Weekly Update – February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020
Discovering Christ Together
Highlights:

Office Hours
Financial Update
CBOQ Thank You Note
RightNow Media
PAR
Family Game Night
Food Bank Needs
WBC Values
Our Daily Bread App
Free Books
Coldest Night of the Year
Watoto Children’s Choir
Discovery Church
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday-Friday, 9am-12pm
FINANCIAL UPDATE
JANUARY 2020
                                                         
General Income
Budgeted: $18,666.67
Donations To date: $17,384.22
 
Loose
Budgeted: $250.00
Donations to date: $304.45
Total
Budgeted: $18,916.67
Dontaions to Date: $17,688.67
Opportunities for the
Upcoming Week

Sunday, February 9th
Worship Practice-8:30am
Board Meeting-12:00pm
Lynde Creek Service-2:00pm
 
Tuesday, February 11th
Encounter-7:00pm

Wednesday, February 12th
Blessings-9:30am
Explore-7:00pm
… people like the worship time where it is.
FOOD BANK NEEDS:
 
Canned Meat (not fish)
Chunky Soup
Pancake Mix (add water only)
Canned Tomatoes
SAVE THE DATE!
 
The Watoto Children’s Choir will be returning to Whitby Baptist this February!
They will be performing their new album “We Will Go.” The children will share their personal stories and present live music. Come discover the power of God’s love transforming live around the world.
 
Thursday, February 20th
6:30pm
 
We are still looking for volunteers to help with setup/takedown and more!
 
Please click here for a list of volunteer opportunities or speak to Kristen Osborne.
Please CLICK HERE to register.
DISCOVERY CHURCH
 
Thursday, February 13th
 
Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we’ve been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world.
 
Join us for the remaining 5 nights starting at 6:45pm.
 
We’re Discovering Christ TOGETHER.
Please check out our Bulletin Board for a thank you note from Tim McCoy.
SUNDAY MORNINGS
 
Developing a Christian Worldview by seeing God’s Answers to our most challenging Questions:
Where did we come from?
Why are we here?
Why is there evil?
How can I be really free?
How do I be me?
How does death relate to life?
PAR – Pre-Authorized Remittance

If you are interested in signing up for PAR (monthly tithe from your bank account) or to update your PAR amount, please complete a form and leave it in Cristina’s mailbox in the office.
 
Forms can be found in the Welcome centre or in the Members Download section at whitbybaptist.ca
FREE BOOKS!
Please feel free to take as many books as you like from the cart in the foyer! We are giving away the remains of our church library.
Click here to access the CBM Prayerline
 
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Weekly Update – January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020
Discovering Christ Together
Highlights:
Office Hours
CBOQ Thank You Note
RightNow Media
PAR
Family Game Night
Food Bank Needs
WBC Values
Our Daily Bread App
Free Books
Coldest Night of the Year
Watoto Children’s Choir
Discovery Church
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday-Friday, 9am-12pm
What if worship started at 10:45am … a prayer time at 10 …. and coffee at 10:30???
Good idea? Let me know … ross@whitbybaptist.ca
 
Opportunities for the
Upcoming Week

Sunday, February 2nd
Worship Practice-8:30am

Tuesday, February 4th
Encounter-7:00pm

Wednesday, February 5th
Blessings-9:30am
Explore-7:00pm
FOOD BANK NEEDS:
1 Litre Juice boxes
Chunky Soup
Side Kicks
Pasta Sauce
DISCOVERY CHURCH
Thursday, February 6th
 
Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we’ve been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world.
 
Join us for 9 consecutive Thursday nights starting at 6:45pm.
 
We’re Discovering Christ TOGETHER.
SAVE THE DATE!
 
The Watoto Children’s Choir will be returning to Whitby Baptist this February!
They will be performing their new album “We Will Go.” The children will share their personal stories and present live music. Come discover the power of God’s love transforming live around the world.
 
Thursday, February 20th
6:30pm
 
We are still looking for volunteers to help with setup/takedown and more!
Please click here for a list of volunteer opportunities or speak to Kristen Osborne.
PAR – Pre-Authorized Remittance

If you are interested in signing up for PAR (monthly tithe from your bank account) or to update your PAR amount, please complete a form and leave it in Cristina’s mailbox in the office.
Forms can be found in the Welcome centre or in the Members Download section at whitbybaptist.ca
Please CLICK HERE to register.
FREE BOOKS!
Please feel free to take as many books as you like from the cart in the foyer! We are giving away the remains of our church library.
SUNDAY MORNINGS
Developing a Christian Worldview by seeing God’s Answers to our most challenging Questions:
Where did we come from?
Why are we here?
Why is there evil?
How can I be really free?
How do I be me?
How does death relate to life?
Please join us for a
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Sunday, February 16th at 6:00pm
Our Daily Bread App
Daily Devotions straight to your pocket!
Click here to download.
Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

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Weekly Update – January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday-Friday, 9am-12pm

Looking for room to temporarily store a twin long box spring + mattress + frame (including head board and foot board).
Individual is currently in transitional housing and hopes to have a permanent residence with the next 2 months. If you are able to help, please contact Pastor Ross.
 

Opportunities for the
Upcoming Week

Saturday, January 18th
Men’s Breakfast-8:30am
Sunday, January 19th
Worship Practice-8:30am
Tuesday, January 21st
Encounter-7:00pm
Wednesday, January 22nd
Blessings-9:30am
Explore-7:00pm

FOOD BANK NEEDS:
1 litre Juice boxes
Canned Tuna
Canned Pasta

Check your email inbox for your personal invitation.


SAVE THE DATE!
 
The Watoto Children’s Choir will be returning to Whitby Baptist this February!
 
They will be performing their new album “We Will Go.” The children will share their personal stories and present live music. Come discover the power of God’s love transforming live around the world.
 
Thursday, February 20th6:30pm
 
In order to prepare for the choir we need your help! Watoto has asked us to provide:
9 Host Homes to accommodate 1 adult and 1-2 children for Thursday night
2 Hotel Rooms for Thursday night
Dinner on Thursday before the concert
Volunteers on the day for setup/takedown
If you are interested in providing accommodations or volunteering please speak to Kristen Osborne.

 
SUNDAY MORNINGS
Developing a Christian Worldview by seeing God’s Answers to our most challenging Questions:
Where did we come from?
Why are we here?
Why is there evil?
How can I be really free?
How do I be me?
How does death relate to life?

FREE BOOKS!
Please feel free to take as many books as you like from the cart in the foyer! We are giving away the remains of our church library.

DISCOVERY CHURCH
 
Thursday, January 23rd
 
Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we’ve been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world.
 
Join us for 9 consecutive Thursday nights starting at 6:45pm.
 
We’re Discovering Christ TOGETHER.

Save the Date!
February 22, 2020
for the Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of The Refuge.
Join the Team WBC Saintly Soles or support one of the walkers.
 

PAR – Pre-Authorized Remittance
 
If you are interested in signing up for PAR (monthly tithe from your bank account) or to update your PAR amount, please complete a form and leave it in Cristina’s mailbox in the office.
 
Forms can be found in the Welcome centre or in the Members Download section at whitbybaptist.ca


Our Daily Bread App
 
Daily Devotions straight to your pocket!
Click here to download.

 
Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

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Weekly Update – November 29, 2019


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Weekly Update – November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019
Discovering Christ Together
Highlights:
Office Hours
Baby Shower for Brenda
PAR
CBOQ Blog
Food Bank Needs
Discovery Church
Mosaic
Solar Update
Values
Our Daily Bread App
Christmas Events:
Ontario Shores Gift Bags
Operation Christmas Child
Durham’s Annual Christmas Event
Christmas Concert
Christmas Dinner
Love People Love Others
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Weekly Update – November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018

Whitby Baptist Women

Monday November 26 at
7 pm @ the church

Women Praying for Women and for the Nations around the World.

Come pray with us through all the continents.

Please invite a daughter/sister/aunt/friend/co-worker/ so we can extend /open our borders.

Baptist Minister’s Fund

There will be an opportunity to give towards the Baptist Minister’s Fund on Sunday, December 2nd.

You can find designated envelopes in the literature rack in the foyer.

Church Family Christmas Dinner

Begin the Christmas season by attending the Church Family Christmas Dinner. Bring your family and friends and join us Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

Tickets: $15/adult; $8/child (10 years and under) can be purchased from Darlene Banks, Sue Carkner, or Christine Dumoulin on or before Sunday, Nov. 25th. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early!

The Dinner will be followed by aChristmas Concert in the Worship Centre at 7:00 pm. Don’t miss this wonderful evening of awesome food, fellowship and Christmas music. There is no charge for the concert.

We hope you will join us!

LIVE Magazine
LIVE magazine subscription renewals are due this month. Mair Greaves is the Promoter for Whitby Baptist Women, and will be happy to help you become a subscriber. All previous subscribers have information in their Church mail box. This publication is the best means of gaining insight into issues of passionate faith and global missions, and a bargain at $20 for ten magazines per year. Suitable for women and men, and an inspiration for all who own Christ as Lord.

Advent Prayer

An Advent Christmas preparation prayer meeting

Title: Come Expecting
Location: Lounge
Time: 11am-12pm

Dates: Thursdays

November 22
The Star – Hope (Matthew 2:1-2)

November 29
The Glory – The Gift of Adoption (Luke 2:9-10)

Be sure to attend the November 18th Business Meeting where there will be a short presentation about the WBC draft refined Mission, Vision and Values statements (see these in the Elders Report in the Business Meeting Booklet). Elders will outline the process we have undergone with the Directors over the last several months to prepare these drafts, and share how our Mission, Vision and Values are an important part of the way we make decisions at WBC. Also, mark December 2nd (after the service) in your calendars if you’d like to ask questions or give input regarding these refined Mission, Vision and Values statements. Together, we strive to be on God’s path!

Intercessory Prayer

Monday, Nov 19th
@ WBC in the community room
7:30-8:30 pm

Please join us for prayer; may we not take this opportunity for granted!

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:
Instant coffee
Rice
Oatmeal
Flour
Sugar

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

TVA Fall Newsletter
Please click HERE to view.

Opportunities for the Upcoming Week
 
Sunday, Nov 18th
  • Annual Meeting-12:00pm
  • Rise-7:00pm
  • CORE @ Scott’s-7:00pm
 
Monday, Nov 19th
  • Intercessory Prayer-7:30pm
 
Tuesday, Nov 20th
  • Worship Practice-7:00pm
 
Wednesday, Nov 21st
  • Blessings-9:30am
  • Rock-7:00pm
 
Thursday, Nov 22nd
  • Advent Prayer Meeting-11:00am
 
Saturday, Nov 24th
  • Men’s Breakfast-8:30am
 
Sunday, November 25th
  • Lynde Creek Manor Service-2:00pm
  • Rise-7:00pm
  • CORE-7:00pm

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Weekly Update – October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018

Operation Christmas Child Reminder:

The last day to bring your shoe boxes to the church is
Sunday, November 11th

Advent Prayer

An Advent Christmas preparation prayer meeting

Title: Come Expecting
Location: Lounge
Time: 11am-12pm

Dates: Thursdays
November 8, 15, 22, 29

From Your Elders
“Elders met this past Sunday and one topic at the top of our agenda was increased prayer in the life of WBC. As leadership, we are looking at opportunities to accomplish this corporately, but elders also encourage all to be intentional about building relationships that will naturally spark prayer conversations and support of one another. Not only can this happen on a Sunday morning, before and after service or at the Monday night prayer meetings, but also through being a member in a small group where praying specifically for one another out of a sense of relationship happens regularly. When speaking with folks in any of those settings, consider praying with them right then and there, as an alternative to just telling them you’ll pray for them. We would love the sight of people praying together to become common throughout our fellowship.”

Community Outreach Research
 
Join us Thursday, November 8th at 6:30pm for dessert, and to hear the results of WBC’s Community Outreach Research project. There will be a Q&A following the presentation as together we consider the proposals being presented.

Intercessory Prayer

Monday, November 5th
@ WBC in the community room
7:30-8:30 pm

Please join us for prayer; may we not take this opportunity for granted!

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Hamburger Helper
Tuna Helper
Boxed Rice
1 Litre Juice

Ontario Shores Gift Bags Update

Due to your generous donations, we now have enough socks and wash cloths for our gift bags. Thank you!

If you are able to contribute, we are still in need of

20
toothbrushes.

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

FALL BAZAAR
 
Durham Christian Homes (200 Glen Hill Drive South, Whitby, ON) is once again having its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 1pm.
 
Any items you would like to donate are gladly accepted; please contact David Tigchelaar if you would like to volunteer. We hope to see you there!

TVA Fall Newsletter

Please click HERE to view.

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

Opportunities for the
Upcoming Week
 
Sunday, October 28th
Elder’s Meeting-12:00pm
Lynde Creek Service-2:00pm
Rise-7:00pm
CORE @ Scott’s-7:00pm
 
Tuesday, October 30th
Worship Practice-7:00pm
Retreat Worship Practice-8:00pm
 
Wednesday, October 24th
Rock – 7:00 PM
 
Fri November 2nd-Sun November 4th
Women’s Retreat
 
Sunday, November 4th
Rise-7:00pm
CORE @ Scott’s-7:00pm

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Weekly Update – October 19, 2018

 
October 19, 2018

From Your Elders
Your Board and Elders have been working together to sharpen WBC’s mission, vision and values to make them focussed and more easily remembered. Watch for information about the work they’ve done thus far and about opportunities for input in the new year.

Whitby Baptist Women
 
Monday, October 22, 2018
7:00 pm
Worship Centre
 
Topic: Operation Christmas Child
 
Come prepared to report on your Fast from Criticism!

Community Outreach Research
Join us Thursday, November 8th at 6:30pm for dessert, and to hear the results of WBC’s Community Outreach Research project. There will be a Q&A following the presentation as together we consider the proposals being presented.

Advent Prayer
 
An Advent Christmas preparation prayer meeting
 
Title: Come Expecting
Location: Lounge
Time: 11am-12pm
Dates: Thursdays
November 8, 15, 22, 29

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:
 
Hamburger Helper
Tuna Helper
Boxed Rice
1 Litre Juice

UpLink Small Groups
 
Make your connection!
Groups begin week of October 21

FALL BAZAAR
 
Durham Christian Homes (200 Glen Hill Drive South, Whitby, ON) is once again having its annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 1pm.
 
Any items you would like to donate are gladly accepted; please contact David Tigchelaar if you would like to volunteer. We hope to see you there!

TVA Fall Newsletter
 
Please click HERE to view.

Ontario Shores Gift Bags Update
Due to your generous donations, we now have enough socks and wash cloths for our gift bags. Thank you!
 
If you are able to contribute, we are still in need of 75 toothbrushes.
 
Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

Intercessory Prayer
 
Monday, November 5th
 in the community room
7:30-8:30 pm
 
Please join us for prayer; may we not take this opportunity for granted!

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

Opportunities for the Upcoming Week
 
Sunday, October 21st
Rise-7:00pm
CORE @ Scott’s-7:00pm
 
Monday, October 22nd
Whitby Baptist Women-7:00pm
 
Tuesday, October 23rd
Worship Practice-7:00pm
 
Wednesday, October 24th
Rock-7:00pm
 
Saturday, October 27th
Men’s Breakfast-8:30am

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Weekly Update – September 21, 2018

 
September 21, 2018

 
Whitby Baptist Women
Monday, September 24 7:00pm
 
Focus: Ontario Shores
Speaker: Brad Lockner
 
To Bring:
A pair of socks for a male/female
Your calendar, and a pen
TVA Fall Rally
Saturday, September 22nd
Omemee Baptist Church
9:30am-1:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Anne Taylor – Indigenous Cultural Archivist
2018 W4W Fall Ladies Retreat
 

Theme: Teapots of Character (Galatians 5:22)

Friday, November 2- Sunday, November 4

Fair Havens Bible and Retreat Centre (just 75 km straight north of Whitby)

Submit registration and payment to Darlene Banks (No registrations accepted after October 14, 2018)

Ontario Shores Gift Bags

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes and male/female socks. (Due to your generous donations, we now have enough wash cloths – thank you!)

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Coffee (instant or ground)
Granola bars nut-free/cereal bars
Canned meat (WE HAVE LOTS OF TUNA, THANKS!)
Canned salmon
Cereal Juice
Intercessory Prayer
Topic : Praying for the saints!
 
Monday, Oct 1st @ WBC in the community room 7:30-8:30 pm
 
Please join us for prayer; may we not take this opportunity for granted!
Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

Opportunities for the Upcoming Week
 

Sunday, September 23rd

  • Rise-7:00pm
  • CORE-7:00pm @ Scott’s
Monday, September 24th
  • Whitby Baptist Women-7:00pm
Tuesday, September 25th
  • Worship Practice – 7:00pm
Wednesday , September 26th
  • Blessings – 9:30am
  • Rock-7:00pm
  • Men’s Bible Study @ Yoshiki’s-7:30pm
Sunday, September 30th
  • Rise-7:00pm
  • CORE-7:00pm @ Scott’s

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Weekly Update – August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018

Office Hours
 
Week of August 20-24
Please note that Melissa’s office hours for the week of August 20-24 will be the following: 
 
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

2018 W4W Fall Ladies Retreat
 

Theme: Teapots of Character
(Galatians 5:22)

Friday, November 2-
Sunday, November 4

Fair Havens Bible and Retreat Centre
(just 75 km straight north of Whitby)

Submit registration and payment to Darlene Banks (No registrations accepted after October 14, 2018)

Ontario Shores Gift Bags

Once again we are gathering items for gift bags given to patients at Ontario Shores.

This year we need toothbrushes and male/female socks. (Due to your generous donations, we now have enough wash cloths – thank you!)

Please contribute to this long running effort to bring cheer to those often forgotten. Please place donations in the brown hamper in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Brad Lockner.

Opportunity to Serve
 
There are 3 openings to serve as an usher. Please contact Elaine Palmer for more information. 

FOOD BANK ITEMS NEEDED:

Coffee (instant or ground)
Granola bars nut-free/cereal bars
Canned meat
(WE HAVE LOTS OF TUNA, THANKS!)
Canned salmon
Cereal
Juice

Details:

Saturday, September 15, 2018 @ Westney Heights Baptist Church, Ajax

10:15 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.)

Breakfast, lunch, desserts and your listening guide are included

Full details and schedule at www.westney.ca

Tickets:

$30.00 each

Student tickets are $15.00 each (up to and including college/university)

How you can be part of the simulcast:

 
Join our prayer team in preparation for this event by checking off the appropriate box when you register, or by contacting westneyspecialevents@gmail.com
 
Invite your friends, share the attached flyer, or request promotional materials on your registration form
 
 
Help us provide scholarship tickets to women from Teen Challenge, local pregnancy help centres and other ministries so that we can reach out to those who are lost and hurting.
Add a donation to your ticket payment or see us at the simulcast table in the foyer at Westney.
 
Join us on social media! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram @westneysimulcast
Looking forward to seeing you on September 15!

Intercessory Prayer meetings
 
Please join us in the Community Room.
August 20th
from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, children included.
 
For additional information or to share prayer items, please contact
Melinda Crawford

Click here to access the CBM Prayerline

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