May 27, 2018

 MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT PARTICIPATING in The Week of Guided Prayer: This is a special week in our congregation.  Even if you are not participating as a Retreatant, you are invited to share in this "retreat in the midst of daily life" in the following ways:

·         Come to the sanctuary as often as you are able to spend time with God and use the                    prayer stations.

·         Use the daily handout sheets of scriptures on the retreat theme.

·         Weave the loom.

·         Walk and pray the labyrinth in the Fellowship Hall, using the materials provided.

·         Browse at the WOGP book table in the foyer.  Borrow a book for the week.

·         Pray daily for the Retreatants, Companions and Coordinators.

 

Youth Party, Today - 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 Today at 7pm in the church library. We will be discussing A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

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.

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 about changes to council structure. 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.

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!

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 from 7-9 am; the Family Fun Zone Team from 9 am – 2 pm (choose either 9-11:45 or 11:15-2 or both); the Tear Down Crew from 2-4. Sign up 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 at heersink.kim@gmail.com or call 905-317-2131 Thank you in advance for considering and participating!

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.

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! Thank you for all your ongoing support of Mountainview’s summer camp!


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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.

 Shalom Outbreak – Visitor restrictions are in effect in the Lakeview (Manor-fourth floor) home area due to an upper respiratory outbreak.  All visiting an isolated resident must wear the gown, mask and gloves provided.  If you are unwell, we ask that you not visit.  If you visit a resident on Lakeview, we request you make no other visits before leaving.  Don’t forget to hand sanitize/wash when entering & exiting the building during your visit – handwashing is one of our best defenses against spreading illness.  Thank you for working with us to get and keep our residents safe and healthy!

Grimsby Life Centre 2018 LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN--None of us are exempt from issues surfacing in life that are beyond our control or ability to process.  And, there is hope in the admission that we could all use a little help and support from time to time.  The Life Centres have 9 full and part-time counsellors who are schooled and experienced in bridging that gap with you.  Your financial support with the Life Change Campaign is critical to our ministry. Without your generosity, our doors simply would not be open.

SERVE NIAGARA:

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

Momentum Choir May Gala Event, Today 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!

CPJ's AGM & Toronto Book Launch: CPJ will host its Annual General Meeting and a book launch of our new publication, Journeys to Justice on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Mary Ward Centre, Toronto. Joe Gunn, CPJ's executive director, will introduce the book, and we will hear readings and commentary from a panel of contributors to the book, including Moira Hutchinson, Peter Noteboom, John Olthuis, Jennifer Henry, Leah Watkiss, and David Pfrimmer. The business meeting begins at 6:30pm, and the book launch event starts at 7:30pm. Copies of Journeys to Justice will be available for purchase on site, with signings by attending contributors. For more info contact us at cpj@cpj.ca.

Join with Shalem Mental Health Network for the Dedication of Our New Office Space! A generous donor has made our new, larger office space possible.  Join us on Friday, June 8 at 4 pm at 875 Main Street East in Hamilton for a special celebration. Max Woolaver, Anglican priest, will lead a special blessing, and John Terpstra, local Christian poet, will offer a reading. Light refreshments will be served. Call us at 866.347.0041 for more information or visit www.shalemnetwork.org  Please come!

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 November event, Sara Pot will facilitate our evening as we discuss tangible ways that express an inclusive vision of belonging as it relates to disability and church. This event 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.

Tickets are selling quickly!! Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Bridge Missional Communities. Kick back and relax to Blues Music while sipping on local Craft Beer (wine and non-alcoholic beverages available too) all while enjoying the great outdoors with delicious food in a beautiful setting at the Hopkins Farm in Pelham. Silent auction items needed. Proceeds from Silent Auction and donations received will help fund the ministries of the Bridge Community. Date: Saturday, July 7th at 6pm. Cost: $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8. Reserve tickets now! Cathy Benjamins; Email: admin@thebridgenf.ca; Phone: 905-736-0160.

Alcohol or drugs in your family or social circles? Get educated before you try to “fix” it. Family Outreach Ontario is available for speaking engagements in schools, churches etc. Call 1888-809-0464 or visit www.familyoutreachontario.com.


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. 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