Events & happenings

COVID-19 Updates

It is an exciting time for our community. Yesterday, the board decided to move into Phase 2 of our reopening starting October 1, 2021.

The key addition to the reopening plan is that everyone coming into the building has to indicate or provide proof of vaccination.  We are using the honour system of trusting the word given by others.

To this end our building will be reopened to renters and groups through the usual booking with the office.

We continue to thank you for your patience and role in implementing this plan of action.


After months of being away from the sanctuary at Collier, we are pleased to advise we have returned to in-person worship as of October 3, 2021.

Registration to attend in-person is required either online or by calling the church office before Thursday at 2 p.m. Covid protocols will be in place.

When you arrive for in-person worship, we will be happy to receive you via the office door between 10:00 AM and 10:25 AM. You will be checked in by an usher and your temperature taken.

You will be asked to provide proof or indicate that you are fully vaccinated. The building is only opened to those who are fully vaccinated.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work through this transition. We are all in this together!

New Parking Passes

Parking passes are now required for anyone parking in the church lot, whether for worship, meetings, or events.

They can be picked up in the office Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Please bring your license plate number as this will be recorded on the pass.

The City will be ticketing vehicles without passes.

Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser

Purdy’s Chocolates are here, sorted, delivered, or ready for pick up at the Church!

Thanks to Marion Tizzard, Cathey Battaglia & Susan Storring, 202 yummy chocolate goodies were sorted and packaged for pick up and/or delivery on Thursday morning.

Much like Santa’s elves, work was done with a twinkle in our eyes and a smile on our faces knowing that we were going to make a lot of people happy and in turn, YOU made the UCW grateful once again for your support. You helped us to raise just short of $1120.00 for Collier Street United Church.

A special thank you as well to all who helped to deliver or keep the parcels safe.


St. Mary's Church - Christmas Market

Come and join us for a Christmas Market at St. Mary’s parish. The event will be held on Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th from 6:00 PM–9:00 PM.

Mindful Moments of Music

Join us on the third Sunday of every month for thirty minute concerts at 12:00 PM. The music will be performed by Sandra Ruttan, Collier Street United Church’s music director.

The Music Room

Come on in between 3:30 and 5:00 every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday! You can learn how to perform music, practice your skills, or simply play music! Folk guitars, ukuleles, and keyboards with headphones will be provided.

Note that all participants must wear a mask and show proof of vaccination before being allowed to attend.

Sandra Ruttan can be contacted at [email protected] for more information.

Tiny Food Pantry Installed at Collier!

What is this?

Similar to the Tiny Libraries that you see in neighbourhoods, Tiny Food Pantries stock food items to help people who are homeless and/or have food insecurity.
The pantries are stocked with items based on the population in the area. As a number of the guests on and around our church property have no home, we would look at stocking ready to eat, drink or wear items, such as bottled water, granola bars, nutrition drinks, socks etc. depending on the season.

Collier United is part of a city wide pilot project for the Tiny Food Pantries. For the first 8 weeks The Barrie FoodBank will be monitoring and stocking the food pantry, tracking what and how much is used. After the 8 week pilot project Collier will be responsible for restocking and monitoring the food pantries, with help from the Busby Outreach Van and The Barrie Foodbank. 

Our Pantry is located in the lower garden near the tall light standard. The supplies to construct the Pantry were donated by Elmvale Home Hardware, along with a cash donation from MPC out in Oro.

The really cool thing is that this is a multi-church, cross-denomination project – with Trinity Anglican, Grace United and Burton Avenue United all participating along with Collier in the pilot. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian will be helping to stock and monitor once we get up and running. The goal is to expand the Pantries across the city… helping people in many neighbourhoods. 

The installation took place on July 26th at Grace United.

New Elevator

Coming Soon In The Collier Building!

Would you like to make this a reality?

DONATE to this Capital Campaign effort now or anytime.

Your donation will make it happen next summer, 2022.

God bless you and your gifts to Collier!

stories in glass

collier united stained-glass window book

$15 copy with pickup from church

$20 copy mailed to you

Call the office at 705-726-1511

This special book is brain-child and passion of our own Leona Appleby

The book features photos, descriptions as well as the meaning behind each scene depicted in stained glass. Pick up your’s today!

fundscrip gift cards fundraiser

Fundscrip Gift Cards are now available to order from the church office. Great gifts and a great fundraiser for the church!
Click the button to order the form. Complete the form and submit to the office by 9am Monday morning for Thursday pickup.