May 13, 2018


MARK YOUR CALENDAR... 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 (11-15 needed) from 7-9 am; the Family Fun Zone Team (45-52 needed,) from 9 am – 2 pm (choose either 9-11:45 or 11:15-2 or both); the Tear Down Crew (11-15 needed) from 2-4. Sign up at the Welcome Centre or on our website at or email Carrie at or call 905-560-6293. If you have a specific area you would like to help in, just mention it. Questions contact Kim Heersink at or call 905-643-1188 Thank you in advance! 

Request for Volunteers:  Mountainview CRC has two committees which count and tabulate the donations which are collected each Sunday. Each committee meets every other week to count the proceeds of the previous Sunday's collections, including those received via the offerings taken at Shalom Manor. FA$T is anticipating that we will need several volunteers to fill upcoming vacancies on these committees. If you have any interest in serving Mountainview in this way every other week, you might consider joining one of the counting committees. One committee meets every other Monday morning while the other meets every other Monday evening. If interested, feel free to contact Peter Westerterp or Will Klein.

Middle School end of year bonfire party! Saturday May 26th, 7 - 9:30pm @ Jason and Melissa Vanderwier’s. We will be having a bonfire and a game of Capture the Flag. Parents please drop off and pick up your son/daughter at the Vanderwier's. Those entering grade 6 in September are welcome to attend as well. 

Youth Party, Sunday May27th-after the morning service @ Ian Vermeer’s.  Youth can catch a ride with leaders after church.  Parents pick up youth from Vermeer’s @ 4:30pm.  Youth are asked to bring snacks; baked goods, chips, crackers/cheese etc. or juice/pop.  Leaders are bringing salads.  Janice will bring the BBQ items/bottled water.  Be prepared to play water games after lunch! 

AOYC - We will meet at the church for 5pm on Friday May 18.  Check the packing list.  Don’t forget to bring new socks for the homeless.

THE WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER (WOGP), Praying Our Story:  Next week is the last week of registration for participation in the Week of Guided Prayer (May 27 - June 2). To register for the retreat or to speak to someone about the retreat, please visit the registration table in the front lobby, in front of the Library, before or after the morning service.

Youth Yard Sale - Spring cleaning is here! Do you have stuff that you no longer use but is still in good shape? The Mountainview youth are planning a fundraiser yard sale for July 7th and are collecting items to sell. Proceeds will go towards the youth mission trip to Puerto Rico in March 2019. Questions? Contact Janice:

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!



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

Mother’s Day Greetings from Beginnings - On this special day when we celebrate our Mothers and the vocation of mothering, Beginnings Family Services would like to thank all of you who have supported the work of Beginnings in the past year. With your support, we are able to offer free counselling to those who come for help with an unplanned pregnancy. We appreciate your prayers and other expressions of support! Please remember in your prayers single moms, the birth moms who have placed their babies with an adoptive family, as well as couples struggling with infertility. Please also pray for our staff and volunteers. Thank you!

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, please contact Elly Boersma ( or 905-937-3942) to sign up or for more information.

Grimsby Life Centre 2018 LIFE CHANGE CAMPAIGN -- When there is pain in a family, it is often the children who suffer in silence.   There is nothing more painful for a Mom when she sees her child hurting and doesn’t know how to reach them.   At the Grimsby Life Centre we have counsellors who specialize in counselling children and youth.  Approximately 20% of our clients are under the age of 20. 

“I like coming [to the Grimsby Life Centre] because it makes me think about good things in life and not only the bad. And, it makes me think who I want to become. And, that there is more in life than just sadness.”

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

Use Your Motorhome/RV for World Renew/CRCNA Ministry - World Renew and the CRCNA are commissioning Jeremy Benjamin (Zeyl) to travel across Canada (June-Oct) in a project that will join the voices of thousands of CRC members on the song "I Am Not My Own". This journey is a fundraiser for World Renew and CRC local ministries, and we are looking for help so that Jeremy can travel with his family! If you have a heart for World Renew and the CRCNA, as well as access to a simple motorhome or van/trailer combo to assist with this ministry trip during this time period, please reach out directly to Jeremy at To learn more about this exciting project, visit

Shalom Manor & Gardens MAY SALE:  Join us Saturday, May 26 from 8 am to noon and get supplied for all your gardening needs – flowers, herbs, vegetables, bushes and more; check out the marketplace vendors & then enjoy something from our pop-up restaurant – this year we are trying something new - a light breakfast will be served 8 to 10 a.m. and BBQ sausage from 10 a.m. to noon! Funds raised will go towards special services, events and programs for the residents.  We hope to see you there!

Sing to the Lord a New Song! Chorus of Praise Male Choir Concerts - Director:  John vanIperen, Pianist:  Sheryl Kamphuis. Saturday May 26, 2019, 7:30 pm at Smithville Canadian Reformed Church. Guest performers: Bellstone Christian School Choir. The COMP Choir will also be producing its first very own CD for $20. Pre-order at our concert, or contact us at / 519-787-0641 and/or visit us at for more info.

CPJ's AGM & Toronto Book Launch: CPJ will host its Annual General Meeting and a book launch of our new publication, Journeys to Justice on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Mary Ward Centre, Toronto. Joe Gunn, CPJ's executive director, will introduce the book, and we will hear readings and commentary from a panel of contributors to the book, including Moira Hutchinson, Peter Noteboom, John Olthuis, Jennifer Henry, Leah Watkiss, and David Pfrimmer. The business meeting begins at 6:30pm, and the book launch event starts at 7:30pm. Copies of Journeys to Justice will be available for purchase on site, with signings by attending contributors. For more info contact us at

Western University Campus Ministry Reunion - If you were a part of the CRC campus ministry at Western University from 2001 to the present, you are invited to a reunion BBQ and bonfire on Saturday, June 9 from 4-9 pm in Talbotville, ON. Reconnect with former students, share stories about life after Western, mingle with current campus ministry students, and hear exciting stories of what God is doing through this ministry at Western. Questions, further details, or RSVP? Email Dr. Mike Wagenman at or call/text (519) 851-5845.

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 or onsite. Questions? Email them to

SAVE THE DATE!! Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the Bridge Missional Communities. Delicious Slow Roasted Pulled Pork, Grilled Chicken, the best Fries EVER and more!! Kick back and relax to Blues Music while sipping on local Craft Beer (don’t worry, wine and non-alcoholic beverages available too) all while enjoying the great outdoors in a beautiful setting at the Hopkins Farm in Pelham. We are looking for Silent Auction Item Donations. Proceeds from Silent Auction and donations received will help fund the ministries of the Bridge Community, including the important work at the Hub located on Queen St in Niagara Falls. Date: Saturday, July 7th at 6pm. Cost: $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8. Where: 2590 Centre St in Pelham (corner of Sawmill Rd and Centre St). Reserve your tickets now! Contact: Cathy Benjamins; e-mail:; Phone: 905-736-0160.


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 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. Positions Available: Camp Director: Begins in June, Camp Counsellors: Begin in July. This is a summer opportunity you don’t want to miss. 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., 289-687-0169

Elections Ontario is looking for people to work at their polls, one of which is at Mountainview, for the upcoming provincial election on June 7th.  So if you would like to support our province as it determines its leadership, as well as make some extra money, please contact them at If you would like to serve at Mountainview in particular, please contact Robert at Canadian citizens who are residents of Ontario, 18 years or older and have a SIN number are invited to apply (16 or older for the position of information Assistant).

Job Opportunity:  Martindale Place, a Christian non-profit senior’s housing campus in St Catharines is looking for a full time, permanent Head Chef.  For more information about this position and to apply please visit

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.cawe can’t wait for you to join our team!!!  New applicants only. Only successful candidates will be contacted. 

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 for details.



Karin Terpstra