March 9, 2017

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Weekly Update

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 thirteen plus a leader 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

Upcoming Events & Activities:

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 ClubApril 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.

“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.

Monday, March 20; 7:00-9:00p.m. We will be at the church for our In-house event. There will be worship, devos, friends, games and likely some food!  Spring 2017 Combined Consent

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 (

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 Poddirector

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