May 19, 2019 NEWS
A NOTE FROM COUNCIL: At their May 2nd meeting Council made the decision to cancel evening services from June to October 27 (inclusive). This change is primarily due to the fact that we will be vacant in the next couple of months. A review will be made by Council at their September meeting.
A Note From the Deacons: The June Collection Schedule is being posted this week. Although the PM services are cancelled going forward, PM causes remain. Donations from proposed PM Collections can be put in the AM collection.
The Grimsby Life Centre LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN is in motion! Bottles are available at the sanctuary entrances in baskets by your greeters. Please take a bottle home to fill with a donation to support the work of the Grimsby Life Centre during the weeks between Mother’s and Father’s day. Campaign info. is in the Newsletter under Joyful Giving each week during this period of fundraising. Our continued financial support keeps the doors of GLC open for anyone who is seeking support, so please give generously.
The Youth will be going to Waterloo this weekend for the annual AOYC. Several leaders will be joining them and everyone is looking forward to this amazing spiritual retreat. While the youth and leaders are away we ask that you thoughtfully consider them in your prayers.
The Mountainview Library is going mobile today!
We’re brining some new books and some old favourites, staight to you! Come check us out in the Fellowship Hall after the morning service.
Mountainview Library has some more new books and would like to highlight them over the next few weeks. A full list of new spring books has been placed in each mail slot and is available at the Welcome Centre. This week we highlight a historical fiction choice:
Thief of Corinth (historical fiction) by Tessa Afshar
After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father’s home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage. When Ariadne and her father befriend a Jewish rabbi named Paul, they realize that his radical message challenges everything they’ve fought to build, yet offers something neither dared hope for.
Mountainview Book Club: The book club will be meeting for the last time this season on May 26 at 7:00 pm in the church library. We will be discussing Ann Walmsley's The Prison Book Club.
PRAYER WALK: Saturday June 1st 8:30 am-9:30 am we'll be meeting at the church. Anyone interested can come and meet us at the church. You're welcome to join us. Contact Jane deVisser at 905-563-7671 or e-mail email@example.com
Mark your calendar! Sunday June 2nd is our Annual Church Picnic and Volunteer Appreciation. Join us as we celebrate the generosity of so many of our members who give of their time and talents to serve. From ushers and greeters to Gems and Cadets; from Kids@Mountainview to Kids camp; from the Landscaping Group to Prayer Ministry; from Mission Circle to bulletin folders, literally hundreds of hours of time each month are given to supporting our mission to grow in relationship with one another and go sharing Christ’s love in words and actions. Come enjoy a time of fellowship and lunch follow by a delicious ice cream sundae. If the weather is nice, bring a lawn chair. Hope to see you there!
Also mark your calendar for Tuesday June 11th at 7:30 p.m. for our Spring Congregational Meeting. Coffee and fellowship at 7 pm.
GREETING: A warm smile, shake of the hand, pat on the back, 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 creating the Greeter’s schedule for July - December 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 times per 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. Email Karin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-945-0004 ext. 221.
Looking for more singers at Kilean Lodge! Do you love to sing? Or love music? Do you know many nursing home residents are blessed beyond measure by the gift of music and worship. Music gives comfort, feeds faith, triggers memories, and gives joy. The Kilean Lodge group is looking for more members willing to lend their voice and/or love of music two times per year (or any amount they are willing) to bless Kilean Lodge residents with the gift of time and worship. Please contact Karin at email@example.com or call 905-945-004 x221. We’d be happy to welcome you to this outreach ministry!
Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents a Spring Concert with the Hamilton Children’s Choir with Artistic Director: Zimfira Poloz. Hamilton Children’s Choir makes a difference in the lives of children and youth by providing young people with exceptional choral music instruction and performance opportunities that foster creativity, personal development and social growth. Join with us as we celebrate the gifts God has given to these children. The concert will take place on Saturday June 8th @ 7:30 pm at Mountainview. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers, a part of the West Niagara Hospice Program. Tickets: $15 each, or $35 per family (w/children 15 & under.) Available at The Dutch Shop in Grimsby, or at the door on the evening of the concert.
Energetic, middle-aged man in urgent need of work and/or accommodation. Will take on any simple general labour job full time, part time, or temporary. Please contact Anne Haas if you have questions or would like more information 905-309-0922 or happy firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you know who may be able to help. Thank you!
Kids@ Mountainview Summer Camp registration is open! Join us this summer and Power Up – Raise Your Game! 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 www.mountainviewcrc.org
LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS
Family Faith Formation Tip - This week, dream with kids about what life in God’s “new heaven and new earth” (Rev. 21) might be like. What would a life without sin, sorrow, pain, and fear look like? What might be different? What might be the same? Talk about how each of you can use the gifts God has given you to bring healing in God’s world even now. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation).
Canadian National Gathering 2019 - Members of CRC churches from across Canada will be gathering in Edmonton at King's University next weekend (May 24 - 26) to listen to what the Spirit is saying to the CRC. Through intense prayer, discussion, and celebrative worship, your fellow CRC members will try to discern where the Spirit may be leading the church in an increasingly secular age where actions speak louder than words. Please bathe Gathering 2019 with your prayers.
Pray for Inspire 2019, a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for worship team leaders Gail DeYoung and Jeremy Simpson. Pray for them as they make decisions about worship sessions at Inspire 2019 and as they plan and prepare. Pray that worship will be powerful and positive for all involved.
Classis Niagara workshop on “Renegotiating Faith: The Delay in Young Adult Identity Formation and What it Means for the Church in Canada”. The Leadership Development Team of Classis Niagara invites all churches to send leaders, youth and young adult ministry volunteers, parents and young adults to an interactive session led by Lesli VanMilligen of Faith Formation Ministries. “Renegotiating Faith” is a recent study done by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada that gives us a deeper understanding of youth culture, especially the formative & transitionary years of young adulthood, what those realities mean for young people, and how the church can empathize and recalibrate their discipleship with/to young adults. Join us THURSDAY, JUNE 6 from 7:30-9pm at JUBILEE FELLOWSHIP. Questions? Email Anna Bailey at email@example.com
Shalom Manor & Gardens MAY SALE! The annual Shalom May Sale will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 9 am to 1 pm, and this year, you will be able to purchase beautiful garden plants and cut flowers, enjoy a diverse marketplace and a BBQ lunch (sausage, hamburgers and hot dogs) while the little one in your life can visit with our clown and play in a bouncy castle. For the kid in all of us there will also be an ice cream cart on site! We look forward to seeing you there!
Shalom Manor RN JOB OPENINGS: Shalom Manors is a Christian long-term care home seeking to provide loving, wholistic care to our Residents. We are currently searching for Registered Nurses (RNs), if you or someone you know is interested in these job openings, please contact Lauren Gibson for more information or to submit your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your joining our team!
Niagara Christian Gleaners is a not-for-profit organization taking surplus produce out of the marketplace and making nutritional food aid to meet need worldwide. Our growing ministry is in need of additional volunteers who would love to be part of something uniquely special. Please check us out at www.niagaragleaners.org to learn more. Contact phone number is 905-359-5028.
You are invited to Redeemer’s “Re” Golf Tournament on May 30th at the beautiful Copetown Woods Golf Club. Join us for lunch, a great day on the links and dinner as we celebrate the success of the Re Campaign and the exciting times ahead preparing students to live out a kingdom calling. Visit redeemer.ca/re-golf.
YOUNG ADULT CAMPING WEEKEND - It’s that time of year again! If you are 20-something, enjoy nature and funtivities, join us at Pinery Provincial Park, July 19-21. Fill out the online registration form: docs.google.com/forms/d/1BkHNcksV8KMEOyvQ-FC4Pwo5Ec0JuMk_GCzwq0PNPzI by June 1st to receive the early bird rate of $50 and hold your spot. For those registering after June 1st, registration is $60. Get more info. and registration details, via email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon!
LIBERTAS MALE CHOIR – HANDS ACROSS THE OCEAN 2019 TOUR - In concert together with the Groot Mannenkoor Nederland for a combined choir of 120 voices! Directed by Martin Mans and accompanied by Mark Brandwijk. Wednesday, June 5: Redeemer University College; Thursday, June 6: Port Hope United Church; Friday, June 7: St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston; Saturday, June 8: The Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto *All concerts begin at 8:00PM* Reserve your tickets today! (Also available at the door) www.libertasvoices.com 905.522.0001 email@example.com..
Israel & Jordan Study Tour - October 10-22, 2019 - Travel to New Testament sites connected with Jesus’ life and the early church: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more. This tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra. Visit www.jeffreyweima.com or contact Dr. Jeff Weima at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-328-3110
Step Back into Biblical Times - Walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel. Follow in Jesus' footsteps from Nazareth to Jerusalem. See scripture on the walls of ancient temples and tombs. Resonate Global Mission is gathering a team for the Exodus Vision Tour for Spring 2020. Learn more and apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/exodus.
MINISTRY COORDINATOR POSITION (SUMMER STUDENT). We are in the process of hiring a summer student to fill our Ministry Coordinator Position at Grace CRC in Welland. Position details include: Teaching summer sunday school, preparing a one week vacation bible school, organizing a neighbourhood garage sale, planning Friday evening BBQ's in July, assisting our church administrator, worship coordinator, pastor & custodian. This position is for 30 hours / week. Start date: June 24 - Sept 1. You can apply by sending your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Application deadline is Monday, June 10, 2019.
We are looking for 2 Counsellors for our Summer Arts Camp this Summer which will run from July 8 – Aug 22 (30 hours per week). Must be a minimum age of 17. We are also looking for volunteers to assist in any way possible for as little or as much time you have available. Please contact Keaton Tye at: firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 905-327-7152