Weekly Update – November 2, 2017

To sign up for upcoming events, or for more information, please click the links below.


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 is interested in getting involved in WRBC visitation ministry by visiting people in our church who struggle to stay connected to the WRBC family due to health/mobility issues. At the seminar we will provide helpful ideas and training regarding visitation, as well as tell you how you can get involved. Contact: Kevin Klassen / 204-226-7753. Register here.

Family Christmas Dinner – Saturday, December 2;  5:30pm  On Saturday, December 2 we will be holding a special Family Christmas Dinner at WRBC. Everyone is invited to attend a festive celebration that will include a delicious pulled turkey dinner from Danny’s Whole Hog and a Variety Night of music and entertainment from our own church folk. If you would like to attend, please sign up  at the table in the church foyer on Sunday morning. Cost is $15/adult; $5/ages 5-12; ages four and under are free. Payment is due when you sign up. And we would love to have many of you involved in the evening’s program! If you, as an individual or part of a group, would like to provide music, a reading, a skit (or whatever else you might think of), please contact Pastor Kevin Klassen.

WRBC Phone Directory – If you wish to have your family listed in the church phone directory please reply to this email and supply as much or as little of the following information: family name and names of family members; mailing address; email address(s); land line; cell phone number(s). If you are in the directory and your information has changed in the last year please forward updated information to the church office via this email.

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 to attend! To help us plan for  the meal please register here.

WRBC Christmas Offering—Sunday, December 17  Goal: $3,500. $3,000  for the education of 15 children in India ($200/child); $500 for Bibles distributed with Pathway Camp Ministries. Contact: Pastor Doug Friesen.

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 6, 6:30 to 9:00 pm. For more information contact the church office (204-489-3875).


Growing in Grace Lunch—Thursday, November 9; 12:00pm – Get out your cruise wear for our cruise day! There will be a scrumptious buffet of all your favourite cruise soups, salads, entrees and delectable desserts. Following lunch we will play games, including skipbo, crokinole and more. Best costume prizes will presented. Register here. Contact: Bonnie Tholl.

Paint Workshop—Heavenly Walk – Saturday, November 18; 1:00-3:00pm at the home of Jane MacDiarmid. No experience necessary. Step by step instructions given. All supplies will be provided. Cost: $10/person. To register contact Jane MacDiarmid  (204-257-6157).

Women’s Ministries – An Inductive Bible Study by Kay Arthur –  Mondays; 7:00 – 9:15 pm – This easy-to-learn method will transform your personal study time.  Contact: Barb Brewer (204-807–5846).  Register online here for Exodus (Mondays, Sept 11–Nov 27) and Deuteronomy: (Mondays, Dec 4–Feb 5) sessions.

Adult Bible Study – Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by Dr. David Jeremiah – October 5 – December 7 (1st / 3rd Thursday); 10:00 – 11:30 am The most important questions Christians have about their future eternal home. Five video sessions.  Contact: Pastor Doug Friesen (204-997-6659). Register online here.

Experiencing God Day by Day – A Church-Wide 63 Day Adventure – Starting Sunday, October 8. Devotional books available from Pastor Doug; cost: $2. For additional information, contact Pastor Doug (204-997-6659).

Book Club – Saturdays, November 11, December 9; 7:00-8:3pm;meet at 135 Apple Hill Rd. Book to be decided at first meeting. Register online hereContact Emmie Dryjski / 204-487-4788.

 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, November 6; 7:00-9:00pm – In House – Meet at the church for learning more about the gospel along with worship, games and snacks.  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.


Patti Bonas has some immediate needs:  She would appreciate visitors, preferably in the afternoon, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week (November 2-5). She will need assistance in reaching things, picking up items. Someone with a medical background will be good of course, but not necessary. She would also appreciate some meals – small portions as she cannot eat very much: chicken, salmon, fish, but no pork. Grains, rice is okay. Some potato. Veggies like cauliflower, peas, carrots, onions, some garlic ok. No nuts, spicesLess salt.  If you would like to visit her this week, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday please contact her at 204-488-3364. If you would like to participate in a meal train for Patti please click HERE.

Ushers are needed for both Sunday morning services. If you would like to serve in this way please contact Emmy Dryjski (204-487-4788).


As the building plan is finalized and it goes out for pricing, please continue to pray that the bidding process goes well and we will choose the right contractors for the job. With the Lord’s help we hope to be on or under budget.

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


North American Baptists Intercessor:  Onward Prayer Calendar Fall 2017

Join the “Call for Conscience” – Join the “Call for Conscience” and write directly to your MLA asking them to support Bill 34.

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 attendeesClick 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

WRBC Online Church Directory – If you have not received an email invite and are a member attend regularly attend at WRBC and would like to be part of the WRBC Online Directory, please click here..  Click here for additional information.

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