June 17, 2018


PICTURE DIRECTORY: We are printing in-house an insert to update last years Picture Directory. The insert will include new member pictures and updated families. If you missed the last directory and would like to be included, please contact Alice at aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org or 905-945-0004 x 228; by July 2nd.

GREETING: A warm smile, a shake of the hand, a pat on the back, a quick hug, all make you feel welcomed. Whether church family or guests, we want to make sure that all those coming to Mountainview each Sunday feel at home. Greeting is an important part of that. We are updating the Greeters List for July – December 2018. Can you take a turn to welcome family and friends in God’s house? Please let me know if you can volunteer, on a regular basis (4-5X’s a year) or maybe only once or twice. We’d be glad to have you. If you can no longer serve in this ministry, please also let me know so that I can take you off the list. Please email Karin at office@mountainview.org or call 905- 945-0004 ext. 221.

PRAYER WALL for Fruitland Special Needs Serve: Participants and mentors for Special Needs Serve total 15 people to date. Our theme is “Love God, Love the World”. They are looking forward to a great week taking place July 20th - 26th and they all stand in need of prayer. We would like to challenge 15 people/families, or small groups to lift up a SERVE member in prayer; starting now till the end of serve week; especially during the week of Serve.  

You will find a Prayer Wall in our fellowship hall with cards attached to a clothespin. On the cards are the names of serve participants or mentors and space to write a Bible text, poem or encouraging note etc. You may sign your name, but it’s not  required. When you have finished writing the cards, return them to a clothespin. This year we are asking the prayer partners NOT to include gifts. Please return the cards by July 1st. Questions? Contact Gerry & Pauline Bijsma: geertbijsma@gmail.com; or 289-235-9302.

Week of Guided Prayer Book Table:  Since the book table is no longer set up in the foyer, please return books on prayer to the labelled box under the mailboxes.  Your name will be checked off the list.  If you have any questions or comments, please call Liz Meijer (905-945-9374).

Summer Mission Circle is happening, for those interested, on Wednesdays at Betsy Witteveen’s (9:30am – 11:30am).  New faces are always welcome. For more information please call Betsy at 905-945-8092 or Janny at 905-945-9349.

Looking for a room to rent - A young lady who has recently graduated and found work in Smithville, and has also recently been attending Mountainview, is looking for a place to rent closer to work. Please contact Liz Terry at 905-809-4990 for more information or if you can accommodate this request.

Counters needed:  Mountainview CRC has two committees which count and record donations collected each Sunday including those received via the offerings taken at Shalom Manor. FA$T needs several volunteers to fill upcoming vacancies. One committee meets every other Monday morning while the other meets every other Monday evening. If you are interested in serving Mountainview in this way, please contact Peter Westerterp or Will Klein.

Puerto Rico Mission Trip Meeting: For youth interested in going on the mission trip to Puerto Rico in March 2019, please meet in the youth room after the morning service on July 8th.  (Please go right to the youth room after the service so we can start right away.)  Parents are welcome to attend. There was a letter with more information in your mail slots.  Questions?  Talk to Janice.

Youth Yard Sale - The youth are busy collecting donations for our yard sale on July 7th. If you would like to donate; items being donated can be dropped off in the youth room or cadet portable during the day, when doors can be unlocked. Otherwise wait till the evening of Friday July 6th to drop off your donations. Contact Janice; youthdirector@mountainviewcrc.org or call 289-377-8389 with any questions. Proceeds of sale go towards the youth mission trip to Puerto Rico March 2019. 

Church Calendar


Looking for a New Clerk for Classis Niagara: We are looking for a Stated Clerk with administrative gifts, to serve Classis Niagara, which meets three times a year. Congratulations to Rev. Richard Loerep, our past Classis Niagara Clerk, who has accepted a dual call to two churches in Iowa. If you have any questions or interest in this position, please contact Pastor Bob Loerts from Covenant C.R.C. in St. Catharines or Pastor Sid Couperus from Mountainview C.R.C. in Grimsby.

Classis Niagara is being called to meet on July 11th, at 7 pm at Covenant C.R.C. in St. Catherine’s for the examination of candidate Mark DeVos, who accepted a call to full time Ministry of Word and Sacrament in The Village Church of Thorold. Please arrange for a Pastor, Elder and Deacon delegate to attend this meeting. Sermon texts have been assigned, synodical deputies informed, and examiners appointed. An agenda and appropriate material will be coming to the churches.

Grimsby Benevolent Fund (GBF) -  The mission of GBF is to provide assistance to members of our local community to meet their basic needs and to achieve self sufficiency.  GBF is always in need of more volunteers.  Contact Marion Thorp Volunteer Services Manager @ volunteers@gbfgrimsby.com to see what opportunities there are for you to share your time and talents. 

The CPJ JUSTICENEWS June Newsletter is available at cpj.ca/justice-news for those interested.

The Ministry to Seafarers Newsletter, Good News, is now available. If you prefer to receive this newsletter via your own email, please sign up ministrytoseafarers.org.

Grimsby Life Centre 2018 LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN --Every day is Happy Father’s Day when a Dad walks into the Centre, because fathers need help too. Healthy Moms and Dads make healthy, happy families.  A growing 40% of our clients are male.  Thank you so much for your participation in the Life Change campaign and for returning your baby bottles today or next week.

Share Your Creation Care Worship Ideas! - We’re still looking for submissions for the new crowdsourced collection of worship resources! If you enjoy writing and love God’s creation, consider creating and sharing a resource with us. We welcome prayers, liturgies, songs (text only or with music), visuals, and any creative worship tools from anyone—individuals, worship teams, small groups, children’s groups, and more. The deadline for submissions is June 30. Find more information and submit your resource at justice.crcna.org/worship.


1. Summer RAYS is a weekly multi-sports and activities camp hosted by Redeemer University College in July and August for kids ages 5 - 13. Each week emphasizes participation, cooperation, skill development and most of all fun! Learn more and register at redeemerroyals.ca/rays.

2. Drop-in on Friday, July 6 to come and experience Redeemer for yourself! On select dates this summer, our campus will have an open house, during which you can share your questions with Admissions staff and take a tour of the academic building and dorms. Learn more and register at www.redeemer.ca/visit.


1.  We are excited to be hosting SERVE Niagara again this year at Beacon Christian School in St Catharines from July 14-21, and we are seeking PRAYER PARTNERS to keep our Host Team and the youth participants in prayer both leading up to and during the week of SERVE. If you are interested in being a PRAYER PARTNER or for more info., please contact Elly Boersma (music@covenant-church.ca or 905-937-3942.

2.  Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you enjoy cooking for a crowd? Then Serve Niagara needs YOU! We are looking for a Food Coordinator for the week of July 14-21. The menu is planned and requests for donations are going out, but we need a person willing to be the point person the week of Serve. Please contact AnnElise Hoogendam, Serve Niagara coordinator if you are interested and/or for more details.  289-407-4767; annelise.hoogendam@gmail.com

NACE GRADUATION: The Niagara Association for Christian Education looks forward to two evenings of celebration with its Grade Eight students and their families. The ceremony for our Covenant Christian School students will be held on Thursday, June 21st. And the ceremony for our John Knox Christian School graduates will be held on Wednesday, June 20th. Both celebrations will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Mountainview CRC, in Grimsby. Please join us to mark this milestone with our students and their families.

Strawberry Social - Please join us on June 23 from 2 to 5 pm at 1353 Balfour St. Fenwick for strawberries and ice cream, fellowship, games, hay rides, face painting, exploring big trucks, and a classic car show. All ages can join in the fun of learning how to square dance. You will be updated on the building project and learn how you can help when we, DV, begin production. One hour of your donated time can produce up to 140 soup meals for a hungry person! We hope to engage all ages, teenagers to seniors; volunteering in bringing a meal to those who are hungry. This is a FREE family event. Your donations to Niagara Christian Gleaners will be tax receipted as per CRA guidelines.

Tickets are selling quickly!! Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Bridge Missional Communities. Kick back and relax to Blues Music while sipping on local Craft Beer (wine and non-alcoholic beverages available too) all while enjoying the great outdoors with delicious food in a beautiful setting at the Hopkins Farm in Pelham. Silent auction items needed. Proceeds from Silent Auction and donations received will help fund the ministries of the Bridge Community. Date: Saturday, July 7th at 6pm. Cost: $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8. Reserve tickets now! Cathy Benjamins; Email: admin@thebridgenf.ca; Phone: 905-736-0160.

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.

Please consider joining our Rose City Kids team! Rose City kids is a place where children and youth belong; where they experience the love of Jesus and are encouraged and inspired to make a positive change in the world. Rose City Kids deals with many children that are searching for someone that will value, love and invest in them. Many come from dark places and are angry and hurting. They need people like you to invest in them. We have a variety of programs that run throughout the week. If you are interested, but don't feel you want to work directly with kids, we have so many more opportunities. Some of these opportunities are weekly, some bi-weekly and some monthly. Please don't hesitate to call and we can chat. We would love to see 50 more individuals join our team this fall! Thanks for your consideration!  If interested, please contact Sonya @ 905 788 9800 or sonya@rosecitykids.com.  

Biblical Study Tour to Italy (March 28-April 9, 2019) - Visit the Vatican with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral; the impressive monuments of ancient Rome; Hadrian’s Villa; Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius; Paestum; Assisi; Florence; Ravenna; and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational tour. Contact Dr. Weima at weimje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110.

Join us at David Braley Health Sciences Centre in Hamilton on Wed. June 20th at 7pm for an evening of discussion and debate on the violence, social pressure, and the spiritual vacuum young men face as they come of age. Register now for this free event to meet others interested in why young men’s lives go off the rails and how their minds are vulnerable to destructive ideas. Register for the free event Helping Young Men Out.

Alcohol or drugs in your family or social circles? Get educated before you try to “fix” it. Family Outreach Ontario is available for speaking engagements. Call 1888-809-0464 or visit www.familyoutreachontario.com.


LAST CALL FOR CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Still looking for a summer job? We are hiring summer staff. If you love Jesus and like working with kids/individuals with special needs, then this might be for you. Work outdoors, with great people, while making a meaningful impact on campers' lives. All positions are paid. You must be 17 before Dec. 31, 2018. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com to apply.

Shalom Manor PSW Recruitment:  Are you currently enrolled or registered in an accredited PSW program in Ontario – you will be interested in the PSW hiring incentive that we have at Shalom Manor, check out the Career Opportunities page of our website www.shalommanor.ca.

Redeemer University College has various position openings. Applicants are requested to email their application materials and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University College. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. More information at www.redeemer.ca/careers.

We still have openings for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year and for spare drivers. Single route, private school, small company! Drive our students to love, learn, and lead together in God's world. We love our drivers who are committed to partner with us in our mission. This job is ideal for someone who loves kids, is highly reliable, safety conscious, and confident, and while available to drive every school day; will have all school holidays off. Charter driving is available from time to time for school and community trips during the day if desired. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licensing, and vulnerable sector checks, and will provide full training if you are considering getting started! Please contact Kevin Huinink at 519-546-9159 or khuinink@nace.ca as soon as possible to inquire or express interest. More information at: www.Drive4NACE.ca

















Karin Terpstra