February 2, 2017

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Weekly Update

2016 donation receipts have been issued and will be in the church mail folders this Sunday. If you do not receive yours or have questions, please contact Shirley Wynne (204-488-4048 / sawynne@shaw.ca).

Missionfest Manitoba 2017 – “Let The Children Come to Me: At Risk Children of the World”, February 3rd to 5th at Church of the Rock – Jesus has a special place in His heart for the innocent children of the world.  Even still, there are millions of children who are compromised by poverty, warfare, exploitation, inaccessibility to education and other issues which hinder them from experiencing the Father’s love. During Missionfest Manitoba 2017, we will hear from speakers from various parts of the world showing how they move from action to proclamation.  For details, visit www.missionfestmanitoba.org.

Care Ministry Directory – Now available Online or to Download – In response to requests to become better aware of our Care Ministry, you can now view our Care Ministry Directory at www.whyteridgebaptist.ca/care or download a copy here..  For general care needs, please email care@whyteridgebaptist.ca.

Upcoming Events & Activities:

Newcomers Lunch—Sunday, February 19; 12:30p.m. immediately following the second service, downstairs. To register reply to this email indicating the number of adults and children from your family who will attend. Contact: Pastor Doug.

Games Night (Adults) – Saturday, February 25; 7:00p.m. Bring your favorite board or card game; snacks and drinks provided. To register reply to this email by February 23. Contact: Pastor Doug

Mark Your Calendar! TERM Seminar – March 8 & 9; 6:30-9:30p.m. – Our ever-changing world is filled with vague morality and clashing worldviews. Amid this fog, we need solid foundations to grow our faith and keen understanding to share the good news with others.TERM highlights both the message and the method that Jesus and Paul used in communicating the gospel with the seeker, the confused and the hardened. Learn how they used the Bible’s historical narrative to overcome objections and enhance clarity. It may well be life-changing. Cost: $30; age 15 and under attend free. Contact: Pastor Doug (489-3875 ext. 25)

City Hub —An informational evening with Stu Streeter (NABC VP Ministry Advancement) to hear about our NAB minisries around the world. March 29; 7:00p.m. at Rowandale Baptist.

Adults:

Adult Bible Study: Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. Tuesdays, February 21-April 11; 7:00-9:00p.m. Location: 126 Sauve Cres.  Cost: $18 for book. WARNING: Participating in this study could lead to permanent life changing affects! If you choose to join, we will be seeking to answer the following: What did Jesus really mean when he said, “Follow Me”? Is it possible for people to say they believe in Jesus but not truly be born again? Is it possible for people to claim the have accepted Christ into their hearts yet not actually be Christians? Not only is it possible…it’s also highly probable! We will seek to understand that the call to follow Jesus is a summons to lose our lives even as we pursue Him. To live as a disciple of Christ is to be transformed from the inside out and personally empowered to make disciples from every nation, tribe, language and people. This is a 7 week study by pastor and author David Platt on Tuesday evenings that requires a serious personal study commitment. Come and join us and Follow Jesus! You will never be bored! You will find purpose! You will never lack joy! But it will cost you. It is a summons to lose your life! Reply to this email to register.

Adult Bible Study – 10 Questions Christians are Asking – Let God Turn Your Question Marks into Exclamation Points; 8 video sessions with Dr. David Jeremiah. First and third Thursday of the month: February 16; March 2, 16; April 6, 20; May 4; 10:00-11:30a.m. or 7:00-8:30p.m. at the church.

Manitoba Baptist Association Women’s Weekend Get-Away – SOAR (Strong, Obedient, Alert, Risk-taking) at Elkhorn Lodge; April 28-30, 2017. Guest Speaker is Grace Fox. Details/Registration forms available at the Information Centre or register at www.npregion.org. Registration Deadline: March 31. Information contact: Grace Elke – gelke@mts.net  or Rhea Jenkinson – rmj23@shaw.ca Women’s Weekend Get Away 2017

Women’s Bible Study – Theme: Genesis (David Arthur). Parts 3-5: Mondays, February 13– May 29. Time: 7:00– 9:15p.m. Location: 125 Girton Blvd. Cost for Part 1 & 2: $30 (for Workbooks).  This is an Inductive Bible Study with 3-5 hrs. homework each week.  Contact: Barb Brewer (204-807-5846)

Book ClubFebruary 4, March 4, April 1, May 6; 7:00p.m. at the home of Emmie Dryjski, 135 Apple Hill Rd. (204-487-4788). Book TBD at first meeting.

English Conversation Circle is a free eight week program for immigrants and newcomers to Canada to learn and practice their English. Eight weeks: February 8, 15, 22; March 1, 15, 22; April 5, 12; 7:30-9:00p.m. For more information contact the church office.

Growing in Grace – Thursday, February 9; 12:00p.m.Due to the cancellation of the January lunch we will move  our January theme to February… Dig out your 50’s outfit, shine up your  saddle shoes and let’s go back to the 50s! Remember the food, the friends, the music and the fun. To register reply to this email by February 5. Suggested donation: $10.

“Parents of Little Ones” (POLO) meets every week from 10-12 on Thursdays. Contact Natalie Friesen (204-599-2477) for more details or for information about upcoming events.

Youth & Young Adults:

4HG (Grades 5-12) –Monday, February 6; 7:00-9:00p.m. We will be at the church for an In-House event. There will be worship, devos, friends, games and likely some food! Download Winter-2016-2017-Combined-Consent-the-Wave here.

INTERACt (Young Adults) – INTERACt meets at the church on the first and third Wednesdays of the month; 7:30-9:00p.m. Join us for bible study, discussion, music. Contact Pastor Kevin Schular for details.

INTERACt Retreat—March 3-5 at Camp Arnes. Registration: email or call Kevin Schular 204-294-8455; pkschular@gmail.com. When signing up make sure you have your payment with you; space is limited. Cost: $102 (registration, room, food). Optional: bring snacks

 Children:

SONSeekers (Nursery to Grade 6) – The latest issue – and back issues – of the Parenting Christian Kids Newsletter is now available online!  Don’t miss this monthly parent resource featuring articles, parenting principles, pointers, and more—all focused on a relevant, monthly theme!

Prayer Ministry:

Building Project Prayer Requests:

Pray that Fort Whyte and Lafarge would agree to WRBC’s request for McGillivray property drainage into Lake Muir.

As numbers firm up for the final costs, pray that we are able to lessen the gap in financing and that discussions with the Steinbach Credit Union are favourable.

Visit our Online Prayer Wall:   www.WhyteRidgeBaptist.ca/Prayer-Wall

This and That:

Camp Nutimik Foundation Banquet—Saturday, March 11; 5:00p.m. Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave. Special guest: Brenda Robinson. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Erika Cooper, our camp rep, or by emailing dave@campnutimik.com or calling (204) 981-6828.  A free will offering will be taken.

Rowandale Baptist welcomes visitors on Saturday, March 4; 6:30p.m. to hear NABC missionary, Rev.Paul Ewing, share about his work in Osaka, Japan.

Providence Public Lecture Series The series will consist of seven different lectures given by seven different Providence professors over seven consecutive Saturday evenings at McNally Robinson Bookstore. Admission is free and registration is not required.

Copies of Melanie Penner’s book, “Our Hope Adventure” are available. Reply to this email if you would like to receive one; $20 each.

Online Sermons and Podcasts – Miss a recent sermon? All sermons are available online by visiting our Latest Sermons Page, or by subscribing to the podcast via iTunes or Poddirectory.   Catch up on this summer’s messages from a variety of speakers on your next drive to the beach or during your commute!

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