Latest News & Announcements

News and Announcements

All the latest general news and announcements are found on this page.


Weekly Update - December 7, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: Christmas Eve Services – 4:30 and 6:00pm Sunday, December 24 & 31—One Service Only at 11:00am Children’s Ministries Christmas Program – This Sunday, December 10 at 11:00am. There will be a regular worship service at […]Read More »

November 30, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: Christmas Cards for WRBC Missionaries—On Sunday please take time to stop by the table in the foyer to sign Christmas cards for our missionaries. Save the date… A Congregational Meeting to approve the 2018 budget will […]Read More »

Weekly Update - November 23, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: Christmas Cards for WRBC Missionaries—On November 26 and December 3 Christmas cards for our missionaries will be placed in the foyer for all to sign. Family Christmas Dinner – Saturday, December 2;  5:30pm  On Saturday, December […]Read More »

Weekly Update - November 16, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: Kenya Children’s Home/Mission: 180 – Sunday, November 19; 7:00-8:00pm.  A report by Rene and Shirley Gagnon about their mission trip to Kenya this past summer; dessert and coffee to follow. Family Christmas Dinner – Saturday, […]Read More »

WRBC Weekly Email Update - November 9, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: All of us in SONSeekers want to say a very special thank you to all of you who have committed to praying for us for the coming ministry year and/or being a matching offering donor. […]Read More »

Weekly Update - November 2, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night! Visitation Seminar – Equipping to Serve One Another –  Sunday, November 12; 9:00-10:30am. A seminar for anyone who […]Read More »

Update from Andrew Friesen

Hello beloved Whyte Ridge Family, It’s hard to believe that Courtney Joy and I have been married for almost 2 months now! God has done some amazing things in our lives since the beginning of August and we feel incredibly blessed! Our wedding day (Aug 6) was filled with such unspeakable joy! It was stunning […]Read More »

Weekly Update - October 26

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: Save the date… A congregational meeting to approve the 2018 budget will take place on Sunday, December 3 following the second service; a soup and sandwich lunch will be served. All members and adherents are encouraged […]Read More »

Congregational Meeting

A congregational meeting to approve the 2018 budget will take place on Sunday, December 3 following the second service; a soup and sandwich lunch will be served. All members and adherents are encouraged to attend! To help us plan for the meal please register here.Read More »

Weekly Update - October 12, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: English Conversation Circle – Wednesdays, October 18-November 29; 7:30-9:00pm. – A free eight week program for newcomers to Canada to learn and practice English. Child care provided. Multi-cultural Potluck; December 6th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm. […]Read More »

Weekly Update: September 28, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below. UPCOMING EVENTS AND CURRENT NEWS: As we approach Thanksgiving weekend, we are reminded of God’s faithfulness and goodness over this past year.  God has blessed us with financial health in our general fund, exceeding our goals for the Capital Fund […]Read More »

English Conversation Circle (ECC)

Wednesdays, October 18-November 29; 7:30-9:00pm. A free eight week program for newcomers to Canada to learn and practice English. Child care provided. Multi-cultural Potluck; December 6, 6:30 to 9:00 pm. For more information contact the church office (204-489-3875).Read More »

Women's One Day Fall Retreat

Women’s One Day Fall Retreat – Saturday, October 21; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Lessons for Wholehearted Living Featured Speaker: Carolyn Klassen Registration now available online HERE! $40 per adult / $25 per student (14+) Please provide payment at the WRBC Information Centre prior to October 15th. One online registration per applicant, please. Note […]Read More »

Seasonal LifeGroups - A 63 Day Adventure of Experiencing God Together

Experiencing God Day by Day – A 9 week church-wide journey starting the week of Sun, October 8. About the book: Experiencing God Day-By-Day is a 365 day devotional based on Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God and Bible study. Brimming with insight and seasoned with grace, this devotional reader helps to start a daily routine by focusing […]Read More »

Experiencing God Day by Day - A Church-Wide 63 Day Adventure

Experiencing God Day by Day – A Church-Wide 63 Day Adventure starting Sunday, October 8. Devotional books available in the foyer. Contact Pastor Doug for details.  Read More »

NewComers' Lunch

NewComers Lunch Sunday, October 15 following the second service in the lower auditorium. Contact: Pastor Doug (997-6659) Register online here  Read More »

Adult Bible Study Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven

Adult Bible Study—Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven Five  video sessions with Dr. David Jeremiah October 5-December 7 (first and third Thursday of the month) 10:00– 11:30am at WRBC. Contact: Pastor Doug (997-6659)  Read More »

Women's Bible Study - Beth Moore

Women’s Bible Study-Entrusted (a study of 2 Timothy) by Beth Moore. Realize you’ve been entrusted with the gospel and the gift to serve. Tuesdays, October 3-November 14; 9:30-11:30am Register online here. Contact: Carol Bergmann (204) 489-3875 or Kelly Karam.    Read More »

"Call for Conscience" Campaign

Join the “Call for Conscience” This fall, members of Manitoba’s legislature will consider Bill 34 which deals with conscience rights for doctors, nurses and health care professionals who cannot participate in euthanasia/assisted suicide in good conscience. Please visit to learn more, join the “Call for Conscience” and write directly to your MLA asking them […]Read More »

Precept Bible Sudy

Women’s Bible Study ( ) An Inductive Bible Study by Kay Arthur. This easy to learn method will transform your personal study time. Exodus: Mondays, September 11–November 27 Cost (11 lessons): $29 Deuteronomy: Mondays, December 4 – February 5 Cost (8 lessons): $21 Time: 7:00-9:15pm Location: 125 Girton Blvd. Contact: Barb Brewer (204-807–5846) or […]Read More »

Right Now Media Online Church Resource Centre

This new online service contains hundreds of family-friendly videos, as well as a large collection of Bible Studies and resources, as part of our growing Online Church Resource Centre. Consider it the Netflix of Christian videos and resources!   Click here to request your FREE membership today!Read More »

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Updates

Jesus calls his followers to be salt and light to the world (Matthew 5:13-16). We seek to live as His faithful servants and be agents of His transforming presence in our society and the world. Evangelicals engage in all areas of life as part of our witness, and we want to be obedient to God […]Read More »


We are planning to have an outdoor baptism in the near future.  If you would like to be baptized please contact the church office.Read More »

Anna Gabrielle Major - Born: July 12, 2017, Date of Passing: July 12, 2017

ANNA GABRIELLE MAJOR:  BORN: JUL 12, 2017, DATE OF PASSING: JUL 12, 2017 Listen to Anna’s Celebration and Dedication to God Service here. Jennifer and Sean, the proud parents of Anna Gabrielle Major, would like to introduce you to their wonderful daughter who is now safe in the arms of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ. […]Read More »

English Garden Picnic

A few of our WRBC women enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden at Assiniboine Park. It was time well spent with women of God. Time spent connecting and sharing. Thank you, Phyllis VanDrunen, for organizing this special time for us.        Read More »

A God Story

Hello church family! I just wanted to let you know what I will be up to this summer. I spent the summers of 2014 and 2016 serving with an organization that works with orphans and abandoned children in Romania, and I was planning on doing that again this summer. Unfortunately, due to a number of […]Read More »

Giving Options at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church

As announced this past Sunday, we are excited to launch a new Mobile Giving app,, as one of the various giving options at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church. It was also announced that there will be a demonstration of this new giving option on Sunday,  In advance of this demonstration, please download the app for […]Read More »

Naomi House Donation

This spring women attending the women’s breakfast at WRBC on April 26 contributed well over $100. to a silver collection for Naomi House. This money was used to purchase personal items for women who will be staying there. Fifteen zippered bags were filled with deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, Kleenex, napkins, emory boards, candy and […]Read More »

Introducing Team Bolivia 2017

We are excited about the team that will be going to Bolivia this summer to represent Whyte Ridge Baptist Church and Winnipeg Somang Presbyterian Church. The focus of our time is divided between the Seminary in Cochabamba and a small village called Mizque. At the Seminary we will be engaging in discipleship conversations with the […]Read More »

Garden Hill Mission Team - Summer 2017

Note that the deadline for the WRBC Missions experience to Garden Hill is Sunday, March 26th. Missions dates are July 30th – Aug 5th Applications Now Available at Info Centre.Read More »

WRBC Online Church Directory Profile

Click here to be directed to our WRBC Online directory!  Please bookmark for future reference. If 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 or the Whyte Ridge Baptist Directory logo near the home button on this […]Read More »

Team India Update - 8 Great Connecting Questions

picture1  As our team prepares to come home, they will be thinking through 8 Great Questions from a book by Tim Dearborn. These questions have been revised for your use below in order to help you connect with the team members when they return.  If you haven’t already thought of a specific question to ask […]Read More »

Team India Update - November 21, 2016

Greetings to our church family; We have completed the first two parts of what I call the trilogy of our mission. Part one was the conference in Siliguri which went very well. We stayed at a Christian conference centre along with the participants. For three days (Monday – Wednesday) we taught, fellowshipped, and worshipped together. […]Read More »

Team India Update - November 15, 2016

  Greetings from India! We left Canada on a warm November day, surrounded by a circle of friends who prayed for our safety. We flew to Toronto where we boarded our flight to Delhi, India. Unfortunately, our first airplane had mechanical difficulties and we had to de-plane and re-board another aircraft. After a three-hour delay, […]Read More »

Worship By The Lake: A Celebration of God's Faithfulness - A Reflection by Pastor Kevin Klassen

I first came to Whyte Ridge Baptist Church 21 years ago.  Not really because I wanted to.  And certainly not because I was very interested in finding a church home.  I recall that I visited this church reluctantly, coming here together with someone who had other friends who attended here.  And then I basically never […]Read More »

Sermons and Podcasts Available Online!

Miss a Sunday at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church this summer?  All sermons are available online by visiting our Latest Sermons Page, or by subscribing to the podcast via iTunes.   Catch up on this summer’s messages from a variety of speakers on your next drive to the beach or during your commute!Read More »

WRBC Prayer Wall

Are you receiving our Prayer@WhyteRidgeBaptist updates?  If not, sign up visit our Prayer Wall to sign up today. Praying for each other is a key part of doing life together, and this is a way to support each other in this way.  Once you sign up, you will receive prayer requests as they come in and […]Read More »

Did you know @WhyteRidgeBaptist is on Twitter and Facebook??

All of the latest updates and news – including photos and additional posts – can also be found on Facebook and Twitter!     Twitter: Facebook:     Follow us, like and comment!!Read More »

Update - Selina Giesbrecht, Leadership Director, Camp Nutimik

Good Day! It was not that long ago that I was on the Manitoba lakes with my 7 CITs on our canoe trip as we begin our summer camp season here at Nutimik. I am currently buried in piles of schedules, sessions to prepare, team building activities to finish planning, emails from campers and parents […]Read More »

My God Story - Katy Hollander

Hi, my name is Katy and I’m a missionary with Youth for Christ Winnipeg. I work as a counsellor at Turning Point Youth and Family Counselling Services. YFC is a non-profit organization that exists to help young people reach their full potential by combining healthy relationships and faith-based programs and services. As an extension of […]Read More »

Syrian Refugee Project Update - May, 2016

A Syrian Refugee Project Update from Soul Sanctuary and WRBC Syrian Refugee Project Coordinator, Heather Warkentin: Many of you have been asking for an update on the Syrian refugee family that is being sponsored by Soul Sanctuary, with support from Whyte Ridge Baptist Church. We want to sincerely thank you for being a part of […]Read More »

Pathway Camp Ministries Update

Thank you so much for supporting Pathway with your time and finances! The involvement and relationships you have with Garden Hill is incredibly valuable. You bring more hope and joy and love to that community with each passing summer, and it does not unnoticed! It was also a pleasure to participate in your service with […]Read More »

Prayer@WhyteRidgeBaptist: Attawapiskat Suicide Crisis

Attawapiskat is a Cree First Nation Community in northern Ontario with a population of approximately 2000 residents. The community has declared a state of emergency as they deal with an epidemic of suicide attempts among its young people. Since September 2015, over 100 suicide attempts have been made with 28 being in the month of […]Read More »

Revised Pre-Authorized Debit Offering Form Now Available

  Pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account is a convenient way to maintain regular giving of your tithes and offering.  We have recently updated our pre-authorized debit offering form, which is now available on our website at  For those who wish to take advantage of this option, please visit our website or pick up a paper […]Read More »

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update

For those looking for additional information on the EFC ‘Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide’, details can be found at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada site.Read More »

'The Nature and Function of the Church' - Pastor Doug Friesen

An excerpt from Pastor Doug Friesen’s article, ‘The Nature and Function of the Church’, as referred to during his January 24th message: What is the nature of the church? In today’s society there is a lot of confusion as to what a church actually is. By no means does the word “Christian” exclusively come to […]Read More »

Our God Story - The Oeste Family

Hi, my name is Marsha Oeste, and this is a story about how my life got turned upside down, and inside out – and how God has used this to grow and challenge me AND make me more dependent on Him. On September 3rd 2003, my husband Andrew and I welcomed our first daughter, Jenna […]Read More »

Highlights from the Women's Retreat

The Women’s WRBC Retreat was located in Whiteshell’s beautiful setting at Pinewood Lodge. The weekend offered the opportunity to take some special time off, enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, with emphasis laid on the women’s connection to one another and to God. Women were also free to spend time alone in reflection surrounded by creation, […]Read More »

Helping the people of Nepal

On Saturday, April 25th, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake pounded the city of Kathmandu, Nepal.  The death toll has passed 5,500, with many more thousands injured and homeless. Some are still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. An estimated six million people are in the impact zone of the quake, and the 6.7 magnitude aftershock that hit […]Read More »

Love and Respect resources available in the Church Library

by Pastor Kevin Love and Respect resources available We were blessed to have 110 people attend last month’s Love and Respect marriage seminar. What a wonderful thing it was that so many couples in and around our church were willing and able to take the time to focus on building more Christlike marriages! I have […]Read More »

The story of how God provided the McGillivray property

by David Wynne – Church Moderator I have been asked to share the story of how Whyte Ridge Baptist acquired the McGillivray property. Many of you, maybe even most of you, do not know the story behind how we acquired the land. I believe God provided the property so we can continue with and grow our […]Read More »

Our History

Our History – God’s provision and the faith of his people From its start in the early 1960s to the present, Whyte Ridge Baptist’s story—”our history”—is one of people experiencing God’s leading, stepping out in faith and then relying on His provision. A church plant of the Manitoba Baptist Association of Churches, we began ministry under […]Read More »

Breast Cancer – a Transforming Experience

by Irene Toews I have attended Whyte Ridge Baptist Church for about 7 years. I was originally asked to share my story at the 2014 Ladies Retreat. The theme for our weekend was Transforming Encounters with Jesus.  Well, for the last 14 months I have been experiencing a transformation in my life, also known as breast […]Read More »

Loss and Gain through Illness

Dealing with the subject of loss and gain, Whyte Ridge Baptist people were challenged, encouraged, and moved in a very special way this past Sunday morning. Pastor Terry Janke spoke on the theme–Living in Christ–based on Philippians 1:12-26. The sermon was a call to weigh our losses and gains in light of what Paul teaches, particularly in verses 21-24: […]Read More »

How to Authenticate the Gospel

by Pastor Terry Janke How do we authenticate the Gospel?  Someone reminded me the other day of a document that the Board and Staff discussed five years ago when I first arrived at Whyte Ridge. It was called The ABC’s of Best Practice Policy. In a nutshell it calls us to: Assume good intentions behind […]Read More »

Teen Challenge Ministry Report

Whyte Ridge Baptist people were honoured to host the Winnipeg team of Teen Challenge on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The team of 11 was led by Terry Thiessen, Teen Challenge’s Outreach Pastor. The group led in singing several worship songs and two young men shared how Jesus Christ has enabled them to find freedom from drug addition. Be sure to […]Read More »

The Key Player

by Emmie Dryjski In my testimony on March 9th I made several references to the missionaries with whom I lived and worked. After my baptism service, I spoke with Dan Penner, a member of our church, and we discussed that it was his father, the late Richard Penner who was the key player in my journey […]Read More »

Making a Difference in Garden Hill

by Wendy Bergmann Pathway Camp Ministries, led by Rick & Elizabeth Greer, was founded in 2007 and provides community and youth programs in Aboriginal communities throughout Manitoba. Whyte Ridge Baptist has partnered with Pathway to serve Garden Hill First Nation for a week long camp during the summer. Whyte Ridge has a team of 11 […]Read More »

From Kingdom Hall to the Kingdom of God

by Kelly Karam My spiritual journey started in a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was born and raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was taught about a God named Jehovah, my Father. He was the God my family served, prayed to, studied about, and ultimately feared. We spent a lot of time in […]Read More »

Lessons from God Through Cancer

by Melanie Penner Most of us fear the diagnosis of cancer. I grew up fearing cancer even more then the average person. When I was four years old my brother died of cancer. I honestly believed that since my family had suffered from this loss, I would always be spared of having to live through […]Read More »

Who Am I in Christ?

Everyone longs to belong and be known. While God has created us to love Him and each other, as we love ourselves, we often find that hard to do. Why? In part, it is because we lack self-knowledge. True self-knowledge is to see ourselves as God sees us. If God sees us differently than we see […]Read More »

Remembering Ana – One Year Later

One year ago, Ana Grace Márquez-Greene’s “home going to heaven” service was held at The First Cathedral of Bloomfield under Archbishop Leroy Bailey. Three ministers spoke: Dr. Paul of Glory Chapel International Cathedral of Hartford, Ana’s great aunt Myrta from Puerto Rico, and Pastor Terry Janke of Whyte Ridge Baptist Church of Winnipeg, MB. Because […]Read More »

Marriage Wins The Amazing Race Canada

Tim Hague Sr. shares a key take away from competing in The Amazing Race Canada. 10,000 applicants, seven provinces, three territories, 23,000 km traveled, eight other highly competitive teams, navigationally challenged, Parkinson’s. How does one go about winning the inaugural The Amazing Race Canada? I’m not sure I know how to answer that question entirely […]Read More »

Welcome to Our New Website

The five main menus at the top of each page are your “window” to the majority of the content on the new website. When you click on one of these main menus, a drop down box will appear offering you different options to explore the website further. Here are few of the key features of […]Read More »

Sovereign God

The song Sovereign God is part of a Worship CD compilation – To Bring You Glory, written by Kevin Klassen and performed by various gifted members of Whyte Ridge Baptist. This video was inspired by all the hard work that went into it. May it bring honour to God! If you like this song and […]Read More »