November 11, 2018

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

Middle School tonight! Continuing the series VITAL - "Getting to know Jesus is how we get to know God."  
Youth tonight!  Continuing the series, THE GREATEST – “ Let Jesus lead you towards love."

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!

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 16th, and come to the Cadet Fundraising Dinner! Come and enjoy a hot, delicious plate of 'boerenkool met worst' in the church fellowship hall between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Boerenkool not your favourite? We also have a variety of soups and chilis to choose from. Free will donations accepted with funds raised going towards the Cadet program. Come and enjoy some great food and fellowship!

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/.

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.


LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

SAVE WEST LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Lawn Signs, Posters/Flyers and Helpers.
If you would like a WLMH sign on your lawn, send your name and address to: WLMHsignsandposters@gmail.com. We will put up the sign once they arrive.
If your business can distribute flyers as handouts please send your name and address to: WLMHsignsandposters@gmail.com. We will drop off flyers.
If you can help distribute lawn signs or flyers, please email: jeannielarocque@gmail.com.
Please share this with your family & friends & neighbours. Thank you for support WLMH.

Are You the Right Person To Attend? - The next Canadian National Gathering is scheduled for Edmonton, Alberta, May 24 – 26. For the past 113 years, God has blessed the work of the CRC in Canada. Canadian society has different needs now. How is God calling His people to address those needs? Participants from every region of Canada will be asked to listen to what the Spirit is telling them and have meaningful conversations about the mission God is setting for the CRC in Canada. No degree or certificate is required, just a love for the church, and a passion for God’s mission in Canada. If you are interested in being considered, please talk to your pastor or elder.

We need your help! NACE continues to actively search for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year. We have two bus routes that have not been running for much of the school year to date and are especially in need immediately for licensed drivers for the short term. If you have a heart for kids or Christian education and would like a part-time job with summers and all holidays off, or know someone who has those skills or interests, think about joining/referring them to NACE. We cover all application expenses and/or will train drivers. Word of mouth has been our most effective recruiting tool to date.  Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested. More info. at  www.Drive4NACE.ca

SHALOM MANOR & GARDENS:
Shalom Manor Outbreak Update:
  We are happy to announce that Sunrise Court (2nd floor) and Lakeview (4th floor) are no longer in upper respiratory outbreak.  However, Terraceview (3rd floor) in the Manor remains in upper respiratory outbreak. This means that we request that if you are feeling unwell, that you not visit; make any stops to this floor your last before leaving the building and remember wash your hands frequentlyThank you for your cooperation in returning our residents back to health.
2. Shalom Manor & Gardens November Sale – Plans are underway 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 Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Countryside Camp's Christmas Baking Fundraiser - It's that time of year again! Order Christmas baking to support the ministry of Countryside Camp and Camp Shalom. Your choice of 4 dozen cookies, boterkoek, and - new for 2018 - vegan and gluten free brownies, and locally sourced honey. Limited quantities. Orders will be taken online before November 14th at www.countrysidecamp.com.

The Shalem Mental Health Network warmly invites you to an evening of prayer for mental health. Join us on November 15th, from 7:30 to 9 pm, at the Perkins Centre, 1429 Main Street East, Hamilton. After brief business (a special membership meeting), we will pray together for people struggling with mental illness and emotional well-being, and their loved ones. We’ll also pray for our church and other partners, our service providers, and Shalem itself. Refreshments will be served. We seek to commit to Christ all efforts to support mental health. Please join us!  See www.shalemnetwork.org for more information.

REDEEMER:
1. Redeemer Reads - Nov. 15th, 2018 - In the 2018-19 academic year, Redeemer is bringing a number of authors to our campus to celebrate the work of local writers. On November 15th come out to hear a reading by author Daniel Coleman. Everyone is welcome to attend! redeemer.ca/events.
2. 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: www.redeemer.ca/awake-concert/ .

CPJ Justice E-News for November, containing response to the newest information on climate change and related recommendations for our federal government, is available online at www.cpj.ca/jusctice-news for those of you who are interested.

Crescendo, Men of Note, and Men of Praise are performing together and hosting a benefit concert at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Woodstock, on Saturday November 17th at 7:30 pm. Come and enjoy an evening of music with us! There will be a free-will offering to support the work of The Lighthouse. For more information contact Rob Datema at 416-535-6262 or rob@lighthousecentre.ca.

Calling all singles ages 30-55. Keep November 17th at 2 pm open. Come out for a friendly game of bowling and diner to follow at Swiss chalet. It’s a great opportunity to meet some new people; to enjoy fun and fellowship with other Christians. Bowling will be at Splitsville in Hamilton and Dinner at Swiss Chalet 117 Upper James Hamilton. Contact me: vos_114@hotmail.com (Glenda Vos) so reservations can be made. If this date does not work for you, please send me your email address so we can put you on a list to inform you of other events. Thank you!

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. 

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.

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!

Rose City Kidz is a life changing experience, from the moment our children step on the buses Saturday afternoon until we return them back home safe and sound! It’s an experience where our kids feel safe, cared for and loved unconditionally! Children come to understand Gods grace and get a good glimpse of Gods purpose for their lives. Currently RCK has 130 volunteers; on the front lines, riding the buses, preparing the meals, and doing janitorial among other things. RCK is still in need of more volunteers! Please come by and check It out and consider this opportunity or contact 905 788 9800 or Sonya@rosecitykids.com for more information.

Join a Christmas Choir in the Parade on December 2nd! Particpants must be able to walk or have someone push them. Contact ruthpaul@lakemount.ca or visit https://lwc.wufoo.com/forms/grimsby-christmas-parade-choir/

The ICS November Prayer Petitions and Newsletter are available for those who are interested at: http://news.icscanada.edu/search/label/prayer. Thank you for praying for and supporting the ICS and it’s work.


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.

Martindale Place, a Christian non-profit senior’s housing campus in St Catharines is looking for a full time, permanent Environmental Services Coordinator. For more information about this position and to apply please visit martindaleplace.com/employment-opportunities/.

Interested in joining the team at World Renew? Opportunities presently include a Country Consultant in Cambodia. Please visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information, or to apply.

Redeemer University College has various position openings. Applicants are requested to email their application along with a statement that articulates their faith perspective and how it relates to Redeemer University College’s mission and identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. More information at www.redeemer.ca/careers. 

Karin Terpstra