June 30, 2019 NEWS


HELP! The Landscaping Group is in need of some extra help to trim the massive hedge that runs along the east side of the property. We would like to put a team together to do this on Saturday, July 6th. If you are willing and able to help contact Art Koornneef @ 905-309-7934. If you have a gas or battery trimmer you could loan the group, let him know as well. We have not had any response yet. If we don’t have volunteers by Thursday, July 4th, we will hire a landscaper. Thanks for considering.


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


Mountainview’s Prayer Ministry will be meeting 2 times per month this summer rather than weekly given member schedules. Meeting dates are July 10th & 31st and August 14th & 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.


Come, connect at Kid’s Camp this summer!! We are looking for "Camp Companions" to hang-out and connect with kids during free play this summer. Come once, come twice, come all 28 days! It’s up to you! Come build relationships with our community kids and give the Leaders a lunch break. Check out our sign-up sheet on the Mountainview website for more information and to find available dates.



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.




Family Faith Formation Tip - Technology is here to stay, but everybody needs a break from it now and then. Once a week (or even once a day) take a “family tech sabbath” for an hour or more. Use that time to connect about how the day or week is going, take a walk, have a meal or snack, or read together. Build connections that will last a lifetime. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

JOIN US AT INSPIRE 2019 - For three days in August, we’re bringing people to Windsor, Ontario, for a time of learning, worship, fellowship, and encouragement. Keynote speakers include Ann Voskamp, Ed Stetzer, Mary Hulst, and Soong-Chan Rah. Workshops on a wide variety of topics will equip and inspire you and connect you with others serving in similar ways. Register today at www.crcna.org/inspire.

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 ideas, inspiration, and hope in those planning Inspire, preparing workshops and talks, setting up ministry displays and times of worship and prayer. Pray especially that all who come to Inspire 2019 will find inspiration for the continuing journey, ideas for ministry and worship, and hope in Christ.


Niagara Christian Gleaners is a not-for-profit that take surplus produce out of the marketplace and makes nutritional food to meet need worldwide. Our growing ministry is in need of additional volunteers who would love to be part of something special. Visit or call: www.niagaragleaners.org / 905-359-5028 to learn more.


Rose City Kids Update - RCK is more than just a program, it's a life changing experience, from the moment our children step on the buses Saturday afternoon until we return them back home safe and sound at the end of the day! Its an experience where our kids feel safe, cared for and loved unconditionally!  At RCK not only do we play games, enjoy worship together but we also have an amazing opportunity to share the message of Jesus love! At RCK children come to understand Gods grace, feel Gods unconditional love and get a good glimpse of Gods purpose for their lives.
Currently RCK has 130 volunteers that help in many different areas. From being on the front lines, and riding the buses too preparing the meals and doing janitorial. Each area is just as equally important to us as we strive daily to be a light in the dark to these hurting children. RCK is still in need of more volunteers! If you are considering it, please come by and check It out!
RCK continues to offer tours to families, life groups and individuals. If you want to learn more about it please give us a call and we can chat. Sonya@rosecitykids.com or 905 788 9800


Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser:  Howdy partners! There’s a hoedown happenin’ on Saturday, July 6th in Niagara Falls at the Fireman’s Park. Enjoy Blues, brews and ribs. We’re lookin’ fer donations for silent auction to fund ministries of the Bridge Community.
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 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 is on July 12th.  Register and learn more at redeemer.ca/visit.


Unplanned July 12 - The film Unplanned tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director who quit the abortion industry after seeing an ultrasound guided abortion on a 13 week preborn child.  Please show your support by attending the showing at the Pen Centre Landmark Cinemas starting July 12.  Check Landmarkcinemas.com for showtimes. Strong attendance on the first weekend will help ensure that Unplanned's showing will continue for more than one week, extending its outreach and powerful impact in our community. See the unplanned trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mReCdg607xY.


40 Years of Refugee Sponsorship - through World Renew with Christian Reformed churches and community groups. Come celebrate God's faithfulness, refugees' resilience and committee members' courage and compassion. Save the date for Saturday October 19, 7:00-8:30 pm at Hamilton District Christian High School. More information will follow in September, or you may contact Bette-Ann Bruulsema: betteann@rogers.com or Rick DeGraaf: rickdg6@gmail.com


The Ambassadors Christian Male Choir in its 50th year with approximately 20 seasoned singers is seeking a dynamic new Director of Music for weekly Wednesday rehearsals in Hamilton Ontario to perform ~ 8 x per year in concert. Interested, qualified candidates are invited to respond to 519-755-4865 or ambassadorchristianmalechoir@gmail.com. If you have a recommendation, we invite you to also contact us.



Shalom Manor & Gardens Volunteer Hairsetters Needed! Are you interested in volunteering? Shalom Manor & Gardens is looking for two reliable volunteers to help curl residents hair every Friday morning, as well as other volunteers to be available for those who are away during the week. Training will be provided. If interested, or for more information, please contact Jessica at (905) 945-9631 ext. 1115. We look forward to hearing from you! 


Summer job opportunity.  NACE has two summer student jobs available for the months of July and August, ideal for highly motivated and independent people.  The jobs would include summer lawn cutting, painting, and maintenance jobs at both Covenant and John Knox Christian Schools.  If you are able to work independently and enjoy making and keeping things beautiful, you are invited to apply to Kevin Huinink at khuinink@nace.ca 


Mix it up in the DR - Resonate Global Mission is gathering a team from North America to work side-by-side with believers of the Christian Reformed Church in the Dominican Republic! Join together to mix cement and build a small community church so believers have a safe and secure place where they can worship God. Learn more about this opportunity by visiting www.resonateglobalmission.org/mixit..


EDUDEO MINISTRIES - We're hiring! Want to join a team that’s passionate about changing the world through Christ-centred education? EduDeo Ministries is hiring an Operations Assistant to help with behind-the-scenes details that will propel our organizational excellence forward. See job posting at edudeo.com/jobs. Applications due July 10.




Karin Terpstra