December 30, 2018


Our Re-Group 2019 will take place online through the month of January. Simply go to the Mountainview website, scroll across and double click ‘events’. Scroll down and double click ‘Re-Group 2019’. There you will find a number of groups (new and established) that are ready to welcome you. Check it out! Find a group that interests you and whose meeting time fits into your schedule.
Every Sunday in January there will be someone at the welcome center after the morning worship service to help you to register, if needed. As many experienced during our Cluster Group event, life is better connected!
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Fred.

FAMILY WORSHIP Starting January 6th, 2019 - On the 1st Sunday of each month children will begin Worship in the sanctuary WITH their Parents. Families will be together, as we unravel the new month's Theme and Life Application. As One body, we will learn together, share together and praise together. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to invite that neighbour you've been thinking about! We Are One!

PRAYER WALK: Saturday January 5th we'll be meeting at the church at 8:30 am and we walk and pray for about an hour. We've been going out on the first Saturday of the month for quite a few years. If you've ever wondered what we're about come and make a New Years resolution and join us. Some of us walk and those not able to walk drive to areas and pray. We'd love to see more people out to pray for the town of Grimsby. Contact Jane deVisser at or call 905-563-7671.

 Ladies’ Breakfast - Just a reminder that we will not meet this month. Our next breakfast will be held in the New Year on Monday, January 28 at 8:30 am.

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 2019. 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 or call 905-945-0004 ext. 221.

My name is Zaida Vasconcelos, I have been connecting at Mountainview and I am reaching out because and I am looking for a family Friendly two-bedroom apartment with utilities included in Smithville area, preferably one that has a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Please, feel free to contact me at 647 573-0170 or



"BETHEL CRC DUNNVILLE is looking forward to the beginning of ministry of their new lead pastor and his wife, Jeff and Mary Klingenberg from Hagersville CRC. You are warmly invited to share in the joy of God’s provision, to have an opportunity to greet and meet Pastor Jeff and Mary and to bless them by your attendance at the Installation. Please join us on Friday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m. for a time of communal worship and installation followed by a standing reception in the Fellowship Hall. " 

The January Series of Calvin College, one of the nations leading lecture and cultural arts series, is coming to the Canadian office of the CRCNA in Burlington, from Jan. 3 - Jan. 23, 2019. Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes in his 30 years of covering the world; Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland; Jenna Bush Hager, a contributing correspondent on NBC's Today Show; and Rachael Denhollander, known internationally as the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against Larry Nassar, are among the impressive lineup of speakers. 

The experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics, including polarization in politics, immigration, sexual abuse, and climate justice, among many others. For a full list of topics visit us each weekday from 12:30-1:30 pm at the CRCNA office for these free lectures! For more information, email

Thank you to all of you as members of the CRCNA. Sometimes you must wonder what impact we together are having. Well, this year, the impact ranges from being part of winning the Nobel Peace Prize to launching youth curriculum, impacting parliament on key issues, and working towards 21st century communication tools for churches. There are so many more ways that your congregation has been a part of or benefited from our shared work. Thank you for your continued striving together in all of this. For more info, feel free to visit Strength to you and your church in the New Year. Sincerely, Darren Roorda - Canadian Ministries Director, CRCNA


St. Johns Presbyterian Seniors Stride Series – Transitioning into retirement --- We are very excited to announce a series of small group sessions intended specifically for our senior population. A THURSDAY morning designed to discuss senior issues hosted at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 10 Mountain Street in Grimsby beginning on THURSDAY, January 17th, 2019. Gerry McCall, from the Grimsby Life Centre will be leading this discussion group on eight consecutive Thursday mornings running from 10:30 AM – 12:00 noon. Senior’s Stride deals with various topics all centered on the dynamics of the aging process. Sessions will include factors in aging such as – family relationships, retirement, what you thought and what you got, health and well being, dignity, independence and enjoying your senior years. Cost? Donations are always welcome, but not necessary. If you would like to join the  Senior Stride Series, registration is required by Monday, January 14, 2019. To sign up please leave a message with your name and phone number at either St. Johns Presbyterian Church 905.945.5352 or at the Grimsby Life Centre 905.309.0944.  We are looking forward to this opportunity!

Open House and Celebration of Learning: Grade 8 students, come to Smithville Christian High School’s annual celebration of students and their work on Thursday, January 17, 2019, featuring art, music, worship, student testimonies, praise team and more. Find out about project-based learning, our exciting approach to electives, and our MacBook-for-every-student program. Information session for prospective students (Grades 7 and 8) and their families at 7 p.m., open house from 7:30 to 8:30 and closing program at 8:30. Everyone is welcome, especially prospective students and their families. At Smithville Christian, you Belong, Believe, and Succeed.

NACE Information and Registration Evenings:  Are you or do you know someone Interested in learning more about Christian education? Check out our Information and Registration evenings on January 23 (John Knox in Stoney Creek) or January 24 (Covenant in Smithville) at 7:00pm Come and find out what our schools have to offer, ask questions, meet parents and teachers, have a tour and find out why so many families choose Christian education.  Free childcare is provided. Don't forget to check us out online at

Bus Drivers still needed!  NACE continues to seek bus drivers due to the ongoing shortage. We have a specific need East of Smithville (Fenwick/Welland area) and Caistor Centre (southwest of Smithville), as well an ongoing needs for spare and occasional drivers.  Please contact Kevin Huinink: 519-546-9159 or or encourage someone you know to do the same.

Emerging Public Intellectual - Jan. 23, 2019 - Dr. Heath Carter, a historian who specializes in the church's role in addressing inequality in America, has been named Redeemer's 2018 Emerging Public Intellectual! On January 23rd, join Dr. Carter at Redeemer as he receives his award and offers the prestigious World And Our Calling lecture. Learn more:

The Drowsy Chaperone - Jan 30 - Feb. 2, 2019 - Redeemer's mainstage musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be running from January 30th to February 2nd. With show-stopping songs and dance, this musical within a comedy tells the hilarious tale of a glamorous stage actress and her impending wedding to a tap-dancing groom. With ruffians posing as pastry chefs, will the Jazz Age wedding go off without a hitch?

HANDS (Help Another Nation Develop Schools): Through short-tem missions, you can help build safe, Christ-centred schools for children around the world. We’re forming an open HANDS team to got to Belize from April 7-17, 2019 and want YOU to join! Contact John at or 289-527-0003.




Karin Terpstra