Welcome to AdventistBarrie.org
Proclaiming Christ ~ Nurturing Believers ~ Serving Humanity
The Barrie Adventist Church is part of a world-wide family with more than 15 million members in countries around the world. As a Christian church, we are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures.
Your Local Church
In July 1954 a small group of Adventists began serving their Barrie community from their home-based gathering at the home of the Twaddle Family. In August of the same year, the meeting relocated to the home of Pastor Osborne Lee. Later, in 1968 the company was formally organized into a church and after some transitions in growth, established a more permanent home by purchasing the United Church at Highway 27 and Mapleview Drive (Anderson Road as it was known then).
In 2005, we celebrated the grand opening of our new home at 140 Mapleton Avenue, and continue to carry out our mission of serving our community by organizing educational seminars on topics such as science, health, philosophy and theology on a regular basis. The aim of these seminars is to tangibly demonstrate Gods love for all mankind, while sharing the life-changing good news of His Kingdom.
Our church is a multicultural and vibrant group, consisting of people of all ages, and all types of family situations. All are welcome and our engaging faith-based programs are designed to meet you at your point of need. Our members and visiting friends enjoy a cohesive fellowship, punctuated with music and hearty singing. We open Gods Word for interesting Bible studies. We have age specific divisions from babies to seniors that offer Christ-centered programs where members and visitors can be comfortable in a group of their peers.
Who Are Seventh-day Adventists?
Seventh-day Adventists are Christians who base their faith on God and the God of the Bible. We embrace salvation by faith through Jesus Christ, and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit.
How We Live Our Lives
We believe that God is deeply concerned with the quality of human life. We understand that everything, including the way we live, what we eat, the integrity of our speech; all reflect our commitment to God. We are deeply concerned about the welfare of the people in our neighbourhoods, our larger community, as well as the sound preservation of our environment. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are dedicated in service to God and man.
Each Saturday we rejuvenate our spiritual selves each, as we enjoy a 24 hour Sabbath rest from work and school to join fellow believers in worship, fellowship and prayerful communion with God.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church traces its history to the people of God revealed in the Scriptures, including the early church established by Christ Himself, along with the Protestant reformation punctuated with the great promise of salvation by faith. The Church was officially established by a group of people from many other denominations eagerly and diligently studying the Bible. Their in-depth study highlighted some specific areas of note like: the second coming of Jesus, the surety of Bible prophecies, and the rediscovery of the relevance of the seventh-day Sabbath.
Helping a World in Need
Seventh-day Adventists are committed to humanitarian services both nationally and globally, through many mission outreach initiatives such as the independent organization-- the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (www.ADRA.ca). ADRA provides aid to one hundred and ten countries in need of humanitarian development and disaster relief.
Health & Education
Globally the Church operates many hospitals, known for their high standard of patient care and their innovative procedures. For example, Loma Linda University Medical Centre in California, USA, has gained international attention as a leader in infant heart transplants. In 1990, Loma Linda inaugurated the world’s first and only medical application of the proton accelerator, to focus a beam of radiation on malignant tumours without dangerously harming other tissues.
Seventh-day Adventists also operate the largest Protestant church school system in the world, with 5,600 schools, colleges and universities. Our mission is to integrate Christ’s teaching with quality education, while assisting parents instil long lasting values in their children such as a solid faith in God, integrity, and excellence in service to their fellow man.
We're looking forward to meeting you!
The old Highway 27 and Mapleview Drive location
Welcome to our website! We are happy to greet you in Christ.
"Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love." (2 John 1:3)
ADRA Canada is an independent humanitarian agency established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church whose mission is to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. Our vision is to achieve a world without poverty.
The registered office is located in Oshawa, Ontario. ADRA Canada has a Board of Directors that is elected annually at a constituency meeting. ADRA Canada uses its resources effectively.
ADRA Canada is part of the ADRA international network operating in approximately 120 countries and usually partners with approximately 20 ADRA country offices with development projects. Through its established partners, ADRA Canada also supports community service projects in Canada every year. ADRA Canada also partners with ADRA offices around the world to support disaster responses.
ADRA recognizes the dignity that is inherent in each person and is committed to improving the quality of human life. It serves people without regard to their ethnic, political, or religious association. It helps those in need, especially those most vulnerable such as women and children. As one of the leading non-governmental relief and development organizations in the world, the Agency was granted General Consultative Status by the United Nations in 1997.
Our Ontario headquarters is in Oshawa and you can visit us online by clicking on the picture above.