October 7, 2018


GEMS PRAYER PALS!!! We are looking for 50 women from this church to pair up with a GEM and commit to praying for her this year. The girls absolutely LOVED this when we did it two years ago- and it's one way for you to have an impact on the younger generation. The FIRST 50 women who contact me will have this opportunity- so do not delay!!! The girls will be making a special journal in which you can connect with one another, including reasons for prayer, info about life and so on. This journal will be passed back and forth through your church mail slot. In early April, we hope to have a Wednesday night hang out, where you will get to meet one another. At that time you will have the opportunity to bless your prayer pal with a small gift. Please consider this opportunity and get back to me really soon! Thanks so much!! (carrieheidbuurt@hotmail.com)

Middle School and Youth Meets next on Sunday October 14th @ 5pm.

Youth Event-Saturday October 13th the youth will meet at the church for 6:15pm. From there we will head to Howells Corn Maze. Cost is $20. Bring more if you want to play some of the other games there or buy food. We will be back at the church around 10pm.

Need female youth leaders! The year has kicked off already, but the search is still on for a couple female leaders for the youth group. Has God placed youth on your heart? We have a great group of youth, who love to hang out. Play a role in encouraging our youth in their walk with God. Talk to Janice if you think youth ministry may be where God is calling you to serve.

HELLO 65+ ers. Our first get together for the season will be on Sept.18th a Thursday morning at 11.30 AM for lunch at “JJ’s on the Docks” I have made reservations, so please let us know if you would like to join us, so I can tell them for how many. Call Bijsma at 289 235 9302 or Gerritsen at 905 309 5271. Thank you. Hope many will come for good food and fellowship.

Men’s Life Bible Study Group will be meeting in the Fireside Room at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday October 13th. Please consider this your invitation to attend.

Please note: Just because there are no vehicles in the church parking lot when YOU arrive does not mean nobody is in the building. Several individuals walk to church for the meeting as they live in the neighborhood.

SERVE SATURDAY: October 13th; 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 Jessica 905-563-3676 duaneandjess@hotmail.com. Child care provided for children 3 & under. Come and serve with your small group, friends, church family, come connect with & 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.


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. Committeemembers 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 christinevangeest@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more details.

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 and forward this invitation to all your friends.

INVITATION: Edvance Christian Schools Association launch GALA. Christian Education in Ontario is not without its challenges. Christian educators and leaders can often feel isolated, unknown or even threatened. But there is much to celebrate! Christian schools have contributed much to this province and are strongly positioned to contribute going forward. You are invited to celebrate and learn with Edvance Christian Schools Association on Thursday, October 25! Edvance is founded on the strong legacies of three former associations (OACS, Edifide, OCSAA) and is oriented to serving the issues common to all Christian schools. The Edvance launch GALA at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, ON is on October 25, 2018. Doors open 5:30 pm; event begins 6:00 p.m. Buy tickets or sponsor a table for eight and invite others to join you to your table. Register by October 14, 2018: www.edvance.ca/gala

Grimsby Life Center-Life Chain Report The rain held off for the 315 participants who gathered at Main St. and Christie St. in Grimsby for an hour of silent prayer to end abortion. Participants witnessed to the truths that "Abortion Kills Children", "Abortion Hurts Women", "Life is the First Inalienable Right", "Adoption is the Loving Option" and more. At the end of the hour, we were able to gather in the parking lot to pray and sing "Amazing Grace" together - testifying to the fact that we are all sinners and that we bring the pro-life message by the grace of God. Thank you to everyone who participated and to those who upheld Life Chain in their prayers! To God be the glory! - your Grimsby Life Chain organizers Joanne and Daniella

Helping Without Harming Workshop - Join World Renew and Diaconal Ministries Canada for a "Helping Without Harming" workshop to learn how to help alleviate poverty and injustice through effective engagement in your global and local communities. Collaborate with others and discover how food banks, deacon funds, short-term service trips and other benevolent activities can be more impactful and meaningful. The workshop will take place at Hamilton District Christian High School (92 Glancaster Rd, Ancaster, ON L9G 3K9) on Saturday, October 13 from 9am to 12pm (refreshments available at 8:30 am). Registration is free - seating is limited; please register today at www.worldrenew.net/hwhworkshop. For more information please contact Sonya Wonder at the Meadowlands CRC office at office@meadowlandsfellowship.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Shalom Manor & Meals on Wheels: This is Meals on Wheels Week, and we are happy to say that Shalom has partnered with Community Support Services of Niagara (CSSN) to be part of this important ministry in the Grimsby area. If you are interested in receiving meals, please go to http://www.cssn.ca/services-view/meals-on-wheels/ or call CSSN at 905-563-9501, ext. 21.


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.

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.

Karin Terpstra