July 8, 2018


Puerto Rico Mission Trip Meeting: For youth interested in going on the mission trip to Puerto Rico in March 2019, please meet in the youth room after the morning service Today (Please go right to the youth room after the service so we can start right away). Parents are welcome to attend. There was a letter with more information in your mail slots. Questions? Talk to Janice.

There will be no prayer Ministry meeting this week Wednesday, July 11th.

10 more prayer partners are needed for Fruitland special needs Serve. Participants and mentors alike are looking forward to a great week of Serve, July 20 – 26, but they also need of prayer as they “ Love God, and Love the World“. We are challenging 10 more individuals, families, or small groups pray for a Serve member. The prayer wall is by the mail slots. Take one bundle of prayer cards. Write a poem, scripture, prayer or encouraging note on each card and then return your completed bundle to the prayer wall or the Bijsma’s mail slot. Please return them by Sunday July 15. This year we are asking the prayer partners NOT to include gifts. Thank you so much for your willingness to be part of this great Serve week.         Gerry & Pauline Bijsma

Temporary part time job opportunity: We are looking for a PSW or nursing student who might be able to help, for a few hours day or a few hours a week, a Mountainview member who is waiting for a bed in a nursing home. Please call Irene at 905 929 4094 for more information.

Arts and Crafts week at Summer Camp is looking for: cereal boxes, mason jars, baby jars, buttons, and scrap booking material. Please collect and donate any of these items up until July 23rd, if you have them.

Week of Guided Prayer Books:  Please return any books borrowed from the book lending table to the labelled cardboard box found under the mailboxes or to Liz Meijer's mailbox. Thank you!

Peach Festival: Looking for volunteers to scoop ice cream, ladle fruit, squeeze whipping cream and serve the customers with a smile. Available time slots: Fri Aug. 24 8 -11 pm. Sat. 12:30 – 3 pm / 3 - 5:30 pm / 5:30 – 8 pm / 8 -11 pm. Please call Hilda Stuive at 905-945-0489 (can leave message) or 905-309-7773 (evenings).

DISCOVER CAMBODIA WITH WORLD RENEW. World Renew is planning a Discover Cambodia trip in November 2018.  They would love to have you join them and show you what they are doing. For more information there are some pamphlets on the table in the foyer or you can talk to Arie or Dianne Fennema. We went last year and it was a blessing to see what work is being done there.



Shalom Outbreak – Visitor restrictions are in effect in the Sunrise Court (Manor-second floor) home area due to gastrointestinal outbreak. All visiting an isolated resident must wear the gown, mask and gloves provided. If you are unwell, we ask that you not visit. If you visit a resident on Sunrise Court, we request you make no other visits before leaving. Don’t forget to hand sanitize/wash when entering & exiting the building during your visit – handwashing is one of our best defenses against spreading illness. Thank you for working with us to get and keep our residents safe and healthy!

We are pleased to send you two links, one to the July 2018 issue of the ICS Channel 229 news; news.icscanada.edu/search/label/prayer, and the other to our July 2018 ICS Prayer Letter; news.icscanada.edu/. We would value your participation alongside the ICS extended community in praying the weekly petitions.

Classis Niagara is being called to meet on July 11th, at 7 pm at Covenant C.R.C. in St. Catherine’s for the examination of candidate Mark DeVos, who accepted a call to full time Ministry of Word and Sacrament in The Village Church of Thorold. Please arrange for a Pastor, Elder and Deacon delegate to attend this meeting. Sermon texts have been assigned, synodical deputies informed, and examiners appointed. An agenda and appropriate material will be coming to the churches

Grimsby Benevolent Fund (GBF) - The mission of GBF is to provide assistance to members of our local community to meet their basic needs and to achieve self sufficiency.  GBF is always in need of more volunteers.  Contact Marion Thorp Volunteer Services Manager @ volunteers@gbfgrimsby.com to see what opportunities there are for you to share your time and talents.

School satisfaction survey: Smithville Christian High School is seeking feedback. Our goal is to provide a Christian education that all our constituents – current and past parents, alumni, leaders, donors, and students themselves – agree is excellent. Current students and parents have already been invited to provide their feedback, but we are also asking members of our wider community for their perspective. If you are an alumnus, an alumni parent, or a supporter of Smithville Christian High School, your opinion matters to us. Please fill out our survey. It should take between 5 and 15 minutes and your feedback is extremely valuable. Here is a link to the survey: www.gwmin.com/survey but you will need a token to access it. To obtain a token, email Marlene Bergsma at mbergsma@smithvillechristian.ca. There is an option at the end of the survey to make your responses anonymous. Smithville Christian High School is grateful for your input and your support.


AUGUST 6,2018, AT WHISKY RUN GOLF CLUB IN PORT COLBORNE!! The cost for 9 holes, dinner and prizes will be $75.00 per golfer. Registration will begin at 2:30 pm at the Golf Course; shotgun goes off at 3:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 6 pm in the Pavillion. If you can't make it out for golf, we would love to have you join us for dinner only, at $25.00 per person. Get your foursome together and contact us!  Registration forms available by contacting John or Grace Van Huizen and providing an e-mail address. If you have Prizes, donations, or would be willing to "sponsor a hole", or if you have any questions, please contact John or Grace Van Huizen. Funds raised this year will be in support of the SEAFARERS MINISTRY of John and Grace Van Huizen. Deadline to register is July 27,2018. Contact info:  John 289-213-0252, john.air2sea@yahoo.ca; Grace 289-362-6322  jvanhuizen2@hotmail.com.

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 information visit www.resonateglobalmission.org/Egypt.

ROSE CITY KIDS 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!!

Biblical Study Tour to Italy - (March 28 - April 9, 2019) Visit the Vatican with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral; the impressive monuments of ancient Rome; Hadrian’s Villa; Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius; Paestum; Assisi; Florence; Ravenna; and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational tour. For more information, contact Dr. Weima at weimje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110. 

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.


Work. Walk. Pray. - Resonate Global Mission is seeking a hiking/backpacking intern to work alongside long-term missionaries in West Africa. Hike to remote West African villages and help bring scripture to people in their local language. Learn more and apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/hiking.

Shalom Manor & Gardens Volunteer Opportunity:  Are you interested in volunteering? Shalom Manor & Gardens is looking for a reliable volunteer to help in our General Store and Café every other Wednesday afternoon, as well as people to cover holidays. Interested in this volunteer job or something else? Contact Jessica, Coordinator of Volunteers at (905) 945-9631 ext. 1115 or at volunteercoord@shalommanor.ca. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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.

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

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.

Resonate Global Mission, a ministry of the CRCNA, has a part-time (18.75 hrs/wk) opening for a Group Coordinator for Volunteer Ministries in our Burlington offices. This position will manage Canadian and US short-term mission volunteer groups for deeper engagement in cross-cultural learning and ministry and see communities of disciples everywhere participating in God’s mission by faithfully proclaiming and living out the good news of Jesus. Visit www.crcna.org/jobs for more info. For consideration, complete an on-line application attaching a current cover letter and resume by July 27, 2018.

Karin Terpstra