November 4, 2018

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

PRAYER QUILTS:  Mountainview’s "Sisters in Stitches" group has on on-going ministry whereby we present a Prayer Quilt to those in our community who are experiencing physical, emotional, spiritual, or some other life crisis. These quilts have blessed many people over the past years. They are physical reminders of the comfort of God’s presence and the warmth of the Church’s love and prayers. As a small group, we meet throughout the year to enjoy fellowship, prayer and sharing with one another as we plan and create quilts that provide care, comfort and encouragement to the hurting.
YOU CAN HELP:  If you have a passion for piecing quilts, prayer, and serving other people, please come and join our wonderful ministry. We are also in need of DONATIONS: We have been blessed by donations in the past but our supply is depleting. If you are able to give fabric (needs to be 100 percent cotton), batting, thread, etc, it would be greatly appreciated! Your gift can be placed in the marked box under the mail slots. You can also help with a monetary donation to purchase the needed items. There are donation envelopes provided at the Welcome Center for you to use. Cheques should be made out to “Mountainview CRC” with “Sisters in Stitches” written on the memo line. These can be placed in the offering bag or the mail slot by the main office. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS about this ministry or would like more information, please contact Kathy Koudys - 905-563-4364. Thank you!

A Christmas Luncheon for Seniors, hosted by the deacons, will be served after the morning worship service on December 2nd, 2018. Please look for an invitation in your mailbox today. Kindly RSVP to Patty Feddema 905-929-7597 or Joan Buma 905-945-0111. We look forward to spending a great time of fellowship together!

Thank you!  235 Christmas parcels were packed on Monday afternoon for the Seafarers in Montreal. Mission Circle gratefully thanks all those who helped make this possible:  all those who spent hours knitting this past year, all who gifted financially or with items for the parcels and all who came out to help pack. We had a wonderful busy afternoon and were done packing in two and a half hours! Thank you all!

Come all 65+ers and listen to pastor Sid tell about his famous trip to Egypt and Israel. It will be on November 8th in the choir room. Coffee will be ready by 10 am. Lunch of soup and buns served at noon. Hope to see many of you.

“Is the Mountainview Library incomplete??” If you would like to see a particular book, topic or author included in our library, kindly drop a note into the wooden box located in the library, and the Library Committee will do their best to add it to your church library!

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 16th, and come to the Cadet Fundraising Dinner! Come and enjoy a hot, delicious plate of 'boerenkool met worst' in the church fellowship hall between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Boerenkool not your favourite? We also have a variety of soups and chilis to choose from. Free will donations accepted with funds raised going towards the Cadet program. Come and enjoy some great food and fellowship!

Do you need someone to pray for you? Do you have a prayer request that you would like to share?
As many of you have seen in the previous church newsletters, the Prayer ministry is introducing a new prayer initiative. We have called it a Prayer Blast. We have asked for volunteers who are willing to receive notification of a prayer request and have committed to instantly offer up these prayers to God.
We want to inform you that we have a group of people ready and waiting to follow through on this commitment. If you have something that needs immediate prayer, it can be a request or a praise, please send an e-mail to prayer@mountainviewcrc.org, or call Marg Vermeer 905-979-672 or Nancy DeVries 905-741-5847. We will pass on this prayer request to everyone in the group.
We also have a second initiative. This is a very small super confidential prayer initiative. It consists of only one person other than us. There is no email, there is no record of the prayer request. It is simply a phone call or personal conversation regarding this need. If you have a prayer request that falls into this category, please talk to Marg or Nancy. We will hold it in confidence and offer up this private prayer.


LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

1. Save the date for our annual NACE Family Funfest on November 10, 2018, in support of John Knox Christian School in Stoney Creek and Covenant Christian School in Smithville. This exciting event will take place at Smithville Christian High School, and you won't want to miss it! If you would like to donate any items to the silent auction, penny sale, or live auction we would really appreciate it!! We are also looking for some baked goods and always need volunteers even for a couple of hours to make the day run smoothly. Please contact the office at CCS, JKCS or  christinevangeest@gmail.com or 905-359-0204. We hope to see you there!! 
2. We need your help! NACE continues to actively search for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year. We have two bus routes that have not been running for much of the school year to date and are especially in need immediately for licensed drivers for the short term. If you have a heart for kids or Christian education and would like a part-time job with summers and all holidays off, or know someone who has those skills or interests, think about joining/referring them to NACE. We cover all application expenses and/or will train drivers. Word of mouth has been our most effective recruiting tool to date.  Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested. More info. at  www.Drive4NACE.ca

SHALOM MANOR & GARDENS:
Shalom Manor Outbreak Update:
  We are happy to announce that Sunrise Court (2nd floor) and Lakeview (4th floor) are no longer in upper respiratory outbreak.  However, Terraceview (3rd floor) in the Manor remains in upper respiratory outbreak. This means that we request that if you are feeling unwell, that you not visit; make any stops to this floor your last before leaving the building and remember wash your hands frequentlyThank you for your cooperation in returning our residents back to health.
2. Shalom Manor & Gardens November Sale – Plans are underway for another fabulous November Sale here at Shalom. The auditorium will be converted into a dining area – where you can experience coffee and cake or enjoy a lekker boerenkool lunch. We will have plants, market vendors, pictures with Sinterklaas, crafts, baked items and more. We look forward to you joining us Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Countryside Camp's Christmas Baking Fundraiser - It's that time of year again! Order Christmas baking to support the ministry of Countryside Camp and Camp Shalom. Your choice of 4 dozen cookies, boterkoek, and - new for 2018 - vegan and gluten free brownies, and locally sourced honey. Limited quantities. Orders will be taken online before November 14th at www.countrysidecamp.com.

CRCNA Open House - You are invited to visit the newly renovated Christian Reformed Church in North America offices at 3475 Mainway in Burlington, Ontario. Tours, treats, and fellowship will be available on November 8th from 10:00-noon. Additional festivities will take place from 3:00-7:00 p.m. including face painting for children. Come and learn about how you are at work in Canada and around the world through the ministry that takes place in this building.

The Chorus of Praise (directed by John van Iperen) and Mattaniah Christian Male Choir (directed by Herman den Hollander) be holding a combined benefit concert, the Lord willing, on Friday, November 9th at 8pm at Smithville Canadian Reformed Church. A free-will offering will take place to support Anchor Canadian Reformed Association, an organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities (www.anchor-association.com). All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Shalem Mental Health Network warmly invites you to an evening of prayer for mental health. Join us on November 15th, from 7:30 to 9 pm, at the Perkins Centre, 1429 Main Street East, Hamilton. After brief business (a special membership meeting), we will pray together for people struggling with mental illness and emotional well-being, and their loved ones. We’ll also pray for our church and other partners, our service providers, and Shalem itself. Refreshments will be served. We seek to commit to Christ all efforts to support mental health. Please join us!  See www.shalemnetwork.org for more information.

REDEEMER:
1. Redeemer Reads - Nov. 15th, 2018 -
In the 2018-19 academic year, Redeemer is bringing a number of authors to our campus to celebrate the work of local writers. On November 15th come out to hear a reading by author Daniel Coleman. Everyone is welcome to attend! redeemer.ca/events.
2. Christmas Concert - Dec. 7th, 2018 - Join us in celebrating this Advent season with singing. On December 7, the Redeemer concert choir will perform seasonal music from the lessons and carols service and Bach's moving Cantata 140. For details, visit: redeemer.ca/awake-concert/.

Crescendo, Men of Note, and Men of Praise are performing together and hosting a benefit concert at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Woodstock, on Saturday November 17th at 7:30 pm. Come and enjoy an evening of music with us! There will be a free-will offering to support the work of The Lighthouse. For more information contact Rob Datema at 416-535-6262 or rob@lighthousecentre.ca.

Calling all singles ages 30-55. Keep November 17th open for 2 pm. Come out for a friendly game of bowling and diner to follow at Swiss chalet. It’s a great opportunity to meet some new people, to enjoy fun and fellowship with other Christians. Bowling will be at Splitsville in Hamilton and Dinner at Swiss Chalet 117 Upper James Hamilton. Contact me: vos_114@hotmail.com so reservations can be made. Even if that date does not work for you but you are interested to participate in further activities. Send me an email. 

Rose City Kidz is a life changing experience, from the moment our children step on the buses Saturday afternoon until we return them back home safe and sound! It’s an experience where our kids feel safe, cared for and loved unconditionally! Children come to understand Gods grace and get a good glimpse of Gods purpose for their lives. Currently RCK has 130 volunteers; on the front lines, riding the buses, preparing the meals, and doing janitorial among other things. RCK is still in need of more volunteers! Please come by and check It out and consider this opportunity or contact 905 788 9800 or Sonya@rosecitykids.com for more information.

Join a Christmas Choir in the Parade on December 2nd! Particpants much be able to walk or have someone push them. Contact ruthpaul@lakemount.ca or visit https://lwc.wufoo.com/forms/grimsby-christmas-parade-choir/

The ICS November Prayer Petitions and Newsletter are available for those who are interested at: http://news.icscanada.edu/search/label/prayer. Thank you for praying for and supporting the ICS and it’s work.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Shalom Manor – Help Wanted! Are you a qualified PSW or RPN? Do you have a heart for seniors?  Shalom Manor is currently hiring for part-time PSW lines.  As well, Shalom is looking for casual RPN’s with the potential to working part-time.  For more information or to submit your resume, please contact payroll@shalommanor.ca or call 905-945-9631.  We look forward to working with you!

Interested in joining the team at World Renew? Opportunities presently include a Country Consultant in Cambodia in Grand Rapids and a Copywriter to revise a “case for support”. Please visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information, or to apply.

Youth Unlimited is looking for their next SERVE Director. This is a full-time position based in Grand Rapids, MI, that will work closely with our host teams in the US and Canada. We are seeking someone who is passionate about Youth Ministry and wants to help guide the future of our SERVE program! For more information visit: youthunlimited.org/us/our-team or email Rick Zomer at rick@youthunlimited.org.

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.

Karin Terpstra