August 5, 2018

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

Worship team @ Mountainview. Worship is a central component of life at Mountainview, and the worship team would be blessed by new participants, particularly those who play core instruments such as piano, guitar, drums, and yes, even organ! If you have a heart for leading worship, experience in singing or in playing an instrument, and have a desire to grow as a musician in team ministry, we would love to hear from you. We encourage especially less experienced musicians to give consideration to this opportunity, as mentoring and coaching are core components of how we operate.

Your prayerful consideration is appreciated. The month of August is a time where we want to give particular attention to having our "doors" open for this opportunity for you to become involved in this area of church life. You can send a note of interest, or questions, to Will Lammers, at musicdirector@mountainviewcrc.org. Thanks for considering!

Kids Camp – Amped, Lunch-time volunteers:  We invite you to join us any day for lunch from 12:15-1:00 pm, Tuesday - Friday for our last week of camp. Come spend some time with kids hungry for connection and give the camp staff a much needed break. Help us to share Jesus’ love with these kids by giving them some of your time.

Personal Support Needed for a Mountainview Attendee: A mature person with a good sense of humour is required to provide personal support to a young senior living in Grimsby with various activities of daily living including grocery shopping, meal preparation, and community involvement. 2 to 3 afternoons/evenings per week for a total of 10 hours; Days and times of the week can be negotiated; Remuneration for gas and an hourly wage of $18.00 - $20.00 per hour depending on experience. A police clearance is required. Please send your resume, expression of interest and covering letter to islanddan1953@gmail.com.

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).


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LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

Ordination Service for Candidate Mark DeVos: All members of Classis Niagara are invited to witness the joyous occasion of the Ordination of Candidate Mark DeVos, as pastor of The Village Church, Thorold. The service will take place on Sunday, August 19th at 2:00 pm, at St.Johns Church, 2 Carleton St. S., Thorold. We give thanks to God for bringing Candidate Mark DeVos and the Village Church together and pray for many years of blessings on his ministry.

Prayer Request for a Karen Refugee Family: We are urgently requesting your prayers for a young family whose future hangs in the balance based on the outcome of a trial to be held in Thailand. Adonia Htoo is a Christian Karen refugee from Burma, now residing in Hamilton, who has been attempting to sponsor his wife, Hsa Po Kee La, to come to Canada since he arrived here in 2009. Numerous attempts were made for sponsorship, including a church sponsorship through Zion United Reformed church in 2015. The way was finally made clear this July, but then his wife was arrested at the Thailand airport for having a forged visa. She was separated from their daughter and placed in prison to await a trial. She is not guilty of this crime, as she was unaware that the one who prepared her visa was corrupt, even though she had gone to a legitimate source. The penalty if she is found guilty could mean years in jail, steep fines, or deportation; so currently a good lawyer is urgently being sought after. May God have mercy on this family as they seek justice for Hsa Po Kee La, and may they be reunited soon and be able to live together in Canada.

Rose City Kidz Charity Golf Classic - It’s that time again where Rose City Kids is looking for golfers and businesses willing to sponsor our Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday August 11 @ Riverview Golf Club (Fenwick). RCK continues to grow in so many ways! We are excited to be able to invest in, love and walk alongside so many children and youth in Welland!! By supporting us at this event you become part of a team that is helping break the cycle of poverty here in Niagara. Thank you for your consideration! For more information or to sign up please contact Nathan Anjema (905 892 5350 ext 230) or Gerry Vermeer (905 714 4141). Thank you!!

CPJ: inspired by faith to act for Justice, deals with issues of: poverty in Canada, ecological justice, refugee rights, taxation, and democratic reform. Their Justice-E-News July 26, 2018 update, is now available by following this link: Justice E-News.

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.

ICS Channel 229 - We are pleased to send you the August 2018 issue of the ICS Channel 229 and Prayer Letter.  We would value your participation alongside the ICS extended community in praying the weekly petitions. You can read or download the issue at: news.icscanada.edu/search/label/prayer. Thank you for joining us in prayer for ICS and its work.

Liberatas in Concert - Drayton Christian Reformed Church - Join us August 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Drayton CRC for Libertas in concert. For tickets see www.libertasvoices.com. Questions? Email info@libertasvoices.com or call 905-522-0001.

Beginnings 3K Walk/Run/Roll Event - Join Beginnings Family Services for its 25th annual 3K Walk/Run/Roll event on Saturday, September 15th at Dundas Driving Park, Hamilton or walk and raise money in your neighborhood if you're not able to make it to Hamilton and send us photos that we can share on Facebook. Registration opens at 9:00 am with the run starting at 9:30 am. This is a family-friendly event held in the center of Dundas Driving Park, and includes fun activities for kids, refreshments and a light lunch. Minimum donation of $25 if no pledges; all proceeds support the pregnancy counselling work of Beginnings. To register email info@beginnings.ca or visit www.beginnings.ca/.

 Global Prayer Safari - In Swahili, the word "safari" means "journey." Join a team of North Americans who appreciate the power of prayer as you journey hand-in-hand with teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. You'll learn about prayer from other Christian traditions as you visit schools, hospitals, jails, government buildings, markets, and more. Dates: January 31 - February 11, 2019. For more information, visit www.resonateglobalmission.org/safari.

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.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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.

We still have openings for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year and for spare drivers. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licensing, and vulnerable sector checks, and will provide full training if you are considering getting started! Contact Kevin Huinink at 519-546-9159 or khuinink@nace.ca. More info. at: www.Drive4NACE.ca.

HR Consultant RFP - Are you passionate about people? World Renew seeks to engage a Human Resources (HR) Strategist to provide leadership for the human resources planning of each team and overall organizational structure of World Renew, starting with the evaluation of the field offices. This will include an analysis of current positions and structures, a review of the compensation structure (including policies related to benefits and taxation) and compiling recommendations. The HR Strategist will consult with various staff on their human resource plans and staffing needs essential to support the mission and strategy of the agency. For more information, please see the complete Request For Proposal on our website: https://www.worldrenew.net/RFP.

Karin Terpstra