June 3, 2018


Join us TODAY for our SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING and VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SOCIAL. The meeting will take place, after a short break, following the AM service. Child care will be provided, please indicate to leaders when dropping off your children before church, whether they will be staying or not. ALL are welcome to attend. Voting is limited to Professing members only.

COMMUNITY HYMN SING: “A New Thing” Join us June 10th at 7pm for an evening of praise and worship. We will give expression to our faith in song, in the words of many favourite hymns, interwoven with readings. As we sing out our faith together we will be accompanied by Ernie Termorshuizen on organ.  Please join us and bring your friends and neighbours!

Week of Guided Prayer Book Borrowing Table, Information Table:  The book borrowing table with books on prayer will remain in the foyer for the next few weeks.  After that, please return books to the labelled box under the mailboxes. Remember to sign out any books you borrow in the folder provided. The sheets with daily readings and meditations will be on the WOGP information table for today, June 3, only.  Please help yourselves to the materials available there. 

GREETING: A warm smile, a shake of the hand, a pat on the back, a quick hug, all make you feel welcomed. Whether church family or guests, we want to make sure that all those coming to Mountainview each Sunday feel at home. Greeting is an important part of that. We are updating the Greeters List for July – December 2018. Can you take a turn to welcome family and friends in God’s house? Please let me know if you can volunteer, on a regular basis (4-5X’s a year) or maybe only once or twice. We’d be glad to have you. If you can no longer serve in this ministry, please also let me know so that I can take you off the list. Please email Karin at office@mountainview.org or call 905- 945-0004 ext. 221.

Summer Mission Circle will begin for those interested this Wednesday at Betsy Witteveen’s (9:30am – 11:30am).  New faces are always welcome. For more information please call Betsy at 905-945-8092 or Janny at 905-945-9349.

Summer is upon us and Mountainview church volleyball is moving outdoors! Due to a popular vote for Monday night, our regular Tuesday is changing nights to Mondays at 7pm at Nelles beach in Grimsby. Hope you can join us! As we get started, Port Dalhousie may also be another destination. Bring a friend or two, we would love to have 12 out to play!

Coming June 16th, our ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARNIVAL!! Games, Bouncy Castles, Slides, Prizes, Hotdogs, Cotton Candy and more... WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Join us in building relationships with and serving our community, volunteer to be a part of the Set-up Crew from 7-9 am; the Family Fun Zone Team from 9 am – 2 pm (choose either 9-11:45 or 11:15-2 or both); the Tear Down Crew from 2-4. Sign up or on our website at www.mountainviewcrc.org or email Carrie at carrieheidbuurt@hotmail.com or call 905-560-6293. If you have a specific area you would like to help in, just mention it. Questions contact Kim at heersink.kim@gmail.com or call 905-317-2131 Thank you in advance for considering and participating!

Join us this fall for Cluster Groups!! Cluster groups are short-term small groups designed to “Grow Community” in a NEW way! Our goal is for young, old and those in between, to get to know one another. These groups will meet for 7 sessions starting September 30 through to December 16. (roughly every other week). The first and last sessions will be at the church. Your group will decide together when & where to meet for the 5 sessions in between; likely at the homes of group members.

The Cluster Groups will be inter-generational. Anyone who signs up will be randomly placed in a small group. Sessions will include food, fellowship and growth! We will meet around a table, enjoy food and conversation, watch an Alpha video, followed by a discussion and prayer.  A team of twenty-five small group leaders, are eagerly waiting to meet you! Everyone age 14 - 99 is invited to join. It is our goal that ALL Mountainview members and other interested people will participate and get to know each other!               

You can sign-up online right now at http://www.mountainviewcrc.org/cluster, or sign-up at church June 3rd, 10th and 17th, before or after the 10 am service.


Counters needed:  Mountainview CRC has two committees which count and record donations collected each Sunday including those received via the offerings taken at Shalom Manor. FA$T needs several volunteers to fill upcoming vacancies. One committee meets every other Monday morning while the other meets every other Monday evening. If you are interested in serving Mountainview in this way, please contact Peter Westerterp or Will Klein. 

Looking for a room to rent - A young lady who has recently graduated and found work in Smithville, and has also recently been attending Mountainview, is looking for a place to rent closer to work. Please contact Liz Terry at 905-809-4990 for more information or if you can accommodate this request. 

Youth Yard Sale - The youth are busy collecting donations for our yard sale on July 7th. If you would like to donate; items being donated can be dropped off in the youth room or cadet portable during the day, when doors can be unlocked. Otherwise wait till the evening of Friday July 6th to drop off your donations. Contact Janice; youthdirector@mountainviewcrc.org or call 289-377-8389 with any questions. Proceeds of sale go towards the youth mission trip to Puerto Rico March 2019. 

Loblaws cards – If you have a Loblaws card and are wondering what to do with it, feel free to activate it and drop it off for Christine Winter to help cover the cost of snacks at camp this summer! Thank you for all your ongoing support of Mountainview’s summer camp!



Pray for Synod 2018 - Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018. From Thursday, June 7—Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCA will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God. For more information and to sign on to pray, go to crcna.org/synod/prayer. 


1. Summer RAYS is a weekly multi-sports and activities camp hosted by Redeemer University College in July and August for kids ages 5 - 13. Each week emphasizes participation, cooperation, skill development and most of all fun! Learn more and register at redeemerroyals.ca/rays.

2. Drop-in on Friday, June 8 to come and experience Redeemer for yourself! On June 8 and other select dates this summer, our campus will have an open house, during which you can share your questions with Admissions staff and take a tour of the academic building and dorms. Learn more and register at www.redeemer.ca/visit.

Shalom Outbreak – Visitor restrictions are in effect in the Lakeview (Manor-fourth floor) home area due to an upper respiratory outbreak. All visiting an isolated resident must wear the gown, mask and gloves provided. If you are unwell, we ask that you not visit. If you visit a resident on Lakeview, we request you make no other visits before leaving. Don’t forget to hand sanitize/wash when entering & exiting the building during your visit – handwashing is one of our best defenses against spreading illness.  Thank you for working with us to get and keep our residents safe and healthy!

Grimsby Life Centre 2018 LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN--None of us are exempt from issues surfacing in life that are beyond our control or ability to process.  And, there is hope in the admission that we could all use a little help and support from time to time.  The Life Centres have 9 full and part-time counsellors who are schooled and experienced in bridging that gap with you.  Your financial support with the Life Change Campaign is critical to our ministry. Without your generosity, our doors simply would not be open.


1.  We are excited to be hosting SERVE Niagara again this year at Beacon Christian School in St Catharines from July 14-21, and we are seeking PRAYER PARTNERS to keep our Host Team and the youth participants in prayer both leading up to and during the week of SERVE. If you are interested in being a PRAYER PARTNER or for more info., please contact Elly Boersma (music@covenant-church.ca or 905-937-3942.

2.  Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you enjoy cooking for a crowd? Then Serve Niagara needs YOU! We are looking for a Food Coordinator for the week of July 14-21. The menu is planned and requests for donations are going out, but we need a person willing to be the point person the week of Serve. Please contact AnnElise Hoogendam, Serve Niagara coordinator if you are interested and/or for more details.  289-407-4767; annelise.hoogendam@gmail.com

Join with Shalem Mental Health Network for the Dedication of Our New Office Space! A generous donor has made our new, larger office space possible.  Join us on Friday, June 8 at 4 pm at 875 Main Street East in Hamilton for a special celebration. Max Woolaver, Anglican priest, will lead a special blessing, and John Terpstra, local Christian poet, will offer a reading. Light refreshments will be served. Call us at 866.347.0041 for more information or visit www.shalemnetwork.org  Please come! 

4 DAY EVENING WALK:  Join us for the 4 Day Evening Walk at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area Trail Centre. Registration is now open. Dates: June 11, 12, 13, & 14. Register on-line / mail in at www.4dew.com or onsite. Questions? Email them to four.dew@gmail.com. 

Is Everyone Welcome at Our Church? - Join us Thursday, June 14 at 6:45 pm at Calvin CRC, Dundas for a continuing conversation about disability and belonging in our faith communities. Dessert included! Building on our previous event in November, Sara Pot will facilitate our evening as we discuss tangible ways that express the inclusive vision of belonging as it relates to disability and church. We will reference Barb Newman's recent article "Everyone Welcome", featured in the Banner magazine, March 2018. For more information, visit www.orchardhome.faith.

Strawberry Social - We are thankful and humbled in our Lord’s provision to the Niagara Christian Gleaners in the past year! Last June we shared our plans and dreams with our many guests. Now the building for Niagara Christian Gleaners is being erected in Smithville and a fall 2018 opening is a realistic possibility! Please join us on June 23 from 2 to 5 pm at 1353 Balfour St. Fenwick for strawberries and ice cream, fellowship, games, hay rides, face painting, and a classic car show. The kids will enjoy a chance to sit in a variety of big trucks! All ages can join in the fun of learning how to square dance. You will be updated on the building project and learn how you can help when we, DV, begin production. One hour of your donated time can produce up to 140 soup meals for a hungry person! We hope to engage all ages, teenagers to seniors; volunteering in bringing a meal to those who are hungry. This is a FREE family event. Your donations to Niagara Christian Gleaners will be tax receipted as per CRA guidelines.

Tickets are selling quickly!! Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Bridge Missional Communities. Kick back and relax to Blues Music while sipping on local Craft Beer (wine and non-alcoholic beverages available too) all while enjoying the great outdoors with delicious food in a beautiful setting at the Hopkins Farm in Pelham. Silent auction items needed. Proceeds from Silent Auction and donations received will help fund the ministries of the Bridge Community. Date: Saturday, July 7th at 6pm. Cost: $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8. Reserve tickets now! Cathy Benjamins; Email: admin@thebridgenf.ca; Phone: 905-736-0160. 

ICS is pleased to share the Spring 2018 issue of Perspective with you.  Read it online at  https://ir.icscanada.edu/. It features the lead article "Perhaps the Lord will Act for Us" by ICS president Ron Kuipers and 4 articles by Junior Members Kiegan Irish, Jeffrey Hocking, Julia de Boer and Grace Carhart. All of us at ICS thank you for supporting our work through various channels and for partnering with us in the critical work of ICS in today’s world. We are blessed by you and your commitment to ICS.

GREAT WOLF LODGE, 2018…. It's that time of year again! A block of rooms has been reserved during the annual Fall PA days for our Christian schools. Discounted rates are available for the dates of Oct. 25 & 26, 2018.   Room rates start at $184.99/night. Our group name is: Christian Schools Getaway and the booking code is: 1810CHRI.  To book your room go to: www.greatwolf.com/niagara or call: 1-866-949-9653.  Booking deadline is Sept. 25, so reserve early to avoid disappointment!  For further information, please ONLY contact Tammy Veld - rtveld96@gmail.com or call/text:  905.745.5609

Please consider joining our Rose City Kids team! Rose City kids is a place where children and youth belong; where they experience the love of Jesus and are encouraged and inspired to make a positive change in the world. Rose City Kids currently has 500 children registered and 120 volunteers. We have a variety of programs that run throughout the week. Rose City Kids deals with many children that are searching for someone that will value, love and invest in them. Many come from dark places and are angry and hurting. They need people like you to invest in them. If you are interested, but don't feel you want to work directly with kids, we have so many more opportunities. Some of these opportunities are weekly, some bi weekly and some monthly. Please don't hesitate to call and we can chat. We would love to see 50 more individuals join our team this fall! Thanks for your consideration!  If interested please contact Sonya @ 905 788 9800 or sonya@rosecitykids.com.  

Alcohol or drugs in your family or social circles? Get educated before you try to “fix” it. Family Outreach Ontario is available for speaking engagements. Call 1888-809-0464 or visit www.familyoutreachontario.com.


CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Are you still looking for a summer job? Camp Shalom is hiring summer staff. If you love Jesus and like working with kids or individuals with special needs, then this might be for you. Work outdoors, with great people, while making a meaningful impact on campers' lives. All positions are paid and you must be 17 before Dec. 31, 2018. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com to apply.

The Bridge Summer Jobs - Our Summer Arts Camp is getting ready to kick off in July and we are looking for University/College and older High School students to work with us in the Niagara Falls Community. If you enjoy art and children while working in a supportive and fun environment along with a team then contact Pastor Allen to receive an official job description. allen@thebridgenf.ca, 289-687-0169

SHALOM MANOR – PSW’s Needed:  Are you eligible to work as a Personal Support Worker?  Shalom Manor is a Dutch, Christian long-term-care home providing loving, wholistic care to our Residents.  Interested in joining our team?  We currently have part-time, temporary and summer fill-in lines available for PSW’s.  Submit your resume TODAY to: Lauren Gibson at payroll@shalommanor.ca Only successful candidates will be contacted. – we can’t wait for you to join our team!!!  

NACE Bus Drivers for 2018-19 needed - This job is ideal for someone who loves kids and is highly reliable and confident. We need regular, occasional and spare drivers. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licencing, and vulnerable sector checks, and will provide full training if you are considering getting started! Contact Kevin Huinink at  519-546-9159  or  khuinink@nace.ca for details.

Redeemer University College has various position openings. Applicants are requested to email their application materials and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University College. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. More information at www.redeemer.ca/careers.

























Last Monday of Month is the Ladies Breakfast. Oct - May










June 6 mission circle starts again and moves to Betsy Witteveen’s



EduDeo GO! is a cross-Canada walk/run/bike/swim challenge from April 1 – June 30, 2018 to build classrooms for Belen Christian School in the Dominican Republic. Get active and get outside by setting goals, creating challenges and raising money for each KM you travel. It’s still possible to sign up for free and/or donate at edudeo.com/go/.








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Mountainview Church is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all our members and guests. In consideration of others who may suffer from chemical sensitivities, medical reactions and/or allergies, we request that you refrain from wearing products containing scents/fragrances such as perfumes, deodorants, lotions, scented laundry soaps/softeners while visiting us. Thank you for your sensitivity and compassion


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ARE YOU RECEIVING THE FRIDAY E-BLAST? Each Friday afternoon we e-blast the Bulletin, Newsletter, Church Family and Sermon Insert/Small Group Questions. A copy of all of these documents, except Church Family due to privacy concerns, are also posted on the Website. A number of printed copies are available at the Welcome Centre for those that prefer paper. If you are not receving the E-Blasts, please contact the Church office to be added to the list (905-945-0004 or office@mountainviewcrc.org).


OFFICE ASSISTANT: The office is looking for someone who can fill in for vacation relief or the occasional sick day. Need someone able to answer phones, photo copy and do some computer work, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. If this interests you, please contact Alice Posthumus at aposthumus@mountainviewcrc.org, 905-945-0004 x 228 or 905 -516-4211


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If possible, please include the following announcements in your weekly bulletin.

Summer RAYS

Summer RAYS is a weekly multi-sports and activities camp hosted by Redeemer University College in July and August for kids ages 5 - 13. Each week emphasizes participation, cooperation, skill development and most of all fun! Learn more and register at redeemerroyals.ca/rays.

Come for a visit!

Drop-in on Friday, June 15 or Friday, July 6 to come and experience Redeemer for yourself! On select dates this summer, our campus will have an open house, during which you can share your questions with Admissions staff and take a tour of the academic building and dorms. Learn more and register at www.redeemer.ca/visit.

Golf with the Royals

Join the Royals golf tournament on June 16 and support the Redeemer Royals Scholarship Fund! Learn more and register at redeemer.ca/royals-golf-invitational

Redeemer University College is hiring!

Redeemer University College has position openings for an Athletic Therapist, a Research Officer and an Accounts Receivable Supervisor. More information at www.redeemer.ca/careers.


Karin Terpstra