April 28, 2019


Mountainview Prayer Ministry - Sunday Morning Prayer Room:  Every Sunday Morning for 20 minutes before our service begins and after our Service the Prayer room is open for Prayer. Each Sunday morning two members are committed to praying for the service and with those who come in for prayer. We are inviting more members to join us. If you feel God is placing it on your heart to serve Him in this way, or if you would like more information, please contact me at prayer@mountainviewcrc.org or call Nancy at 905-945-1872


Middle School this week. Continuing the series titled Game Plan - "Love goes all places."

Youth this week. Continuing the series Subject to Change - "No Matter what, God is with you" 


Ladies, you are cordially invited for breakfast at JJ's on the Docks Eatery Grimsby, on Monday, April 29 at 8:30 am. To reserve your spot please contact Sylvia gsprins@gmail.com or Nanda 905-309-160/nverheul1@cogeco.ca.


PROFESSION OF FAITH CLASS: Are you thinking of possibly making public profession of faith in Mountainview, allowing you to become 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; 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 in the world for Jesus.

I will be offering a five-week Public Profession of Faith class Tuesday evenings beginning on May 7th @ 7pm. Join us! Coffee will be ready. J                                                                                         Pastor Sid


PRAYER WALK: Saturday, May 4th. 8:30 am.-9:30 am. we will meet at Tim's across from Coles. Please contact Jane deVisser if interested.905-563-7671 or pjdevisser@sympatico.ca


Serve Saturday is fast approaching and we need your help!! We have many job sites lined up, including 8 individual homes, Grimsby Life Centre, Grimsby Benevolent Fund, West Lincoln Community Care, New Again Construction store and cleaning up the Casablanca Beach area. Please consider volunteering a few hours on Saturday, May 4th. Serve Saturday promises to be a great morning where you can connect with other members of our church while helping out in our community. Join us for a continental breakfast and devotions at 8:30. We will then go out in groups of 4-8 to serve at the different job sites and meet back together at the church at noon for a BBQ lunch.  Sign up sheets will be available after the morning service this Sunday or you can email Jessica VanGeest at duaneandjess@hotmail.com to sign up. If you have a preference for where to serve, please indicate that. 


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 biography:

Through My Father’s Eyes by Franklin Graham
While most people know Billy Graham as America’s pastor, Franklin Graham knew him in a different way, as a dad.  No one can speak more authoritatively on the subject of Billy Graham’s legacy than a son who grew up in the shadow of his father’s life.



Niagara Gleaners update - Rejoicing in the Lord for His provision and care we thankfully announce that our Gleaners dinners have raised a net total of $97,000 which will be used for our ongoing operating costs. It is with grateful hearts that we proceed in this ministry to the hungry and needy with the help of many volunteers. Please continue to support the Niagara Christian Gleaners with your prayers and financial gifts. Updates can be found on our website at www.niagaragleaners.org



Family Faith Formation Tip - “As God’s family we need to pause at important moments to acknowledge God’s presence and faithfulness and celebrate as a community how God is at work. One of the ways to do that is by marking the faith milestones in our lives” (Celebrating the Milestones of Faith, FaithAliveResources.org). What milestones are coming up for your family, and how could you celebrate them in ways that recognize God’s goodness? (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

D-Day Memories - Do you remember D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944? Do you know someone who does? In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of this important event during World War II, the CRC News plans to include an article about it in our June 5 news email. Can you share your memories or put us in contact with veterans or survivors of the Normandy landings? Email cmeehan@crcna.org.

Seeking News Writers From Your Region - Every week and every month Christian Reformed congregations are celebrating milestones, launching new programs, recognizing amazing members, and finding solutions to struggles of doing ministry in our 21-century context. The Banner aims to communicate those stories and we need writers. Are you one? Our news editor would love to work with you to find and tell the stories from your region to the wider church. Inquire at news@thebanner.org today!

Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is 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 the technical aspects of the event. Pray that as the tech team plans and prepares, all will go smoothly, and that sound systems, presentations, communications tools, lights, instruments, and all other tech related elements will work well during the whole event, allowing the focus to be on the messages shared through these systems.


Momentum Choir presents - I've Got the Music in Me on Sunday, May 5th, 4 pm at First Ontario Performing Arts Centre - Partridge Hall. Tickets - Early Bird (until April 28) $18; Student/Supported Individual $13; General Admission $23; Family Rate $62 (2 Adults and 2 Youth); Group Rate of 12 of more people $13.50 each (use the code GROUP). Get your tickets at www.firstontariopac.ca.


Can you make an Annual Bursary Commitment? The lives of students at Smithville Christian High School are being changed because of the school’s Annual Bursary Campaign. Three out of 10 students are able to attend Smithville Christian and everyone’s experience is being enriched because of donor support. Will you join us? See the Annual Bursary Campaign information card or visit www.smithvillechristian.ca. We hope everyone who loves the Lord and is interested in teenagers learning how they are part of bringing God’s kingdom to come to earth could make a gift – of any size as every contribution makes a difference. Christian high school alumni and alumni parents – consider donating your graduation year – annually or monthly. Want to know more about Christian high school or financial assistance? Please contact us.



Smithville Christian High presents, Arsenic and Old Lace, a comic classic in amateur and professional theatres everywhere. With its odd blend of wacky characters, sinister mystery, dark farcical comedy and off-balance romance, it has become an audience favourite over the years. The play will be presented May 3, 4, 9, 10,11 – beginning at 8 pm at Smithville Christian High. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15.00 at the door. Ticket Information: (905) 957–3255. EMAIL: office@smithvillechristian.ca.

Our Spring Membership Meeting is on Monday, April 29 at Smithville Christian High School from 7:45 – 8:00 pm. Meeting highlights include next year’s budget, staff milestones, and Strategic Planning. Make sure you come out to hear how God is blessing our school and society.

Smithville CRC invites you to join us for an evening of 'Music for the Soul' with Gospel Music Association Award Winners Sean & Aimee Dayton. The concert will include a selection of folk songs, church songs and pop classics. It's a great event to invite friends and neighbours to! Friday, May 3rd, 7 pm at Smithville Christian Reformed Church. Admission by donation. 

Teen Challenge - Please come out and join the Teen Challenge Ontario Women’s Centre for their first community Mother’s Day Market at Smithville Covenant Christian School on Saturday May 11th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. This special day will help support the women at the Centre in their battle against drug & alcohol addiction and bring awareness of Teen Challenge to the Niagara community. Our event will feature fresh flowers, handmade jewelry & homemade baked goods for sale along with a soup lunch sold from 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.  Have a coffee and browse for great Mother’s Day gifts and stay for lunch!  We hope to see you there! For more information contact Julie Bouman 905-727-3913 ext. 7922



Come for a visit! - Learn more about Redeemer University College at one of our Friday Visits, where you will meet with an admissions counsellor and get a tour of campus. Our next Friday Visit opportunity is on May 10th.  Register and learn more at redeemer.ca/visit.

Golf Tournament - May 30, 2019:  Redeemer invites you to participate in the Re Golf Tournament in May 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.

GREAT WOLF LODGE, 2019...It's that time of year again! A block of rooms has been reserved during the annual Fall PA days for our Christian schools. Discounted rates are available for the dates of Oct. 24, 25 & 26 2019.   Room rates start at $189.99/night. Our group booking code is: 1910CHRI_001.  To book your room go to: www.greatwolf.com/niagara or call: 1-866-949-9653 or 1-800-605-9653 Booking deadline is Sept. 24, so reserve early to avoid disappointment!  For further information, please ONLY contact Tammy Veld  rtveld96@gmail.com or call/text:  905.745.5609

Family Outreach Ontario: Statistics tell us that alcoholism and/or drug abuse affects 1 in 3 families. Are you one of the three affected? If you are, find out more by visiting www.familyoutreachontario.com or calling 1-888-809-0464. Confidentiality guaranteed. 


FAMILY FIRE - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.


World Renew Career Opportunities - Do you love to see transformation as people are empowered to live healthy, fruitful lives? Do you desire to promote this transformation? World Renew is currently hiring for three positions based in Burlington, Ont.: temporary part-time Refugee Program Associate; Communications Intern; and Director of Donor Relations. For more information or to apply, go to worldrenew.net/careers.


Shalom Manor & Gardens RCA/PSW job openings:  Shalom Gardens is a Christian assisted living community seeking to provide loving, wholistic care to our residents.  We are currently searching for part-time RCA’s (Resident Care Aide’s)/ PSW’s (Personal Support Workers). No certificate or experience is required.  Part time schedule from 5-9pm, 3-4 days per week as well as casual availability. For more information on these openings and to submit your resume, contact Lauren Gibson at payroll@shalommanor.ca

Karin Terpstra