October 13, 2019 News


Youth/Middle School: Due to Thanksgiving weekend, there will be no Middle School or Faith Formation/Youth Night this weekend.

Join us for SERVE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2: Due to unforeseen circumstances SERVE SATURDAY has been moved to November 2nd. This is a morning where we can bless those in our community by serving them. Join us for breakfast, devotions and prayer at 8:30 at Mountainview. Then, go out into the community in groups to serve others' - fall yard clean ups, helping at the GBF, visiting seniors, doing small projects etc. Afterwards, join us back at the church at noon for a BBQ lunch and more fellowship. Need Assistance? Know anyone who needs help? Sign up to serve? Contact Gerry 289-235-9302 geertbijsma@gmail.com or George 905-563-6872 gsprins@gmail.com. Childcare provided for children 3 & under. Come and serve with your small group, friends and church family. Come connect with & make a difference in your community!

Looking for one Male Young Adult Leader!! Are you up for the challenge of growing with and encouraging Middle School students in their faith? Come talk to Christine about being a leader.

Mission Circle is looking for unused Christmas cards for the Seafarer Parcels. If you have any, please put them in Betsy Witteveen’s mailslot. Thank you for your help.

Help is needed to prepare Seafarer parcels on Monday, October 28 from 1-4pm in the Choir Room. Please give Janny Beck a call at 905-719-5612 if you can give us a hand, even if it is only for an hour or two. Join us for a busy, but fun-filled afternoon.

Seafarer Parcels: Seafarers arriving in Montreal during December are usually away from home for up to six months of the year. This makes Christmas a lonely time, far away from family and friends. The Montreal Seafarers’ Ministry assists sailors throughout the year and especially during the Christmas season. Christmas gifts are a big part of their ministry at this time. Mission Circle, with your help, has been able to send parcels to Montreal for many years. During the year, Mission Circle ladies knit many scarves, toques or socks. To complete the parcels, we welcome your participation. You can help by donating such items as bars of soap, facecloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, bags of wrapped candy, boxes of small envelopes, puzzle books (Word Search or Sudoku), pens, playing cards, small souvenirs of Canada, calendars, etc. Your gift can be placed in the marked box under the mail slots. Or you may help with a monetary donation to purchase the needed items. Please use the envelope provided in your mailbox or at the Welcome Center. Cheques should be made out to “Mountainview CRC” with “Seafarer parcels” written on the Memo line. These can be placed in the offering bag or the mail slot by the main office. The Seafarers’ Ministry adds a Bible or New Testament in the seafarer’s language to each parcel. What a wonderful way to share the message of salvation with others. Will you help? All gifts should be received by October 27th.

Mountainview Library: The church library is open for half an hour before and after the service. Come and browse through the collection and check out a book or use the self-checkout on the counter outside of regular hours. Adult non-fiction: Playing God Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch (author of Culture Making): How are we using the power gifted to us? Are we image bearers of that power or god players? Through Biblical and personal stories, Crouch deals with these questions.

Attention All 65+ers: Please keep your morning of Thursday, November 7 free. Come and join us in the choir room for coffee at 10 and a speaker from Indwell at 10:30. We hope to see many interested folks there.

"2020 Niagara Church Directory” - The 2020 Niagara Church Directory will be published this fall by BK Printing. They are beginning work on the Church Directory which is given out to 2200 homes and businesses in the Niagara area. The pages are in full colour. If you own a business, belong to an organization, or know of one that you think would benefit from advertising in the directory, send an email to Harry Blunt at bezemer@bkprinting.ca or phone Harry at 905-570-1119."


South Africa Fundraising Dinner and Auction - Smithville Christian High School will be hosting their 8th biennial fundraising dinner and auction for South Africa. The 26 members will be travelling in 2 teams to South Africa during the 2020 March Break. One team will be visiting our partner school, Theocentric Christian College, and the other will be partnering once again with 'Hands at Work.' We are tremendously excited about this opportunity and wish to share this with you on the evening of Friday, October 18 starting at 6:00 pm! Call the school at (905) 957-3255 or send an email to office@smithvillechristian.ca to book your tickets!

Smithville Doubles Badminton Tournament - Oct. 26 Open to any doubles teams - experienced, less experienced, women, men, mixed. Cost is $30 per adult, $25 per student. Proceeds support Smithville Christian High School's South Africa mission trip. The tournament runs from 9AM to 5PM, at Smithville Christian High School. To register, please send names and payment to kvdb09@yahoo.com. Convenor is John van den Boogaard.

Career + Calling Networking Expo - Employers can now register for a table at the Career + Calling Networking Expo! The October 30 event is an opportunity for exhibitors to connect students to co-ops, internships, work-integrated learning and future careers. redeemer.ca/networking-expo

Come for a visit! Experience Redeemer for yourself by taking a tour and meeting with Admissions staff. Join us for Campus Visit Day on October 21st or the Open House on November 2nd. Learn more and register at: redeemer.ca/visit

The HAMILTON TIGER CATS invite you to join them for a Faith and Family Night! Held on October 19th against Ottawa. After the game join a discussion between chaplain Steve Kearns and a number of players who will speak about their faith journey and how it impacts their lives on and off the field. The discussion will be followed by some time on the field for the attendees where the kids can play as well as take photos and receive autographs from the players who are present. Cost $30 per ticket, please contact Luke Vermeer 905-547-2287 ext. 295.

Brock Campus Ministry Open House: Please join us for an Open House to be held on Thursday, October 17, 6:30-8 PM, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way. There will be free parking in Lot 1. The BUC team will guide you to the Faith and Life Centre. Come see our new space and a presentation by Chaplain Zack DeBruyne.

40 Years of Refugee Sponsorship through World Renew - For 40 years, Christian Reformed churches and community groups have been sponsoring refugees through World Renew/CRWRC. Come celebrate God's faithfulness, refugees' resilience, and committee members' courage and compassion! We will gather on Saturday, October 19 at Hamilton District Christian High School from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. There will be stories and food and fellowship with Canadians from around the globe. Questions? Contact Bette-Ann Bruulsema (betteann@rogers.com) or Rick DeGraaf (rickdg6@gmail.com).

Come Celebrate 100 Years in Missions: Johanna Veenstra took a giant leap of faith. In 1919 she became the first Christian Reformed missionary to serve outside North America. Please join Resonate Global Mission in celebrating what God has done over the past 100 years with a vision that carries Resonate into the future with special guest speakers, Rev. Istifanus Bahgo (Sierra Leone) and Sara DeMoor (Guelph). There will be two fundraising events on November 15th. Cost is free. A luncheon will be held at Holland Christian Homes, Horizon Hall at 12:00 Noon and a dinner at Redeemer University College at 6 pm. RSVP at events@resonateglobalmission.org or call 1-800-730-3490.

You are Invited to the Grimsby Life Centre Ministry’s 2019 Annual Benefit Banquet - If you enjoy jazz, a good meal, great fellowship and an awesome silent action, come and be inspired at this fall event. The date is Friday, October the 25th. Doors open at 6:00 pm; dinner served at 6:30 pm and the location is the Grand Olympia in Stoney Creek. If you would like to reserve a seat or if you have any silent auction item that you would like to donate, please contact the Grimsby Life Centre office at 905.309.0944. A free will offering is held during the evening. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Smart Phone Spirituality Great Lakes Christian High School welcomes Dr. Noel Walker, Doctor of Ministry. Communication technologies have permeated western culture faster than any other technology in human history. There simply hasn't been time for us to develop a theology of technology or evaluate the spiritual impact of social media and cell phone culture on spiritual formation. Through a review God's Word and recent educational research Noel will present some helpful guidelines for faithful use of communication technologies to the glory of God. Dr. Noel Walker is the senior minister of the Tintern Church of Christ in Vineland. Come join us for breakfast on Wednesday, October 30 8-9:30 am at Great Lakes in Beamsville and be encouraged! RSVP: ingrid.kielstra@glchs.ca; Questions? Contact: Ingrid Kielstra at 905-563-5374 ext.212; www.glchs.on.ca

Grimsby Life Chain Report: About 250 participants gathered at Main & Christie St. for an hour of silent prayer to end abortion. About 20 counter-protesters of the Handmaids Local 905 - a radical pro-abortion group were also there. While everything remained peaceful, they made their hatred of Christians and pro-lifers known. Their desire to intimidate us was obvious but our pro-life supporters were not intimidated. Instead, we were encouraged - we must be a threat to all that they hold dear, namely abortion on demand. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad... (Matthew 5:11


Redeemer is Hiring! Redeemer is hiring for a number of positions this fall. Visit our website for a list of employment opportunities and position details. redeemer.ca/staff-openings

Shalom Gardens RCA/PSW Openings: Shalom Gardens is a Christian assisted living community seeking to provide loving, wholistic care to our Residents. We are currently searching for a part-time uncertified Resident Care Aide/Personal Support Worker. No certificate or experience is required. Part time schedule from 5PM-9PM, 3 to 4 days per week, as well as casual availability. For more information on these openings and to submit your resume, contact Lauren Gibson at hr@shalommanor.ca.

World Renew is currently looking to hire a Safeguarding and Complaints Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the roll out of our suite of Safeguarding Policies. This will be done by building and strengthening capacity on complaint handling throughout the organization, including supporting safeguarding and complaint focal points in their role, handling investigations and reporting on complaints. Visit worldrenew.net/careers for details about this position, and to apply

Karin Terpstra