September 29, 2019 News


AUTUMN FAVOURITES CONCERT:  Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents… Autumn Favourites Trio! Come enjoy the musical artistry of organist Andre Knevel, violinist Katrina DeRoche and pianist Naomi Van Manen as they perform a number of selections from your favourite composers. Following the concert please join us for a time of fellowship and refreshments. The concert will take place on Saturday October 5th @ 7:30 pm at Mountainview Church. Tickets: $15 each, or $35 per family (w/children 15 & under.) Available at The Dutch Shop in Grimsby, or at the door on the evening of the concert.

Looking for one Male Young Adult Leader!! Are you up for the challenge of growing with and encouraging Middle School students in their faith? Come talk to Christine about being a leader.


Ladies of all ages you are cordially invited to join us for breakfast on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:30 am!  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet others over coffee/tea in a friendly atmosphere for a brief hour. We typically meet the last Monday of each month during the church ministry year at JJ's on the Docks Eatery in Grimsby. Hope to see you there. Contact Sylvia Prins, or Nanda Verheul, 905-309-6160/ to reserve your spot.


Afternoon Coffee Break will begin again on Wednesday October 2nd at 2:15 - 3:30 pm in the Library.  We are studying Ephesians and will continue with Lesson 5, Question 3.  We are a small group and would love for some ladies to join us as we study the Bible. 


The Mountainview Men's Chorus is always welcoming men who would like to sing Christian praise songs, learn harmony and participate in services (and perhaps elsewhere). We meet after the morning service, either in the sanctuary or in the adjacent Choir room.  Please let me know of your interest and I will confirm the next practice.  David Kelly: (905) 807-1046.


PRAYER WALK: Saturday Oct. 5th, 8:30am.-9:30am. we'll be meeting at Tim's across from Coles. Please contact Max Meijer 905-945-9374 for more information or if you plan on joining us. We're always open to have more people joining us.


Mountainview Photography Group: We are excited to share that FOCUS will be the theme of our upcoming sessions. We will continue to work on basics to refine and grow our skills, giving us the confidence to shoot in manual mode through hands-on workshops. Our opening devotions will reflect the importance of keeping our focus on God in a world of busyness. We hope you will join us for another season of creative learning together. Our first meeting will be this Monday, September 30th, 7:30 pm in the Fireside Room. Are you thinking of joining and would like more information about this group? Please contact Corinne Bosch ( or Marg Vermeer (



MISSION CIRCLE is looking for unused Christmas cards for the Seafarer Parcels.  If you have any, please put them in Betsy Witteveen’s mailslot.  Thank you for your help.

Help is needed to prepare Seafarer parcels on Monday, October 28 from 1-4pm in the Choir Room. Please give Janny Beck a call at 905-719-5612 if you can give us a hand, even if it is only for an hour or two. Join us for a busy, but fun-filled afternoon.

SEAFARER PARCELS: Seafarers arriving in Montreal during December are usually away from home for up to six months of the year. This makes Christmas a lonely time, far away from family and friends. The Montreal Seafarers’ Ministry assists sailors throughout the year and especially during the Christmas season. Christmas gifts are a big part of their ministry at this time.  Mission Circle, with your help, has been able to send parcels to Montreal for many years. During the year, Mission Circle ladies knit many scarves, toques or socks. To complete the parcels, we welcome your participation. You can help by donating such items as bars of soap, facecloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, bags of wrapped candy, boxes of small envelopes, puzzle books (Word Search or Sudoku), pens, playing cards, small souvenirs of Canada, calendars, etc. Your gift can be placed in the marked box under the mail slots. Or you may help with a monetary donation to purchase the needed items. Please use the envelope provided in your mailbox or at the Welcome Center.  Cheques should be made out to “Mountainview CRC” with “Seafarer parcels” written on the Memo line. These can be placed in the offering bag or the mail slot by the main office. The Seafarers’ Ministry adds a Bible or New Testament in the seafarer’s language to each parcel. What a wonderful way to share the message of salvation with others. Will you help? All gifts should be received by October 27th.


 At-home Faith Formation Tip - Thankfulness is an important faith practice. Each day between now and Thanksgiving, notice the things in your life that you can give thanks for. Write those things on slips of paper and collect them in a jar or box to read during your Thanksgiving celebration. Also visit for some beautiful Psalm printables you can use to decorate your Thanksgiving table. (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries;


Estate Planning 101
Without a current plan, government or the courts could have more say about your final wishes than you want. Find out the answers to your questions about making your first plan or updating an existing one at Smithville Christian High School’s free estate planning seminar. People of all ages and all income brackets will learn how a good plan can give you peace of mind and help you leave a legacy, no matter how wealthy (or not) you consider yourself to be. Thursday, October 10, 7:30 pm at Smithville Christian High School. To register, please contact or use the registration link on the bulletin board of the school website

South Africa Fundraising Dinner and Auction - Smithville Christian High School will be hosting their 8th biennial fundraising dinner and auction for South Africa.  The 26 members will be travelling in 2 teams to South Africa during the 2020 March Break.  One team will be visiting our partner school, Theocentric Christian College, and the other will be partnering once again with 'Hands at Work.'  We are tremendously excited about this opportunity and wish to share this with you on the evening of Friday, October 18 starting at 6:00 pm!  Call the school at (905) 957-3255 or send an email to to book your tickets!  

Please join Cairn Christian School with our annual Apple Pie Making on Friday, October 4, at the Stoney Creek Campus at 8:45 am. It's a day of fun, fellowship, making pies, peeling apples while raising funds for Cairn Christian School.  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 kids. Last year was a huge success, please come and help make this year even better! To volunteer or if you have questions, please call Sheri Nywening (905-563-9209), or Barb Vanderkolk (905-309-4474). To order pies see the order sheet in your church mail slots or call the Stoney Creek Campus office at 905-643-2460.

New Horizons
is a day at Redeemer for the young-at-heart. Join us on October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 pm to hear an engaging presentation by Dr. Ben Faber, enjoy a delicious hot lunch and be entertained by student musicians. A closing reception allows time to connect with grandchildren or other Redeemer students you may know. Tickets are available at an early bird rate of $25 if purchased by October 4. On October 5, the ticket price increases to $30. Please RSVP by October 11.

Career + Calling Networking Expo - Employers can now register for a table at the Career + Calling Networking Expo! The October 30 event is an opportunity for exhibitors to connect students to co-ops, internships, work-integrated learning and future careers.


The Mission Thrift Store in Beamsville is looking for volunteers. We have many areas open to suit everyone. Our Receiving Area is extremely short on Volunteers on Fridays and Saturdays; sorting clothing happens on Wednesday’s, Friday’s and Saturdays, but we would welcome you any time. All we ask is to commit to a 9-1 or 1-4:30 shift. What you will receive in return is volunteering along side some of the sweetest, spiritual, people I have met in my lifetime and the blessing of serving. If you are interested please pop by the store or call me, and I would love to talk to you. Cathy Harink, Manager


Come Celebrate with Us! THIS Saturday, October 5th from 2:30 to 4:30 pm Shalom Manor recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Forty years of following Christ’s example in providing care to our aging Reformed Christian Dutch-Canadian community. We are inviting YOU as members of Shalom’s supporting community to a special presentation of music, words of greetings, thanks and continuing encouragement. This hour-long service will be followed by a time of fellowship, and a time to connect with your partnering community of supporters. So, join us as we recognize our 40 years on this Christ-centered journey here at Shalom Manor!

Next Sunday, October 6, from 1-2 pm we plan to gather at the intersection of Main St and Christie St in Grimsby to pray for an end to abortion. We will be joining our prayers with thousands of people in 1600 locations across Canada and the United States who will be forming Life Chains in their communities on the same day! We will pray silently and hold signs provided at the site. This is a local witness intended to generate thought and discussion within our community and to demonstrate that abortion is not a closed or settled issue in this country.  Questions? Want to receive promotional info.? Contact

St. Catharines Right to Life Coffeehouse: Tuesday, Oct 1 @ 7pm, St. Julia Church, St. Catharines. Guest Speaker: Ruth Shaw, Director of NCLN, will speak about her role in helping bring Unplanned to Canada and about their work on campuses across Canada to create an abortion free generation. Enjoy refreshments and fellowship. No fee. For more information, visit, call our office 905-684-7505 or email .

The HAMILTON TIGER CATS invite you to join them for a Faith and Family Night! Held on October 19th against Ottawa. After the game join a discussion between chaplain Steve Kearns and a number of players who will speak about their faith journey and how it impacts their lives on and off the field. The discussion will be followed by some time on the field for the attendees where the kids can play as well as take photos and receive autographs from the players who are present. Cost $30 per ticket, please contact Luke Vermeer 905-547-2287 ext. 295.


40 Years of Refugee Sponsorship through World Renew - For 40 years, Christian Reformed churches and community groups have been sponsoring refugees through World Renew/CRWRC. Come celebrate God's faithfulness, refugees' resilience, and committee members' courage and compassion! We will gather on Saturday, October 19 at Hamilton District Christian High School from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. There will be stories and food and fellowship with Canadians from around the globe. Questions? Contact Bette-Ann Bruulsema ( or Rick DeGraaf (


You are Invited to the Grimsby Life Centre Ministry’s 2019 Annual Benefit Banquet - If you enjoy jazz, a good meal, great fellowship and an awesome silent action, come and be inspired at this fall event. The date is Friday, October the 25th. Doors open at 6:00 pm; dinner served at 6:30 pm and the location is the Grand Olympia in Stoney Creek. If you would like to reserve a seat or if you have any silent auction item that you would like to donate, please contact the Grimsby Life Centre office at 905.309.0944.  A free will offering is held during the evening. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Shalom Manor Part-time Receptionist:  Shalom Manor currently has a temporary mat leave opening for a PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST.  Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday from 8AM-4PM.  Position to start late December for approximately 1 year.  Resumes & cover letters being accepted at until October 8, 2019We look forward to you joining our team!

Shalom Manor Coordinator of Volunteers:  Shalom Manor currently has a temporary opening for a COORDINATOR OF VOLUNTEERS.  This temporary mat leave replacement is expected to start late December for approximately 1 year and will be 30 hours per week.  The successful candidate should have post-secondary education in Volunteer Management or related field with 2 to 3 years’ experience.  Resumes & cover letters are being accepted at until October 8, 2019We look forward to you joining our team!

Shalom Gardens Social Coordinator:  Shalom Gardens currently has a temporary opening for a SOCIAL COORDINATOR.  This temporary mat leave replacement begins late October for approximately 9 months at 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate should have a Recreation/Leisure diploma or degree and 2-3 years’ experience working in a retirement/assisted living facility.  Resumes & cover letters being accepted at until September 30, 2019We look forward to you joining our team!

World Renew is currently looking to hire a Safeguarding and Complaints Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting the roll out of our suite of Safeguarding Policies. This will be done by building and strengthening capacity on complaints handling throughout the organization, including supporting safeguarding and complaints focal points in their role, handling investigations and reporting on complaints. Visit for details about this position, and to apply.



Karin Terpstra