September 9, 2018


Personal Support Needed for a Mountainview Attendee: A mature person with a good sense of humour is required to provide personal support to a young senior living in Grimsby with various activities including: grocery shopping, meal prep., and community involvement. 2 to 3 afternoons/evenings per week for a total of 10 hours; Days and times of the week can be negotiated; Remuneration for gas and an hourly wage of $18.00 - $20.00 per hour depending on experience. A police check is required. Send your resume and cover letter to

Help needed:  Many of you in our congregation know Eric Slothouber. Eric has moved to 125 Livingston, Unit 27, Grimsby and is attending Mountainview. The deacons have been assisting Eric with driving him to church on Sunday mornings as well as driving him to the YMCA late Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We are seeking volunteers to assist us with this need. Please contact Eric Heinen or any of the deacons if you are willing and able to help out.

News from Your Prayer Ministry Team: We have been working on creating new ways of communicating prayer at Mountainview. As you may recall, many years ago we had a “Prayer Chain”. The purpose of the prayer chain was to get a prayer request out quickly to a group of people who signed up to be prayer warriors on the chain. The method was by phone, the first person received the call and then they passed it on to the next and then that person to the next...and so on. We would like to re-introduce this as a “Prayer Blast.” The method: Prayer participants would receive the request by email or phone. No passing on, just receiving and praying!

As a community of believers, it is such a blessing to hold one another up in prayer before our Heavenly Father. If you would like to be a participant in the “Prayer Blast” please sign up by emailing us at We recognize that there may be those of you who are not hooked up to email but would love to participate. Please call us Marg at 905-979-6672 or Nancy: 905-945-1872 to be a part of the Prayer Blast. You will be contacted by phone with the prayer request.

This “Prayer Blast” does not replace prayer requests sent into the office for those who are signed up for the church email. This is an extra form of prayer to get people praying quickly for a situation, or a Praise and Thanksgiving. Marg and I have both experienced a time in which we were faced with an emergency and found ourselves sitting in an emergency waiting room thinking… we just need people praying right now! Or maybe you just received news of joy and you want everyone to be praising God with you, that is the purpose of this Prayer initiative. Once we have everything in place we hope to have this up and running in the Fall Season.


1. Cadets needs 2 new counselors! You can lead your own group or we can pair you up with an experienced counselor so you can learn the ropes. Cadets is a great program for the boys but also a great way for men to get to know one another. Please contact Greg Van Geest at or 289-407-5048.

2. Cadets is looking for people with special interests, skills or hobbies! eg. computers, metal working, electronics, plumbing, cars, health care, police, etc. anything that might be interesting to young boys that you are willing to show them for a night or two.  Hopefully this will help me develop a list of potential contacts to help counselors when they are looking for something different for their cadets to work on.  Note:  both men and women are welcome! :). Please consider this and contact Greg Van Geest if you are interested in helping out in this regard.  Thank you! Please see contact information above.


Coffee Break will begin its new season on Tuesday, October 2nd. Details about the Bible studies and registration will follow. We offer Story Hour and nursery for the children, but we are in need of babysitters. If you are able to babysit any Tuesday morning, please call Helen at 905-945-2128.

Mountainview Photo Club: Do you have an interest in photography?  Come join us as we set out to Grow & Go this year with workshops on different aspects of photography and outings where we experiment with what we have learned.  We enjoy growing as a group, both in our knowledge of photography and as Christians.  Devotions will be based on the Fruit of the Spirit, and learning how we can Grow & Go with the Holy Spirit.  You will need a camera that has adjustable settings for the meetings. Our first meeting will be on Monday, September 24th, at 7:30 pm in the Fireside Room.  We meet once a month until Spring. If you would like to join us or wish any more information, please contact Corinne Bosch (905) 945-4519 or email 

Mission Circle is ready for a new season.  Join us Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 am, in the Choir Room.  We knit, crochet and sew for local causes as well as needs far afield: baby items for Children’s Aid; afghans for cancer patients; hats and scarves for seafarers; children’s clothing, backpacks, pencil cases and diapers sent overseas through ‘Sew-on-Fire’ in Burlington, and much more.  Enjoy coffee, goodies and fellowship as we work together to help others.  We look forward to seeing old and new faces this coming year. Contact Janny Beck (905-945-9349) or Betsy Witteveen (905-945-8092) for more details.

Knitwits begins a new season this week Wednesday @ Hinke Draaistras at 7pm. Bring along summer projects completed for a show &tell! Contact if you need further info.

Announcements for youth and middle school: Parents of middle schoolers and youth; please go to the Mountainview website and register your middle schooler and/or youth for the season.  On the task bar, click on MINISTRIES and then either the Middle School or Youth page and at the bottom of the page there is a REGISTER button.  This needs to be done, before events start! Thanks. 

Middle School Kick off!! Friday September 21st at Skyzone in St Catherines.  Please purchase your tickets (unlimited glow time) and fill in the waiver online on their website;, before the 21st.  We will meet at the church for 6pm and estimate to be back at the church at 10:30pm.  Must wear glow in the dark clothing for this event.  Let Janice know you are going!  

Niagara Classis Youth Group Competition; On Saturday September 22nd the youth groups of Niagara classis are gathering at Smithville Christian from 6-9pm for some competition! There will be a bbq, 9 square and Spikeball. Calling the Mountainview Youth to compete with your peers; lets represent!!  

Middle School and Youth start up again Sunday September 23rd from 5-7pm.  We will meet in the gym for dinner first.  See you then.  

Flower Box Fundraiser - The Puerto Rico mission team is building and selling flower boxes for their trip. Two options: square box, fits an 6” pot or triangle prism fits a 4.5” pot; a fall mum is included. A great piece of décor for by your front door. Cost $40 each. Please contact Janice Schwanz to place an order; or call 289-377-8389.    

Soup and Chili Cook off Fundraiser - The Puerto Rico mission team is putting on their aprons and cooking up their favourite soup or chili recipes for you. Come on out to taste test each one and vote for your favourite on Saturday September 29 from 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Mountainview. Cost is by donation.



APPLE-PIE-MAKING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please join NACE for our annual Apple Pie Making on Friday, September 28 at JOHN KNOX CHRISTIAN SCHOOL in Stoney Creek, starting at 8:30 am. It's a day of fun, fellowship, making pies, and peeling apples while raising funds for NACE. Young and old are invited to join in the fun - even if you have only 1 hour to spare! Bring your favourite paring knife, a bowl and a friend. Lunch will be provided for all those who help. Nursery is also provided for those with young children. Last year was a huge success, please come and help make this year even better!  To volunteer or if you have questions, please call Irene Huinink (905.945.6788), Sheri Nywening (905.563.9209), or Barb Vanderkolk (905.309.4474). To order pies see the order sheet that was inserted into your church mail slots or call the John Knox Christian School office – 905-643-2460.

MENTORS NEEDED! The Crossroads Prison Ministry's mentors have been privileged to minister to some 4000 students in over 100 prisons in Canada, by marking their bible lessons and writing them an encouraging letter.  What a privilege to share the Good News of Jesus with someone behind bars! Over half a dozen members of our congregation are participating in this exciting ministry. But more mentors are needed to bless the many prisoners who need Jesus to set them "free" while in prison.  Please, consider this opportunity to reach out to those who are looking for someone to show them that Jesus loves them. You can call Martie van Niekerk at 905-928-9011 or one of our congregation's mentors at 945-0367.

Smith School, on Oakes Rd., would love to adopt some grandparents. Our Kindergarten and Primary classes need someone to read with and someone to spoil them with praise and words of encouragement. If you have any time during the week (when and how long is totally up to you) please contact Marjorie Hartig at 905-945-8014 or We would love to have you join our Smith School family for the 2018/2019 school year. We need you!

Swing, drive and putt for Christian education: Saturday, September 15 Join us as a sponsor or golfer – or both – at the annual golf tournament for Smithville Christian High School and the Niagara Association for Christian Education. The one-day event will be held at Sawmill Golf Course. Play 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner and prizes. Shotgun start, best-ball scramble. Noon check-in. You don’t need to have a foursome to register or even be a good golfer. Alumni are especially welcome. To register as a golfer or sponsor, visit the school website at and click on the tournament links on the Bulletin Board.

Grimsby Life Centre Seniors Stride Group – We are excited to announce that a Tuesday morning seniors’ group to discuss senior issues will be hosted at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Grimsby beginning this fall. Gerry McCall, our seniors’ counsellor, will be leading this discussion group on seven consecutive Tuesday mornings running from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon. The intro. meeting is planned for Tuesday, September 25thSenior’s Stride will be dealing with various topics all centered on the emotional dynamics of the aging process: Family relations, ageism, wellbeing, dignity, independence and participation. Donations are welcome, but not necessary. If you’d like to join Senior Stride, registration is required by September 17th, 2018. Please call the Grimsby Life Centre 905.309.0944 to register or for more information. We are looking forward to this opportunity.

Open House: Because of your generosity and the gracious dealings of our Lord, we are humbled and extremely pleased to be able to invite you to an open house, ribbon cutting, and barbeque at our new location. This will take place, D.V., on Saturday September 29 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Please mark your calendars and join us with your family at the Niagara Christian Gleaners site, Smithville Industrial Park. Soli Deo Gloria!


Shalom Manor & Gardens - We presently are looking for part-time Dietary Aides, RNs RPNs and PSW/HCAs to join our dynamic team here at Shalom.  We are a unique Christian Seniors long-term care community with residents of a mostly Dutch background.  For a rewarding career, in a Christian setting, send your resume to

Martindale Place Job Opportunities: Are you or someone you know interested in working in a faith-based environment? If so, consider applying to Martindale Place – a Christian non-profit senior’s housing campus in St Catharines.  We are getting to ready open our newest building and will require many new staff in all departments. For more details, visit  We will also be hosting a Job Fair if you would like to see us in person – see our website for more details about date and time.



Karin Terpstra