March 31, 2019


A reminder to anyone using the building: Please WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE WHITE BOARD when you enter and REMOVE IT when you leave. All Groups should have a person assigned to sign in and out and lock up. Please don’t assume that the pair left talking in the church can lock up because not everyone can. When locking up, if no other names are on the board, and you are certain no one else is in the building, make sure the doors are locked the alarm is set before you leave.


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


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 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 his 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: The Mountainview Deacons


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!!


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: 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:


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




Lent Family Faith Formation Tip - In preparation for Holy Week, consider setting up a simplified Stations of the Cross in your home or at your church. This memorable activity is a kid-friendly way to remember Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice. Visit for easy instructions. (Faith Formation Ministries;

Keep The Banner Going - The annual appeal for The Banner, the monthly magazine of the Christian Reformed Church, was delivered to your mail slot. Although The Banner is delivered free of charge to every household in the CRC in print and online, our annual donation appeal makes this possible. To keep the conversation going look for the annual appeal in your mailbox or give online now at

Seeking News Writers from Your Region - Every week and every month Christian Reformed congregations are celebrating milestones, launching new programs, recognizing amazing members, and finding solutions to struggles of doing ministry in our 21-century context. The Banner aims to communicate those stories and we need writers. Are you one? Our news editor would love to work with you to find and tell the stories from your region to the wider church. Inquire at today!

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. Please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for keynote speaker Mary Hulst. Pray that God will give her what she needs to share his message and speak inspiration, challenge, and encouragement to those gathered at Inspire 2019. Pray also for the interactions she will have with people at the event.

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.

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

Do you have feedback for us? Do you want to know more about Christian high school in general or financial assistance in particular? Please contact us.

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. Christian high school alumni and alumni parents, please consider donating your graduation year – annually or monthly. Every contribution, large or small, makes a difference.


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


Christian Education Week at Niagara Association for Christian Education (NACE). John Knox Christian School celebrates Christian Education Week from April 8-April 14 with the following events:

  • We will be welcoming our pastors on Wednesday, April 10th, starting at 9 am

  • Parents and friends, as well as those curious about Christian education, are welcome to see our school in action during our Open House on Wednesday, April 10th from 2:30-3:15 pm

  • We will be presenting our spring program “The Born Again Identity” in the JKCS school gym on Thursday, April 11th at 7 pm This fun event will feature all our students acting and singing as they present the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ alone. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be collected to defer the cost of production and for the NACE bursary.

  • Grandparents/Senior Friends Day is set for Friday, April 12th. Seniors are welcome to join us for “The Born Again Identity” at 9 am, classroom visits from 10-10:30 and 11-12, refreshments from 10:40-11 and a light lunch from 12-12:30.


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 or contact Marian at


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... Send the names of everyone attending. For more information, call Herb Goodhoofd at 289-400-2929, visit Facebook or  visit


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). A PSW Certificate is required.  For more information on these openings and to submit your resume, contact Lauren Gibson at

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 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.


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

Karin Terpstra