January 13, 2019


PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Marriage Counseling begins TODAY @ 7pm – Come join us as we walk through Tim Kellar’s book, The Meaning of Marriage.

Middle School and Youth begin again TODAY!
Middle School
will be going through the "An Encounter with God" prayer stations.
Youth will be starting a new 3 week lesson series on Sexual Exploitation, the first week we will "Define Sexual Exploitation".

Mountainview Book Club:  The Mountainview Book Club will be holding its next meeting on Sunday, January 20, at 7:00 pm in the church library.  We will be discussing The Emperor of Paris by C. S. Richardson.  Visitors, new members always welcome!

Performing Arts @ Mountainview presents An Evening of PRAISE with The Niagara Youth String Ensemble; Naomi Van Manen - Piano; Katrina deRoche - Violin and Andre Knevel - Organ. The concert will take place on Friday February 8th @ 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Save & Rebuild West Lincoln Memorial Hospital campaign. Concert will take place at Mountainview Church, 290 Main St. East in Grimsby. 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.

OVER 18 EDUCATION EVENT: Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 10 at 7 pm as Mountainview Church hosts its Annual Ecucation Event. The evening will included a screening of the movie ‘Over 18’ followed by an opportunity for a Q&A with an Advisory Panel.
“Over 18” is a documentary about modern pornography and it’s effects on children and youth who are getting addicted to it. The goal is to educate youth on the realities of pornography, help their parents understand the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, and propose solutions for preventing exposure and addiction in the first place.
Our hope in hosting this screening is to open up the conversation around pornography addiction in our churches and families. We also want to equip people with tools and resources to both protect their kids from harmful sexual content online as well as help those struggling with pornography addiction themselves. Learn more at: over18doc.com. This screening open to all. Doors OPEN @ 6:30 pm; SCREENING @ 7:00 pm.  

65+ers! Please note there will be no meeting this month. We will plan something for a future date. Stay tuned. In the meantime, if any interested members have some suggestions for future activities and plans, we welcome your suggestions!

Seeking an appartment in Smithville: My name is Zaida Vasconcelos, I have been connecting at Mountainview and I am reaching out because and I am looking for a family Friendly two-bedroom apartment with utilities included in Smithville area, preferably one that has a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Please, feel free to contact me at 647 573-0170 or vasconcelosz179@gmail.com.



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 those involved in the planning - that they will be encouraged in their ongoing work and that many will be blessed through the event.

I AM NOT MY OWN TOURRiverside CRC, Wellandport is hosting Jeremy Benjamin and the I Am Not My Own Tour Sunday, February 3rd.  LET'S USE OUR WORSHIP FOR MISSION!  Singer-songwriter Jeremy Benjamin is on tour, teaching, recording and worshipping with congregations across Canada!  Riverside CRC is going to be part of this story, and you’re invited to be a part of the story with us!  Jeremy will lead our 9:30 am morning worship service and record with our congregation his song "I Am Not My Own." We invite you to join us that same evening, February 3 at 7:00 pm for an evening of story and song with Jeremy. Plan to be there and invite your friends and neighbours!  Learn more and invite your friends through the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/274164893458210/
Admission is FREE, but Riverside has a goal to raise $5,000 for this cause!  Please come prepared to give generously as an offering will be taken with proceeds shared with World Renew(45%), Rose City Kids Welland (45%), and Jeremy's worship ministry (10%).  Questions? Visit https://iamnotmyown.org/, email: Monica Zantingh at riversidecrc.secretary@gmail.com, phone: 905-386-6282 (Wednesdays and Fridays).

St. Johns Presbyterian Seniors Stride Series – Transitioning into retirement --- We are very excited to announce a series of small group sessions intended specifically for our senior population. A THURSDAY morning designed to discuss senior issues hosted at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 10 Mountain Street in Grimsby beginning on THURSDAY, January 17th, 2019. Gerry McCall, from the Grimsby Life Centre will be leading this discussion group on eight consecutive Thursday mornings running from 10:30 AM – 12:00 noon. Senior’s Stride deals with various topics all centered on the dynamics of the aging process. Sessions will include factors in aging such as – family relationships, retirement, what you thought and what you got, health and well being, dignity, independence and enjoying your senior years. Cost? Donations are always welcome, but not necessary. If you would like to join the Senior Stride Series, registration is required by Monday, January 14, 2019. To sign up please leave a message with your name and phone number at either St. Johns Presbyterian Church 905.945.5352 or at the Grimsby Life Centre 905.309.0944.  We are looking forward to this opportunity!

Open House and Celebration of Learning: Grade 8 students, come to Smithville Christian High School’s annual celebration of students and their work on Thursday, January 17, 2019, featuring art, music, worship, student testimonies, praise team and more. Find out about project-based learning, our exciting approach to electives, and our MacBook-for-every-student program. Information session for prospective students (Grades 7 and 8) and their families at 7 p.m., open house from 7:30 to 8:30 and closing program at 8:30. Everyone is welcome, especially prospective students and their families. At Smithville Christian, you Belong, Believe, and Succeed.

EXPLORE ALPHA…Coming to Smithville on Sunday nights 5:30-7:30 pm... beginning Jan 20, 2019. What? A series of 12 interactive weekly sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith; each session includes dinner, a short video talk, and relaxed open discussion on life’s big questions. Who? Anyone curious; there’s no pressure, no follow up, no charge. Location: Smithville CRC. Visit www.alphacanada.org to learn more or to register call 905-957-2116.  Who can you invite?

NACE Information and Registration Evenings:  Are you or do you know someone Interested in learning more about Christian education? Check out our Information and Registration evenings on January 23 (John Knox in Stoney Creek) or January 24 (Covenant in Smithville) at 7:00 pmCome and find out what our schools have to offer, ask questions, meet parents and teachers, have a tour and find out why so many families choose Christian education. Free childcare provided. Check us out online at http://www.nace.ca/.

YOUNG ADULTS! - It’s not too late! There is still time to register for the Young Adult Winter Retreat! Join others aged 18-30ish from across the province on January 25-27, 2019, at Maranatha CRC in Woodstock. This year the theme is “Something more Profound: Standing in Awe of God” and we will look at the balance of intellect and emotion in our faith and how this can influence our feelings of awe. We look forward to what Rev. Darren Roorda has to teach us and, as always, we can’t wait to see what God has in store! Visit our Facebook page “Young Adult Winter Retreat” or email ya.retreat.team@gmail.com to register.

Emerging Public Intellectual - Jan. 23, 2019 -
Dr. Heath Carter, a historian who specializes in the church's role in addressing inequality in America, has been named Redeemer's 2018 Emerging Public Intellectual! On January 23rd, join Dr. Carter at Redeemer as he receives his award and offers the prestigious World And Our Calling lecture. Learn more: redeemer.ca/which-side-are-you-on/.
The Drowsy Chaperone - Jan 30 - Feb. 2, 2019 - Redeemer's mainstage musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be running from January 30th to February 2nd. With show-stopping songs and dance, this musical within a comedy tells the hilarious tale of a glamorous stage actress and her impending wedding to a tap-dancing groom. With ruffians posing as pastry chefs, will the Jazz Age wedding go off without a hitch?  redeemer.ca/drowsy-chaperone/.

Celebrate Beacon Christian School's 60th Anniversary with us! Join us at our Gala, Saturday, February 2nd at John Michael's Banquet Centre, Thorold, ON. Doors open at 5:30 pm. We are excited to celebrate 60 years of blessings featuring alumni musical talent, historical remembrances, and more! Why not connect with your childhood friends of Beacon (formerly Calvin Memorial) and book a table of 8? All are welcome! Reservations required: advancement@beaconchristian.org or call the school 905-037-7411. Tickets are by donation. All donations over $50/person will be issued a tax receipt.

60th Anniversary Alumni Choir. Like to sing? Are you an alumnus, past or present parent, or past or present staff member of Beacon Christian School (Calvin Memorial)? Our Alumni Choir will be presenting a few numbers directed by Bram Hoff at our 60th Anniversary Gala. We hope you'll join us! Email Darlene at advancement@beaconchristian.org for more information.

The Martindale Commons is OPEN! The Martindale Commons is for seniors who would like to live in a Christian environment, can live independently and would enjoy monthly rental accommodations with enhanced services including meals, housekeeping, flat linen laundry, activity programs, scheduled transportation, and an emergency response system. We are hosting open houses on Saturday January 29th from 1:00 pm to 4 pm and Saturday February 9th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am for those that would like to tour the building for available units. Contact accommodations@martindaleplace.com or 905-988-9414.  How can we meet your needs?

SAVE THE DATE - Walking Alongside: Youth and Mental Health - Join us Saturday, April 27, 8:15 am-3:30 pm, at Westdale Reformed Church in Hamilton for a training event on youth and mental health, open to youth and youth leaders, pastors, parents, teachers, disability advocates, service providers, coaches, and other community volunteers. Keynote speaker: Stephen Doucet Campbell, a registered psychotherapist at Shalem Mental Health Network, with experience serving youth with depression, anxiety, and addiction.

THIRD SPACE CAFÉ, a non-profit organization in partnership with the Bridge Missional Communities in Niagara Falls is looking for a bookkeeper for 2-4 hours bi-weekly. Be part of a team that is driven to spread God’s love and grace in Niagara Falls. Interested? Contact: cathybenjamins@gmail.com / 905-736-0160 or visit:  www.thirdspaceonqueen.ca for more information.






Karin Terpstra