Weekly Update: September 28, 2017

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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 and financing two missions trips. We recognize that many of you have been stretched in your giving during this same period, and for this we also give thanks.

Traditionally, at Thanksgiving, our congregation has a special offering to meet needs in our community or around the world. However, this year, there will be no special offering at Thanksgiving.  There is certainly no shortage of needs within Canada and around the world, with recent hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and flooding.  Some of you may be hearing God’s call to give to such causes from the abundance with which He has blessed you. If you are considering giving to support charitable work in our community or around the world, then we pray that the Lord will lead you to a worthy cause to support. Many well-respected and reputable charitable organizations have options to give directly to their work.  May the Lord bless you as you respond to His call.

Help a new immigrant family from Bolivia: A Bolivian family with three young children (ages 2, 5 & 7 years), living near the city, is in need of the following items (please contact the church office or Pat Janke /204-261-8047 if you are able to help in any way).

  • Bunk beds
  • frame & headboard for double bed
  • bedding (sheets, pillowcases, blankets)
  • winter jackets and ski pants for adults and children

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. For more information contact the church office (204-489-3875).

Newcomers Lunch:  Sunday, October 15; 12:30 pm –  New to Whyte Ridge Baptist Church?  Join us following the second service in the lower auditorium for a complimentary lunch and to connect with others from the church!  Contact: Pastor Doug Friesen (204-997-6659).  Register online here.



Women’s Ministries – An Inductive Bible Study by Kay Arthur (Precept.org):  Mondays; 7:00 – 9:15 pm – This easy-to-learn method will transform your personal study time.  Location: 125 Girton Blvd.  For additional information, Contact: Barb Brewer (204-807–5846).  Register online here for the following upcoming sessions:

  • Exodus: Mondays, September 11–November 27; Cost (11 lessons): $29
  • Deuteronomy: Mondays, December 4–February 5; Cost (8 lessons): $21

Women’s Ministries – Entrusted Bible Study (a study of 2 Timothy) by Beth Moore:  Tuesdays, October 3-November 14; 9:30-11:30 am – Realize you’ve been entrusted with the gospel and the gift to serve!  Cost: $25. Contact: Carol Bergmann (204-489-3875).  Register online here.

Adult Bible Study – Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by Dr. David Jeremiah:  October 5 – December 7 (First and Third Thursday); 10:00 – 11:30 am – Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven will answer and clarify 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 – Seasonal LifeGroups: Weekly or Bi-Weekly for 9 weeks starting October 8 – Sign-up sheets for LifeGroups available on Sunday, September 17, 24 and October 1.  Contact: Pastor Doug (204-997-6659).

Experiencing God Day by Day – A Church-Wide 63 Day Adventure starting Sunday, October 8. Devotional books available in the foyer. For additional information, contact Pastor Doug (204-997-6659).

Growing in Grace Lunch – October 12; 12:00pm. Be thankful! Come to enjoy the fellowship and to hear a testimony. Contact: Bonnie ThollRegister online here.

Book Club – Saturdays, October 14, November 11, December 9; 7:00-8:3pm; meet at 135 Apple Hill Rd. Book to be decided at first meeting. Register hereContact Emmie Dryjski / 204-487-4788.

Understanding Your Story with Christ – October 19, 26, November 2; 7:00-9:00pm.  God has always been at work in your life. He wants you to know Him and be known by Him. These three sessions are designed to help you grow in your understanding of your story with God through a variety of reflective exercises that will help you remember, recognize and rejoice in God’s presence in your life. A key aim of these seminars is to help increase your desire to share your story in Christ with others as you grow in your knowledge of His redemptive plan for your life. Regisgration deadline: October 17. Contact: Pastor Doug.  Register here.

Women’s Ministries –  Women’s One Day Fall Retreat: Saturday, October 21; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Lessons for Wholehearted Living featuring guest speaker Carolyn Klassen.  Save the date, and watch for more information and registration soon! Register here.

Men’s Breakfast; Saturday, October 28; 9:00-11:00am – Pastor Terry, Pastor Kevin Klassen and Steve Morris sharing: Authentic Brotherhood: Pursuing Spiritual Friendship. Cost: $5. Register here. Registration deadline: October 25. Contact: Pastor Doug.

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, October 2; 6:30pm. A Maze in Corn – Transportation will leave WRBC at 6:30pm for the Corn Maze; we will be back at 9:15pm. Dress for the outdoors! There will be a fire pit 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.


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


Our  condolences to Phil and Monique Nikkel and their family; their daughter, Jennifer Nikkel-Walls, passed away on Wednesday, September 27 at Riverview. Please keep Phil and Monique and their family in your prayers along with Jennifer’s husband Matt and daughter Avalynn.

Click here for ways to pray for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

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


Camp Nutimik Paint Night – Saturday, September 30; 7:00-9:00 pm –  Bring friends.  Have fun!  Support Camp Nutimik! Cost: $45/person. Fundraising goal: $7,500.00.  Contact: Wayne Eisbrenner.  Register online here.

Meadowood Manor Foundation:  Chaplaincy Support Dinner & Concert – Saturday, October 21, 2017;  6:00 pm – Location: Waverley Church, 2171 Waverley Street.  Tickets are $25.00 each and available from Tom Suffield and Dave Jenkinson until October 15.

Union Gospel Mission Banquet – Saturday, October 14; noon & 6:30pm at North Kildonan MB Church, 1315 Gateway Rd. Tickets: 204-943-9904 ext. 226.

Youth For Christ Fundraising Banquet—October 24 ; 6:30-9:30 pm. – Come and hear Wilma Derksen’s challenging and inspiring story of forgiveness. Location:  – RBC Convention Centre.  For addtional information – or for tickets – contact Tracey Nickel (204-669-4205 x210).

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 CanadiansforConscience.ca/manitoba to learn more, 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 by joining the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada email list.  Click here for additional information.

Right Now Media Now Available for FREE to All Whyte Ridge Baptist Church attendees – 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.  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, here are the ways you can 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:

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

WRBC Online Church Directory – If you have not yet updated your WRBC Online Directory Profile, please do so in response to the invitation email that has been sent to you.  If you have not received an email invite but would like to be part of the Online Directory (and you attend or are a member at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church), please click here and request your invitation.  Click here for additional information..

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