July 14, 2019 NEWS


Kids Camp:

Our First SUMMER JAM takes place this Sunday at 4pm in the Fellowship Hall followed by a BBQ outside!! As this past week was Dance Camp, children will present their dances, share some camp songs, and present what they learned about the Fruits of the Spirit over the course of the week. Come join us and support and celebrate our community kids and families.

Come, connect at Kid’s Camp this summer!! We are looking for "Camp Companions" to hang-out and connect with kids during free play this summer. Come once, come twice, come all 28 days! It’s up to you! Come build relationships with our community kids and give the Leaders a lunch break. Check out our sign-up sheet on the Mountainview website for more information and to find available dates.



Mountainview’s Prayer Ministry will be meeting 2 times per month this summer rather than weekly given member schedules. Meeting dates are July 10th & 31st and August 14th & 28th. Please continue to lift up the various needs of our church community and the world around us in your prayers regularly, despite not meeting weekly in person.


Please consider attending the film Unplanned. The first three showings of Unplanned have sold out so we now have new dates.  The Pen Centre Landmark Cinemas has now been booked for Mon. July 22nd and Wed. July 24th; possibly more dates to follow depending on demand. For updated information and to book tickets, go to www.unplannedfilmniagara.com. You can also go to chooselife.ca or call (905) 684-7505 if you have questions. The film Unplanned tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director who quit the abortion industry after seeing an ultrasound guided abortion on a 13-week preborn child. Let's pray for continued strong attendance, and that this film would have a powerful impact in our community. 



Family Faith Formation Tip - Be on the lookout for God’s “footprints” in our world. Ask your family, “Where did you see God today?” Talk about the ways God used people or circumstances to comfort you, help you, and show you love. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

Ordination Service for Chaplain Zackary DeBruyne: You are invited to attend the Ordination service of Zack DeBruyne, the new Campus Chaplain at Brock University. Zack successfully sustained his classical examination this past Wednesday night and we now look forward to his ordination as Minister of the Word by Trinity CRC. The service will be held at Jubilee Fellowship CRC on July 14 at 5:00 pm. Dr. Andre Basson, the previous Brock Chaplain, will be preaching and passing the baton for this exciting and vital ministry. There will be an opportunity to congratulate Zack after the service. Refreshments willbe served.

Help is Only a Call, Click, or Chat Away - We're making it easier for you and your church to access CRC resources. If you're involved in a church ministry and wonder if your denomination can help with something, just CALL (800-272-5125), CLICK (www.crcna.org/Resources), or CHAT (from any page on www.crcna.org). We're here to serve, and would love to connect you with people and resources to support your ministry.

Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for the Prayer Walk, Prayer Room, and onsite prayer partners. Pray that a spirit of prayer will infuse all of Inspire 2019, that hearts will be opened or reopened to God, to hear his voice and to connect. Pray that people will confidently come to our loving Father wherever they are - in worship times, in places set aside for prayer, both individually and with friends and prayer partners.


Celebrate Liberation Day in The Netherlands - Celebrate May 5th, 2020 - the 75th anniversary of bevrijdings dag in The Netherlands. Libertas male choir is pleased to announce their planned tour to the Netherlands from April 30 through May 11, 2020. Join us as singers or as guests! For information, please contact Tammy Veld at 905-745-5609 or email frank@vanbruinessen.com. Space is limited; please reply by July 31, 2019. www.libertasvoices.com

Family Outreach Ontario:

~     1st  step:  admitting you are living with an alcohol or drug problem.
~   2nd  step:  allowing yourself to reach out for help.
~   3rd   step:  contacting Family Outreach Ontario for information: Email info@familyoutreachontario.com, visit www.familyoutreachontario.com or call 1-888-809-0464.


Celebrate Recovery is being held weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Forestview 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.

Join us for the annual Riverside CRC “Fun-Raiser” Golf Tournament on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Whisky Run Golf Club in Port Colborne in support of the “International Seafarers Ministry” of John & Grace Van Huizen. The cost for 9 holes, dinner and prizes will be $75.00 per golfer. Registration begins at 2:30 pm at the Golf Course; shotgun goes off at 3:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm in the Pavilion. Can’t make it out for golf? Join us for dinner for $25.00 per person. Any questions, contact John:  289-213-0252, john.air2sea@yahoo.ca or Grace: 289-362-6322, jvanhuizen2@hotmail.com.


MUSIC FOR THE SOUL. On THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 Centennial Park Baptist Church will be hosting an outreach concert at Coronation Park Grimsby with Pastor, Composer , Musician Sean Dayton and his wife Aimee.  This Grammy award winning singer will be sharing a Christian Musical message on market night that all your neighbours will enjoy. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this FREE event for all ages that runs from 6-8 pm. Water and nut-free snacks will be available during the concert.


40 Years of Refugee Sponsorship - through World Renew with Christian Reformed churches and community groups. Come celebrate God's faithfulness, refugees' resilience and committee members' courage and compassion. Save the date for Saturday October 19, 7:00-8:30 pm at Hamilton District Christian High School. More information will follow in September, or you may contact Bette-Ann Bruulsema: betteann@rogers.com or Rick DeGraaf: rickdg6@gmail.com.


FAMILY FIRE - FAMILY FIRE is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.


Niagara Christian Gleaners is a not-for-profit that take surplus produce out of the marketplace and makes nutritional food to meet need worldwide. Our growing ministry is in need of additional volunteers who would love to be part of something special. Visit or call: www.niagaragleaners.org / 905-359-5028 to learn more.


Rose City Kids Update - RCK is more than just a program, it's a life changing experience, from the moment our children step on the buses Saturday afternoon until we return them back home safe and sound at the end of the day! Its an experience where our kids feel safe, cared for and loved unconditionally!  At RCK not only do we play games, enjoy worship together but we also have an amazing opportunity to share the message of Jesus love! At RCK children come to understand Gods grace, feel Gods unconditional love and get a good glimpse of Gods purpose for their lives.
Currently RCK has 130 volunteers that help in many different areas. From being on the front lines, and riding the buses too preparing the meals and doing janitorial. Each area is just as equally important to us as we strive daily to be a light in the dark to these hurting children. RCK is still in need of more volunteers! If you are considering it, please come by and check It out!
RCK continues to offer tours to families, life groups and individuals. If you want to learn more about it please give us a call and we can chat. Sonya@rosecitykids.com or 905-788-9800.


 Summer job opportunity NACE has two summer student jobs available for the months of July and August, ideal for highly motivated and independent people. The jobs would include summer lawn cutting, painting, and maintenance jobs at both Covenant and John Knox Christian Schools.  If you are able to work independently and enjoy making and keeping things beautiful, you are invited to apply to Kevin Huinink at khuinink@nace.ca 


Career and RFP Opportunities at World Renew - If you are passionate about World Renew’s work and advancing His kingdom, check out these career and RFP opportunities with World Renew. Visit worldrenew.net/careers.


Teach Overseas! - Are you a teacher? Have you considered teaching in another country? Resonate Global Mission has several opportunities with partner schools throughout the world! Find your new classroom by visiting www.resonateglobalmission.org/go.

Karin Terpstra