May 20, 2018

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

COMMUNITY HYMN SING: “A New Thing” Join us June 10th at 7 p.m. for an evening of praise and worship. We will give expression to our faith in song, in the words of many favourite hymns, interwoven with readings. As we sing out our faith together we will be accompanied by Ernie Termorshuizen on organ.  Please join us and bring your friends and neighbours!

 

Join us Sunday June 3rd for our SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING and VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SOCIAL. The meeting will take place, after a short break, following the AM service. Child care will be provided, please indicate to leaders when dropping off your children before church, whether they will be staying or not. ALL are welcome to attend. Voting is limited to Professing members only.

At the meeting, we will be hearing an update from the Long-Range Planning Team, as well we will be reviewing the Financial statements for 2017. We will celebrate our Volunteers and recognize members using their God given gifts in service at Mountainview. We will hear some ministry updates and will be able to ask questions regarding the annual reports included in the Agenda Package. (approx. 45 min-1 hour) Following the meeting please join us for a time of fellowship with a BBQ & Ice Cream Social.

The Agenda package for this meeting was emailed to our members. Printed copies are available at the Welcome Centre. It is also available on our website at www.mountainviewcrc.org/policies Members unable to attend are invited to participate by filling out an absentee ballot and placing it the box provided at the Welcome Centre.

 

Join us this fall for Cluster Groups!! Cluster groups are short-term small groups designed to “Grow Community” in a NEW way! Our goal is for young, old and those in between, to get to know one another. These groups will meet for 7 sessions starting September 30 through to December 16. (roughly every other week). The first and last sessions will be at the church. Your group will decide together when & where to meet for the 5 sessions in between; likely at the homes of group members.

The Cluster Groups will be inter-generational. Anyone who signs up will be randomly placed in a small group. Sessions will include food, fellowship and growth! We will meet around a table, enjoy food and conversation, watch an Alpha video, followed by a discussion and prayer.  A team of twenty-five small group leaders, are eagerly waiting to meet you! Everyone age 14 - 99 is invited to join. It is our goal that ALL Mountainview members and other interested people will participate and get to know each other!               

You can sign-up online right now at http://www.mountainviewcrc.org/cluster, or sign-up at church June 3rd, 10th and 17th, before or after the 10 am service.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR... Coming June 16th our ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARNIVAL!! Games, Bouncy Castles, Slides, Prizes, Hotdogs, Cotton Candy and more... WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Join us in building relationships with and serving our community, volunteer to be a part of the Set-up Crew (11-15 needed) from 7-9 am; the Family Fun Zone Team (45-52 needed,) from 9 am – 2 pm (choose either 9-11:45 or 11:15-2 or both); the Tear Down Crew (11-15 needed) from 2-4. Sign up at the Welcome Centre or on our website at www.mountainviewcrc.org or email Carrie at carrieheidbuurt@hotmail.com or call 905-560-6293. If you have a specific area you would like to help in, just mention it. Questions contact Kim Heersink at heersink.kim@gmail.com or call 905-317-2131 Thank you in advance!

Counters needed:  Mountainview CRC has two committees which count and record donations collected each Sunday including those received via the offerings taken at Shalom Manor. FA$T needs several volunteers to fill upcoming vacancies. If you have any interest in serving Mountainview in this way please consider joining a team. One committee meets every other Monday morning while the other meets every other Monday evening. If interested, please contact Peter Westerterp or Will Klein.

Middle School end of year bonfire party! Saturday May 26th, 7 - 9:30pm @ Jason and Melissa Vanderwier’s. We will be having a bonfire and a game of Capture the Flag. Parents please drop off and pick up your son/daughter at the Vanderwier's. Those entering grade 6 in September are welcome to attend as well. 

Youth Party, Sunday May27th - after the morning service @ Ian Vermeer’s.  Youth can catch a ride with leaders after church.  Parents pick up youth from Vermeer’s @ 4:30pm.  Youth are asked to bring snacks; baked goods, chips, crackers/cheese etc. or juice/pop.  Leaders are bringing salads.  Janice will bring the BBQ items/bottled water.  Be prepared to play water games after lunch! 

Mountainview Book Club:  The book club will be holding its last meeting of the season on Sunday, May 27 at 7pm in the church library. We will be discussing A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

THE WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER (WOGP) Praying Our Story:  Today is the last day to register for the Week of Guided Prayer (May 27 - June 2).  To register for the retreat or to speak to someone about the retreat, please visit the registration table in the front lobby, near the Welcome Centre, before or after the service.

PRAYER WALK: Saturday June 2nd. 8:30am. meeting at Tim's across from Coles. Please contact Max Meijer or Elsie Heinen if you'd like to join us.

Youth Yard Sale - Spring cleaning is here! Do you have stuff that you no longer use but is still in good shape? The Mountainview youth are planning a fundraiser yard sale for July 7th and are collecting items to sell. Proceeds will go towards the youth mission trip to Puerto Rico in March 2019. Questions? Contact Janice:  youthdirector@mountainviewcrc.org.

Loblaws cards – If you have a Loblaws card and are wondering what to do with it, feel free to activate it and drop it off for Christine Winter to help cover the cost of snacks at camp this summer!

OFFICE ASSISTANT: The office is looking for someone who can fill in for vacation relief or the occasional sick day. Need someone able to answer phones, photo copy and do some computer work, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. If this interests you, please contact Alice Posthumus at aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org, 905-945-0004 x 228 or 905-516-4211.


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LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

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.

SERVE:

1.  We are excited to be hosting SERVE Niagara again this year at Beacon Christian School in St Catharines from July 14-21, and we are seeking PRAYER PARTNERS to keep our Host Team and the youth participants in prayer both leading up to and during the week of SERVE. If you are interested in being a PRAYER PARTNER, please contact Elly Boersma (music@covenant-church.ca or 905-937-3942) to sign up or for more information.

2.  Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you enjoy cooking for a crowd? Then Serve Niagara needs YOU! We are looking for a Food Coordinator for the week of July 14-21. The menu is planned and requests for donations are going out, but we need a person willing to be the point person the week of Serve. Please contact AnnElise Hoogendam, Serve Niagara coordinator if you are interested and/or for more details.  289-407-4767; annelise.hoogendam@gmail.com

Grimsby Life Centre 2018 LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN --The Life Change campaign is an opportunity to teach our children the value of giving.  Many families have found the baby bottle campaign an excellent way to engage their children in the ‘learning to give process’ - families helping families right within our own community.   "He who is generous will be blessed" Proverbs 22:9a.  Thank you for partnering in this Life Change campaign. 

Social Media Fitness – We are created to live in community but how can parents help kids when so much community is taking place online? Smithville Christian High School invites parents of school-age children to “Social Media Fitness” with tech-savvy parent Chris Vollum, on May 22 at 7 pm Come to this free event to be informed, equipped, encouraged, and inspired to help your tweens and teens navigate the online world and their digital reputations with wisdom, balance, and skill. For more information, contact Smithville Christian’s guidance counsellor Linda Booy-Korvemaker at guidance@smithvillechristian.ca

Shalom Manor & Gardens MAY SALE:  Join us Saturday, May 26 from 8 am to noon and get supplied for all your gardening needs – flowers, herbs, vegetables, bushes and more; check out the marketplace vendors & then enjoy something from our pop-up restaurant – this year we are trying something new - a light breakfast will be served 8 to 10 a.m. and BBQ sausage from 10 a.m. to noon! Funds raised will go towards special services, events and programs for the residents. We hope to see you there!

Attention all golfers! The Annual Alumni Golf Tournament is coming up fast! On Saturday, May 26th at the Knollwood Golf Course in Ancaster. Tee off at 8:30am with other alumni and supporters of Christian education. We are welcoming single players, men’s/women’s teams and mixed groups of up to four people. Put your team together soon. The tournament is only a few weeks away. The cost is $140, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, a lift competition donation to fund scholarships for Great Lakes and a Texas BBQ after the round. Please register register at slavictoire@glchson.ca. You may also call the business office eat 905-563-5374 ext. 228. We look forward to seeing you on May 26th!

Sing to the Lord a New Song! Chorus of Praise Male Choir Concerts - Director:  John vanIperen, Pianist:  Sheryl Kamphuis. Saturday May 26, 2019, 7:30 pm at Smithville Canadian Reformed Church. Guest performers: Bellstone Christian School Choir. The Chorus of Praise Male Choir will also be producing its first very own CD for $20. Pre-order at our concert, or contact us at peteandangiedebruin@gmail.com / 519-787-0641 or visit us at www.chorusofpraise.com for more info.

Momentum Choir May Gala Event, Sunday May 27, 2018 at 4 pm at Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines. Join Momentum Choir at our end of the year concert. Momentum will be accompanied by the Momentum All-Star Brass Band and will perform a few new songs in addition to some fan favourites! Tickets: Early Bird (until May 20) $15; Student/Supported Individual $10; General Admission $20; Family Rate $50. Tickets can be purchased online at momentumchoir2.eventbrite.ca or reserve by emailing info@momentumchoir.ca or 905-941-8280 or at the door on the day of the performance. Thank you for continued support of our organization. We hope to see you at this amazing event!

4 DAY EVENING WALK:  Join us for the 4 Day Evening Walk at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trail Centre. Registration is now open. Dates: June 11, 12, 13, & 14. Register on-line / mail in at www.4dew.com or onsite. Questions? Email them to four.dew@gmail.com.

Is Everyone Welcome at Our Church? - Join us Thursday, June 14 at 6:45 pm at Calvin CRC, Dundas, for a continuing conversation about disability and belonging in our faith communities. Dessert included! Building on our previous event in November, Sara Pot will facilitate our evening as we discuss tangible ways that express the inclusive vision of belonging as it relates to disability and church. Whether or not you attended November's "More than Welcome" talk, this promises to be a meaningful conversation for all. We will reference Barb Newman's recent article "Everyone Welcome", featured in the Banner magazine, March 2018. For more information, visit www.orchardhome.faith. 

SAVE THE DATE!! Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Bridge Missional Communities. Delicious Slow Roasted Pulled Pork, Grilled Chicken, the best Fries EVER and more!! Kick back and relax to Blues Music while sipping on local Craft Beer (don’t worry, wine and non-alcoholic beverages available too) all while enjoying the great outdoors in a beautiful setting at the Hopkins Farm in Pelham. We are looking for Silent Auction Item Donations. Proceeds from Silent Auction and donations received will help fund the ministries of the Bridge Community, including the important work at the Hub located on Queen St in Niagara Falls. Date: Saturday, July 7th at 6pm. Cost: $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8. Where: 2590 Centre St in Pelham (corner of Sawmill Rd and Centre St). Reserve your tickets now! Contact: Cathy Benjamins; e-mail: admin@thebridgenf.ca; Phone: 905-736-0160.


JOB & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Are you still looking for a summer job? Camp Shalom is hiring summer staff. If you love Jesus and like working with kids or individuals with special needs, then this might be for you. Work outdoors, with great people, while making a meaningful impact on campers' lives. All positions are paid and you must be 17 before Dec. 31, 2018. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com to apply.

The Bridge Summer Jobs - Our Summer Arts Camp is getting ready to kick off in July and we are looking for University/College and older High School students to work with us in the Niagara Falls Community. Positions Available: Camp Director: Begins in June, Camp Counsellors: Begin in July. This is a summer opportunity you don’t want to miss. If you enjoy art and children while working in a supportive and fun environment along with a team then contact Pastor Allen to receive an official job description. allen@thebridgenf.ca, 289-687-0169

Elections Ontario is looking for people to work at their polls, one of which is at Mountainview, for the upcoming provincial election on June 7th.  So if you would like to support our province as it determines its leadership, as well as make some extra money, please contact them at jobs.elections.on.ca. If you would like to serve at Mountainview in particular, please contact Robert at robert.ciarlo@elections.on.ca. Canadian citizens who are residents of Ontario, 18 years or older and have a SIN number are invited to apply (16 or older for the position of information Assistant).

SHALOM MANOR – PSW’s Needed:  Are you eligible to work as a Personal Support Worker?  Shalom Manor is a Dutch, Christian long-term-care home providing loving, wholistic care to our Residents.  Interested in joining our team?  We currently have part-time, temporary and summer fill-in lines available for PSW’s.  Submit your resume TODAY to: Lauren Gibson at payroll@shalommanor.ca Only successful candidates will be contacted. – we can’t wait for you to join our team!!! 

NACE Bus Drivers for 2018-19 needed - This job is ideal for someone who loves kids and is highly reliable and confident. We need regular, occasional and spare drivers. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licencing, and vulnerable sector checks, and will provide full training if you are considering getting started! Contact Kevin Huinink at  519-546-9159  or  khuinink@nace.ca for details.

Karin Terpstra