September 30, 2018
CLUSTER GROUPS BEGIN TODAY @ 7pm!! All are welcome and invited. Come join us as we experience the gospel through an ALPHA series together as a church community and in small groups.
Niagara Young Adults Fellowship - The young adults at Bethany CRC are hosting the first get together of the season TODAY @ 7:30 pm. We are inviting all Classis Niagara young adults (college age and up) to join us at Bethany for an evening of spiritual discussion and fellowship. We will begin discussing "Not A Fan" by Kyle Idelman. Our format is small group discussion, refreshment, and fellowship. We started meeting two years ago with five CRC churches; Fenwick, Welland, Wellandport, Dunnville, Smithville and are now extending an invitation to all the young adults from St. Catharines, Grimsby, Beamsville, and Niagara Falls. Please consider joining this ministry, we are on Facebook under Niagara Young Adults Fellowship.
A big Thank you to all who helped in the Peach Sundae booth. Approximately 28,000 sundaes were sold. On behalf of the Winona Men’s Club, Hilda Stuive
News from Your Prayer Ministry Team: As a community of believers, it is such a blessing to hold one another up in prayer before our Heavenly Father. We have been working on creating new ways of communicating prayer at Mountainview. Years ago, we had a “Prayer Chain”. Its’ purpose was to get a prayer request out quickly to a group of people who signed up to be prayer warriors. We would now like to introduce the “Prayer Blast”. Prayer participants would receive a request by email or phone. They would not pass it on, but rather just receive it and pray!
This “Prayer Blast” is an additional form of prayer and does not replace prayer items sent into the office for Church Family/Congregational Prayer/Announcements. Marg and I have both experienced a time in which we were faced with an emergency and found ourselves sitting in an emergency waiting room thinking… we just need people praying right now! The same goes for rejoicing or praising over good news…we want to share it and Glorify God! We hope the prayer Blast enables people to do just that and hope to have it running soon. If being a participant in the “Prayer Blast” interests you, please sign up by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us: Marg at 905-979-6672 or Nancy: 905-945-1872.
Personal Support Needed: 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 including: grocery shopping, meal prep., and community involvement. 2 to 3 afternoons/evenings per week for a total of 10 hours; Days and times negotiable. Wage of $18-$20/hr based on experience. Remuneration for gas. Police check required. Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Help needed: Many of you in our congregation know Eric Slothouber. Eric has moved to 125 Livingston, Unit 27, Grimsby and is attending Mountainview. The deacons have been assisting Eric with driving him to church on Sunday mornings as well as driving him to the YMCA late Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We are seeking volunteers to assist us with this need. Please contact Eric Heinen or any of the deacons if you are willing and able to help out. The family is also seeking assistance; See above.
1. Coffee Break begins a new season on Tuesday, October 2nd. Registration is open and studies for the year are listed on the Mountainview website: www.mountainviewcrc.org/coffee-break. We offer Story Hour and nursery for the children, but we need babysitters. Able to babysit any Tuesday morning? Please contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-945-2128.
2. Afternoon Coffee Break group will begin on Wednesday October 3rd at 2:15 in the library. Plans are to study Lesson 6 of a study on Romans. Come on out and join us for a time of fellowship and learning together!
PRAYER WALK: we'll be meeting Saturday October 6th at Tim's across from Coles at 8:30am. walk/drive until 9:30am. For anyone curious about our walks come and join us or give me, Jane deVisser a call. We'd love to have you join us: 905-563-7671 or email@example.com.
SERVE SATURDAY is being organized by the Outreach team on October 13th; a morning where we can bless those in our community by serving them. Join us first for breakfast, devotions and prayer at 8:30 at Mountainview. Then, go out into the community in groups to serve others' needs - fall yard clean ups, helping out at GBF, visiting seniors, doing small projects etc. After your project, join us back at the church at noon for a BBQ lunch and more fellowship. Need Assistance? Know anyone who needs help? Want to sign up to serve? Please contact Gerry: firstname.lastname@example.org / 289-235-9302 or Jessica: email@example.com / 905-563-3676. Child care will be provided for children 3 and under. Come and serve with your small group, friends and church family. Come connect with and make a difference in your community!
Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents the MOMENTUM Choir in concert on Friday October 19th, 2018 @ 7 p.m. in support of Grimsby Life Centre. Momentum Choir is a highly disciplined, professionally facilitated performance choir, that consists entirely of musicians living with a disability. The Choir started in 2007, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, in response to an important need in the community. Momentum Choir nurtures the musical talent of people with disabilities. It serves as an artistic channel, empowering musicians with opportunities to showcase their abilities and communicate their love for music. The concert will take place at Mountainview. Tickets: $15 each, or $35 per family (w/children 15 & under) available at The Dutch Shop in Grimsby, or at the door on the evening of the concert.
LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS
CPJ is seeking a new Executive Director - We ask you, our cherished CPJ members and friends to consider yourselves as part of our recruiting team. Know a person of articulate Christian faith, called to serve in the public sphere as an advocate of public justice? Encourage them to apply for the position of CPJ's Executive Director! We look forward to receiving applications for this position and at the same time are grateful to God for the decade of distinguished service Joe Gunn has dedicated to CPJ.
The Ministry to Seafarers of the CRC’s September Newsletter is now available for those interested at https://www.ministrytoseafarers.org/blog.
1. It’s happening again! - What? The Canadian National Gathering for the CRCNA. When? May 24-26, 2019. Where? The King’s University in Edmonton. Participants from local churches across Canada will gather for a weekend to strategically celebrate, discern, and envision bold next steps for the CRC in Canada locally, regionally, and nationally. If you feel led to participate, connect with your council for more information.
2. Classis Niagara invites everyone to our Reformation Service on Sunday October 28th at Smithville CRC as we celebrate the 501st Anniversary of the Reformation. The service will begin at 3:00 pm. Gordon Park who is teacher/spiritual leader at Smithville Christian High School will be giving the message. Offering will be for World Renew.
Family Fun Fest (formerly the "N.A.C.E. Bazaar") - SAVE THE DATE!!!!! The annual event will take place November 10 at Smithville Christian Highschool. Committee members are in full force planning and we need your help to make this a success. From kids’ games, silent auction, home décor, live auction, baking, kitchen help, to evening clean up. With hundreds of people joining us in this event, we can't do this alone. Please watch for opportunities to volunteer to be publicized in the next few weeks.
We are also looking for donations for the silent auction, live auction and food donations. If you have anything in mind already please don't wait for us to call you, call us! Questions?? Please contact Christine Vangeest: 905-359-0204 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more details.
Life Chain is Today! Please join us TODAY (Sunday, September 30) from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the intersection of Main St and Christie St in Grimsby for Life Chain! Please park in the public parking lots or the GBF lot (please leave the Food Basics parking lot free for customers of that plaza). We will be there rain or shine! May God bless this hour of silent witness and prayer here and everywhere across Canada and the United States where Life Chains will be formed today!
ROAD2HOPE 2018 - Run/Walk to build classrooms at Primero Templo Biblica School in Nicaragua and give children the Gospel + Education. Join EduDeo Ministries for a fun, family-friendly event at Hamilton's beautiful Confederation Park. Register by September 30 (that's today!) at edudeo.com/r2h to save on registration and secure your EduDeo race shirt.
1. The 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award: Redeemer is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, Dr. Dan Reilly! Dan graduated from Redeemer in 1996 with a BSc in Biology and has since built a career as a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of health-care leaders. Join us for his award reception on October 4th: redeemer.ca/daa-reception.
2. Redeemer Reads: In the 2018-19 academic year, Redeemer is bringing a number of authors to our campus to celebrate the work of local writers. The first event, on October 11th, will feature poet D.S. Martin and on November 15th come out to hear author Daniel Coleman. Everyone is welcome to attend! redeemer.ca/events.
With thankfulness to God, Smithville Christian Reformed Church is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new facility, and is hosting a Grand Opening weekend, featuring an Open House for the community on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 1-4 pm. Take a walk through at your own leisure, refreshments provided! There will be a Celebration evening Saturday from 7 – 8 pm featuring greetings from local churches and our elected officials, and there will be a Dedication Service on Sunday, October 14 at 10:00 am. Everyone is invited… come as you are!
St. John’s Presbyterian Women are hosting their Fall Harvest Lunch & Deli Table on Saturday October 13, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Hope to see you there.
REMINDER!!! Trivia Night in support of the Seafarers Ministry of John and Grace Van Huizen is coming soon, Saturday, October 13 at the Wellandport Community Centre. Join us for our fourth annual fundraising evening featuring a Beef-On-A-Bun dinner, salads, baked goods and snacks. As always, the evening will also include a Silent Auction, Door Prizes and eight rounds of unique and stimulating Trivia Questions. One of those rounds will take on a whole new format! Gather your team of eight together and RSVP by next weekend. Or register on your own and we will place you with a team. We need to know how many participants to prepare dinner for! Let's get some Church competitions going. All for a most important cause! We look forward to seeing you! Call or email us if you prefer.... email@example.com / 289-362-6322; firstname.lastname@example.org / 289-213-0252; Vandyke.email@example.com / 905-774-3721.
Fall Friendship Festival; Saturday, October 20, 2018; ClearView Church, Oakville; 10am - 2pm. Hey, everyone... it's time for another festival! Join us for a day of fun and activities and meet new friends. Come and enjoy music and singing with Jacob Moon. Jacob is a professional musician from Hamilton... you will enjoy his music! Enjoy Jacob Moon’s music at www.jacobmoon.com. Invite your friends and neighbours!
GRIMSBY LIFE CENTRE Ministries - It's that time of year again! Our Annual Fall Benefit Fundraising Banquet will be held on Friday November 2nd, 2018 at a New Location; The Grand Olympia, 660 Barton Street, Stoney Creek. Our theme this year is entitled Changing Spaces! The evening begins at 6:00PM with Silent Auction viewing, followed by a delicious meal and client testimonies. You can either host a table of 10 people or come on your own, whichever way works best for you. We would be honored if you would come to the 2018 Banquet. Please call the office at 905.309.0944 by Tuesday Oct 23rd to RSVP your seat. Also, if you happen to have any silent auction items that you would be willing to donate prior to the event please drop items off at the centre or call us and we would be happy to pick them up. Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to seeing you there.
Brock Campus Ministry is currently accepting applications for a full-time campus chaplain. This is an opportunity to serve within the Niagara Region as part of a chaplaincy team at a thriving Canadian university. The successful candidate will work with local Christian Reformed churches to bring God's love alive in an academic setting, working to develop leaders and foster ministry opportunities within the student community. Brock campus ministry is part of Classis Niagara's growing missional vision. Put your training to practice and stretch yourself to the fullest potential as your theology is challenged, your faith is expressed and as you join God in what He is doing on this campus.
Interested in joining the team at World Renew? Local opportunities presently include a full-time vacancy for a Refugee Program Associate position and a Direct Marketing Program Manager opportunity in Burlington, as well as a Communications & Media Internship with the Honduras team. Please visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information, or to apply.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Campus Minister - Fanshawe College, London, Ontario - London Christian Reformed Campus Ministry Committee seeks to hire a full-time campus pastor for its existing campus ministry at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. The successful applicant is committed to the Reformed faith, self motivated, has advanced academic and/or professional degrees (an M.Div. is not necessarily required); has experience working pastorally with young adults; will work within the Fanshawe College Counselling and Accessibility’s Spiritual Wellness program; and will seek to develop an ongoing relationship with a local Christian Reformed congregation and volunteers. Send a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for two references, and a brief vision for campus ministry to Harry Verburg, Chairman of the Board for London Campus Ministry, 27 Buttery Ct., Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, N7G 3H7. A full Classis Mandate and job description is available upon request. For more information please contact: (e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for applications is: TODAY Sept 30, 2018.
We continue to search for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year and for spare drivers. If you have a heart for kids or Christian education and would like a part-time job with summers and all holidays off think about joining NACE. NACE covers all application expenses and/or will train you. More info. at: www.Drive4NACE.ca.