March 2, 2017

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Weekly Update

Family Meal & Equipping Seminar—Sunday, March 5; 530-7:3p.m. Learning to Share the Good News: The Power of Personal Evangelism Cost: $10/family; $5/person. Child care provided for children 10 years and under. To register reply to this email and indicate the number of adults and children 10 and under from your family who will attend.

Summer Student Ministry Worker – Term: maximum 16 weeks May to August 2017

Main responsibilities will include our children’s summer community outreach consisting of day camps held at the community centre, possible neighbourhood adventure clubs and our SONSeeker summer Sunday program. Other responsibilities will include summer youth activities, Whyte Ridge carnival, etc. Contact church office for a detailed job description. Interested persons should supply a current resume to the church office.

We are wanting to expand our summer ministry to children within our communities. We will continue with our day camp program at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre, July 24-28, but we would like to provide an opportunity for you to reach out to kids in your own neighbourhood. We are looking for families to host Adventure Clubs at their homes for one week (1.5-2 hours daily) in the summer. Our own youth will provide the program. If you are interested in hosting an adventure club, please leave your name and phone number on the sign-up sheet at the Information Centre by March 12. A sheet indicating your responsibilities will be at the centre. host family responsibilities 2017

Garden Hill 2017 Mission Team; July 30-August 5 –  We hope to send a team of nine people to Garden Hill this summer, July 30-August 5. The cost is $750/person; $350/person contributed by the church and $400/person contributed by team members (tax deductible). Training will take place in May and early June. For more information contact John or Wendy Bergmann @ 204-261-6715 or Applications for new and returning volunteers to Garden Hill are available at the Information Centre. Both new and returning volunteers must complete a Criminal Record Check, also available at the Information Centre. Pathway Criminal Records Check Consent Form Feb 2017    Pathway NEW VOLUNTEER APPLICATION 2017 Pathway RETURNING VOLUNTEER APPLICATION 2017

The funeral for Marlene Piel’s father, Philip Kaplun, will beon Friday, March 3; Mission Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Meadowood Manor Foundation 102 – 575 St. Anne’s Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2M 5B2

Upcoming Events & Activities:

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)

Curling Bonspiel—Sunday, March 12; 2:00-6:00p.m. La Salle Curling Club We encourage curlers 12 years and older to sign up at the Information Centre ASAP as space is limited. Questions can be directed to Darryl Penner 204-269-1934. Cost $5.00 is due when you sign up. Clean indoor shoes must be worn; if you have brooms or sliders please bring them.

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 or calling (204) 981-6828.  A free will offering will be taken.  Applications for spring/summer staff and program or staff volunteers are now available at the Information Centre.

Camp Nutimik 2016 Annual General Meeting – Monday, March 20; 6:30p.m. at Mission Baptist Church.

Child Evangelism Fellowship—Faith In Action Fundraising Dinner – Tuesday, March 14, 6:00-8:00pm at Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church. CEF has been reaching thousands of children for 79 years in our province. Come hear stories and hear from Featured speaker and Guinness World Record Holder: Arvid Loewen. RSVP needed: 204.663.3300

Pathway Camp Ministries—Dessert Night ; April 9; 7:00p.m. at The Bridge Church   This will be an evening where you can enjoy some delicious desserts while hearing what God is doing in and through Pathway Camp Ministries, and to hear the direction God is leading PCM into the future. It would also be a great opportunity to bring some friends and introduce them to the ministry of Pathway! Any questions and an RSVP can be left at or (204) 449-2370.


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: March 16 – Why Don’t My Prayers Get Answered? the church.

Book ClubMarch 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. March 1, 15, 22; April 5, 12; 7:30-9:00p.m. For more information contact the church office.

Growing in Grace – Thursday, March 9; 11:30a.m. Meet at Oakbluff Community Centre for a bag lunch and some fun together! If you need a ride, meet at the church at 10:30a.m. To register reply to this email by March 5. $10 suggested donation.

“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.


Women of Integrity Ministries invites women of all denominations to Priscilla Shirer Simulcast – Saturday, April 8; 8:30a.m.; Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave. Tickets: $40 includes lunch 204-403-8126.

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 Registration Deadline: March 31. Information contact: Grace Elke –  or Rhea Jenkinson – Women’s Weekend Get Away 2017

Youth & Young Adults:

4HG (Grades 5-12) – Friday, March 10-12—Sr. High Retreat at Camp Arnes  Please bring bedding, pillows, board games, flashlight, overnight clothing, etc. 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; When signing up make sure you have your payment with you; space is limited. Cost: $102 (registration, room, food). Optional: bring snacks


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.

Pray for the Building Committee as our Church enters into a formal construction agreement with Thomas Design Builders. This will involve decisions regarding sub trades and managing all aspects and costs of construction.

Pray for wisdom upon the Building Committee and Thomas Design as they fine tune/redesign the plans in an effort to meet the budget for the project.

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Manitoba Baptist Association Choir will perform on May 7 at Rowandale Baptist Church. If you would like to join the choir come out to the first practice on March 5; 4:00-5:30p.m. at Rowandale. Further practice dates to be discussed on March 5. Contact: Lilly Radke (

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.

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

Far East Broadcasting—Friendship Dinner – March 21; 6:309p.m. at Canad Inn Polo Park; RSVP by March 16; March 26; 1:15p.m. at Caboto Centre; RSVP by March 21. RSVP at 204-233-5374. Dinner is complimentary—reservations required.

A Christian young man who is working construction in the south end of the city is looking for a room to rent with access to a kitchen. He would only be around week days after work; he will  go home to Altona for weekends. If you are open to having a tenant please contact Irene Toews.

A university student is looking for a room/place to live close to the church for the next school year. Contact Sebastian Klassen (204-362-2452 /

WRBC Online Church Directory – If you have not yet updated your WRBC Online Directory Profile, please do so either in response to the invitation email that has been sent to you, or at the assistance table in the foyer during the month of February.  If you have not received an email invite but would like to be part of the Online Directory, please click here and request your invitation.  Details regarding how to complete this process can be found here: Once you have created your username and password, you can login anytime at and select ‘Church Directory Login’ from the menu at the bottom of the page.

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.

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