February 4, 2018


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 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.

Pre-Marriage Classes: Pastor Sid and Sue are offering 5 weeks of Pre-Marriage classes working through Timothy Keller’s book “The Meaning of Marriage.” Join us this evening in the choir room at 7pm.

Come out and enjoy a great breakfast while supporting your Cadet Club! The annual Cadet Breakfast will be Saturday, February 24th from 8 – 10 am.  A full breakfast menu will be cooked and served by the    Cadets.  Cost is by donation. Thank you for your support!

65+ This time we also challenge the 55+ plus to come and marvel at a visual/audio production based on the Psalms. Coffee at 10 and the presentation at 10:30. Soup and buns for Lunch at only $2/person. Come on out and be blessed.

Join the Mountainview team for Coldest Night of the Year 2018! It's cold out there! Walk with us on Saturday, February 24th to raise funds for transitional supportive housing in West Niagara (Lincoln, Grimsby, West Lincoln). 2K, 5K or 10K options available. Grab your Small Group, Family and Friends and join the "Mountainview Church, Grimsby" team at bit.ly/cnoy18

NEIGHBOURHOOD POTLUCKS: Neighbourhoods are one way we, as a church body, can connect with fellow Christians 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 ~ February 4th; Neighbourhood 2 ~ February 11th; Neighbourhood 3 ~ February 25th; Neighbourhood 4 ~ March 4th.

YOUTH FUNDRAISER DINNER!! This year we are changing it up a bit with a new theme: Pirates of the Carribbean. Come sail the seas with us on Saturday February 17thCocktail hour begins at 5pmDinner at 6pm. This year we are also seeking sponsors for tables. What this means is - for $200 you sponsor a table of 8 to cover the cost of the meal, instead of asking for donated items.  These 8 tickets are yours to use or distribute. A sponsor can be an individual, family or a business.  Individual tickets can still be reserved free of cost - you do not have to sponsor a table. Please contact Janice Schwanz to reserve your tickets or if you wish to sponsor a table. Call 289-377-8389 or email; youthdirector@mountainviewcrc.org. Donations on the event help youth to attend AOYC and a mission trip.  This year we are aiming to go to Puerto Rico in March of 2019 with Disaster Relief from World Renew. Cannot attend?  You can still donate; envelopes are at the Welcome Center.

Middle School meets next on February 11th - Continue the series "Best Seller"-The Bible can seem pointless, but it makes you better at life.

Youth meets next on February 11th - Finish reading "Questions from the Pickle Jar" and send in your questions for our panel discussion. 



Starting a Missional Community Where You Are. Have you ever wondered what it is like to live on mission together in your neighbourhood and community? The Bridge Missional Communities and Classis Niagara Discipleship Team invite you to the HUB in Niagara Falls for five Breakfast Sessions to learn the ins, outs, how’s and what’s of missional living and how to start a Missional Community. Sessions: Feb 10, 24, Mar 10, 24 and April 7 from 8:30 - 11:30 am. Cost: $25/person for the whole training. Contact Hilda Vander Klippe at hilda@myvillagechurch.ca, 905-397-0502 or Allen Kleine Deters, allen@thebridgenf.ca, 289-687-0169 for more information or to register. You can also register on the Bridge website at thebridgenf.ca

Equipping and Encouragement Day - Saturday, March 3rd with Marion Lensink of CRCNA:  The Implementation Team, along with our Discipleship Team, invites you to attend a day with Marian Lensink from CRCNA at Bethany CRC in Fenwick. We will learn: 

- how to create community through small groups and personal relationships 

- what it looks like to engage with scripture  

- how to pray with and for others  

- how to become more mission oriented  

All sessions will apply to both personal and small-group growth.  Those in leadership positions would benefit greatly. Marian is engaging, fun and quick-paced.  She will lead us through different exercises, personal reflection and practical application. Doors open @ 8:30 for coffee and we will end by 3pm.  Cost is $15 payable at the door. This includes lunch, coffee and refreshments.  Please register before February 28 by emailing: wvahrmeyer@gmail.com

We are pleased to send you the February 2018 issue of the ICS Channel 229 and Prayer Letter.  We would value your participation alongside the ICS extended community in praying the daily petition.  Find it at:  news.icscanada.edu/search/label/prayer. Thank you for joining us in prayer for ICS and its work.

Another’s World: Portraits by Tim Lowly and Christina Sealey, February 8th. Another’s World is an art exhibition curated by Redeemer art student Bethany Kenyon featuring painted portraits by Christina Sealey and Tim Lowly. Learn more at www.redeemer.ca/anothers-world.

Flourishing of Life for All: How are we called to be a prophetic voice for action on climate change? — Join Citizens for Public Justice and Joint Ecological Ministry for "Flourishing of Life for All," a gathering with Heather Eaton. Together, we will reflect on the power and responsibility of religious communities to be a prophetic voice for action on climate change. Karri Munn-Venn, CPJ's senior policy analyst, will also be there with materials for our Give it up for the Earth! campaign so that attendees will be able participate in the campaign right away! Join us on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Mary Ward Centre. For more information, email jemcanada@outlook.com.

Youth Mental Health session with Shaun Baylis, the CEO of Pathstone Mental Health. It is a free community event; everyone welcome!! Come by our school on Thursday, February 8th at 7 pm to learn more about the mental health of our youth, and what we can do to help the coming generations. For more information, please contact us at 905-563-5374 ext. 230 or at slavictoire@glchs.on.ca.

Steve Bell will be in Toronto on February 10th hosting his “For the Journey: Refreshing Christian Faith and Spiritual Tradition for the Weary and the Wary.” – day retreat at Knox Presbyterian Church. Earlybird tickets are only $99 (until January 15th). Visit www.stevebell.com/events for more information.

Datenight Comedy: Not your Normal Date Night – Fun & Faith and Focus on the Family Canada present a 2 hour comedy event for couples with a live game show!  Thursday, February 15 at Lakemount.  $15 General Admission; $25 Gold Circle.  For tickets and information visit: FunandFaith.

Euchre Tournament in support of the Smithville Christian High School 2018 South Africa Trip. Come out and enjoy a fun evening of euchre, food and fun.  Cost is $20 per person.  Tournament will be held in the Smithville Christian High School lounge or atrium, on Friday, February 23, starting at 7:30 pm.  Contact the school by phone (905-957-3255) or by email (office@smithvillechristian.ca) to reserve your spot.

St. Catharines Right to Life Dinner:  Saturday, February 24, 6 pm at Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, St. Catharines. Guest Speaker: Josh Brahm, founder of the Equal Rights Institute. Join us for an excellent dinner, fellowship and an outstanding pro-life speaker who will inform, inspire and encourage us. To reserve tickets ($50, $25 for students), call our office 905-684-7505 or email: info@chooselife.ca . More info at ChooseLife.ca 

Exodus Vision Tour Led by a Resonate Missionary - Step back into ancient times and walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel. From Saturday, April 14, 2018 — Sunday, April 29, 2018, you'll be given a vision of Christ’s historical chosen people so you can build a vision for today’s church. Deadline to apply is March 16th. Visit resonateglobalmission.org/exodus for more information.

9th Annual HAMILTON PLACE CONCERT – March 31, 2018, Hosanna Choir & Mattaniah Christian Male Choir. Tickets are now available for the annual combined concert of the 130 voice Hosanna Choir & 40 voice Mattaniah Christian Male Choir concert which will once again be held, the Lord willing, at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly called Hamilton Place) on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30pm. In addition to our regular line-up of musicians of Ryan Vandenberg (Organ), Andre Knevel (Organ), Naomi Van Manen (Piano), Scott Harrison & Aaron  (trumpets), the concert will also feature Doug Miller (Flute), and Jaco van Houselt (Tenor).  Tickets are aviailable at $19 & $29, and can be obtained through a choir member, or contact Wendy den Hollander at 905-628-1211 or email her at hdenhollander@yahoo.com or online at www.hosanna-choir.org


Job Opening - NACE (the Niagara Association for Christian Education) invites applications for an Administrative Assistant at its John Knox Christian School location in Stoney Creek.  Full details can be found at www.nace.ca - 'News and Info'.

Indwell is currently recruiting part-time Support Workers at our Wentworth Program and at Strathearne Suites in Hamilton. Application information to join Indwell’s dedicated team can be found at indwell.ca/get-involved/careers

If you love Jesus and like working with kids or individuals with special needs, then apply to be on staff at Camp Shalom this summer. We are now accepting applications for our paid summer staff positions. You must be 17 before Dec. 31st, 2018 to apply. Visit http://www.countrysidecamp.comto apply and for a list of available positions. Interviews will start February 17th.

Year-Long Mission Opportunity in Central America - Spend a year learning about what mission work looks like today by living in one of five Central American countries along with other North Americans and Central Americans. You'll take part in hands-on ministry based on your gifts. Visit resonateglobalmission.org/Cohort for more information or to sign-up!

Bethel CRC Dunnville has an interim position of Music Director at 10 hours/week, open for a one year maternity leave beginning April 1. If you feel this is something you are interested in, please contact the church at bethel@dunnvillecrc.ca for more information, including a detailed job description.

Resonate Global Mission of the CRCNA has a part-time opening for a Global Connections Local Mission Leader working remotely in the Eastern Canada region (Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes). The position will primarily work with churches to strengthen their engagement with global ministry and promote mission in the global context. A detailed description is available at Resonate. For consideration, complete an online application, attaching a current cover letter and resume.

Bible League Canada is a Christian charitable organization providing Scripture placement and church planter training worldwide so that people prepared by the Holy Spirit will be brought into relationship with Christ and His church. Our work is based on the conviction that the world needs the living Word of God more than anything else. We are in need of a Ministry Advancement Coordinator, reporting to the VP Ministry Advancement to cover an 8 month maternity leave ending Oct 5, 2018. The Ministry Advancement Coordinator will be an individual who recognizes and has faithfully responded to God’s call to utilize God-given technical and interpersonal skills and personal attributes for God’s glory and in the service of Bible League Canada’s Christian mission.

Program Associate – Refugee Resettlement:  Do you have a bachelor’s degree and experience in refugee advocacy and resettlement? If so, World Renew, has a full time opening for a Program Associate in their Refugee Program office, based in Burlington, Ontario. This is a time-bound position scheduled to conclude June 30th, 2018. This position promotes and contributes to the effective implementation and management of the Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement Program of World Renew in compliance with the Sponsorship agreement between World Renew and the Government of Canada. Please visit our website at http://www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information or to apply. Application deadline is February 11, 2018.

Redeemer University College is hiring! - Redeemer University College has number of position openings. Visit: http://www.redeemer.ca/staff-openings for more information



Karin Terpstra