December 2, 2018


World Renew's Gift Catalog UZIMA is here! If you haven't received a copy, check the welcome table or visit Uzima is a Swahili word that means “full of life.” By choosing an item from World Renew's Gift Catalog, you can offer UZIMA — abundant life — to someone who is hungry, poor, and oppressed. You create an opportunity for God to turn everyday events into miracles like enough food, fruitful work, good health, and community service. Mountainview’s Giving Tree campaign is here to encourage you to give. During the Advent season find the Christmas tree decorated with items from the Gift Catalog as you enter the sanctuary. Take one or more and bring it along with your donation to put in to offering on Christmas Day! Our goal is to raise $3,000 through the Giving Tree campaign. Let's help others experience UZIMA!

Cluster Groups meet for the final time beginning together in the Sanctuary on December 9th at 7pm. We hope many of you can join us to mark then end of this journey of connections and growing together!

COME JOIN US! For our Fall Congregational Meeting coming Tuesday, December 4th. Join us for a coffee and fellowship at 7 pm. The meeting starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Hope to see you all there!

The Cadets are once again selling Poinsettias. Order forms were placed in mail boxes last Sunday. If you would like to order a beautiful Poinsettia for the Christmas season, please place or hand in orders to Scott Bos or Gerry Bijsma by tomorrow, Monday, December 3rd. Orders can be picked up the following Monday, December 10th, between 7-8:30 pm. Thank you for your support,         The Mountainview Cadets

Join us Friday Dec 7th from 6 - 9 pm in the fellowship hall for a WINTER WONDERLAND: family event! Enjoy a Hot Chocolate Bar, Cookie decorating, or Face Painting. Meet Characters from the movie, Make Crafts, Play Games and more… A showing of Disney’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” starts at 7pm. More details on the website: Invite your friends, family and Neighbours to come join the fun!

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  Performing Arts @ Mountainview invites you the join us for our Annual Christmas Concert on Saturday December 8th at 7:30 pm Featuring the Hosanna Choir with Director: Herman den Hollander, Organist: Andre Knevel, Organist: Ryan VanderBerg, Pianist: Naomi Van Manen, and Soprano: Suzanne Schaafsma. The concert will take place here at Mountainview. Tickets are $15 per person or $35.00 per family (w/children 15 & under). Tickets will be available at the Dutch Shop in Grimsby or at the door on the evening of the concert. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Parents’ Time Out: Do you need time to kick-back and relax, go out for dinner or to a show, visit with friends, do some shopping or just run some errands without your kids? Here’s your chance! Parents can enjoy a “time out” while their kids have fun at Kids@Mountainview! Join us on Sat. Dec. 8th, 9am-3pm (Cost $25/child). We welcome children in grades JK – 6. Advance registration is required. Online registration is open! Visit:

Regular Youth nights are already over for the season. Which means it's time to celebrate Christmas! Middle School will be having their Christmas Party on December 9th at the church, from 5:00-7:00. Youth will be having their Christmas Party on December 16th, at Conversations Cafe, in the afternoon (time: tbd).

65+ ers !!!!! Come and join us for our Christmas liturgy, followed by a special lunch / dinner. Turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes will be supplied. Please come and bring some veggies, salad, or a dessert. This will take place on THURSDAY, December 13th. 10 am coffee will be ready and meeting starts at 10:30. Bring your singing voice and join us for some great fellowship and good food.



Worship Attendance at Shalom: Shalom is in a unique (and blessed) position where we have an overabundance of visitors at our Sunday worship services!  Overcrowding is an ongoing issue and your cooperation will ensure that Residents may attend worship in a safe and pleasant manner. Therefore, we are requesting families attending worship with their loved ones to limit themselves to 2 guests per week and to arrive early so that you can be easily seated with your loved one – if the group is larger, we request that they sit in an overflow area as opposed to the main Auditorium. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in making worship a special time for all Residents!

Shalom Manor – Help Wanted! Shalom Manor is looking for a committed and compassionate Registered Nurse who is able to work a permanent night line.  Please forward all enquires, resumes and cover letters to

Is your Heart Ready? - Advent starts today. Is your heart ready? Celebrating Christmas isn’t a day, it’s a season. Orient your Christmas season with Advent devotions from World Renew and the CRC Office of Social Justice every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting tomorrow, Dec. 3. This year’s devotional series titled Holy Impatience will explore doing justice in a world that belongs to God, a world where so many people are marginalized and oppressed, with a holy impatience both celebrating glimpses of the kingdom and eagerly yearning for what is to come. To sign up, go to

Who: Young adults ages 18-30ish;
a young adult retreat of course!
When: Fri., January 25 - Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (Facebook even coming soon);
Where: Maranatha CRC, Woodstock, ON
Why?: Because we love Jesus and want to grow in our relationship with him, as well as in relationship with others in the same life stage as us.
Check out our page “Young Adult Winter Retreat” (; like it and share it with your congregation. Questions? Comments? Email us at

Bus Drivers still needed!  NACE continues to seek bus drivers due to the ongoing shortage. We have a specific need East of Smithville (Fenwick/Welland area) and Caistor Centre (southwest of Smithville), as well an ongoing needs for spare and occasional drivers.  Please contact Kevin Huinink: 519-546-9159 or or encourage someone you know to do the same.

Christmas Concert - Dec. 7th, 2018 - Join us in celebrating this Advent season with singing. On December 7, the Redeemer concert choir will perform seasonal music from the lessons and carols service and Bach's moving Cantata 140. For details, visit:

Awake to Praise Choir - Extra Concert:  As a choir, we have decided to add an extra concert this season due to the tickets selling out so quickly. We are excited to offer those who missed out another opportunity to attend on Wednesday, December 12 at 8:00 at the Vineland F.R.C church. Tickets for this concert will be available for purchase on Monday, December 3. It will be under the same Eventbrite page "Awake to Praise Concerts" ( and there will be a new concert date option. We also hope to collect non-perishable food items for the "Village of Hope" in Jordan for this concert and/or a money donation. If you have any questions, please send us an email -

The Ambassadors Christmas Advent concert with guest soloist Soprano Isabella Giuliano takes place at 7:30 pm on Friday December 14 at Kingdom Worship Center Hamilton (former location of Mount Hamilton) and will present an inspiring, heart-warming concert “With a Heart of Faith”. Come join us as we prepare our heart and mind to celebrate the birth of the King of Kings! Tickets available from your favorite Ambassador or at the door.


Youth Unlimited is looking for their next SERVE Director. This is a full-time position based in Grand Rapids, MI, that will work closely with our host teams in the US and Canada. We are seeking someone who is passionate about Youth Ministry and wants to help guide the future of our SERVE program! For more information visit: or email Rick Zomer at

Interested in joining the team at World Renew? Present opportunity: Country Consultant in Cambodia. Visit for more information.

The Bible League of Canada is looking for a full-time Director of Finance, a Digital Engagement Coordinator and a Director of International Ministry. For further information about Bible League Canada and the positions available please visit our website at











Karin Terpstra