Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Extension deadline of early combo registration for Winnipeg Church of the Deaf (WCD) 95th Anniversary Celebration- BY SEPTEMBER 28TH!

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf
1918 - 2013
95th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2013
at Deaf Centre Manitoba
285 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba

WCD 95th Celebration at
Deaf Centre Manitoba

Friday, October 18, 2013 (ASL ONLY)
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
                Combo or $5.00 at the door
Light refreshments afterwards

Saturday, October 19, 2013 (ASL ONLY)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Combo or $20.00 at the door
Note: If you wish to attend the morning or afternoon
    session only, the  cost is $15.00 payable at the door.

9:00        Registration/Beverage
9:30        Workshop #1
10:30     Health Break
10:45     Workshop #2
11:45     [Lunch, on your own/or bring a bag lunch]
1:00        Workshop #3
2:30        Health Break
2:45        Workshop #4
4:30        End of Workshops
6:00        Banquet @ DCM
7:30        Presentations and Speeches
(with ASL/English Interpreter)
                (Finish around 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, October 20, 2013
11:00 a.m.     Worship & Communion Service
Held in the Forrest Nickerson Theatre at Deaf Centre Manitoba. (with ASL/English Interpreter)
Everyone Welcome / Free Admission.

A love offering will be collected.  Lunch will be served following the service.  

 Noah Buchholz is the executive director of the Christian non-profit organization Deaf International (www.deafinternational.org) and pastor of Central Jersey Deaf Church in New Jersey, the church he started with his wife, Alyssa. He also travels extensively as an American Sign Language performing artist (www.noahbuchholz.com). He is currently finishing his MDiv degree at Princeton Theological Seminary.

started a new Deaf Church in New Jersey with her husband, Noah Buchholz. She also works for Deaf International, establishing programs that seek to reach Deaf youth and young adults. She worked as a missionary at a Deaf school in Mexico for two years and led Deaf Teen Quest in Vancouver, Washington area. She is currently studying psychology at LeTourneau University.

Noah likes to play basketball and tell stories. He writes a blog that can be read at
www.noahbuchholz.wordpress.com. Alyssa likes to cook and read. They got married in August 2012 and live in Princeton, New Jersey.

From WCD Chairperson

Wow our 95th celebration is finally upon us! Dreams of the Deaf community is hopes and prayers that we continue for another 95 years together in celebrating our success in keeping WCD alive.
Special guests such as Noah only shows and proves the true word of God is to be cherished together.
Hoping we all have fun and enjoy each others stories as the weekend unfolds to one glorious banquet celebration.
 Thanks to all the past generations of people from the community in keeping WCD alive and congratulations to all presently involved with the church. Together we can do it! Through the help of Interpreters and each other as a whole, we must give thanks for the use of ASL for all of us to truly understand the written English Bible.
I am looking forward in meeting everyone and sharing I am sure some amazing stories.

David Burke


Consider making a donation towards the WCD 95th Celebration Tree…. Donations of $15.00 or more will have a leaf with ‘Congratulations to WCD’ added to the tree and you will also get a tax receipt for your donation.

Your name will also be published in the Program Book which will be distributed on Saturday evening as well as the WCD Annual Report.

  A brief History of WCD….

The seeds that produced the current Winnipeg Church of the Deaf were planted as early as 1912. In that year, Miss Candice Brown (later MacPhail), a hearing teacher at the Manitoba School for the Deaf on Sherbrook and Portage, invited some of the deaf people of Winnipeg to attend the Broadway Baptist Church, where she interpreted the services. Six years later, in 1918, Rupert J.D. Williams organized and served as chairman of the “Winnipeg Deaf Bible Class”, which met in a succession of locations, including the YMCA, the Manitoba College, and later the First Baptist Church (now the Calvary Temple). Visiting hearing ministers conducted the services, assisted occasionally by deaf members of the congregations. The group became known as the Winnipeg Evangelical Church of the Deaf (later called the Winnipeg Church for the Deaf).

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf
For any questions about the 95th Anniversary Celebration or for further information about the workshops, etc. feel free to contact us at:
wcdeaf@shaw.ca . Further information will be posted up at Deaf Centre Manitoba and on their website: www.deafmanitoba.org

Winnipeg Church of the Deaf
95th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, October 18thSunday, October 20, 2013
Registration Form (one name per form)

Name ______________________________
Address ____________________________
City/Town ______________ Prov. _______
Phone _____________________________
Email ______________________________
Program (each person):
$5.00 -   Friday night, including snack
                 This can be paid at the door
$20.00 – Saturday morning/afternoon including
   snacks – This can be paid at the door
$30.00 – Saturday evening Banquet *
$55.00 (if purchased separately)

Combo:                                                            Check

By Sept 28                                    $35.00          _____
Sept 29-Oct 9                              $50.00          _____
Full time Student by Oct 9th)          $20.00     _____
*Banquet only (Sat night)          $30.00        _____
Buy a leaf                                 Donation       _____
Total:                                                                $   _____
*Note: Saturday banquet must be purchased by October 9th; so that we can be sure we have enough food for everyone. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Also, let us know if you have any FOOD ALLERGY.

Cheques payable to ‘Winnipeg Church of the Deaf’. 285 Pembina Hwy. Winnipeg, MB.  R3L 2E1
No refunds / A charge of $25 will be made for any NSF cheques.

We would like to thank the following for their financial support to the 95th Anniversary Celebration:

St. Stephens Broadway Foundation
The late Ted and Rae Bonner