that teach the values of love, truth and justice as well as the belief in God Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.

This happens with the supportive presence of parents or grandparents or other adult. It is interactive with lots of fun and creativity. Because we meet once a month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on a Saturday, we have time for story, drama, prayer, song, and themed crafts along with a family supper prepared especially for the occasion.

Dates have been set for Messy Church which will once again be starting in September. They are as follows: Saturday September 16th, Saturday October 14th, Saturday November 11th , and Saturday December 2nd .

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Exercise Classes

Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Exercise Classes are back on again with Jenn Reid, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. at church. If you would like more information, please contact Jenn at (705) 790-3189.

St. Margaret’s Women’s Breakfast Club

Third Wednesday of every month

We meet at the Breakfast House on Bayfield Street at 8:30. Please contact Rev. Susan Snelling at revsusan@rogers.com for more information or to join the breakfast via zoom. Our next meeting is October 18th.

Men's Breakfast

First Wednesday of every month

Please join us on Wednesday November 1st at 8:30 a.m. for our monthly men’s breakfast at the Breakfast House on Bayfield Street, just south of Cundles on the east side across the street from Tim Hortons.. Please contact Canon Simon at priest-stmargaretbarrie@toronto.anglican.ca for more information or to join the breakfast via Zoom.

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Children and Youth Gym Nights

The last Friday of the month

Children and Youth Gym Nights – an evening of games and activities - for youth and children throughout our Regional Ministry. They will be scheduled between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on the last Friday of the month in the gym at Trinity.

Any child or youth is welcome to attend and parents are welcome to stay if they wish. Please speak to Bill Goodyer at 705-726-7715 for more details.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:25