August 11, 2019 NEWSLETTER


Our FINAL SUMMER JAM takes place this Sunday AUGUST 11th at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.   Come join us! Children will, share some camp songs followed by a free bbq outside with bouncy castles and carnival games.  Come celebrate families with us!

Mountainview’s Prayer Ministry will be meeting 2 times per month this summer rather than weekly given member schedules. Meeting dates remaining are August 14th & 28th. Please continue to lift up the various needs of our church community and the world around us in your prayers regularly, despite not meeting weekly in person.         

Just over one week left to donate to the GBF Back to School Program! The Back to School program at GBF provides needed resources to local students from low-income families. Please drop off your donation in the front foyer or drop a monetary gift in the offering bag in a marked envelope (Available at the welcome centre). Thank you so much for your support! The Mountainview Deacons


Peach Peeling: It's that time of year again where we kick off our year of fundraising for Covenant and John Knox Christian Schools. The money raised at these events by willing participants of our communities ALL go toward everyday expenses of running our schools. Please come out and join us for some fun while supporting NACE! We need peelers Wednesday, August 21 from 9 am-5 pm, and 6 -9 pm Thursday, August 22 from 9 am to finishWe are also in need of childcare helpers, set up crew the Monday before and a clean up crew on the Thursday evening. If you think you can help or have more questions please visit our Facebook page or contact Michelle Botting for more info at 905-570-3995 (cell) or Find a friend, grab your favourite peeling knife (gloves, apron and lunch provided!) and head on down to John Knox School to help make a difference in our schools!   

Telling God's Story - A Day of Learning and Inspiration for Worshipers, Leaders, Musicians & Preachers. Planned for you by people like you who are involved in worship ministry in the local church. Join us Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at First Hamilton CRC and Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton. This day includes times of worship, fellowship, and learning that will connect to those involved with worship planning and leading. Purchase tickets and register for your workshops at

Family Faith Formation Tip - Asking “How was your day?” might get you a one-word answer from your kids. Instead, ask, “What were the best and worst parts of your day?” You’ll be surprised by what you learn if you ask this question regularly, and the answers will give you things to pray about together. (Faith Formation Ministries;

From Resonate Global Mission What are you doing with your life? That’s not an easy question to answer.  If you’re a young adult, ages 19-30, Resonate Global Mission has an experience designed specifically to help you explore your calling.  The Cohort is a year long mission experience where you get to work with a grassroots ministry, live in intentional community with other young adults, and explore how God can use your gifts to build his kingdom.  The Cohort has opportunities in Central America, the Middle East and Detroit, Michigan. Start exploring at

Young Adults Global Leadership Summit - Join hundreds of young adults on Sat, October 5, at Forest City Community Church in London, for a high energy, exciting, and stimulating day on Christian leadership. Our slate of speakers from around the world and from different sectors of society will spark your imagination and the schedule will give you ample opportunities to meet other young adults from southwestern Ontario. Costs are $25/Student or Early Bird (before Sept. 15) or $40 after. All-day refreshments and lunch included! This will also be a perfect setting for you to bring along non-Christian friends or peers. Questions? Email Mike Wagenman at or search Facebook for the event connected to Mike’s profile. Registration opened August 7! You won’t want to miss this!

Do you or does someone you know have a room or an apartment for rent in the Niagara region? With the growing student population at Brock University, students are having a very difficult time getting into on-campus housing. As a result, two out of town CRC Brock students are in desperate need of a Christian home or an apartment with other Christian students in the Niagara region. If you have any information or might be able to point me toward a contact who does - please contact Zack DeBruyne. Emailzdebruyne@brocku.caCell: 905-321-8296.

Youth Justice Project – Make a difference in your community! The Youth Justice Project is an annual video contest funded by NewGround (a program of Diaconal Ministries Canada). Teens from CRCs across Canada are invited to identify an injustice in their community and share ways they hope to address it. Winners will receive money, as well as coaching and support, from NewGround staff. Get more information on our website:

York University Students: Looking for friendly faces at York U? Find us at LOGOS Christian Community by the Scott Religious Centre. Connect with us now or later at, or 647-608-3947

Hamilton Marathon ROAD2HOPE: November 2nd & 3rd CityKidz will be participating in Hamilton’s Road2Hope marathon and we want YOU to be there!  Our goal is to raise $15,000 and we need your help!  Register to walk or run and collect pledges. Remember to choose CityKidz as the charity that you are supporting when you register. You can also help by pledging one of our participants or sponsoring a youth to run.  Look up someone you know who is running or search ‘CityKidz’ to pledge to our runners or team. We also need volunteers on race weekend so you can help by calling 905-544-3996 x243.

Campaign Life Coalition Golf Tournament: Our 10th annual Rose Golf Tournament is on September 5th!  This is a unique golf fundraiser.  First of all, it is played at the scenic and challenging Derrydale Golf Course in Mississauga.  Secondly, the golf course is just 12 holes and therefore your time commitment is not too large and you can usually make it home for dinner (if you don’t want to stay and mingle with the celebrities.) And, more importantly, thanks to the immense generosity of Jim & Pat Holmes, owners of Derrydale, all proceeds – yes, every dollar of your ticket – comes back to CLC! So, where else can you have a terrific enjoyable afternoon on the links while contributing to the life-saving work of Campaign Life?  And all for just $85, including a steak or chicken lunch!  This golf tournament sells out every year!  Register by calling 416-204-9749 or toll-free at 1-800-730-5358.  Call ASAP to ensure your preferred tee-off time.

Fall Friendship Festival: Sat, Oct 19 at Clearview CRC in Oakville.  Enjoy a day of music, faith, fun and friendship with Colleen & Grace and the Unity band! Theme: You Belong! We’ll enjoy music and singing and lots of fun activities. We’ll see old friends and make new ones.  Everyone belongs! Along with music with Colleen & Grace and their band, we'll meet our friends from the Day Studio at l'Arche Daybreak in Richmond Hill. They'll show us their artwork in the form of cards, candles and pottery and their items will be available for purchase. The day runs from 10am to 2pm, lunch is provided. The cost is $10 per person, cash or cheque "Friendship Festival", payable when you arrive. Registration to 200 people. Register by emailing Marlene at  Send the names of everyone attending – friends, volunteers, parents or staff members.  For more info contact Herb Goodhoofd at 289-400-2929.


Career Opportunities at World Renew - If you are passionate about World Renew’s work and advancing His kingdom, check out the variety of career and RFP opportunities currently available with World Renew. For details and links to apply, or instructions for submitting proposals go to


CRCNA Position Opening - Pastor Church Resources is looking for a Ministry Consultant that will engage in consultation work with congregations and pastors including prevention, education, and intervention. The position can be filled by someone living in Canada or the US. Deadline to apply at is Friday, August 23, 2019.

Now Hiring!  Position: Executive Director for Convos Youth Zone. Convos is a community of caring adults connecting with youth to provide a positive safe nurturing environment to foster growth. Our mission is to invest in the lives of youth and present them with the Person, work, and teachings of Christ. We do that through providing after school programs such as drop-in, homework help, and specialized programs as well as various other avenues such as food assistance, providing one-on-one's in school. At the end of the day we aim to live out that, "EveryDay Matters. EveryPerson Counts.” As an organization we are looking to hire an Executive Director with the responsibilities of board governance, financial performance and viability, organization mission and strategy, and organization operations. For further information, or to submit an application please contact Serena Li at or (289) 566 - 9365. 

Karin Terpstra