August 18, 2019 NEWS


Mountainview’s Prayer Ministry will be meeting 2 times per month this summer rather than weekly given member schedules. The only summer meeting date remaining is August 28th. Please continue to lift up the various needs of our church community and the world around us in your prayers regularly, despite not meeting weekly in person.

With the recent restructuring, our Nursery Ministry joins Kids@Mountainvew under the capable leadership of Christine Winter. Our scheduling structure is also changing beginning in September. We are looking for 20 volunteers to serve with our youngest members on a regular basis. The commitment is for one year (Sept - Aug) and is 1 time per month (12x per year). 5 more volunteer positions for the 5th Sundays of the month (5x per year) are also available. Please email or speak with Christine for more information or to sign up. Thank you to Josie DeGraaf as she steps down from her diligent leadership of this ministry for the past number of years, overseeing and organizing the care of our tiniest treasures.



Family Faith Formation Tip - Give an anxious child a tangible reminder that God is with him or her. Maybe it’s a special bracelet or necklace, or even a small “pocket stone” with the word “Peace” written on it. Having something meaningful to hold on to in anxious moments can help a lot. (Faith Formation Ministries;

Youth Justice Project - MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY! The Youth Justice Project is an annual video contest funded by NewGround (a program of Diaconal Ministries Canada). Teens from CRCs across Canada are invited to identify an injustice in their community and share ways they hope to address it. Winners will receive money, as well as coaching and support, from NewGround staff. Get more information on our website:

CRCNA Position Opening - Pastor Church Resources is looking for a Ministry Consultant that will engage in consultation work with congregations and pastors including prevention, education, and intervention. The position can be filled by someone living in Canada or the US. Deadline to apply at is Friday, August 23, 2019.

Telling God's Story - A Day of Learning and Inspiration for Worshipers, Leaders, Musicians & Preachers. Planned for you by people like you who are involved in worship ministry in the local church. Join us Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at First Hamilton CRC and Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton:

Join Safe Church Ministry for an Advisory Panel Process Training on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9am to 3pm at the CRCNA Offices, 3475 Mainway, Burlington, ON. Safe Church offers the Advisory Panel Process, to be used when there is an allegation of abuse against a church leader. This specialized training will allow you to participate in offering the Advisory Panel Process should it be requested, and to gain a better understanding of the dynamics and impacts of church leader misconduct. All those active in safe church ministry are encouraged to attend this training; the training is also appropriate for church ministry leaders and council members. $10 fee includes all materials and lunch. For questions and to register, contact Marian Lensink at 905-220-0457 or



Joshua 4:21-24 - Our board and schools (JKCS, CCS, NACE) have announced their long-anticipated rebranding, and are excited to open their doors in just a few weeks as Cairn Christian School in Smithville and Stoney Creek. For further details, we would love for you to read more at (make sure you read both above and below the logo for the statement and press release).

Peach Peeling: It's that time of year again where we kick off our year of fundraising for Cairn Christian Schools (Covenant and John Knox Christian Schools/NACE). The money raised goes toward everyday expenses of running our schools. We need peelers Wednesday, August 21 from 9 am-5 pm, and 6 -9 pm Thursday, August 22 from 9 am to finish! We are also in need of childcare helpers, set up crew the Monday before and a clean up crew on the Thursday evening. If you think you can help or have more questions please visit our Facebook page or contact Michelle Botting for more info at 905-570-3995 (cell) or Please find a friend, grab your favourite peeling knife (gloves, apron and lunch provided!) and head on down to our Stoney Creek site (John Knox) to help support our schools!   



Niagara Young Adults - Hey young adults, feel free to meet us this Wednesday for the third session of the Bible study, "Jesus Amoung Secular Gods." No previous experience required. 7:30pm at Bethany CRC in Fenwick. Always includes interesting discussion and games. For more info, visit and join the Facebook page: Niagara Young Adults.  

York University Students: Looking for friendly faces at York U? Find us at LOGOS Christian Community by the Scott Religious Centre. Connect with us now or later at or 647-608-3947.

Heading off to campus? - As you study, experience a multitude of perspectives and worldviews, and develop new relationships, why not also be part of a diverse community that gathers to grow in faith and to engage God’s world? There are over 35 CRC campus ministries on campuses across North America, comprised of students, faculty, and staff. To find out if there is one on your campus, please check this map: No campus ministry at your school? You can also locate a nearby CRC using the Church Finder tool ( For more information about our unique ministries, please contact us at

From Resonate Global Mission What are you doing with your life? That’s not an easy question to answer.  If you’re a young adult, ages 19-30, Resonate Global Mission has an experience designed specifically to help you explore your calling.  The Cohort is a year long mission experience where you get to work with a grassroots ministry, live in intentional community with other young adults, and explore how God can use your gifts to build his kingdom.  The Cohort has opportunities in Central America, the Middle East and Detroit, Michigan. Start exploring at


Campaign Life Coalition Golf Tournament: Our 10th annual Rose Golf Tournament is on September 5th! This is a unique golf fundraiser. First of all, it is played at the scenic and challenging Derrydale Golf Course in Mississauga. Secondly, the golf course is just 12 holes and therefore your time commitment is not too large; you can usually make it home for dinner. Finally, thanks to the immense generosity of Jim & Pat Holmes, owners of Derrydale, all proceeds come back to CLC! Where else can you have a terrific enjoyable afternoon on the links while contributing to the life-saving work of Campaign Life?  And all for just $85, including a steak or chicken lunch!  This golf tournament sells out every year!  Register by calling 416-204-9749 or toll-free at 1-800-730-5358.  Call ASAP to ensure your preferred tee-off time.


 Do you have a heart for young people with special needs? - Resonate Global Mission partner Tesoros de Dios needs you! Tesoros de Dios provides services to children and adolescents with special needs in Nicaragua, and they have opportunities to serve as an occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist, maintenance assistant, donor relations coordinator, chaplain, and more! Discover your opportunity to serve by visiting and searching for Tesoros de Dios.

Now Hiring! Executive Director (ED) for Convos Youth Zone. Convos is a community of caring adults connecting with youth to provide a positive safe nurturing environment to foster growth; investing in the lives of youth and presenting them with the Person, work, and teachings of Christ. We do that through providing after school programs such as drop-in, homework help, and specialized programs; as well as various other avenues such as food assistance, providing one-on-one's in school, and supporting the youth in any way we can. We aim to live out that, "EveryDay Matters. EveryPerson Counts.” Our Executive Director will have the responsibilities of board governance, financial performance and viability, organization mission and strategy, and organization operations. For further information, or to submit an application please contact Serena Li at or (289) 566-9365.              

Karin Terpstra