August 25, 2019 NEWS


Pastor of Community Life (Interim): Council is pleased to announce that Pastor Fred VanderBerg has agreed to a part-time interim position as we search for a new pastor. Pastor Fred will ensure effective pastoral care ministry is provided through himself, the elders, deacons and pastoral care workers. He will provide support, assistance and training for Council and leadership in the area of pastoral care. He will also occasionally be leading us in worship. We give thanks to God for Pastor Fred and his willingness to serve in this way.

Mountainview’s Prayer Ministry will be meeting 2 times per month this summer rather than weekly given member schedules. The only summer meeting date remaining is this week on August 28th. Please continue to lift up the various needs of our church community and the world around us in your prayers regularly, despite not meeting weekly in person.


PRAYER WALK: Saturday Sept.7th. 8:30am.-9:30am. we'll be meeting at Tim's across from Coles. Contact Jane deVisser if you're interested in joining us. 905-563-7671 or e-mail


Only a few more volunteers needed for Sunday morning Children’s Ministry:


1 volunteer for Walkers (2nd Sun. of the month)

2 volunteers for Nursery (3rd Sun. of the month)

1 volunteer for Babies (4th Sunday of the month)


3 Youth volunteers for Kids@Mountainview
the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month.

1 Supply Leader for Kids@Mountainview

1 Name Board Greeter for Children
the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month.



Family Faith Formation Tip - God equips us to serve in the world, but God also invites us to rest. It’s so important for our physical and spiritual health that God set aside a whole day for it! Talk together about the fourth Commandment and brainstorm how your family might “remember the sabbath day by keeping it holy.” (Faith Formation Ministries;

Did you miss what happened at Synod 2019? - The Banner (magazine of the CRC) has produced a handy Guide to the Acts of Synod 2019, with links to decisions in the Acts and analysis from the writing team who covered the annual general assembly this year. Find it at

Telling God's Story - A Day of Learning and Inspiration for Worshipers, Leaders, Musicians & Preachers. Planned for you by people like you who are involved in worship ministry in the local church. Join us Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at First Hamilton CRC and Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, ON. This day includes times of worship, fellowship, and learning that will connect to those involved with worship planning and leading. Purchase tickets and register for your workshops at



Joshua 4:21-24 - Our board and schools (JKCS, CCS) have announced their long-anticipated rebranding, and are excited to open their doors in just a few weeks as Cairn Christian School in Smithville and Stoney Creek. For further details, we would love for you to read more at (make sure you read both above and below the logo for the statement and press release).

THANK YOU to all who came out to peel peaches to support Christian education! It was a great time of fellowship and community building. Your work also raises the profile of our schools in the local community through the peach festival and brings added revenue to our annual budget!

Cairn Christian Schools invite you to our opening assemblies on Tuesday, September 3 at 9:00am to kick of our academic year. Join us as we start a new year, asking God to 'Lead the Way!'

Swing for Students! The students of Smithville Christian High School and Cairn Christian School (with campuses in Smithville and Stoney Creek) invite you to support them by playing golf. The annual Christian school fundraising golf tournament will be held on Saturday, September 21 at Sawmill Golf Course. Check-in and lunch at noon and shotgun start at 1 p.m. You don’t need a foursome to join. Register now: we will make foursomes and you will make new friends. Sponsorship information and the online registration form can be found on the school websites: or or you can find forms directly at these links: 2019 Sponsorship form:; 2019 Golfer registration form: New this year – you can pay by credit card and there will be a sponsor scavenger hunt! Looking forward to seeing you on the fairways.



YOUNG ADULTS GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - Join hundreds of young adults on Saturday, October 5, at Forest City Community Church in London, Ontario, for a high energy, exciting, and stimulating day on Christian leadership. Our slate of speakers from around the world and from different sectors of society will spark your imagination and the schedule will give you ample opportunities to meet other young adults from southwestern Ontario. Costs are $25 for Student or Early Bird registrations (before Sept. 15) or $40 for Regular registrations. All-day refreshments and lunch included! This will also be a perfect setting for you to bring along non-Christian friends or peers. Questions? Email Mike Wagenman at or search Facebook for the event connected to Mike’s profile. You won’t want to miss this!                                        more on next page…

York University Students: Looking for friendly faces at York U? Find us at LOGOS Christian Community by the Scott Religious Centre. Connect with us now or later at or 647-608-3947.

Church and Service Showcase - Redeemer hosts a Church and Service Showcase during the first week of classes in September to help new and returning students explore ways to get involved in the Hamilton community. The showcase will help them find places of worship, service opportunities and internship options. This year’s showcase will be held on Friday, September 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit:

Heading off to campus? - As you study, experience a multitude of perspectives and worldviews, and develop new relationships, why not also be part of a diverse community that gathers to grow in faith and to engage God’s world? There are over 35 CRC campus ministries on campuses across North America, comprised of students, faculty, and staff. To find out if there is one on your campus, check this map: No campus ministry at your school? Locate a nearby CRC using the Church Finder tool ( For more info. about our unique ministries, please contact us at


Montreal Ministry to Seafarers:  M2S is undergoing many changes with a new logo, a new app and new ways of connecting with seafarers. We want to give you easier access to your ministry at M2S and offer you access to seafarers. Through the app, you can exchange thoughts with a seafarer on what you're reading in the Bible, access video content and help tell the story of M2S with your friends and family. Download the app here: As Christmas approaches, watch for content that will help you promote the Christmas parcel drive.

Pray with us:  All our efforts are meant to increase our effectiveness in our work and point more seafarers to Christ. We can't do this without your prayers!

  • Pray that many seafarers and supporters will download the app.

  • Pray for Doni, our summer intern, who is developing content for the app, that she would be inspired by the Holy Spirit and we'd see the fruit of her labours.

·         That the app will serve as an effective tool to tell the M2S story and engage more people.


Campaign Life Coalition Golf Tournament: Our 10th annual Rose Golf Tournament is on September 5th! This is a unique golf fundraiser. First of all, it is played at the scenic and challenging Derrydale Golf Course in Mississauga. Secondly, the golf course is just 12 holes and therefore your time commitment is not too large; you can usually make it home for dinner. Finally, thanks to the immense generosity of Jim & Pat Holmes, owners of Derrydale, all proceeds come back to CLC! Where else can you have a terrific enjoyable afternoon on the links while contributing to the life-saving work of Campaign Life?  And all for just $85, including a steak or chicken lunch!  This golf tournament sells out every year!  Register by calling 416-204-9749 or toll-free at 1-800-730-5358.  Call ASAP to ensure your preferred tee-off time.


If it is family fun and great food you are looking for, you won’t want to miss this year’s Annual Fun Fair at Countryside Camp in Cambridge. This year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of our summer camp ministry “Camp Shalom!” This fun-filled event will have activities for all ages including auctions, games, Grand River Inflatable Rides, animal train, climbing wall, horse drawn carriage rides, and a chain saw artisan. Don’t forget the food; Dutch, Canadian, and Hispanic Specialties. It all happens Saturday 10 am to 3pm, September 21st, 2019. For more information call 519-623-4860,888-226-7722 or click on the link


Celebrate Recovery is being held weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Forestview Community Church. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered 12 step program. For those who are ready to embark on a journey of real and lasting change; it is a safe place to overcome our hurts, hang-ups or habits.


Karin Terpstra