July 1, 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.

Arts and Crafts week at Summer Camp is looking for: egg cartons, cereal boxes, mason jars, pincones, buttons, yarn, scrap booking material and wood pieces. Please collect and donate any of these items up until July 23rd, if you have them.

Week of Guided Prayer Books:  Please return any books borrowed from the book lending table to the labelled cardboard box found under the mailboxes or to Liz Meijer's mailbox. Thank you!

PRAYER WALK: Saturday July 7th. 8:30am.-9:30am. We will meet at Tim's across from Coles. Wondering what we're all about? Come and find out! Join us!! For those who can't walk, we also have someone driving to places for Prayer. Please let Jane deVisser know if interested: 905-563-7671 or  pjdevisser@sympatico.ca.

PRAYER WALL for Fruitland Special Needs Serve:

Participants and mentors total 15 people to date. Our theme is “Love God, Love the World”. They are looking forward to a great week July 20th - 26th and they all stand in need of prayer. We 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.


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.

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 – Last call to donate items for the Youth Yard Sale, July 7th!. Please drop off donations in the youth room or cadet portable during daytime hours or, 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. 



For those interested in catching up on “The Bridge Missional Community”, copies of “The Bridge Newsletter” are available at the Welcome Centre.

Nicaragua Update Since mid-April, nationwide violence and demonstrations in Nicaragua have caused many Resonate Global Mission and World Renew missionaries to temporarily leave the country. They ask you to please join them in praying for the home and people they love: for those struggling to provide basic needs like food and water and facing danger from increasing violence and lawlessness; for peace, resolution, and lasting change; for missionaries as they process unplanned travel and an unknown future for their ministry; and for the church of Nicaragua. Pray that they will shine the light of Jesus Christ during these dark times.


1. 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.

2. 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

Reclaiming Protection: Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has released a report titled “Reclaiming Protection”, which calls on the Canadian Government to end the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). The report details how the STCA has restricted access to refugee protection and how your community can call for it to be rescinded. It is our hope that it will lead to greater justice for refugee claimants arriving from the U.S. Please read the report and prayerfully consider how you might partner with CPJ on this important issue.

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.

School satisfaction survey: Smithville Christian High School is seeking feedback. Our goal is to provide a Christian education that all our constituents – current and past parents, alumni, leaders, donors, and students themselves – agree is excellent. Current students and parents have already been invited to provide their feedback, but we are also asking members of our wider community for their perspective. If you are an alumnus, an alumni parent, or a supporter of Smithville Christian High School, your opinion matters to us. Please fill out our survey. It should take between 5 and 15 minutes and your feedback is extremely valuable. Here is a link to the survey: www.gwmin.com/survey but you will need a token to access it. To obtain a token, email Marlene Bergsma at mbergsma@smithvillechristian.ca. There is an option at the end of the survey to make your responses anonymous. Smithville Christian High School is grateful for your input and your support.

Journey Through Egypt - Join Resonate Global Mission on an Egypt Vision Tour. History comes alive as you learn how scripture is connected to ancient Egyptian monuments. Dates: April 2-10, 2019. For information visit www.resonateglobalmission.org/Egypt.

Redeemer Drop-in, Friday, July 6 - Come experience Redeemer for yourself! Share your questions with Admissions staff and take a tour of the academic building and dorms. Learn more: www.redeemer.ca/visit.

Niagara Christian Gleaners Strawberry Social – Thank You! Niagara Christian Gleaners board and committees once again extend a heartfelt  “THANK YOU” to the many guests, organizers, helpers, and hosts etc.  We are extremely grateful for your generosity and interest in Niagara Christian Gleaners. We realized in excess of $20,000.00 in gifts.  The building is moving along nicely and we are planning on a September 29 ribbon cutting and barbeque D.V. We hope you will join us then. More information pending.Drive by 6251 Spring Creek Rd, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0  and view the progress! Please join us in sending thanks and praise to our faithful God for His provision.

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.

Attention Young People: You are invited to Dunnville Grace Reformed Church's annual conference!! This year it will be located at Heritage Christian School in Jordan because we will be organizing a volleyball tournament with everyone who can make it out JULY 7, 2018 (not July 21 that was previously announced). Fees for the day are $15. Registration will be at 9 am followed by a speaker who will be speaking on the topic: "The Lord's leading hand continues to guide us through the next steps after high school." After the speech and discussion groups we will assign you to teams of 6 for some team building games. We will provide a BBQ lunch and will hold a volleyball tournament for the rest of the day! Email Anton Buist at anton.davesauto@gmail.com to RSVP. Please spread the news!!!

Global Prayer Safari - In Swahili the word safari means journey. Join a team of North Americans who appreciate the power of prayer as you journey hand-in-hand with teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. You'll learn about prayer from other Christian traditions as you visit schools, hospitals, jails, government buildings, markets, and more. Dates: January 31 - February 11, 2019. For more information, visit www.resonateglobalmission.org/safari.


Work. Walk. Pray. - Resonate Global Mission is seeking a hiking/backpacking intern to work alongside long-term missionaries in West Africa. Hike to remote West African villages and help bring scripture to people in their local language. Learn more and apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/hiking.

Shalom Manor & Gardens Volunteer Opportunity:  Are you interested in volunteering? Shalom Manor & Gardens is looking for a reliable volunteer to help in our General Store and Café every other Wednesday afternoon, as well as people to cover holidays. Interested in this volunteer job or something else? Contact Jessica, Coordinator of Volunteers at (905) 945-9631 ext. 1115 or at volunteercoord@shalommanor.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Redeemer University College has various position openings. Applicants are requested to email their application along with a statement that articulates their faith perspective and how it relates to Redeemer University College’s mission and identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. More information at www.redeemer.ca/careers.

Job Opportunity:  Martindale Place, a Christian non-profit senior’s housing campus in St Catharines is looking for a full time, permanent Sous Chef.  For more information about this position and to apply please visit martindaleplace.com/employment-opportunities/.

NACE: We still have openings for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year and for spare drivers. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licensing, and vulnerable sector checks, and will provide full training if you are considering getting started! Contact Kevin Huinink at 519-546-9159 or khuinink@nace.ca to inquire or express interest. More info. at: www.Drive4NACE.ca.



















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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.




LIBERTAS IN CONCERT - Drayton Christian Reformed Church - Join us August 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Drayton CRC for Libertas in concert. For tickets see www.libertasvoices.com. Questions? Email info@libertasvoices.com or call 905-522-0001.


Drive our students to love, learn, and lead together in God's world. 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.


Rose City Kids deals with many children that are searching for someone that will value and love them. Many come from dark places and are angry and hurting. They need people like you to invest in them.


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. 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 many other options. 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.





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.




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Mountainview Church is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all our members and guests. In consideration of others who may suffer from chemical sensitivities, medical reactions and/or allergies, we request that you refrain from wearing products containing scents/fragrances such as perfumes, deodorants, lotions, scented laundry soaps/softeners while visiting us. Thank you for your sensitivity and compassion


Mountainview Church is a PEANUT-FREE FACILITY. Please do not bring any peanuts or products containing peanuts into the building. Look for food products with a ‘Peanut Free” or “Made in a peanut free facility” logo. Dare, General Mills, Nestle, Chapmans and many other companies offer these product lines. Thank you for your efforts in keeping our members and guests with peanut allergies safe.



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ARE YOU RECEIVING THE FRIDAY E-BLAST? Each Friday afternoon we e-blast the Bulletin, Newsletter, Church Family and Sermon Insert/Small Group Questions. A copy of all of these documents, except Church Family due to privacy concerns, are also posted on the Website. A number of printed copies are available at the Welcome Centre for those that prefer paper. If you are not receving the E-Blasts, please contact the Church office to be added to the list (905-945-0004 or office@mountainviewcrc.org).


OFFICE ASSISTANT: The office is looking for someone who can fill in for vacation relief or the occasional sick day. Need someone able to answer phones, photo copy and do some computer work, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. If this interests you, please contact Alice Posthumus at aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org, 905-945-0004 x 228 or 905 -516-4211


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Summer RAYS

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.

Come for a visit!

Drop-in on Friday, June 15 or 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.

Golf with the Royals

Join the Royals golf tournament on June 16 and support the Redeemer Royals Scholarship Fund! Learn more and register at redeemer.ca/royals-golf-invitational

Redeemer University College is hiring!

Redeemer University College has position openings for an Athletic Therapist, a Research Officer and an Accounts Receivable Supervisor. More information at www.redeemer.ca/careers.


Karin Terpstra