June 10, 2018


COMMUNITY HYMN SING: “A New Thing” Join us TODAY at 7pm for an evening of praise and worship. We will give expression to our faith in song, in the words of many favourite hymns, interwoven with readings. As we sing out our faith together we will be accompanied by Ernie Termorshuizen on organ.  Please join us and bring your friends and neighbours!

PICTURE DIRECTORY: We are printing in-house an insert to update last years Picture Directory. The insert will include new member pictures and updated families. If you missed the last directory and would like to be included, please contact Alice at aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org or 905-945-0004 x 228; by July 2nd.

GREETING: A warm smile, a shake of the hand, a pat on the back, a quick hug, all make you feel welcomed. Whether church family or guests, we want to make sure that all those coming to Mountainview each Sunday feel at home. Greeting is an important part of that. We are updating the Greeters List for July – December 2018. Can you take a turn to welcome family and friends in God’s house? Please let me know if you can volunteer, on a regular basis (4-5X’s a year) or maybe only once or twice. We’d be glad to have you. If you can no longer serve in this ministry, please also let me know so that I can take you off the list. Please email Karin at office@mountainview.org or call 905- 945-0004 ext. 221.

Week of Guided Prayer Book Borrowing Table, Information Table:  The book borrowing table with books on prayer will remain in the foyer for the next few weeks.  After that, please return books to the labelled box under the mailboxes. Remember to sign out any books you borrow in the folder provided. The sheets with daily readings and meditations will be on the WOGP information table for today, June 3, only.  Please help yourselves to the materials available there. 

Join us this fall for Cluster Groups!! Cluster groups are short-term small groups designed to “Grow Community” in a NEW way! Our goal is for young, old and those in between, to get to know one another. These groups will meet for 7 sessions starting September 30 through to December 16. (roughly every other week). The first and last sessions will be at the church. Your group will decide together when & where to meet for the 5 sessions in between; likely at the homes of group members.

The Cluster Groups will be inter-generational. Anyone who signs up will be randomly placed in a small group. Sessions will include food, fellowship and growth! We will meet around a table, enjoy food and conversation, watch an Alpha video, followed by a discussion and prayer.  A team of twenty-five small group leaders, are eagerly waiting to meet you! Everyone age 14 - 99 is invited to join. It is our goal that ALL Mountainview members and other interested people will participate and get to know each other!               

You can sign-up online right now click here, or sign-up at church Today and June 17th, before or after the 10 am service.

Summer Mission Circle is happening, for those interested, on Wednesdays at Betsy Witteveen’s (9:30am – 11:30am).  New faces are always welcome. For more information please call Betsy at 905-945-8092 or Janny at 905-945-9349.

Summer is upon us and Mountainview church volleyball is moving outdoors! Due to a popular vote for Monday night, our regular Tuesday is changing nights to Mondays at 7pm at Nelles beach in Grimsby. Hope you can join us! As we get started, Port Dalhousie may also be another destination. Bring a friend or two, we would love to have 12 out to play!

Coming June 16th, our ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARNIVAL!! Games, Bouncy Castles, Slides, Prizes, Hotdogs, Cotton Candy and more... WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Join us in building relationships with and serving our community, volunteer to be a part of the Set-up Crew from 7-9 am; the Family Fun Zone Team from 9 am – 2 pm (choose either 9-11:45 or 11:15-2 or both); the Tear Down Crew from 2-4. Sign up or on our website click here, email Carrie at carrieheidbuurt@hotmail.com or call 905-560-6293. If you have a specific area you would like to help in, just mention it. Questions contact Kim at heersink.kim@gmail.com or call 905-317-2131 Thank you in advance for considering and participating!

Counters needed:  Mountainview CRC has two committees which count and record donations collected each Sunday including those received via the offerings taken at Shalom Manor. FA$T needs several volunteers to fill upcoming vacancies. One committee meets every other Monday morning while the other meets every other Monday evening. If you are interested in serving Mountainview in this way, please contact Peter Westerterp or Will Klein. 

Looking for a room to rent - A young lady who has recently graduated and found work in Smithville, and has also recently been attending Mountainview, is looking for a place to rent closer to work. Please contact Liz Terry at 905-809-4990 for more information or if you can accommodate this request. 

Youth Yard Sale - The youth are busy collecting donations for our yard sale on July 7th. If you would like to donate; items being donated can be dropped off in the youth room or cadet portable during the day, when doors can be unlocked. Otherwise wait till the evening of Friday July 6th to drop off your donations. Contact Janice; youthdirector@mountainviewcrc.org or call 289-377-8389 with any questions. Proceeds of sale go towards the youth mission trip to Puerto Rico March 2019. 

Church Calendar  


Pray for Synod 2018 - Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018. From Thursday, June 7—Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCA will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God. For more information and to sign on to pray, go to crcna.org/synod/prayer.

The Ministry to Seafarers Newsletter, Good News, is now available. If you prefer to receive this newsletter via your own email, please sign up ministrytoseafarers.org.


1. Summer RAYS is a weekly multi-sports and activities camp hosted by Redeemer University College in July and August for kids ages 5 - 13. Each week emphasizes participation, cooperation, skill development and most of all fun! Learn more and register at redeemerroyals.ca/rays.

2. Drop-in on Friday, June 15 or Friday, July 6 to come and experience Redeemer for yourself! On select dates this summer, our campus will have an open house, during which you can share your questions with Admissions staff and take a tour of the academic building and dorms. Learn more and register at www.redeemer.ca/visit.

3. Join the Royals golf tournament on June 16 and support the Redeemer Royals Scholarship Fund! Learn more and register at redeemer.ca/royals-golf-invitational


1. Shalom Manor & Gardens – May Sale Thank you!  Through the  generosity of our donors, volunteers and the Shalom fam­ily, our May Sale made a fantastic profit of $15,100.00.  Thank you to everyone who helped the event happen and to everyone who came out for the morning!

2. Shalom Manor & Gardens – Outbreak Over:  We are happy to announce that there are no outbreaks in Shalom Manor & Gardens!  We give thanks that the outbreaks were as short as they were and pray for good health for our residents and staff. Thank you for assisting us during this time by extra hand washing and not visiting if you were feeling unwell. We look forward to your opportunity to make visits and for participation by all residents in activities throughout the home.

Grimsby Life Centre 2018 LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN --The family unit is the fabric of our society. 41% of our client issues are related to a breakdown somewhere in the family unit. Thank you for partnering with us in helping to restore healthy people and healthy families. We exist ONLY because of you. Please return your baby bottles next week on Father's Day, June 17th.


1.  We are excited to be hosting SERVE Niagara again this year at Beacon Christian School in St Catharines from July 14-21, and we are seeking PRAYER PARTNERS to keep our Host Team and the youth participants in prayer both leading up to and during the week of SERVE. If you are interested in being a PRAYER PARTNER or for more info., please contact Elly Boersma (music@covenant-church.ca or 905-937-3942.

2.  Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you enjoy cooking for a crowd? Then Serve Niagara needs YOU! We are looking for a Food Coordinator for the week of July 14-21. The menu is planned and requests for donations are going out, but we need a person willing to be the point person the week of Serve. Please contact AnnElise Hoogendam, Serve Niagara coordinator if you are interested and/or for more details.  289-407-4767; annelise.hoogendam@gmail.com


ICS is pleased to send you the June 2018 issue of the ICS Channel 229 and Prayer letter. We would value your participation alongside eth ICS extended community in praying the weekly petitions at news.icscanada.edu/search/label/prayer. Thank you for joining us in prayer for the ICS and its work.

4 DAY EVENING WALK:  Join us for the 4 Day Evening Walk at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trail Centre. Registration is now open. Dates: June 11, 12, 13, & 14. Register on-line / mail in at www.4dew.com or onsite. Questions? Email them to four.dew@gmail.com.

Is Everyone Welcome at Our Church? - Join us Thursday, June 14 at 6:45 pm at Calvin CRC, Dundas for a continuing conversation about disability and belonging in our faith communities. Dessert included! Building on our previous event in November, Sara Pot will facilitate our evening as we discuss tangible ways that express the inclusive vision of belonging as it relates to disability and church. We will reference Barb Newman's recent article "Everyone Welcome", featured in the Banner magazine, March 2018. For more information, visit www.orchardhome.faith.

NACE GRADUATION: The Niagara Association for Christian Education looks forward to two evenings of celebration with its Grade Eight students and their families. The ceremony for our Covenant Christian School students will be held on Thursday, June 21st. And the ceremony for our John Knox Christian School graduates will be held on Wednesday, June 20th. Both celebrations will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Mountainview CRC, in Grimsby. Please join us to mark this milestone with our students and their families.

Strawberry Social - We are thankful and humbled in our Lord’s provision to the Niagara Christian Gleaners in the past year! Last June we shared our plans and dreams with our many guests. Now the building for Niagara Christian Gleaners is being erected in Smithville and a fall 2018 opening is a realistic possibility! Please join us on June 23 from 2 to 5 pm at 1353 Balfour St. Fenwick for strawberries and ice cream, fellowship, games, hay rides, face painting, and a classic car show. The kids will enjoy a chance to sit in a variety of big trucks! All ages can join in the fun of learning how to square dance. You will be updated on the building project and learn how you can help when we, DV, begin production. One hour of your donated time can produce up to 140 soup meals for a hungry person! We hope to engage all ages, teenagers to seniors; volunteering in bringing a meal to those who are hungry. This is a FREE family event. Your donations to Niagara Christian Gleaners will be tax receipted as per CRA guidelines.

Tickets are selling quickly!! Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Bridge Missional Communities. Kick back and relax to Blues Music while sipping on local Craft Beer (wine and non-alcoholic beverages available too) all while enjoying the great outdoors with delicious food in a beautiful setting at the Hopkins Farm in Pelham. Silent auction items needed. Proceeds from Silent Auction and donations received will help fund the ministries of the Bridge Community. Date: Saturday, July 7th at 6pm. Cost: $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8. Reserve tickets now! Cathy Benjamins; Email: admin@thebridgenf.ca; Phone: 905-736-0160.

Please consider joining our Rose City Kids team! Rose City kids is a place where children and youth belong; where they experience the love of Jesus and are encouraged and inspired to make a positive change in the world. Rose City Kids currently has 500 children registered and 120 volunteers. We have a variety of programs that run throughout the week. Rose City Kids deals with many children that are searching for someone that will value, love and invest in them. Many come from dark places and are angry and hurting. They need people like you to invest in them. If you are interested, but don't feel you want to work directly with kids, we have so many more opportunities. Some of these opportunities are weekly, some bi weekly and some monthly. Please don't hesitate to call and we can chat. We would love to see 50 more individuals join our team this fall! Thanks for your consideration!  If interested, please contact Sonya @ 905 788 9800 or sonya@rosecitykids.com

GREAT WOLF LODGE, 2018…. It's that time of year again! A block of rooms has been reserved during the annual Fall PA days for our Christian schools. Discounted rates are available for the dates of Oct. 25 & 26, 2018.   Room rates start at $184.99/night. Our group name is: Christian Schools Getaway and the booking code is: 1810CHRI.  To book your room go to: www.greatwolf.com/niagara or call: 1-866-949-9653.  Booking deadline is Sept. 25, so reserve early to avoid disappointment!  For further information, please ONLY contact Tammy Veld - rtveld96@gmail.com or call/text:  905.745.5609

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. Contact Dr. Weima at weimje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110.

Convivium Magazine, a Cardus-powered publication, is pleased to welcome and host Jamil Jivani; Canadian author, lawyer, professor and speaker; in Hamilton, Ontario at David Braley Health Sciences Centre on Wed. June 20th at 7pm for an evening of discussion and debate on the violence, social pressure, and the spiritual vacuum young men face as they come of age. Register now for this free event to meet Jivani in person, hear from him directly, and meet others interested in why young men’s lives go off the rails and how their minds are vulnerable to destructive ideas. Register for the free event Helping Young Men Out.


LAST CALL FOR CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Still looking for a summer job? We are hiring summer staff. If you love Jesus and like working with kids/individuals with special needs, then this might be for you. Work outdoors, with great people, while making a meaningful impact on campers' lives. All positions are paid. You must be 17 before Dec. 31, 2018. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com to apply.

The Bridge Summer Jobs - Our Summer Arts Camp is getting ready to kick off in July and we are looking for University/College and older High School students to work with us in the Niagara Falls Community. If you enjoy art and children while working in a supportive and fun environment along with a team then contact Pastor Allen to receive an official job description. allen@thebridgenf.ca, 289-687-0169

SHALOM MANOR – PSW’s Needed:  Are you eligible to work as a Personal Support Worker?  Shalom Manor is a Dutch, Christian long-term-care home providing loving, wholistic care to our Residents.  Interested in joining our team?  We currently have part-time, temporary and summer fill-in lines available for PSW’s.  Submit your resume TODAY to: Lauren Gibson at payroll@shalommanor.ca Only successful candidates will be contacted. – we can’t wait for you to join our team!!!  

Redeemer University College has various position openings. Applicants are requested to email their application materials and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University College. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our 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. Single route, private school, small company! Drive our students to love, learn, and lead together in God's world. We love our drivers who are committed to partner with us in our mission. This job is ideal for someone who loves kids, is highly reliable, safety conscious, and confident, and while available to drive every school day; will have all school holidays off. Charter driving is available from time to time for school and community trips during the day if desired. Niagara Association of Christian Education (NACE) covers all expenses for medical, licensing, and vulnerable sector checks, and will provide full training if you are considering getting started! Please contact Kevin Huinink at 519-546-9159 or khuinink@nace.ca as soon as possible to inquire or express interest. More information 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, ON 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 a detailed description or to apply; complete an on-line application, attaching a current cover letter and resume, by June 15, 2018.


Karin Terpstra