March 25, 2018

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

REMINDER - Dishes needing a home: Neighbourhood Potlucks are over. Thank you to all of you who supported and/or attended our potlucks. A good time of food and fellowship was had by all. Come and get your potluck dishes from the kitchen. They are ready to come home!

NEWCOMERS LUNCH TODAY! Are you new to Mountainview? Looking to make Mountainview home? Recently transferred your membership? Join us for lunch today, following the morning coffee social. Come meet the staff and leaders of Mountainview, ask some questions, enjoy a social time.

Young Adults Euchre Tournament – Come one, come all and join us for a fun time of gaming and fellowship at the Grimsby Pumphouse on Saturday, March 31st at 7pm. See you there!

PRAYER WALK: we'll be meeting at Tim's across from Coles in Grimsby on Saturday April 7th.8:30 - 9:30 am. Anyone interested please e-mail me pjdevisser@sympatico.ca or call 905-563-7671.

Ladies, you are reminded of our monthly breakfast. Be sure to join us for a delicious meal and good conversation on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 8:30am. We meet at JJ's on the Docks Eatery, Foran's Marina, Grimsby. Please contact  Sylvia Prins, 905-563-6872, gsprins@gmail.com or Nanda Verheul, 905-309-6160, nverheul1@cogeco.ca to reserve your spot.

Hey Kids, this summer get...AMPED! at Kids@Mountainview Summer Camp, LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Summer Camp registration is open. Visit http://www.mountainviewcrc.org/kids-summer-camp for more details or  for jobs visit http://www.mountainviewcrc.org/job-postings/. Questions? Contact Christine at either kids@mountainviewcrc.org or 905-932-4786.

JOB POSTINGS:  Mountainview Church’s Kids@Mountainview Summer Camp is currently seeking applicants to fill the following position: Lead Counsellors, Children’s Support Coordinator, Camp Counsellors, and Leaders in Training. Details of the positions can be found at: http://www.mountainviewcrc.org/job-postings/ Application Deadline: April 13th, 2018. Applications for the position are to include a cover letter and résumé. Direct applications to: CAMP DIRECTOR, 290 Main Street East, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1P8 or email: cwinter@mountainviewcrc.org.

EASTER CONCERT:  Performing Arts @ Mountainview invites you the join them for an Easter Celebration Concert featuring the Stratford Concert Choir, with Ian Sadler, Artistic Director & Conductor; Imre Oláh, Accompanist & Assistant Conductor and Catharine Sadler, Soprano. The Stratford Concert Choir is a 90+ voice community choir committed to the presentation of the best of the classical choral repertoire. The concert will take place on Saturday April 7th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm. There will also be an opportunity for audience participation. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the McNally House Hospice. Concert will take place at Mountainview Church in Grimsby. Tickets: $15 each, or $35 per family (w/children 15 & under.) Available at The Dutch Shop in Grimsby, or at the door on the evening of the concert.

Today: 

Middle school - Continuing the series called "Best Seller" and learning how to engage with scripture.  Focusing on the Psalms.

Youth - We will finally have our Panel Discussion about the book "Questions from the Pickle Jar".  Come prepared with questions for discussion.

Hike the gorge with George! The tradition continues; on Good Friday March 30 we will meet at the Beamsville Complex for 10am and then head out to the Niagara Glen for a hike. Youth, families, young adults, all are welcome to join us.    

Mission Trip Opportunity to Nicaragua - The Outreach team is looking at the possibility of forming a team to go to Nicaragua on a Hands Team mission trip in Jan 2019. If you have a desire to help another nation develop schools and feel a nudge to serve God in this way give Andy &Rita Fluit (905 563 5237) a call. We would love to hear from you. Lets talk!

SAVE THE DATE: SERVE Saturday, April 21, 8:3 -12:30. Join us by serving our community! Details to follow. If you know of any needs in our community, please let Jessica VanGeest or Gerry Bijsma know.                                             


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LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS - Do you enjoy taking pictures and have an eye for a great photo? Each Friday, we post a photo with Bible text on the CRCNA Facebook page. We’d love to feature your photos! Landscapes and nature close-ups are especially welcome. We can only use photos that you took, or to which you own the rights, and you need to have the permission of anyone who appears in the photo. Send photos, along with your name and your church name, to https://www.crcna.org/agency/crc-communications. Thanks!

Banner College Essay Contest - The Banner is pleased to sponsor a writing contest on the topic “Why Christianity Still Matters.” We’ll publish the winning essays in print and/or online and award cash prizes (up to $1,000 USD). Details: https://www.thebanner.org/other/2018/03/banner-essay-contest.

O.U.R. Center Fostering is an Ontario-based fostering group that works with CAS to place children.  They are presently looking for faith-based families, in particular, who might be willing to help a child that needs a secure, safe and nurturing home. If interested, please find the green cards on the info. table.

What Does a Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Plan Look Like? Tuesday March 27th, 4 – 6pm. Celebration Hall, McMaster University.  Featured speakers: Natalie Appleyard, Citizens for Public Justice & Laura Cattari, (Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction). Join us to hear from two knowledgeable speakers on the important work they are doing at the national and provincial level. Learn about what a comprehensive poverty reduction plan looks like beyond income and how you can get involved and take action! Register here! For more information contact the McMaster-Community Poverty Initiative

Community Lecture Series: Truth & Reconciliation - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, led by Justice Murray Sinclair, issued 94 calls to action that all people - Indigenous and non-Indigenous - work together to heal the wounds created through Canada's relationship with our First Nations People. Join us Wednesday, March 28 at 7 pm for a lecture by Dr. Lynn Gehl, at Laurier's Brantford Campus (Research & Academic Centre, East Wing). Questions? Find us on Facebook at Friends & Neighbours of Save the Evidence.

Rose City Kidz Celebrating 10 years!! When: Sat. March 31, 2018. Where: Amici’s Banquet Centre (Thorold). Time: Auction: 5:30 pm- Dinner: 6:30 pm. Tickets: $50 pp $350 for table of 8 (Tax receipts issued for donations made at event). Entertainment: Copper & Iron. Come join us to celebrate! RSVP Barb 905 788 9800 or office@rosecitykids.com. Rose City Kids serves over 500 children from the City of Welland. Each of our programs are founded upon the life changing power of Jesus and purposefully designed to break destructive cycles and to give children the hope they need to create a new path for their lives. Join us at our Dream Banquet this month and learn more about what we do. NEW: RCK is offering small group tours Mon.-Fri. Come see first hand what's going on and hear powerful stories.

1. Captain America vs. Flannery O'Connor: Heroes and Saints for Unholy Times; April 4th. Creative writing professor and author Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson will deliver a free lecture as part of Redeemer's The World and Our Calling lecture series. More information at www.redeemer.ca/jessica-hooten-wilson.

2. Spring Concert: Enliven. Join us April 6th for Enliven, a spring concert featuring a collection of highlights from the Redeemer Music department. This is the final performance of the academic year for the concert choir, concert band and jazz ensemble. More details at www.redeemer.ca/enliven.

The Bridge Trivia Night Fundraiser In support of Summer Arts Camp. Friday, April 6, 2018 at The Belleview Tavern, Niagara Falls. Doors Open 6 pm. Starts 7 pm sharp. Great Prizes to be won!! Tickets $25 pp. Tables of 6 (includes fabulous food buffet; buy your own drinks). Grab a group of friends or come by yourself and meet new friends … all welcome! Reserve your spot today! Deadline Mon, April 2nd. Register at admin@thebridgenf.ca OR call: 905-736-0160.

Looking for an affordable evening of fun for the entire family? You won’t want to miss Brent & Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show! Friday April 13th at 7pm at Cedar Creek Community Church, in Cambridge. The show combines magic, music, comedy and audience participation in a way that feels more like a two person variety show than a traditional magic act. Tickets are only $5 per person. There will also be a freewill offering during the event. All of the funds raised through this event will be applied to our Stand in the Gap campership program to assist with sponsoring over 70 marginalized individuals from communities across southern Ontario to attend “Camp Shalom” this summer.

IF: Gathering is an event for women of all ages who seek to learn how to give God away in the very places He has put us. We will worship together, study scripture together (with gifted Bible teachers: Bianca Olthoff, Ann Voskamp, Jennie Allen, Jo Saxton, and many more!) and dialogue about the power and responsibility of sharing the gospel in whatever season of life we are in. This event will be held on the evening of April 20th and day of the 21st at Providence Church in Beamsville. The cost of the event is $26USD. It is not to be missed! For More information, follow “IF: West Niagara 2018” on Facebook or go to: http://register.ifgathering.com/event/ifwest-niagara to register for the event.

Aging: Challenges and Opportunities - This training event will address the issues we face in “the third third” of our lives as individual believers, as well as the response of the Christian community. Speakers will help us think through faith life, our ability or inability to live independently, caring for aging parents, our interpersonal relationships, and changes in our mental health as we age. Disability Concerns sponsors this event at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Woodstock on April 21. For more information and to register see crcna.org/disability. Register a team from your church; three or more people can get the discount rate of $35.

Looking to grow in your relationship? Join us for a Couples Weekend Workshop, to learn proven strategies to strengthen your relationship. Hold Me Tight is a weekend workshop designed around seven conversations, all of which have been shown to be essential to successful relationships. Consider attending if you want to connect more deeply, or want to get “unstuck” from your patterns, or if you are in established or new relationships. The workshop is offered through Shalem Mental Health Network and will be in Ancaster, ON on April 21 and 22, 2018. For more information and to register for the training, visit: http://shalemnetwork.org/workshop/holdmetight/ or call 905.528.0353 or toll free 866.347.0041


JOB & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SHALOM MANOR ADMINISTRATIVE JOB OPENING. Are you interested in a casual administrative position? Do you have a gift for being detail-oriented?  Then you may be the person that SHALOM MANOR is seeking.  We are looking for someone to provide back-up to our Nursing Administrative Assistants, tasks would include:

·         Scheduling and payroll functions for RNs, RPNs and PSWs

·         Schedule/monitor vacation time, float days and sick time to ensure vacant shifts are filled in a timely manner according to policies, procedures and union agreements

·         Assist with the admission of new residents to the Manor

This is a casual administrative position which requires the successful applicant to be flexible to work at short notice. For further information or to submit your application, e-mail payroll@shalommanor.ca.

Mission Thrift Store is currently seeking a Full-Time Receiver who understands and supports the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada). BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian organization with over 50 Mission Thrift Stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, provide church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distribute Bibles in many places around the world. The stores are operated primarily by dedicated volunteers. If you feel you have the passion and skill set that would help to advance the purpose of Mission Thrift Store, we look forward to hearing from you!  Please submit your application by email to beamsville@missionthriftstore.com.

CRC Position Opening - Disability Concerns and Safe Church ministry have a 30-hour-per-week position open at the Burlington office to assist Christian Reformed Churches in Canada in becoming safer communities where everybody belongs and everybody serves. Find full job description and application information at bit.ly/DCSCjob.

Cardus is hiring! We are a growing organization, so we’re looking to hire an accounting assistant, a constituency coordinator, a marketing & administrative assistant, and a senior web-developer. These full-time employees would work out of our Hamilton office and contribute to the many initiatives that Cardus undertakes to promote a flourishing society through independent research, robust public dialogue, and thought-provoking commentary.

Covenant Christian School in Smithville is seeking applications for an Educational Assistant beginning April 9, 2018 for 25-27 hours a week. We are looking for someone who is passionate about Christian education, loves the Lord and His children. You will work one on one with two different students and occasionally with a small group in a grade 5/6 classroom setting along with a service dog. Strength in the areas of implementing and accommodating lessons and helping to create independent strategies are required. An Education Assistant certificate or a Teaching certificate is required. Please send a resume and cover letter to the school, attention Joyce Koornneef or jkoornneef@nace.ca before Tuesday, April 3. Although we appreciate the interest shown by each applicant, we will respond only to those who are selected for an interview. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday, April 5.  To learn more about our school, visit our website www.nace.ca.

Karin Terpstra