February 10, 2019


Middle School this week. Continuing the series VITAL - Bottom Line: "A relationship with Jesus fuels our love for God, others, and ourselves." 
Youth this week. Continuing the series Exposing Exploitation. With a lesson on "What can I do about sexual exploitation?"

The New Music Small Group will hold a brief kick-off meeting for 15 minutes following the service in the Sanctuary. (Participants can grab a coffee before the meeting starts). Anyone who likes to sing is invited. The goal is to meet twice a month (tbd by group) and to have fun praising God in song! Please contact Dave Kelly; 905-807-1046 with any questions.

OVER 18 EDUCATION EVENT:  Join us TONIGHT at 7 pm as Mountainview Church hosts its Annual Education Event. The evening will include a screening of the movie ‘Over 18’ followed by an opportunity for a Q&A with a Panel.
“Over 18” is a documentary about modern pornography and its effects on children and youth. The goal is to educate youth on the realities of pornography, help their parents understand the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and propose solutions for preventing exposure and addiction in the first place.
Our hope in hosting this screening is to open-up the conversation around pornography addiction in our churches and families. We also want to equip people with tools and resources to both protect their kids from harmful sexual content online as well as help those struggling with pornography addiction themselves. Learn more at: over18doc.com. This screening open to all. Doors OPEN @ 6:30 pm; SCREENING @ 7:00 p.m.  Please join us! www.mountainviewcrc.org.

The Annual Cadet Breakfast will be on Saturday, February 16th from 8 until 9:30 am. Come out and enjoy a great breakfast while supporting your Cadet Club! A full breakfast menu will be cooked and served by the Cadets. Cost is by donation. Thank you for your support!

Come out and join us at Rico’s Diner. Flash back to the 50s with a ‘Dinner at the Diner’ and take an evening out to spend with Mountainview’s youth on Saturday February 23rd. Cocktails @ 5:30 and Dinner @ 6:30. All donations support the Mission Trip to Puerto Rico and the All Ontario Youth Convention (AOYC). Gosh we’d love to see ya!

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER:  On March 1, Christians in more than 170 countries and in 1,200 communities across Canada will gather at the annual World Day of Prayer. Christian women of Slovenia are inviting the world to “Come to the table—everything is ready”. They are asking people of the world to unite in prayer and immediate action for women touched by injustice.

Women tend to be the first to experience the effects of change because they have fewer material resources and a closer relationship to their community. Each year, the experiences of women from the host country inform the prayers of Canadians.

Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer service on Friday, March 1 at St. Andrew's Anglican Church (corner of St Andrew's Ave and Main St W) at 2 PM. (It also marks the 225th anniversary of this church where they will welcome us to their historic sanctuary.)  

Refreshments will be available following the service. For more information on the WDP service, please contact Nelly Baarda or Christina Pleizier.

Mountainview Library is going Mobile!  Because there are so many awesome books in our library that are collecting dust instead of being enjoyed, the library is coming to you…. TODAY you will see a sampling of some of Mountainview’s finest in the Fellowship Hall after the morning service. So, you will be able to peruse some titles and even check books and movies out – all while enjoying a coffee!!

We also have some new books and would like to highlight them over the next few weeks. A full list of new books is in your mail slot. To start, some family focused options:
The Tech-Wise Family
by Andy Crouch
Making good choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen-time limits for our children.  It’s about building character, wisdom, and courage rather than accepting technology’s promises of ease and instant gratifications.  It’s about developing our heart, mind, soul, and strength when we’re tempted to settle for entertainment and consumer satisfaction.  And it’s definitely not just about the kids.

When Your Kid is Hurting by Dr. Kevin Leman
Internationally known psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical, time-tested strategies to best help hurting kids, including, what to say and not to say when bad things happen, how to get a hurting kid to talk to you, when to intervene and when to let your child problem-solve, and more. You can help your child through the tough days.

CAN YOU HELP? One of our Friendship Club members, Susan Dekker, needs a ride to/from church on Sunday mornings from now until April. Susan lives on Woodlawn Court near Olive Street, north of the QEW in Grimsby. She volunteers as a nursery attendant every Sunday morning and would really appreciate having a ride to church over the winter months! If you are able and willing to help, please contact any of our Deacons.
Kirk O’Neill is needing a ride on Thursday afternoon or evening from 18 Victoria Ave., Hamilton to his grandmother’s house at 4253 Crecent Ave, Beamsville and then back to Victoia Ave in Hamilton

NEIGHBOURHOOD POTLUCKS: Neighbourhoods are one way we, as a church body, can connect with fellow Mountainview members who live near us.  Each Neighbourhood will be invited to attend a potluck lunch following the morning service. This is an opportunity to get to know the other members in your Neighbourhood, enjoy good food and fellowship together. Mark your calendar to join us, the dates are as follows: Neighbourhood 2 ~ February 24th; Neighbourhood 4 ~ March 3rd.
There will be NO COFFEE SOCIAL on Potluck Sundays. Offer hospitality – Invite someone home for a coffee and fellowship 😊.



Make 2019 a year of great change in more than just your life! Join the EduDeo Belizean HANDS Team in April 2019 to make life-changing differences in the lives of God’s children. Belizean Christian schools are in need of classrooms, upgrades and repairs. This is your opportunity to experience another culture, meet fellow members of the body of Christ, and make an huge impact! For more info, check out edudeo.com/hands or contact John Huizinga at HANDS@edudeo.com. This is the year for change!


Urgent Need for Missionaries - How is God calling you to spread the gospel? Resonate has an urgent need for people to step into ministry in North America and throughout the world. You might be surprised by how God can use your knowledge, skills, and abilities to expand his kingdom. Explore volunteer and career opportunities by visiting resonateglobalmission.org/go.


With the support of an $11 million gift over five years, Redeemer University College is reducing tuition for Canadian undergraduate students by 42%. The new rate of $9,800 will remain frozen until 2022. The tuition reduction is part of a comprehensive change that will put Christian university education in reach for many more students. Please see redeemer.ca/tuition-reduction for further details.


Join us on March 1st at for the Inauguration of Dr. Robert J. Graham as the fourth president of Redeemer University College. A standing reception will follow the ceremony. redeemer.ca/inauguration/.


NIAGARA YOUNG ADULTS FELLOWSHIP is meeting at Grace CRC in Welland @ 7pm on February 10. We will be discussing Francis Chan "Not A Fan". A time of spiritual discussion, fellowship and fun. Check out Facebook: “Niagara Young Adult Fellowship"


The Peninsula Orchestra, George Cleland, Conductor; Presents a Mid-Winter Concert in support of "OUT OF THE COLD" Featuring LUIS MOLINA, PIANIST: Chopin Piano Concerto #2, Dvorak, Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan. Friday, February 22, 7 pm at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, St. Catharines. Freewill Offering to support Out of the Cold. Don't miss this special Musical Evening.


The Annual Inter-Classis Safe Church Conference
will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 - 3:30 at the Waterloo CRC. All are welcome! This year’s special guest will be Bev Sterk from Lynden, Washington who spoke passionately at last year’s synod about abuse and what the denomination needs to do to prevent it.   Other speakers include Dr. Kathy Smith, adjunct professor of church polity at Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, and former crown attorney Henry Van Drunen. There will also be a presentation on the “Circle of Grace” abuse prevention program for children and youth, a presentation on Cyber bullying by the Waterloo Regional Police Department and a session on Mental Health issues.
All ministry leaders (pastors, elders, deacons, youth ministry leaders) and those involved with abuse awareness are urged to attend. For further information and registration visit  www.wmott.ca/scc
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).


St. Catharines Right to Life Dinner: Saturday, March 2 @ 6:00 pm at Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines.  Guest Speaker: MP Garnett Genuis. Join us for dinner, fellowship and an excellent speaker who will inform, inspire and encourage us. To reserve tickets ($50, $25 for students), call 684-7505 or email: info@chooselife.ca.  


Conference: The Prodigal Love of God - Join us April 4-6, 2019, at Dordt College for The Prodigal Love of God Conference: Reencountering Dort at 400 and Beyond. Through invited plenaries and panel discussions, this conference will feature conversations about the historical legacy and the future of Protestantism as well as the opportunities facing the global church in the decades ahead. Confirmed speakers include Marilynne Robinson, Richard Mouw, James K.A. Smith, Timothy George, Paul Lim, Suzanne McDonald, Jemar Tisby, and Tish Harrison Warren. Visit www.dordt.edu/plg. Register at prodigalloveofgodregistration.eventbrite.com/.


Niagara Christian Gleaners: SAVE THE DATES! With much thankfulness to our Saviour and Redeemer, our “Gratitude” dinners will be held on April 12 & 13 at West Niagara Fairgrounds Hall on Mud St., Grassie. They’ll both be catered by Chef Jan-Willem Stulp, CCC, Chef/Owner of Grand Oak Culinary Market. To book for Friday please email ncgfriday@gmail.com, to book for Saturday email ncgsaturday@gmail.com. The website, www.niagaragleaners.org, will soon be posting further information.


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.


World Renew at AOYC 2019 - Do you know someone in high school? Or maybe you’re a student reading this? From May 17-20, youth from Ontario are getting together in Waterloo for an unforgettable weekend (Jesus, friends, fun, food and free things) at the All Ontario Youth Convention. World Renew will be there, sharing what you can do about the local and global problem of hunger. You don’t want to miss it (seriously, it’s going to be amazing)! Each week, we will give more information on how you can help make hunger disappear! For AOYC info and registration: www.allontario.com/aoyc-2019.


Check out City Kidz and what they are up to at is out and available at citykidz.ca/hamilton/.


We are pleased to send the February 2019 issue of our monthly Newsletter. We value your participation alongside our extended community in praying the weekly petitions. Thank you for joining us in prayer for the ICS and its work: http://news.icscanada.edu/search/label/prayer.


CAMP SHALOM SUMMER STAFF - Grow in your faith, meet great new friends, make a meaningful impact on other people and earn money for your future. Located just outside of Cambridge, Camp Shalom offers programming for kids in grades 1-12 and for adults with special needs. We are now accepting applications for our summer staff positions. All positions are paid and you must be 17 before Dec. 31st, 2019 to apply. Visit www.countrysidecamp.com for info. and to apply. Interviews will start February 16th.


Do you have a heart for people affected by conflict and natural disasters? Do you have a passion for accountability and a gifting in project administration? World Renew is looking to hire a Project Coordinator to join our International Disaster Response Team. Do you have a passion and a heart for the work of World Renew in Nicaragua? Are you fluent in Spanish and English? We are looking to hire a Country Consultant in Nicaragua. Are you passionate about the work of World Renew? Do you have an ability to inspire giving? World Renew is looking to hire a parental leave cover for a Donor Relations Manager to work in regions of Western Canada. More details on these opportunities, and links to apply, can be found at worldrenew.net/careers.

Refugee Rights Policy Analyst - CPJ is currently hiring for the position of Refugee Rights Policy Analyst. Within the context of CPJ’s core public justice documents the Refugee Rights Policy Analyst will provide high quality policy analysis and public justice framing of a range of issues affecting refugees as determined from time to time by CPJ’s board and senior leadership. The position will involve working with a wide range of people and communicating effectively and widely. Apply by Feb 17, 2019.


Nanny in East Asia - Do you have a passion for nurturing children and want experience living abroad? Resonate Global Mission has a volunteer service opportunity to provide baby care for one child of a missionary family in East Asia. Learn more by visiting resonateglobalmission.org/nanny.


Karin Terpstra