October 14, 2018

 

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

L E T’ S  E A T  T O G E T H E R! Are you new to Mountainview?  Looking to make Mountainview home?  Recently transferred your membership? You’re invited to our Newcomers Potluck, Sunday November 11th, following the morning coffee social. Come meet the staff and leaders of Mountainview, ask some questions, enjoy a social time. Soup & Buns will be provided. You’re welcome to bring a salad or dessert to share. RSVP to aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org or 905-945-0004 x 228

GEMS PRAYER PALS!!!  We are looking for 50 women from this church to pair up with a GEM and commit to praying for her this year. The girls absolutely LOVED this when we did it two years ago - It's one way for you to have an impact on the younger generation. The FIRST 50 women who contact me will have this opportunity - so do not delay!!! The girls will be making a special journal in which you can connect with one another, including reasons for prayer, info about life and so on. This journal will be passed back and forth through your church mail slot. In early April, we hope to have a Wednesday night hang out, where you will get to meet one another. At that time you will have the opportunity to bless your prayer pal with a small gift. Please consider this opportunity and get back to carrieheidbuurt@hotmail.com ASAP! Thanks so much!!

Middle School and Youth Tonight @5pm:

Middle School - Finishing the series "Says Who - When you honour authority, you honour God."  

Youth - Continuing the series "The Greatest-Loving your life comes from knowing your worth."

Need female youth leaders!  The year has kicked off already, but the search is still on for a few female leaders for the youth group. Has God placed youth on your heart?  We have a great group of youth, who love to hang out. Come encourage our youth in their walk with God. Talk to Janice if you think youth ministry may be where God is calling you to serve. 



HELLO 65+ ers. Our first get together for the season will be on Oct.18th a Thursday morning at 11:30 am for lunch at “JJ’s on the Docks” I have made reservations, so please let us know if you would like to join us, so I can tell them for how many. Call Bijsma at 289 235 9302 or Gerritsen at 905 309 5271. Thank you. Hope many will come for good food and fellowship. 

 

Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents the MOMENTUM Choir in concert on Friday October 19th, 2018 @ 7 p.m. in support of Grimsby Life Centre. Momentum Choir is a highly disciplined, professionally facilitated performance choir, that consists entirely of musicians living with a disability. The Choir started in 2007, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, in response to an important need in the community. Momentum Choir nurtures the musical talent of people with disabilities. It serves as an artistic channel, empowering musicians with opportunities to showcase their abilities and communicate their love for music. The concert will take place at Mountainview. 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.

SEAFARER PARCELS: Seafarers arriving in Montreal during December are usually away from home for up to six months of the year. This makes Christmas a lonely time, far away from family and friends. The Montreal Seafarers’ Ministry assists sailors throughout the year and especially during the Christmas season. Christmas gifts are a big part of their ministry at this time.  Mission Circle, with your help, has been able to send parcels to Montreal for many years. During the year, Mission Circle ladies knit many scarves, toques or socks. To complete the parcels, we welcome your participation. You can help by donating such items as bars of soap, facecloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, bags of wrapped candy, boxes of small envelopes, puzzle books (Word Search or Sudoku), pens, playing cards, calendars, etc. Your gift can be placed in the marked box under the mail slots. Or you may help with a monetary donation to purchase the needed items. Please use the envelope provided in your mailbox or at the Welcome Center.  Cheques should be made out to “Mountainview CRC” with “Seafarer parcels” written on the Memo line. These can be placed in the offering bag or the mail slot by the main office. The Seafarers’ Ministry adds a Bible or New Testament in the seafarer’s language to each parcel. What a wonderful way to share the message of salvation with others. Will you help? All gifts should be received by October 28th.

MISSION CIRCLE is looking for unused Christmas cards for the Seafarer Parcels.  If you have any, please put them in Betsy Witteveen’s mailslot.  Thank you for your help.  

Help is needed to prepare Seafarer parcels on Monday, October 29 from 1-4pm in the Choir Room. Please give Janny Beck a call at 905-719-5612 if you can give us a hand, even if it is only for an hour or two. Join us for a busy, but fun-filled afternoon.

 

Trick or Canning - It’s that time of year again.  On October 31st we go out into the community to collect food for the GBF.  It is a great event for all and we want you there!  Come with your family, the kids, your small group, friends, etc. We meet at Mountainview in the fellowship hall at 5pm for some pizza to fuel up, break into teams and then head out with a map to collect food door to door.                                                


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LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Shalom Manor & Meals on Wheels: This is Meals on Wheels Week, and we are happy to say that Shalom has partnered with Community Support Services of Niagara (CSSN) to be part of this important ministry in the Grimsby area.  If you are interested in receiving meals, please go to http://www.cssn.ca/services-view/meals-on-wheels/ or call CSSN at 905-563-9501, ext. 21. 

Greet the world by opening your home! Smithville Christian High School is expecting new international students to be arriving soon. We are looking for Christian host families who are familiar with our school who would be interested in providing a caring, Christian environment. Host families are remunerated for expenses. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the expectations and benefits of hosting, please contact Marlene Bergsma at mbergsma@smithvillechristian.ca

New Ways to Make the Case for Life" St. Catharines Right to Life Workshop: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:00am – 12:30pm at St. Alfred's Hall, 272 Vine St., St. Catharines. Lunch and refreshments provided. No fee. Hear Felicia’s powerful story of choosing life.  Topics will cover Pro-Life 101, how to answer the tough questions, and an update on euthanasia in Canada. Everyone welcome. For info and to register, call 905-684-7505 or email info@chooselife.ca. ChooseLife.ca. 

Fall Friendship Festival; Saturday, October 20, 2018; ClearView Church, Oakville; 10am - 2pm. Hey, everyone... it's time for another festival! Join us for a day of fun and activities and meet new friends. Come and enjoy music and singing with Jacob Moon. Jacob is a professional musician from Hamilton... you will enjoy his music! Enjoy Jacob Moon’s music at www.jacobmoon.com. Invite your friends and neighbours and forward this invitation to all your friends.

INVITATION: Edvance Christian Schools Association launch GALA. Christian Education in Ontario is not without its challenges. Christian educators and leaders can often feel isolated, unknown or even threatened. But there is much to celebrate! Christian schools have contributed much to this province and are strongly positioned to contribute going forward. You are invited to celebrate and learn with Edvance Christian Schools Association on Thursday, October 25! Edvance is founded on the strong legacies of three former associations (OACS, Edifide, OCSAA) and is oriented to serving the issues common to all Christian schools. The Edvance launch GALA at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope. Doors open 5:30 pm; event begins 6:00 p.m. Buy tickets or sponsor a table for eight and invite others to join you to your table. Registration Deadline TODAY October 14, 2018:  www.edvance.ca/gala

Panflute, Organ, Strings Ensemble Concert - On Thursday, November 1st, @ 8:00 pm, Andre Knevel (organ) Liselotte Rokyta (panflute), Katrina DeRoche (violin), and the Niagara Strings Ensemble will be performing at Covenant Canadian Reformed Church in Grassie! Save the date for this evening of enjoyable music and praise. Admission will be $15 at the door. A special admission fee of $10 will be offered to seniors and children under 12 yrs. Any extra proceeds from the concert will go towards Project Zion, Covenant church’s fund to help bring a refugee family to safety.

CELEBRATE WITH THE LIGHTHOUSE - The Lighthouse is celebrating 50 Years working with refugees, newcomers, and the community. Join the celebration on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at our Annual Dinner at Toronto District Christian High School in Woodbridge, ON. Stories from the past 50 years will be shared, along with a special dinner and silent auction. Reserve your spot, or a table of 8, by contacting Tabitha Eastman at 416-535-6262 or tabitha@lighthousecentre.ca. Your reservation is your ticket. A donation request will be made at the dinner.

Family Fun Fest (formerly the "N.A.C.E. Bazaar") - SAVE THE DATE!!!!! The annual event will take place November 10 at Smithville Christian Highschool. Committee members are in full force planning and we need your help to make this a success. Please watch for opportunities to volunteer to be publicized in the next few weeks.
We are also looking for donations for the silent auction, live auction and food donations. If you have anything in mind already please don't wait for us to call you, call us! Questions?? Please contact Christine Vangeest: 905-359-0204 or christinevangeest@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more details.

EduDeo HANDS Team - April 2019 - Have you ever wanted to serve others while being blessed yourself? EduDeo HANDS Teams do exactly that! We have an incredible opportunity for you to join a team heading to Belize in April 2019. You will have the chance to work in the construction of a Christian school, as well as meet the school’s teachers and students. Sometimes, the greatest gift we can offer others is our time to work together and form relationships. Contact John Huizinga at jhuizinga@edudeo.com or 289-527-0003 for more information on this and other HANDS opportunities.

Help is Only a Call, Click, or Chat Away - We're making it easier for you and your church to access CRC resources. If you're involved in a church ministry and wonder if your denomination can help with something, just CALL (800-272-5125), CLICK (www.crcna.org/Resources), or CHAT (from any page on www.crcna.org). We're here to serve, and would love to connect you with people and resources to support your ministry.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We continue to search for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year and for spare drivers. If you have a heart for kids or Christian education and would like a part-time job with summers and all holidays off think about joining NACE. NACE covers all application expenses and/or will train you. More info. at: www.Drive4NACE.ca.  Word of mouth has been our most effective recruiting tool.  Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested.

JOB OPPORTUNITYDo you have a passion for working with people from other cultures? Have a passion for seeing international ministry done well? If so, come join the EduDeo Ministries team! We are passionate about impacting children, teachers and communities around the world through Christ-centred education. We are looking for a new International Partnerships Director: someone to lead, guide and grow our relationships with our international partners. Visit edudeo.com/jobs for the official posting - applications due October 29.

Interested in joining the team at World Renew? Opportunities presently include a full-time vacancy for a Donor Relations and Advancement Manager in Grand Rapids a Marketing Communications Writer (parental leave) and a Direct Marketing Program Manager opportunity in Burlington. Please visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information, or to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel - March 11-22, 2019. Experience a renewal of your faith and a deeper understanding of the Bible as you tour biblical lands with Pastor Peter Tuininga and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See Jerusalem, Galilee, Jericho, and other biblical places that will help the Bible come alive for you. For information go to toursofisrael.wordpress.com or contact Peter Tuininga at 1-289-877-8433 or peter.tuininga@gmail.com. Register by December 15, 2018.

 

Agricultural Development in the Middle East - Come be part of Resonate Global Mission's work in the Middle East! The Cohort is a year-long opportunity for an integrated group of young adults from North America and the Middle East to volunteer in various ministries alongside Resonate Global Mission workers. This position is a one-year volunteer commitment working in agriculture development and sustainable farming. For more information, visit www.resonateglobalmission.org/agriculture or contact Lisa Sochacki at lsochacki@crcna.org.

 

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 more information visit www.resonateglobalmission.org/Egypt.

 

Walk the Paths of the Exodus - Step back into ancient times and walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel in Resonate's Exodus Vision Tour. You will see historical Biblical sites, learn the history of some of the oldest churches in the world, and gain understanding of how to live under persecution living as a minority faith. The Exodus Vision Tour is scheduled for March 15 - April 1, 2020. Learn more at www.resonateglobalmission.org/exodus

 

 

Panflute, Organ, Strings Ensemble Concert

 

On Thursday, November 1st, @ 8:00 pm, Andre Knevel (organ) Liselotte Rokyta (panflute), Katrina DeRoche (violin), and the Niagara Strings Ensemble will be performing at Covenant  Canadian Reformed Church in Grassie! Save the date for this evening of enjoyable music and praise.

Admission will be $15 at the door. A special admission fee of $10 will be offered to seniors and children under 12 yrs.

Any extra proceeds from the concert will go towards Project Zion, Covenant church’s fund to help bring a refugee family to safety.

 

*please put in the newsletter October 14, 21, 28

 

Trick or Canning- It’s that time of year again.  On October 31st we go out into the community to collect food for the GBF.  It is a great event for all and we want you there!  Come with your family, the kids, your small group, friends, etc. We meet at Mountainview in the fellowship hall at 5pm for some pizza to fuel up, break into teams and then head out with a map to collect food door to door. 

 

 

Please include this announcement in your church bulletin for the next two Sundays. Thank you.9th/`16th

 

If you could share the job opportunity announcement for the remainder of October that would be most appreciated.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITYDo you have a passion for working with people from other cultures? Have a passion for seeing international ministry done well? If so, come join the EduDeo Ministries team! We are passionate about impacting children, teachers and communities around the world through Christ-centred education. We are looking for a new International Partnerships Director: someone to lead, guide and grow our relationships with our international partners. Visit edudeo.com/jobs for the official posting - applications due October 29.

 

If you could please include the below announcement for Sunday, October 14 and 21 that would be most appreciated as well.

 

EduDeo HANDS Team April 2019 Have you ever wanted to serve others while being blessed yourself? EduDeo HANDS Teams do exactly that! We have an incredible opportunity for you to join a team heading to Belize in April 2019. You will have the chance to work in the construction of a Christian school, as well as meet the school’s teachers and students. Sometimes, the greatest gift we can offer others is our time to work together and form relationships. Contact John Huizinga at jhuizinga@edudeo.com or 289-527-0003 for more information on this and other HANDS opportunities.

 

 

Please insert the below message into your church bulletins September 9,  16, and 23.

 

We would appreciate having the following announcement placed in your church bulletin for Sundays, Sept 16, 23 & 30, Oct 7 &14, please. We have also provided you a poster for your bulletin board. Thank you.

Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents the MOMENTUM Choir in concert on Friday October 19th, 2018 @ 7 p.m. Momentum Choir is a highly disciplined, professionally facilitated performance choir, that consists entirely of musicians living with a disability. The Choir started in 2007, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, in response to an important need in the community. Momentum Choir nurtures the musical talent of people with disabilities. It serves as an artistic channel, empowering musicians with opportunities to showcase their abilities and communicate their love for music. The concert will take place at Mountainview Church, 290 Main St. East in Grimsby. 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Last Monday of Month is the Ladies Breakfast. Oct - May

 

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.

 

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Please put in bulletins for the month of

 

For Bulletin or Newsletter

Repeat in weekly cycle one after another:                                   

Include the 1st of every month

 

Please update contact information in your directory with the following:

 

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.

 

 

Repeat every 3-4 months:                           

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.

 

For Placement in upcoming newsletters:

Dear bulletin editors,

If possible, please include the following announcements in your weekly bulletin.

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.

 

Church and Service Showcase

Each year, Redeemer hosts a Church and Service Showcase during the first week of classes in September to help new and returning students explore ways to get involved in the Hamilton community. The showcase will help them find places of worship, service opportunities and the chance to explore potential internship opportunities during the academic year.

This year’s showcase will be held on Friday, September 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit: redeemer.ca/church-showcase/

Pastor/Professor Exchange

Save the date! Join us for the launch of Redeemer's Pastor/Professor Exchange on October 16th. Pastors and professors alike are fostering culturally relevant conversations, leading to deeper personal and spiritual growth among their congregations and students. The Pastor/Professor Exchange provides the opportunity, once per semester, for pastors and professors to explore ministry related topics together. For more information, visit: redeemer.ca/pastor-prof-exchange/

 Bulletin Announcements

The 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

Redeemer is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, Dr. Dan Reilly! Dan graduated from Redeemer in 1996 with a BSc in Biology and has since built a career as a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of health-care leaders. Join us for his award reception on October 4th: redeemer.ca/events/the-2018-distinguished-alumni-award-reception

The Road to Character

On September 26th, the Redeemer Centre for Christian Scholarship welcomes to campus David Brooks and Anne Snyder, two distinguished speakers and thinkers contributing to faith in our public life. Join them to explore lives of learning that aren't just about "getting there" but about who we'll be when we arrive. All events are free to the public. Learn more at: redeemer.ca/road-to-character

Our Annual Report is available online!

For a glimpse of how God is working through Redeemer University College, view our annual report, in a beautiful digital format, at: redeemer.ca/annual-report-2017-2018/

New Horizons

New Horizons is a day at Redeemer for the young-at-heart! On October 30th hear an engaging presentation by a member of Redeemer's faculty, enjoy a hot lunch and be entertained by student musicians. A closing reception allows time to connect with grandchildren or other Redeemer students you may know. Early bird registration deadline is October 13th. For more information visit: redeemer.ca/new-horizons-2018

Come for a visit!

Experience Redeemer for yourself by taking a tour and meeting with Admissions staff. Join us for a personalized visit or Campus Visit Day on October 19th. Learn more and register at: www.redeemer.ca/visit

 

 

Redeemer University College is a Christian undergraduate university offering programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees. From its Hamilton, Ontario campus, Redeemer has prepared graduating classes — the next generation of Christian leaders — for more than 30 years. Redeemer students are being shaped by the Reformed Christian commitment to see faith woven through all aspects of learning and life. Across the world, from the classroom to the convocation stage to careers and churches, our faculty, students and

 

Karin Terpstra