What We Do

In order to assist all of us grow in our faith, Living Faith provides a number of mid-week opportunities for study, growth, and fun.

Adult Bible Study is offered every Sunday morning before our worship service, starting at 9 am.  This study is led by Harry and Myrna Austen and you can contact them at austenhm@yahoo.ca

At various times throughout the year, Rev. Heather offers a four-to-six week study based on a specific theme, community project, biblical study, or DVD series.
Check with Heather at livingfaithbaxter@gmail.com to find out when the next study will begin.

A Tuesday morning time of “Coffee and Conversation” is held at the church.  This is an informal Bible study and children are more than welcome to attend with their parent’s.

Living Faith provides a variety of opportunities for children and youth to connect with one another and with God.

“The Bridge” Children’s Ministry:
Students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 engage with the Bible in a large group/small group format.  Bible stories are presented using a multi-media format.  Students then break into small groups to explore the Bible lesson further using games, activities, crafts, and music.

AMPed Sr. Youth Group:   High School age students meet on Tuesdays from 7-9pm.

After School Club:  Every Thursday from 3:45-5:30 for elementary school-age children.

NRG Jr. Youth Group:  Students from Grades 5 – 8 meet on Friday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Contact our Director of Student Ministries, Nancy Gallant, for more information about our children & youth ministries.  Nancy’s email address is ngcrosswalk@hotmail.com or you can reach her at the church: 705-424-0779 or livingfaithbaxter@gmail.com

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A number of other mid-week opportunities are offered, including our Mission Possible Team, Finance and Stewardship, Music Team, and The Breakfast Club.

 

At Living Faith, we believe that the Church has been called to be the hands, feet, and heart of Christ on earth.  As such, we are involved in a variety of mission projects – locally, nationally, and globally.

Save your milk bags!  Reduce the plastic in our landfills and make life easier for someone in a developing country!  Living Faith has partnered with other local churches/individuals to weave sleeping mats to make life a little more comfortable for those living in Haiti and other developing countries.  Plastic milk bags are cut into strips which are woven together to create sleeping mats, which are then shipped a few times a year to Haiti and other countries.  Please feel free to bring in your old milk bags and place them in the basket in our foyer.  They’ll soon be converted into a comfy sleeping mat!

 

Living Faith has partnered with Georgian Native Ministries in a Back Pack Ministry, providing back packs stuffed with books, school supplies, clothes and Bibles at least once a year.  Youth and Adult volunteers also help out at Georgian Native Ministries Summer Camps in Hanover, ON, and near Kirkland Lake, ON.  In February 2013, 11 of our youth along with 4 adult volunteers ran an After School Club and Family Nights at the Constance Lake First Nations Community north of Hearst, ON.  Friendships were formed that we pray will last for years to come.

We partner with Nicanor and Elizabeth Tamang through International Needs Network, supporting their work in Nepal and India.

We support the ongoing mission and emergency relief work of our national church through Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D).

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank provides food and agricultural training for the hungriest people.

Living Faith is also in the process of sponsoring two gentlemen who are currently residing in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe.  Patrick is originally from The Congo, and Gonzague’s home country is Birundi.  Both of these men were forced to flee for their lives due to unrest and violence in their home countries and they found refuge in Zimbabwe.  The congregation at Living Faith has pledged to bring these men to Canada with the help of local residents, Pascal and Eline Mpaliwra who, themselves, were once refugees in the same camp and now reside in Alliston, ON.  In February 2013 we were informed that the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada ACCEPTED our sponsorship request.  The request is now being considered by the Visa Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.  Please pray for a positive outcome.

Patrick and Gonzague
Patrick and Gonzague

To help raise funds for our various mission projects, Living Faith hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year, including our annual Curling Bonspiel, Golf Tournament, dinners, and concerts.