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- My Brokenness                     7-9:00pm                   Carl Persaud                   717-9592        TBA
- Life Worth Living                 7-9:00pm                   Church Office                  728-0720        TBA

- Ladies Prayer & Share             9:30-12pm                  Shirley Rawn                   728-8826        Jan. 11’11
- Re-Fuel (Gr 6-8)                  7-8:30pm                   Pastor Jeff Lavery             728-0720        Jan. 4’11
- Band & Worship Team               7-8:30pm                   Pastor Lisa Goldsworthy        728-0720        can join
- Prayer                            7-8:15pm                   Pastor Todd Manuel             728-0720        anyone welcome

- Divorce Care                      7-9:00pm                   Diane Gelinas                  733-4055        ongoing
- Super Stars (JK-Gr5)              7-8:30pm                   Pastor Jeff Lavery             728-0720        Jan. 5’11

- Alpha                             6:30pm                     Heather Sutton                 733-1397        Jan. 27’11
- A Woman’s Place                   7-9:00pm                   Marcia Alleyne                 728-0042        Spring ‘11

- Student Ministries (RSM)          7:30pm                     Pastor Nick Kostyc             728-0720        Gr. 9-12

- City Gate                         8-9:30am                   Al Smith                       431-9363        men’s group

- Worship Services             9:30am/11:15am
- Nursery (0-2yrs)             9:30am/11:15am                    Pastor Jeff Lavery             728-0720
- Our World (2yrs-Gr8)         9:30am/11:15am                    Pastor Jeff Lavery             728-0720
(Kids Programs: NOTE ~ Children go directly downstairs to their programs during morning services)
- Teaching Series              6:00pm                            Pastors                        728-0720      anyone welcome
- Challenging Lifestyle        6:00pm                            Church Office                  728-0720      TBA
- Resonate (YA)                7:00pm                            Pastor Nick Kostyc             728-0720      18+ 1st&3rd Sunday

- Inside Me (Gr9-12)           7:00pm                            Meagan Hollinshead             726-1675      2nd&4th Sunday
- Marriage Course              6:00pm                            Church Office                  728-0720      TBA

- Small Groups                      Various                    Church Office                  728-0720        on-going
- Hi-Way Singers                    Various Evenings           Geoff Holland                  737-5409        can join

- Men’s Ice Hockey                  Tuesdays                   Pastor Jeff Lavery             728-0720        on-going
- Men’s Slo Pitch                   Mondays and Tuesdays       Geoff Holland                  737-5409        seasonal
- Co-Ed Baseball                    Fridays                    Don & Barbara Rowe             737-5638        seasonal
                                                                                                                                            Volume 9  Issue 1  January 2011

                                                                                                                                            Backwards and Forwards
                                                                                                                                            Pastor Todd

Our Staff                                                                                                  Address Information              As 2010 ends we find ourselves reflecting. I    that a Colonel in the Canadian Military was      others, also spilling 18 to 30 million gallons of
ToddManuel               - Senior Pastor                                                                         50 Anne St N, Barrie, ON   was watching one television channel that        convicted of murder and other crimes. By the     oil into the Gulf of Mexico. There was also the
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LisaGoldsworthy          - Worship & Music Pastor                                                                                           entitled their reflection for the past year     way, Russell Williams was awarded the title of   recent engagement of Prince William and Kate
NickKostyc               - Student Ministries Pastor                                                                                        ‘The Top 20 of 2010.’ I didn’t watch long       ‘The Canadian Newsmaker of the Year’ by the      Middleton (after all she’s just a commoner).
JeffLavery               - Jr Hi & Children’s Pastor                                                       enough to see what their top twenty actually    Canadian Press. There was the heroic rescue      Some of the other top news stories of this past
                                                                                                                                            were. I must confess that as I thought about    of the miners in Chile. The Icelandic volcano    year were the FIFA World Cup in South Africa,
JohnJosefik              - Business Administrator                                                          Sunday Service Times             the year gone by I had a hard time remember-    eruption on April 14 and the flood in Pakistan                                (Continued on page 3)
StephanieBergey          - Children’s Ministries JK-Gr 6                                                           9:30am and 11:15am       ing what we might call the significant events   on July 26 were both headliners. Added to
PattyHickman             - Secretary/Receptionist                                                             Nursery and Kids Programs     of the past year. What about you? Can you       that was the environmental disaster when the
MarshiaJosefik           - Administrative Assistant                                                                 available in services
                                                                                                                                            recall some of the key events from 2010? Let    Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April
RuthManuel               - Support Programs                                                                    Teaching Series—6:00pm
                                                                                                                                            me see, there was the disturbing discovery      20 killing 11 people and seriously injuring 17
January 2011
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                                                                                                                                                     the Tiger Woods dilemma, the launch of the iPad,        feasting. For the more cynical among us you            will be the year for something like that.
                                                                                                                                                     the Afghan War and Iraqi War documents leak             might say ‘what’s the point, I’ve tried before and
                                                                                                                                                     (the WikiLeaks), and not to be ignored, the             it’s pointless.’ Who knows, maybe this will be the     One last thing – let’s not spend this year only on
      SUN                    MON                      TUE                       WED                     THU         FRI            S AT              ongoing devastation and relief in the wake of
                                                                                                                                                     the Haitian earthquake.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             year you follow through, so go ahead and give it
                                                                                                                                                                                                             a try. Unfortunately, it’s not just with dieting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    yourselves. Take some time to serve Christ by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    serving others. Take or make opportunities to
                                                                                                                                                                                                             weight loss that we feel this way, sometimes we        invest time and energy in the lives of other
                                                                                                                             1                                                                               get this way about spiritual things as well. But       people. Don’t spend all your money on yourself
                                                                                                                                                     These are some of the significant events that
                                                                                                                             Happy New Year!
                                                                                                                             No City Gate            occurred around the world but usually our reflec-       the good news of the gospel is that there is           or your family, take some of it and give it away.
                                                                                                                                                     tion of the past year is a little more personal and     always a new beginning, there’s always a fresh         Give some of it to someone who needs it—a
                                                                                                                                                     closer to home – so what would be some of the           start. With God you can always start again. We         hand up. Take your skills, abilities, and talents
                                                                                                                                                     key events that occurred around your life? If you       sometimes say that God is ‘a God of second             and use them to help someone else. Take some
2                       3                       4                       5                       6             7              8                       were to make your ‘Top 20 of 2010’ list what and        chances’—actually God is a God of second, third,       of your time and volunteer. One man decided
Communion               Office Closed                                                                                        City Gate
                                                                                                                                                     who would it include? Now granted some of the           fourth, etc., changes. So why not start reading        that he was going to take some of his time and
                                                                        Easter Choir
                                                Prayer                  Children’s Programs                                                          events listed above are pretty big, but so are          the Bible again, why not start the year with a         use it to drive cancer patients to and from their
                                                Band Practice           (Super Stars JK-Gr 5)
No Teaching Series      Helping Hands Meeting   Refuel (Jr Hi—Gr 6-8)   Divorce Care                          RSM Out-Loud                           some of the events surrounding your life. They          commitment to take time each day to pray, and          appointments, you could do something like that,
                                                                                                                                                     may not make the headlines or put your name on          to journal. Start with a few minutes and a few         so could I, there are dozens of opportunities
9                       10                      11                      12                      13            14             15                                                                              verses each day and see where it goes, you might       available to get involved.
Sunday Services                                 Ladies Prayer & Share                                                                                the front page of even the local paper, but they
                                                                                                                             City Gate
                                                                                                                                                     are still significant because they are significant to   be surprised. And while we’re at it why not think
                                                                        Easter Choir                                         Helping Hands Meeting
                        Soup Kitchen            Prayer                  Children’s Programs                                                          and in your life. They have helped form, shape          about our physical condition and start exercising      If we look forward like this we will find our lives
Teaching Series         —Salvation Army         Band Practice
                                                Refuel (Jr Hi—Gr 6-8)
                                                                        (Super Stars JK-Gr 5)
                                                                                                              RSM In-House                           and mold who you are. So take some time to              and eating better. The New Year is also a great        fuller and richer, and I also I think that when we
Inside Me (RSM)                                                         Divorce Care
                                                                                                                                                     reflect on the past year personally. If you journal     time to start new relationally by mending a bro-       look backward on 2011 we’ll have much to re-
16                      17                      18                      19                      20            21             22                                                                              ken relationship or making a greater investment
Sunday Services                                 Ladies Prayer & Share                                                                                pull it out and read some of the entries you                                                                   flect on. Oh, I almost forgot – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
                                                                                                                             City Gate
                                                                                                                                                     made. Take your spouse, parent(s), children, or a       in the relationships we currently have with
                                                                        Easter Choir                                         Alpha Training
                                                Prayer                  Children’s Programs                                                          friend out for coffee and talk about some of            spouse, children, parents, and friends, and why
Teaching Series                                 Band Practice           (Super Stars JK-Gr 5)                                                                                                                not consider our relationships with fellow
                                                Refuel (Jr Hi—Gr 6-8)   Divorce Care                          RSM In-House                           them. Memory is a wonderful gift.
Resonate (Social)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             students and colleagues at work. What about
23                      24                      25                      26                      27            28             29                                                                              reconnecting with a family member or friend that
Sunday Services                                 Ladies Prayer & Share                                                                                As 2010 ends we usually begin thinking about the
                                                                                                                             City Gate
                                                                                                                                                     New Year and what might unfold. Maybe you               we haven’t heard from for some time? What
                                                                        Easter Choir
                                                Prayer                  Children’s Programs     Alpha                                                are hoping for something, or for something to           about starting a small group and meet new
Teaching Series                                 Band Practice           (Super Stars JK-Gr 5)                                                                                                                people and make new friends? Here’s a New
Inside Me (RSM)                                 Refuel (Jr Hi—Gr 6-8)   Divorce Care                          RSM Invite                             happen and 2011 might be the year that—you
                                                                                                                                                     can add in whatever your personal dream, hope,          Year’s idea, what about doing something you
30                      31                                                                                                                                                                                   have never done before or something you’ve
Sunday Services                                                                                                                                      or prayer might be. This is also the time for New
                                                                                                                                                     Year’s Resolutions. I suspect that for many the         always wanted to do but were too – (add in
                                                                                                                                                     most immediate concern is losing the excess             whatever that something might be, too scared,
Teaching Series                                                                                                                                      weight gained over this season of festivities and       not enough time or money etc.)—maybe 2011

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Looking for something new
     what faith means to our everyday lives.                                                                                                                                                                                                            and exciting in 2011?
       Thursday, January 27, 2011
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Children’s Ministry Volunteer!
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