March 11, 2018

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

NEWCOMERS LUNCH! Are you new to Mountainview? Looking to make Mountainview home? Recently transferred your membership? You’re invited to our Newcomers Luncheon March 25th following the morning coffee social. Come meet the staff and leaders of Mountainview, ask some questions, enjoy a social time. Soup & Buns provided. You’re welcome to bring a salad or dessert to share. RSVP to Alice at aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org or 905-945-0004 x 228.

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!

DOORWAYS INTO OUR COMMUNITY – Sunday March 18th: The Deacons invite you all to a special time of thanksgiving and acknowledgement of the diverse opportunities there are in our community to volunteer. Get to know these organizations within our community who are the “hands and feet of Jesus”.

Joining a ministry is a great way to grow in friendship, knowledge and in your spiritual journey. This is also an opportunity for you to get up close and personal to discover if your talents and gifts can benefit these organizations. At Mountainview and in our community we have many volunteer opportunities available and encourage you to investigate these organizations.

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)

2018 LENTEN SERVICES: The Grimsby Ministerial invites you to attend their Annual Lenten Services and Luncheon to be held at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 10 Mountain Street, Grimsby. (handicapped parking and elevator available)

DATES: Thursday, February 15th to Thursday, March 22nd

TIME: 12 - 12:30 pm – Service; 12:30 pm - Luncheon & Conversation

THEME: Grimsby Prays:  Part of serving the Lord is serving the neighbourhoods He calls us to live and work in. Each week we will look at a different segment of our community and consider how we can pray for them.

Week #5 - March 15th Children and those who Teach Them

Week #6 - April 22nd The Church and its Witness

ALPHA COURSE starts again on Thursday, March 22nd from 6 - 8:30 pm. We’ll be using a 7-week course called “CAMPUS ALPHA”, a course for young and old. If you know of someone who is searching for truth, or wanting to know more about the Christian faith, come and join us. For more information, please contact Jane deVisser @ 905-563-7671 / pjdevisser@sympatico.ca OR Diane Smit @ 905-563-8654 / dianesmit50@yahoo.com. Invite your neighbours and friends. Info cards for Alpha are available at the Welcome Center and on the Information Table in the foyer.

Hey Kids, this summer get...AMPED! at Kids@Mountainview Summer Camp, LIVE FULLY ALIVE! Summer Camp registration opens March 12th. Visit the website for more details at http://www.mountainviewcrc.org/kids-summer-camp Questions? Contact Christine at either 905-932-4786 or kids@mountainviewcrc.org. We are currently seeking applicants to fill various volunteer and paid positions. See below for details.

JOB POSTINGS:

Mountainview Church’s Kids@Mountainview Summer Camp

is currently seeking applicants to fill the following positions…

Lead Counsellors (3 openings). The position is temporary full time, approx.40 hours per week. (June 11 – Aug 10, 2018) and open to post -secondary applicants.

Children’s Support Coordinator (1 opening). The position is temporary full-time, approx.40 hours per week. (June 27 – Aug 10, 2018) and open to post-secondary applicants.

Camp Counsellors (12 openings). The position is temporary full time, approx. 40 hours per week. (June 27 – Aug 10, 2018) and open to applicants 15 years of age and older. 

Leaders in Training (10 openings per week). This is a voluntary position for youth age 13-15 years to gain leadership training and experience. Preference will be given to those volunteering for multiple weeks.

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 letter of interest and résumé. Direct applications in confidence to: CAMP DIRECTOR, 290 Main Street East, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1P8 or email: cwinter@mountainviewcrc.org

Youth Notes:  No middle school or youth group Today. 

Wednesday March 14th middle school & youth will be going swimming @ Brock University. Be at the church for 12pm and we plan to be back by 4:30pm.  $15 for swimming and food afterwards. Please let Janice know if you are going.  

March 25th:

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.  

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, 290 Main St. East 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.   


CHURCH CALENDAR


LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

We are pleased to send you the March 2018 issue of the ICS Channel 229 and Prayer Letter. We would value your participation alongside the ICS extended community in praying the daily petition: news.icscanada.edu/search/label/prayer.

AOYC 2018 - Now is the time to register for the All Ontario Youth Convention! Come experience God's love through teaching, worship, and fun, with 900+ teens and leaders. High school students and adult leaders can register online at allontario.com/register or visit facebook.com/allontario for more information.

If you enjoy inspirational and faith-based films and are looking for something to do over March break, visit faithfilms.ca to view trailers and for some ideas of where to see new releases. 

Acclaimed music ensemble Arcady presents Handel's Messiah on Sunday March 18, 7 pm, at Pioneer Memorial United Church (Hamilton).  Join us for this inspirational masterpiece as we journey towards Easter. Tickets: $20 at the door; elementary school aged children attend for free.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arcady-presents-handels-messiah-tickets-42612983581.

LADIES NIGHT:  You are invited to join us on Thursday, March 22 @ 7:30pm at Bethany CRC in Fenwick for our annual "Ladies Night". There'll be worship and refreshments as Sara Van Barneveld, graduate of Redeemer University, takes us on her heroic journey, "Getting Healthy by 40". Through ridiculous exercise classes to even more ridiculous diets, from crawling up the escarpment stairs to the "all you can eat dark chocolate" diet, Sara shares hilarious stories on trying to lose a few pounds while gaining hope, joy and acceptance as a daughter in Christ. Stories we will all identify with. 😁 Bring a friend. Cost is $5 at the door and includes refreshments. See you there!

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2018 NACE Spring Fundraising Dinner - In support of Christian Education at John Knox Christian School, Stoney Creek & Covenant Christian School, Smithville. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at John Knox Christian School, Stoney Creek.  Doors Open at 6 pm - Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Reserve your seat by calling 905.643-2460. *Limited Seating Available*.

Please join us to celebrate the faithful service of Andre Basson as our Brock Chaplain.  You are invited to a retirement open house on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1-4 pm at Jubilee Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, St. Catharines.  There will be a time of sharing at 2:30 to reminisce and offer congratulations to Andre. For more information call 905-975-8484.

1. Spring Mainstage:  March 21st - 24th. Learn about the contours of a Kentucky Shaker faith community in the 19th century with “As It Is In Heaven”, the latest mainstage play from Redeemer. The play, acted by nine women, is written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Prof. Raymond Louter. Learn more at www.redeemer.ca/as-in-heaven.

2. Another’s World: Portraits by Tim Lowly and Christina Sealey until March 23 Another’s World is an art exhibition curated by Redeemer art student Bethany Kenyon featuring painted portraits by Christina Sealey and Tim Lowly. Join us for a free talk from artist Tim Lowly on March 22. Details at www.redeemer.ca/anothers-world.

Hope Academy Benefit Concert: Hope Academy mission school is sponsoring a Spring benefit concert, featuring members of the Redeemer University College Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen. The concert will include a selection of choral repertoire and instrumental solos. It will be held on March 24th at 7:30 pm at Rehoboth United Reformed Church, Ancaster. Admission can be paid at the door.  Please join us for an evening of praise!  

9th Annual HAMILTON PLACE CONCERT – Hosanna Choir & Mattaniah Christian Male Choir. Tickets are now available for the annual combined concert of the 130 voice Hosanna Choir & 40 voice Mattaniah Christian Male Choir concert which will once again be held, the Lord willing, at FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton Place) on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30pm. In addition to our regular line-up of musicians of Ryan Vandenberg (Organ), Andre Knevel (Organ), Naomi Van Manen (Piano), Scott Harrison & Aaron (trumpets), the concert will also feature Doug Miller (Flute), and Jaco van Houselt (Tenor).  Tickets are aviailable at $19 & $29, and can be obtained through a choir member, Wendy den Hollander at 905-628-1211 / hdenhollander@yahoo.com, or online at www.hosanna-choir.org.

Niagara Christian Gleaners - We are extremely pleased and thankful to our Lord at the overwhelming response to our 2nd annual fundraising dinner on April 14. Our guest list is now filled to overflowing! We’ll keep you posted concerning future events.

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 gather together and be reminded why following God and making disciples matters. 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 every season of life. 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. To register for the event, go to:  http://register.ifgathering.com/event/ifwest-niagara.


JOB & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

World Renew – Disaster Response Services (DRS) are in need of more Volunteers. Due to the number of natural disasters that have occurred in the recent past, we are looking for more potential volunteer names to fill some positions that come up from time to time.  Would you consider adding your name to the volunteer bank list?  These positions could be for Canadian or US locations as the need arises.   Here are some of the opportunities to consider:

OSM: On Site Manager.  This is usually a couple who supervises the logistics of housing and managing the volunteers at a reconstruction site.

CS: Construction Supervisor.  This person has some construction experience and supervises the actual work site.  They are responsible for ensuring the proper tools are on site, the materials for the day’s work have been ordered, and the scheduling of volunteers.

PM: Project Manager.  This person or couple is involved with the local LTRC (Long Term Recovery Committee), selecting a housing location and reviewing the amount of reconstruction.   They have the overall supervision of the project.

RM: Regional Managers.  They are responsible for a certain geographic area and checking out if DRS needs/could be involved in a disaster.

Please consider if you have any of these skills available to share for a short term or longer term to fill the potential needs of any of the above positions.   Contact one of the Deacons at Mountainview if you would like to add your name to the list of World Renew DRS volunteers.

 

Bus Drivers for 2018-19 - Regular and Occasional - NACE will have a need for new bus drivers for next year. We have one definite opening and a few possible openings at this point. This job is ideal for someone who loves kids, is highly reliable and confident, and while available to drive every school day, will have all school holidays off. Charter driving is available from time to time for school and community trips during the day if desired. We are also looking to increase our number of spare drivers available for single runs or short-term commitments. 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 as soon as possible to inquire or express interest.

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.

EDUDEO MINISTRIES: We're Hiring! - Want to join a team that’s passionate about changing the world through Christ-centred education? EduDeo Ministries is hiring a new short-term missions coordinator to run their HANDS program. See job posting at edudeo.com/jobs. Applications due March 12.

CPJ's Public Justice Internship: Are you passionate about public justice? Committed to help eradicate poverty in Canada? Resolved to strive for rights for refugees? Citizens for Public Justice's Internship Program provides recent graduates with the opportunity to explore the meaning of public justice and join us in Ottawa. For one year, from September 2018 to August 2019, two interns will contribute to our work on refugee rights and poverty in Canada. Apply by March 25, 2018. More information is available at cpj.ca/careers.

The CRC Office of Social Justice is hiring! If you are interested in faith, policy, and social justice, apply for our Mobilizing and Advocacy Fellowship. The deadline to apply is March 19. Apply here: careers-crcna.icims.com/jobs/1155/mobilizing-and-advocacy-fellowship/job. The fellowship is a 1-year full-time paid position offered to recent college or university graduates. The fellow helps our office develop and assist in timely and effective advocacy and mobilizing strategies relating to selected issues of U.S. and Canadian policies, especially those that benefit the poor and oppressed. She or he will gain invaluable hands-on experience in real world advocacy and faith-based mobilizing.

Karin Terpstra