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April 29 - No Kids Groups for Grades 2-6 on May 1
There will be no Kids Groups this Sunday for kids Grade 2 to 6.
On May 1st, our Church Service is lead entirely by our WMBC Student Ministries. We encourage kids grade 2 and up to attend Big Church with their parents and enjoy this special service.
Supervised Nursery & Kids Groups for Age 2 to Grade 1 will begin our new Kids Groups Routine.
Registration and Drop off for Supervised Nursery and Age 2 takes place prior to the start of the worship service. Children age 3 to Grade 1 will accompany their parents to Big Church till 10:15 and will be dismissed after the morning’s music. Please register kids age 3- Kindergarten prior to the service to save time when dropping off your child at Kids Groups during the service. Pick up is at 11:15, approximately 15 minutes after the service ends. We’d love to have you join us for coffee and snacks during this time!
April 22 - Kids Groups Changes beginning May 1
Beginning May 1 we will be moving to a single service at 10:00 am. This will mean a few changes for our Kids Groups on Sunday mornings. Please note the following updates to our Kids Group Schedule for May 1.
9:45 – 10:00 am – Pre-Registration for Kids Groups & Drop Off for Supervised Nursery/Age 2
Registration for kids age 1 to Kindergarten will take place prior to the church service at the Kids Groups table in the foyer. This will help speed the process of bringing your child to Kids Groups during the service.
10:00 am – Worship Service Begins
Children age 3 to grade 6 will join their parents in the worship service for singing and will be dismissed for Kids Groups following the music.
10:15 am – Kids Groups Begin
Kids are dismissed to go to Kids Groups. If your child is in grade 3 or younger they will need to be accompanied by an adult to the gym or their Kids Group room. Kids in grades 4 to 6 can leave on their own. Volunteers will be waiting outside the sanctuary doors to help direct children where they need to go.
11:00 am – Worship Service and KG Supervised Nursery/Age Ends
Following the service there will be a time of connection in the foyer with coffee and snacks. Please pick up any kids in Supervised Nursery or Age 2 as soon as the service is over.
11:15 am – KG Age 3 to Grade 6 Ends
Parents please pick up your children from the gym or their Kids Group rooms.
April 13, 2022 - Office Closed
Due to poor road and weather conditions, our office will be closed today. If you need assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
April 8, 2022 - Single Services Pilot Phase
** UPDATE: After some initial feedback from our WMBC family we have decided to change the start time for our single services during this pilot phase to 10:00 am.
We are in a season where we believe that momentum, connection, and engagement are vital to WMBC moving forward in our mission to lead people to passionately love and follow Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. Since January, our in-person attendance for our second service has averaged 70 people, creating an awkward environment in a sanctuary with a capacity of 700. This has caused us to believe that the mission and momentum of WMBC may be better served by a single service.
As we grow through this season of reconnecting and reengaging our faith-community we want to test out having a single service that enables families to worship together and yet still gives kids and parents their own ministry environments to grow and be inspired. We plan to run a pilot phase of single services from May 1 – June 12, which will help us determine how to prepare for fall.
Supervised Nursery and Age 2 may be able to register and have their child join Kids Groups before 9:30 am
Age 3 and up will join the Worship Service in the Sanctuary starting at 9:30 am (single service)
Kids Age 3 to Grade 6 will go to Kid’s Groups when the Music is finished, around 9:45 am
Kid’s Groups will run until 10:45 am allowing for conversation and connection to happen after the service
March 11, 2022 - Single Service
Single Service for Baptism this Sunday at 9:30 am!
Sunday, March 13 we will be having a single in-person service at 9:30 am to celebrate baptism with 6 individuals from our WMBC family! Pray for them as they prepare for this exciting event.
Kids Groups will take place as usual at 9:30 am and kids are invited to come in their PJs for a special Spring Forward morning!
Remember to turn your clocks ahead Saturday night so you don’t miss this special morning together!
March 3, 2022 - Board Update & New Staff Position
Update from the WMBC Leadership Board
We are looking for a Full-Time NextGen Pastor to join our staff team! The NextGen Pastor is a forward thinking, collaborative role, that will help WMBC reach and guide the next generation with a focus on teens and their families. For more information on the position and how we got here, check out our NextGen Pastor Overview.
For full job description and application visit wmbcstaffsearch.com!
February 20, 2022 - Services Cancelled
Worship Services Canceled
A quick note to let you know that our worship services for this morning have been canceled due to the weather and poor road conditions. We’ve just finished putting up signs on the doors saying no service, and putting hundreds of cupcakes into the freezer so that we can celebrate our Gift of Honour Sunday next week with the Peters family! We miss you but if you have the strength and opportunity, help your neighbor today and find a way to encourage and bless those around you.
Stay warm and safe! Blessings!
February 8, 2022 - Change in Restrictions
Change in Restrictions
First off, we are excited that a loosening of restrictions has come into effect today! As a result, separate cohorts and pre-registration are no longer required for Sunday morning worship services. Just come! You may enter and exit through whichever entrance you wish and sit wherever you like; however, please remember that physical distancing is still in effect so please keep 6ft between family groups. Masks are still required as well.
For those with kids in Kids Groups on Sunday morning, drop off for ALL ages is at the registration table inside by the gym doors. You no longer need to drop your kids off outside at separate entrances, instead, visit the registration table by the Gym and our Kids Groups volunteers will be happy to direct you and your children to their small group rooms.
Live Stream Issues
If you join us online for Sunday services, you’ll have noticed that for the last three Sundays we have had issues with the stream breaking up and not working properly. We are aware of this and are trouble-shooting to fix it. In case there are difficulties again this Sunday (hopefully not!) we will upload a good version of the service right after. You can find a better quality version of this past Sunday’s service up on winklermb.com/live.
WMBC will be emailing your year-end donation receipts by the end of next week. If you would like a printed copy please let us know and we will be happy to get you one!