March 24, 2019

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

TODAY in our evening service we will mark the Annual Day of Prayer; “We Live and Work in God’s World”; praying God’s blessing and guidance in our community in the seasons ahead as we have entered Spring. This service will be held in the Sanctuary. Please join us @ 5pm in prayer for our community!

 

Lost and Found items are on Tables in the Gym Today. Its Spring clean up time. Today is the last time to gather your things if you want them, before they make their way to GBF!

 

Today is Kids Day in the Mountainview Library!!  Featured will be our wonderful selection of children's books and resources!  Small prizes and treats will be available today in the Library for all children! Come in and take a look and sign out a book or movie - you will be glad you did😊!

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL & YOUTH:

Middle School Today. Continuing the series Game Plan - Bottom Line: "Love goes one step further." 

Youth Today. Continuing the series Exposing Exploitation. We will be watching the movie "Priceless", a depiction of what the sex trafficking industry can look like.

 

Ladies, you are cordially invited for breakfast at JJ's on the Docks Eatery in Grimsby on Monday, March 25th at 8:30 am. Please contact Sylvia Prins,  gsprins@gmail.com or Nanda Verheul, 905-309-6160 /  nverheul1@cogeco.ca to reserve your spot.



NEWCOMERS COFFEE SOCIAL! Are you new to Mountainview? Considering making Mountainview your home church? Recently transferred your membership? You’re invited to our Newcomers Coffee Social April 7th in the Fireside Room following the morning service. Come enjoy coffee and cake; meet the staff and leaders of Mountainview, ask some questions, and get to know us. NO RSVP required. Questions contact Alice at aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org or 905-945-0004 x 228.

 

The Gleaners are looking for new Mountainview volunteers. Frank Ritskes has faithfully served as the church’s liaison and volunteer with the Niagara Gleaners. He is needing to step down and is looking for someone to take is place attending quarterly meetings, distributing materials to Mountainview and pitching in as needed on site.

Also, their cooler is full of product at the moment and more product is in the works.  Have you got even just one morning (8:30 – 12:00) available this week or every week? If you, or you know of someone else that may be interested in volunteering at NCG please share or tell them about this volunteer registration link:  https://niagaragleaners.org/volunteer The Mountainview Deacons

 

Mission Circle:  Shelves were emptied this week with a shipment to ‘Sew-on-Fire’ (a humanitarian aid agency in Burlington).  Knitted items included some 350 children and adult hats, scarves, mittens, etc.; 150 face cloths, 25 baby covers and 85 toys.  Sewn items included 72 articles of children’s clothing, 61 diapers, 29 backpacks and  34 pencil cases.  Recently 30 lap blankets were also given to Deer Park Villa and some 25 afghans to the Wellwood Cancer Clinic (Juravinski Hospital) and Indwell (affordable housing in Hamilton).  Countless drawstring bags and eyeglass cases were delivered to Medical Missions International (in Hamilton) and small baggies for medical purposes to McMaster Hospital.  Many baby items and afghans have also been donated to Family and Children’s Service in Niagara.  We are thankful to all who faithfully sew, crochet and knit and are grateful that what we do can be of help to improve the lives of others.  We welcome new members - Join us on Wednesday mornings.

Let’s Do Lunch… Lenten Style! The churches of the Grimsby Ministerial (Lakemount, Mountainview, St. Andrew’s, St John’s, St. Joseph’s and Trinity United) invite you to join us for our 2019 Lenten Lunch series, every Thursday from March 7 through April 11. This year the theme is “Building Christ’s Kingdom, Not Our Empires.” Although we have different traditions, structures and emphases in our denominations, we are all called by the same Christ to serve and build up his kingdom. Please join us at St. John’s Presbyterian Church (10 Mountain St. in Grimsby) for a brief time of worship and delicious lunch. Services begin at 12 Noon. Each week a different congregation from Grimsby will feed your spirit and stomach. All are welcome!!

 

KIDS@MOUNTAINVIEW SUMMER CAMP:

JOB POSTINGS:  Mountainview Church’s Kids@Mountainview Summer Camp is seeking applicants to fill the following position: Lead Counsellors, Camp Counsellors, and Leaders in Training. Details of the positions can be found at: https://www.mountainviewcrc.org/jobpostings Application Deadline: March 31st, 2019 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.

Kids@ Mountainview Summer Camp registration is now open! Join us for Power Up! Kids will be challenged to raise their game because knowing God and trusting in Jesus fills each of us with the Fruit of the Spirit!  “God’s power has given us everything we need to live a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a, NIrV. At camp your kids will have fun, make new friends, and develop new skills. Full Day Camps are being offered for 6 weeks with a different theme each week, with an Extended-Day option. For more information visit www.mountainviewcrc.org.

 

Prayer Walk: we'll be meeting Saturday April 6th from 8:30am.-9:30 am.at Tim's across from Coles. Please contact Max Meijer for further information. 905-945-9374.


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LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

CRCNA EVENTS:

Lent Family Faith Formation Tip - As another exercise in self-examination, read Galatians 5:22-23 as a family this week. Talk about which fruits of the Spirit are easier for each of you to practice, and which are harder. Then pray for each other, asking the Spirit to grow those fruits in your family. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation).

New Climate Conversation: Bangladesh - Looking for new faith-based materials to talk about creation care and climate change? The Climate Witness Project, a joint World Renew and CRC Office of Social Justice campaign, just launched The Bangladesh Bible Study Series.This three-week study is designed to help Christians engage faithfully with the issue of climate change as stewards of creation and advocates for people who are poor and vulnerable. Get it at worldrenew.net/creationcare!

Aging: the Final Frontier is a one day conference held on Saturday, March 30 at the Gibson Center in Toronto, 5 minutes east of HWY 404 and Steeles Ave. Co-sponsored by CRC Faith Formation Ministries and CRC Disability Concerns, the workshops will address issues faced by the elderly, those who ministry to and with the elderly in our churches, those who have elderly parents, and those who are pondering what life may be like as one ages. There is a 25% discount for those who come with 5 or more from one church. For more information and to register, google "Aging Final Frontier."  

Inspire 2019 - Have you registered yet? The early bird deadline for Inspire 2019 is coming up! Register before April 1 to receive the early bird rate of $80. Inspire 2019 is an event designed specifically for ministry volunteers and leaders from Christian Reformed and Reformed churches across North America. Join us August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., for an exciting and uplifting three days. Find out more at crcna.org/Inspire. Please also join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for safety at Inspire 2019, and for the health of all involved, freeing people to focus on God's leading at the event, rather than on pain or fear.

 

Lenten Prayer Journey - The Bridge Missional Communities in Niagara Falls (church plant) has transformed the HUB into a contemplative prayer space during the season of Lent. Come and join morning prayers at 8am and mid-day prayers at 12pm. There are prayer stations, a prayer labyrinth and comfortable corners for meditation and to be still to wait on God. We’ll teach you how to really enjoy this experience. Open to small groups via appointment as well as individual spiritual direction with Pastor Allen Kleine Deters. NOTE: Monday and Tuesday are available and Wednesday after 7 pm. Contact: allen@thebridgenf.ca or 289-687-0169.

 

Celebrate Recovery is being held weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Forrestview Community Church. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered 12 step program. For those who are ready to embark on a journey of real and lasting change; it is a safe place to overcome our hurts, hang-ups or habits.

 

Big Worship: The student praise teams of Smithville Christian High School invite you to Big Worship on Friday, March 29, with four student praise teams and Elias Dummer, former front man of The City Harmonic. Come and worship with us and be inspired by talented teenagers using their gifts and passion for leadership and worship. Tickets are $5 per person at the door, or $15 per family and $25 per youth group if reserved in advance via office@smithvillechristian.ca. Doors open at 7, event begins at 7:30 pm.

 

Family Outreach Ontario invites you to an information evening on Thursday, April 4, at Wellandport URC. We are very excited to have Sergeant Detective Richard VanderBoom, with the Hamilton Police Service, as our featured speaker. Rich will describe the various types of drugs that are widely abused, how they are ingested (including the paraphernalia used), and the addictive nature of them; as well as issues around cannabis deregulation. Rich has a lot of knowledge about drugs and drug abuse, is very passionate about this subject and expresses info. well in light of his faith. Also, Mr. H. will tell of his addiction to drugs and his recovery process. Please plan to attend and tell others about it as well.  A collection will be taken to cover our costs. 7:00 - Doors open; 7:30 - 9:15 - Presentation and Q&A period; followed by refreshments and opportunity for talk with John Kowtecky or Family Outreach members.

 

SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday April 6th is the NACE Spring Fundraising Dinner. Join us for an evening of mystery in support of Christian Education.  NACE provides quality Christian Education at two campuses:  John Knox Christian School in Stoney Creek and Covenant Christian School in Smithville. The event begins with a punch bowl at 6pm at Smithville Christian Reformed Church. Reserve your seat today by calling 905-957-7796 or emailing ccs@nace.ca.  

 

TEEN CHALLENGE:

On Friday, March 29th at 7:30 pm the Teen Challenge Women’s Centre will be presenting at Zion Free Reformed Church and we would like to send an invitation to anyone interested to come and listen to testimonies of women finding freedom from addiction and to learn more about the Teen Challenge ministry. Please join us!

Ontario Women’s Centre Gala Banquet - Join us Thursday April 11, 2019 for our gala banquet, featuring a very special performance of powerful singing and testimonies from the Teen Challenge Ontario Women’s Choir! Tickets are $65 each or $500 for a table of eight. Hors D’oeuvres 5:30pm, Dinner @ 6:30pm. Held at Bellvue Manor, 8083 Jane Street, Vaughan. Tickets: www.tcgta.ca


Rise to the Challenge With EduDeo Go - EduDeo GO is a national walk, run, bike, or swim challenge to raise funds and impact the students of Espacio de Gracia in the Dominican Republic. Working together from April 15 – May 24, we want to collectively walk, run, bike, and swim around the world in 40 days. Will you join us? To learn more and register, visit edudeo.com/GO, or call our office at 1-866-360-4274.

 

Inspirational Women’s Conference - Join us Saturday, April 27th at the Meeting House in Oakville, ON. With demands of work and family, women often juggle many responsibilities and struggle to be 'enough'. The good news is that Jesus is enough! All women are invited for a day of inspiration, worship, and fellowship, with the theme of In You. I Am. Enough. My grace is sufficient. 2 Cor. 12:9. Speaker: Megan Fate Marshman; Worship Leader: Brooke Nicholls; Storyteller: Sara Weber; Improv: Lea Wilkening and Natasha Bromfield. Come and be refreshed and renewed; bring your friends; invite someone who is seeking! For more information, and to register online, go to www.inspirationalwomen.ca or contact Marian at mlensink@crcna.org.

 

Join us for our 15th annual Spring Friendship Festival!!- Saturday May 11 from 10am – 2pm. Don't miss another day of faith, fun and friendship, as we enjoy music and singing, activities, food and refreshments. We’ll see old friends and make new ones.  The Spring Friendship Festival is hosted by the Friendship Club of Clearview Church on the corner of Ford Drive and Sheridan Garden Drive in Oakville. Everyone is invited - friends, parents, family members, staff members and the public… everyone! Lunch is provided. Cost is $10 per person, cash or cheque, collected at the door. REGISTER BY EMAIL... marlene.nirula@gmail.com. Send the names of everyone attending. For more information, call Herb Goodhoofd at 289-400-2929. We’re on facebook at Friendship Festival Ontario and www.weloveourfriends.com.

 

Countryside Camp & Camp Shalom will be celebrating 50 years of God’s faithfulness on May 25th at First Reformed Church in St. Catharines. Celebrate with us over dinner as remember the last 50 years of games, songs, friends, and most importantly changed lives. We are pleased to have special guests Reverend Calvin and Jane Vermulum. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online at www.countrysidecamp.com.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Village Church Summer Camp 2019: Now Hiring!!! A camp where children laugh and lives are changed by the transformative power of Jesus. We cannot do it without summer staff. We are looking for young adults who are passionately committed to Jesus, want to be his hands and feet in the world and love kids. You will work with kids and also gain exposure to several areas of ministry within our church. If this ministry opportunity excites you,  please email devos.mark@myvillagechurch.ca or text 289-880-2699 for a job description. Application deadline is April 15.

Youth Director Position at Covenant CRC, St. Catharines - Covenant CRC has a 50% two-year contract Youth Director position opening. Interested applicants are directed to Covenant's website for more information and dates. http://www.covenant-church.ca/about-us/employmentopportunites.cfm

 

Are you an inspiring leader who loves challenging a team to be its creative best? We are looking for a visionary MARKETING DIRECTOR to lead our Marketing Team, telling the story of EduDeo Ministries and its partners to our passionate and growing support community – showing them they are making a difference. For more information about this position, or to apply, go to edudeo.com/jobs/post/marketing-director/

 

Karin Terpstra