January 27, 2019

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

YOUTH & MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Middle School THIS week.
Continuing the series VITAL - Bottom Line: "Everyone matters to Jesus, so everyone should matter to us."
Youth THIS week. Continuing the series Exposing Exploitation. With a lesson on "What role does online technology play in sexual exploitation?"

SERVING AT MOUNTAINVIEW:
Are you called to serve?
Mountainview’s vision is to transform lives by the love of Jesus, bringing hope, healing and good news in a broken world. Within in our community we have Elders and Deacons who serve our congregation and community for their spiritual, personal and physical needs so that each person can experience and grow in the richness of God’s grace. In the upcoming months there will be an opportunity for those gifted in walking alongside people on their life journeys to become part of Mountainview Church’s ministry team. The process to identify these names has begun. If this is something you would be interested in and feel called to do, or if you know someone you feel is gifted for either one of these roles, please pass their name on to the Clerk, Glenn Heinen, in the next few weeks. You may email Glenn (clerk@mountainviewcrc.org) or place the nomination(s) in his mail slot. Nominees will be asked to attend a one-hour Information Session where they will hear from current Elders and Deacons and get an understanding of the roles and expectations. At any time, nominees can request a one-on-one meeting with a current Elder/Deacon. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity.
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO SERVE AT MOUNTAINVIEW? Consider the Library Resource Team. Our purpose is maintaining a lending library which provides Christian materials: books, DVDs, audio books, and children's books for church members. We meet once a month for 2 hours in the library, beginning with devotions, refreshments, and a planning session followed by maintenance tasks.  We enjoy working together and invite you to think about this option. Computer skills an asset - not a necessity for all members. Contact Liz Meijer by phone or email.
CAN YOU HELP? One of our Friendship Club members, Susan Dekker, needs a ride to/from church on Sunday mornings from now until April.  Susan lives on Woodlawn Court near Olive Street, north of the QEW in Grimsby.  She volunteers as a nursery attendant every Sunday morning and would really appreciate having a ride to church over the winter months!  If you are able and willing to help, please contact any of our Deacons.

Keeping Mountainview Safe and Well-Informed. Council is providing an event on Thursday, February 7th, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. We have invited Judy Cook to, once again, come to Mountainview. If you are dealing with anxiety, anger or fear, Judy is available to listen and to talk to you. If you have questions about sexual abuse, addictions and pedophilia, she is there to provide information. All are welcome. Nursery and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Christina Pleizier.Ladies' Breakfast – Monday, January 28th at 8:30am at JJ’s on the Docks Eatery. Start of the New Year…connect with other women at Mountainview….the more the merrier! Contact Nanda Verheul, 905-309-6160 / nverheul1@cogeco.ca to reserve your spot. We hope to see you there!

PRAYER WALK: Saturday, February 2nd; meeting at Tim's across from Coles at 8:30 - 9:30 am. Anyone interested please email or call Jane deVisser: pjdevisser@sympatico.ca. / 905-563-7671.

PERFORMING ARTS @ MOUNTAINVIEW PRESENTS AN EVENING OF PRAISE with The Niagara Youth String Ensemble; Naomi Van Manen - Piano; Katrina deRoche - Violin and Andre Knevel - Organ. The concert will take place on Friday February 8th @ 7:30 pm. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Save & Rebuild West Lincoln Memorial Hospital campaign. 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.

OVER 18 EDUCATION EVENT: Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 10 at 7 pm as Mountainview Church hosts its Annual Education Event. The evening will include a screening of the movie ‘Over 18’ followed by an opportunity for a Q&A with a Panel.
“Over 18” is a documentary about modern pornography and its effects on children and youth. The goal is to educate youth on the realities of pornography, help their parents understand the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and propose solutions for preventing exposure and addiction in the first place.
Our hope in hosting this screening is to open-up the conversation around pornography addiction in our churches and families. We also want to equip people with tools and resources to both protect their kids from harmful sexual content online as well as help those struggling with pornography addiction themselves. Learn more at: over18doc.com. This screening open to all. Doors OPEN @ 6:30 pm; SCREENING @ 7:00 p.m.  Please join us! www.mountainviewcrc.org.

RE-GROUP:  Our Re-Group 2019 continues to take place online through the month of January. Simply go to the Mountainview website, scroll across and double click ‘events’. Scroll down and double click ‘Re-Group 2019’. There you will find a number of groups (new and established) that are ready to welcome you. Check it out! Find a group that interests you and whose meeting time fits into your schedule.
Every Sunday in January there will be someone at the welcome center after the morning worship service to help you to register, if needed. As many experienced during our Cluster Group event, life is better connected! If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Fred.

NEIGHBOURHOOD POTLUCKS: Neighbourhoods are one way we, as a church body, can connect with fellow Mountainview members who live near us.  Each neighbourhood will be invited to attend a potluck lunch following the morning service. This is an opportunity to get to know the other members in your neighbourhood, enjoy good food and fellowship together. Our regular coffee social will still be held while preparations are underway for the luncheon! Mark your calendar to join us, the dates are as follows:

Neighbourhood 1 ~ Jan 27;
Neighbourhood 2 ~ February 24th;
Neighbourhood 3 ~ February 3rd;
Neighbourhood 4 ~ March 3rd.


CHURCH CALENDAR


LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

The Drowsy Chaperone - Jan 30 - Feb. 2, 2019 - Redeemer's mainstage musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be running from January 30th to February 2nd. With show-stopping songs and dance, this musical within a comedy tells the hilarious tale of a glamorous stage actress and her impending wedding to a tap-dancing groom. With ruffians posing as pastry chefs, will the Jazz Age wedding go off without a hitch?  redeemer.ca/drowsy-chaperone/.

CALVIN COLLEGE: Scholarship Essay Contest - The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies at Calvin College would like you to know that the February 1st deadline for submissions to our 27th annual High School Senior Scholarship Essay Contest is fast approaching. This year's topic is John Calvin and Preaching. Scholarships will be awarded to our winners, so if you know of any high school seniors who may attend Calvin, Dordt, King’s, Kuyper, Redeemer, or Trinity, please let them know. Details at: calvin.edu/centers-institutes/meeter-center/fellowships-scholarships/high-school-seniors/.

Celebrate Beacon Christian School's 60th Anniversary with us! Join us at our Gala, Saturday, February 2nd at John Michael's Banquet Centre, Thorold, ON. Doors open at 5:30 pm. We are excited to celebrate 60 years of blessings featuring alumni musical talent, historical remembrances, and more! Why not connect with your childhood friends of Beacon (formerly Calvin Memorial) and book a table of 8? All are welcome! Reservations required: advancement@beaconchristian.org or call the school 905-037-7411. Tickets are by donation. All donations over $50/person will be issued a tax receipt.
60th Anniversary Alumni Choir. Like to sing? Are you an alumnus, past or present parent, or past or present staff member of Beacon Christian School (Calvin Memorial)? Our Alumni Choir will be presenting a few numbers directed by Bram Hoff at our 60th Anniversary Gala. We hope you'll join us! Email Darlene at advancement@beaconchristian.org for more information.

I AM NOT MY OWN TOUR…Riverside CRC, Wellandport is hosting singer-songwriter Jeremy Benjamin Sunday, February 3rd.  LET'S USE OUR WORSHIP FOR MISSION!   Jeremy is on tour, teaching, recording and worshipping with congregations across Canada!  Riverside CRC is going to be part of this story. Jeremy will lead our 9:30 am morning worship service and record with our congregation his song "I Am Not My Own." We invite you to join us that same evening at 7:00 pm for an evening of story and song with Jeremy. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/274164893458210/.
We have a goal to raise $5,000 for this cause!  Please come prepared to give generously as an offering will be taken with proceeds shared with World Renew (45%), Rose City Kids Welland (45%), and Jeremy's worship ministry (10%). Questions? Visit https://iamnotmyown.org/, email: Monica Zantingh at riversidecrc.secretary@gmail.com, phone: 905-386-6282 (Wednesdays and Fridays).

Come to an Open House for the Martindale Commons! The Martindale Commons is for seniors who would like to live in a Christian environment, can live independently and would enjoy monthly rental accommodations with enhanced services including meals, housekeeping, flat linen laundry, activity programs, scheduled transportation, and an emergency response system.  We are hosting our next open house at 1128 Vansickle Road North in St. Catharines on Saturday February 9th from 9 - 11:30 am. Contact accommodations@martindaleplace.com or 905-988-9414.   How we can meet your needs?

CONCERT: The Peninsula Orchestra, George Cleland, Conductor. Presents a Mid -Winter Concert in support of "OUT OF THE COLD" Featuring LUIS MOLINA, PIANIST: Chopin Piano Concerto #2, Dvorak, Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan.  Friday, February 22, 7 pm at   Covenant Christian Reformed Church, St. Catharines. Freewill Offering Gratefully Accepted to support the "OUT OF THE COLD" program in Niagara. Don't miss this special Musical Evening.

NIAGARA CHRISTIAN GLEANERS: SAVE THE DATES! Because of the amazing response to our fund-raising dinner last year we’ve decided to arrange two dinners this year. With much thankfulness to our Saviour and Redeemer, our “Gratitude” dinners will be held on April 12 & 13 and they’ll both be catered by Chef Jan of Grand Oak Culinary Market. To book for Friday please email ncgfriday@gmail.com, to book for Saturday email ncgsaturday@gmail.com. There’s also a sign-up sheet for both nights at the Gleaners on Spring Creek Road in Smithville. The website, www.niagaragleaners.org, will soon be posting further information.

SAVE THE DATE - Walking Alongside: Youth and Mental Health - Join us Saturday, April 27, 8:15 am-3:30 pm, at Westdale Reformed Church in Hamilton for a training event on youth and mental health, open to youth and youth leaders, pastors, parents, teachers, disability advocates, service providers, coaches, and other community volunteers. Keynote speaker: Stephen Doucet Campbell, a registered psychotherapist at Shalem Mental Health Network, with experience serving youth with depression, anxiety, and addiction.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Working at Camp Shalom has been life-changing for so many people. Grow in your faith, meet great new friends, make a meaningful impact on other people and earn money for your future. Located just outside of Cambridge, Camp Shalom offers programming for kids in grades 1-12 and for adults with special needs. We are now accepting applications for our summer staff positions. All positions are paid and you must be 17 before Dec. 31st, 2019 to apply. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com to apply and for a list of available positions. Interviews will start February 16th.

The CRCNA is looking to hire a Mixed Media Editor for its denominational magazine, The Banner, on part-time basis (10-15 hrs/wk). This is a work-from-home position. Visit www.crcna.org/jobs for position details or to apply by completing an online application, attaching a current resume and cover letter, by February 8, 2019.

Karin Terpstra