June 16 , 2019 NEWS

MOUNTAINVIEW NEWS 

Happening in Grimsby - Volunteers Needed! On Saturday, June 22, Mountainview members are encouraged to love Grimsby by participating and volunteering in the Mountainview booth at the "Happening in Grimsby" where we would hand out freezies and connect with people in our community. We need volunteers!! ONLY one person has signed up. If we do not have sufficient volunteers by Wednesday June 19th we will not have a booth. Please contact Christine Winter at cwinter@mountainviewcrc.org if you are able to help out for a 1 or 2 hour time slot between 10:00-4:00. Thanks for making the effort to connect with and love Grimsby!

 

PRAYER WALK: we'll be meeting Saturday July 6th.at Tim's across from Coles at 8:30am. walking/driving until 9:30am. Please contact Max Meijer if you have any questions or wish to join us.Call  Max at 905-945-9374 or e-mail   mmeijer.3@gmail.com.


Pastor Fred’s Retirement Project:
Rather than receiving gifts at retirement, I’m asking for something else. On the weekend of August 18th, I am participating in a Triadventure: running 15 km., canoeing across Lake Simcoe and cycling around 140 km. I am doing this, with others, to raise money.
Fifteen years ago, a number of people from Toronto were visiting an orphanage in Uganda. They had a vision. With a few others, they committed to provide each of the 52 children there with an education. This would include university, college, trade school or an apprentice program; depending on the child. Most of the 52 children are now productively working; blessing their neighbours and their country.
All the money for this commitment has been raised through one fund raising event per year - the Triadventure. This year the goal is to raise enough money to complete the commitment. Will you help me make this possible? You can donate online by going to triforafrica.org, click on the donate button and then click on my name. This same website provides you with more information about the project. Thank you!! 

 

CHILDCARE HELP NEEDED: Erin Pankratz, neighbours with Matt & Maria Oliveira, is suffering from debilitating joint pain that’s severely affecting her mobility. Erin and her husband Nick have two children age 2 and 4. Erin is at the point where she requires daily help to care for her children because her mobility is significantly limited. Please pray that the pain in her joints will be released and for her spirits to be lifted, in Jesus' name. They are a Christian family and Erin has attended Mountainview's coffee break program in the past. Additionally, please contact Erin at 905-570-6052 if you know of someone who would be able to provide daytime help with childcare 2-3 days per week throughout the summer starting June 21.

 

Prayer Friends: Since the onset in November, we continue to have our Prayer Vigil every Thursday morning, 8:00 am, rain or shine, for about 20 mins. Doctors and nurses that pass by coming into work nod or thank us with their approval. There are small tell-tale signs that Save WLMH is happening and we are grateful.  We do not know what God’s direction in all of this, but we remain grateful.
We realize that many of you may not be able to attend but we encourage you and your church to pray with us as Save WLMH unfolds.  Our Heavenly Father holds the future. Blessings to you as we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend knowing that our Heavenly Father has all the attributes that we so long to have. In Service,
George Prins


LOCAL & DENOMINATIONAL NEWS

CRCNA NEWS:

Family Faith Formation Tip - Food for thought—Robert Mulholland Jr. observes, “Every action taken, every reponse made, every dynamic of relationship, every thought held, every emotion allowed: these are the minuscule arenas where, bit by bit . . . we are shaped into some kind of being. . . . Life is, by its very nature, spiritual formation.” (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation).

Pray for Inspire 2019 - Inspire 2019 is a conference to connect people from across the 1000+ churches in the Christian Reformed Church for three days of worship, workshops, speakers, and conversation. As we plan and prepare for this event, happening August 1-3 in Windsor, Ont., please join us in praying for the event and all who will attend. This week, please pray for openness to God's leading in all sessions. Pray that all who attend Inspire 2019 will hear his voice in their lives, and that presenters will listen and obey as they prepare and lead sessions. Pray that God will keep out all distractions, tension, fear, and other things that keep us from hearing his voice.

 

NACE:

NACE Graduations: The Niagara Association for Christian Education looks forward to two evenings of celebration with its Grade Eight students and their families. The ceremony for our Covenant Christian School students will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at Smithville CRC, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Our John Knox Christian School graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 20th at Mountainview CRC, also beginning at 8:00 p.m.  You are most welcome to join us at both events.

NACE is seeking inspiring Christian elementary school educators and assistants for the coming school year. Specifically, we are looking for a part-time French teacher, and have possible openings for Teaching Assistants, Educational Assistants, and/or Personal Support Workers. Please submit resume and cover letter to jkoornneef@nace.ca or bdesjardins@nace.ca. Learn more at www.nace.ca.

 

REDEEMER:

Come for a visit! - July 12, 2019. Learn more about Redeemer University College at one of our Friday Visits, where you will meet with an admissions counsellor and get a tour of campus. Our next Friday Visit opportunities are on June 14th and July 12th.  Register and learn more at redeemer.ca/visit.

Redeemer University College is Hiring! Redeemer University College has position openings for an Art Director, Careers Advisor, Director of HR Employee Services and more. For additional information visit: redeemer.ca/careers.

 

NIAGARA GLEANERS:

Please join us at our annual STRAWBERRY SOCIAL this Saturday, June 22 from 2 – 5 pm at 1353 Balfour St., Fenwick.  Exciting family activities include Touch-a-Truck, Face Painting, Balloon Characters, Bouncy Castle, Wagon Rides, Classic Cars, as well as Safari Niagara’s “Zooinversity show” (3 -4 pm). Enjoy the fresh strawberries, shortcake, and ice cream while socializing with family, friends, and other Gleaners supporters. Your donations for the ongoing operations of our Gleaners facility in Smithville are greatly appreciated.

Niagara Christian Gleaners is a not-for-profit organization taking surplus produce out of the marketplace and making nutritional food aid to meet need worldwide. Our growing ministry is in need of additional volunteers who would love to be part of something uniquely special. Please check us out at www.niagaragleaners.org to learn more. Contact phone number is 905-359-5028.

 

Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser:  Howdy partners! Y’all need to mark your calendars!! There’s a hoedown happenin’ on Saturday, July 6th in Niagara Falls at the Fireman’s Park. Yup, ya heard right. It’s the Annual BBQ Fundraiser for the Bridge Missional Church. Downright yummy food and in a new, swanky spot.  This year we’re offerin’ Ribs!
Y’all gonna kick back and relax to a local band playin’ Blues Music while sippin’ on local moonshine…na gotcha there… Craft Beer (other non-alcoholic drinks available too).
Could ya find it in yer heart to donate to our silent auction? You’d be helpin’ to fund ministries of the Bridge Community, including the important work at the Hub located on Queen St.
Date: Saturday, July 6th at 6:00 pm; Cost:  $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8; Place:  Fireman’s Park, 2275 Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls. So gather up yer next of kin an’ come on out! Git yer tickets now from Cathy Benjamins: 905-736-0160, admin@thebridgenf.ca.

 

Come be a difference-maker and help build a classroom at either El Shaddai Christian School in Nicaragua or Presbyterian Day School in Belize. EduDeo Ministries is sending HANDS Teams from February 17-27, 2020 to Nicaragua and Belize. We want you to join one of them and enlarge everyone’s horizons! For more information or to sign up, contact John (289-527-0003, jhuizinga@edudeo.com).

 

Join us for the annual Riverside CRC “Fun-Raiser” Golf Tournament on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Whisky Run Golf Club in Port Colborne in support of the “International Seafarers Ministry” of John & Grace Van Huizen. The cost for 9 holes, dinner and prizes will be $75.00 per golfer. Registration begins at 2:30 pm at the Golf Course; shotgun goes off at 3:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm in the Pavilion. Can’t make it out for golf? We’d love to have you join us for dinner for $25.00 per person. If you have prizes, donations, wish to “sponsor a hole”, want to register, or have any questions, contact John:  289-213-0252, john.air2sea@yahoo.ca or Grace: 289-362-6322, jvanhuizen2@hotmail.com.


 JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Fruitland CRC is currently looking for someone who is willing to fill a 1-year maternity leave position as our administrative assistant, starting mid June 2019. If you are interested in taking on this position please contact Al deRoo at aderoo@redeemer.ca for a copy of the job description and more information.

 

Shalom Manor Manager of Programs  & Support Services:  Shalom Manor currently has an opening for the Manager of Programs & Support Services.  The successful candidate should have a minimum 1-year of managerial/supervisory experience; 3 to 5 years’ experience in a healthcare setting and a diploma/degree in recreation or leisure studies or kinesiology or similar related field. Shalom Manor also has a Housekeeping Position (weekend line opening) and Registered Nurse Positions. Resumes & cover letters being accepted at hr@shalommanor.ca until June 24, 2019.  We look forward to you joining our team!

 

Karin Terpstra