Weekly Updates

Weekly updates are a summary of activities and events for the coming week of Whyte Ridge Baptist Church. Weekly updates will be posted here each Thursday.

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January 11, 2018

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Just a reminder that sports equipment for Garden Hill (hockey, ringette, soccer, skates) must be dropped off at the church by January 17. Thank you!

The church office will be closed next week Monday-Wednesday. If there’s an urgent matter please call the Deacons (Dale Fast 204-488-4620 or 204-791-6808).

Annual General Meeting & Lunch – Sunday, January 28 at 12:30pm. All members and adherents are invited to attend. Register here.

Newcomers Lunch – Sunday, February 11; 12:30pm. Contact Sheryl Hague for more information. Register here.

Praying for the Winnipeg Police Service – Several years ago 52 Winnipeg churches got together to discuss praying for our Winnipeg Police Officers throughout the year; and the 365 Police Prayer Watch was formed. Each church has a commitment for one week; thereby our officers are prayed for every day of the year. Our 2018 commitment is January 21-27. Register here to participate and to receive specific prayer requests. Contact: Marilyn Parker.

Our church is in the process of applying for the Canada Summer Jobs grant as in past years. Please pray for wisdom as we fill out our application since some of the rules have changed. To find out more click here: Canada Summer Jobs Grants Policy Change


The Experience – A twelve week church-wide journey beginning Sunday, January 21. From the author of the best-selling Experiencing God series. In each section of this  journal, Blackaby and his son teach aspects of Christian living by focusing on key scriptural truths and Bible characters. Through this devotional you’ll grow in your desire and ability to listen to God and live faithfully with Him. Cost: $2. Contact: Pastor Doug (204-997-6659).

Beginning on January 21 you are invited to join a Seasonal Life Group (meeting weekly  or bi-weekly) where you can develop friendships while discussing the personal impact of reading through this 84-day devotional. Sign-up for these Life Groups will be available Sundays, January 7-21 in the foyer. Contact Pastor Doug for more information.

Book Club – Saturdays, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5; 7:00-8:30pm at 135 Apple Hill Rd. Contact: Emmie Dryjski. Book TBD at first meeting. Register here.

Nehemiah – God Restores His People through a Building Project – Sundays, January 21-February 25; 9:00-10:30am  Registration not required but it would be helpful to let Bob Fast know if you are planning to attend. Facilitators: Bob Fast and Dave Barton. In preparation, pre-reading Ezra and Nehemiah would be helpful. * Note: there will be no session on February 4.

Adult Bible Study—Living Generously  January 18-April 19 (1st & 3rd Thursday of the month); 10:00-11:30am. Registration not required. Contact: Pastor Doug Friesen

Men’s BreakfastThe Power of Perseverance (Tim Hague Sr.) – Saturday, January 27; 9:00-11:00am; Cost: $5.  Register here by January 25Contact: Pastor Doug Friesen

Women’s Paint Night – Friday, February 2; 7:00pm. Interrupt the winter with some color and fun. Register and pay at the table in the church foyer on Sunday. Cost: $40/person. For more information contact Kelly (204-781-3741) or Barb (204-807-5846).

Women’s Bible Study  –An Inductive Bible Study by Kay Arthur. This easy-to-learn method will transform your personal study time.

Joshua: Mondays, February 12-April 2; Cost: $18.50; Judges: Mondays, April 9-May 21; Cost: $18.50; 7:00-9:00pm at 125 Girton Blvd. Contact: Barb Brewer (204-807-5846).  Register here.

Growing in Grace Lunch—Thursday, February 8; 12:00pm Family Feud! We are going to have another few rounds of this great game. We will be savouring some great homemade soup and grilled cheese sandwiches as well. See you there! Register here.

WRBC Connecting  Points Winter 2018: WRBC Connecting Points Winter 2018 Legal Final

 Visit our LifePath Ministries page for additional information:  whyteridgebaptist.ca/LIFEPATH


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

YOUTH MINISTRIES – 4HG (Grades 6 to 12)

4HG (Grades 6 to 12): Monday, January 15; 7:00-9:00pm – In House.   Contact: Pastor Kevin Schular.  Register for 4HG online here and complete the Letter of Consent for Transportation here.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES – SONSeekers (Nursery to Grade 6)  

Parenting Christian Kids – The latest issue – and back issues – of the Parenting Christian Kids Newsletter are available online.


If you would be willing and able to serve as an usher on Sunday mornings please contact Emmie Dryjski (204-487-4788).


Building Project Praise and Prayer:

  • Thanks to everyone for praying as we’ve gone through the bidding process. The Lord is faithful and has enabled the project to come in on budget. This is a real answer to prayer and we are excited to get started.
  • As we move into the building phase, please pray that those working will work to the best of their ability, and realize that they are truly working for the Lord.

Visit our Prayer Wall online to post your prayer request:  whyteridgebaptist.ca/PRAYER


Study the book of Nehemiah – a Sunday morning elective. 

A letter from our regional minister, Randy Jaspers: Regional Minister New Year Letter 2018

Bellissima Sera—Meadowood Manor Foundation Fundraising Event – Saturday, February 10; appetizers at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm. Contact Tom Suffield for tickets (204-391-9609).

Recovery of Hope Counselling, together with the Neufeld Institute – Manitoba Chapter, is proud to announce that Dr. Gordon Neufeld is coming to Morden on Saturday, February 10, 2018 to deliver a new full-day workshop called “Keeping Children Safe in a Wounding World.” Dr. Neufeld is a developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience. He is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. We anticipate an amazing day of learning and we hope those in your congregations will benefit from Dr. Neufeld’s teaching and experience.

Prayer Newsletter of the North American Baptist Conference – Intercessor JanuaryFebruary 2018

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada – Learn about key issues facing our culture, and think through how biblical principles apply in these areas. Click here for additional information.

Right Now Media Now Available for FREE to All Whyte Ridge Baptist Church attendees Click here to register online to receive your FREE membership!

Ways to give at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church:  For those who are looking for a way to give to the mission of Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, details are now available online:

Visit our ‘Ways to Give’ page online: whyteridgebaptist.ca/GIVE

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