June 23, 2019 NEWS


Pastor Fred’s Retirement Project:
Rather than receiving gifts at retirement, I’m asking for something else. On the weekend of August 18th, I am participating in a Triadventure: running 15 km., canoeing across Lake Simcoe and cycling around 140 km. I am doing this, with others, to raise money. 

Fifteen years ago, a number of people from Toronto were visiting an orphanage in Uganda. They had a vision. With a few others, they committed to provide each of the 52 children there with an education. This would include university, college, trade school or an apprentice program; depending on the child. Most of the 52 children are now productively working; blessing their neighbours and their country. 

All the money for this commitment has been raised through one fund raising event per year - the Triadventure. This year the goal is to raise enough money to complete the commitment. Will you help me make this possible? You can donate online by going to triforafrica.org, click on the donate button and then click on my name. This same website provides you with more information about the project. Thank you!! 


HELP! The Landscaping Group is in need of some extra help to trim the massive hedge that runs along the east side of the property. We would like to put a team together to do this on Saturday, July 6th. If you are willing and able to help contact Art Koornneef @ 905-309-7934. If you have a gas or battery trimmer you could loan the group, let him know as well. Thanks.


PRAYER WALK: we'll meet Saturday, July 6th at Tim's across from Coles at 8:30 am. walking/driving until 9:30am. Please contact Max Meijer with any questions or if you wish to join us. E-mail: mmeijer.3@gmail.com or call: 905-945-9374.


CHILDCARE HELP NEEDED: Erin Pankratz, neighbours with Matt & Maria Oliveira, is suffering from debilitating joint pain that’s severely affecting her mobility. Erin and her husband Nick have two children age 2 and 4. Erin is at the point where she requires daily help to care for her children because her mobility is significantly limited. Please pray that the pain in her joints will be released and for her spirits to be lifted, in Jesus' name. They are a Christian family and Erin has attended Mountainview's coffee break program in the past. Additionally, please contact Erin at 905-570-6052 if you know of someone who would be able to provide daytime help with childcare 2-3 days per week throughout the summer starting June 21.


Prayer Friends: Since the onset in November, we continue to have our Prayer Vigil every Thursday morning, 8:00 am, rain or shine, for about 20 mins. Doctors and nurses that pass by coming into work nod or thank us with their approval. There are small tell-tale signs that Save WLMH is happening and we are grateful.  We do not know what God’s direction in all of this, but we remain grateful. 
We realize that many of you may not be able to attend but we encourage you and your church to pray with us as Save WLMH unfolds.  Our Heavenly Father holds the future. Blessings to you as we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend knowing that our Heavenly Father has all the attributes that we so long to have. In Service,  
George Prins


Family Faith Formation Tip - As you walk in a woods or a park with kids, practice “ambling.” Slow down, and look around you. Marvel at God’s beautiful creation together. Take a really close look at a flower or a tree. Back home, remember what you saw together and give thanks for the good gift of God’s wondrous creation. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation).


How do you serve your church? Maybe you help with Sunday School or in the nursery. Maybe you’re a volunteer youth leader, a lead pastor, a librarian, a director of faith formation or intergenerational ministry. Maybe you organize potlucks or bring meals and kind words to people who need them. However you serve, you’ll find connection and encouragement at Inspire 2019. Join us August 1-3 in Windsor, Ontario for three days of worship, fellowship, and equipping. Find out more at www.crcna.org/inspire.


Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for breakout speakers in sessions about family, marriage, parenting, and doing life together in community. Pray for them as they make decisions about topics and as they prepare messages. Pray that God will guide them as they present and discuss, and that people will be blessed by their words and ideas.


Come for a visit to Redeemer! - July 12, 2019. Learn more about Redeemer University College at one of our Friday Visits, where you will meet with an admissions counsellor and get a tour of campus. Our next Friday Visit opportunities are on June 14th and July 12th.  Register and learn more at redeemer.ca/visit.


Niagara Christian Gleaners is a not-for-profit that take surplus produce out of the marketplace and makes nutritional food to meet need worldwide. Our growing ministry is in need of additional volunteers who would love to be part of something special. Visit or call: www.niagaragleaners.org / 905-359-5028 to learn more.


Rose Ciry Kidz (RCK) has just wrapped up a regular season! At RCK children come to understand Gods grace, feel Gods unconditional love and get a good glimpse of Gods purpose for their lives. Currently RCK has over 140 volunteers that help in many different areas. RCK is still in need of more volunteers! If you are considering it, please come by and check It out! RCK hopes to begin a girls program (GEMS) weekly, one evening a week beginning October. In order for us to make this possible we are looking for a dozen new volunteers to jump on board. Please prayerfully consider joining our team! To Volunteer: carla@rosecitykids.com. For general information: sonya@rosecitykids.com or 905 788 9800. Thanks!!


NIAGARA YOUNG ADULTS - Hello young adults, Wednesday, June 26 is our next get-together. Meet at Bethany CRC for 7:30PM. We're planning to begin our new Bible Study series, "Jesus Among Secular Gods," by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale. Learn how to defend the absolute claims of Christ against a secular worldview. Invite your friends and come out for some interesting discussion.
If you are young (18 ~ 30) and you are an adult – you are welcome to attend.
For more up to date details visit the "Niagara Young Adults" Facebook page.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser:  Howdy partners! There’s a hoedown happenin’ on Saturday, July 6th in Niagara Falls at the Fireman’s Park. Enjoy Blues, brews and ribs. We’re lookin’ fer donations for silent auction to fund ministries of the Bridge Community.
Date: Saturday, July 6th at 6:00 pm; Cost:  $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8; Place:  Fireman’s Park, 2275 Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls. So gather up yer next of kin an’ come on out! Git yer tickets now from Cathy Benjamins: 905-736-0160, admin@thebridgenf.ca.


40 Years of Refugee Sponsorship - through World Renew with Christian Reformed churches and community groups. Come celebrate God's faithfulness, refugees' resilience and committee members' courage and compassion. Save the date for Saturday October 19, 7:00-8:30 pm at Hamilton District Christian High School. More information will follow in September, or you may contact Bette-Ann Bruulsema: betteann@rogers.com or Rick DeGraaf: rickdg6@gmail.com


The Ambassadors Christian Male Choir in its 50th year with approximately 20 seasoned singers is seeking a dynamic new Director of Music for weekly Wednesday rehearsals in Hamilton Ontario to perform ~ 8 x per year in concert. Interested qualified candidates are invited to respond to ambassadorchristianmalechoir@gmail.com or 519-755-4865. If you have a recommendation, we invite you to also contact us.


 Shalom Manor Manager of Programs  & Support Services:  Shalom Manor currently has an opening for the Manager of Programs & Support Services.  The successful candidate should have a minimum 1-year of managerial/supervisory experience; 3 to 5 years’ experience in a healthcare setting and a diploma/degree in recreation or leisure studies or kinesiology or similar related field. Shalom Manor also has a Housekeeping Position (weekend line opening) and Registered Nurse Positions. Resumes & cover letters being accepted at hr@shalommanor.ca until June 24, 2019.  We look forward to you joining our team!


Shalom Manor & Gardens Volunteer Hairsetters Needed! Are you interested in volunteering? Shalom Manor & Gardens is looking for two reliable volunteers to help curl residents hair every Friday morning, as well as other volunteers to be available for those who are away during the week. Training will be provided. If interested, or for more information, please contact Jessica at (905) 945-9631 ext. 1115. We look forward to hearing from you! 


Summer job opportunity NACE has two summer student jobs available for the months of July and August, ideal for highly motivated and independent people.  The jobs would include summer lawn cutting, painting, and maintenance jobs at both Covenant and John Knox Christian Schools.  If you are able to work independently and enjoy making and keeping things beautiful, you are invited to apply to Kevin Huinink at khuinink@nace.ca 


Program Coordinator in Haiti - Resonate Global Mission has a full-time opening for a Program Coordinator in Haiti. In this position, you'll be responsible for creating and maintaining effective programs in Haiti by empowering staff and volunteers, working closely with Haitian partner organizations, and more! Learn more about this position and how to apply at www.resonateglobalmission.org/servehaiti.


Teach Overseas! - Are you a teacher? Have you considered teaching in another country? Resonate Global Mission has several opportunities with partner schools throughout the world! Find your new classroom by visiting www.resonateglobalmission.org/go.




Karin Terpstra