Annual Plan to Protect Refresher Training and Children’s Ministry Orientation

September 17

10:00A.M. – Annual refresher Plan to Protect training for all security/greeters, nursery workers, preschool teachers and puppet volunteers, Scripture Memory listeners. **This is required training for all who work with children and youth.
11:00a.m. – Children’s ministry orientation for the coming year for security/ greeters, nursery workers, preschool teachers, Scripture Memory listeners and puppet volunteers.

September 24

10:00A.M. – Annual refresher Plan to Protect training for all worship and workshop leaders, shepherds, 4HG workers and ALL OTHERS WHO WILL BE WORKING WITH CHILDREN IN SOME CAPACITY.

11:00a.m. – Children’s ministry orientation for the coming year for all worship and workshop leaders, and Shepherds.

August 17, 2017

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

General Updates:

Two services resume on September 17; 9:00 & 11:00a.m.

Courtney is looking for a place to park her car while she is gone for the year.  If you have extra space, please let her know by emailing

Summer Giving – For those who are looking for a way to give to the mission of Whyte Ridge Baptist Church while on vacation this summer, visit our new ‘Ways to Give’ page – where you can find out how you give to our General Fund, Benevolent Fund, Building Fund and Missions Fund in the form of a single gift or as a recurring gift online, through direct withdrawal or by other means.

Right Now Media Now Available for FREE to All Whyte Ridge Baptist Church attendees – As was mentioned during Pastor Doug’s message a few weeks back, Right Now Media is an online service that contains hundreds of family-friendly videos, as well as a large collection of Bible Studies and resources.  To request your FREE membership to this new resource in our WRBC Digital Resource Centre, please visit our online registration page.

Reminder:  One service at 10:00 a.m. from July 2 – September 10.   During the service, there will be children’s programming for ages 2 to 5 years. They will begin the service upstairs (10:00a.m.) and go down following the children’s feature at which time they will sign in. Activity sheets based on the sermon theme will be available for grades 1 to 4 at the Information Centre.


Growing in Grace Lunch – Thursday, September 14; 12:00p.m. Pork tenderloin for lunch followed by fancy squares and desserts to celebrate Lorraine and George’s 60th anniversary!! Devotional and hymn-sing. Register HERE.


4X4 LADIES CONNECT GROUPS – Are you interested in getting to know other WRBC ladies in a fun, relaxed, social atmosphere? The groups are all about joining with others to experience something new, build relationships and enable spiritual growth. Each group of 4 people who are formed by picking out of a hat, will meet once a month for 4 months starting in September. In your group you will each take a turn to plan an activity. Activities can be as simple as a potluck, painting class, or teaching your group a craft. Or you can volunteer at a food bank. Savour the richness of God’s blessing in a 4X4 connect group. Learn together, grow together and experience God together.  Sign up HERE or at the Information Centre until September 5. Launch date is Thursday, September 7.

Youth & Young Adults:

Senior High (gr. 8-12) – Monday, August 28; 7:00-9:00p.m. Meet at St. Vital Park, Site #5. Bring a lawn chair and a drink. In case of inclement weather on any of the above dates plan to meet at WRBC. Registration and parental consent check 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 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:

  • Steinbach Credit Union has approved our request for financing in support of our building project. Praise God for this positive result, which is another major step towards our goal.
  • Letters have been sent to four local congregations who had previously expressed an interest in purchasing our current property. We expect to receive their proposals over the summer and make decisions on this in the fall. As this process unfolds, please pray for positive outcomes that will be God-honouring.

Visit our Online Prayer Wall:

This and That:

We would like to thank our family and friends at WRBC for their encouragement, prayers and meals following Helen’s surgery. We have sensed God’s presence, strength and love in this experience.


John & Helen Goertzen

Community Need:  A family with two teenage sons is moving to Winnipeg from Thailand for a year and needs to furnish a house. Would you be able to help provide any of these items?

Book shelves, a dresser

Living room furniture

Lamps (standing or table)


TV, 3 area rugs

Clothes hangers

Any old furniture for a downstairs rec room

3 bicycles

If you are able to supply any of the above, please contact Tim (204 881 6011) or Brenda (204 869 4233).

Child Evangelism Fellowship Fundraising Dinner – Friday, August 25; 6:30-8:00p.m. Register online here.

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 in the pursuit of justice and care for the vulnerable.   One of the ways we do this is to learn about key issues facing our culture, and think through how biblical principles apply in these areas.  A way to do so is to join the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada‘s email list or to browse through their resource database containing hundreds of topics online.

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.  If you have not received an email invite but would like to be part of the Online Directory (and you attend Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, 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.

Ways to give at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church:  

For additional ways to give, or to inquire, please visit


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

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

Her name has special meaning. Anna means ‘gracious and giving’ as she was a miraculous gift from God. Gabrielle means ‘woman of God’ and it was always our prayer that her life would glorify the Lord and that she would walk with Him.

Anna was a beautiful baby girl that we looked upon with awe and wonder. She was born on July 12, 2017 at Women’s Hospital, weighing 7lbs 4.3oz and measuring 21.5 inches long. Anna had her mum’s hair color and her daddy’s curls. She had the blue eyes, lips, ears, button nose and chubby cheeks of her mum and she had her daddy’s hands and feet. Anna only knew love, she never knew any sorrow or hurt. She was a much anticipated and desired child whose very existence was much celebrated.

While her arrival came right on time, our precious Anna’s life was limited to the time her mum got to share with her as she carried her in her womb.

Our darling, sweet Anna Gabrielle will continue to be loved and cherished and always remembered by many, including her parents, Sean and Jennifer Major, her grandparents, Jim and Cindy Law, Dolly Major and Les Major, her great-grandma, Audrey Hemminger and many other family and friends.

Anna’s parents would like to thank the many people who have helped through the joys and sorrows of this journey, humbling us with their warmth and care. They would also like to thank Ryan Mason, Pam Mason and Jim and Cindy Law for joining them in as they welcomed Anna into their arms and bid her goodbye with the same breaths.

A celebration and dedication to God of Anna Gabrielle was held at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. on July 15, 2017 with the interment following at Darlingford Cemetery.

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.





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 reasons, these plans fell through. After spending two full summers with the same children in Romania I had begun to feel like this was my second home, and upon learning that I could not go back this summer I felt lost and confused. To make a long story short, after weeks of looking for jobs, applying for jobs, and emailing back and forth to a number of different children’s ministries around the world, God made it clear to me that I need to go and serve the needy, orphaned, and abandoned children in Mexico. I am leaving on July 18th to serve at a children’s home/orphanage in Reynosa, Mexico for four weeks. I will be doing many things including assisting with building/renovation projects, assisting with running a VBS for the kids, and of course spending time playing with the kids. I would really appreciate your prayers as I prepare for this adventure – that I would be a vessel of Jesus’ love for these beautiful kids. In recent weeks there has been a lot of drug-related violence within and around the city of Reynosa, Mexico, so prayer for peace, health, and safety for myself, the full-time missionaries and staff members, and all the children would also be appreciated. I look forward to updating you upon my return at the end of August. Thank you for your prayers and support! If you have any questions about what I will be up to in Mexico, I would love to talk to you about it!
God bless,
Alex Warburton