June 24, 2018

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

PICTURE DIRECTORY: We are printing in-house an insert to update last years Picture Directory. The insert will include new member pictures and updated families. If you missed the last directory and would like to be included, please contact Alice at aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org or 905-945-0004 x 228; by July 2nd.

If there are any ladies out there who would like to see the movie, “I can only imagine,” come and join our evening coffee break group on Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30pm in the fireside room.

The Ladies’ Breakfast will not be having a get together during the summer months. Join us again in the Fall!

PRAYER WALK: Saturday July 7th. 8:30am.-9:30am. We will meet at Tim's across from Coles. Wondering what we're all about? Come and find out! Join us!! For those who can't walk, we also have someone driving to places for Prayer. Please let Jane deVisser know if interested: 905-563-7671 or  pjdevisser@sympatico.ca.

PRAYER WALL for Fruitland Special Needs Serve: Participants and mentors for Special Needs Serve total 15 people to date. Our theme is “Love God, Love the World”. They are looking forward to a great week taking place July 20th - 26th and they all stand in need of prayer. We would like to challenge 15 people/families, or small groups to lift up a SERVE member in prayer; starting now till the end of serve week; especially during the week of Serve.  

You will find a Prayer Wall in our fellowship hall with cards attached to a clothespin. On the cards are the names of serve participants or mentors and space to write a Bible text, poem or encouraging note etc. You may sign your name, but it’s not  required. When you have finished writing the cards, return them to a clothespin. This year we are asking the prayer partners NOT to include gifts. Please return the cards by July 1st. Questions? Contact Gerry & Pauline Bijsma: geertbijsma@gmail.com; or 289-235-9302.

Looking for a room to rent - A young lady who has recently graduated and found work in Smithville, and has also recently been attending Mountainview, is looking for a place to rent closer to work. Please contact Liz Terry at 905-809-4990 for more information or if you can accommodate this request. 

Puerto Rico Mission Trip Meeting: For youth interested in going on the mission trip to Puerto Rico in March 2019, please meet in the youth room after the morning service on July 8th.  (Please go right to the youth room after the service so we can start right away.)  Parents are welcome to attend. There was a letter with more information in your mail slots.  Questions?  Talk to Janice.

Youth Yard Sale - The youth are busy collecting donations for our yard sale on July 7th. If you would like to donate; items being donated can be dropped off in the youth room or cadet portable during the day, when doors can be unlocked. Otherwise wait till the evening of Friday July 6th to drop off your donations. Contact Janice; youthdirector@mountainviewcrc.org or call 289-377-8389 with any questions. Proceeds of sale go towards the youth mission trip to Puerto Rico March 2019. 


CHURCH CALENDAR


LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

The Ministry to Seafarers Newsletter, Good News, is now available. If you prefer to receive this newsletter via your own email, please sign up ministrytoseafarers.org.

CPJ JUSTICENEWS, CPJ’s June Newsletter is available at cpj.ca/justice-news for those interested.

Grimsby Benevolent Fund (GBF) -  The mission of GBF is to provide assistance to members of our local community to meet their basic needs and to achieve self sufficiency.  GBF is always in need of more volunteers.  Contact Marion Thorp Volunteer Services Manager @ volunteers@gbfgrimsby.com to see what opportunities there are for you to share your time and talents.

Grimsby Life Centre 2018 LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN --As we continue to collect baby bottles, we wish to thank you for your contributions.  We are grateful that God continues to use the ministry at 18 Elm Street, Grimsby and 6518 Smithville Road, Smithville to help hurting families and individuals.  Every day at the Life Centre we simply strive to be the hands of Jesus offering hope and help to anyone who walks through our doors. Thank you for bringing hope and change to your neighbors. To God be the glory!

Nicaragua Update Since mid-April, nationwide violence and demonstrations in Nicaragua have caused many Resonate Global Mission and World Renew missionaries to temporarily leave the country. They ask you to please join them in praying for the home and people they love: for those struggling to provide basic needs like food and water and facing danger from increasing violence and lawlessness; for peace, resolution, and lasting change; for missionaries as they process unplanned travel and an unknown future for their ministry; and for the church of Nicaragua. Pray that they will shine the light of Jesus Christ during these dark times.

World Renew Maternal and Child Health – We need to continue to remember Maternal and Child Health across the globe. Your prayers and support go a long way in equipping women in developing countries to have healthier pregnancies and safer births, so more young children can have a strong beginning to life. Demonstrate the love of Christ by joining World Renew in radically improving health outcomes for mothers and young children. For more information about about improving maternal and child health in partnership with World Renew, go to worldrenew.net/mchealth.

Reclaiming Protection: Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has released a report titled “Reclaiming Protection”, which calls on the Canadian Government to end the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). The report details how the STCA has restricted access to refugee protection and how your community can call for it to be rescinded. It is our hope that it will lead to greater justice for refugee claimants arriving from the U.S. We encourage you to read the report and prayerfully consider how you might partner with CPJ on this important issue.

CLASSIS NIAGARA:

1. New Clerk for Classis Niagara: We are looking for a Stated Clerk with administrative gifts, to serve Classis Niagara, which meets three times a year. Congratulations to Rev. Richard Loerep, our past Classis Niagara Clerk, who has accepted a dual call to two churches in Iowa. If you have any questions or interest in this position, please contact Pastor Bob Loerts from Covenant C.R.C. in St. Catharines or Pastor Sid Couperus from Mountainview C.R.C. in Grimsby.

2. Classis Niagara is being called to meet on July 11th, at 7 pm at Covenant C.R.C. in St. Catherine’s for the examination of candidate Mark DeVos, who accepted a call to full time Ministry of Word and Sacrament in The Village Church of Thorold. Please arrange for a Pastor, Elder and Deacon delegate to attend this meeting. Sermon texts have been assigned, synodical deputies informed, and examiners appointed. An agenda and appropriate material will be coming to the churches.

 

Please consider joining our Rose City Kids team! Rose City kids is a place where children and youth belong; where they experience the love of Jesus and are encouraged and inspired to make a positive change in the world. We have a variety of programs that run throughout the week. If you are interested, but don't feel you want to work directly with kids, we have many other options. Some of these opportunities are weekly, some bi-weekly and some monthly. Please don't hesitate to call and we can chat. We would love to see 50 more individuals join our team this fall! Thanks for your consideration!  If interested, please contact Sonya @ 905 788 9800 or sonya@rosecitykids.com.

Share Your Creation Care Worship Ideas! – Final call for submissions for the new crowdsourced collection of worship resources! If you enjoy writing and love God’s creation, consider creating and sharing a resource with us. We welcome prayers, liturgies, songs (text only or with music), visuals, and any creative worship tools from anyone—individuals, worship teams, small groups, children’s groups, and more. The deadline for submissions is June 30. Find more information and submit your resource at justice.crcna.org/worship.

REDEEMER:

1. Summer RAYS is a weekly multi-sports and activities camp hosted by Redeemer University College in July and August for kids ages 5 - 13. Each week emphasizes participation, cooperation, skill development and most of all fun! Learn more and register at redeemerroyals.ca/rays.

2. Drop-in on Friday, July 6 to come and experience Redeemer for yourself! Share your questions with Admissions staff and take a tour of the academic building and dorms. Learn more and register at www.redeemer.ca/visit.

 

Attention Young People:  You are invited to the YP conference hosted by Grace Reformed church. This event will take place at Heritage Christian school on July 21, 2018 beginning at 9:00 am. Our speaker for this event is Dan Lindeboom discussing “The Lord’s leading hand continues to guide us through the next steps after high school”.  Following this speech and discussion group we will be hosting lunch and a volleyball tournament. To RSVP for this event please contact Anton Buist at anton.davesauto@gmail.com

Biblical Study Tour to Italy (March 28-April 9, 2019) - Visit the Vatican with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral; the impressive monuments of ancient Rome; Hadrian’s Villa; Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius; Paestum; Assisi; Florence; Ravenna; and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational tour. Contact Dr. Weima at weimje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110.


JOB & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Work. Walk. Pray. - Resonate Global Mission is seeking a hiking/backpacking intern to work alongside long-term missionaries in West Africa. Hike to remote West African villages and help bring scripture to people in their local language. Learn more and apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/hiking.

SHALOM MANOR:

1. Shalom Manor PSW Recruitment: Are you currently enrolled or registered in an accredited PSW program in Ontario – you will be interested in the PSW hiring incentive that we have at Shalom Manor, check out the Career Opportunities page of our website www.shalommanor.ca.

2. Shalom Manor & Gardens Volunteer Opportunity:  Are you interested in volunteering? Shalom Manor & Gardens is looking for a reliable volunteer to help in our General Store and Café every other Wednesday afternoon, as well as people to cover holidays. Interested in this volunteer job or something else? Contact Jessica, Coordinator of Volunteers at (905) 945-9631 ext. 1115 or at volunteercoord@shalommanor.ca. We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Redeemer University College has various position openings. Applicants are requested to email their application along with a statement that articulates their faith perspective and how it relates to Redeemer University College’s mission and identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. More information at www.redeemer.ca/careers.

We still have openings for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year and for spare drivers. Single route, private school, small company! Charter driving is available from time to time. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licensing, and vulnerable sector checks, and will provide full training if you are considering getting started! Please contact Kevin Huinink at 519-546-9159 or khuinink@nace.ca as soon as possible to inquire or express interest. More information at: www.Drive4NACE.ca.

Karin Terpstra