April 29, 2018


PROFESSION OF FAITH CLASS: Are you considering making public profession of faith in Mountainview? Becoming a full member of the Congregation? Becoming a member acknowledges and celebrates your relationship with Jesus and His church and provides you with a spiritual family: that will be there to support you and encourage you in your walk with Christ. Becoming a member provides you with a place to discover and use your gifts, joining forces and pooling resources with other Christians in order to make greater impact on our community and the world for Jesus.

Pastor Sid will be offering a five-week Public Profession of Faith class, Sunday mornings following the church service, beginning today at 11:30. Join us in the Fireside room, coffee will be ready.

Ladies' Breakfast - Just a reminder that our next breakfast is scheduled for Monday, April 30th. Our location is JJ's on the Docks Eatery, Foran's Marina, Grimsby. Please contact Sylvia Prins,905-563-6872/gsprins@gmail.com or Nanda Verheul, 905-309- 6160/nverheul1@cogeco.ca to reserve your spot. 

The Dofasco Male Chorus concert will be on MONDAY April 30th, 7:30 pm, at Mountainview CRC, in support of the Brain Wave Cafe, in partnership with Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers and the Alzheimer Society. Tickets $15 each or $35/family, available at the Dutch Shop in Grimsby or at the door. 

SERVE SATURDAY – The Outreach team is organizing a "Serve Saturday" on Saturday, May 5th a morning where we can bless those in our community by serving them. Come and serve with your small group, friends or 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. After your project, join us at the New Again Store for a BBQ lunch and more fellowship. MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you have a need or know of someone in our community or a neighbour with a need OR to sign up to serve, please contact Gerry Bijsma at geertbijsma@gmail.com or Jessica VanGeest at duaneandjess@hotmail.com or call 905-563-3676. Child care will be provided for children 3 and under.

PRAYER WALK: Saturday May 5th. 8:30 - 9:30am. meeting at the church. Please contact Jane deVisser if you're wanting to join us. All are welcome! 905-563-7671 or pjdevisser@sympatico.ca.

65+ ers final lunch.  Our next get together is on Thursday the 10th of May. Come on out and join us at JJ’s on Lake street in Grimsby for lunch. A lovely place and good food.  Reservations made for noon. Come and join us. Look for directions in your mail slot. Hope to see many of you there.

THE WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER (WOGP), Praying Our Story: Registration begins today for participation in the Week of Guided Prayer (May 27 - June 2). To register for the retreat or to speak to someone about the retreat, please visit the registration table in the front lobby, near the Welcome Centre.

Starting Tuesday evening May 8 at 6pm, the Landscaping small group will be starting another season of lawn and garden maintenance of the church grounds. This will be our 18th season of service in this venture.  Anyone wishing to join our small group for what is an evening of fellowship and a good workout, please contact Art Koornneef at 905-309-7934 or Dick Vermeer at 905-945-8430. Or even better, show up on Tuesday evening at 6pm prepared to work.

Youth Yard Sale - Spring cleaning is here! Do you have stuff that you no longer use but is still in good shape?  The Mountainview youth are planning a fundraiser yard sale for July 7th and would like you to start putting stuff aside for them to donate to their sale. Proceeds of the sale will go towards their mission trip to Puerto Rico in March 2019. Questions? Contact Janice:  youthdirector@mountainviewcrc.org.



Seeking: Summer Term Room Rental - Recent graduate/young female professional seeking a temporary room rental in a Christian home in the Grimsby area, preferably May 1-Sept 1. Current member of Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Woodstock, ON. Please call 519-536-1284 or email rachdieleman@gmail.com if you are seeking a tenant for this upcoming summer. Thank you! 

Use Your Motorhome/RV for World Renew/CRCNA Ministry - World Renew and the CRCNA are commissioning Jeremy Benjamin (Zeyl) to travel across Canada (June-Oct) in a project that will join the voices of thousands of CRC members on the song "I Am Not My Own". This journey is a fundraiser for World Renew and CRC local ministries, and we are looking for help so that Jeremy can travel with his family! If you have a heart for World Renew and the CRCNA, as well as access to a simple motorhome or van/trailer combo to assist with this ministry trip during this time period, please reach out directly to Jeremy at jeremyzeyl@gmail.com. To learn more about this exciting project, visit iamnotmyown.org.

1. Smithville Christian High School Membership Meeting: Our Annual Membership Meeting is being held on Monday, April 30.  We will start with a social time of coffee and interaction with fellow members from 7:45 – 8pm, followed by the meeting.  We look forward to seeing all members there. Thank you!

2. Smithville Christian High School presents “Harvey” This Pulitzer Prize winning play is an exceptionally complex piece of writing. There is nothing trivial about its themes, which include society's perennial need to crush individuals who do not conform to majority thinking and our inability to listen to our fellow humans. May 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday); May 10, 11, and 12 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Tickets: $12.50 in advance, $15.00 at the door. All performances: 8 pm. To reserve your tickets contact Smithville Christian Office:  905-957-3255 or email office@smithvillechristian.ca.

Shalom Manor & Gardens MAY SALE:  Join us Saturday, May 26 to get supplied for all your gardening needs – flowers, herbs, vegetables, bushes and more; check out the marketplace vendors & then enjoy something from our pop-up restaurant! Funds raised will go towards special services, events and programs for the residents.  We hope to see you there!

CPJ's AGM & Toronto Book Launch: CPJ will host its Annual General Meeting and a book launch of our new publication, Journeys to Justice on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Mary Ward Centre, Toronto. The business meeting begins at 6:30pm, and the book launch event starts at 7:30pm. Copies of Journeys to Justice will be available for purchase on site, with signings by attending contributors. For more info contact us at cpj@cpj.ca.

Beginnings Family Day at African Lion Safari - Save the date and get your tickets! Beginnings Family Services invites you to join us for a Family Day at the African Lion Safari on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Kick off your summer and help celebrate our 33rd anniversary. Tickets include admission, an all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch, safari bus and even a face to trunk encounter with an elephant! Everyone is welcome! Visit www.beginnings.ca for a registration form or call (905) 528-6665 for more information.

Western University Campus Ministry Reunion - If you were a part of the CRC campus ministry at Western University from 2001 to the present, you are invited to a reunion BBQ and bonfire on Saturday, June 9 from 4-9 pm in Talbotville, ON. Reconnect with former students, share stories about life after Western, mingle with current campus ministry students, and hear exciting stories of what God is doing through this ministry at Western. Questions, further details, or RSVP? Email Dr. Mike Wagenman at mwagenman@uwo.ca or call/text (519) 851-5845.

4 DAY EVENING WALK:  Join us for the 4 Day Evening Walk at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trail Centre. Registration is now open. Dates: June 11, 12, 13, & 14. Register on-line / mail in at www.4dew.com or onsite. Questions? Email them to four.dew@gmail.com.

The more the merrier – Three out of every 10 students at Smithville Christian High School are able to attend this amazing Christian school because of the support provided by generous donors. Gifts, large and small, combine to make it possible to award $200,000 in bursaries every year. This year’s Annual Bursary Celebration, held early in March, featured the stories of parents, students and alumni blessed by Christian education, and an invitation to help us reach this year’s $200,000 goal. Information about the campaign and its impact on our school was in your mailbox or is available on the school website. Please consider whether you can join, or watch the video at https://youtu.be/gamVr4wxdeI or on our website at www.smithvillechristian.ca. Your prayers and contributions are gratefully appreciated, and donations can be made by cheque, online through our website, or by monthly pre-authorized payments. We are deeply grateful for the support that allows our school to open its doors to so many families each year.

Apply for a Bursary – If you’d like to know more about how you can apply for bursary funding, please contact the school at office@smithvillechristian.ca or download the bursary application form from our website. Smithville Christian High School – a place where students Belong, Believe and Succeed.


CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Camp Shalom is looking for summer staff. If you love Jesus and like working with kids or 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 and you must be 17 before Dec. 31st, 2018. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com to apply.

Redeemer University College has position openings for an Athletic Therapist, Casual Custodian, Gap Year Program Director, Strategic Relations Manager, Resident Director, Sports Complex Maintenance and Custodial Assistant, and President. Visit www.redeemer.ca/staff-openings for more information.

EDUDEO MINISTRIES - is looking for teachers to join us in Nicaragua in August 2018 for Discover and Learn. This ten-day professional development program is an exciting opportunity for Canadian teachers to interact with, learn from, and encourage Christian school teachers in Nicaragua. Interested in joining? Visit edudeo.com/discover-and-learn/ or email Phil Beck at pbeck@edudeo.com to find out more. Deadline for applications is May 18, 2018.

Young adult internship opportunity - Calling all young adults! Live out your Micah 6:8 calling through a cross-cultural reconciliation journey this June with World Renew, the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee, and the Office of Race Relations. Scholarships are available. Learn more and apply by May 11 here: worldrenew.net/volunteer/youth-ambassador-reconciliation

Summer Youth Camp in Hungary - Your presence can make a difference in the life of Hungarian youth and the Hungarian church! From June 15-30, help lead two one-week VBS-style youth camps in Hungary for kids. Visit ResonateGlobalMission.org/HungaryCamp for more information or to apply.

NACE Bus Drivers for 2018-19 needed - This job is ideal for someone who loves kids and is highly reliable and confident. We need regular, occasional and spare drivers. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licencing, 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 for details.

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



Karin Terpstra