May 4, 2017

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Weekly Update

To sign up for upcoming events at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, please click the links listed below.

Scholarship Application Forms for Camp Workers— An application must be completed in order to receive a scholarship.  Please submit completed application to the church office by Tuesday, May 30. For more information contact Pastor Doug2017 camp scholarship application

WRBC Summer Camp Scholarship Funding Requirements:

  • Must be a member/regular attendant at WRBC.
  • Camp must be a Christian Camp and applicant must be volunteer/shared work program. (Under shared work program monies go directly to the camp and not individuals.)
  • Each applicant will receive $100 per week to a max of $600 for summer camp ministry.
  • There will be a written/verbal report expected from each recipient at the end of the summer.

2017 adventure @ the ridge day camp Crew Leaders – WRBC is looking to hire Crew Leaders (small group leaders) for our adventure @ the ridge day camps. Crew Leaders will provide direct leadership for a group of eight–ten campers and participate in leadership/instruction of other camp activities for the larger group. Preference will be given to applicants who are available for the entire period of July 24 to 28 with an additional day for pre-camp training and preparation.  Crew Leaders must be at least entering grade 8 or older and be willing to be Plan to Protect certified. Interested persons need to submit a current resume to the church office by May 14th. For a detailed job description and/or additional details, please contact the church office (204-489-3875) or Grace Elke (204-444-2303).

Ministry Opportunity at Meadowood Manor – Several Sundays each year WRBC takes a turn to provide a pianist and special music for the Sunday morning service at Meadowood Manor. New volunteers are needed! Please contact Karen Owarzek (204-832-0113) if you would like to help out.

Upcoming Events & Activities:

Family Meal & Seminar—May 7; 5:30p.m. Financially Faithful: Making God the Lord of Our Finances – Cost: $5/person; $10/family; free child care available for children 10 and under.  Please click here to register or contact Pastor Doug Friesen for more information (204-489-3875).  Registration deadline is Thursday, May 4th (those registering after this date are welcome to attend the session starting at 6:30).

Love WinnipegServing Our Community Together  Save the Date: Sunday, May 28; Church service at WRBC 10:00-10:30a.m.  Various Community Service Options at 10:45 am (1 hr – 1.5 hr). Free lunch at WRBC 12:30p.m.  Details and signup sheets available Sunday, May 14.


Book ClubMay 6; 7:00p.m. at the home of Emmie Dryjski, 135 Apple Hill Rd. Book TBD at first meeting.  Contact Emmie Dryjski for additional information (204-487-4788).

Growing in Grace – Thursday, May 11; 12:0p.m. – Mother’s Day Celebration – Pizza lunch and a game of Family Feud.  Please click here to register. Contact the church office for more information.


Women’s Precept Bible Study – Genesis Part 4 – Wrestling with God – A Study in Isaac, Jacob, and Esau. Beginning Monday, April 10 ; 7:00p.m. at Tanya Humphries’ home, 125 Girton Blvd. Contact Barb Brewer for additional information (204-807-5846).


Men’s Work Day at Camp Nutimik; Friday, May 5; 8:00p.m.—Saturday, May 6; 3:00p.m.  Please click here to register or contact Pastor Doug for additional information (204-489-3875). Registration deadline is noon, Monday, May 1st. Bring your own bedding and towel.

Youth & Young Adults:

4HG (Grades 5-12) – May 8: 7:00-9:00p.m.  Jr High—board games and snacks at the church. Bring your favourite board games. Sr High—Laser Tag; meet at Lasertopia at 7:15p.m. Pick up at 9:00p.m. Cost: $20. 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 additional information.


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:

  • 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.
  • Continue to pray for a solution for the drainage of the McGillivray property.

Visit our Online Prayer Wall:

This and That:

Steve Bell in Concert – Thursday, May 11; 7:00p.m. at McIvor MB Church. A free will offering will be taken; all proceeds go to enable a vital operation for Steve’s neighbour, Karin Janzen (Daniel Penner’s aunt). Silent auction will be held – doors open at 6:00p.m.

Brian Doerksen and Shiyr Poets in Concert  – Saturday, May 6; 6:00p.m. Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church. Tickets: $12.

Intercessor May-June 2017

Rejoicing in the Lord Together choir would like to invite you to an evening of music and fellowship. Date: May 7; 6:00 pm; Location: Rowandale Baptist. There will be a Freewill offering for Chain of Love. Coffee Fellowship to follow. Invite your family and friends for a wonderful evening in celebrating Christ’s Love.

Meadowood Manor Foundation Fundraising Dinner – Thursday, May 25; 6:30p.m. Tickets $25 each; available from Tom Suffield until Wednesday, May 17.

Camp Nutimik is looking for volunteer cooks and a student assistant cook to serve during the summer camp program. Contact Darlene: 1-866-688-4645/

Calling all Youth/College and Career students! Did you know that you can work as a paid or volunteer summer missionary and impact children with the truth of Jesus this summer? Contact Child Evangelism Fellowship at 204.663.3300 to register as a CYIA – Christian Youth In Action or visit Internships are also available. Apply now! Deadline is May 31.

Providence Summer Course May 15-19 – The Honor-Shame worldview: a Missiological and Biblical Exploration. Dr. Arley Loewen, Ph.D.

Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools is looking for a part-time music teacher for the 2017-2018 school year at the Katherine Friesen Campus in Fort Garry. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017. For more information please visit

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.

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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