November 18, 2018

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

PRAYER QUILTS:  Mountainview’s "Sisters in Stitches" group has on on-going ministry whereby we present a Prayer Quilt to those in our community who are experiencing physical, emotional, spiritual, or some other life crisis. These quilts have blessed many people over the past years. They are physical reminders of the comfort of God’s presence and the warmth of the Church’s love and prayers. As a small group, we meet throughout the year to enjoy fellowship, prayer and sharing with one another as we plan and create quilts that provide care, comfort and encouragement to the hurting.
YOU CAN HELP:  If you have a passion for piecing quilts, prayer, and serving other people, please come and join our wonderful ministry. We are also in need of DONATIONS: We have been blessed by donations in the past but our supply is depleting. If you are able to give fabric (needs to be 100 percent cotton), batting, thread, etc, it would be greatly appreciated! Your gift can be placed in the marked box under the mail slots. You can also help with a monetary donation to purchase the needed items. There are donation envelopes provided at the Welcome Center for you to use. Cheques should be made out to “Mountainview CRC” with “Sisters in Stitches” written on the memo line. These can be placed in the offering bag or the mail slot by the main office. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS about this ministry or would like more information, please contact Kathy Koudys - 905-563-4364. Thank you!

Parents’ Time Out: Do you need time to kick-back and relax, go out for dinner or to a show, visit with friends, do some shopping or just run some errands without your kids? Here’s your chance! Parents can enjoy a “time out” while their kids have fun at Kids@Mountainview! Join us for Sat. Nov. 24th; 5-9pm (cost $15/child) AND/OR Sat. Dec. 8th, 9am-3pm (Cost $25/child). Your kids will participate in all sorts of activities and meet up with old friends. We welcome children in grades JK – 6. Advance registration is required and online registration is open! Visit: www.mountainviewcrc.org/time-out/.

COMMUNITY HYMN SING @ Mountainview! You are cordially invited to join us Sunday, November 25th at 7 pm for an evening of praise as we sing many favourite Hymns, accompanied by Ernie Termorshuizen on organ. The theme for the evening will be Advent, as we wait expectantly and prepare for the coming of our Lord Jesus. Please join us and bring your friends and neighbours!  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! For our Fall Congregational Meeting coming Tuesday, December 4th. Join us for a coffee and fellowship at 7 pm. The meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Come hear all about Long-Term planning and see the proposed budget for 2019. Agenda packages will be emailed on Tuesday. Hope to see you all there!

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  Performing Arts @ Mountainview invites you the join us for our Annual Christmas Concert on Saturday December 8th at 7:30 pm Featuring the Hosanna Choir with Director: Herman den Hollander, Organist: Andre Knevel, Organist: Ryan VanderBerg, Pianist: Naomi Van Manen, and Soprano: Suzanne Schaafsma. The concert will take place here at Mountainview. Tickets are $15 per person or $35.00 per family (w/children 15 & under). Tickets will be available at the Dutch Shop in Grimsby or at the door on the evening of the concert. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The Niagara Christian Reformed Church Directory for 2019 will be going to print by the end of November. You have ONE WEEK LEFT to check the proof pages on the tables in the Fellowship Hall after the service to ensure your listing is correct. Please note any changes/corrections/missing info. and mark ü your information as correct, even if there are no changes. Thank you! Note: We particularly need Young adults 18 or older and/or their families to provide us with/confirm their contact information to help us stay connected.

Mark your calendar for Winter Wonderland Family Event! Coming Friday December 7th. More details on the website: mountainviewcrc.org/winter-wonderland/.

Safe Church Conversation: The past 5-6 months have been difficult for our congregation. We feel pain and confusion. Join us on Saturday, December 1st for a conversation with Judy Cook, Christian Counsellor and Therapist (retired) to speak into those concerns.
Council invites members of Mountainview for coffee and a continental breakfast at 8:30 am. At 9:00 am we will begin with an introduction to issues, followed by round table conversations and then by a Question & Answer Period, in which Judy Cook will respond to questions from the congregation (which she will have received before-hand). Following the Q&A period, Judy will close our session in a restorative blessing exercise.
This is an opportunity to ask questions, to receive answers and to learn! We invite members of Mountainview to write down questions you have around Safe Church, Addictions and Abuse. Please submit your questions for Judy to the office mailbox by November 21st.
Child care will be provided. Please register the name & ages of children attending with Christine, cwinter@mountainviewcrc.org, so we have adequate supervision arranged.
Please mark this date on your calendars and prayerfully consider joining your church family in this communal conversation.


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LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

SAVE WEST LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Lawn Signs, Posters/Flyers and Helpers. If you would like a WLMH sign on your lawn, or if you business can distribute posters as handouts, send your name and address to: WLMHsignsandposters@gmail.com. We will put up the signs once they arrive and drop off the posters. If you can help distribute these items, please email: jeannielarocque@gmail.com. Finally, if you are able, please write a letter to the HHSC Board of Directors. Personal, hand-crafted letters are best. Guidelines and samples are available at http://savewlmh.ca/action/. Coles Florist has agreed to be a drop-off centre for letters so that you do not have to pay postage. Thank you for supporting WLMH! Save and rebuild WLMH. It’s worth the fight!

Grimsby Life Centre Ministries – A huge thank you! On Friday November 2, 2018 we hosted our annual fall benefit banquet with the theme “Changing Spaces”.  As a ministry centre we are thankful for the businesses and individuals who sponsored tables, donated silent auction items, attended the event and volunteered at the banquet.  It was another wonderful year with the outpouring of very generous contributions with net proceeds totaling over $60,000.00! We are blessed by you as we continue to offer help and hope to individuals who are dealing with difficult circumstances in their lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts – the Grimsby Life Centre Ministry Team!

Family Outreach Ontario - Addiction to alcohol and/or drugs; how bad is it?  Not that bad? Is “that bad” a skid row drunk, losing your family, home, job…….??? “That bad” is irrelevant -- what is relevant is help before it gets “that bad”, for yourself and your loved one. Knowledge is the beginning of wisdom. We are available to share our experience, strength and hope. Confidentiality guaranteed. 1-888-809-0464 or www.familyoutreachontario.com.

NACE:
Fun Fest news: Thank you to so many of you who supported our annual Family Fun Fest in different ways through donations, volunteering, and patronage!  We are excited to announce that the day raised over $80,000 for Christian Education!  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Bus Drivers needed!  NACE continues to seek bus drivers due to the ongoing shortage. We have a specific need East of Smithville (Fenwick/Welland area) and Caistor Centre (southwest of Smithville), as well an ongoing needs for spare and occasional drivers.  Please contact Kevin Huinink: 519-546-9159 or khuinin@nace.ca or encourage someone you know to do the same.  www.drive4nace.ca

Free Benefit Concert - The 140 voice Hosanna Choir under the direction of Herman den Hollander will be in concert on Monday, November 19 at 8 pm at Grace Christian Reformed Church in Welland. A freewill offering will be held for Elisha House.

Shalom Manor & Gardens November Sale: Items are starting to coming in, volunteers are being lined up, staff are prepping themselves – all for another fabulous November Sale here at Shalom. The auditorium will be converted into a dining area – where you can experience coffee and cake or enjoy a lekker boerenkool lunch. We will have plants, market vendors, pictures with Sinterklaas, crafts, baked items and more. We look forward to you joining us this coming Saturday, November 24 from 10 am to 2:00 pm.

St. Catharines Right to Life Christmas Concert & Dessert Social: A variety of talented musical guests will perform Saturday, November 24, at 7 pm at Heritage Reformed Congregation in Jordan. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served afterward. A freewill offering will be taken for St. Catharines Right to Life. For more information, contact the office at 905-684-7505.

Momentum Choir Presents - With a Little Help From My Friends at Bethany Community Church, St. Catharines on November 25th. Tickets available at eventbrite.ca, at the door or to reserve a ticket by emailing info@momentumchoir.ca. Ticket prices: $15 Early Bird (ends November 18); $20 General Admission; $50 Family of Four or Group Home; $10 Supported individual. Momentum Choir is a highly disciplined, professionally facilitated performance choir comprised of adults who live with a disability. Momentum Choir is a profound, inspirational experience. Please come and support these brave image bearers!

Libertas Male Choir in concert with the Urker Mans Formatie in “A Journey to Christmas” - Director: Martin Mans. Organist: Martin Zonnenberg. Pianist: Mark Brandwijk. Join us at one of four concerts: Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 pm in Orillia Presbyterian Church; Thursday, November 29th at 7:30 pm in Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock; Friday, November 30, at 7:30 pm in Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton; and Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford. Go to www.libertasvoices.com for tickets online. Info@libertasvoices.com Tel: 905 522 0001. Tickets also sold at the door!

Join us for dessert! - World Renew is excited to have Joseph Mutebi and his wife Robina, from Uganda, here with us. We are hosting a small get-together where Joseph will share about how World Renew is working in Uganda, including our work with South Sudan refugees. There will be dessert and fair-trade coffee to enjoy! It would be lovely if you could come. This will be a cozy evening to chat, tell stories, and learn. Feel free to bring some friends! When: Thursday, November 29, 7 – 8:30 pm. Where: CRCNA Offices in Burlington.

Westdale Reformed Church’s Annual Christmas Bazaar in Hamilton will be held on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am–3 pm. There will be a tea room/lunch room, bake sale, silent auction, craft sale, penny sale, games, vendors and a garage sale. Hope to see you there!

On Sunday, December 2nd the talented University of Toronto Gospel Choir will be giving a concert at Centennial Park Baptist, in Grimsby at 6:30 pm.  They will be presenting a lively, heartfelt, inspiring collection of Christmas and Gospel music to revive our hearts with Christmas Spirit. Following the concert there will be coffee and dessert served. Everyone is welcome!! There will not be any admission charge but a free will offering will be taken in support of a local mission.  

Redeemer Christmas Concert - Dec. 7th, 2018 - Join us in celebrating this Advent season with singing. On December 7, the Redeemer concert choir will perform seasonal music from the lessons and carols service and Bach's moving Cantata 140. For details, visit: redeemer.ca/awake-concert/.

The Ambassadors Christmas Advent concert - Bring your family and friends to attend our concert with guest soloist Soprano Isabella Giuliano at 7:30 pm on Friday December 14 at Kingdom Worship Center Hamilton (former location of Mount Hamilton) as we present an inspiring heart-warming concert “With a Heart of Faith”. Come join us as we prepare our heart and mind to celebrate the birth of the King of Kings! Tickets available from your favorite Ambassador or at the door.

SAVE THE DATE - Inspire 2019 will once again bring together people from across the denomination for a time of inspiration, connection, and encouragement. Join us August 1-3, 2019 in Windsor, Ontario! Designed for ministry volunteers and leaders from across our denomination, Inspire 2019 is a chance to discover new resources, connect with people in similar types of ministry, share your stories, and learn from others. Get the details at www.crcna.org/inspire


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Shalom Manor – Help Wanted! Are you a qualified PSW or RPN? Have a heart for seniors? Shalom Manor is currently hiring for part-time PSW lines. As well, Shalom is looking for casual RPN’s with the potential to working part-time. Please call 905-945-9631 or contact payroll@shalommanor.ca for more information.  We look forward to working with you!

Youth Unlimited is looking for their next SERVE Director. This is a full-time position based in Grand Rapids, MI, that will work closely with our host teams in the US and Canada. We are seeking someone who is passionate about Youth Ministry and wants to help guide the future of our SERVE program! For more information visit: youthunlimited.org/us/our-team or email Rick Zomer at rick@youthunlimited.org.

Interested in joining the team at World Renew? Present opportunity: Country Consultant in Cambodia. Visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information.

The Bible League of Canada is looking for a full-time Director of Finance, a Digital Engagement Coordinator and a Director of International Ministry. For further information about Bible League Canada and the positions available please visit our website at www.bibleleague.ca.

 

Karin Terpstra