May 6, 2018


Loblaws cards – If you have a Loblaws card and are wondering what to do with it, feel free to activate it and drop it off for Christine Winter to help cover the cost of snacks at camp this summer.

65+ers final lunch.  Our next get together is on Thursday the 10th of May. Come on out and join us at JJ’s on Docks at 15 Lake St. in Grimsby for lunch. A lovely place and good food.  Reservations made for noon. Come and join us. Look for directions in your mail slot. Hope to see many of you there.

Starting Tuesday evening May 8 at 6pm, the Landscaping Small Group will be starting another season of lawn and garden maintenance of the church grounds. This will be our 18th season of service in this venture.  Anyone wishing to join our small group for an evening of fellowship and a good workout, please contact Art Koornneef at 905-309-7934 or Dick Vermeer at 905-945-8430. Or even better, show up on Tuesday evening at 6pm prepared to work.

Middle School end of year bonfire party! Saturday May 26th, 7 - 9:30pm @ Jason and Melissa Vanderwier’s. We will be having a bonfire and a game of Capture the Flag. Parents please drop off and pick up your son/daughter at the Vanderwier's. Those entering grade 6 in September are welcome to attend as well. 

THE WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER (WOGP), Praying Our Story: Registration continues today for participation in the Week of Guided Prayer (May 27 - June 2).  To register for the retreat or to speak to someone about the retreat, please visit the registration table in the front lobby, in front of the Library, before or after the service.

Youth Yard Sale - Spring cleaning is here! Do you have stuff that you no longer use but is still in good shape?  The Mountainview youth are planning a fundraiser yard sale for July 7th and would like you to start putting stuff aside for them to donate to their sale. Proceeds of the sale will go towards their mission trip to Puerto Rico in March 2019. Questions? Contact Janice:



Grimsby Life Centre 2018 LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN -- Next week begins our annual Life Change baby-bottle campaign. This six-week campaign runs between Mothers and Father’s Day, it is one of our most significant fund raising campaigns that under girds the Life Centres in Grimsby and Smithville.  We exist solely by the generosity of our community businesses, churches, family and individuals who believe in helping their neighbours. Please partner with us and take a baby bottle with you on Mother’s Day to be returned on Father’s Day. Thank you so much for your willingness to participate.

We are excited to be hosting SERVE Niagara again this year at Beacon Christian School in St Catharines from July 14-21, and we are seeking PRAYER PARTNERS to keep our Host Team and the youth participants in prayer both leading up to and during the week of SERVE. If you are interested in being a PRAYER PARTNER, please contact Elly Boersma ( or 905-937-3942) to sign up or for more information.

Use Your Motorhome/RV for World Renew/CRCNA Ministry - World Renew and the CRCNA are commissioning Jeremy Benjamin (Zeyl) to travel across Canada (June-Oct) in a project that will join the voices of thousands of CRC members on the song "I Am Not My Own". This journey is a fundraiser for World Renew and CRC local ministries, and we are looking for help so that Jeremy can travel with his family! If you have a heart for World Renew and the CRCNA, as well as access to a simple motorhome or van/trailer combo to assist with this ministry trip during this time period, please reach out directly to Jeremy at To learn more about this exciting project, visit

EduDeo GO! is a cross-Canada walk/run/bike/swim challenge from April 1 – June 30, 2018 to build classrooms for Belen Christian School in the Dominican Republic. Get active and get outside by setting goals, creating challenges and raising money for each KM you travel. It’s still possible to sign up for free and/or donate at

Smithville Christian High School presents “Harvey” This Pulitzer Prize winning play is an exceptionally complex piece of writing. There is nothing trivial about its themes, which include society's perennial need to crush individuals who do not conform to majority thinking and our inability to listen to our fellow humans. May 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday); May 10, 11, and 12 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Tickets: $12.50 in advance, $15.00 at the door. All performances: 8 pm. To reserve your tickets contact Smithville Christian Office:  905-957-3255 or email

Shalom Manor & Gardens MAY SALE:  Join us Saturday, May 26 to get supplied for all your gardening needs – flowers, herbs, vegetables, bushes and more; check out the marketplace vendors & then enjoy something from our pop-up restaurant! Funds raised will go towards special services, events and programs for the residents.  We hope to see you there!

Senior Student Art Exhibition Incrementum until May 26 - Visit Redeemer's Art Gallery to view a semester's work by senior Art students displayed as Incrementum, the final exhibition of the academic year. Learn more at

CPJ's AGM & Toronto Book Launch: CPJ will host its Annual General Meeting and a book launch of our new publication, Journeys to Justice on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Mary Ward Centre, Toronto. Joe Gunn, CPJ's executive director, will introduce the book, and we will hear readings and commentary from a panel of contributors to the book, including Moira Hutchinson, Peter Noteboom, John Olthuis, Jennifer Henry, Leah Watkiss, and David Pfrimmer. The business meeting begins at 6:30pm, and the book launch event starts at 7:30pm. Copies of Journeys to Justice will be available for purchase on site, with signings by attending contributors. For more info contact us at

Western University Campus Ministry Reunion - If you were a part of the CRC campus ministry at Western University from 2001 to the present, you are invited to a reunion BBQ and bonfire on Saturday, June 9 from 4-9 pm in Talbotville, ON. Reconnect with former students, share stories about life after Western, mingle with current campus ministry students, and hear exciting stories of what God is doing through this ministry at Western. Questions, further details, or RSVP? Email Dr. Mike Wagenman at or call/text (519) 851-5845.

4 DAY EVENING WALK:  Join us for the 4 Day Evening Walk at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trail Centre. Registration is now open. Dates: June 11, 12, 13, & 14. Register on-line / mail in at or onsite. Questions? Email them to 

SAVE THE DATE!! Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Bridge Missional Communities

Delicious Slow Roasted Pulled Pork, Grilled Chicken, the best Fries EVER and more!! Kick back and relax to Blues Music while sipping on local Craft Beer (don’t worry, wine and non-alcoholic beverages available too) all while enjoying the great outdoors in a beautiful setting at the Hopkins Farm in Pelham. We are looking for Silent Auction Item Donations. Proceeds from Silent Auction and donations received will help fund the ministries of the Bridge Community, including the important work at the Hub located on Queen St in Niagara Falls. Date: Saturday, July 7th at 6pm. Cost: $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8. Where: 2590 Centre St in Pelham (corner of Sawmill Rd and Centre St). Reserve your tickets now! Contact: Cathy Benjamins; e-mail:; Phone: 905-736-0160.

Global Prayer Safari - January 3 to February 11, 2019 - The Global Prayer Safari brings together brothers and sisters in Christ from all over the world to join together in prayer for the world. This trip is meant to demonstrate Christ's love to ministry leaders, government officials, business people, and everyday citizens in Ethiopia through prayer and relationship-building. If interested, visit or contact Bill at

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


CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Camp Shalom is looking for summer staff. If you love Jesus and like working with kids or individuals with special needs, then this might be for you. Work outdoors, with great people, while making a meaningful impact on campers' lives. All positions are paid and you must be 17 before Dec. 31st, 2018. Visit to apply.

EDUDEO MINISTRIES - is looking for teachers to join us in Nicaragua in August 2018 for Discover and Learn. This ten-day professional development program is an exciting opportunity for Canadian teachers to interact with, learn from, and encourage Christian school teachers in Nicaragua. Interested in joining? Visit or email Phil Beck at to find out more. Deadline for applications is May 18, 2018.

Young adult internship opportunity - Calling all young adults! Live out your Micah 6:8 calling through a cross-cultural reconciliation journey this June with World Renew, the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee, and the Office of Race Relations. Scholarships are available. Learn more and apply by May 11 here:

Job Opportunity:  Martindale Place, a Christian non-profit senior’s housing campus in St Catharines is looking for a full time, permanent Head Chef.  For more information about this position and to apply please visit

Summer Youth Camp in Hungary - Your presence can make a difference in the life of Hungarian youth and the Hungarian church! From June 15-30, help lead two one-week VBS-style youth camps in Hungary for kids. Visit for more information or to apply.

NACE Bus Drivers for 2018-19 needed - This job is ideal for someone who loves kids and is highly reliable and confident. We need regular, occasional and spare drivers. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licencing, and vulnerable sector checks, and will provide full training if you are considering getting started! Contact Kevin Huinink at  519-546-9159  or for details.


Karin Terpstra