April 21, 2019
Youth & Middle School combined event on April 27th. We will be going to Gravity Climbing Gym in Hamilton for a fun night of climbing and 'hanging out'. Meeting at the church at 6:30pm on the Saturday night, and will be back at 10pm. Please RSVP with Brandon by April 15th.
Middle School next week. Continuing the series titled Game Plan - "Love goes all places."
Youth next week. Continuing the series Subject to Change - "No Matter what, God is with you"
Inspirational Women’s Conference: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Meeting House in Oakville, ON. All women are invited for a day of inspiration, worship and fellowship, with the theme of In You. I Am. Enough. My grace is sufficient. 2 Cor. 12:9 Speaker: Megan Fate Marshman, Worship Leader: Brooke Nicholls, Storyteller: Sara Weber, Improv: Lea Wilkening and Natasha Bromfield. Come and be refreshed and renewed; bring your friends, invite someone who is seeking. Early bird registration ends this week April 12th! Registration is required - please register on-line at: www.inspirationalwomen.ca.
There will be transportation available to the conference. Please email Sue Kikkert if you would like a ride. Please include your phone number. We will leave the Mountainview parking lot at 7:45 am on April 27.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVE SATURDAY MAY 4 – Mark this date on your Calendar! The Outreach team is organizing a "Serve Saturday" once again on Saturday, May 4 , a morning where we can bless those in our community by serving them. Come and serve with your small group and church family. Join us first for breakfast at 8:30 at Mountainview and a time of devotions and prayer. After that, we will go out into the community in groups to serve others' needs-spring yard clean ups, helping out at GBF, visiting seniors, doing small projects etc. We have 7 individual yards that are already on our list so please consider helping out! After your project, join us back at the church at noon for a BBQ lunch and more fellowship.
If you have a need or know of someone in our community or have a neighbour with a need OR want to sign up to serve, contact Gerry Bijsma at email@example.com or Jessica VanGeest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Child care will be provided for children 3 and under.
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. Theme this week: Leadership
Playing God – Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch author of Culture Making
“This is a thoughtful and compelling book about power. Thinking of power as a gift which is meant for flourishing gives the reader much to consider. Institutions are meant for flourishing. Therefore, leaders of institutions must ask the question about how they are using the power gifted to them. Are they image bearers of that power or god players? The author’s biblical and personal stories help the reader work through these and many other great questions.” – Mary Andringa, president/CEO Vermeer Corporation
Leaders Eat Last – Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
Imagine a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe when they are there and return home feeling fulfilled by the work they do. It’s not as crazy as you might think. The fascinating research and true stories in this book prove that leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal, inspired and effective colleagues.
Kids@ Mountainview Summer Camp registration is now open! Join us for Power Up! Kids will be challenged to raise their game because knowing God and trusting in Jesus fills each of us with the Fruit of the Spirit! “God’s power has given us everything we need to live a godly life.” 2 Peter 1:3a, NIrV. At camp your kids will have fun, make new friends, and develop new skills. Full Day Camps are being offered for 6 weeks with a different theme each week, with an Extended-Day option. Visit www.mountainviewcrc.org for details.
LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS
Good Friday Family Faith Formation Tip - Without experiencing the darkness of Good Friday, we can’t fully appreciate the joy of Easter. Let kids know that it’s appropriate to be sad this week as we remember Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice, but remind them that death does not have the last word in God’s salvation story! (crcna.org/FaithFormation).
Easter Sunday Family Faith Formation Tip - Got Lego, Playmobil, or other small figures? Use them to re-enact Jesus’ resurrection with kids today. Read the Easter story from John 20:1-18 in a child-friendly version of the Bible like the NIrV (available at BibleGateway.com). Then read it again, slowly, as kids act the story out with figures and experience it in a new way.
Free Advocacy Workshop - The CRCNA, World Renew, and Canadian Foodgrains Bank have partnered to present Faith in Action: Practicing Biblical Advocacy - a workshop that will help you learn how to have your voice heard by local, provincial, and national leaders. This is a great opportunity to do advocacy for World Renew and CFGB, but the skills you learn will also apply to any justice issues that matter to your local congregations. April 27th @ Immanuel CRC in Hamilton, 9:30am-3:30pm. Please register at www.bit.ly/onadvocacy or by contacting email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the CRC for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. Please pray for keynote speaker Soong-Chan Rah. Pray that God will guide him as he prepares the message for Inspire 2019; that his words will encourage those listening. Pray also for interactions and conversations he will have with people at the event.
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.
SMITHVILLE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL:
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. Smithville’s production promises to be a light-hearted evening of fun, humour, and entertainment! 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: email@example.com.
Our Spring Membership Meeting is on Monday, April 29 at Smithville Christian High School. There will be a time for coffee and interaction with fellow members 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.
Join EduDeo Ministries’ cross-Canada walk, run, bike, swim challenge this April! Choose your favourite activity, log KMs April 15-May 24, and raise support for Special Education in the Dominican Republic. Will you rise to the challenge and GO around the world collectively in 40 days. Need info? Signing up? Visit www.edudeo.com/go.
HANDS (Help Another Nation Develop Schools): Through short-term missions, you can help build safe, Christ-Centred schools for children around the world. We’re booking teams for the 2019-2020 season, so sign up now – either as a group or an individual. Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or 289-527-0003.
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.
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.
Announcing Act Five - Act Five, an eight-month Christian gap year program, is launching in September 2019! The program is designed for students graduating high school who are looking for a year to explore, learn and serve before deciding what's next. Apply by April 30th at actfive.ca.
World Renew Career Opportunity - Are you energized by clear and well-organized processes? Do you love to help build guidelines and templates? World Renew is looking to hire a Refugee Program Associate to assess World Renew's sponsorship guidelines and budget template in light of governmental requirements and to assist sponsoring groups to develop the needed budget and settlement plans. For more information on this position, or to apply, please visit 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 email@example.com.