March 3, 2019

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS

Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents an Easter Concert with the Mattaniah Christian Male Choir with Director: Herman den Hollander, Organist, Andre Knevel and Pianist, Naomi Van Manen. The concert will take place on Saturday March 23rd @ 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit McNally House Hospice. 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.

Mountainview Library has some new books and is taking a few weeks to highlight them. A full list of new books was also place in each mail slot and on the Welcome Centre. This week’s highlight is a powerful biography:
Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
by Eric Metaxas
Who better to face the greatest evil of the 20th century than a humble man of faith? As Adolph Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to the dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and author. Read this searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil.

NEIGHBOURHOOD POTLUCKS: An opportunity to get to know the other members in your Neighbourhood, enjoy good food and fellowship together. Last, but not least, Neighbourhood 4 ~ TODAY  NOTE: There will be NO COFFEE SOCIAL on Potluck Sundays. Offer hospitality – Invite someone home for a coffee and fellowship 😊.

MOUNTAINVIEW BOOK CLUB: The book club meets again tonight, March 3, at 7:00 pm in the church library. We will be discussing the novel, The Prisoner and the Chaplain by Michelle Berry. Visitors and/or new members always welcome!

Puerto Rico Team Update: A great night was had by all at the Fundraising Dinner last week and we were able to raise $5700 after expenses! We are very thankful for the support of the community in all our fundraising efforts and beyond. The actual Puerto Rico Trip is approaching fast. We are excited to work on building projects, homes devastated by hurricane Maria, with DRS World Renew. The team leaves Friday March 8th @ 6am and returns at 10:33 pm on March 18th. Prayer calendars have been placed in your mail slots and on the welcome centre. We encourage you to pray for and think about the team while they are away. Our pictures and names are also on the communication board in the lobby. Feel free to check it out so you can put a face to the names of the team members as you are praying for them.

Let’s Do Lunch… Lenten Style! The churches of the Grimsby Ministerial (Lakemount, Mountainview, St. Andrew’s, St John’s, St. Joseph’s and Trinity United) invite you to join us for our 2019 Lenten Lunch series, every Thursday from March 7 through April 11. This year the theme is “Building Christ’s Kingdom, Not Our Empires.” Although we have different traditions, structures and emphases in our denominations, we are all called by the same Christ to serve and build up his kingdom. Please join us at St. John’s Presbyterian Church (10 Mountain St. in Grimsby) for a brief time of worship and delicious lunch. Services begin at 12 Noon. Each week a different congregation from Grimsby will feed your spirit and stomach. Mountainview’s turn to host will be March 21st. All are welcomed!


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LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

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The Ministry to Seafarers February Newsletter is available. Follow the link on their website to receive their newsletters directory over email: www.ministrytoseafarers.org/.

CRCNA:
Renegotiating Faith: Walking with young adults through a critical season in faith formation. 
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s recent research study -- “Renegotiating Faith: The Delay in Young Adult Identity Formation and What It Means for the Church in Canada” – will be the focus of an evening conversation at Redeemer University College (co-sponsored with CRC Faith Formation Ministries).  The report’s lead researcher and author, Rick Hiemstra, will present an overview of the report’s findings and recommendations, followed by a panel of experts moderated by FFM’s Dr. Syd Hielema. The evening will provide a clearer understanding of young adult faith lives and suggest specific steps to take for congregations and families as they walk with young adults. The evening is intended to support church leaders, parents, teachers, young adults and teens. Wednesday, March 6 @ Redeemer, 7:30 – 9 pm. This event is free. (The entire report can be found online by googling its title).

Family Faith Formation Tips - Ash Wednesday Family Faith Formation Tip: Wearing ashes on one’s forehead on Ash Wednesday is a symbol of repentance. Talk with your kids about the fact that repentance is more than saying “I’m sorry”—it means asking God to change our heart and mind. For help with explaining what Lent means, check out tinyurl.com/LentQuestions and tinyurl.com/LentKids. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation) Lent Family Faith Formation Tip: Giving up something for Lent? Visit tinyurl.com/40ThingsLent for a thought-provoking list of 40 things (like worry and envy) that parents and older kids might consider giving up for Lent. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

Walking Alongside - Youth & Mental Health conference - Registration is now open! Come Saturday, April 27 (8:15 am – 3:30 pm) to Westdale Reformed Church in Hamilton. Keynote speaker Stephen Doucet Campbell will address mental health challenges faced by youth and give practical ideas to walk alongside them so they can not only endure but thrive. Workshops will address youth and addiction, social media, suicide, and depression. Regular registration fee is $50. Sign up by March 22 and pay only $35. Student rate is $25. Get details and register at bit.ly/walkingalongside. For information, please contact Miriam at mspies@crcna.org.

REDEEMER:
Act Five is an 8-month Christian Gap Year program at Redeemer University College
that is launching in September 2019! The program is designed for students graduating high school who are looking for a year to explore, learn, serve & prepare before deciding "what's next". The application to join the first cohort is open, apply now and learn more at actfive.ca

Come for a visit! - Mar. 11, 2019 Come join us for one of our Campus Visit Days where you will have lunch with faculty, get a tour of our campus, sit in on classes and experience our community. To register, or for more information, visit: redeemer.ca/visit/

Daylighting Chedoke - Mar. 14, 2019. Join us as we explore Hamilton's Chedoke Creek watershed — its history, its water quality, and what the City of Hamilton and home-owners living in the watershed can do to further improve this resource. For details, visit: redeemer.ca/daylighting-chedoke/

Redeemer Reads - In the 2018-19 academic year, Redeemer is bringing a number of authors to our campus to celebrate the work of local writers. On March 21st, come out to hear a reading and Q&A panel of poets from the Hamilton Poetry Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend! redeemer.ca/poetry-panel/

Widening the Circle anti-racism workshop - Join us for an interactive faith-based workshop designed to heighten awareness and facilitate dialogue about the causes and effects of racism in Canada. Participants will also explore steps to wholeness and action steps towards diversity and inclusion. March 15th from 9 am – 5 pm at First Christian Reformed Church in Hamilton. Learn more and register at bit.ly/wtchamilton

 The Walking Wounded: March 24 at 4:00 pm, with Brett Ullman at Bethany Christian Reformed Church. Some of us struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.  Coping with tough situations in life sometimes manifest themselves in self injury, eating disorders, suicide, drugs, or alcohol. Brett Ullman addresses how to walk back towards healing and away from our emotions, feelings and thoughts that are keeping us paralyzed in life. No shame fear or hiding is required as we are safe to journey towards healing together. How does our faith fit into our healing journey? There is hope for the walking wounded. Refreshment will be served afterwards.

 Gideons Bible Fundraiser Banquet: The Grimsby-Lincoln Gideons are hosting their annual banquet on Thursday, March 28th! Tickets are $20 and includes a full course meal. A free will offering will be taken to provide for scripture distributions around the globe. The banquet will take place at Great Lakes Christian School, Beamsville at 6:30pm. Come and share an evening with the local Gideon supporte

rs and hear about the incredible work that the Lord is doing!  For tickets please contact Steve DeHaan at 905-516-1386.
On Friday, March 29th at 7:30 pm the Teen Challenge Women’s Centre will be presenting at Zion Free Reformed Church and we would like to send an invitation to anyone interested to come and listen to testimonies of women finding freedom from addiction and to learn more about the Teen Challenge ministry. Please join us!

Rose City Kids Dream Banquet - Celebrating 11 years!! When: Sat March 30, 2019. Where: Meridian Centre (Fonthill); Time: Auction: 5:30 pm- Dinner: 6:30 pm; Tickets: $50 pp, $350 for table of 8 (Tax receipts issued for donations made at event). Entertainment: Copper & Iron. Come join us in celebrating 11 amazing years! RSVP Barb 905 788 9800 or office@rosecitykids.com (cash, chq, credit card, e- transfer)

Family Outreach Ontario's next information seminar will be at the Wellandport United Reformed Church on April 4th. Two gentlemen will be presenting: one a police officer, speaking on drug addictions and the legalization of cannabis; the other, a past drug user, giving his story of addiction and recovery.  More information and details coming soon!  

Niagara Christian Gleaners:  The blessings of the past year have led us to start building up a supply of dried fruits and vegetables. We plan to start packaging and distributing these in the coming month. We ask you to join us at our Gratitude Dinners on April 12 and 13 to hear first hand of the opportunities and progress being made in providing food for the needy. Details are on the cards that will be in your mail slots or on your church’s information tables. Currently 75% of our seats have been booked. To reserve your seat for Friday, send an email to ncgfriday@gmail.com, or for Saturday sent to ncgsaturday@gmail.com. You can also call 905-359-5028 to reserve your place. We continue to thank the Lord for our community's support of volunteers, produce, gifts and prayers.

The “Sing in Adoration” Concert featuring the Hosanna & Mattaniah Choirs is coming: April 20th at 7:30 pm at First Ontario Concert Hall, Hamilton. Contact Lois Hanson for tickets: lnhanson12@gmail.com.

Our next Friendship Festival will be held in Oakville on Saturday, May 11, from 10am to 2:00pm. It promises to be a wonderful time of music, fun and friendship! Please mark the date on your calendar and invite all your friends. Go to Friendship Festival Ontario on Facebook or weloveourfriends.com for more information. Registration starts in March. We'll see you in May...everyone is welcome!!! For the Friendship Festival,                                                                                                       Herb, Marlene and Ellie


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Shalom Manor Job Posting: Are you an RN, RPN or PSW looking to work in a dynamic workplace? Then a career at Shalom Manor is what you are looking for!    We are hiring for part-time and casual RPN and PSW lines and Casual RN lines. For more information or to submit your resume, contact Lauren Gibson at payroll @ shalommanor.ca – we look forward to you joining our Shalom family!!!

WORLD RENEW:
Do you have a passion and a heart for the work of World Renew abroad? World Renew is looking to hire Country Consultants for Nicaragua and Tanzania. More details on these opportunities and links to apply can be found at worldrenew.net/careers.

CPJ:
Are you passionate about public justice? Committed to the flourishing of creation? From September 2019 to August 2020, an intern will assist CPJ in our work on ecological justice in Canada. Apply now for our 2019-2020 Public Justice Internship Program! As an intern, you will assist senior staff and be actively engaged in a variety of work. See our website for details: www.cpj.ca.. CPJ also has four vacancies on their Board. Interested? Contact Willard Metzger willard@cpj.ca.

Karin Terpstra