February 24, 2019


Middle School Today! Starting a new series GAME PLAN - Bottom Line: "Love is a life style." 

Youth Today! We are going to have a fun night to hang out and play games.


Join us for Ladies Breakfast at JJ's on the Docks Eatery Monday, Feb.25th, 2019 at 8:30 am. Come join us for food and fellowship.


Prayer Walk - On Saturday, March 2nd from 8:30-9:30am we will meet at Tim's across from Coles. Wondered about joining us? We pray together as we walk quietly through the neighbourhood. We pray a Blessing on our community. Any interest? Call Jane de Visser at 905-563-7671 or e-mail pjdevisser@sympatico.ca so we can wait/ look for you. Those who aren’t able to walk but would like to be part of the prayers for our community, can drive through the neighbourhood while praying.


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 has some new books and is taking a few weeks to highlight them. A full list of new books was also place in each mail slot and on the Welcome Centre. This week we are highlighting our newest fiction options:

Healed by Grace DVD
Jesse is approaching her 15th birthday and the only gift she desires is a horse. Her father signs her up for summer camp but when that falls through, he decides to have her stay with her estranged grandfather, an old gruff horse trainer. A humorous and inspiring story of how God’s grace works in mysterious ways.

The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis (Large Print)
Sallie Riehl has dreamed of traveling at least once before settling down to join church, so she is thrilled at an unexpected summer opportunity to nanny in Cape May for a well-to-do family. However, saying even a temporary good-bye to Paradise Township means forgoing baptism another year, as well leaving behind a would-be beau.

Remember by Karen Kingsbury with Gary Smalley (Large Print)
Strong-willed Ashley Baxter is trying to forget. She has locked up her heart, convinced that no one – including God – could love her. Four unlikely people – Alzheimer’s patients – find the cracks in Ashley’s heart and slowly help her remember. Then comes the nightmare of September 11.


NEIGHBOURHOOD POTLUCKS: An opportunity to get to know the other members in your Neighbourhood, enjoy good food and fellowship together.  Neighbourhood 2 ~ TODAY; Neighbourhood 4 ~ March 3rd.

NOTE: There will be NO COFFEE SOCIAL on Potluck Sundays. Offer hospitality – Invite someone home for a coffee and fellowship 😊.



Celebrate Recovery is being held weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm at Forrestview Community Church. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered 12 step program. for those who are ready to embark on a journey of real and lasting change; it is a safe place to overcome our hurts, hang-ups or habits.

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.

Act Five is an 8-month Christian Gap Year program at Redeemer University College
that is launching in September 2019! The program is designed for students graduating high school who are looking for a year to explore, learn, serve & prepare before deciding "what's next". The application to join the first cohort is open, apply now and learn more at actfive.ca

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/.

Daylighting Chedoke - Mar. 14, 2019. Join us as we explore Hamilton's Chedoke Creek watershed — its history, its water quality, and what the City of Hamilton and home-owners living in the watershed can do to further improve this resource. For details, visit: redeemer.ca/daylighting-chedoke/

Redeemer Reads - In the 2018-19 academic year, Redeemer is bringing a number of authors to our campus to celebrate the work of local writers. On March 21st, come out to hear a reading and Q&A panel of poets from the Hamilton Poetry Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend! redeemer.ca/poetry-panel/


Come to Ignite! The Annual Bursary Celebration. You are invited to Smithville Christian High School’s annual celebration of its bursary program. Three out of every ten students at Smithville Christian High School is able to attend because of the generous support of the donors who contribute to the Annual Bursary Campaign. On Friday, March 1st, join the celebration of what students learn and experience at Smithville Christian High School, and the impact that a Christian education has on them and this world. This year’s event will feature student testimonies, alumni stories, art and music, in a casual dining atmosphere. Tickets are $25 per person or sponsor a table of eight for $200. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss this: it promises to be one of the highlights of the year. For more information or to join the event, contact SCH at 905.957.3255 or office@smithvillechristian.ca.

All are welcome at the Annual Inter-Classis Safe Church Conference
, happening Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9 - 3:30 at Waterloo CRC. This year’s special guest will be Bev Sterk from Lynden, Washington who spoke passionately at last year’s synod about abuse and how to work to prevent it. Other workshops include “Circle of Grace” Abuse Prevention curriculum, policy and legality, cyber-bullying, and detection and prevention of suicide.
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 or call Atie Ott at 519-576-0965.

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).

Family Faith Formation Tip - Looking at mementos often sparks storytelling. Create a “family faith box” in which you collect mementos of your faith journey together. It could include baptism outfits, church bulletins from significant events, photos, wedding vows, and more. Have fun at family gatherings looking at the mementos and sharing stories of God’s faithfulness. (crcna.org/FaithFormation)

Walking Alongside - Youth & Mental Health conference - Registration is now open! Come Saturday, April 27 (8:15 am – 3:30 pm) to Westdale Reformed Church in Hamilton. Keynote speaker Stephen Doucet Campbell will address mental health challenges faced by youth and give practical ideas to walk alongside them so they can not only endure but thrive. Workshops will address youth and addiction, social media, suicide, and depression. Regular registration fee is $50. Sign up by March 22 and pay only $35. Student rate is $25. Get details and register at bit.ly/walkingalongside. For information, please contact Miriam at mspies@crcna.org.


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


Rose City Kids Dream Banquet - Celebrating 11 years!! When: Sat March 30, 2019. Where: Meridian Centre (Fonthill); Time: Auction: 5:30 pm- Dinner: 6:30 pm; Tickets: $50 pp, $350 for table of 8 (Tax receipts issued for donations made at event). Entertainment: Copper & Iron. Come join us in celebrating 11 amazing years! RSVP Barb 905 788 9800 or office@rosecitykids.com (cash, chq, credit card, e- transfer)


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.


Our next Friendship Festival will be held in Oakville on Saturday, May 11, from 10am to 2:00pm. It promises to be a wonderful time of music, fun and friendship! Please mark the date on your calendar and invite all your friends. Go to Friendship Festival Ontario on facebook or weloveourfriends.com for more information. Registration starts in March. We'll see you in May...everyone is welcome!!! For the Friendship Festival,                                                                                                                          Herb, Marlene and Ellie


Shalom Manor Job Posting: Are you a RN, RPN or PSW looking to work in a dynamic workplace? Then a career at Shalom Manor is what you are looking for!    We are hiring for part-time and casual RPN and PSW lines and Casual RN lines. For more information or to submit your resume, contact Lauren Gibson at payroll @ shalommanor.ca – we look forward to you joining our Shalom family!!!

Do you have a and interest in or training for working with immigrant or refugee populations? World Renew is looking to hire a Refugee Program Associate in Burlington. Do you have a passion and a heart for the work of World Renew in Nicaragua? World Renew is looking to hire a Country Consulta Nicaragua. More details on these opportunities, and links to apply, can be found at worldrenew.net/careers.

Are you passionate about public justice? Committed to the flourishing of creation? Resolved to strive for climate justice? For one year, from September 2019 to August 2020, an intern will assist CPJ in our work on ecological justice in Canada. CPJ is now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Public Justice Internship Program! The intern will assist senior staff and be actively engaged in a variety of work. Please see our website for details: www.cpj.ca.. Apply by March 31, 2019!


Karin Terpstra