June 2, 2019 NEWS


Today, after chruch, is our Annual Church Picnic and Volunteer Appreciation. Join us as we celebrate the generosity of so many of our members who give of their time and talents to serve. From ushers and greeters to Gems and Cadets; from Kids@Mountainview to Kids camp; from the Landscaping Group to Prayer Ministry; from Mission Circle to bulletin folders, literally hundreds of hours of time each month are given to supporting our mission to grow in relationship with one another and go sharing Christ’s love in words and actions. Come enjoy a time of fellowship and lunch followed by a delicious ice cream sundae. If the weather is nice, bring a lawn chair. Hope to see you there!

Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents a Spring Concert with the Hamilton Children’s Choir with Artistic Director: Zimfira Poloz. Hamilton Children’s Choir makes a difference in the lives of children and youth by providing young people with exceptional choral music instruction and performance opportunities that foster creativity, personal development and social growth. Join with us as we celebrate the gifts God has given to these children. The concert will take place on Saturday June 8th @ 7:30 pm at Mountainview. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers, a part of the West Niagara Hospice Program. 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.

Join us Tuesday June 11th at 7:30 pm for our Spring Congregational Meeting. Enjoy some coffee and fellowship at 7 pm. Come hear some exciting ministry updates; some amazing mission opportunities that our Young Adults are investing in; and review the 2018 financials and 2019 Revised budget. Agenda packages were emailed out this past week. Paper copies and Absentee ballots are available at the Welcome Centre.



Family Faith Formation Tip - Summer vacation is almost here, and this is a great time to develop some new family faith habits! How about a daily “Quiet Time with God” in the afternoon or whenever your patience runs thin? Download music from Rain for Roots (rainforroots.bandcamp.com), pile up some great Bible storybooks for your kids, and grab your Bible. End your time with a prayer for the rest of your day. (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 breakout speakers in sessions about innovations, technology, and creativity in ministry. Pray for them as they prepare and plan their sessions, that God will guide their decisions and topics. Pray also for those who will attend, that they will learn and be inspired and refreshed by the shared ideas.

Classis Niagara workshop on “Renegotiating Faith: The Delay in Young Adult Identity Formation and What it Means for the Church in Canada”. The Leadership Development Team of Classis Niagara invites all churches to send leaders, youth and young adult ministry volunteers, parents and young adults to an interactive session led by Lesli VanMilligen of Faith Formation Ministries. “Renegotiating Faith” is a recent study done by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada that gives us a deeper understanding of youth culture, especially the formative & transitionary years of young adulthood, what those realities mean for young people, and how the church can empathize and recalibrate their discipleship with/to young adults. Join us THURSDAY, JUNE 6 from 7:30-9pm at JUBILEE FELLOWSHIP. Questions? Email Anna Bailey at youth@jubileecrc.org



Driving inspiration, together in God's world. At NACE schools, we aim to inspire students to love, learn, and lead together in God's world.  We need bus drivers who will partner with us to serve the families who seek a Christian Education for their children and can only do so with reliable and safe transportation to and from school.  For next year we know we have East Hamilton to Smithville, Fenwick to Smithville, and Grimsby to Stoney Creek routes open. If you are reliable, confident, love kids, and want to further our mission, please visit (or encourage someone you know!) www.drive4nace.ca for more details.

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 about us at www.nace.ca.


Indwell is launching construction of Phase II, Parkdale Landing in East Hamilton (205 Melvin Ave, at the corner of Parkdale) with an event on Tuesday, June 4 at 3:30 pm. This project will become affordable supportive homes for 50 more people, and we hope you can join us for this celebration!


LIBERTAS MALE CHOIR – HANDS ACROSS THE OCEAN 2019 TOUR - In concert together with the Groot Mannenkoor Nederland for a combined choir of 120 voices! Directed by Martin Mans and accompanied by Mark Brandwijk. Wednesday, June 5: Redeemer University College; Thursday, June 6: Port Hope United Church; Friday, June 7: St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston; Saturday, June 8: The Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto *All concerts begin at 8:00 pm* Reserve your tickets today! (Also available at the door) www.libertasvoices.com 905.522.0001 info@libertasvoices.com..


Evening about Euthanasia: St. Joseph’s Church is holding an event on Thursday, June 13 at 7 pm at the church.  We will be showing the movie Fatal Flaws which talks about Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide laws leading society down a dangerous path, followed by a powerful talk from the producer of the film.  We are inviting all the churches in Grimsby to join us that evening. There is no charge for this event however, a Free Will Offering after the presentation would be welcomed.



Come for a visit! - June 14 & 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.


You are invited to our annual Niagara Gleaners Strawberry Social on 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. Please check our website for updates on food production at the Gleaners. On May 27 we were thankful for the privilege shipping over 250,000 servings of vegetables and fruit to Haiti where nutritious food is so desperately needed.  www.niagaragleaners.org

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 hosted by the Bridge Missional Communities. Mark your calendars!! Saturday, July 6th at 6 pm is the Annual BBQ Fundraiser for the Bridge Missional Church in Niagara Falls. New Menu and a New Venue!! This year’s menu includes for the first time – Ribs! Plus much more!! Kick back and relax to Blues Music while sipping on local Craft Beer (with many other options available). We are looking for Silent Auction Item Donations. Proceeds from Silent Auction and donations received will help fund the ministries of the Bridge Community, including the important work at the Hub located on Queen St in Niagara Falls. Cost: $45 per person or $325 for a table of 8. Where: Fireman’s Park, Niagara Falls. Contact Cathy Benjamins e-mail: admin@thebridgenf.ca ; 905-736-0160 for tickets or information.


 Please see NACE and Redeemer job opportunities above. Please visit CRCNA and World Renew sites for numerous employment opportunities: www.crcna.org/jobs; www.worldrenew.net/careers

Karin Terpstra