What does it mean to be a Christian?  FOLLOW JESUS.
The teachings of Christ are so remarkable that when people follow Him, their lives are transformed.  They live life more fully.  They connect with God in real and meaningful ways.  Relationships are restored when they learn how to love others deeply and authentically and peace becomes the norm.
The simple answer is:  Follow Jesus – True Teaching. True Living. True Loving.
Mar 8Follow Jesus: "Obedience" - 1 John 2:3-6
(with Testimony from Garry Walton)
Rev. Jenn Wagar
Mar 1Special Youth Service: "Rooted in God's Identity" - 1 Samuel 18:1-7Guest Speaker, Steve Bradley, Life 100.3
Feb 23Special Children's Service - "Communion":
- Why we do Communion
- Forgiveness, Thanksgiving
- How we do Communion
Rev. Jenn Wagar
Feb 16Follow Jesus: "Sin and Forgiveness" - 1 John 1:5-10
(with Testimony from Donna Neal)
Rev. Jenn Wagar
Feb 9Follow Jesus: "The Light in the Darkness" - 1 John 1:1-7
(with Testimony from Purav Tailor)
Rev. Henry Dyck
Feb 2Follow Jesus: "Joy & Fellowship" - 1 John 1:3-4
(with Testimony from Jeff Thatcher on being part of a Small Group)
Rev. Jenn Wagar
Jan 26Follow Jesus - Week 2

Begins with follow-up from Week of Prayer & Fasting - Testimonies on Forgiveness:
1st - written testimony
2nd - Testimony from David Fraser
Rev. Jenn Wagar
Jan 19Follow Jesus - Week 1
(with Testimony from Tammy Browning)
Rev. Jenn Wagar

Previous Sermon Series

Week of PRAYER and Fasting  |   Jan 5  –  12, 2020

The purpose of this week is to remind/recommit us to pursuing God more fully in the coming year. Set aside January 5-12 and ask God to heal: Your Self; Your Church; Your Relationships; Your Community; Your Family. Psalm 34:18 – “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Click below for Week of Prayer & Fasting Handout with Schedule

Jan 12Healing Service - "The Master Key" ...Forgiveness

James 5:13-15 - Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Rev. Jenn Wagar
with Testimonies from Sam Catling and Christina Catling
Jan 5Covenant ServiceRev. Jenn Wagar

CAROLS | Dec 1 – 29, 2019

God is with us – in answered promises, realized dreams, and refreshed hope. How could we help but sing? Let’s explore the songs born from our joy that Christ has entered the world.

Click below for 25-day Christmas Devotional

CAROLS Daily Devotional
Dec 29CAROLS - "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"Guest Speaker, Ben von Bredow
Dec 22CAROLS - "Away in a Manger"Rev. Jenn Wagar
Dec 15CAROLS - "O Come All Ye Faithful"Rev. Henry Dyck
Dec 8CAROLS - "Cardboard Christmas" Musical Drama Presentation - "Go Tell It On The Mountain"n/an/a
Dec 1CAROLS - "O Holy Night"Rev. Jenn Wagar

Making Change  |   Oct 20  –  Nov 24, 2019

Do your finances bring you fear or freedom? Whether you’re digging out of debt or planning for your future, now’s the time to build a foundation that endures. Investing in a brighter tomorrow starts by Making Change today. This four-part series covers biblical truths about finances, and how to find freedom in a debt-saturated world.
Nov 24"What About Youth & Young Adults" - Interview with Landon Tomlinson, BFMC Youth & Young Adults DirectorRev. Jenn Wagar with Landon Tomlinson
Nov 17Making Change - "Tomorrow Matters" - Prov 21:20 & 6:6-8Rev. Jenn Wagar
Nov 10Remembrance ServiceGuest Speaker, Rev. Maj. Bob Lay
Nov 3Making Change - "Giving is Good" - Acts 20:35Rev. Jenn Wagar
Oct 27Making Change - "Stress is Bad" - Proverbs 22:7, 25:8Guest Speaker, Steve Bradley, Life 100.3
Oct 20Making Change - "Less is More" - Ecclesiastes 4:6Rev. Jenn Wagar

Enemies of the Heart   |   Sept 15  –  Oct 13, 2019

Just as a physically unhealthy heart can destroy your body, an emotionally and spiritually unhealthy heart can destroy you and your relationships. Over the next four weeks, we are going to look at four common enemies of the heart – guilt, anger, jealousy and greed and teach you how to remove them so you can experience fullness of life in your relationships with people and God.
Oct 13Thanksgiving / Tearfund Sunday
Rev 12:11 - "They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death."
Rev. Jenn Wagar, and Guest Speaker, Steve Kell
Oct 6GreedGuest Speaker, Steve Bradley, Life 100.3
Sept 29Jealousy - James 4:1-3Rev. Jenn Wagar
Sept 22Anger - Eph 4:25-32Rev. Jenn Wagar
Sept 15GuiltRev. Jenn Wagar

Helping Without Hurting – Rethinking Mission   |   July 14  –  Aug 25, 2019

The goal of this series is to equip our church family with a biblical ministry framework that restores the poor to fulfilling their God-given callings and potential.
Sept 1"What Race are You Running? - 1 Cor 8:24-27Landon Tomlinson, Youth & Young Adults Director
Aug 25"Moving Forward"Rev. Jenn Wagar
Aug 18"Fostering Change" - Ez 36:26, Jer 24:7, Rom 12:2, Ps 51:10Rev. Jenn Wagar
Aug 11"When the Extraordinary becomes Ordinary" - 2 Corinthians 5:14-20Special Guest Speaker, Pastor Kevin Mast, Hope City Church (downtown Barrie)
Aug 4Special VBS Family ServiceChildren's presentation of last week's summer VBSno sermon
July 28"Understanding Why Good Intentions Are Not Enough" - Luke 10:30-37, James 1:5-6, Galatians 6:1-5Rev. Jenn Wagar
July 21"Seeing God at Work" - Col 1:15-20, 2 Cor 5:17-20, Rev 21:1-4Rev. Jenn Wagar
July 14"Reconsidering the Meaning of Poverty" - Matt 25:31-46, 1 John 3:17Rev. Jenn Wagar

#family   |   May 5  –  Jun 23, 2019

God created family. He intended it to be the best place to experience love, acceptance, belonging and His truth, but we so often stumble through these most important relationships! This series is intended to help you and your family take some courageous steps so that you can enjoy the peace, happiness, and contentment that God intended for your family and but to death the lie that says that there is no hope for your marriage and your family.
July 7Awakenings - Part 2: "A World View" - 2 Cor 5:14-21Rob Webb (Lay Minister)
Jun 30Awakenings - Eph 5:14Guest Speaker, Rev. John-Mark Cockram
Jun 23Interactive Family Service - "The Power of a Praying Family" and CommunionRev. Jenn Wagar
Jun 16Father's Day - "Leaving a Legacy"Guest Speaker, Rev. Derek Rumball
Jun 9"'Til Debt Us Do Part"

Testimony - Landon Tomlinson,
Summer Intern (Children & Youth)
Rev. Jenn Wagar

Jun 2"The Enemy in Your Home"Rev. Jenn Wagar
May 26"Conflict in Paradise" - Rom 12:9-21Rev. Henry Dyck
May 19"The Marriage Covenant"Rob Webb (Lay Minister)
May 12Mother's Day - "Things I Learned from My Mom"Rev. Jenn Wagar
May 5"Ideal Family"Pastor Mike Brain

LOVE DOES   |  Mar 3 – Apr 28, 2019

This is a series about God’s love… and the most amazing thing about that love is that it’s not just a bunch of rules or stuff we have to agree with. God’s love is different. It changes things. It’s active. It works. It risks. God’s love … DOES.
This isn’t just another sermon series in learning about the Love of God – this is an experiment in doing the love of God. Based on Bob Goff’s Book, “Love Does.”
Apr 28Camp SundayRev. Jenn Wagar, with camp testimonies from Guest Speakers: Hillary Handy and Chris Prinsep
Apr 21Easter SundayRev. Jenn Wagar
Apr 14Palm Sunday - Children's ServiceRev. Jenn Wagar
Apr 7Follow MeRev. Jenn Wagar
Mar 24Audacious LoveRev. Jenn Wagar
Mar 17Free to FailRev. Henry Dyck
Mar 10I'm With YouRev. Jenn Wagar
Mar 315th Anniversary Celebration Service & Pancake LunchVideo and Testimoniesn/a

GALATIANS – “Good News”  |  Jan 20 – Feb 24, 2019

If someone asked you to explain the gospel, what would you say? What is the good news of the Christian faith? Writing to the Galatians, Paul made it clear how easily we can be tempted to turn toward fraudulent gospels, especially those that teach we can earn God’s love through our works. Though they may have the appearance of truth, they are lifeless and leave us empty in the end. True freedom is found in surrender, not self-dependence, because our gospel is not one based on our works, but faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Feb 24The Book of Galatians - Gal 6Rob Webb (Lay Minister)
Feb 17The Book of Galatians - Gal 5Rev. Jenn Wagar
Feb 10The Book of Galatians - Gal 4Rev. Jenn Wagar
Feb 3The Book of Galatians - Gal 3Rev. Jenn Wagar
Jan 27The Book of Galatians - Gal 2Pastor Mike Brain
Jan 20The Book of Galatians - Gal 1
Video: G.O.S.P.E.L. by Propaganda
Rev. Jenn Wagar

7 DAYS of Prayer & Fasting  |  Jan 6 – 13, 2019

Set aside January 6-13 and ask God to transform: Your Workplace. Your Attitude. Your Mind. Your Community. Your Family.
A new year is coming and each year we set aside time at the beginning of the year to pause as a family and seek the Lord together. By setting aside this first full week of the New Year, we declare that God comes first and we desire to know His plans and purposes for our families & our church!
The week begins with a Covenant Renewal service and ends with a Healing service.
Jan 6Start of 7 DAYS of Prayer & Fasting - Wesleyan Covenant Renewal ServiceRev. Jenn Wagar

FEAR NOT  |  Dec 2 – 30, 2018

Fear attacks us right where our faith lives and keeps us from stepping into the plans God has for us. Created for the Christmas season, Fear Not helps us overcome fear and transform it into faith and obedience. With messages on the angels’ visits to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, Fear Not assures us that God will always give us the guidance we need to reject fear.
Dec 30"Sharing God's Goodness" - Psalm 22:22, Psalm 66:16, Mark 10:24-25, Hebrews 24-25.Testimonies from the congregationn/a
Dec 234th Advent Sunday - "Afraid of Where I Stand With God" (Luke 2:8-11, Rom 3:20-22)Rev. Jenn Wagar
Dec 163rd Advent Sunday - "Afraid of What People Will Think About Me" (Matt 1:18-25)Rev. Jenn Wagar
Dec 92nd Advent Sunday -Special Christmas Presentation - "Christmas...According to our Kids"n/an/a
Dec 21st Advent Sunday - "Afraid of What God Might Ask Me To Do" (1 Tim 1:7; Luke 1:26-3)Rev. Jenn Wagar

ARE YOU MY NEIGHBOUR?  |  Nov 11 – 25, 2018

What if Jesus actually meant what He said, when He invites us to love our neighbors? Who are our neighbours? Do we love them? What does this look like?
Nov 25"Local" - Luke 10:20-37Testimony - Peter Sundborg, Barrie Food Bank
Speaker - Pastor Mike Brain
Nov 18"Within Reach" - Prov 22:6, Matt 19:13-15Testimony - Jared Mortley, Highschool Campus Ministry, Inter-Varsity Canada
Guest Speaker - Loreli Cockram, Young Parents Director, Youth Unlimited Toronto
Nov 11"Across the Globe" - Micah 6:8, Isaiah 58:6-12, Luke 4:11-30Testimony - Jane Roach
Guest Speaker - Wayne Johnson, CEO Tearfund Canada

HOPE IN THE DARK – Believing God is Good when life is not  |  Oct 21 – Nov 4, 2018

Can God be good when life is not? When life hits hard, it plunges us into a sea of questions we hoped we’d never have to ask. But when you feel broken, abandoned, and struggling to find answers, there’s a beacon in the storm. A message series focusing on the book of Habakkuk, Hope in the Dark shows us how we can cling to God even when our circumstances are overwhelming because He will carry us through the storm.
Nov 4"Embracing the Valley" - Habakkuk 3Rev. Jenn Wagar
Oct 28"Waiting on God" - Habakkuk 2Rev. Jenn Wagar
Oct 21"Are You There God?" - Habakkuk 1Rev. Jenn Wagar

THIS IS WHO WE ARE  |  Sept 16 – Oct 14, 2018

Heavenly Father, We ask that you would help us to put JESUS FIRST every day, in every situation we face. Give us the courage and words to TELL YOUR STORY of love and grace to the people we meet. Give us a desire to SPEND TIME DAILY IN PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE as these connect us with You and equip us for every life situation. Father, show us our part in contributing to the UNITY OF THE FAMILY where we help each other to connect with You and grow in faith! Finally, as You have been so generous to us, help us to be generous to others as we SHARE YOUR GOODNESS through our time, talents and treasures within our church and beyond. In the Name of Jesus, through the Power of the Holy Spirit – Amen!
Oct 14"Sharing God's Goodness" - Phil 4:19; Luke 6:38Rev. Jenn Wagar
Oct 7"Unity of the Family" - Heb 10:24-25; Col 3:14Rev. Jenn Wagar
Sept 30"Spending Time Daily in Prayer & Scripture" - Heb 4:12; Phil 4:6Rev. Jenn Wagar
Sept 23"Everyone Tells God's Story" - Rom 12:4-5; Acts 1:8Rev. Jenn Wagar (with testimonies from Brett Purinton, Carrie Webb, Henry Yahn, and Purav Tailor)
Sept 16"Jesus First" - Col 1:15-18, Eph 2:4-5Rev. Jenn Wagar

JUDGES – Living for God in a Society that has Forgotten  |  Jul 1 – Sept 2, 2018

Sept 2"And Israel had no king" - Judges 17-21Rev. Jenn Wagar
Aug 26"Ibzan, Elon and Abdon" - Judges 12:8-15Pastor Velma Shewfelt
Aug 19"Jephtah" - Judges 10-11Jonah Goodyear, Intern
Aug 12"Deborah" - Judges 4-5Rev. Henry Dyck
Aug 5"Gideon" (Part 2) - Judges 6-8Pastor Mike Brain
July 29"Gideon" (Part 1) - Judges 6-8Pastor Mike Brain
July 22"Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar", Expect the Unexpected! - Judges 3:7-31Pastor Velma Shewfelt
July 15"Samson" (Part 2) - Judges 13-16Rob Webb, Lay Minister
July 8"Samson" (Part 1) - Judges 13-16Rob Webb, Lay Minister
July 1"And Israel had no king" - Judges 1-3:6Rev. Jenn Wagar

Life Renos – “Beatitudes” | Apr 22 – Jun 24, 2018

Jun 24LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes - Matt 5:10-12 "Blessed are those who are persecuted..."Associate Pastor, Michael Brain
Jun 17Father's Day - LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes - Matt 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers..."Guest Speaker, Marc McAlister - Director of Leadership Development, Free Methodist Church in Canada
Jun 10LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes - Matt 5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart..."Rev. Jenn Wagar
Jun 3LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes - Matt 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful..."Rob Webb, Lay Minister
May 27LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes - Matt 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness..."Rev. Jenn Wagar
May 20LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes - Matt 5:5 "Blessed are the meek..."Rev. Jenn Wagar
May 13Special Mother's Day Message (and Testimony)Testimony - Sandra Blair
Message - Tanya Prinsep
May 6LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes - Matt 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn..."Rev. Jenn Wagar
Apr 29LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes - Matt 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit..."Rev. Jenn Wagar
Apr 22LIFE RENOS - Beatitudes (Introduction) - Matt 4:23 - 5:1Rev. Jenn Wagar

Encountering Jesus | Feb 18 – Apr 8, 2018

Apr 8CAMP SUNDAY - "The Power of the Camp Experience" (including testimony from Brett Purinton)Rev. Jenn Wagar with Guest Speaker, Frank Domen (Former Camp Director and current Lay Minister at Verona Free Methodist Church)
Apr 1EASTER SUNDAY - "Redeemed"Rev. Jenn Wagar
Mar 25PALM SUNDAY - Encountering Jesus...when People Fail to Meet Our Expectations" - Matt 21:1-11Rev. Jenn Wagar
Mar 18Encountering Jesus...in Forgiveness - Matt 18:21-35Rev. Jenn Wagar
Mar 11Encountering Jesus...in Others (Ghana) - Matt 8:1-13Rev. Jenn Wagar
Mar 4Encountering Jesus...in the Storms of Life - Matt 8:23-27 (Our apologies, some parts of the recording are missing)Rob Webb, Lay Minister
Feb 25Encountering Jesus...in the CommunityGuest Speaker, Steve Bradley, Life 100.3

Real Life Christmas Series | 4 Advent Sundays: Dec 3 – Dec 24, 2017

Dec 31A Real Life Christmas Series - "December 26th and Beyond"Rev. Jenn Wagar
Dec 24A Real Life Christmas Series - "Spread Joy" - Luke 2:8-14Rev. Henry Dyck
Dec 17A Real Life Christmas Series - "Say Yes!" - Luke 1:26-56Rev. Jenn Wagar
Dec 10A Real Life Christmas Series - "The Best Gift" - John 3:16Rev. Jenn Wagar
Dec 3A Real Life Christmas Series - "Make Room" - Luke 2:1-7Special Guest Speaker, Bishop Cliff Fletcher

LIFE HACKS:  Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs | Oct 15  – Nov 26, 2017

A “life hack” is a strategy or technique you adopt in order to manage your time more efficiently.  Long before life hacks were ever an idea, God gave us the book of Proverbs.  This book of the bible is full of strategies that will change our lives!
Nov 26Life Hacks: Money - Prov 3:9-10Rev. Jenn Wagar
Nov 19Life Hacks: Relationships - Prov 3:3-4 with Testimony from Brenda WoodRev. Jenn Wagar
Nov 12Life Hacks: Communication - Prov 15:1-4Rev. Jenn Wagar
Nov 5Life Hacks: Direction - Prov 3:5-6Rev. Jenn Wagar
Oct 29World Relief SundayGuest Speaker, Rev. Don Miller, World Relief Canada
Oct 22Life Hacks: Happiness - Prov 3:13-18Rev. Jenn Wagar
Oct 15Life Hacks: The Fear of the Lord - Prov 3:7-8Rev. Jenn Wagar

Real Life Conversations: Psalms of Life | Sept 3  – Oct 8, 2017

Real Life…
Rest… Sinking… Success… Alone… Messed Up…
At some time in your life, you have experienced each of these moments. That’s Real Life! The Book of Psalms journal the author’s dialogue with God in relation to all their successes and struggles, acclamation’s and grief. The key for these authors was to worship God in every situation! Join us Sunday mornings at 10 AM as we examine this worship journal and allow them to transform your relationship with Jesus.
Oct 8Real Life - "Grateful..." - Psalm 138Rev. Jenn Wagar
Oct 1Real Life - "Messed Up..." - Psalm 51Rev. Jenn Wagar
Sept 24Real Life - "Sinking..." - Psalm 40Rob Webb, Lay Minister
Sept 17Real Life - "Alone..." - Psalm 139Rev. Jenn Wagar
Sept 10Real Life - "Success..." - Psalm 1Rev. Jenn Wagar
Sept 3Real Life - "Rest..." - Psalm 23Rev. Jenn Wagar