April 14, 2019



Middle School TODAY. Continuing the series titled Game Plan - "Love inspires us to act."  

Youth TODAY. Starting a new series Subject to Change - "Life Changes, God Doesn't" 

Youth & Middle School combined event on April 27th. We will be going to Gravity Climbing Gym in Hamilton for a fun night of climbing and 'hanging out'. Meeting at the church at 6:30pm on the Saturday night, and will be back at 10pm. Please RSVP with Brandon by April 15th.  

Hike the gorge with George! The tradition continues; on Good Friday April 19 we will meet at the Beamsville Complex for 10am and then head out to the Niagara Glen for a hike. Youth, families, young adults, are all are welcome to join us.    


Inspirational Women’s Conference: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Meeting House in Oakville, ON.  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. Early bird registration ends this week April 12th!  Registration is required - please register on-line at: www.inspirationalwomen.ca.
There will be transportation available to the conference. Please email Sue Kikkert if you would like a ride. Please include your phone number. We will leave the Mountainview parking lot at 7:45 am on April 27.


SERVE SATURDAY MAY 4 – Mark this date on your Calendar!  The Outreach team is organizing a "Serve Saturday" once again on Saturday, May 6, a morning where we can bless those in our community by serving them. Come and serve with your small group and church family. Join us first for breakfast at 8:30 at Mountainview and a time of devotions and prayer. After that, we will go out into the community in groups to serve others' needs-spring yard clean ups, helping out at GBF, visiting seniors, doing small projects etc. We have 7 individual yards that are already on our list so please consider helping out!  After your project, join us back at the church at noon for a BBQ lunch and more fellowship.


If you have a need or know of someone in our community or have a neighbour with a need OR want to sign up to serve, contact Gerry Bijsma at geertbijsma@gmail.com or Jessica VanGeest at duaneandjess@hotmail.com. Child care will be provided for children 3 and under.


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. Visit www.mountainviewcrc.org for details.



Niagara Young Adults Fellowship - Hosted by Smithville Christian Reformed Church on April 14 (this Sunday) at 7:30 pm. Discussion:  Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman. College age and up join together for fellowship and fun. Visit "Niagara Young Adults Fellowship" on Facebook.



Good Friday Family Faith Formation Tip - Without experiencing the darkness of Good Friday, we can’t fully appreciate the joy of Easter. Let kids know that it’s appropriate to be sad this week as we remember Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice, but remind them that death does not have the last word in God’s salvation story! (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

READY TO BE INSPIRED? - The early-bird rate for Inspire 2019 is just $80 and ends Monday, April 15 (that's tomorrow)! Join Christian Reformed people from across North America in Windsor, Ontario from August 1-3, for amazing worship, exciting plenary speakers, and inspiring workshops. You'll discover new resources for your church, connect with people doing similar ministry, and re-imagine what the future of ministry could look like. You won’t want to miss it! Register today at www.crcna.org/Inspire.



Covenant Christian School celebrates Christian Education Week from April 14-19 with the following events. Questions? Please feel free to call Mrs. Wendy Colyn at Covenant at 905.957.7796:

We will be welcoming our pastors on Tuesday, April 16th, starting at 9:00 am.

  • We are excited to host our Grandparents and Senior friends on Wednesday, April 17th, coffee will be ready at 9:00 and our Spring Program: “The Treasure You Seek” will be presented at 9:30, followed by classroom visits and a light lunch (11:30 - 12:30). JK and SK will present their short program at 12:10.

  • We will be presenting our program “The Treasure You Seek” on Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 pm. This musical will feature all of students from grades 1-8 as they show us where our real treasure lies. Admission is only $5.00, call the office to reserve your tickets (905-957-7796).NEW AGAIN Construction Essentials is a new or gently used renovation and decor store. The proceeds from New Again are designated to Tuition Reduction for NACE Christian Schools. New Again is looking for volunteers (cashiers). We are in need of individuals to help on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s. Store hours are 9-5 on weekdays and 9-4 on Saturday’s. We would welcome any help: half days, full days, or even a couple of hours. For more information or to volunteer please call (289-566-8463) email newagainbeamsville@gmail.com or fill out an online application at newagainstore.ca.

Driving safely, reliably; achieving our mission! NACE is actively pursuing people committed to helping us achieve our mission both now and for September 2019.  We are praying that God will lead people to us who will help to drive our students to and from school.  Bus driving is a beautiful and unique calling.  It's also a calling that affords all holidays and summers free.  We will train you to fulfill this very important work.  Our students and families need you! www.drive4nace.ca


Can you make an Annual Bursary Commitment? The lives of students at Smithville Christian High School are being changed because of the school’s Annual Bursary Campaign. Three out of 10 students are able to attend Smithville Christian and everyone’s experience is being enriched because of donor support. Will you join us? See the Annual Bursary Campaign information card or visit www.smithvillechristian.ca. We hope everyone who loves the Lord and is interested in teenagers learning how they are part of bringing God’s kingdom to come to earth could make a gift – of any size as every contribution makes a difference. Christian high school alumni and alumni parents – consider donating your graduation year – annually or monthly. Want to know more about Christian high school or financial assistance? Please contact us.

Smithville Christian High presents, Arsenic and Old Lace, a comic classic in amateur and professional theatres everywhere. With its odd blend of wacky characters, sinister mystery, dark farcical comedy and off-balance romance, it has become an audience favourite over the years. Smithville’s production promises to be a light-hearted evening of fun, humour, and entertainment! The play will be presented May 3, 4, 9, 10,11 – beginning at 8 pm at Smithville Christian High. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15.00 at the door. Ticket Information: (905) 957–3255. EMAIL: office@smithvillechristian.ca. 

Our Spring Membership Meeting is on Monday, April 29 at Smithville Christian High School. There will be a time for coffee and interaction with fellow members from 7:45 – 8:00 pm. Meeting highlights include next year’s budget, staff milestones, and Strategic Planning. Make sure you come out to hear how God is blessing our school and society.


Join EduDeo Ministries’ cross-Canada walk, run, bike, swim challenge this April! Choose your favourite activity, log KMs April 15-May 24, and raise support for Special Education in the Dominican Republic. Will you rise to the challenge and GO around the world collectively in 40 days. Need info? Signing up? Visit www.edudeo.com/go.


HANDS (Help Another Nation Develop Schools): Through short-term missions, you can help build safe, Christ-Centred schools for children around the world. We’re booking teams for the 2019-2020 season, so sign up now – either as a group or an individual. Contact John at jhuizinga@edudeo.com or 289-527-0003.


Join us for our 15th annual Spring Friendship Festival!! Saturday May 11 from 10am – 2pm 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. 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, visit Facebook or visit www.weloveourfriends.com.


Redeemer University College Golf Tournament - May 30, 2019:  Redeemer invites you to participate in the Re Golf Tournament in May at the beautiful Copetown Woods Golf Club. Join us for lunch, a great day on the links and dinner as we celebrate the success of the Re Campaign and the exciting times ahead as Redeemer continues to prepare students to live out a kingdom calling wherever they go. Register at redeemer.ca/re-golf.


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.


Shalom Manor & Gardens RCA/PSW job openings:  Shalom Gardens is a Christian assisted living community seeking to provide loving, wholistic care to our residents.  We are currently searching for part-time RCA’s (Resident Care Aide’s)/ PSW’s (Personal Support Workers). No certificate or experience is required.  Part time schedule from 5-9pm, 3-4 days per week as well as casual availability. For more information on these openings and to submit your resume, contact Lauren Gibson at payroll@shalommanor.ca

Karin Terpstra