February 3, 2019


Keeping Mountainview Safe and Well-Informed. Council is providing an event on Thursday, February 7th, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. We have invited Judy Cook to once again, come to Mountainview. If you are dealing with anxiety, anger or fear, Judy is available to listen and to talk with you. If you have questions about sexual abuse, addictions and pedophilia, she is there to provide information. All are welcome! Nursery and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Christina Pleizier at pleizier@cogeco.ca or 289-235-8509.

Are you called to serve? Mountainview’s vision is to transform lives by the love of Jesus, bringing hope, healing and good news in a broken world. Within in our community we have Elders and Deacons who serve our congregation and community for their spiritual, personal and physical needs so that each person can experience and grow in the richness of God’s grace. In the upcoming months there will be an opportunity for those gifted in walking alongside people on their life journeys to become part of Mountainview Church’s ministry team. The process to identify these names has begun. If this is something you would be interested in and feel called to do, or if you know someone you feel is gifted for either one of these roles, please pass their name on to the Clerk, Glenn Heinen, in the next few weeks. You may email Glenn (clerk@mountainviewcrc.org) or place the nomination(s) in his mail slot. Nominees will be asked to attend a one-hour Information Session where they will hear from current Elders and Deacons and get an understanding of the roles and expectations. At any time, nominees can request a one-on-one meeting with a current Elder/Deacon. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity.

PRAYER WALK: Saturday, February 2nd; meeting at Tim's across from Coles at 8:30 - 9:30 am. Interested? Email pjdevisser@sympatico.ca. call 905-563-7671 Jane deVisser.

PERFORMING ARTS @ MOUNTAINVIEW PRESENTS AN EVENING OF PRAISE with The Niagara Youth String Ensemble; Naomi Van Manen - Piano; Katrina deRoche - Violin and Andre Knevel - Organ. The concert will take place on Friday February 8th @ 7:30 pm. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Save & Rebuild West Lincoln Memorial Hospital campaign. The concert will take place at Mountainview Church, 290 Main St. East in Grimsby. 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.

OVER 18 EDUCATION EVENT:  Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 10 at 7 pm as Mountainview Church hosts its Annual Education Event. The evening will include a screening of the movie ‘Over 18’ followed by an opportunity for a Q&A with a Panel.
Over 18” is a documentary about modern pornography and its effects on children and youth. The goal is to educate youth on the realities of pornography, help their parents understand the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and propose solutions for preventing exposure and addiction in the first place.
Our hope in hosting this screening is to open-up the conversation around pornography addiction in our churches and families. We also want to equip people with tools and resources to both protect their kids from harmful sexual content online as well as help those struggling with pornography addiction themselves. Learn more at: over18doc.com. This screening open to all. Doors OPEN @ 6:30 pm; SCREENING @ 7:00 p.m.  Please join us! www.mountainviewcrc.org.

Come out and join us at Rico’s Diner. Flash back to the 50s with a ‘Dinner at the Diner’ and take an evening out to spend with Mountainview’s youth on Saturday February 23rd. Cocktails @ 5:30 and Dinner @ 6:30. All donations support the Mission Trip to Puerto Rico and the All Ontario Youth Convention (AOYC). Gosh we’d love to see ya!

Mountainview Library is going Mobile!  Because there are so many awesome books in our library that are collecting dust instead of being enjoyed, the library is coming to you…. Next Sunday, February 10th, you will see a sampling of some of Mountainview’s finest in the Fellowship Hall after the morning service. So, you will be able to peruse some titles and even check books and movies out – all while enjoying a coffee!!

Do you need someone to pray for you?
Our prayer team is here to pray for you!
The Prayer ministry has a group of people ready and waiting to stand with you in prayer. It can be petition or praise, whatever may be on your heart, no matter how big or small. Send an e-mail to prayer@mountainviewcrc.org, or call Marg 905-979-6672 or Nancy 905-741-5847. We will pass on your prayer request to everyone in the ‘Prayer Blast’ group.
We also have a small super confidential prayer initiative. It consists of only one person other than us. There is no email, no record of your request. It is simply a phone call or personal conversation regarding your 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.

NEIGHBOURHOOD POTLUCKS: Neighbourhoods are one way we, as a church body, can connect with fellow Mountainview members who live near us.  Each neighbourhood will be invited to attend a potluck lunch following the morning service. This is an opportunity to get to know the other members in your neighbourhood, enjoy good food and fellowship together. Mark your calendar to join us, the dates are as follows:
Neighbourhood 3 ~ TODAY; Neighbourhood 2 ~ February 24th; Neighbourhood 4 ~ March 3rd.

CAN YOU HELP? One of our Friendship Club members, Susan Dekker, needs a ride to/from church on Sunday mornings from now until April. Susan lives on Woodlawn Court near Olive Street, north of the QEW in Grimsby. She volunteers as a nursery attendant every Sunday morning and would really appreciate having a ride to church over the winter months! If you are able and willing to help, please contact any of our Deacons.



Urgent Need for Missionaries - How is God calling you to spread the gospel? Resonate has an urgent need for people to step into ministry in North America and throughout the world. You might be surprised by how God can use your knowledge, skills, and abilities to expand his kingdom. Explore volunteer and career opportunities by visiting resonateglobalmission.org/go.

Make 2019 a year of great change in more than just your life! Join the EduDeo Belizean HANDS Team in April 2019 to make life-changing differences in the lives of God’s children. Belizean Christian schools are in need of classrooms, upgrades and repairs. This is your opportunity to experience another culture, meet fellow members of the body of Christ, and make an huge impact! For more info, check out edudeo.com/hands or contact John Huizinga at HANDS@edudeo.com. This is the year for change!

The Drowsy Chaperone - Jan 30 - Feb. 2, 2019 - Redeemer's mainstage musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be running from January 30th to February 2nd. With show-stopping songs and dance, this musical within a comedy tells the hilarious tale of a glamorous stage actress and her impending wedding to a tap-dancing groom. With ruffians posing as pastry chefs, will the Jazz Age wedding go off without a hitch?  redeemer.ca/drowsy-chaperone/.

I AM NOT MY OWN TOUR…Riverside CRC, Wellandport and Providence CRC Beamsville are both hosting singer-songwriter Jeremy Benjamin. Jeremy is on tour, teaching, recording and worshipping with congregations across Canada!  Both Riverside and Providence are a part of this story. Jeremy will lead Their Sunday morning worship services and record with their congregations his song "I Am Not My Own." He will also host evenings of story and song on Feb 3rd @ 7pm with Riverside and on February 9th @ 7:30 Pm with Providence. Freewill offerings will be taken for various local causes and to support Jeremy’s ministry. Questions? Visit https://iamnotmyown.org/ or visit Riverside’s and Providence’s Facebook page and website.

The Peninsula Orchestra, George Cleland, Conductor.Presents a Mid -Winter Concert in support of "OUT OF THE COLD" Featuring LUIS MOLINA, PIANIST: Chopin Piano Concerto #2, Dvorak, Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan. Friday, February 22, 7 pm at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, St. Catharines. Freewill Offering to support Out of the Cold. Don't miss this special Musical Evening.

World Renew at AOYC 2019 - Do you know someone in high school? Or maybe you’re a student reading this? From May 17-20, youth from Ontario are getting together in Waterloo for an unforgettable weekend (Jesus, friends, fun, food and free things) at the All Ontario Youth Convention. World Renew will be there, sharing what you can do about the local and global problem of hunger. You don’t want to miss it (seriously, it’s going to be amazing)! Each week, we will give more information on how you can help make hunger disappear! For AOYC info and registration: www.allontario.com/aoyc-2019

Niagara Christian Gleaners: SAVE THE DATES! With much thankfulness to our Saviour and Redeemer, our “Gratitude” dinners will be held on April 12 & 13 at West Niagara Fairgrounds Hall on Mud St., Grassie. They’ll both be catered by Chef Jan-Willem Stulp, CCC, Chef/Owner of Grand Oak Culinary Market. To book for Friday please email ncgfriday@gmail.com, to book for Saturday email ncgsaturday@gmail.com. The website, www.niagaragleaners.org, will soon be posting further information.


CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Working at Camp Shalom has been life-changing for so many people. Grow in your faith, meet great new friends, make a meaningful impact on other people and earn money for your future. Located just outside of Cambridge, Camp Shalom offers programming for kids in grades 1-12 and for adults with special needs. We are now accepting applications for our summer staff positions. All positions are paid and you must be 17 before Dec. 31st, 2019 to apply. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com to apply and for a list of available positions. Interviews will start February 16th.

The CRCNA is looking to hire a Mixed Media Editor for its denominational magazine, The Banner, on part-time basis (10-15 hrs/wk). This is a work-from-home position. Visit www.crcna.org/jobs for position details or to apply by completing an online application, attaching a current resume and cover letter, by February 8, 2019.

Do you have a heart for people affected by conflict and natural disasters? Do you have a passion for accountability and a gifting in project administration? World Renew is looking to hire a Project Coordinator to join our International Disaster Response Team. Do you have a passion and a heart for the work of World Renew in Nicaragua? Are you fluent in Spanish and English? We are looking to hire a Country Consultant in Nicaragua. Are you passionate about the work of World Renew? Do you have an ability to inspire giving? World Renew is looking to hire a parental leave cover for a Donor Relations Manager to work in regions of Western Canada. More details on these opportunities, and links to apply, can be found at worldrenew.net/careers.

Refugee Rights Policy Analyst - CPJ is currently hiring for the position of Refugee Rights Policy Analyst. Within the context of CPJ’s core public justice documents the Refugee Rights Policy Analyst will provide high quality policy analysis and public justice framing of a range of issues affecting refugees as determined from time to time by CPJ’s board and senior leadership. The position will involve working with a wide range of people and communicating effectively and widely. Apply by Feb 17, 2019.





Karin Terpstra