July 29, 2018


Worship team @ Mountainview. Worship is a central component of life at Mountainview, and the worship team would be blessed by new participants, particularly those who play core instruments such as piano, guitar, drums, and yes, even organ! If you have a heart for leading worship, experience in singing or in playing an instrument, and have a desire to grow as a musician in team ministry, we would love to hear from you. We encourage especially less experienced musicians to give consideration to this opportunity, as mentoring and coaching are core components of how we operate.

Your prayerful consideration is appreciated. The month of August is a time where we want to give particular attention to having our "doors" open for this opportunity for you to become involved in this area of church life. You can send a note of interest, or questions, to Will Lammers, at musicdirector@mountainviewcrc.org. Thanks for considering!

PRAYER WALK: Saturday August 4th, 8:30am - 9:30am. We'll be meeting at Tim's across from Coles. Please contact Jane deVisser for more information. 905-563-7671 or pjdevisser@sympatico.ca.

Kids Camp – Amped, Lunch-time volunteers:  We invite you to join us for lunch; on one day, a few days, or more; 12:15-1:00 pm; for our last two weeks of camp. Come spend some time with kids hungry for connection and give the camp staff a much needed break. Help us to share Jesus’ love with these kids by giving them some of your time.

Performing Arts @ Mountainview:  The committee received two letters of thanks to Mountainview for our support from Sherry Cain, Executive Director at Rose Cottage and from Pamela Blackwood, Executive Director at McNally House. Both organizations were grateful that we were able to contribute $750.00 and $4,000.00 respectively for their work in the community. Thanks to Mountainview and to the surrounding community for their support of these fundraising concerts.

Peach Festival: Looking for volunteers to scoop ice cream, ladle fruit, squeeze whipping cream and serve the customers with a smile. Available time slots: Fri Aug. 24, 8 -11 pm, Sat. 12:30 – 3 pm / 3 - 5:30 pm. Please call Hilda Stuive at 905-945-0489 (can leave message) or 905-309-7773 (evenings).



Ordination Service for Candidate Mark DeVos: All members of Classis Niagara are invited to witness the joyous occasion of the Ordination of Candidate Mark DeVos, as pastor of The Village Church, Thorold. The service will take place on Sunday, August 19th at 2:00 pm, at St.Johns Church, 2 Carleton St. S., Thorold. We give thanks to God for bringing Candidate Mark DeVos and the Village Church together and pray for many years of blessings on his ministry.

After 65 years of serving Christian schools in eastern Canada, the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools will cease operations on July 31, 2018. We are thankful for the pioneers, visionaries, and donors who have supported parents desiring Christian education for their children. We especially want to thank you, the Christian Reformed churches, for your faithful support of us and our member schools throughout the years with gifts of prayer and finances. On August 1st, a new organization, Edvance Christian Schools Association, after almost three years of preparation, begins operations, ushering in a new era of Christian educational leadership and growth. Edvance will serve the growing Christian education sector and welcomes your continued prayerful and financial support. Given our changing context, your continued dedication to Christian education matters more today than ever. You are warmly welcomed to an Edvance gala celebration of Christian education at the Canadian Warplanes Heritage Museum on Thursday, October 25th. Please watch for details on how you can be a part of this momentous evening.

CPJ: inspired by faith to act for Justice, deals with issues of: poverty in Canada, ecological justice, refugee rights, taxation, and democratic reform. Their Justice-E-News July 26, 2018 update, is now available by following this link: Justice E-News.

Rose City Kidz Charity Golf Classic - It’s that time again where Rose City Kids is looking for golfers and businesses willing to sponsor our Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday August 11 @ Riverview Golf Club (Fenwick). RCK continues to grow in so many ways! We are excited to be able to invest in, love and walk alongside so many children and youth in Welland!! By supporting us at this event you become part of a team that is helping break the cycle of poverty here in Niagara. Thank you for your consideration! For more information or to sign up please contact Nathan Anjema (905 892 5350 ext 230) or Gerry Vermeer (905 714 4141). Thank you!!

Liberatas in Concert - Drayton Christian Reformed Church - Join us August 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Drayton CRC for Libertas in concert. For tickets see www.libertasvoices.com. Questions? Email info@libertasvoices.com or call 905-522-0001.

FAMILY FIRE - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

Beginnings 3K Walk/Run/Roll Event - Join Beginnings Family Services for its 25th annual 3K Walk/Run/Roll event on Saturday, September 15th at Dundas Driving Park, Hamilton or walk and raise money in your neighborhood if you're not able to make it to Hamilton and send us photos that we can share on Facebook. Registration opens at 9:00 am with the run starting at 9:30 am. This is a family-friendly event held in the center of Dundas Driving Park, and includes fun activities for kids, refreshments and a light lunch. Minimum donation of $25 if no pledges; all proceeds support the pregnancy counselling work of Beginnings. To register email info@beginnings.ca or visit www.beginnings.ca/.

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.


Redeemer University College has various position openings. Applicants are requested to email their application along with a statement that articulates their faith perspective and how it relates to Redeemer University College’s mission and identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. More information at www.redeemer.ca/careers.

We still have openings for school bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year and for spare drivers. NACE covers all expenses for medical, licensing, 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. More info. at: www.Drive4NACE.ca.

Grants Program Manager, Parental Leave - At World Renew, we support God’s concern for poor and marginalized communities through our work as an international development and disaster response organization. We are seeking a full-time Grants Program Manager, covering a parental leave, who is passionate about extending our impact by connecting our sustainable agriculture and food security programming with grant making institutions. Successful candidates will have proven experience in grant program and financial management, working cross-culturally in building collaborative relationships, and knowledge about food security in an international development context. Please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information.




Karin Terpstra